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LSP Newsletter #10


LSP Newsletter #10

Wow, it’s already November! 2012 is almost gone and what a year it has been for LSP!

The two biggest projects we started in February are now established:

– the flexible Full Time Professional Photography Course,

which can start every week and had over 50 graduated students so far, and

– the Part Time Professional Photography Course,

with bookings already open for the next two groups starting in March 2013.

This success is a result of our talented team’s passion for photography and their eagerness to share their knowledge with you. Client satisfaction is our number one priority and word-of-mouth has been our most powerful marketing tool.

As a big THANK YOU to all people who recommend our courses, we are giving £100 discount on our any evening WORKSHOPS for YOU and A FRIEND when you book it until the end of 2012. Please find details and conditions bellow.

We send monthly newsletters with tips and news about photography and LSP. Each month we publish a Photo Assignment, and by entering images, our subscribers have the chance to win a £150 Discount Voucher redeemable towards the value of any workshop at London School of Photography*. 

Anna Levene
WINNER – Assignment #9 – Autumn ColoursCongratulations to Anna Levene, winner of  October’s Newsletter Assignment # 9 – AutumnThe image works for many reasons: The diagonal line creates interesting dynamics and the colours, orange and blue, complement each other balancing warm and cold tones, which translate visually what Autumn really is. It’s also nice to see the reflection of (now empty) branches in the lake.

Anna wins a  £150 Discount Voucher redeemable towards the value of any LSP Course or Workshop. For your chance to win every month, follow the assignments and upload up to five images to the respective Flickr Gallery.

November’s Assignment #10 is published bellow and the deadline to submit images is 10/December/12.  The winner will be announced on Newsletter #11 / December.

Good luck to all!

Photo Tip & Assignment #10 – AbstractIf you are thinking of trying a new type of Photography, why not ABSTRACT it?As challenging as it may sound, in abstract art there is a lot of freedom from rules, techniques and standards. It’s a field where almost “anything goes”.

With that in mind, it may be simple to create an abstract image, but creating an interesting one is not always an easy task. This is where the “eye” of the photographer can shine.

In abstract photography, a variety of approaches can be used: unusual exposure settings, macro or close-up, out-of-focus, intentional motion blur (twisting and tilting your camera with slow shutter speeds), long exposures, among many others.

Be inspired by dreams, sensations, smells and sounds. Mix up the senses in your photographs. You must look for colours, patterns and details to compose an image that does not depict any real subject, or try to make real subjects become so fragmented that it is impossible to recognise them at first sight.

Abstract images require thought and personal interpretations play an important part, for what we see is what we are. Think about that as the viewer and the photographer, unlock your creativity trying to look at familiar things through a different perspective.

Post processing, or “photoshopping” is allowed and it adds an extra spectrum to abstract digital photography. This is nothing new considering many techniques were and are used in the darkroom to produce analogue abstract photography too.

Let the imagination flow and spend some time either in the capture process or in the front of the monitor later. The image (left) by Antonio Leanza, founder of LSP, was taken on a rainy day from inside a London telephone booth. Later squashed (nor cropped) to a square format and colour treated in Photoshop. “In the first versions of Photoshop, each filter or effect took almost an hour to load. Nowadays is much easier to experiment with digital images and there are infinite possibilities out there”, points Antonio.

Upload your Abstract images to the Flickr Gallery: ASSIGNMENT #10 for a chance to win a £150 Discount Voucher towards Courses and Workshops at LSP*.

Photo Antonio Leanza

Text: Luciana Franzolin

SHARE LSP’s SUCCESS! £100 off each, for YOU and A FRIEND on any Evening Photography Workshop when you book it until 31st Dec 2012This year LSP has accomplished a number of goals and the success is a consequence of two factors: our passionate team‘s efforts and client satisfaction.

As a big THANK YOU to all people who recommend LSP to others, we are giving £100 discount each, for YOU and A FRIEND, on any evening WORKSHOP if you book together until the end of 2012.

Evening workshops include:

– Digital Photography Level 1

– Digital Photography Level 2

– Creative Photography

– Photoshop for Photographers

– Career Coaching

Terms and Conditions:

– This offer is open to all, new and existing clients. Any two people booking together can benefit from the discount.

– FRIENDS include partners, family members, work colleagues, acquaintances, etc…

– You and your friend don’t need to book for the same workshop or date but the booking form must be filled in together with both names and workshop dates and a single payment (of £390, instead of £590) will be taken for both bookings at once.

– No refunds will be available for either part once the booking has been confirmed and the payment has been made.

– Rescheduling the workshop date is possible with minimum 15 days notice.

– Bookings must be completed (payment received) until 31st December 2012.

EXHIBITION: WORLD PRESS PHOTO The World Press Photo Exhibition brings together award-winning photographs from around the world which capture the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year.Exhibited without censorship in 50 countries all over the world, the World Press Photo Exhibition is considered by many to set a standard in the field of photojournalism.This year, subject matters include the Arab Spring – from demonstrators in Tahir Square to Libyan rebels fighting during the uprising against Colonel Gaddafi. There are photos from the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and from the Norwegian massacre on Utøya island.

Now in its 55th year, 101,254 images were submitted to the 2012 contest by 5,247 photographers from 124 different countries. This year’s exhibition contains 169 photographs and is comprised of the year’s winning photo, together with award-winning images from each of the nine contest categories.

Photo (left) – Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times.

Until 27th November 12 – 10am to 10pm

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road