Letcombe Regis Talk

I’m looking forward to meeting the good folks at the newly formed Letcombe Regis Camera Club this coming thursday (7th June), where I’ll be presenting my recent talk on getting out of your comfort zone and developing confidence in your own photography.

 

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Merry Christmas!

Gig Photos!

gigphotos-logoI’ve just made a new website specifically for my music photography.  Check it out at www.GigPhotos.co.uk

 

RPS Workshops / Committee matters

A quick update about my role in the local region of the Royal Photographic Society..

Following a very successful series of workshops I helped to run at the RPS HQ last autumn, I will be presenting three more at the RPS in the spring on the topics of digital workflow and editing with Lightroom and Photoshop.

I’ve also accepted a position on the committee of the RPS Western Region, which is the societies largest chapter with some 800-odd active members.  My role will primarily be concerned with education and training, but I’ll also be dealing with the region’s membership database, mailing list and newsletters etc.

Talking of newsletters, I’ll be sending out a new year update myself very soon with preliminary details of some travel and training events for this year so keep an eye on your inbox!

Hold the Front Page

Nice surprise for a Sunday evening to see my latest image with the lovely Natalie had been featured on the Front Page of Purpleport :-)

For those not familiar with the site, Purpleport is a models, photographers and related creatives networking site with tens of thousands of members and every day literally thousands of images are uploaded.  To have an image selected for the front page is quite an achievement so I was delighted to see this:

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Here’s a link to the original:

http://purpleport.com/portfolio/richardolpin/image/997322/photographer/?referrer=richardolpin

And by the end of the day it had been in the list of ‘most loved’ images too :-)

 

In the news…

Here’s a little write-up in the Gloucester Gazette about my talk at Tyndale Photography Club last week.

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Work Experience Requests

Recently I’ve been getting a lot of requests from students asking about work experience with me.

I’m afraid in the majority of cases this really isn’t possible right now.

The key thing that prevents this is simply the fact that whilst I am a semi-professional photographer, that’s is only part of what I do, and therefore I don’t work to regular hours and can’t really predict what I’m going to be doing at any particular time.  I don’t run a full time studio, I work from home or rent studios if I need one for a specific shoot (see my Flickr for recent examples).  Most of my photographic income actually comes from teaching others which is mostly in the form of specific one-to-one training days and location workshops.

If you’re looking for specific technical training then of course I can probably help there, and I do offer occasional discounts to photography students, especially if we can fit some training for you in around otherwise quiet times so please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss that.
I’m always very happy to offer general advice to aspiring photographers though and I’d invite you to register on my forum where you can ask questions, join the discussions and take part in projects etc. with the other forum members.
Sorry I can’t be more help, but do keep in touch and good luck with your photography!