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Intermediate Level Photography Course, Saturday February 22nd

So after a great start with our intro class last Saturday, here’s a little sneak preview of the general kind of schedule for our more advanced class taking place Saturday week the 22nd, once again here at the studios.

  • A brief review of different file formats and importation, storage and management
  • An introduction to Profoto lights and light shaping tools
  • A more detailed look at the different light shaping tools – softboxes, umbrellas and beauty dishes – and what each can achieve
  • Different treatments in Photoshop
  • Pre-visualising your image and how to achieve mood with lighting
  • Practical session with professional model based on the morning’s teaching, using different lights and set ups
  • Edit of shoot, final selection and overview of postproduction options, grading and retouch

This course is aimed at those already with some experience looking to pick things up a notch, creating a forum for discussion and practical learning.

It’s going to be a fast paced day but if you’d like to join us drop Roisin a line at the studios as we still have a few spots left!

 

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A Big Thanks to Last Weekend’s Intro Level Class!

A big thanks to our great class from this Saturday just past, it was a fast paced day jam-packed full of learning but resulting in some really lovely shots of our two models for the day.

If you would like to join our next intro level class, drop us a line to join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop once we have more dates set for later this year.

Onwards and upwards as we gear up for the intermediate level on Saturday February 22nd…!

 

 

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File Management

So how much do you know about best file management?

Barry and Paul are now taking our intro class through RAW, PSDs, JPEGs and TIFFS and how we manage them here at the studios primarily through Photoshop and Bridge.

Showreel Time!

Who are we learning from today?! What better way to start the class than a run through of Barry’s showreel with a summary of some of his favourite work from over the years…

We have a great group in and it’s already shaping up to be a very interesting day with various backgrounds and interests.

 

Intro Level Photography Course This Day Next Week

This day next week rain or no rain we’ll be safely tucked away in Bond Street Studios more than half way through our intensive 1 day introductory level photography course.

With a thorough and hands-on program for the day we’ll be taking you from file management and camera settings through to handling studio lights and basic retouch of the images you capture.

Contact Roisin on 01 4166888 or info@barrymccallphotographer.com to join us!

Course Info

 

 

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February Photography Courses

Wondering what kind of things we’ll be looking at on our intro level photography workshop on Saturday February 8th?

It could look a little something like this:

* What is everyone’s experience with photography and what does everyone want to get from the day?

* File format discussion: RAW, PSD, JPEG, TIFF –> file importation and best management

* Introduction to basic studio lighting

* Hands on portrait session working with model/subject where you learn (and try out yourself) the fundamentals of taking a good portrait

* Basic overview of managing files in Photoshop

* And plenty of time to ask about all the things you ever wanted to know about photography..!

Wondering what we look like in action?

It could look a little something like this: Behind the Scenes on shoot with Barry

Would you like to snap up one of the last remaining spots?

Contact Roisin on 01 4166 888 or info@barrymccallphotographer.com

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Samsung Young Designer of the Year 2013

A couple of months back I was asked to join the panel to judge Samsung’s Young Designer of the Year competition for Dublin Fashion Festival 2013, and subsequently photograph the winning piece

During the judging, as soon as I saw the winning design and how sculptural it is – almost like a piece of art – I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I lit the shot to really bring out the detail and the organic shape of the piece.

It was great to work with a new and exciting designer and we wish Claire Lynam all the best going forward. I’m sure we’ll be working with her again in the future!

 

 

Introductory Level Photography Course, Saturday February 8th

Our introductory/beginner level photography course on Saturday February 8th here at the studios is now almost full. It’s looking like a nice little mix of photography backgrounds and interests so we’re looking forward to having everyone in here at the studios at Bond Street, Dublin 8.

We still have a few spots left so, if you’d like to join us too, drop Roisin a line on info@barrymccallphotographer.com or 014166888 and we’ll book you in! Barry is looking forward to meeting you all.

Gift vouchers also still available.

 

 

 

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Happy New Year!

Wishing all our followers a Happy New Year.

We hope you had a lovely break with plenty of rest and relaxation, and are feeling refreshed as a New Year starts. We are back in studio as normal and looking forward to the year ahead.

2013 was an exciting year for us with but 2014 is shaping up to be equally busy, between new fashion, advertising and beauty shoot opportunities, travel, new projects and a new round of photography courses here in studio.

So keep your eyes peeled as the year gets off to a kick-start and we promise to keep you updated as the year unfolds….

 

 

Image of the Day

A classic favourite as we draw towards the end of the year.

Don’t forget about our studio photography courses due to start in February.

Spaces are limited but we still have a few left!

 

 

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Gift Vouchers for Photography Courses 2014

Just about to head off on a post office run to get out more of our photography course Christmas Gift Vouchers, just in the nick of time for under the tree.

We’ll be doing another run in the morning so it’s not too late if you would still like to treat someone to a spot on our courses…. or maybe treat yourself? And vouchers will be available for collection for real last minute gifts up until lunchtime Monday December 23rd.

Get in touch if you too would like to receive one of these pretty vouchers, printed on textured fine art paper.

 

 

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Life’s Lust Haves: Our Courses 2014!

We are delighted that Nessa Cotter of Life’s Lust Haves fashion blog will be joining us for our first photographic course of 2014.

Check out her little piece on our courses here…  Life’s Lust Haves

And then stay awhile longer and enjoy browsing the rest of her blog for all things fashion, photography and more.

We still have spots left on both our beginner course on Saturday February 8th and our more advanced course on Saturday February 22nd so drop us a line if you too would like to join us.

 

 

 

 

 

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John Banville Portrait

Congratulations to John Banville on his recent Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement award received at the Bórd Gais Energy Irish Book Awards.

Long may we continue to enjoy his great books, those already written and those yet to be written.

 

Dates Confirmed for Spring Photographic Courses

So with our diary for spring organised we can now confirm dates for our courses.

We are now open for bookings for a beginner/introductory level course on Saturday February 8th 2014 and an intermediate level course on Saturday February 22nd.

Places will be limited so contact us now for full details and to snap up your spot! It’s Christmas after all, why not treat yourself… or let someone else?!

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Check out these testimonials from our 2013 courses:

“Amazing weekend in the studio! I recommend this course to all aspiring photographers. Thanks so much guys.”
Hollie Creedon, March 2013

“Going to the class I was not sure what I was going to learn but I have to say when I left I was blown away by what I took from it. Barry & Paul completely opened a whole other world of photography, made me feel really welcome and no question was unanswered. I would recommend anyone who owns a camera regardless of level to go on a course with Barry. For me I cannot wait until the next course is up and running”.
Matt Hunt, September 2013

“Today’s course was awesome!! Barry you legend, thank you so much for a great day & teaching me new studio lighting skills. Also thank you for signing my copy of your PHO20GRAPHY Book”
Keith Moran, September 2013

“Course was amazing yesterday! Thanks so much for all the tips and tricks!”
Louise Scott, September 2013

Stuck for a Christmas Gift for your Creative Friend?

Well why not gift them a one day digital photographic course here at the studios with Barry early next year?

We enjoyed the courses so much this year that we decided we had to hold more and we’ll be kicking off in February.

Courses will be suited to beginners and those at a more intermediate level, full details available by dropping us a line, and places will be limited to small groups.

So what are you waiting for? Here’s your chance to get one more ticked off the list and maybe even treat yourself while you are at it!

Check out some testimonials from past participants

“Amazing weekend in the studio! I recommend this course to all aspiring photographers. Thanks so much guys.”
Hollie Creedon, March 2013

“Going to the class I was not sure what I was going to learn but I have to say when I left I was blown away by what I took from it. Barry & Paul completely opened a whole other world of photography, made me feel really welcome and no question was unanswered. I would recommend anyone who owns a camera regardless of level to go on a course with Barry. For me I cannot wait until the next course is up and running”.
Matt Hunt, September 2013

“Today’s course was awesome!! Barry you legend, thank you so much for a great day & teaching me new studio lighting skills. Also thank you for signing my copy of your PHO20GRAPHY Book”
Keith Moran, September 2013

“Course was amazing yesterday! Thanks so much for all the tips and tricks!”
Louise Scott, September 2013

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L’Oréal Paris for Irish Tatler

Starting as we mean to continue with our new blog, lots of imagery updates for you to enjoy…

Check out some of the shots we did for L’Oréal Paris in the current Irish Tatler. Some great inspiration for the oh-so-glamorous festive season coming up, don’t you think?

With Billy Orr on make-up, David Cashman on hair and Sarah Ann O’Hegarty on styling for our girls Isabelle and Faye.

 

 

Chapter One Book

Chapter One: An Irish Food Story

In celebration of their 21 years in the business and as one of the country’s most high profile restaurants, Chapter One’s proprietors Ross Lewis, Michelin star winning chef, and Martin Corbett have produced a book showcasing the mark they have made in modern Irish cuisine. The book not only captures the sculptural quality of some of the restaurant’s signature dishes but also covers everything from source suppliers and ingredients to the plush restaurant interiors and the wonderful staff who ensure nothing but the best in service.

Buy the book here

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