One 2 One Photography Training In Dublin

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DPS (Dublin Photography School) have been long time providers of one to one photography training in Dublin. But we are delighted to announce that we are expanding our Photography training to include other areas of specialist photography such as;

Product photography training
Event photography training
Flash photography training
Studio photography training
Portfolio preparation training
Photo Restoration training
Photoshop training
Shooting video with a DSLR training

This on top of our already existing 1 2 1 photography training we provide. these new areas will be of great interest for corporate and business customers of all sizes from medium and large enterprises to small businesses and sole traders.  this kind of training is designed for any company that have the need to keep social media up to date or need to update product on their company websites can benefit massively from some time one to one with our photography trainers.

We can provide on location training or we can provide you training room in our Dublin Premises.

For more details on one 2 one photography training in dublin see here.

we also can provide tailor made  custom and bespoke packages to suit your training needs.

Steel Wool Photography Shoot Dublin

Steel Wool Photography Shoot Dublin

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Join DPS (Dublin Photography School) for an evening of light orbs, steel wool Photography Shoot with lasers on a small secluded beach in Bray near Dublin. This location shoot will allow you to bring out the more creative side of your photography. Learn how to capture and create fountains of fire and orbs of light and come away knowing the basic equipment needed and the finer points of nailing down your techniques. This is trick photography at its best. There will be two DPS tutors on hand and demos with tips and techniques will be given throughout.

We provide the Steel Wool, the fire and everything else you need for a great night of creative shooting.

 

See the Steel Wool Photography walk on The Dublin Photography School Website Here: http://goo.gl/BkrvY7

 

New Photography Courses Announced For Dublin

New Photography Courses Announced For Dublin

It’s been a busy few weeks here in Dublin Photography School or as a lot of our guys have taken to calling us “DPS”. Over the last six weeks we have announced 3 new courses, workshops and shoots .

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I am hoping to write 3 separate blogs for each just outlining and describing the course content and locations.

We here at Dublin Photography school in Dublin are excited to announce a new venture coming soon. In the last few years we have seen a massive demand for “photography training” for business, everything from “one to one photography training” to team building days to event shooting and in house photography needs. With this in mind we will be launching “photography Course Ireland” which will be found at www.photographycourseireland.ie. This will be a branch of Dublin Photography School which will cater for the needs of Corporate and Business customers that will offer bespoke and custom photography training on a per client basis. More Details to Follow as we have them. But watch this space.

Joe.ie Showcase Some Of My Photography Work

Treasure Ireland Featuring The Best Of Wexford

As a Photographer there is nothing better than seeing your images displayed. So when I was contacted by Eric Lalor from Joe.ie about putting together a feature for their “Treasure Ireland” section, I was happy to oblige.

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Joe.ie Article Featuring Stewart Kenny

Eric was looking for me to showcase 16 Images of Wexford, which would bring to life the best the county had to offer. This was a very tall order for such a beautiful part of Ireland. But I did my best and was delighted with the fantastic response it received on Facebook and Twitter. I was overwhelmed at the support I received from my students, colleges and friends as well as other photographers around Ireland.

Here is the link to the “Treasure Ireland Wexford” article here, please feel free to share and comment and thanks for the ongoing support.

Using Your DSLR Video 9 Tips

Using Your DSLR Video 9 Tips

(See original Article that I wrote for Dublin Photography Schools Snapshot Magazine here)

Altough video functionality on Digital SLR’s has  been  with  us for a while now, many photographers were initially sceptical of it’s usefulness.  However over the last number of years DSLR‘s have gained more ground and are being used by everyone from big budget productions like, House and The Tudors, to a generation of youtubers and vimeo users.  While many of us have yet to dip our toes into any form of video production, those of us that have are often surprised by the attention to detail and intricate nuances  that good production value requires.

Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of making videos on your DSLR camera, so you can avoid some of the common pitfalls that many novices coming from photography to film production often encounter. The best way to approach video shooting is to have the mantra – “similar but different”.  Like with photography, get as much as possible right at point of shoot, this includes things that we often take for granted like, white balance and level horizons. These can be difficult to fix in post production.

1. Set Your Frame Rate
One of the first things to be done is to set the correct frame rate. The higher the frame rate the smoother your video will look. Set your camera to 24 FPS (frames per second) for a movie look, or 30 FPS for an HD look.

2. Get It Rght In Camera
As photographers we often have the luxury of changing information and cropping areas out in post production. Unfortunately this is not really an option with video without severely compromising the video quality. Make sure to double check your settings before you begin.

3. Similar Yet Different
Video and photography share many of the same principals; however they differ in areas like ISO and shutter speed. If you are filming handheld, make sure you keep your shutter speed  double  your frame rate as a rule of thumb. For example if shooting at 30fsp =1/60th of a second.

4.  Turn off Autofocus
When moving around your camera will try to live focus and while this technology has improved in recent years, it is still a long way off perfect. Focus tracking will often go for a walk while filming busy scences so be sure to pop your camera into manual focus.

5. Purchase An External Mic
The audio that your camera records can be very poor quality. The microphone is too close to the internal workings of the camera and threfore also records the internal workings of the camera such as VR, AF , humming and button pressing noises. We recommend purchasing a zoom mic or a hot shoe mic.(see my blog about getting clean audio on a DSLR here)

6. Magic Latern
If you are serious about using your DSLR video function then take a look at  ‘Magic Latern’. It will open up the firmware in your camera  and will allow you many more options than your camera came with. Be warned however, this is open source firmware and loading it will void your warranty.

7. Use A Tripod/Monopod
If shooting a video handheld, your camera will record every bump, shake and rattle your hand makes. Invest in a good tripod or monopod and use it.

8. Storyboard
If you are doing a little bit more than some impromtu filming at an event, like making a short youtube video, then have a look a making a ’story board’. This means making some simple drawings of shoots, like a childs story book, so your scences make logical sense to your viewer.

9. Post production
This is where it all comes together. Final Cut, Premiere Pro and Avid are all common post production packages in the industry. If only dabbling in the area then consider looking at, iPhoto, Serif  Video, Windows Movie Maker or even Picasa. Your storyboard will be an invaluable tool when editing.

Dublin Photography School Will be introducing a DSLR Video Course in Dublin In Late Summer 2015, And will teach beginners how to shoot better videos with there dslr cameras and will include techniques such as zooming, panning, pull focus, prefocus, framerates etc so keep an eye out.

Lightroom Courses in Dublin Annouced By Dublin Photography School

Lightroom Courses in Dublin

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Dublin photography school are delighted to announce that we will be launching Adobe Lightroom Courses in Dublin starting in August of this year. Expanding out on our portfolio of courses that already include, Adobe Photoshop as well as DSLR Courses, Basic Photography Courses, Studio Courses and much more. This comes as demand for lightroom courses has increased in recent years and is rivaling if not replacing photoshop as the go to program for most amateur and beginner photographers. While photoshop remains king in the manipulation and retouching game it struggles to keep up with Lightrooms impressive workflow and keywording options. Our Lightroom course will teach a “as well as” and not an “instead of” ethos, that will show you what program to use where and making sure your getting the most out of the right tools for the right jobs. The course is very  reasonably priced coming in at just €135.

The overview of the course is as follows

‘Adobe Lightroom’ is a photo processor & image organizer. Some amount of post-processing is an unavoidable part of our professional photography & with all/any genre of photography we need to choose the right software for our needs. Lightroom is very much geared towards photography, as opposed to it’s older brother Photoshop, which has a wider appeal across all different platforms of digital design. With it’s no nonsense user interface & simple stripped down retouching tools, it makes it quick & easy to post-process multiple images in one easy environment. It’s focus is on speed & organization & non destructive manipulation. On this workshop we will show you the skills needed to post-process your images & make the best use out of ‘Adobe Lightroom’.

  • On this Lightroom workshop learn:
  • Common corrections
  • Cropping & resizing
  • Correcting exposure/adjustments & levels
  • Retouching portraits & landscapes
  • Graduated filters
  • Black & white conversion techniques
  • Patching & Cloning
  • Sharpening techniques
  • Cross processing
  • Watermark Editing
  • Import & exporting files

    See Full Details Here http://goo.gl/jBEym9

DPS Snapshot Photography Magazine Issue 4 Free Download Online Now

Snapshot Magazine Issue 4

Snapshot  is a  FREE online downloadable magazine produced by the staff and trainers at the Dublin Photography School. In each issue we will bring you guest articles from photographers around the country,  we will let you know what’s going on in Dublin and around the country with photography events, seminars, competitions, exhibitions, talks and much more. We will discuss “what’s hot and what’s not” in the world of photography products as well as tips and techniques to help you improve your photography. Here it is guys, ISSUE 4 of Snapshot – the Dublin Photography School online interactive photography magazine. Once again we would like to thank all of our very talented contributors as without them it would not be possible. I am sure you will all agree with us that it is a beautiful visual display of imagery with so may great articles and tips included. Spread the word, pass it on, share it on your own pages and let’s get it out there! Available to download here: http://goo.gl/XvMFbT

Snapshot is Ireland only free online downloadable magazine produced by the staff and trainers at the Dublin Photography School.

Snapshot is Ireland only free online downloadable magazine produced by the staff and trainers at the Dublin Photography School.

A Beginners Guide To Photographing Geysers

A beginners guide to photographing Geysers

While geysers and hot springs may not top everyone’s list when they go to Iceland, New Zealand, or Yellowstone, once you catch a glimpse of these magnificent phenomenon you would be hard pressed to put your camera down.

So here is a complete beginner’s guide to how to photograph geysers and hot springs.

I was recently lucky enough to be leading a photography holiday through Iceland in conjunction with Travel Department and Dublin Photography School and had an opportunity to teach the group some of the most common ways to photograph these wonders.

1. Shoot in burst mode
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Shoot in burst mode to take multiple shoots in a row

2. Turn Auto Focus to manual and Pre-focus your camera or turn on af-c, ai servo mode.
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prefocus on the base of the geyser as this will stop shutter lag when the action happens

3. Stand upwind of the geysers as all you will photograph is steam downwind and if too close to the geyser may actually get a soaking.
Stand upwind of the geysers as all you will photograph is steam downwind.

Stand upwind of the geysers as all you will photograph is steam downwind.

4. To freeze motion you will need to set your camera to at least 400 ISO
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use a high iso about 400-800 depending on the light to allow higher shutter speeds

5. Shoot in TV or S mode and set a Shutter speed of at least 1/1500 or faster
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set camera dial to TV for Canon or S mode for Nikon

6. Try to compose your shoot with something to demonstrate scale
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use objects such as signs and boulders to add a sense of scale

6. Water can be very bright and can fool your light meter so be prepared to review you histogram and slightly under exposure your shoot by up to a stop by using EV Compensation
Exposure-Compensation

Exposure compensation allows you to override the camera metering and adjust the exposure.

7. You can also add a Circ Pol filter to enhance definition by reducing glare and removing reflections and boosting colors. see a Dublin photography school video here on how to use them
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A Circ Pol Filter reduces glare and saturates colors

8. There are many ways to photography these wonders of nature; this is just one simple way, once you got your safe shoots move on to experimenting with long exposures and bracketing or multiple exposures.

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Should you have enjoyed this Photography Article, feel free to nip over to our website which specializes in photography courses. Here you can find a free copy of Snapshot Photography magazine, as well as information on photography holidays in Ireland, Iceland and Europe.

Stewart Kenny is a fine art landscape photographer and is head of training at Dublin Photography School. Stewart’s passion is black and white and regularly leads tours and lectures around Ireland when not providing photography courses with Dublin Photography School.

ND grad filters explained – How to use ND grad filters

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one of the most important aspects of landscape photography is keeping as many details as possible within the sky. Often in my classes , I am asked a reoccuring question by my students, “when I take a picture of a lovely sunset, my camera dosen’t seem to record the clouds, why does this happen”? Most cameras have a very limited dynamic range, this means how much detail they can record from the darkest part, to the brightest part of a scene. A normal scene can have up to 20 stops of dynamic range. Most cameras will and can only record around 8-10 stops of detail. This means that anything that does not fit into this range will be represented as a ‘blown out highlight or a clipped shadow’. To answer this dilemma and improve the range of details recorded in each image, it’s very simple.When out and about shooting, all you need is a Neutral Density G radiated Filter or an ND Grad Filter.

 

So What Is An ND Grad Filter?

 

An ND Grad Filter is used to compress the dynamic range of a scene. The top half is dark , and the bottom half is clear, with the dark half slowly blending (gradiating) into the clear area. This will darken down the sky part of your scene keeping your cloud and sky details from blowing out. The results can give you fantastic colours and depth to your image.

 

Are All ND Grad Filters The Same?

 

Not at all. They come in all shapes and sizes, as well as part of different filter kits. They can also come in a variety of different densities (how dark they are), with a range of different blends (how fast they transition from dark to clear). The quality of the filter can differ massiviely depending on the brand or system that you purchase.

 

Can You Recommend A Good Filter For A Beginner?

 

If you are not using very expensive and high end lenses, for example, Canon L Series or Nikon Gold Rings, then I would recommend the ‘Cokin System’. The Cokin System comes in three parts, the ring, the holder and the filter itself. The entire set will set you back in or around €50. The set is ideal for beginners, or for casual landscape photographers. However if you are using expensive glass then you might want to consider upgrading to the Lee System. This system can cost you up to €300, depending on the option you go for.

 

Parts of ND Grad Filter

Have A Look at the image below that was part of Snapshot online magazine free from Dublin photography school, that will show you the anatomy of a ND grad filter. you can also download the entire magazine here for free:)

http://www.dublin-photography-school.com/DPS_Snapshot_Magazine_-_free_online_irish_photography_magazine_.html

Have a in depth look at the anatomy of a ND Grad filter see the full article at http://www.dublin-photography-school.com/DPS_Snapshot_Magazine_-_free_online_irish_photography_magazine_.html

 

If used correctly, the ND Grad Filter is one of the most useful and versatile filters you will ever use. If you are serious about your landscape photography then they are an absolute must. Some of the most stunning and creative images are created with using these filters. Learning to use them is one of the key steps to becoming a good landscape photographer.

If you interested in learning to use these filters on a hands on trip as well as a ton more about landscape photography in Ireland then why not join us on our Kilfane glen and waterfall landscape photography excursion. here you will learn all the hands on practical techniques to get the most out of your filters and when, how, and where to use them.

 

For information on all our “photography courses dublin” then have a look here.

www.dublinphotographyschool.ie

looking to sit a photography course in dublin or ireland then visit http://www.dublinphotographyschool.ie

 

Photography Courses Dublin

Photography courses Dublin

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7 Week DSLR Photography Course

7 Week DSLR Photography Course

7 Week DSLR Photography Course Dublin

What photographic equipment will you need?: Digital SLR (DSLR) or bridge camera with manual controls

What will you learn?: This is the first step in learning photography, we teach you from the very basics as if you have never held a camera before, getting you out of auto mode and into manual and semi automatic modes. We will teach you the basics of photography including aperture (fstop), shutter speeds, how to use your camera, light meter, ISO and much much more.

What level of photography required?: Complete Beginner – Novice

What is the cost?: €199

Where is it held?: Dublin City Centre

Where can I find out more information?: see the Dublin photography school Website for more information on this photography course: here

 

7 Week Improvers Photography Course

7 Week Improvers Photography Course

7 Week Improvers Photography Course

 

What photographic equipment will you need?: Digital SLR (DSLR) or bridge camera with manual controls

What will you learn?: This photography course is designed to follow on from our 7 week DSLR photography course. Think of this course as the level 2 or second step, this course introduces more complicated and creative techniques and how to get more out of your camera, from how and when to use TV/S A/AV modes on your camera, to Histograms, focusing modes and burst modes. As well as techniques on composition and creative shutter speeds and much much more.

What level of photography required?: Intermediate – Improvers

What is the cost?: €199

Where is it held?: Dublin City Centre

Where can I find out more information?: see the Dublin photography school Website for more information on this fun and creative photography course:here

 

 

1 Day DSLR Photography Course

1 Day DSLR Photography Course

1 Day DSLR Photography Course Dublin

What photographic equipment will you need?: Digital SLR (DSLR) or bridge camera with manual controls

What will you learn?: Stuck for time?This is the first step in learning photography compressed into a single day with lunch included, we teach you from the very basics as if you have never held a camera before, getting you out of auto mode and into manual and semi automatic modes. We will teach you the basics of photography including aperture (fstop), shutter speeds, how to use your camera, light meter, ISO and much much more.

What level of photography required?: Complete Beginner – Novice

What is the cost?: €135

Where is it held?: Dublin City Centre

Where can I find out more information?: see the Dublin photography school Website for more information on this one day photography course: here

 

 

1 Day DSLR Improvers Photography Course

1 Day DSLR Improvers Photography Course

1 Day DSLR Improvers Photography Course

What photographic equipment will you need?: Digital SLR (DSLR) or bridge camera with manual controls

What will you learn?: Stuck for time?This photography course is designed to follow on from our 7 week or one day DSLR photography course compressed into a single day with lunch included in the price. Think of this course as the level 2 or second step, this course introduces more complicated and creative techniques and how to get more out of your camera, from how and when to use TV/S A/AV modes on your camera, to Histograms, focusing modes and burst modes. As well as techniques on composition and creative shutter speeds and much much more.

What level of photography required?: Intermediate – Improvers

What is the cost?: €125

Where is it held?: Dublin City Centre

Where can I find out more information?: see the Dublin photography school Website for more information on this one day improvers photography course: here

 

1 Day Studio Photography Workshop

1 Day Studio Photography Workshop

1 Day Studio Photography Workshop in Dublin

What photographic equipment will you need?: Digital SLR (DSLR) or any camera with a hotshoe

What will you learn?: the one day studio course is designed to introduce you to how to use a photography studio properly and includes, where and what studio lights you should buy, for different budgets as well as safety and posing. This course is designed to teach the student lighting patterns, how to light a subject, and what lighting patterns should be used where. We start from the very bottom and show you everything as you have never stepped foot in a studio before.

What level of photography required?: Novice – however we recommend that you have at least a understanding on how to change the basic settings on your camera like ISO and Fstop.

What is the cost?: €125

Where is it held?: Dublin City Centre

Where can I find out more information?: see the Dublin photography school Website for more information on this studio photography course: here

 

1 Day Wedding Photography Workshop

1 Day Wedding Photography Workshop

1 Day Wedding Photography Workshop

What photographic equipment will you need?: Digital SLR (DSLR) or bridge and flashgun recommended

What will you learn?: this one day course is a effectively a mock wedding, we have a beautiful bride and groom, with full make up and all the trimmings. This course will take you through how to photograph a wedding. And will teach you posing, key shots, how to prepare, and organise yourself before a wedding. This course is ideal for anyone looking to become a wedding photographer, build a portfolio or somebody who has been shoot a friend’s wedding.

What level of photography required?: Improvers – intermediate

What is the cost?: €165

Where is it held?: Kimmage, Dublin 6W

Where can I find out more information?: see the Dublin photography school Website for more information on this wedding photography course:here

 

1 Day Photoshop Workshop

1 Day Photoshop Workshop

1 Day Photoshop Workshop

 

What photographic equipment will you need?: nothing at all, everything is provided.

What will you learn?: this course is designed to teach you a basic photographers workflow in photoshop, from RAW processing, to curves, levels, cropping, sharpening, retouching, and colour correction. All in the fantastic multimedia labs in Rua Red Arts Centre in Tallaght.

What level of photography required?: Beginners – Novice

What is the cost?: €140

Where is it held?: Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Where can I find out more information?: see the Dublin photography school Website for more information on this photoshop for digital photographers course: here

 

1 Day Street Photography Workshop

1 Day Street Photography Workshop

1 Day Street Photography Workshop

What photographic equipment will you need?: Digital SLR (DSLR) or bridge camera with manual controls and a 50mm fixed lens is recommended

What will you learn?: This workshop gives a bit of theory in the classroom and then you hit the streets of Dublin with tutor who will show you the when the where and how of street photography. Our tutors will show you how to get the most out of your camera and surroundings with fantastic tips and techniques.

What level of photography required?: Beginners – Novice

What is the cost?: €99

Where is it held?: Dublin City Centre

Where can I find out more information?: see the Dublin photography school Website for more information on this Street Photography Course: here

 

1 Day Flash Photography Workshop

1 Day Flash Photography Workshop

1 Day Flash Photography Workshop

What photographic equipment will you need?: DSLR & Flash Gun

What will you learn?: this course is designed to get you to grips with your flash gun, how and when to flash, how to mix flash with ambient light, how to bounce, diffuse, direct flash and how to improve your flash photography. This course assumes that you have never handled flash before and will start from the very basics.

What level of photography required?: Beginners – Novice

What is the cost?: €99

Where is it held?: Dublin City Centre

Where can I find out more information?: see the Dublin photography school Website for more information on this Flash & Speedlite Photography Course: here