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December 2019  Newsletter

Hi Folks and welcome to the DPC Newsletter for January 2020.

Happy New Year everyone and thank you for your continued support during 2019 and I look forward to helping you on your photography journey in 2020.

This Month.

  1. January to March Courses
  2. Join the 2020 Flickr 52 Week Project
  3. What courses would you like for 2020 FB Poll.
  4. January 2020 Project - Sunrise
  5. Evening 121 and 221 Night Photography Courses

First 2020 Beginners Course

Winter 221 Courses

Which courses would you like for 2020 Poll.

We have a Lightroom course on 19th January, a night course on 16th February and an Intermediate on 8th March. To help me get an idea which order to plan the other courses could you please vote below.

I will be adding a poll to the Facebook Page so people can vote for the courses they want next year -

The January project is Sunrise

With the days starting to get longer again the sun will start to rise earlier during January so this is your chance to start the new year with a start of the day sunrise. The golden hour during this month is about 7.45am to 9am.

Just like photographing a sunset the trick is to use cloudy white balance to keep that warm glow. Try under-exposing slightly, by using the exposure compensation button, to add to the richness of the colours. If you also use f22 then you may get a starburst.

Don't forget to post it to the Facebook Group.

Festive Lights

Extra Night Photography Course 221 at £175 or Private Tuition at £250.

The last group Night Photography Course sold out and the next one will be in February 2020. I do have a few people wanting a night course this year so I have a couple of options. This course is available as a midweek 221 in January at just £175 per person rather than the normal £199 for 221. This is because the training time is slightly less but we still cover all the same topics quicker as there are only two students. The course is also available as a 221. Contact me if interested.

Milky Way Photography Course 2020

I now have several people who want to attend the Milky Way Photography Course during January and February. It needs to be on a night with very little moon light but also clear skies so flexibilty is useful for the best weather.

This is a midweek 221 at £175 each or a 121 at £250 and would suit someone who has attended the Lightroom and standard Night Courses as I will not have time to cover the basics again. it’s likely to run from about 5-10pm with a light snack and hot drinks.

Depending on the weather we’ll either do the editing techniques first then the stars or switch that around. Obviously I can’t guarantee clear skies so I will provide Milky Way files you can use with your images if needed. Even if it's cloudy we will go out and run through the techniques.

This would be an advanced course showing you how to shoot the Milky Way then edit the images in Lightroom and Photoshop. I’ll also include some exposure and focus stacking techniques, to reduce noise, plus some light painting to add light to foreground objects.

Let me know if you fancy this.

Milky Way

Please Contact us for Lightroom or Photoshop Courses

You will require a laptop with Lightroom CC installed but we do carry a couple of spare laptops. This course also includes the option to icorporate a small amount of Photoshop work. This usually involves creating a logo to add to your exported images for that professional look.

Learning Outcomes and Topics Covered

  • Understanding the Lightroom Interface
  • How to Import images into Lightroom
  • Navigating the Library Module
  • Choosing and Rating your images
  • Basic corrections in the Library Module
  • Making adjustments in the Develop Module
  • Retouching using the Spot Removal Brush
  • Straightening, Cropping and Image Ratios
  • Adding Copyright Information
  • Exporting to a Folder with Various Presets
  • Overview of the Map, Photo Book, Slideshow & Print Modules

The day starts with the Lightroom interface and how to import images, choosing & rating images, editing, cropping and exporting. You are encouraged to bring some of your own images on a USB stick or SD Card but sample images will be provided. /
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