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Hi and welcome to the Digital Photography Courses monthly newsletter for June 2018.

If you are still with us then we've both survived GDPR and you still want to find out about future courses and hopefully take part in our monthly photography project. The last projects have been colour based so this month I'm moving onto flowers and the June project is "Bloom in June".

Seeing the Picture and Composition Course
As the weather is improving I would like to run some more "Seeing the Picture and Composition Courses” over the summer.

These courses have a maximum of 3-4 students as we will travel to several locations. They take place during the week, on a date to be arranged, and run from 9.30-5pm. Lunch is included. This one day course is aimed at DSLR user who are confident using their cameras but feel they struggle to "See a Picture".

We will have a series of exercises aimed at encouraging you to spot pictures in areas where you might normally walk on by. The plan is to travel light so something like the Tamron 18-270mm lens would be ideal.

If interested please let me know and we’ll sort out a suitable date. You can find details here -

Which Course Should You Do Next

I'm in the process of added a page to the website explaining the differences between the various courses. This will be updated over time but if you wish to see which courses will suit you the best then click here

Photography Course Check List.
Anyone who has attended a course in the last couple of months will have a course checklist included in their handouts. This list all the different courses plus includes a handy project guide so you can tick of the various techniques as you master them. You can download a PDF copy here.

DPC Checklist

Courses and DatesBeginners Camera Courses & Dates

The June project is “Bloom in June”

So this should be an easy one as most people are already posting some great flower images on the FB group.

One option could be to take pictures of blooms indoors using a bit of window light and a dark background. The side lighting will help to bring out the textures and a piece of white paper could be used to reflect some light into the shadows.

As always let you imagination run free and don’t forget to upload your images to the DPC Facebook Group.


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If you haven't joined the DPC Facebook Group then you can still do so by following the links below. This is a closed group for DPC students only.

New course dates are announced first on the Facebook Group and sometimes sell out before they get into this newsletter. A good example is the Big Cat Course which sold out within 24 hours of being announced. Let me know if this is a course you would like to attend as I might try and add an extra date.

Join the Flickr 52 Week Project here.

Speedlight Flash Course on Sunday 1st July.

The speedlight flash course is for people that have a speedlight and would like to know how to get the best from it.

This is useful for those who like to travel light and don't want the bulk of studio lighting.. This course does include some portrait photography, both indoors and outside, plus some creating lighting techniques.

You will require some method to fire the flash off camera but I can advise if required.

Flash Course

Studio Flash Portrait Course Sunday 2nd September

We also have a Studio Portrait Course on Sunday 2nd September 2018. Both courses cover portrait photography but the studio course uses various coloured backgrounds with mains powered studio flashes on light stands with softboxes and umbrellas. This day will show you how to get professional looking portrait in your own home. Everything is provided on the day and I'll make suggestions for kit a different price points.

Studio Portrait Course

Bird and Landscape Course Sunday 22nd July 2018

This image was shot by Paul Rose on the Landscape and Bird Photography Course and everyone achieved their goal of getting a picture of a bird in flight.

This course also gives you some great hints and tips on how to compose a great landscape photograph.  Book online here -


We have an Intermediate Course on Sunday 29th July 2018

Anyone attending the Intermediate Course will require a a Polariser and a ND8 filter for the course. These can be purchased from Amazon at about £12-15 each or they are included in our exclusive DPC Filter Kit.

DPC Filter Kits now available

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 Filters for Landscape Photography Course.

If you were to buy these filters individually they would cost over £90 but they are now available from just £40 for the 52-62mm set or £50 for the 77-82mm set. I've also just added a 72mm set.

You can order your kits here -

Extra Macro Course Space on Sunday 12th August 2018


Flickr 52 Week Project for 2018
After the continued success of last years project we are running the group again this year. All you need to do is to take one picture each week throughout 2018 and post in the Flickr group.

Group Rules

1, Only DPC students are allowed to join so you need to have attended or booked a course.
2, Please include exif data to ensure photos are taken during the correct week
3, Post 1 photo per week - running from Monday to Sunday
4, You don't have to post every week as long as the photo is taken in the correct week
5, Maximum of 5 photo's per month catch-up allowed.
6, If you miss a week, please don't give up, but continue ASAP
7, Upload a link from the Facebook Group to your Flickr post

You can join the group here -

Some people have been able to join right away but others have had a message to say they need to be invited. If you do struggle to join just drop me an email and I'll invite you.

If you would like to see last years images for inspiration see here


New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25th May 2018 and we are taking this opportunity to have a Spring clean.

The good news is we’ve have always aimed to be GDPR compliant and we would never pass on your details to anyone else or market to you inappropriately. We promise this as part of the introduction on every course. We only keep the data provided by you when you booked your course and do not store any financial details as these are all handled by PayPal or your bank.

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We hope you have enjoyed this newsletter.

Glen & Jacqui /
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