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LSP Newsletter #36

   Photo: Ellen Rodgers

May 2015 – Newsletter #36

Hello everyone, we hope you are enjoying the beginning of spring all over the north hemisphere.
To welcome the season, we have some great offers for all the past, present and future students at LSP. Just scroll down the Newsletter and discover the discount vouchers available.

Great news for Part Time, Full Time and Flexible Professional Photography Students:
Submissions are open for the next LSP Exhibition. Please read all the information about it at LspExhibition.co.uk.

We have settled in and made ourselves at home in the new studio and we are enjoying every second spent in it! We also have a new trainer, Derek Lomas who will be teaching Product Photography. Welcome to the LSP Team Derek!

– Vouchers are valid for every workshop (apart from Level 1) available on our website calendar.– Bookings must be completed before 30/06/2015.- One voucher per booking.

– Only returning clients are eligible.

– Not valid for new clients.

– No refund or reschedule available for bookings made with the voucher.

Congratulations to Karen Burgos who wins the April Assignment #35  ‘Reflections & Trough the Glass’.
We got struck by the texture created by the water on the glass. It leaves a sense of anxiety and a good photograph should always make you question what’s going on around the subject. Great job!
Karen wins an Open Date Voucher to attend an Evening Workshop at LSP (worth £295). Workshops included are: Evening Digital Photography Levels 1 and 2, Creative Photography, Career Coaching, Photoshop and Lightroom.

May’s Assignment is published below and the deadline to submit your images is the 31st
of May. The winner will be announced on our June Newsletter.

Don’t stop sending us amazing pictures!

For any queries about our Newsletter and Contest: newsletter@londonschoolofphotography.net

– The Part Time Professional Photography Course is the most comprehensive programme specifically designed for anyone willing to pursue a career in Photography. Classes are every Wednesday, from 10:30 to 16:30 for 6 months. Part Time students are eligible to take part at our annual exhibition.


For this month’s assignment we chose something different.

Inspired by the exhibition ‘Salt and Silver’ currently showing at Tate Britain, we thought it would be interesting to see some ‘analogue’ photos from you.

The subject will be your choice completely, it doesn’t really have to be an analogue photo but it has to look like one for sure. So dust off your old cameras and some film rolls, or your Photoshop and Lightroom filters, if you prefer, and start playing!
Most of us at LSP have seen the analogue to digital change happen. Gone are the darkroom days with red lights and the smell of chemicals – some of us still do it with home kits – replaced now by hours spent post processing on Lightroom and Photoshop.
Analogue photography will never die. Lomography, for example, is very alive and it is possible to find cameras and films at their own shop and several other places like the Photographers Gallery and Urban Outfitters.

Processing your own film and enlarging your own photographs is also possible in darkroom facilities around London and if you have never experienced the magic of seeing images appearing on paper in a darkroom, we can only say one thing: GO! Do it! You’ll love it!
Turning your digital photographs into vintage looking images has never been easier with the help of mobile phone and tablet apps as well as Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets. We list some of them for you bellow.

IOS and Android Photo apps: Instagram, HipstamaticVSOCam, NoFinder, ShakeItPhoto.

Photoshop Actions: Old Film, Vintage Pro, Lomo, Glory Days, Vintage Light Leak, Orange Tones, Retro Filters. And here is a guide on How to Save, Share, Download, and Install Custom Photoshop Actions.

Lightroom Presets: Analogue Love 1, Analog, Holga, Summer, Aged B&W print, Everything Bundle.  And here is a guide on How to Install Lightroom Presets.

And here is a quick Photoshop tutorial on how to turn your images into sepia tone:

1- Open your image

2- Pop up the Hue / Saturation Window ( Image – Adjustments – Hue/Saturation)

3- Tick the option “Colorize”

4- Write “42” on Hue value

5- Adjust saturation level to your taste

Send us your images for a chance to win an Evening Workshop at LSP.

Please submit your photos here (A maximum of 3 images per person) 

Deadline: 31st May 2015.

Photo credit: Jody Ake

The Course offers a combination of our existing workshops at a discounted rate and can be completed in 7 Weeks (FT) or up to 6 months (Flexi). E-mail us at Lsp@LspTraining.co.uk for information. All FT or Flexi students are eligible to take part at our annual exhibition.


This is the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography. A uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839, salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new visual language of the modern moment.

William Henry Fox Talbot, Plaster Bust of Patroclus, before February 1846  Wilson Centre for Photography

This revolutionary technique transformed subjects from still lifes, portraits, landscapes and scenes of daily life into images with their own specific aesthetic: a soft, luxurious effect particular to this photographic process.

The few salt prints that survive are seldom seen due to their fragility, and so this exhibition, a collaboration with the Wilson Centre for Photography, is a singular opportunity to see the rarest and best early photographs of this type in the world.

Jean-Baptiste Frénet, Horse and Groom, 1855

 Wilson Centre for Photography

Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860Tate Britain25 February – 7 June 2015

We regularly post snapshots and backstage photos of our workshops as they’re happening on our Instagram page: @lsptraining