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Hi and welcome to the DPC Newsletter for July 2017.

I can't believe it's July already and half the year has past. It will soon be Christmas. Lol.

For those seeking picture ideas this month’s project is  “Furry Friends” and I’ve included some sample images below for  inspiration.

I have a couple of spaces left for the July Macro course and Lightroom Courses. See below to book.

I've just added another Intermediate Course on 3rd September 2017 as the August one sold out in a few days. You can book online here -

I’m also planning the final courses for 2017 so if there are any courses you are interested in can you let me know either by email to or on the FB group.

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Macro Course Space on Sunday 2nd July 2017
I have a place for the Macro Course on Saturday 2nd July 2017. Contact me ASAP if interested.


The July Project is - Furry Friends

The project for this June is "Furry Friends". For those with pets this should be an easy one but there are plenty of other animals to choose from.

I've included sample images below but you are encouraged to be as diverse as possible and remember to upload to the DPC Facebook Group.

Furry Friends

Second person wanted for a midweek 221 HDR and RAW Course.

I have a gent who would like to attend a 221 HDR and RAW Course this sometime in the summer. Contact me if interested.

HDR Course

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Weekend Lightroom Courses Sunday 16th July 2017

Most of my Lightroom and Photoshop courses are run during the week but I've added a Sunday course, by request 2nd July 2017.

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.

Speedlight Flash Photography Course on Saturday 7th October 2017

On the beginners course we discussed how using the camera's built in flash can result in pictures which are flat and uninteresting. This can be improved hugely by using a seperate speedlight flash to produce professional looking results.

The Flash Photography Course aims to change this pop-up scenario and will give you a good understanding of how to use a separate flashgun away from the camera to provide more exciting portraits and creative lighting techniques.

Flash Course

This is a Level Two course so you will need to have attended a beginners course first. During this photography course you will learn about :

  • The menus, settings and controls of your flashgun
  • How to use the flash on camera for bounce flash
  • How to use the flash off the camera with a cable
  • How to use the flash remotely off the camera with wireless triggers
  • How to use the Nikon or Canon Creative Lighting Systems
  • How to use flashguns for more creative lighting
  • How to use your flash outdoors for fill-in flash
  • How to take exciting portraits using flash

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.

Book here- -

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.

Extra Intermediate Course on Sunday 3rd September 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 -

What's Covered

  1. The Exposure Triangle - Understand the reciprocal relationship between aperture, shutter speed & ISO
  2. See how the different metering modes change the exposure
  3. Understand how the Histogram & Highlight Warnings work
  4. Understand the different focus modes and when to use them
  5. See how different ISO sensitivities affect picture quality
  6. See how different Colour Balances affect the picture
  7. See how different Apertures alter the Depth of Field.
  8. See how different Shutter Speeds show movement
  9. Use a polariser to darken blues skies & minimise reflections
  10. Use the zoom lens to show compression or W/A perspective
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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