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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.

Macro Photography Shoot Dublin

Macro photography courses Ireland

Join DPS (Dublin Photography School) and other photographers for a morning of Macro photography in the National Botanical Gardens. Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects (insects, plants, flowers & so on). With that in mind the National Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin are an ideal shooting ground and will provide you with everything that you need to achieve some amazing pictures. Learn how to achieve the results by slowing down your work and come away knowing what equipment is needed and the finer points of nailing down your techniques. There will be two DPS tutors on hand and demos with tips and techniques will be given throughout.

We are also offering the option to purchase macro rings from our website and have them brought to you at the shoot. Just look for the option when paying by paypal.

See the Macro Photography Course on The Dublin Photography School Website Here:

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” and we hope to launch new programmes over the spring and summer 2016, These Beginner Photography Courses will take Place in Dublin but we are hoping to roll a few Photography Courses around Ireland soon.



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 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.

Hi Guys,

Just to let you know that Dublin Photography School have announced new photography course dates for January 2015, for any body looking for photography courses in Dublin in the new year or who will receive a Xmas present of a DSLR be it Canon or Nikon or any other brand for that matter, then one of these photography workshops may be an ideal gift.

see more information here

Photography courses Dublin 2015

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Should you have any questions or queries please feel free to drop me a line, I’m a working on an article called Sicily: a Photographers Playground and am hoping to have it up online by the end of October.

Have been absolutely swapped with work of late, with the Judging, design and launch of the epilepsy Ireland calendar and new edition of snapshot coming out for October/November, as well as an upcoming trip to Iceland, finding time to blog has become difficult, but its something that i really enjoy and am looking forward to posting a few articles in the coming months.

photography courses dublin 2015

Photography Courses Dublin 2015

A simple guide when & where to use ISO on your camera!

I could write a massive article detailing the effects of gain signal and noise distribution based on sensor type and size or instead I could just give you a cheat sheet and layman’s guide to what ISO should be used where.

Now before we begin, this article assumes a few things, first is that your camera is handheld and NOT on a tripod, the second thing is that you are using a compact camera or DSLR and not a camera phone.

So what is ISO?

ISO stands for International Standards Organisation; they basically certify that a measurement is within a certain tolerance. So what does that mean me to me? Well in photography terms it means two things;

  1. ISO effects how grainy or noisy your image is.
  2. How sensitive the camera is to light.

Does my camera have an ISO setting?

Yes, even the most basic camera including iphones and Smartphone’s allow you change the ISO level.

So what ISO should I use?

ISO settings vary from camera to camera, some cameras may only have 2 or 3 settings while some fancy DSLRs(Professional looking cameras with big lenses) may have many settings.

Is there a general guide?

Yes most cameras will work from;

100 ISO

200 ISO

400 ISO

800 ISO

1600 ISO

Your camera may be able to go higher or lower.

What does this mean?

High ISO: the more sensitive the camera is to light, but the more noise in your image.

Low ISO: the less sensitive the camera is to light, But you have much less noise in your image.Image

A rough guide to what ISO to select

100 ISO /200 ISO = outside on a sunny day


400 ISO Outside on a overcast day/ inside on a sunny day


800 ISO Indoors/churches/gallery/ sunset


1600+ ISO Concerts/indoor sports/ night

High iso is required for night shots













While not the be all or end all of ISO this is only intended to a rough guide for someone looking to improve their images, to get a real and in depth understanding I would recommend taking any of the photography courses in Dublin available with Dublin Photography School. From complete beginners to advanced courses we can take you where you want to be with your DSLR photography.

photography courses dublin

Photography Courses Dublin

a quick overview about dublin photography school, who we are and the photography courses we run in dublin.

Looking for information on Photography courses in Dublin & Ireland?.

photography courses dublin

photography courses dublin

So why Take a Photography Course in Dublin with DPS?

Dublin Photography School are one of Ireland Premier providers of digital photography courses. Since we opened our doors in 2010 we have had over 4000 students sit our various photography classes, courses and workshops. From a basic introduction to DSLR photography to studio and Photoshop workshops we do it all. Based in the centre of Dublin city only a short walk from bus stops and luas lines, we operate our classes from 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2. With ample parking and public transport, it’s no wonder we choose such a great location for our base.

Dublin Photography schools photography course

Dublin Photography schools photography course


So what photography courses do we provide in Dublin?

Here is a list of the photography courses, classes and lessons we provide;

Our Night & Evening Photography Courses:
Digital SLR photography & an introduction to Photoshop
Improvers Digital SLR photography & advanced Photoshop

Weekend Photography Courses & Workshops:
1 Day Digital SLR photography course
1 Day Improvers Digital SLR photography course
Wedding photography workshop
Studio photography workshops
Flash photography workshop
Black & White photography workshop
Street photography workshop
Sports photography workshop
Creative landscape photography workshops

Photoshop for digital photographers workshop


Dublin Photography schools photography location shoot

Dublin Photography schools photography location shoot

I’m a complete beginner, I’m just looking to improve my photography not become a pro, are your courses for me?

In a word; ABSOULETLY! While we can cater for any level of student be they novice, improver or advanced, most of our courses are designed and aimed at beginners /novice. Most of the students that come through our doors have no previous experience our have been playing around with automatic modes for a while and what to get more out of there DSLR cameras. Our courses are delivered in friendly, relaxed atmosphere, with a realistic down to earth ethos. What is important to us is that our students come away feeling confident with their cameras and that they have a understanding of photography rather than reams and reams of technical information. Our bottom line is that we teach principals not technology. And we know that what most people want from a course is simple things like how to fix common problems like dark images, or blurry shots as well as simple guide on how to frame and compose better shots and capture the action, of course we have more advanced courses should you wish to progress.

What photography equipment do i need to sit a Dublin photography school class?

All you need to sit any of our courses is a DSLR or Bridge camera with full manual controls, and we recommend a tripod and a remote release. If your looking to pick one up we sell them here. We supply pens, pads, paper and any notes that you may require.

Do we provide photography training for staff or business?

We do indeed; we have worked with multiple businesses of all sizes all around Ireland, from small sole traders to international marketing businesses and everything in between. We can design and tailor any photography training you may require and can take classes in our premises or pop out to your place of work to provide photography training. We work closely with business to make sure that your employees get the most out of the training we provide.

Photography holidays ireland

Photography holidays ireland

Do you provide Photography holidays or photography tours in Ireland or Europe?

We have recently teamed up with Travel Department to offer our customers a range of photography holidays in Ireland and around the world see here for more details.


Photography courses ireland

Photography courses ireland

Do you provide workshops outside Dublin or in other parts of Ireland?

Yes we do, although we do not run them as often as we do in Dublin we run a serious of photography courses and workshops nationwide as well as offering outsourcing and lecturing services, to photography, camera, and work clubs all around Ireland.

Our ethos:

We are not techno-mad, pixel crazy photography nerds (ok maybe a little!) but we realise that most people want to come away from a photography course not the next Ansel Adams! but confident that with a little practice and luck that they can capture great images, of the family, the holidays, the dog, their best friend’s wedding, landscapes and a few street shots. And that’s what we aim to deliver. When people ask us, what the average student you cater for like? Its a very difficult question. Our students come from all walks of life, all ages from 17-70, male and female, techy and not so techy and all who sit our courses have one thing in common THEY LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY! And want to meet other people with a similar interest of all levels.

Dublin Photography schools one day wedding workshop sample image

Dublin Photography schools one day wedding workshop sample image


How do I sign up for a photography course with Dublin photography school?

Simple have a look through our site and decide which course is for you contact us here, or just click and pay with our PayPal option and we will send you a confirmation email with all relevant detail of the course etc.