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Hey everyone and welcome to the first newsletter of 2015. In this edition we would like to share some recent free blog tutorials with you, request for your cars to photograph, a look at recent students work, up and coming events and exhibitions and finally the introduction of courses we are going to be running this year. Thanks to Simon Darney for the header image.

We Need Your Cars!

Fords, American & Hot Rod

As I am sure most of you are aware by now our head tutor works for various automotive magazines. These include Classic Ford, American Car and Custom Car. We are always on the look out for new feature cars. We are also looking for any other automotive related vehicles to broaden the magazines we currently contribute to. These could be VW’s, Caravanning, Flight etc. if you think that you have a vehicle that is feature worthy we will see what we can do.

Final Major Project – Automotive Advertising

Darren’s third year final major project is on Automotive Advertising, for this he is looking at the boneline structural design of vehicles. The cars he needs for this must be the most recent model. If you have or know of someone who owns one of the following cars and would be happy for us to photograph it then please get in contact:

Aston Martin GT (Racing)
Audi R8
BMW M3, M4 Coupe, M6 Coupe or i8
Ford Mustang (UK version)
Ginetta GT3
Jaguar F-Type S or R Coupe
Lamborghini Aventador
McLaren 675LT, P1GTR
Nissan GTR
Toyota GT86

For examples of current work please visit www.darrenwoolway.co.uk

Student Focus - Latest images from our students

Sri Lanka by Em

Durdle Door by Paul Fox

The Watcher by Dave Belsham

Four Spotted Chaser by Martin Fagence

by Stewart Oxley

by Ian Clarke

Mixed Lighting Techniques with Posh Nosh

Saturday 4th July 2015 - Save the Date!

As many of you have already completed all our current courses we have created a new workshop for 2015. This is designed to take you that next step by combining portable lighting with ambient light to photograph a portrait.

On this course we will be teaming up with natural light specialist David Tovey who will guide you through photographing a model with natural light and light modifiers. The second half of the day will be spent with Darren using Bowens or Broncolor portable lighting and ambient light to photograph a model. The group will be split into 5-6 students, you will have the opportunity to work with 2 different professional models.

The workshop includes lunch at the fine dining restaurant The Hengist, you will be treated to a 2 course meal with a glass of wine created for you by South African Chef of the Year Petrus Madutleta.

The best part of this course is as it is the first time we are running it we are offering it to you for a crazy price, valued at £249.00 the first 12 students to sign up only have to pay £99.00! It is worth coming for the meal alone. We do not expect the spaces to be available long, as we have already sold 3 of them.

For more information and booking Click Here

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Starting mid-June

Last year we ran our first Introduction to Adobe Lightroom course in Bromley, we appreciate this was a bit far out the way for most of you but have arranged to run these now on Monday nights from 7.30pm-9.30pm at The Hengist in Aylesford.

The course will run over 3 Monday evenings and we expect to start the first one mid June. If you are interested in this please email us studio@raidphotographic.co.uk

There will be a maximum of 10 people per course and we need a minimum of 6 people for it to run.

Latest Blog Posts/Tutorials and Articles

Article: Do I need a degree in photography to become a professional photographer? Read More>>>
Tutorial: How to fix perspective, straighten horizons in camera and in Photoshop. Read More>>>
Tutorial: How to create images of Ghosts.
Tips: How to photograph sunsets.
Coming Soon: How to photograph lightning.

Upcoming Events

The Photography Show - NEC Birmingham

This weekend sees the start of The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Extended to four days this year it will take place from Saturday 21st March until Tuesday 24th March. We will be wandering around on the Monday so feel free to come and say hi if you see us.

It is a great place to look at the latest in equipment, hear inspirational talks from industry specialists and the opportunities to network are endless!

To find out more or to book your ticket visit The Photography Show website.

That's All Folks

until next time remember “Capture, Create & Inspire”

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