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Photo Tips & News, Issue #006 -- What's New !
February 13, 2010

Welcome to the February 2010 issue of   DPTips Central   newsletter!


It is a new year and a new start to further your digital photography skills and promote your work. If you have not done so, we highly recommend you read our photography article: "Getting Recognition for Your Photographic Work" as part of our Digital Photography Articles Section . This month's e-zine is full of essential information on new courses and books to further your photographic education as well as photo awards currently opened for entries to help you promote your work along the way...

Photography Courses and Books

Lighting company Bowens has revealed a free programme of online video tutorials for photographers, which will offer best practice tips on how to use the company's lighting equipment. The videos will be presented by photographers Christian Hough and Chris Reeve, sharing their favourite techniques. Bowens expects to release five videos before March where each video will be 5 minutes long and feature new, original content and ideas on how to add new dimensions to your shots. So watch Bowens website for the videos release at also recommends a FREE online Photography Book: Photographic Therapy written by Rolando Gomez. He is a Lexar Elite photographer, who transitioned from combat photography to glamour photography in 1999 and still freelances as a photojournalist. He has taught over 400 workshops and seminars in Mexico, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, and the United States. We find his latest book quite special, innovative and inspiring and we hope you like it too. Download at

If you want to join the world of CSI then check out the latest course offering from City & Guilds: a Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Crime Scene Photography. The qualification consists of three units:
1. Prepare for Evidential Impression and Crime Scene Photography
2. Crime Scene Photography
3. Evidential Impression Photography
For further details, visit

The British Institute of Professional Photography has unveiled the training schedule for 2010, with courses running throughout the year in a variety of disciplines. The course prices range from £150 - £300 for non-members and this prices are discounted for members of the BIPP.
For further details, visit BIPP website...

Photography Competitions and Exhibitions

The New York Photo Festival is calling for entries for its third annual competition. There are 12 categories to participate in - seven for professional photographers and five for student photographers. The categories are divided into editorial, fine art and advertising photography, with another award dedicated to photobooks.

The 12 winners in each category will be presented with their awards at a ceremony on 14 May in Brooklyn, New York. Their work will form part of an exhibition scheduled for the 2011 festival. They will also be published in the New York Photo Awards 2010 Annual. Entry is subject to a fee. For more information, visit

International Conservation Photography Awards

The International Conservation Photography Awards are opened for entries until February 28, 2010. The competition attracts entries from photographers based all over the world with conservation-themed photography in a variety of categories including: Lanscapes, Flora, Wildlife, Underwater, Environment at Risk, and Community at Risk. For more information, visit

The Inge Morath Foundation is now calling for entries for its prestigious annual award, which rewards the achievements of a female photographer under the age of 30. In association with the Magnum Foundation, the Inge Morath Foundation is offering a $5000 cash prize to assist a female photographer in the completion of a longterm documentary project.
The submission deadline is 30 April. For more information, visit

The AOP Photographers Awards 2010 opened for online submissions on February 8th. There are a wide range if categories as well as some new ones this year. For more information on how to enter and available categories, visit

Photography Industry News

Nikon D3S

The Nikon D3S digital SLR received another vote of confidence when the American-space agency NASA announced that it has ordered eleven D3S bodies and seven AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikkor lenses for 'photographic documentation' aboard the Space Shuttle. Nikon UK said that the cameras destined for orbit would not receive any special modifications and 'they will be the same products available to end-users'.

We have been continuously working on providing you will essential information on the topic of copyrighting your photographic work . We are now pleased to announce that Own-It is planning a two-part Intellectual Property Rights course. Knowing about intellectual property rights can give you a real advantage when negotiating deals with commissioners as well as sustain your business and grow your reputation.
Details will be released in the coming weeks but from what we understand it is currently planned for the evenings on May 11 and 18 and attendance will be free for those who register in advance.

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Thanks for your support and it just remains for us to wish you the happiest of Christmases and a prosperous New Year!

Irina & Gianfranco

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