Dogwood and Reflections Along the Merced River

Spring Yosemite Digital Camera Workshop

• April 30-May 4, 2013
• Yosemite National Park
• Focus: Field and Digital Darkroom
• Level: Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
• Maximum 8 Participants
• Tuition: $950

Completed

Landscape photography has entered the digital age. There are many advantages to using digital cameras, but the fundamentals remain the same. No camera can turn a good composition into a bad one!

This workshop will help you master the technical aspects of your digital camera, such as exposure and depth of field, then go beyond this to improve your compositions, your understanding of light, and your creativity. We'll photograph the waterfalls, blooming dogwoods, and granite monoliths of Yosemite Valley, then take those images into our digital lab to edit, process and print them with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. We'll cover topics such as:

-Exposure
-Reading histograms
-Depth of field
-White balance
-Choosing Raw or JPEG
-Composition
-Light
-Capturing a mood
-Editing, cataloging, processing, and printing images with Adobe Lightroom
-Further processing in Photoshop CS6

This class is designed for photographers of all levels, but participants should have some photography experience and be familiar with the operation of their camera. A digital SLR is recommended, but an advanced compact camera (with complete manual operation and Raw mode) is okay. Some prior experience with Lightroom or Photoshop is recommended, but not essential.

 

 

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2013 Workshops

Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom:
Mastering Lightroom
January 22 - 26, 2013
(completed)

Spring Yosemite Digital Camera Workshop
April 30 - May 4, 2013
(completed)

The Mystic Forest: Redwoods Along the Northern California Coast
May 27 (eve.) - May 31, 2013
(completed)

The Mystic Forest: Redwoods Along the Northern California Coast
June 2(eve.) - June 6, 2013
(completed)

Hidden Yosemite
July 16 - 20, 2013
(completed)

Eastern Sierra Fall Color: Composition and Creativity Among the Aspens
Oct. 16 (eve.) - 19, 2013
(full)

Eastern Sierra Fall Color: Composition and Creativity Among the Aspens
Oct. 20 (eve.) - 23, 2013
(full)

The Digital Landscape: Autumn in Yosemite
October 29 - November 2, 2013
(full)



2014 Workshops

Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom:
Mastering Lightroom
January 13-17, 2014
(full)

Spring Yosemite Digital Camera Workshop
April 22-26, 2014
(full)

Hidden Yosemite
July 8-12, 2014
(full)





Private Workshops

I started offering private workshops about six years ago, and they've become very popular. People like the opportunity to take a class tailored to their specific skill level, interests, and schedule. Individual attention also really accelerates the learning curve: students seem to learn as much during a day of one-on-one instruction as they do in two or three days of a group workshop.

Learn more about private workshops