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April 7, 2014
This course will empower photographers who have a solid grasp of working with their cameras in manual mode to learn how to see and utilize indoor light. It will give participants the ability to become comfortable working with available light indoors and enable them to make lighting choices that best support their artistic vision.
Fine Art & Visual Expression is aimed at photographers who have developed a solid understanding of the technical aspects of photography, and are ready to move beyond the rules. This five week (four weeks of instruction with 1 break week in the middle) workshop focuses on communication & intent in artistry, and pushes participants to consider and manipulate their in camera choices more deliberately, in relation to their vision for the final image. We will explore a number of in camera techniques, and develop tools to strengthen the communication between artist, subject & viewer.
April 8, 2014
Capturing the Wild Child was written with the photographer’s child in mind. Frustrated with her own children’s lack of enthusiasm for her photo shoots, Beth of Manic Mother Photography developed a way to make photo shoots fun and engaging for children. In this breakout you will learn how Beth uses interactive prompts to ensure a successful photo shoot with even the wildest of children. Join us as she shares with us her list of creative prompts, and her tips and tricks for choosing locations, props, and costumes. She also covers what creative elements she uses to produce visually pleasing imagery; like perspective, lines, framing, lighting and more. If your children suffer from Photographer’s Child Syndrome than this is the breakout for you!
April 10, 2014
Between 8 and 11am Pacific Standard Time.
April 14, 2014
Between 8 and 11am Pacific Standard Time.
Take your photography to the next level with this four week course designed to help you master manual exposure. You will learn how to meter in-camera and control your exposure and white balance while making informed decisions about ISO, shutter speed, and aperture in order to achieve your vision in-camera! We’ll spend time examining common exposure pitfalls and how to correct them, and we’ll engage in a variety of creative assignments which will give you the confidence you need to capture consistent and beautiful images in any kind of situation!
April 21, 2014
This is a three week course that will help you take your images from SOOC to finished product, all in Elements. You will learn how to begin in ACR and finish with web sharpening and printing. From clean edits and removing distractions to levels and tones, Elements has it all and is a powerful editing program. This course will teach you an efficient workflow and how to take control of your editing to achieve the look you’re hoping for.
Lightroom Fundamentals is a 4 week course designed to help you uncover the secrets of Lightroom. We will walk through both the Library and Develop Modules, exploring all the amazing tools that Lightroom has to offer. You will learn how to create clean, consistent edits with your RAW files and develop a fast, efficient, and effective workflow to help speed up your editing time.
April 22, 2014
Stacey Haslem is known for her insightful way of capturing her children’s personalities and in this Breakout session she shares lessons from her own photography journey. Learn about how Stacey found beauty in her home behind the lens, as well as the gear she uses, where she finds inspiration and her preferred settings. She takes you through a tour of her home sharing specific examples of how she uses the light she has along with the wheres and whys of her images. Stacey also includes how she approaches an image, communicates with her subject, and captures emotion with authenticity.
April 28, 2014
This course will help photographers who are comfortable working with their cameras in manual mode learn how to see and understand natural light and then put it to use to create beautiful images with depth and dimension.
Learn how to use your flash and available light to comfortably photograph any situation! This four week course will help you take control of the light and create gorgeous photographs by blending ambient and created light.