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

Announcing The New DPS Outdoor Classroom

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Our new “Outdoor Classroom” is a fantastic opportunity to combine our tried and tested classroom approach to teaching photography in an outdoor environment – chockablock with lots of practical exercises and techniques.

In these unprecedented times that we are experiencing – we are putting safety first with each class conducted with health and safety of our students and trainers at the heart of what we do.

Each class will allow for maximum social distancing, minimum contact and masks and hand sanitizer will be provided to each student on location.


Our first on location outdoor classroom is to be announced is our “Introduction To Landscape Photography”

Which will take place in Co Wicklow in July.


Other Outdoor Classrooms Coming Soon:

  • Quick Starter Photography Course
  • Street Photography Starter Course
  • Long Exposure and Filters
  • And Many More To Be Announced

Should you be unable to attend our outdoor sessions due to underlying health concerns or Cocooning – them check out our full range on online virtual photography classes  – Full Details Can Be Found At Photographycourseireland.ie

Announcing New Online Photography Sessions In Ireland

online photography courses irelandDublin photography School are delighted to announce our new ‘Online Campus’. We will now be offering selected photography courses via the online campus, as well as photography courses excursively designed for the online photography classroom session format. You can now take a photography course via our virtual classroom sessions from the comfort of your own home and no matter where you are in the world. At our new online campus at www.photographycourseireland.ie we have taken our vast experience and knowledge with delivering premium photography courses and workshops, and are now bringing that experience to you online. Our trainers provide a virtual classroom session, complete with interaction with fellow students and real time questions and come complete with online access to downloadable E-Notes.

New Online Photography Sessions Available:

  • Online Composition photography session
  • Online Black & White photography session
  • Online Street photography session
  • Online Shutter Speed photography session
  • Online Aperture photography session
  • Online lenses explained session
  • Online Histograms made simple session
  • Online Macro photography session
  • Online Macro edition session
  • Online introduction to Landscape photography session
  • Online Moving Your Camera session
  • Online Posing & Direction People session
  • Online Photo Rules Made To Be Broken photography session
  • Online Travel photography session
  • And Many More To Be Announced

Full Details Can Be Found At Photographycourseireland.ie











DPS Beginners Photography Courses -September 2019


September is a busy time for schools and Dublin Photography School is no exception, being Dublin’s premier photography course provider we run a series of additional beginners photography courses from our Dublin 2 premises to help facilitate demand.

We have courses for all levels but find that September goes hand in hand with starting night and evening courses and taking on the challenge of learning a new skill – our unique blend of friendly class room learning and hands on practical shots help all our students getting out and mastering their cameras and improving their photographic skill in no time.

We run several different types of photography courses for beginners and those looking to improve their photography skills:


Beginners Photography Courses Starting In September 2019:

Improvers Photography Courses Starting In September 2019:

Photography Workshops Starting In September 2019:

Should you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to contact us here





DPS Thursday Talk ‘Prepping Images For Printing’, presented by Steve Crozier | 360 DPI Printing


We are delighted to bring you an evening of ‘Prepping Images For Printing’, presented by Steve Crozier

Steve Crozier runs and owns 360 DPI, one of Irelands top printing and framing studios. Steve has been involved with image presentation for over 20 years. He has printed and framed some of Irelands most prestigious exhibitions. He has produced very small intimate exhibitions, to large scale pieces on show in some of Irelands best museums, along with work on display in some of Irelands top hotels and company buildings.

Time: 7pm
Date: May 16th 2019
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Steve works with some of Irelands best selling photographers producing work for sale to both collectors and some of Irelands biggest companies. As a founding member of Offshoot Photographic society, Steve is actively involved in the camera club photography scene.

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


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


Dublin Photography School 2018 Year In Review

We say hello to 2019 and goodbye to 2018 – it went by in a flash (get it?).  What a year it has been for the team at DPS. It has been over 8 years since Dublin Photography school opened it’s doors and 2018 was another incredible year for us and we reached some massive milestones and went from strength to strength. We will have a new post soon of what to expect from us in 2019, however before we dive in 2019, let us look back at some of the highlights for 2018.


We welcome to DPS HQ many new faces and some familiar ones as we start classes for the New Year. Our Beginners and Introduction Photography Courses, are the big ticket items – however, we also see massive demand for many of our varied workshops, masterclasses and location shoots. We were delighted to  announce four photography holiday destinations and roll out three new innovative photography courses.

February :

This month see’s DPS tutors Stewart Kenny and Steven Maybury head to Kerala in India for a 10 night travel photography adventure. The trip is a huge success with some absolute stunning images being produced on location. Stewart Kenny  gives a ‘Thursday Talk’ on film photography and using lofi Cameras, you can see all of the details here.

March :

DPS roll out the new Masterclass series of photography tuition and there is a great response from our students. These photography classes have specific focus on one area of photography, e.g. Composition and Lighting. DPS also lead a photography group to Hook Head in Wexford with some stunning backdrops it is a fun filled day of photography which closed with some steel wool after dark beside the infamous and much photographed Hook Head.  You can see full highlights of that trip in our blog here.


As the month begins we add additional photography classes to keep up with demand. We head off on another adventure and bring our first group of photographers to Montenegro on a four night holiday in conjunction with TDactive Holidays This is an absolute stunning part of the world and again DPS is leading the way with innovative and new destinations for photography holidays from Ireland. The trip is well received and has a full house. DPS and TDactive Holidays  announce a new Montenegro photography holiday date for 2019. You can see the highlights of our 2018 Montenegro Trip here.


As summer approaches we see a strong demand for specific courses and workshops and we see a surge of popularity on our Wedding Photography Workshop in Russbrough House  Thisworkshop is designed to teach the basics of wedding photography from meeting and greeting your bride and groom, to posing, group shots, the importance of details and how to utilize a second shooter – to presentation techniques for your final work.


With the sweltering heatwave in full swing and the promise of a magnificent summer to come – DPS announce a series of talks with Damien Demolder in association with Panasonic Ireland.


DPS take part in Pro Foto Ireland. giving a talk on using DSLR for videos with Tadgh Conway. Tadgh teaches our introduction to DSLR video course. All details can be seen here.


Our beautiful summer weather continued and it gave the team at DPS a chance to get out on photographing and scrout out many new locations for shoots in 2019. As with ever summer we started our planning for Christmas and began the hunt for new travel photography destinations with the guys from TDactive Holidays. Many of these are to be announced soon.


DPS are delighted to find out that a number of their members have secured places on Photography Diploma courses and QQI courses in Saint Kevins College, Clougher Road, Crumlin. We receive APL and  RPL accreditation for a number of our courses and workshops. We return again to Transylvania with 12 photographers in conjunction with TDactive Holidays. DPS trainer Andrea Hunt leaves her role in the classroom behind and makes her debut trip as a location trainer. The trip is a roaring success and new dates for 2019 are soon announced due to it’s popularity. See the 2019 details here.


Trainers Stewart Kenny and Steven Maybury  return on another four day travel photography holiday to Morocco with 12 photographers in conjunction with TDactive. We are lucky as always to be photographing in the foothills of the Atlas mountains to the desolate agafay desert and and bustling souks of Merakech. The trip receives fantastic reviews including one from Fionn Davenport on RTE with Sean O’Rourke. new dates were instantly added for 2019. See  here. for details


DPS host a second ‘Thursday Talk’ With Damien Demolder and the talk is a huge success with over 50 people in attendance. See full details here. As each month passes we see more of more people coming through our doors who have recently taken up photography as a hobby. As a result we were delighted to announce a new 4 Week Quick Stater Photography Course.

December :

DPS trainers Stewart Kenny & Steven Maybury give a the final ‘Thursday Talk’ of 2018 on travel photographer and using your camera as an exploration tool. Again it was a full house and was very well received. The full details can be seen here. We had many great offers on a number of our courses and workshops as Christmas quickly came upon us.

Congratulations To Henry Quinn Winner Of Our #dpschristmas Membership Competition

Drum roll please – we are delighted to announce the winner of our #dpschristmas membership competition is Henry Quinn for his fabulous entry below….. Henry beat of some very stiff competition and the DPS judges were wowed by the level of talent shown in the entries…. Thanks to all who entered and shared guys.

A Dublin Photography School membership is perfect for all levels and includes introduction level photography courses and workshops right up to intermediate, follow on and master classes. For more details about a DPS one year membership see here


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WINNING IMAGE: #dpschristmas competition  Image by ©Henry Quinn

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DPS Thursday Talk ‘The Wonders of the Night Sky’, presented by Ian Carruthers.

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We are delighted to bring you an evening of Astro Photography,
‘The Wonders of the Night Sky’, presented by Ian Carruthers.

Ian has a BSc in Mathematical science and has had a strong passion for photography since 2012. His main areas of interest being landscape, severe weather and astrophotography. He has been to America to study/chase severe storms including tornadoes, to the Isle of Skye to experience its stunning landscape, Iceland for the aurora borealis and to Tenerife to witness  the night sky in a prime dark location.

Time: 7pm
Date: January 10th 2019
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Ian has had work featured in various forms of media including books, exhibitions and more recently got to tick off a long-time goal of his in which he won featured image of the month in BBC’s Sky At Night Magazine. He strives to get people interested in the outdoors and more especially, the night sky. Check out some of Ian’s photography on Instagram, @irishskies or over on his Facebook page, Ian Carruthers Photography

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 ‘Getting More From Your Tavel 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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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