Upcoming Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

Introduction to Street Photography

During this workshop participants will learn:

Practical techniques on how to effectively photograph candid images of strangers on streets.
Tips on getting quick shots of fleeting scenes and light conditions.
How to take advantage of mobile phones as great tools in street photography.
How to maximize their cameras to capture street photos that express an individual point of view or style.

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Sunday, Mar. 24 9:00 am

Time Lapse Photography

Have you ever wanted to use the video feature in Photoshop?
In this workshop learn how to use your DSLR to photograph 100’s or 1000’s of images to make a time lapse motion video. You will also learn how to use your DSLR with various filters to create stunning motion in still photographs. Take the stop action out of your photographs and create the feeling of motion in your images.

Workshop instructor Jim West, is a nationally recognized, award winning photographer who has been honing his trade for more than 30 years at Cosumnes River College, teaching thousands of students the art of photography and digital imaging.

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Saturday, Mar. 30 9:00 am

Portraiture Photography:  Lighting Options and Techniques

In this intensive hands on workshop, established instructor and photographer David Robertson, will share his tips and techniques for various lighting options in portrait photography at his studio in Davis, CA.

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Saturday, Apr. 6 8:00 am

Sutter’s Fort: An Insider’s View with Ric Hornor

Back by popular demand! This is Viewpoint's second workshop to this inner city historic gem. Beautifully maintained with special access provided, this workshop offers an insider's view of a historic location loaded with photographic opportunities you won't find elsewhere.

Attendees will have the rare opportunity to step back in time to capture behind-the-scenes life at Johann Sutter's historic Fort. Located just five-minutes from Viewpoint, the workshop will begin at the gallery with general information and overview materials and then proceed to Sutter’s Fort for an afternoon of shooting.

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Sunday, Apr. 7 1:00 pm

Shooting on M to Maximize Creativity

NEW WORKSHOP: 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, Apr. 13 9:00 am

Getting the Most from Adobe 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.

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Sunday, Apr. 14 9:00 am

Mounting, Matting, and Framing with Gene Kennedy

The Photograph + the Mat + the Frame = An introduction to the presentation of photographs through matting and framing.

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Sunday, Apr. 28 9:00 am

Introduction to Night Photography on Mare Island

Intrigued by night photography?  Learn how to make proper exposures in the dark, both by the light of the moon and by existing artificial light.

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Saturday, May. 18 5:00 pm

Star Trails and Milky Way Galaxy in Tahoe National Forest

Some of the most exciting images are taken in the still of the night--just you and your camera--waiting for that prefect shot.
Seasoned field instructor, Joe Fischer, will show you how to capture brilliant photos of the Milky Way Galaxy and combine them with scenic landscapes or unique items of interest. The plan for this evening workshop will be to capture star trails and images of the Milky Way galaxy reflecting off a remote mountain lake. Depending on our compositions, we may do light painting too.

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Saturday, Jun. 1 6:30 pm

Night Photography and Light Painting Workshop in Shingle Springs

Viewpoint's second 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. 3 6:30 pm

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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