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Hi and welcome to the DPC Newsletter for April 2017.

Shooting and Editing RAW Files
Once you have been using your camera for a while you will probably want to consider using the RAW file format. These uncompressed and un-edited files are about 5x larger than JPGs but do contain more information than a JPG. Unfortunately to get the best out of the RAW file they need to be edited in a RAW editor like Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw. RAW files are especially good for landscape photography as it’s possible to record more details in bright skies.
To help you in making the transition to shooting and editing your RAW images I have one space left for the Lightroom Course this Sunday 2nd April. I normally only run LR courses during the week so this is a rare chance to at the weekend.

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Courses and DatesBeginners Camera Courses & Dates

The April Project is - Low Angles

This can be a photograph of anything providing it is taken from below eye level.

Flowers can look great if given the worm’s eye view as demonstrated in this image by Paul Rose.
If you have a camera with a swivel screen, like the Nikon D5000 series or the Canon 650D, then just use the live view function to see the screen from low down. If you don’t have an articulated screen then simply set your lens to manual focus at the closest distance. Now put your camera on the floor and tilt slightly upwards. Take several shots while varying the angle of the lens. You can simply delete any images that are incorrectly framed.

Remember to upload to the DPC Facebook Group.

Paul Rose

Lightroom Courses Sun 2nd April & Sun 16th July

Most of my Lightroom and Photoshop courses are run during the week but I've added two Sunday courses, by request, for 2nd April and 2nd July 2017. We only have one space left for the April course but we do have more spaces on the July course.

Lightroom CC is constantly evolving and new features are added every month. It also intergrates seamlessly with Photoshop so we'll use it to create a logo for you to add to your exported images in Lightroom.

Beginners Lightroom Course

As you become more confident with you photography is's a good idea to consider shooting in RAW. This is especially useful for landscape photographers as RAW files contain much more information which can help to keep detail in the skies. To get the best out of these RAW files though you need to edit them in a RAW editor. like Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom. Picasa just treats RAW files like JPGs so you will not be able to recover this extra detail.

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Lightroom House Edit

Lightroom CC includes Photoshop effectively for free

Many students have upgraded to Lightroom CC, which effectively includes Photoshop for free, so this Lightroom Course will include how to integrate Lightroom with Photoshop. We will look at the Lightroom workflow, from importing your images in the correct format, the filing system, editing and getting the best from RAW files, exporting for print or Facebook and how to use the various LR modules. We’ll also use Photoshop to design a logo as this will demonstrate a lot of really useful PS techniques.

Intermediate Course on 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 back in stock

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 -

Flowing Water

We hope you have enjoyed this newsletter.

Glen & Jacqui /
25 Westerby Lane, Smeeton Westerby, Leics, LE8 0RA 0116 2796906


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