Upcoming Classes, Workshops and One-on-One Sessions
When I'm not out shooting or back in my studio processing and printing images, my next favorite thing about photography is sharing my enthusiasm, knowledge and experiences in the classes and workshops I teach, and working with individuals or small groups in customized one-on-one sessions.
For me, photography learning never ends and that's one of the most enjoyable things about photography. If we don't constantly hone our craft, our skills and our vision, we grow stale. Photographers spend thousands of dollars on equipment and photo travel, but they often neglect continually building the skills that will truly make them better photographers. In addition to the classes and workshops mentioned in this post, I actually spend more time working one-on-one with photographers, helping them with whatever areas photographically they would like to improve - their photographic vision, conceiving and working on projects, bodies of work, and exhibits, improving basic camera skills, deciding on the most appropriate equipment for their photography goals, honing that most critical area of self-critiquing and then improving images through Lightroom and Photoshop, etc. If you would like to know more about my one-on-one and small group sessions, just email me!
On my website I've just posted the "classes and workshops" that I will be teaching over the next few months. Here are the highlights:
Lightroom Overview - Up and Running in a Day
September 23th, 2017
This seminar is an overview of Lightroom’s 7 modules, with emphasis on the Library, Develop and Print modules. This is a demonstration and presentation, rather than a hands-on workshop. (If you want a comprehensive, hands-on, 3-day LR workshop, see "Lightroom Intensive" below.) After attending LR Overview, you will have a thorough understanding of Lightroom’s features and capabilities and be in a better position to decide whether Lightroom is an appropriate digital asset management tool and a raw image processing tool for your purposes. More information about the "Lightroom Overview" class can be found "HERE."
Photoshop Essentials - Adjustment Layers, Curves and Masks
October 7th, 2017
The three Photoshop tools that I use in editing each and every one of my images are adjustment layers, curves and masks. If they are not an important part of your image editing, and you’d like to take your image editing beyond where you are, gaining a thorough knowledge and understanding of adjustment layers, curves and masks is the answer. More information about "Photoshop - Adjustment Layers, Curves and Masks" can be found "HERE."
Printing the Fine Art Print
October 28th, 2017
In this age of the internet and smart phones, the darkroom has all but disappeared and fewer and fewer prints are being made. I don't believe the true beauty of the photograph can be seen until a quality print is made. This mini-workshop will help users get the most out of their digital printers and printing materials. The quality of the print is directly related to one’s knowledge of image processing and image preparation prior to printing. We will cover printing through Photoshop, as well as the amazing printing capabilities of Lightroom. More information about "Printing the Fine Art Print" can be found "HERE."
November 10th, 11th, 12th, 2017
Lightroom (LR) is THE software program of choice for both organization and management of your thousands, or tens of thousands of digital images, as well as for image editing. If you’re new to LR, you will leave the workshop with a full understanding and hands-on experience using this extremely powerful, but user-friendly software. If you’ve been using LR, but not taking full advantage of all of its power, you will gain a greater in-depth knowledge of LR and learn many of the short-cuts and tricks that will enable you to become a power-user of this amazing program. More information about the "Lightroom Intensive" workshop can be found "HERE."
Lightroom Advanced - Importing and the Develop Module
November 30th, December 7th, 14th, 20th, 2017
The two most used LR capabilities are the "Import" and "Develop" functions. "Importing" brings information about your images into LR's catalog, and "Develop" is the incredibly powerful image editing module. This small, hands-on workshop is for current LR users who would like an in-depth refresher on image organization, importing and the Develop module and who feel that they are just not taking advantage of the full image editing capabilities of this software. They may be relatively comfortable with early versions of LR but not up-to-speed with the some of the nuances and enhancements in more recent versions. Intermediate and more advanced Lightroom users have found this workshop valuable because of the many tips and tricks that are shared. There are many advanced features of the Develop module that can make your average image into an outstanding photograph. More information about the "Lightroom Import and Develop" workshop can be found "HERE."