A MASSIVE THANK YOU!

DPS would like to thank all our customers for their ongoing support that has made DPS one of the leading providers of Photography Course in Ireland – but in particular the recent support we received during the March/April 2020 Lockdown for our Online & Virtual Photography Classes – http://www.photographycourseireland.ie – we are now moving back into the classroom for September 2020 & full details can be found here 

We are also running a number of outdoor photography classroom and sessions here

Photographyholidays.ie – DPS & TD Active Join Forces Again

Dublin Photography School are delighted to announce their newest addition to the the DPS family www.photographyholidays.ie

Since teaming up with Travel Department in 2013 before switching to their sister brand  TD Active in 2016 , we have seen demand for our Guided Photography Tuition Holidays grow to the to point where we need a dedicated site to showcase them. step onto the stage Photographyholidays.ie.

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Our new site allows our customers to see the full extent of the tuition for photographers of all levels on our photo trips to destinations such as Montenegro, Italy, India, Morocco, Iceland, Transylvania and so much more. we have also added a testimonial section so that you see exactly how other DPS students found the trip as well as a Equipment explained section which outlines the different equipment  types and considerations when buying it.  We have also added some image showcases that will present to you exactly the images we hope to achieve on every photography holiday with DPS & TD Active.

Our Photography Holidays are aimed at levels from Complete Beginners to Intermediate and Seasoned Photographers. We try to include a wide range of photography genres in each trip to help you get the most out of them – so that you come back with more than just great memories but also great images.

Some of the genres we would frequently cover on most of our holidays would be:

  • Landscape photography
  • Street Photography
  • Reportage Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Travel Photography

Some of the Subjects we would frequently cover on most of our Photography holidays would be:

  • Improving Compositions
  • Mastering Shutters Speeds, Apertures & ISO
  • Semi Automatic Modes
  • When, Where and How to use Filters
  • Long Exposures
  • Focusing Techniques

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We also offer a discounted Travel Photography Workshop to all our TD Active Holiday Clients –  to avail of the discount see the course details  here

 

A BIG SUCCESS – DPS Thursday Talk ‘Getting More From Your Tavel Photography ’

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THIS FANTASTIC EVENING OF  TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY.

The December 6th Thursday Talk at DPS HQ was a full house with over 70 people in attendance. This talk was co-hosted by DPS’s own Stewart Kenny and Steven Maybury with fascinating insights into their unique approach to travel photography, the night was a fantastic success and we would like to thank all who attended. See you back at the school again very soon.

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FREE THURSDAY TALK
GET MORE FROM YOUR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

We are delighted to bring you an evening of Travel Photography, ‘Using Travel Photography As A Means of Exploration’, presented by DPS tutors & travel photography guides, Stewart Kenny & Steven Maybury. While on location, Stewart & Steven combine two passions, photography & travel, which helps them to have unforgettable experiences & produce stunning imagery. During this instructive talk, they will explain their approach to travel photography & how they use the camera as a tool of communication, exploration & engagement. You will come away with new travel photography concepts to think about.

Time: 7pm
Date: December 6th 2018
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

A full range of all upcoming 2019 photography holidays will be showcased on the evening

Stewart & Steven are both experienced travel photographers & have lead numerous TDactive Holidays & Travel Department photography tours. Their recent adventures include India, Morocco, Romania, Montenegro & Iceland.  Both are extensively travelled & have been exhibited both nationally & internationally

R.S.V.P by emailing info@dublinphotographyschool.ie to secure your place
Please book early as places are limited & will fill up fast

A BIG SUCCESS – DPS Thursday Talk ‘Using Photography As A Means Of Communication’

A BIG THANK YOU TO DAMIEN DEMOLDER AND PANANSONIC IRELAND FOR A FANTASTIC EVENING OF PHOTOGRAPHY.

The November 29th Thursday Talk at DPS HQ was a full house with over 50 people in attendance. Because of  Damien’s usual good humour and fascinating insights into his photography, the night was a fantastic success and we would like to thank all who attended. See you back at the school again very soon.

FREE THURSDAY TALK WITH DPS – IN ASSOCIATION WITH PANASONIC IRELAND

We are delighted to bring you an evening of Street Photography ‘Using photography as a means of Communication’, presented by the returning Damien Demolder, who gave an absolute fabulous talk in DPS during the summer.

In this heavily Illustrated talk, Damien will explain his approach to street photography and how he uses light and exposure to grab the attention of the viewer. The talk is instructive as well as fun, and you will come away with new concepts to think about and a new way of looking at street photography.

 

Time: 7 pm
Date: November 29th 2018
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Damien is a photographer, journalist and photographic equipment expert, speaker, judge and educator. He has worked in the photographic publishing industry since 1997, including 15 years at the world’s only weekly photo magazine, Amateur Photographer, where he was editor.He writes for regularly for DP Review, & British Journal of Photography magazine as well as occasionally for other UK & international photographic magazines and websites. Take a browse through his work at www.damiendemolder.com

R.S.V.P by emailing info@dublinphotographyschool.ie to secure your place. Please book early as places are limited & will fill up fast.

DPS Thursday Talk ‘Light & Life on the Streets’, Damien Demolder Returning To DPS

FREE THURSDAY TALK WITH DPS – IN ASSOCIATION WITH PANASONIC IRELAND

We are delighted to bring you an evening of Street Photography ‘Using photography as a means of Communication’, presented by the returning Damien Demolder, who gave an absolute fabulous talk in DPS during the summer.

In this heavily Illustrated talk, Damien will explain his approach to street photography and how he uses light and exposure to grab the attention of the viewer. The talk is instructive as well as fun, and you will come away with new concepts to think about and a new way of looking at street photography.

 

Time: 7 pm
Date: November 29th 2018
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Damien is a photographer, journalist and photographic equipment expert, speaker, judge and educator. He has worked in the photographic publishing industry since 1997, including 15 years at the world’s only weekly photo magazine, Amateur Photographer, where he was editor.He writes for regularly for DP Review, & British Journal of Photography magazine as well as occasionally for other UK & international photographic magazines and websites. Take a browse through his work at www.damiendemolder.com

R.S.V.P by emailing info@dublinphotographyschool.ie to secure your place. Please book early as places are limited & will fill up fast.

Pro Foto Ireland – Come See Dublin Photography School

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Dublin Photography School are delighted to be taking part in Pro Foto Ireland this autumn. PRO FOTO IRELAND is Ireland’s first and longest running Photography & Imaging Trade Show. It has had many changes over the years, including in more recent years, new and international Trade Exhibitors who have been invited to participate.

As part of this fantastic event, DPS will be running a ,seminar short’ on using DSLR for video, presented by DPS tutor Tadhg Conway. There will be four other seminar shorts throughout the day.

 

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What Happens during our Seminar Short:  Get a clear snapshot of what our 1 day DSLR Video course is all about and what tips and direction you can pick up. If you’d like to start shooting Video a little more seriously on your DSLR then our DSLR Video course is something you should consider. This one-day course is designed to show you the basics in shooting video on your DSLR with a view to editing, taking in colour, lighting, sound, framing, moving your camera and everything you need to know to start you thinking like a camera operator. An understanding of exposure (Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed) and White Balance is required to sit the course.
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Also exhibiting at Pro Foto this year

Fotospeed
Nphoto
Sim Imaging
Epson
One Photographic
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Canon
Olympus
Lacie
Fujifilm
OBF insurance
Griffit College
to name but a few…..

 

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DPS Thursday Talk In Association With Panasonic Ireland – A Fantastic Success

Damien Demolder’s ‘Light and Life on the Streets’ DPS Thursday Talk – A Fantastic Success

DPS were delighted to bring you an evening of Street Photography ‘Light and Life on the Streets’, presented by Damien Demolder.damien demolder

The talk was standing room only, full of photographers of all levels from to beginner to semi pro and beyond. The talk was brought in association with Panasonic Ireland. who were present on the night with a stunning array of there latest equipment offerings  – from compact point and shoots all the way up to full frame Mirrorless.

In his heavily Illustrated talk, Damien explained his approach to street photography and how he uses light and exposure to grab the attention of the viewer. The talk was instructive as well as fun, and everyone came away with new concepts to think about and a new way of looking at street photography.

panasonic camera photography courses irelandDamien is a photographer, journalist and photographic equipment expert, speaker, judge and educator. He has worked in the photographic publishing industry since 1997, including 15 years at the world’s only weekly photo magazine, Amateur Photographer, where he was editor.He writes for regularly for DP Review, & British Journal of Photography magazine as well as occasionally for other UK & international photographic magazines and websites. Take a browse through his work at www.damiendemolder.com

We recorded Damien’s fantastic talk and will be releasing it as a podcast soon, so keep an eye on our Snapshot Podcast Page.

We would like to thank Damien and Panasonic Ireland for such and informative and fun night, We would also love to thank all the guys who took the time to attend, from our own students and members, to the guys from various camera clubs around Dublin and everyone in between.

 

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DPS Thursday Talk ‘Light & Life on the Streets’, by Damien Demolder

damien demolderFREE THURSDAY TALK WITH DPS – IN ASSOCIATION WITH PANASONIC IRELAND

We are delighted to bring you an evening of Street Photography ‘Light and Life on the Streets’, presented by Damien Demolder.

In this heavily Illustrated talk, Damien will explain his approach to street photography and how he uses light and exposure to grab the attention of the viewer. The talk is instructive as well as fun, and you will come away with new concepts to think about and a new way of looking at street photography.

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Time: 7.30pm
Date: July 5th 2018
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Damien is a photographer, journalist and photographic equipment expert, speaker, judge and educator. He has worked in the photographic publishing industry since 1997, including 15 years at the world’s only weekly photo magazine, Amateur Photographer, where he was editor.He writes for regularly for DP Review, & British Journal of Photography magazine as well as occasionally for other UK & international photographic magazines and websites. Take a browse through his work at www.damiendemolder.com

R.S.V.P by emailing info@dublinphotographyschool.ie to secure your place. Please book early as places are limited & will fill up fast.

Guest Blog by Fat Lama: 5 Mistakes For Beginner Photographers To Watch Out For

It’s easy to be by possibility when you’re starting out in photography. And, we’ll level with you, there is a lot that can go wrong. But fear not: by reading this, we hope you’ll know how to avoid the five most common mistakes that beginner photographers make when starting out.

1. Shooting in JPEG

Let’s be clear: whilst some photographers will tell you otherwise, it is ok to shoot in JPEG. The files sizes are smaller, cameras usually allow for a faster burst mode in JPEG, the whole process is quicker, and sometimes all you need is to take a few quick snapshots and be done. However, there are a few of reasons why it might not be the best bet.

Basically, when your camera is shooting in JPEG, between you taking the image and seeing it on the screen, the camera does the processing and voila: your photo is ‘finished’. Shooting in RAW, on the other hand, gives you many more tools for a much wider range of creativity and often this is key in developing your own signature style. So, for greater freedom beyond your shoot, give RAW a shot.

2. Blown Highlights

One of the most common issues facing a new photographer is the blowing or ‘clipping’ of highlights. This means that your highlights are overexposed to the extent that the camera sensor can’t record any information from that part of the image. If your highlights are blown, literally no amount of post-processing can bring them back. The data simply isn’t there. Ouch.

So, what can you do if you’re shooting on a sunny day or in another high contrast situation? Here’s where we ‘expose for the highlights.’ What this means is, when you take a photograph, make sure the exposure is adjusted for the highlights in the image. Naturally, this will result in a darker image. But don’t worry: if you’ve shot in RAW, you’ll be able to bring back the detail from the shadows in post-production.

3. Over-Reliance On Post-Production

The RAW mindset can lead to a problematic ‘I’ll fix it later’ mentality. You may well wonder what the point in nailing your exposure is, when you can easily adjust exposure by up to five stops either way at your computer screen. And why bother getting the white balance correct in-camera when you can just fix it later on?

With Photoshop at your disposal, you may increasingly hear yourself saying, “I’ll fix it later”. Be warned. If you start taking shortcuts in one area of photography, other areas are likely to suffer too. Remember: processing is intended to enhance your work, not rescue poor photos.

4. Overshooting

Whilst you should absolutely try to shoot day, less can be more! Back in photography’s analogue era, you were fixed to either 12, 24 or 36 exposures per roll of film – and it didn’t come cheap! This meant that thought was required before you pressed the shutter.

Whilst digital photography opens up the possibility of vast quantities, it also increases the risk of overshooting. Be careful not to merely ‘spray and pray’ – the quality will suffer. One recommended exercise is to go out for the day and limit yourself to no more than 12 photos. You might just find that you end up putting much more thought into what you are capturing and develop better shooting habits as a result.

5. Conspicuous Editing

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Contrast, shadows, exposure, highlights, vibrance, saturation, vignettes – the list is pretty endless. However, this can often make it easy to lose track of where an image started out! Moderation is key and subtlety is the name of the game. Quick tip: keep a copy of the original image side-by-side with your working edit, so that you can constantly see how far you have come.

We hope these five easy tips will put you on the path to greatness.

Bradley Allen is a freelance photographer and writer for Fat Lama.

Snapshot Podcast – ‘Camera Maintenance & Repair With Eoghan Murray From F/1.0 Camera Repair’ Online Now

 ‘Camera Maintenance & Repair With Eoghan Murray From F/1.0 Camera Repair’ Online Now

The Dublin Photography School are delighted to announce that our latest episode of our Podcast – Snapshot is available now. In this episode, Stewart Kenny and Sinead Murphy talk to Eoghan Murray From F/1.0 Camera Repair

 you can our latest here as well as all our previous episodes. 

We here at Dublin Photography School were delighted to have Eoghan in, who gave us some fantastic insights into camera repair and procedures from sensor cleaning and basic camera maintenance. Why not visit his website here for all your camera repair needs.