DPS Are Delighted To Have Teamed Up With The Guys In F1.0 Camera Repair

camera repairs dublinDPS are delighted to have teamed up with our friends at F/1.0 Camera Repair, to offer a fantastic discount* on DSLR/Bridge or Mirrorless camera and lens repairs to all Dublin Photography School members and students.

F/1.0 Camera Repair have a reputation for excellence and diligence, with an emphasis on outstanding customer care. The DPS staff have highly recommended them for a number of years now and are delighted to be able to offer this attractive incentive. Why not pop over and have a quick read of some of their Facebook reviews here.

To avail of the discount simply contact F/1.0 Camera Repair here and mention the course code which was issued to you by the DPS tutor on the day of your photography course or workshop (this is the same as your E-notes download code). There is a up to 10% discount* on camera repairs and sensor cleaning.

Please Note: When you contact F/1.0 Camera Repair, you must state the course code to avail of the special DPS discount. This code cannot be given at a later date. All discounts and dealings are at the sole discretion of the guys at F/1.0 Camera Repair.

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Please Note: Dublin Photography School have NO INVOLVEMENT with Camera repairs, we are simply offering an affiliate discount. All correspondence, quotes, repair advice and remittance are handled solely by F/1.0 Camera Repair.

 

DPS Snapshot Podcast – Moving The Conversation To A Bigger Audience

photography podcasts irelandThe crew at Dublin Photography School are delighted to announce their most recent project. It is brought to life in the form of DPS Snapshot Podcast. Snapshot started off as a downloadable PDF magazine, however with a change in user behaviour being geared to a more audio and video engagement, we have given Snapshot a new life as Ireland’s first dedicated Photography Podcast. With each podcast we will bring you the latest shaking and happenings around the photography world, with everything from quirky stories to new technologies and innovations. We take a ‘photographer on the ground’ look at things and mix it with some light hearted banter to keep you up to speed with all things ‘pixels and printing’.

Our first episode of DPS Snapshot can be found here.

Should you have an idea or topic you would like to see covered, or  feel you would like to appear as a guest speaker, then contact us here

NEW DATE ADDED! DPS & TDactive Holidays Trip To Transylvania OCT 2017

photography trips to TransylvaniaWe here at DPS are delighted and wowed to announce that we have added a new October 2017 date to our  Romania Photography trip, our new date will see DPS in Transylvania from October 11th-15th 2017. This fantastic four night photographic holiday adventure has limited numbers with hand picked destinations by the team at Dublin Photography School  and all logistics, bookings, accommodations, traveling and transfers handled by our partners at TDactive holidays.

So, if you are looking for an unforgettable photographic adventure, with on location tuition from two DPS trainers, stunning vistas and all the reportage and landscape photography you can shake a stick at, then why not join us, with full details here.

If Romania and Transylvania is not far flung and exotic enough, then why not take a look at our fantastic nine night holiday to amazing India which will be lead by DPS trainers Stewart Kenny & Steven Maybury in February 2018. Full details can be found here.

 

Congratulations to Stewart Kenny & Kim Lynch On Their Recent Exhibition

The crew here at DPS are delighted to offer their congratulations to Stewart Kenny and Kim Lynch on their recent exhibition in Steam Box in Dublin. There was an amazing turn out on the night with a fantastic atmosphere. The work displayed was well received by everyone who saw it and a great night was had by all in attended. Stewart was invited to exhibit in collaboration with Kim Lynch as part of the Saint Kevin’s Photography Graduate Show. Stewart, being part of the Kevin’s Alumni for some ten years now, was honoured and delighted to take part. We at DPS would like to extend our congratulations to all of the staff and students at Saint Kevins College for a successful show, and we wish them well for all future events.

(See Stewart’s Original Blog Here)

stewart kenny Our relationship with Saint Kevin’s College has been a fruitful one as we have provided many photographers with their introduction to the world of professional photography training. Before preparing them to apply to Kevin’s college they can start with us on the path for full accreditation as graduate photographers.

Saint Kevins College have recognized and accredited several of DUBLIN PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL courses with APL and RPL accreditation when applying for there Full Time FETAC/QQI Level 5 and 6 courses; namely our

  • 7 Week DSLR photography Course
  • 5 Week DSLR Follow On Course
  • 5 Week Studio Course
  • Flash Workshop
  • 1 Day Photoshop Course
  • Wedding Portfolio Workshop
  • Monochrome Workshop
  • Street Workshop
  • 1 Day Studio Course

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FULLY BOOKED! DPS & TDactive Holidays Photography Trip To Transylvania Sept 2017

photography trips to TransylvaniaWe here at DPS are delighted and wowed to announce that our  Romania Photography trip is now fully booked due to phenomenal demand since it’s launch in early February 2017. This fantastic four night photographic holiday adventure had limited numbers with hand picked destinations by the team at Dublin Photography School  and all logistics, bookings, accommodations, travelling and transfers handled by our partners at TDactive holidays.

So, if you are looking for an unforgettable photographic adventure, with on location tuition from two DPS trainers, stunning vistas and all the reportage and landscape photography you can shake a stick at, then why not join us, with full details here.

For those of you who are unable to join us this time, fear not, we will be announcing a new Romanian photography holiday 2018 date very soon.

If Romania and Transylvania is not far flung and exotic enough, then why not take a look at our fantastic nine night holiday to amazing India which will be lead by DPS trainers Stewart Kenny & Steven Maybury in February 2018. Full details can be found here.

 

DPS & TDactive Holidays Italy Adventure – Part 2

 

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Day 3: Wild Flowers, Vineyards & Reportage Photography In Florence

On our final day the crew hit the ground running. We are up early to a fantastic day with clear blue skies and glorious sunshine. We depart our hotel and are soon on the A11 bound for Florence. On the way we stop in a  beautiful national park known as ,‘Area Naturale  Proterra Del Monteferrato’ . This protected area is a mix of organic orchards and groves set on a stunning mountain-side littered with spring wildflowers, olive trees, waterfalls and of course stunning views of the surrounding countryside. After a brief talk on how to shoot flowers and some tips on composition and how to use circular polarizing filters, the guys break up into small groups and explore the grounds of this wonderful spot. After an hour we are back on the bus and stop of at a local cafe for a quick pick-me-up coffee before we are  Florence bound once more.

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Arriving in Florence, we are escorted by our guide, via a short walk into the ‘Piazza Del Duomo’. Here we are greeted by the towering ‘Cattedrale Di Santa Maria Del Fiore’, or as most people call it ‘The Duomo’.  We have a quick chat about what are the best settings for reportage and documentary style images and we all break up and start exploring.

As we enter the three biggest markets in Florence, the ‘Saint Lorenzo’s Market’, ‘Saint Ambrogio’s Market’ and the ‘Central Market’,  there is a stunning array of local produce, artisans and tradespeople plying their wares and presenting some fantastic and unique photo opportunities. After about two hours in the markets making sure that everybody has gotten the most out of the experience, we then have the rest of the afternoon at leisure, allowing everyone to soak in the sunshine and breathe in everything beautiful Florence has to offer, before we gather at our meeting point and we head towards the ‘Terzo Giardino’, to our waiting coach.

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Aboard our coach we head of to our next destination, the ‘Piazzale Michelangelo‘, which offers us stunning panoramic views of Florence. After a short tutorial the guys take about 20 minutes photographing all that these views have to offer.

Back on the bus we chase the sunset to our next location, a local vineyard outside Lucca.
Here we give a quick run over tripods, filters and composition and photograph the evening sunset, leaving only as the the last of the light has gone for the day.

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We arrive back in Lucca tired and even a little sunburnt after the day. We soon all assemble again for dinner and head to a local restaurant. Chatting and banter is in full swing about the highlights and delights of the last few days. After food and some lovely local vino we head for bed with the comfort of knowing we have a late check-out the next morning and a leisurely drive through the Tuscan country-side back to Bologna airport.
 

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DPS & TDactive Holidays Italy Adventure – Part 1

In March 2017, Dublin Photography School and TDactive Holidays took a fabulous four day photography adventure to Italy. The trip balanced fast paced street action, famous landmarks, detailed landscapes and stunning vistas, with good food, mostly sunny weather and the odd carafe of vino!

Sunrise in Dublin airport was punctuated with blurry eyed photographers busily shuffling toward their flight gates, with boarding passes in hand and lugging behind them their various camera bags and luggage.  A quick 2 hour  20 minutes flight later we gather in the baggage claim area of Bologna Airport, head through to clear passport control and are greeted by our local TDactive Holidays guide Paola.

Looking around our group of intrepid photographers, they come from all walks of life, different ages, different levels. some are couples, some traveling with friends and some traveling solo. All brought together with their common love of photography and travel.

We load up our coach for our fantastic scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside. There is a air of excitement as we drive our way through the terraced hills, deep valleys and dusty roads. We continue on to the city of Lucca, which will be our base for the next few days. Lucca is perfectly positioned as our starting  point for the trip. The city itself is a photographers playground, with it’s renaissance architecture, churches and winding cobbled streets. After an afternoon at leisure to allow the guys sometime to explore the town and get their feet on the ground, we set off to dinner in a local restaurant as arranged by our partners TDactive Holidays. Over dinner the guys get to know each other and after a few glasses of vino and some very well priced beers we retire for the evening.

Landscape photography holidaysitalyDay 2:  Landscape & Street Photography In Cinque Terre.

The second day of our Italian adventure finds us hitting the ground running. We take our coach to the train station in La Spezia, as there is only one way into the string of five villages that make up the UNESCO site of Cinque Terre (Five Lands) The five villages are, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, each with it’s own unique charm and character. After a 30 minute photography lesson in the open air classroom of the local plaza outside the train station (whilst waiting for our train), we bring everybody up to speed on the different settings and techniques for capturing street images. We climb aboard and head for our first stop, Monterosso al Mare.

I could describe in minute detail the fantastic and quaint character of the villages that feel like they have almost stepped out of time, but as we say here at DPS, I will just let the images do the talking.

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There is only one way into the string of five villages that make up the UNESCO site of Cinque Terre (Five Lands) The five villages are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, each with its own unique charm and character.

After a brief lunch in Monterosso al Mare, we re board our train and head for what I consider to be the jewel in the Crown. Arriving in Vernazza, we quickly make our way up a set of steep steps and pass through the narrow cobbled streets as they zig zag up the hill to the cliff-face overlooking the village. Before long we are over- looking  the jewel in the crown of Cinque Terre. We start with a quick talk on settings, ND, ND Grad and Circ Pol  filters and tripods and we move along the line giving advice on composition and fine fine tuning. Everyone is now  set up and then its “lights, camera, ACTION!”

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We spend 40 minutes shooting this stunning vista before we head down into the town to explore the craggy shore line with breaking waves and hidden caves that open into secluded inlets. Then we head back to the train station to journey  to Lucca. After a quick freshen up we head out to our night shoot around the town.

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Part 2:  Wild Flowers, Vinyards & Reportage Photography In Florence.

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Introducing Our New Head Of Training Stephen Maybury

stephen maybury DPS photography trainerDublin Photography School is delighted to announce that Stephen Maybury has been recently named as our new ‘Head Of Training‘ here at DPS. Stephen has been working with us now for over 7 years and in that time he has become a pillar in our organisation.  Stephen took over his new roll in late January 2017 and has been busy preparing and designing new photography courses/workshops/location shoots to bring online in the next few months.

On a personal note Stephen is simply one of the finest teaching and education professionals we have ever had the privilege to work with and we are sure you will all join us in wishing Stephen every success in his new role, in which he can only grow and excel.

Dublin Photography School Blog

photography courses dublin blogDublin Photography School is delighted to start a new photography blog centered around all things photography in Ireland. From the latest upcoming photography courses, workshops and location shoots, to highlights from our recent foreign photographic holiday adventures, and everything in between.  Over the next few weeks we have some exciting subjects ready to go, which will include details about our new up and coming podcast Snapshot, highlights from our November 2016 photography trip to Morocco with TDactive. Watch this space!

Also making the rounds in the upcoming weeks will be the details of our exciting new photograpic adventures, as well as all the latest tech news.

If you would like to see a particular topic or subject covered by our blog, or if you would like to be a guest writer for the DPS bog, then please Contact Us Here with your idea and we will do our best to make it happen.