Have you registered for the March Photography Dash yet?
The March Photography Dash follows on from my wildly popular February Photography Dash. In the February Dash, over 700 participants together photographed and shared over 6,000 spectacular images during the month. At the same time as learning heaps about their camera.
By taking part, you will take your own photography skills to new heights, have loads of fun, and have the opportunity to share your creations with fellow photographers from all around the world.
Do you want to be your family's go-to photographer? More than one participant in the February Dash have said their family have been so impressed with their achievements, they have been asked to be the 'official keeper of memories' for family events.
Other participants have entered (and won) photography competitions. Even more have taken the best photos they have ever taken. Almost all have valued the extra insights and ideas the Dash has given them for their own images.
I highly recommend this course. I have been taking pictures for years and this is the first time I have taken a photograph that looked as good if not better than the real thing! And this was in the first week!!
-- Peter Macready, Guadalajara, Mexico
There are two streams for the March Photography Dash: A Dash Blend, and Manual Mode.
Stream 1: Dash Blend
The Dash Blend is a mix of topics designed to get you photographing subjects that you would not normally photograph. The challenges will have you using your camera in ways you hadn't previously imagined!
Stream 2: Manual Mode
Are you scared to take the jump into Manual Mode? Don't be! In The Manual Mode Dash, I'll take you by the hand and show you how to take full control of your camera. Once you finish this Dash, you won't be daunted by Manual Mode again, and your photos will have that added dimension that only Manual Mode can bring.
Choose the one that works best for you. Or take part in both streams!
Easy and Gratifying Course Material
Twice a week, I'll send you new course material based around a central theme or topic. Along with the course material, I'll also set you a photographic task. The tasks are stimulating and enjoyable. And they will help you to learn how to use your camera.
The Dash will only take 30 minutes twice a week for a month; and is a bargain at only $25 (or even less if you register for more than one Dash).
The March Photography Dash starts on 1st March and as registrations close shortly thereafter, there are only a few days left to get involved.
This course was definitely worth it. As a beginner in photography I have learnt a considerable amount about my camera and what it is capable of doing. I am definitely going to register for the other dashes.
I've been blown away at the creativity and advancement achieved by Dash participants.
Here is just one example.
Sarah Lo registered for both streams of the February Dash (one stream told you all about each of your camera's settings. The other concentrated on Depth of Field - that seldom-understood element that achieves a pleasingly blurry background).
Her first uploaded image was of her daughter. It's typical of many images taken of children engrossed in an activity.
Compare that with the last image she uploaded. You might think that it's two shots in one - but the task I set in the course content for that day was to take a photo through a window into a dark room showing a reflection outside. Sarah managed to photograph her daughter perfectly, as well as capturing a lovely sunset outside AND keeping herself out of the shot. No mean feat!
While those are nice images, they are not photos that jump out at you. But those weren't the only images Sarah uploaded during the Dash. She had a lot of fun with our 'bokeh' challenge. If you aren't aware, bokeh is the term we give to the out of focus parts of an image - in particular the wonderful circles of light in the background:
This was her contribution when I asked Dash participants to zoom in on a subject to create an abstract photo:
And when I showed participants how to take photos with special effects by using a slower shutter speed, this was her entry:
Pretty impressive stuff. And typical of the types of photos YOU could be taking by following along with the March Dash.
Sarah has already registered for the March Dash. I can't wait to see what she comes up with.
Why not join Sarah and lots of other like minded photographers from all around the world in the March Dash! But be quick. It starts this Saturday!
When I initially started this dash I never got out of Auto mode, never ventured to scene modes, never mind thinking of changing an ISO number. (Not that I knew what they were.) David has taken me slowly setting for setting through what each function does. I am absolutely amazed at how much more creative I have become. I am no longer in auto mode and loving it. I still make lots of mistakes, delete many pictures but I feel overall my photo's are far more balanced and pleasing on the eye. I have signed up for 6 months of dashes, cannot wait to see what I have achieved by then. I will be looking back and hiding all my old pictures. I highly recommend the course to anyone, but like everything what you put in is what you get out.
-- Bev Selkon
Win A Camera
Everyone who registers in the Photography Dash will go in the draw to win a brand new Sony Alpha NEX-3N Mirrorless Digital Camera. It's perfect as a second portable camera (or as an upgrade to your existing camera).
This camera sports:
- 16.1 MP APS-C sensor for great images
- ISO 200-16000
- Intelligent AF System
- 16-50mm (35mm Equiv: 24-75mm) PZ Lens
- 180° tilting LCD screen for easy self portraits
- Full HD movie shooting 60 fps
I'll ship the camera worldwide, so you are eligible to win no matter where in the world you live.
All participants in the Dash are also in the running to win a second NEX-3N camera. So you have two chances to win a sweet camera.
I have been wanting to do a photography class for a long time but could not find the right one.I tried the Dash Class and found it very comfortable for me as a beginner. The pace was right and the content verv comprehensive and easy to follow.Great for inexperienced folks like me.
-- Elizabeth Clarke
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