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Welcome to the DPC Newsletter for June 2020

  • Stay Alert. Control the Virus. Save Lives.
  • Live Q & A session every Wednesday - 7.30pm.
  • Courses and Corvid 19 Update
  • More Virtual Courses - Lightroom, Photoshop, HDR & RAW and Macro Courses
  • June Newsletter Theme is "Shadows"
  • Virtual HDR & RAW Course this Sunday 7th June 2020. Contact me to join.

Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives

Let me start by saying that I hope everyone is safe and keeping well as we enter week seven and the lockdown is being slowly eased off.

New rules say we can now meet family members outdoors and some business are re-opening with extra safety measures in place. Most of these new rules rely on people meeting outdoors and staying two metres apart and we have seriously considered trying to work around these restrictions in the garden.

The weather this week has been marvellous but unfortunately this cannot be guaranteed for future beginners courses so should it start raining we will have nowhere to go to comply with social distancing rules indoors.

Hopefully things will continue to improve and maybe we will be able to start courses in July with some restrictions. We will continue to work virtually online where possible.

Considering everyone has limited freedom to go out to take pictures I've have been so impressed with the images being posted on Facebook and the 52 Week Project. Keep up the good work.

Live Question and Answer Session every Wednesday.

I will be doing a virtual Q&A session every Wednesday from 7.30pm until about 9pm. This will be on Zoom Webinar which is very easy to use and works on all computers, phones and tablets. Simply click the link below and follow the instructions. Please remember to enable your video and audio when you join the Zoom Meeting. You will need to let me know if you want to join so I can send you an invite.

You can ask me any photography questions you would like me to answer and you are welcome to send me images for editing tips or constructive feedback. Please try not to send full size files.

Upcoming Courses

I’ll aim to run any courses that are postponed ASAP on the date that suits the majority of attendees.

All group courses are postponed until at least 1st July 2020 and I will review the situation as things develop.
A huge thank you to everyone who simply postponed their courses until things improve. Please keep an eye on the Facebook Group for up to the minute updates.

Online Virtual Lightroom, Photoshop, HDR & RAW and Macro Courses

I’m ¬†already running virtual online Lightroom Courses and I want to run Photoshop courses too. If you have a Lightroom subscription then Photoshop is included so you may as well use it. Contact me if interested.

This is the same great training you would get on a normal group course only we will be working from home. We will be using the Zoom (free to you) software. You will be able to see my screen and I will be able to see yours if needed. There will be regular breaks throughout the day.

The learning outcomes are exactly the same and you can ask questions. Full hand outs are provided plus everyone get a free 121 hour after the course to resolve any problems.
You can find more details here -

The June Newsletter Theme is “Shadows"

So I was sitting at my desk thinking about the June Newsletter Project when I put my glasses down and they cast a cool shadow. Add a prop of an old photography book and we have this months theme of "Shadows".

Stuck at home ideas

I've already posted an idea on the FB group for objects from unusual angles but here are a few other ideas from students for photography at home.

Here are some photography suggestions from the Facebook Group members.

  1. Macro - If you don't have a Macro lens then use the close-up filter in the DPC kit.
  2. Food photography - Combine your photography and cooking skills.
  3. Spring - plenty of new flowers in the garden.
  4. Water splashes - Best with flash or try 1/2000th sec in bright backlit sunlight and dark background.
  5. Reflections - Mirrors, stainless steel, glass or water.
  6. Tools from the shed/garage/loft???
  7. Solitude and/or time?
  8. Household theme- textures, shapes, foodstuffs?
  9. Creative abstracts
  10. Easter - chocolate, Easter eggs, chocolate, bunnies, more chocolate.
  11. Pets Portraits
  12. Shadows - glasses on a book maybe or ornamants with their shadow.

Don't forget to post your images on the DPC Facebook Group.

Glen, Jacqui and Misty. /
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