2017 Private and Small Group Workshops
Put my 40 years of professional shooting experience to work for you! I am now offering private and small-group instruction in both Fine Art Photography and Lightroom/Photoshop, tailored to fit you or your group's needs. Over the past 12 years, I have worked with photographers whose ability levels have ranged from beginner to professional. In the field, I teach both the technical side of the camera along with vision and composition techniques for creating stunning images.
These intensive workshops can include a full day of shooting, a full day of workflow, or a combination of the two - you decide. Most students learn more in one day than in an entire week of workshops!
Field instruction can be held along the Big Sur / Monterey / Carmel coast, Point Lobos State Reserve, Pinnacles National Monument, San Juan Bautista or Fremont Peak State Park. I am also willing to travel to Yosemite, eastern Sierra, and Death Valley (I have a lot of experience with all these locations) at an additional fee.
Topics covered in the field will include:
A complete version of my video series: A Simplified Method to Processing.
Depth of Field
Adding Depth to your Image
Reading and Controlling Light
Choosing RAW or JPEG
Proper Use of Filters including: polarizers, split-neutral density, and neutral density
Finding a Scene, Linking Elements in a Cohesive Manner, Creating Pathways, Directing Your Viewer's Eye, Balancing Highlight/Shadow, Notan, Color Harmony, Perspective, Creating Depth, Working with Light
For those of you interested in Lightroom/Photoshop, topics will include:
Basic Photoshop Workflow
TK Action Palette
Burning and Dodging
Spot Healing Brush and Clone Stamp
Adobe Camera RAW for RAW Processing
Double Processing RAW Files
Building and Saving a Master File
Preparing a File for Print
Preparing a File for Web Display
Introduction to HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Advanced Masking Techniques
Luminosity Masking techniques for ultimate image processing control of either a single or blended images
3rd Party Plugins from ON1, MacPhun, and Topaz
Each full-day private workshop will last a maximum of 8 hours. Each half-day private workshop will last a maximum of 4 hours. Due to the length of summer days, we will shoot either a sunrise or a sunset TBD ahead of time. A 30-minute meal break will also be scheduled. Meals are not included as part of the workshop.
Price: FULL DAY: $1000.00 per first person / each additional participant $300 (up to a maximum of 4). HALF DAY: $600 per first person / each additional person $300 (up to a maximum of 4). Additional Hours can be added at $300.00 per hour.
Consultation Fees: My hourly rate for consultations is $150.00 per hour. Please contact me ahead of time to discuss your needs.
A 50% deposit is required to hold the day with the balance due 90 days prior to the start of the workshop. Please click to read my: Cancellation Policy.
There are no discounts for multi-day workshops.
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Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
FULL DAY PRIVATE: $1000.00
HALF-DAY PRIVATE: $600.00