Private and Small Group Workshops
Put my 35 years of professional shooting experience to work for you! I am now offering private and small-group instruction in both Fine Art Photography and Photoshop, taylored to fit you or your group's needs. Over the past eight 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 (either film or digital) along with vision and composition techniques for creating stunning images.
These intensive workshops can include a full day of shooting, a full day of Photoshop, or a combination of the two - you decide. We will start at dawn and go through dusk - so bring lots of energy and a passion for learning! 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:
- White Balance
- Reading Histograms
- 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
- Hyperfocal Focus
For those of you interested in Photoshop, topics will include:
- Intro to Bridge
- Basic Photoshop Workflow
- Adjustment Layers
- Burning and Dodging
- Spot Healing Brush and Clone Stamp
- Combining Images
- 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
Each Private Workshop will also include an image review session where I will review either images you bring or those captured during our field shoots. I will also provide a written review of up to 3 images per participant once the workshop has concluded.
Each full-day private workshop will last a maximum of 10 hours (winter days may be shorter but we will work from dawn to dusk). Each half-day private workshop will last a maximum of 5 hours. Due to the length of summer days, we will shoot either a sunrise or a sunset TBD ahead of time. A 45-minute lunch/breakfast break will also be scheduled. Meals are not included as part of the workshop.
Price: FULL DAY: $700 per first person / each additional participant $150 (up to a maximum of 4). HALF DAY: $400 per first person / each additional person $75 (up to a maximum of 4).
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.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.