June will be the final month of topics for the Photography Dash.
Around a month ago, I made the heartbreaking, but necessary, decision to close the Dash. The number of participants has decreased over recent times - enough that the income no longer covers my fixed costs (like servers and hiring pro photographers). The Dash is now costing me money each month to run.
I know there are some people for whom The Dash is very useful, which makes shutting it down a really hard decision. I certainly haven't taken it lightly, and I am truly personally sorry to be discontinuing The Dash when it is still used by people.
[Update: The DashInsider community will continue. Read to the end of this message]
What's going to happen next?
My system will charge the June payment shortly. Once that happens, I'll cancel your subscription so you won't be charged again.
If you have Dash credits remaining (usually because you purchased multiple months ahead of time), I'll contact you separately to offer you a refund, or alternatively, you can receive previous course content you may have missed.
DashInsider website will continue
The DashInsider website will keep going (only the Dash monthly topics, critiques, and challenges will stop). You will still be able to upload images and communicate with the other great members of the Dash community even after the Dash closes.
All the content is still available
The previous Dash content will still be online - even after the Dash stops - so you can continue to refer back to this valuable information. Find all the links on your Dashboard page.
I'm not leaving!
I will continue teaching photography on my main website . If you haven't already, I recommend signing up for my free weekly newsletter. Each week I send lots of articles to help you improve your photography.
Closing the Dash will also leave me more time to turn my thoughts to some other great ideas I have for teaching photography!
If you would like some one-on-one coaching, my three fabulous coaches - Julia, Cameron and Becki - are still here to help you improve. Please contact me if you would like to be put in touch with a coach.
I've been honored to have your support of the Photography Dash over the last few years. Little did I know when I first thought of the Dash (and the Amble) back in 2013 how many photographers would use the information in the course to vastly improve their photography skills (and even win competitions)!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me by emailing me, or leaving a comment below.
Photography Dash Founder
Digital Photo Secrets
"Keep on Dashing"
David's wonderful photographic courses may be coming to end but the Dash Insider community, that we are all a part of, is going to continue on into the future. A group of dedicated members plan to keep it alive and vibrant, interesting and exciting, with weekly photographic challenges, as suggested by many members who have shared their thoughts and ideas with us in the Forum.
This special world-wide Dash community of ours is too unique to allow it to fall away, after all David's hard work and the dedication of his team. We plan to make it a special place for you all to share your photos, learn new skills and have fun.
Every current and past member of the Dash community is invited to be a part of this exciting new venture. Just log into the Dash Insider HOME page, click on FORUM > News & Announcements > Future of Dash Insider and let us know you will be joining us and then add any ideas or suggestions you might have. We are hoping to see you all back and enjoying your photography with us once again.
I hope to see you very soon on the Dash,
With very best wishes
Dash Participant Ambassador
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