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DPS Thursday Talk presented by Stewart Kenny – ‘An Introduction To Film Photography’

FREE THURSDAY TALK WITH DUBLIN PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL

Dublin Photography School are delighted to invite you to an evening presented by Stewart Kenny – ‘An Introduction To Film Photography’

film photography courses dublin Have you ever wanted to try your hand at film photography but didn’t know where to start? Does it all seem a little too bewildering ? Let us introduce you to film photography. Throughout the evening, Stewart will introduce you to the different types of film, process and cameras, as well as fun and the creative practices of Lofi- photography and Lomography.

Time: 7.30pm
Date: February 8th 2018
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

 

Stewart has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has a huge passion for photography and loves nothing more than to teach others how to achieve the perfect image. He is the head of training at Dublin Photography School and gives talks and seminars about various genres of photography around Ireland. You can visit his website at www.stewartkennyphotography.com

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

Mirrorless Camera Courses Dublin – With Dublin Photography School

Mirrorless camera photography courses ireland With recent upsurge in popularity of Mirrorless cameras with brands like Olympus, Fuji, Sony, Canon & Nikon all producing various Mirror-less Cameras models that are taking the photography world by storm. Dublin Photography School are delighted to announce that we have been on trend the last 18 months and that our staff and trainers have been fully trained and up to date on the latest mirror less cameras. while Mirrorless cameras work in principal nearly identically to DSLR cameras and are interchangeable, there are several areas such as camera lag, focus times, print size, aspect ratio, battery life, EVF etc, that require a slight modification of technique to get the most out of your camera. The entire crew here in DPS have been working and traveling with Mirror less cameras from all brands and companies for the last year making sure we are on point with the latest technologies and everything that this exciting innovation have to offer.

Our 7 Week Beginners Photography Course, 5 Week Follow On Photography Course and 1 Day Beginners Photography Course have all been modified to cater for Mirrorless users and cover all camera brands. While still being geared toward photography principals that will allow our students to use any given camera from, camera phones and compacts to DSLR and Mirrorless technology.

If your interested in learning more about Mirrorless cameras, why not check out Dublin Photography School Snapshot; Which has it the first half of the Podcast dedicated to mirrorless cameras.

 

*Special Offer* Book 2 Masterclasses & Receive a €20 Discount

camera club courses dublinSpend a full day quenching your photography thirst and combine both the composition & lighting masterclasses, & receive a €20 discount

This offer will run throughout the festive season and would make an ideal gift for the photographer in your life.

The offer will allow you to take advantage of our two masterclasses that will take place back to back in early 2018 (February 24th). The first masterclass will be held from 9.45am to 1.45 pm, and will cover the art of photographic composition in depth. This composition masterclass is perfect for photographers off all levels,

See full Composition Masterclass details here

The second masterclass of the day will take place from 2.15pm to 5.30pm and it will cover different types of lighting and how to meter and expose for them. This lighting masterclass is suitable for all photography levels.

See full Lighting Masterclass details here

These photographic classes (at present) are one off events and may not be repeated – don’t miss out and book today.

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Special Offer Book 2 Masterclasses & Receive a €20 Discount

Price €140 (price includes 23% VAT)

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Documentary photography courses dublin

Snapshot Podcast Part 2 Of Martin Creggs Thursday Talk – ‘An Introduction To Documentary Photography’ Online Now

 ‘An Introduction To Documentary Photography’ Part Two Online Now

Dublin Photography School recorded Martin Cregg’s ‘Thursday Talk’ and  PART TWO is available as a free podcast, ‘HERE’. Available also is  a free download of the presentation given on the  night by Martin so you can follow along.

In case your looking for Part one, you can find it here

We here at Dublin Photography School were delighted to host Martin’s talk – ‘An Introduction to Documentary Photography’. Evident throughout the entire evening was his honest passion for photography, his knowledge and his expert delivery. There was a fantastic turn out on the night with over 45 people in attendance, with all levels and genres of photographers represented.

The team at DPS would like to thank Martin for the work, time and effort that he put into the talk and we look forward to bringing you more ‘Thursday Talks’ in the Future #dublinphotographyschool

 

DPS Bites: Night Photography

5 Tips For Better Night Photographs

night photography courses dublinNight photography is a massive genre & can cover a huge range of subjects from astro photography & light painting, to landscapes taken under moonlight, traffic light trails & everything in between. Each one of these specific styles has it’s own rules & techniques that are popular among there practitioners, however this article is aimed at the beginner venturing out at night to photograph things like cityscapes with light & traffic trails. So, if you have just managed to get you head around ISO, F-stops & Shutter Speeds, then you will be well on your way to nailing down traffic trails & night cityscapes.

Use A Tripod:night photography dublin

Like any good landacape shoot, night photography starts with a tripod. When using a tripod you are able to keep your camera steady & can use much longer shutter speeds without camera shake. The longer your shutter is open, the more chance you will have of creating traffic trails & turning any movement into ghosting.  Tripods range in price & quality &  finding the right one for you may requirs some decent research. Two tripods that Dublin Photography School recommend are, the  Hahnel Triad Lite 60 Tripod & Manfrotto Compact Action Tripod . You can order them here (cheeky plug). When looking for a tripod it should satisfy a very simple requirement ….it has to be stable enough to keep your camera steady, after that, material, style, height, head & brand are a matter of personal preference.

Use A Low ISO:

Something that surprises many newbie photographers is using a low ISO….they have learned that a high ISO is used in dark & low light conditions & yes that is generally true (if you are shooting hand held at night), however since you went to all the hassle of dragging your tripod into town, you might as well achieve the best reuslts by using a low ISO. Your image will have less noise & less grain, & by creating longer shutter speeds you will add more creativity to your shot.

White Balance:

awb night photography

Most cameras by default are set to AWB (automatic white balance) & while this does a good job for about 99% of scenes, it will struggle to get colours correct at night, as the scene will be lit by multiple light sources, for example headlights, neon lights, traffic lights & street lights. This can easily confuse any camera system. The solution is simple however, you can change the white balance in your camera to match the scene. Try setting your camera to ‘Incandescent or Tungsten’ to eliminate that strong orange colour in your night images. Make sure to set it back to AWB when you are finished night shooting.

Try Using Manual Focus:

Many cameras will struggle to achieve focus in low light situations & how much it will struggle will depend on a couple of things. Firstly, how well lit up the scene is & the second is the camera model itself. To get around this & to make sure you have full control of your image, try turning on your camera’s manual focus & adjust the focus to the most prominent subject of interest in your scene. If you are not sure, simply focus one third of your scene as this will put a large amount of your scene into clear focus. Again remember to turn back on your ‘auto focus’ when finished, as it may result in all your images being out of focus when photographing later if you don’t.

Turn Off VR, IS, OS or SS:

night photography tripod

Image stabilization systems are designed for producing sharper handheld shots by utilizing tiny motors that cancel handshake & barrel vibration. This works fantastically & should always be left on when shooting handheld, however when used with a tripod, these motors  can actually cause the image to be slightly softened & look unsharp. So, remember switch it off while you have it on a tripod & then turn it back on once you have finished shooting.

Bonus Tip:

travel photography courses dublin

Why not  join the 7 week Beginners Course  at Dublin photography School. It includes two on location night shoots.

 

Documentary photography courses dublin

Thursday Talk by Martin Cregg – ‘An Introduction To Documentary Photography’

In Case You Missed It!

Dublin Photography School recorded Martin Cregg’s ‘Thursday Talk’ and  it is now available as a free podcast, ‘HERE’. Available also is  a free download of the presentation given on the  night by Matin so you can follow along.

We here at Dublin Photography School were delighted to host Martin’s talk – ‘An Introduction to Documentary Photography’. Evident throughout the entire evening was his honest passion for photography, his knowledge and his expert delivery. There was a fantastic turn out on the night with over 45 people in attendance, with all levels and genres of photographers represented.

The team at DPS would like to thank Martin for the work, time and effort that he put into the talk and we look forward to bringing you more ‘Thursday Talks’ in the Future #dublinphotographyschool

 

Martin Cregg Martin Cregg is a documentary photographer and lecturer living in Dublin. He has exhibited in Ireland and also internationally. Martin specializes in contemporary documentary photography practice and will give a lecture around an ‘introduction to documentary ideas and different practices of documentary photography’.

Time: 7.30pm
Date: September 28th 2017
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Martin has exhibited in Ireland and Internationally – recently at ‘Heillandi’ Switzerland (2016), ‘Gazebook’ Sicily (2016), ‘Illuminations’ NUIM (2014), PhotoIreland (2013) Les Rencontres d’Arles (July 2012), the Natural History Museum in Leeuwarden (July 2012) and in Shanghai as part of the ‘Postcards from The Celtic Tiger’  Group show. In 2011 his ‘Photo Course’ project was shortlisted for the FOAM Talent Call. Cregg’s work has been published in a variety of magazines and books including ‘Ireland and Photography’ and Magazines such as Source and Irish Arts Review,

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

Martin Cregg

DPS Thursday Talk presented by Martin Cregg – ‘An Introduction To Documentary Photography’

FREE THURSDAY TALK WITH DUBLIN PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL

We are delighted to bring you an evening presented by Martin Cregg – ‘An Introduction To Documentary Photography’
Martin Cregg Martin Cregg is a documentary photographer and lecturer living in Dublin. He has exhibited in Ireland and also internationally. Martin specializes in contemporary documentary photography practice and will give a lecture around an ‘introduction to documentary ideas and different practices of documentary photography’.

Time: 7.30pm
Date: September 28th 2017
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Martin has exhibited in Ireland and Internationally – recently at ‘Heillandi’ Switzerland (2016), ‘Gazebook’ Sicily (2016), ‘Illuminations’ NUIM (2014), PhotoIreland (2013) Les Rencontres d’Arles (July 2012), the Natural History Museum in Leeuwarden (July 2012) and in Shanghai as part of the ‘Postcards from The Celtic Tiger’  Group show. In 2011 his ‘Photo Course’ project was shortlisted for the FOAM Talent Call. Cregg’s work has been published in a variety of magazines and books including ‘Ireland and Photography’ and Magazines such as Source and Irish Arts Review,

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

DPS Bites: 5 Tips For Better Night Photography

5 Tips For Better Night Photography

night photography courses dublinNight photography is a massive genre & can cover a huge range of subjects from astro photography & light painting, to landscapes taken under moonlight, traffic light trails & everything in between. Each one of these specific styles has it’s own rules & techniques that are popular among there practitioners, however this article is aimed at the beginner venturing out at night to photograph things like cityscapes with light & traffic trails. So, if you have just managed to get you head around ISO, F-stop & Shutter Speeds then you will be well on your way to nailing down traffic trails & night cityscapes.

Use A Tripod:night photography dublin

Like any good landacape shoot, night photography starts with a tripod. When using a tripod you are able to keep your camera steady & can use much longer shutter speeds without camera shake. The longer your shutter is open, the more chance you will have of creating traffic trails & turning any movement into ghosting.  Tripods range in price & quality, &  learning about them requires some decent research. Two tripods that Dublin Photography School recommend are, the  Hahnel Triad Lite 60 Tripod & Manfrotto Compact Action Tripod . You can order them here (cheeky plug). When looking for a tripod it should satisfy a very simple requirement ….it has to BE stable enough to keep your camera steady, after that, material, style, height, head & brand are a matter of personal preference.

Use A Low ISO:

Something that surprises many newbie photographers is using a low ISO….they have learned that ISO is used in dark & low light conditions & yes that’s generally true (if yoy are shooting hand held at night), however since you went to all of the hassle of dragging your tripod into town you might as well achieve the best reuslts by using a low ISO. Your image will have less noise & less grain & by creating longer shutter speeds you will add more creativity to your shot.

White Balance:

awb night photography

Most cameras by default are set to AWB (automatic white balance) & while this does a good job for about 99% of scenes, it will struggle to get colours correct at night as the the scene will be lit by multiple light sources, headlights, neon lights, traffic lights & street lights. This can easily confuse any camera system. The solution is simple however, you can change the white balance in your camera to match the scene. Try setting your camera to ‘Incandescent or Tungsten’ to eliminate that strong orange colour in your shots. Make sure to set it back to AWB when your done.

Try Using Manual Focus:

A lot of cameras will struggle to achieve focus in low light situations & how much it will struggle will depend on a couple of things, first off, how well lit up the scene is & the second is the camera model itself. To get around this & to make sure you have full control of your image, try turning on your camera’s manual focus & adjust the focus to the most prominent subject of interest in your scene. If you are not sure, simply focus one third of your scene as this will put a large amount of your scene into clear focus. Again remember to turn back on your ‘auto focus’, as it will result in all your images being out of focus when shooting later if you don’t.

Turn Off VR, IS, OS or SS:

night photography tripod

Image stabilization systems are designed for producing sharper handheld shots by utilizing tiny motors that cancel handshake & barrel vibration. This works fantastically & should always be left on when shooting handheld, however when used with a tripod, these motors  can actually cause the image to be slightly softened & look unsharp. So, remember switch it off while you have it on a tripod & then turn it back on once you have finished shooting.

Bonus Tip:

travel photography courses dublin

Why not  join the 7 week Beginners Course  at Dublin photography School. It includes two on location night shoots.

 

What’s happening at DPS this August 2017

photography courses starting in august in dublin

Are you looking to start a beginners photography course this August or maybe improve your photography skills with one of our many weekend courses or workshops? Here is a list of courses  & workshops starting this August in Dublin Photography School.  Simply click on any of the links below to find out more info & to make your booking.

 

7 Week Beginners DSLR Photography Course

Starting Tuesday August 1st 2017

Click here for more details

 

Wedding Photography Workshop

Saturday August 12th 2017

Click here for more details

 

1 Day Beginners DSLR Photography Course

Saturday August 19th 2017

Click here for more details

 

1 Day Adobe Photoshop Workshop

Saturday August 19th 2017

Click here for more details

 

Street Photography Workshop

Saturday August 26th 2017

Click here for more details

 

Travel Photography Workshop

Saturday August 26th 2017

Click here for more details

 

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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.