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May 6, 2013
“The Basics” is a four week online workshop designed for photographers who want to leave the automatic settings behind them or those who are shooting in manual and aren’t getting the consistent results they want with manual mode. We concentrate on the exposure triangle, proper metering for good skin tones, which metering modes to use and when, white balance, finding good light, getting creative, and beginning composition.
This introductory studio class will start from the ground up as participants will learn how to position their lights and take a handheld meter reading. We will learn about how to use light ratios and various lighting styles to create portraits to flatter our subject. Accent lights such as background lights and hairlights will also be taught. Detailed lighting diagrams and sample photos will be shared to help participants create stunning images, including Jes’s recipe for perfect high key every time.
May 7, 2013
With this breakout, Pam will guide you to focus on the compositional structure of your images and how you can use behind the camera planning as well as editing choices to raise your photography work to the next level, creating truly memorable images. She will help you develop a more critical eye by exploring, through words and images, the fundamental compositional elements photographers can use to improve their visual storytelling and influence how the viewer perceives an image. The breakout will also include videos demonstrating how to use editing to further enhance the composition and your vision for an image.
May 9, 2013
Between 8 and 11am Pacific Standard Time.
May 13, 2013
Composition and Creativity is geared towards intermediate to advanced photographers. This course covers a variety of preliminary compositional considerations relevant to photographers as they develop their artistic vision. This course focuses on improving image composition and refining your photographic vision. It is about both learning solid artistic principles and thinking outside of the box.
This course will help beginning photographers move beyond auto mode and get the most out of their DSLRs. Students will learn basic concepts of composition and how to use natural light to their advantage. Students will transition from point-and-click shooting to shooting in semi-automatic modes and being a mindful photographer. Topics such as interacting with subjects, capturing details, storytelling, and gaining inspiration will be covered in a patient and supportive environment.
So you’ve mastered Photoshop Fundamentals and you have a concrete understanding of all the fundamentals, including layers, masking, histograms, luminance, levels, curves, white balance and skintone corrections. What’s next? Get ready to take your photos to a new level as we continue to explore what Photoshop has to offer. You will be amazed at how simple adjustments can add depth, contrast and color to your photos. This is a four week class designed to teach you the continued basics of Photoshop and the enhancements it has to offer. There will be weekly lessons, videos, and assignments with feedback. You will also receive a few actions to assist with your enhancing.
May 14, 2013
Amanda works as a Fashion and Beauty Photographer and has had her work published in multiple magazines, blogs and websites such as vogue.it and cosmopolitan.com. She was recently nominated as one of the top 10 Fashion/ Editorial Photographers of 2012 with the FRAMED Awards. Amanda’s approach to photography is a mixture of Surrealism, Fashion and Enchantment. Come join Amanda for this Breakout Session during which she is excited to share her knowledge about creative, inspired shoots, finding inspiration, editing techniques, how to find and work with professional models and much more!
May 16, 2013
Between 8 and 11am Pacific Standard Time.
May 20, 2013
Course summary – Learning to use a speedlight is often intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. This course will give you the tools you need to shoot with on camera TTL flash like a pro, both indoors and out.
This is a 4 week workshop designed for photographers who currently shoot in RAW and want to expedite their post processing with Lightroom. Lightroom 101 will walk you through the Library and Develop modules and help you to establish a solid workflow to speed up your editing time!