Hi and welcome to the DPC Newsletter for February 2017.
We've had and amazing start to 2017 with most courses selling out up until April. I do have a couple of spaces for the Night Photography Course on Sunday 19th February and 2 spaces for the Portrait Course on Sunday 9th April 2017. The Bird & Landscape Course and the Macro Courses both sold out with 48 hours so I'll be running another Bird & Landscape in September and another Macro on Sunday 2nd July 2017
The February Project is -
The Colour Red
As February is generally a rather dull and dark month I would like you to take this opportunity to brighten things up by taking a picture of something red. A few ideas are red roses, doors, flowers, berries, buses, traffic lights, peppers or buttons and bows.
It might be worth changing your white balance from AWB to match the lighting conditions for this one. This will help prevent the red turning towards purple.
Remember to upload your pix to the DPC Facebook Group.
Digital Photography Course Gift Vouchers
Congratulations to everyone who received a Digital Photography Course Gift Voucher and we look forward to seeing you shortly. Our first available Beginners Course is on Saturday 8th April 2017 followed by the next on Saturday 22nd April 2017.
Flickr 52 Week Project for 2017
After the success of last years project we are running the group again this year. All you need to do is to take one picture every week throughout 2017 and post in the group.
1, Only DPC students are allowed to join so you need to have attended or booked a course.
2, Please include exif data to ensure photos are taken during the correct week
3, Post 1 photo per week - running from Monday to Sunday
4, You don't have to post every week as long as the photo is taken in the correct week
5, Maximum of 5 photo's per month catch-up allowed.
6, If you miss a week, please don't give up, but continue ASAP
7, Upload a link from the Facebook Group to your Flickr post
You can join the group here - www.flickr.com/groups/dpc-2017
If you would like to see last years images for inspiration see here https://www.flickr.com/groups/dpc-2016
Intermediate Course on Sunday 12th March, Sunday 23rd April and Sunday 18th June 2017
Anyone attending the Intermediate Course in the future will require a a Polariser and a ND8 filter for the course. These can be purchased from Amazon at about £11 each or they are included in our exclusive DPC Filter Kit.
Universal Filter Kits now available
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.
You can order your 52 to 62mm or 77 to 82mm kits here - http://www.digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/Universal-Filter-Kit.html
The Night Photography Course will be on Sunday 19th February. This very popular course will show you how to take pictures at night without using your flash. The course starts at 2pm and ends about 9pm. It includes a light supper. Your own tripod would be helpful but we do have a couple of spares.
The course includes: portraits by candle light, buildings at night, car light trails, writing with light, painting with light, the northern lights and lightning plus some trick photography.
Weather permitting, we should also be able to photograph the moon and maybe even some stars.
During this photography course you will learn how to:
- Shoot portraits outside without flash
- Shoot portraits outside with fill in flash
- Using reflectors with portraits
- Shoot portraits indoors without flash
- Shoot portraits indoors with flash
- Shoot portraits indoors with off camera flash
- Shoot portraits indoors using bounce flash
- Shoot portraits indoors by window light
- Set up a low cost Home Photography Studio
- Shoot a low key portrait with a black background
- Shoot a high key portrait with a white background
- Shoot a studio flash portrait with a white background
- Shoot a studio flash portrait with a black background
We hope you have enjoyed this newsletter.
Glen & Jacqui
Samsung 37 inch TV for Sale £100
For those of you who have spent many (happy) hours staring at this Samsung 37 inch TV on your courses you can now have a momento of your visit as I'm selling it for £100.
A 32 inch Samsung at Curry's is £280 and a 40 inch is £349 so that seems like a fair price. It's in perfect working condition and the buyer collects.
Aeroplane impressions are not required.