Hi Everyone and welcome to the DPC newsletter for December 2016.
Can you believe it December already and Christmas is just a few weeks away. This year has flown by and Jacqui and I would like to thank everyone all for your support in 2016. All the courses have now sold out for 2016 and we're now taking bookings for 2017.
If you are one of those people who struggles to think of Christmas gift ideas then we do have Digital Photography Course Gift Vouchers, from £25, which are valid for the whole of 2017. I also have a few 62mm filter kits left.
Well done to everyone who completed the 2016 Flickr 52 Week project and here is the link for 2017
I know a lot of people will be looking at a new tripod for Christmas so these are the best deals I can find at the moment. I'll keep an eye open for any better deals and post them on the FB Group.Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Aluminium Tripod with SBH-100 Ball Head - £149
Lightroom Course on Sunday 8th January 2017.
If anyone is thinking of upgrading to Lightroom and Photoshop we have a combined course on Sunday 8th January 2017. You can get a trial or buy here through my affiliate link. It doesn't cost you any more but I get a small commission.
Is it worth upgrading to Lightroom CC?
So you have reached the end of your 7 Day Lightroom Trial and the question is “ is it worth upgrading to LRCC?” Short answer - Yes!
LR3 to LR4 was a major upgrade, and well worth the update, but since then the extra features have been less important. The main improvements with LR6 are the abilities to do HDR and panoramas from within Lightroom plus face recognition has also been added. If you think you will use these features then it’s definitely worth moving up to Lightroom 6.
Adobe are claiming that LR6 runs quicker on some machines by using the graphic processor but I didn’t really notice any real difference. I haven’t done a scientific test but overall it feels like LR6 runs slower than previous versions.
If you do decide to upgrade then these are your options.
I know a lot of people are uncomfortable about renting software, me included, but if you tend to upgrade Lightroom every year then it will probably be as well to rent LR and effectively get Photoshop CC for £40 per year or even free if you not upgrading.
Personally, because I always need the latest versions of Photoshop and Lightroom for training purposes I’ll be taking out an annual subscription, even though it pains me to do so.
Universal Filter Kits now available and they make a great Christmas present.
These kits were made especially for us so they are not available on eBay or Amazon. They have been put together to cover a wide range of photography skills and they will be required for the Intermediate Course and the new Filters for Landscape Photography Course. If you were to buy these filters individually they would cost over £80 but they are now available from just £35 for the 52-62mm set or £48 for the 77-82mm set.
These kits make a great Christmas pressie and you can order your 52 to 62mm or 77 to 82mm kits here - http://www.digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/Universal-Filter-Kit.html
New Course for 2017 - Composition and Seeing the Picture
I am planning a new course called something like “Composition and Seeing the Picture”. I need to work out the fine details but this is a response to all the students who have told me they understand the techniques but have trouble spotting the image in the first place. Watch this space.
We hope you have enjoyed this newsletter.
Glen & Jacqui