WIN A FILM CAMERA!
To celebrate the launch of our new Online Photography Training Courses, we are giving you the opportunity to win a superb, fully functioning, Canon AT-1 Film Camera, along with a One to One session with Dave McKane via Skype or FaceTime! We have even put together a short video to help you get started with your first roll of film.
Our Film camera comptition is open to photographers worldwide! We will ship the camera anywhere! All you have to do is to Like and Share the Facebook Post on our Institute of Photogrpahy Page at the following link.
This film camera competition will close on Monday 3 October, 2016. We will be pulling the winners name from a bowl, during a Facebook Live broadcast 4pm Irish & UK Time, 11am EST/10am CST. The closing time for entries will be 1 hour before we announce the winner!
Online Photography Training
We will also be launching a brand new, online, Film Photography Course in the new year, click here for details.
Learn how to use your first film camera
We have put together a short video to give you the heads up on loading film, setting the exposure, and shooting your first roll! See the video below, or on our YouTube Channel at this link.
If you live in ireland, get a great deal on developing and scanning of your first roll of C41 process black and white film!
We have teamed up with Ireland's Premier Camera Store, Conn's Cameras, to offer you an amazing deal on getting your first roll of black and white film. To IOP subscribers and students the following will apply:
• 1 x Roll of XP2 + Dev + Scan (Standard Resolution/Next Day Service/WeTransfer) only €12!
• Chromogenic C41 Roll Dev & Scan Only (Standard Resolution/Next Day Service/WeTransfer) only €5!
Use the reference “IOP” to make sure you get this amazing deal. More details on the film services that Conn's Cameras offer can be found at this link.
Our Online Courses will start launching next month, with a view to having all of them up and live within 5-6 months. The full list is available here. The launch costings will be €10/$11/£8.50 per hour, but for a limited time we are offering them at up to a 70% discount, as low as €3.10/$3.41/£2.64 per hour!
Each course is divided into one hour modules, and each hour will cost 1 credit. You will be able to use your credits against any of the courses, for any length of time. Our system will even allow you to access the videos forever, with no end date.
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, THIS VERY SPECIAL OFFER HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY 3 OCTOBER 2016!
If you have any queries why not give us a call on +355 1 633 9089, or email us at email@example.com
Our One-to-One training covers ONLY the areas relevant to your needs.
This kind of training is ideal for companies who wish to bring their photography in-house, and for those wishing to start up their own photography business. This can be camera or software related or both; you decide.
Recent sessions have included preparing a client for a once in a life trip to on a photo safari to Namibia, and included getting her up to speed on her 2 new Nikon full frame cameras, setting up Lightroom Mobile on her phone and iPad, and getting all her devices talking to each other allowing for easier sharing of her images. Another session was exclusively for a blogger concerned that her images were not uploading at the quality she desired. Our session involved going through all the appropriate steps on Photoshop Elements, while also tracking down a new change in Wordpress that uses excessive compression on Jpeg images, and finding a way to prevent that.
Advice on equipment and software purchases can also be supplied. Half day sessions are available in your own office or home and up to four people can attend these training sessions. Rates start at €200 per quarter day. Click here for more information.
The Final Word…
You only get better by taking your camera out more often!
There is one very simple rule in photography, to get better you need to take more pictures. Ansel Adams famously said that your first 10,000 negatives are the worst, but to get past that you need to shoot more, and more often. You do not improve your photography by staring at the camera bag at the bottom of your wardrobe.
With that in mind an ex-student of ours, Cathy Weatherston came to us for support with a daytime photowalk she is running next Saturday in Dublin (October 1st).
Not only are we happy to help her in this great endeavour, he will be tagging along to offer hints and tips to everyone who attends. The event starts at 2pm and registration is a requirement. Details on the Facebook Event page here. No previous experience is necessary, and cameras of all kinds are welcome, even phones!
Principal of the Institute of Photography