Upcoming Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

Night Photography and Light Painting in Shingle Springs

This evening workshop will take place in the dramatic dark skies of the Shingle Springs area--which instructor Joe Fischer knows very well. Joe will show you how to combine night photography with light painting so you can capture the heavens with unique items of interest.

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Saturday, Aug. 15 7:00 pm

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.

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, Aug. 16 9:00 am

Online Zoom Presentation: Into the Eye of the Sun - HDR for Natural Looking Images

“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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Sunday, Aug. 23 9:00 am

Shooting on Manual to Maximize Creativity

All of the greatest photographers use their camera on the Manual setting. The reason is simple – Shooting on Manual maximizes your creativity by controlling the camera to capture images the same way you see them.

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Saturday, Sep. 12 9:00 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, Sep. 26 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, Sep. 27 9:00 am

2021 Event: 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, May. 2 12:00 am

2021 Event: Tri-Color Gum Printing with Diana Bloomfield

Rescheduled for June 5-6, 2021--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. Diana will also discuss the making of digital negatives.

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Saturday, Jun. 5 9:00 am

Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers
Meyers Investment Group of Baird

Platinum Sponsor


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

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Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones

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