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JANUARY 2010 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Tuesday, January 5th and Wednesday, January 6th – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Mastering Digital Color for Photographers – David Saffir instructor $139 (this is a 2 night workshop)
Mastering digital color isn’t just about having the ability to control color, it’s also about using color to maximize creative opportunities and bring your vision to life. In the first of our series of Mastering workshops, you will learn how to make your color dance, and thus to improve your photography. We will cover areas such as color in real life, color profiling, creative color control, color space, controlling and enhancing color in your prints, tips and tricks to use color as a creative tool and much, much more. Each student will also receive a free copy of the book “Mastering Digital Color” (282 pages) by David Saffir.
Thursday, January 7th – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Basics of Camera Flash – Ron Brewer instructor $59
See a dramatic difference in your photography by learning how to take your flash off the camera. Learn how to move from ugly flash to good light, even with just the one flash that you probably already own. The whole “how to” process will be demonstrated live in class and then you will have the opportunity to try it for yourself with the instructor. If you have the skills to drive a car, you already have the aptitude to learn the process that will take your photography to the next level quicker than most skills you can learn. Since this is a hands-on class, please bring a camera, flash and a wireless trigger or sync cord (just bring what you have and we will have a few available to share).
Friday, January 8th – 7pm – 9pm
Friday Night Foto Jam – $5
Come hang out with your fellow photographers in a casual atmosphere and bring your laptop! We will layout tables, chairs and power strips. Work on images; help others. We will have music and light snacks as well, so come join us for a casual evening of fun, photos, and camaraderie.
Saturday, January 9th – 9am to 3pm
Tools of the Trade – Taking your Photography and Business to the Next Level – David Saffir instructor, $109
Learn how to setup your environment to get the most out of your photography. We will talk about your physical environment, ergonomics, lighting, display/monitor selection. Next we go into getting the most out of your inkjet printer. Understand the camera to printer workflow, including selecting a printer, getting accurate color previews to printing an image. We will talk about troubleshooting, print correction and archiving. Lastly, we will talk about matching media for client needs, media types for social photography, and fine art prints, including dealing with galleries and fine art organizations. Participants are encouraged to bring a high resolution digital file to print as a fine art print.
Wednesday January 13th – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Photoshop 101 – David Green instructor, $59 (Sign up for all 3 for just $150, a savings of $27)
New to Photoshop? This three-part class starts at the very beginning, from viewing images in Bridge, to opening an image, basic editing, layers, adjustments, brushes, shortcut keys and more. Starting with two images, we will start to modify those images in a real-world way, to learn the techniques along with the concepts. (Take one class, or take all three. They will be organized to offer the most benefit whether you take them all or not) To get the most out of the class, please bring a laptop with Photoshop loaded. CS4 is recommended, but not required. Most of the topics are supported in earlier versions of Photoshop. (Photoshop 102 on 1/20/10 and Photoshop 103 on 1/27/10.)
Thursday, January 14th – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Photo Basics – Ted Dayton instructor $69
Learn how to get the most from even the simplest digital cameras, from functions such as shutter speed and aperture control, white balance and ISO settings, file sizes and flash photography. Ted will also cover basic ideas about good composition and creativity, and offer effective and simple tips for getting exciting shots, even if you’re a beginner. Bring 3 images on a CD or jump drive for a critique from Ted at the end of the class.
Tuesday, January 19th – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Basics of Adobe Lightroom – Dan Holmes instructor $59
Adobe Lightroom is a program that is a dream for digital photographers. This workshop will cover the 5 modules of Lightroom, with the main focus on the Library and Develop modules. Dan 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, printing and creating a webpage. You may bring a laptop but it is not required.
Wednesday, January 20th – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Photoshop 102 – David Green instructor $59
Part two of this three-part class picks up with a review of all the basic photography related tools. Continuing work on the two images we used in Photoshop 101, we will discuss adjustments, filters, plug-ins, and the all-important layers and adjustment layers. (Take one class, or take all three. They will be organized to offer the most benefit whether you take them all or not) To get the most out of the class, please bring a laptop with Photoshop loaded. CS4 is recommended, but not required. Most of the topics are supported in earlier versions of Photoshop. (Photoshop 101 on 1/13/10 and Photoshop 103 on 1/27/10.)
Thursday, January 21st – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
The Classic Two Light Portrait Lighting – Ted Dayton instructor $69
This 3-hour class will demonstrate what beautiful portraits you can take with just two lights: one for your subject and one for the background. Learn Ted’s simple keys to controlling the key light for a portrait that makes your subject look their best, along with ways to pose your subject for easy interaction and more great shots than you ever thought possible. Bring your camera and lenses from 60-135mm and take pictures of a live model.
Saturday, January 23th – 9am to 3pm
After the Shoot! The Basics of Digital Workflow – Dan Holmes instructor $89
Digital Cameras take millions of nice photos. What do you do with all of them? How do you edit them, store them, protect them, and show them? Most of all, how do you find them? This workshop covers “What happens after the shoot.” Topics will include digital workflow, photo editing, naming, cataloging and showing. We will work examples through the full process, with presentations, discussion and demonstrations. This workshop will be beneficial for photographers that would like to learn more about “DAM” – Digital Asset Management (as in “Where did I put that @#$% photo?) It won’t be simply a photo editing class, but we will use Adobe Lightroom, PhotoShop and Microsoft’s Expression Media during the course of the day to help you get, and stay organized.
Wednesday, January 27th – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Photoshop 103 – David Green instructor $59
In our third workshop, we integrate what we’ve learned in Photoshop 101 and 102, seeing how all the tools work together. We will review what we’ve learned to date and there will be plenty of time for questions and creative digressions. (Take one class, or take all three. They will be organized to offer the most benefit whether you take them all or not) To get the most out of the class, please bring a laptop with Photoshop loaded. CS4 is recommended, but not required. Most of the topics are supported in earlier versions of Photoshop. (Photoshop 101 on 1/13/10 and Photoshop 102 on 1/20/10.)
NOTE: Photoshop 201, 202 and 203 will be offered in February, where we will continue to explore the breadth and depth of image editing in Photoshop, and cover more advanced topics like output, color space, layer masks, Adobe Camera RAW, actions and advanced plug-ins.
Thursday, January 28th – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
10 Shooting Tips and 10 Photoshop Tips – Ted Dayton instructor $59
Learn what pro shooters with decades of experience know. Learn what they do and what they don’t do to get great shots. Also, learn how to use Photoshop’s most simple and powerful tools to enhance your images in ways that give them power and bring your own vision to the surface. This is a lecture and slide show with lots of open discussion for photographers of all skill levels.
Saturday, January 30th – 10am to 3pm
Developing your Photo-Mojo: Finding inspiration wherever you go! – David Green instructor $79
The digital era was supposed to make photography easier, but we’ve gone from the days where a photographer’s primary concerns were f-stop, shutter speed and focus, to a new age of megapixels, color balance, bit-depth, dynamic range, sharpening, shooting modes, Photoshop, CF cards, etc., etc., etc. Where does it all end? We are getting so lost in the weeds with all the technical mumbo-jumbo that we are forgetting the reason we became interested in photography in the first place: To create beautiful images! This workshop will help us take the first tentative steps in finding our creative mojos, shedding the weight of technology and SEEING the art that surrounds us. Please bring a digital camera to class.