November / December 2016 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Nov 16th – 6:30pm to 9pm
Basic Lightroom – Mel Carll, instructor $79
Adobe Lightroom CC is a program that is a dream for digital photographers. This workshop will cover 4 of the 7 modules of Lightroom, with the main focus on the Library and Develop modules. Mel will cover importing and managing your files, photo editing and color correcting, using and creating presets, synchronizing between images, exporting and finishing in Photoshop, creating a slideshow and printing. We will also spend some time looking at the new features of Lightroom CC. Then we will get into actually editing images during the last hour of the workshop. Please bring 1 image, and your computer as then we will go though the editing process to get a final image ready for printing. You may bring a computer, but it is not required.
Wednesday, Dec 7th - 6:30pm to 9pm
Basic DSLR Camera – Mel Carll, instructor $179 for all 3 sessions (Part 1 of a 3 part workshop)
This 3 session workshop will focus only on the camera. We will start session 1 at the beginning with camera modes, aperture, shutter, and ISO, what these mean, and where they are on your camera. We will also discuss how they work together to create the photos you are looking for and then talk about what to work on during the days between sessions. This is a hands-on class, please bring your DSLR camera to class. This class is not geared toward point and shoot cameras. (Part 2 will be held on 12/14/16 and Part 3 on 12/21/16).
Wednesday, Dec 14th - 6:30pm to 9pm
Basic DSLR Camera – Mel Carll, instructor (Part 2 of a 3 part workshop)
This is a hands-on class, please bring your DSLR camera to class. This 3 session workshop will focus only on the camera. We will start session 2 where we left off in session 1 with a review, then on to depth of field, lens selection, exposure compensation, white balance and composition. This is a hands-on class, please bring your DSLR camera to class. This class is not geared toward point and shoot cameras. (Part 1 will be held on 12/7/16 and Part 3 on 12/21/16).
Wednesday, Dec 21st – 6:30pm to 9pm
Basic DSLR Camera – Mel Carll, instructor (Part 3 of a 3 part workshop)
We will start session 3 with a review of the assignment, sort out the mysteries and then dive back into the camera. Other topics will include color space, exposure controls, bracketing, flash and whatever else time permits. So bring in that camera and let’s get down to what makes it work. This is a hands-on class, please bring your DSLR camera to class. This class is not geared toward point and shoot cameras. (Part 1 will be held on 12/7/16 and part 2 on 12/14/16).
Too busy to schedule a class? Do you learn better one-on-one? Do you have a lot of specific questions and don't want to disrupt a classroom full of students? Then one-on-one training may be for you. Learn Photoshop, general photography and DSLR skills, composition, or flash and strobe techniques in individual workshops, custom-tailored to your needs. Available at the Center, or on-site at your corporate location. Prices start at $75/hour.
We offer a variety of Photographic Services including:
* Studio Portraits
* Special Events
* Senior Portraits
* Head Shots
* Family Location Portraits
* Product Photography
To see our Wedding and Event Photography, please check our website Mel & Company Photography for additional details.
We are located at:
27600 Bouquet Cyn Road, Suite 212
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Were heading into the dog days of summer and it seems everyone is either getting ready to head out on vacation, or like me, just returning from a photography trip. I was catching up on more than 1200 emails and one in particular caught my eye, a short article talking about 5 tips to shake up your travel photography from Jim Maher. Below is the short version of that article that we hope you enjoy and helps spur some great images in the very near future:
Forget the stock photos and focus on daily life: Sometimes when we are in a beautiful place all we can think about is taking photos of the beautiful architecture, the monuments and the wonders that we travelled to see. But these things are not necessarily what gives a place its essence and its soul. Stop and think about how you feel. What is creating that feeling?
Combine the old with the new: We all want to photograph another time period. So try and seek out moments that combine the old with the new - that pay homage to the past but update it with a modern twist.
Turn your camera away from the sunset: Sunsets are beautiful, but can be cheesy. Over the course of a couple of hours, the light from a sunset will constantly change colors. Set up your tripod, relax, and take identical shots of your surroundings with the different color pallets. Frame them side by side on your wall, and they will look stunning.
Combine a simple detail shot with a great story: Shooting one single frame that says everything is a very powerful image. Finding that image may not be easy, but when you do, you will know it!
Capture the locals: It is the locals both people and animals that give most destinations their true feelings, so go out and capture them!
If a one on one workshop is more your style, we can customize one just for you. Just give us a call. And remember, SCV Center for Photography workshops make great gifts.