The Digital Photo Workshops
Extraordinary places: Arches-Canyonlands, Tetons National Park and Yosemite National Park!
The Digital Photo Workshops offers hands-on one-on-one training to photographers of all skill levels who want to become better at their craft while having memorable experiences in some of the world’s most beautiful places. Hone your photography skills in some of the best photography locations in our four-day programs. With the guidance of our expert photographers, learn how to make compelling and memorable quality photographs—skills you can use to document travel experiences, build a portfolio, or simply capture great images for yourself.
These 3 day, weekend workshops are designed to sharpen your skills behind the camera and in the digital darkroom. They also offer you the ability to take advantage of a photo workshop without sacrificing a week of work. Workshops begin Thursday evening and wrap-up by 2:00 pm on Sunday. That leaves you plenty of time to return home Sunday evening.
Here is the the schedule for 2015
|Oregon Water Falls – with Nicole Young & Brian Matiash||May 2015|
|Savana Architectural & History Workshop||April 2015|
|Old Car City & Southeastern Rail Museum HDR and Light Painting||Oct. 2015|
|Yosemite National Park||Nov. 5–8|
WPPA’s Mad City Photo Jam 2015
“Lightroom, Photoshop and Light Painting”
Photo Jam Dates: February 19 – 23, 2015
Lightroom and Photoshop, making them work for you!
In this program you will learn how to setup Lightroom the correct way and how to keep your photos organized so you can speed up your workflow. Randy will show you how to get around Lightroom faster and demonstrate tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of Lightroom. The second part of the program will be taking your Photoshop skills to the next level. Here you will learn some different technics for correcting color, using blending modes, selections and compositing. Along the way there will be tips and tricks to speed up your Photoshop skills. You will also learn how easy it is to use some of the more powerful plug-ins in Photoshop to add extra creativity to your images.
Highlights in the class:
- Setting up Lightroom the right way
- Using collections to your fullest advantage
- Navigating around Lightroom
- Getting the most out of the Development module
- Exporting from Lightroom and using services plug-in’s
- Photoshop curves, the most powerful adjustment layer
- Plug-ins how to use them right
- HDR and 32 bit in Photoshop
- Finishing touches that make a difference
Light Painting – Hands-On Workshop
In this hands-on workshop, Randy will start out by explaining how to light paint through a slide presentation explaining the equipment, examples of both small table top set-ups and large scale shoots, along with the techniques to get your creative juices flowing. He will then do a live presentation demonstrating how to light paint a couple table setups using different techniques. The last part of the presentation, and best part, it is all hands-on! You will be able to make your own light paintings using the setups that Randy has laid out using lights provided by him. So remember to bring your CF card so you will be able to make your own light painting photographs and get advice as you shoot.
Here is the link to register: http://www.wppa-online.com/2014/11/madcity-photojam-2015-announced/
Florida School 4 Day Workshop
“Lightroom & Photoshop – Start to Finish Photography Workflow“
School Dates: June 7/10, 2015
Lightroom and Photoshop are the essential software programs of choice for photographers and Randy will work with you to get the most out of both programs.
In Lightroom you will have “hands on” focus on learning to download, organize, manage, develop, and present your photography, ensuring a smooth transition to a well managed and efficient photography workflow. You will learn how to set Lightroom up the correct way and manage your catalog so it works for you.
You will also work on efficiently downloading images from your camera, sorting, rating, editing, global tone and color correction, critical local corrections, input and output sharpening, creating books, slideshow videos, web galleries and printing photographic images using Lightroom.
Whether you’re a portrait, landscape, wedding, travel, or commercial photographer you’re going to learn Photoshop techniques that will change the way you work forever.
You will learn: combining layers, masks, and channels, easily creating incredibly sophisticated and professional-looking results and learn more refined techniques for making selections. Among the techniques you’ll learn are creating and refining layer masks, “adjustment layers”, “free transforming,” using Photoshop’s “puppet warp”, and much more. You’ll also review techniques for combining multiple images and text into a single “composited” image.
Some of the other aspects of Photoshop covered are techniques for working with filters, layer effects, creating “layer masks” and “clipping groups,” tinting images using “blending modes,” and much more. The class will cover many different “plug-ins” that will let you unlock your creative side in Photoshop and the finishing touches for your images.
While all this may sound complicated, it’s actually quite easy to start using these techniques and more, giving your images a much more professional and polished look.
Here is the link to register: https://fpponline.org/school_register.php
“Light Up The Night – Hands-On Light Paint program“
Focus Dates: August 29 – 31, 2015
In this hands-on Light Painting Program, Randy will start out by explaining how to light paint through a slide presentation explaining the equipment, examples of both small table top set-ups and large scale shoots, along with the techniques to get your creative juices flowing. He will then do a live presentation demonstrating how to light paint a couple table setups using different techniques. The last part of the presentation, and best part, it is all hands-on! You will be able to make your own light paintings using the setups that Randy has laid out using lights he will provided. So remember to bring your CF card so you will be able to make your own light painting photographs and get advice as you shoot.
Here is the link to register: http://www.areyouinfocus.com/register/