Upcoming Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

Creativity with Neutral Density Filters with Farrell Scott

If you've never used a neutral density filter before, you're missing out on a great opportunity. That's because neutral density filters help you slow time down, creating gorgeously dreamy photos that are full of motion and emotion. We'll break down the barriers to getting into long exposure photography by using and understanding the tools needed to create awesome long exposure photos any time of day.

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Saturday, Jan. 25 9:00 am

NEW LECTURE SERIES: The History of Landscape Photography with Terry Nathan

Professor/photographer, Terry Nathan shares his insights and observations on the art ofLandscape photography, which has occupied a prominent place in the history of photography since its inception.

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Thursday, Feb. 6 6:00 pm

Creating Dynamic Landscape Images with Josh Miller

There are many factors that take a good image and make it into a great image. Learning how to take your images to the next level is a combination of preplanning, reading the light, adaptation, creativity, and luck. This workshop will work on creating a plan and sharing techniques to help you take a great landscape image.

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Saturday, Feb. 8 9:00 am

Getting the Most out of Camera Raw – Lightroom and Photoshop

Ansel Adams used to say, “The negative is the score and the print the performance.”

In the digital world, the raw file is your score and what you do in the Develop module is your performance.

Adobe Camera Raw, found as the Develop Module in Lightroom or ACR in Photoshop, is a very powerful tool for taking your raw files and crafting them into your masterpieces. Mastering the Adobe Camera Raw will allow you take your image and process it to express your interpretation of your subject as you want it to be seen.

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Sunday, Feb. 9 9:00 am

Into the Eye of the Sun

“Mama always told me not to look into the eye of the sun … But mama, that's where the fun is” Bruce Springsteen.

Since the beginning of photography, photographers have always been battling the issue of dynamic range and contrast--especially when pointing the camera into the sun such as sunrise and sunset images. But digital has changed all of that. With the introduction of HDR (High Dynamic Range Imagery) photographers can now point into the sun without issue.

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Saturday, Feb. 22 9:00 am

The Art of Seeing with Farrell Scott

“The question is not what you look at but what you see.” -David Thoreau

How do you see the world around you? Do you often miss things that others see? Of course, most of us can see in the conventional sense, but most of us don’t ‘see’ in the creative sense because quite simply, we are blind to it. This class will take you on a fun and thoughtful journey of truly “seeing” and make a significant impact on your image making.

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Sunday, Mar. 8 2:00 pm

Luminous Images: Encaustics and Photography with Angela Casagrande

In this two-part introductory workshop, attendees will receive hands on instruction from artist and photographer Angela Casagrande on the art of encaustics and photography.

Encaustic painting is the use of heated beeswax in which colored pigments are added. The heated beeswax may then be applied to any surface. It is an incredibly flexible medium that may be combined with collage, oil, paints, inks, dry media and photography. The history of encaustic painting dates back to ancient times and still maintains it popularity to this day in contemporary art

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Saturday, Mar. 14 9:00 am

The Art of Creating Paintings from Photographs

In this processing workshop, you will learn some of the basic options available when creating artistic compositions from your photos. Workshop attendees will focus mostly on Adobe Photoshop, however, if there is an interest in Elements, Affinity or Luminar (any software that supports layers and masking), this may be reviewed as well. A laptop and software are not required, but if you have these, you'll get direct instruction from the course by working "hands-on."

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Sunday, Mar. 22 10:00 am

Jeff Litton: Fundamentals of Drone Photography & Aerial Cinematography

This introductory workshop will cover the basics of how to fly drones and capture images from the air. It is crucial to learn how to fly before you purchase a drone, so we will discuss what to buy, how to fly, and how to become a competent pilot and cinematographer.  Whether you want to fly for fun or professionally, this introductory class will start from the ground up.

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Saturday, Apr. 4 9:00 am

Luminous Images II: Encaustics, Photography and Flame

Encaustic painting is the use of heated beeswax in which colored pigments are added. The heated beeswax may then be applied to any surface. It is an incredibly flexible medium in that it can be combined with any number of mediums such as collage, oil paints, inks, dry media and photography. The history of encaustic painting dates back to ancient times and still maintains it popularity to this day in contemporary art.

This is an advanced workshop in encaustic painting. This class will introduce students to additional fusing techniques and their creative application through the use of flame, tacking irons and embossing heat guns. Shellac burning as a means of creating abstract surface textures and pyrography pens for small detail work will also be demonstrated.

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Sunday, May. 17 9:00 am

Tri-Color Gum Printing with Diana Bloomfield

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center together with Sierra College, Rocklin, CA is hosting a tri-color gum bichromate workshop with nationally recognized photo artist Diana Bloomfield!

In this intensive two-day workshop, Diana will be teaching how to print in the 19th century photographic process of gum bichromate to 10 lucky participants. Using color separation negatives, you learn how to make multilayered, tri-color gum bichromate prints on watercolor paper.

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Saturday, Jun. 6 9:00 am

Introduction to Studio Lighting and Posing

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create evocative portraits using only one artificial light source and basic posing techniques. Techniques will be demonstrated by instructor John Hernandez with a model.

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Sunday, Jul. 12 9:00 am

WOMEN’S PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico

Facilitated by Rebecca Gregg, this immersive retreat explores your creativity and how it defines you. Daily assignments will help participants grow, learn and explore their craft through new ways of seeing. Set in a remote ranch in Baja’s lush wine region you will photograph ranchers and ranch life, pastoral vineyards, animals, natural landscapes and amazing night skies.  The ranch is off the grid, a perfect setting to unplug and relax while exploring your artistic self.

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Sunday, Sep. 13 12:00 am

Thank you to our sponsors!


Kenneth Meyers, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Platinum Sponsor

 

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.




Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones


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