Upcoming Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

Movie Series #2: William Eggleston In the Real World (84 minutes)

The film reveals the deep connection between William Eggleston’s personality and his work, and also reveals his parallel commitments as a musician, draftsman and videographer. Eggleston  is one of the most influential photographers of the latter half of the 20th century. Born July 27, 1939, he is widely credited with increasing recognition for color photography as a legitimate artistic medium.

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Wednesday, Jul. 24 7:00 pm

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, Jul. 27 9:00 am

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

Unlocking Creativity in Mobile Phone Photography

Much more than a toy, smartphones offer a whole new way of seeing photographically. This workshop will begin by helping you learn the basics of smart phone photography, navigating your phone, and learning about some of the "apps" that are available to help expand your creative process. An overview of special tripods and lenses options will also be explored. In the final part of the workshop, everyone will go outside to take a few images and compare results.
Lastly, the workshop will offer information on printing your images and enlarging them using new computer software.
You may wish to be ready to purchase a few suggested Apps (cellphone applications) when you’re at the workshop so you'll leave with new options and information.

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Sunday, Aug. 18 10:00 am

Movie Series #3: John Szarkowski: A Life in Photography (48 minutes)

For nearly thirty years, from 1962 to 1991, John Szarkowski served as Director of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. As organizer of more than 100 exhibitions - including landmark shows of the work of Andre Kertesz, Walker Evans, Jacques-Henri Latrigue, Gary Winogrand, Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, and a four-book project devoted to Eugene Atget...he taught several generations how to think about and look at photographs.

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Wednesday, Aug. 28 7:00 pm

Farmer’s Market Shoot with Farrell Scott

Street photography does not necessitate the street as a backdrop or people as the subject, rather capturing humanity in vivid scenes that express our commonalities as well as our differences. The subject of food adds another dimension to these commonalities and differences in its expression of culture and celebration.

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Saturday, Sep. 7 8:00 am

SHARPER FOCUS SERIES WORKSHOP: Introduction to Platinum-Palladium Printing with Kerik Kouklis

In this hands-on and information-packed workshop, internationally known photographer Kerik Kouklis will present his work and talk about the unique and beautiful qualities of platinum/palladium printing. Additionally, each participate will have the opportunity to work with Kerik to create their own print from one of their pre-selected images.

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Sunday, Sep. 15 10:00 am

SHARPER FOCUS SERIES: Black and White Landscape Photography from Vision to Print with Gary Wagner

Award winning photographer and author Gary Wagner takes you through the steps for capturing and creating distinctive black and white imagery of the landscape. This half day workshop is intended for photographers with all levels of photo experience who want to learn more about black and white imagery to expand their vision and craft. 

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Saturday, Sep. 28 9:00 am

Expanding your Creativity with Time and Motion Techniques

Today’s outdoor photographer has many options for expanding creativity beyond that of a simple exposure.

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Saturday, Oct. 12 9:00 am

Night Photography

Most people put their cameras down after sunset, but night is an exciting time to take photographs, whether you are in the city or out in the wilderness. Lewis Kemper guides you through all the tips and techniques you need to make successful night images. From cityscapes to stars, Lewis covers the tools needed, along with tips for calculating exposure, sharing techniques such as zooming to create motion, double exposures, time lapse, star trails, how to process star images to enhance the night sky, high ISO, light painting and more.

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Sunday, Oct. 13 5:00 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.

Day 1: Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Day 2: Oct 20, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

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Saturday, Oct. 19 9:00 am

Introduction to Lightroom with an Emphasis on the Library and Develop Modules with Farrell Scott

Lightroom is one of the most powerful and versatile programs available for organizing, processing and outputting your images. In this workshop you will be guided through a review of all of the modules of Lightroom, explaining their functions and how they can be useful to your workflow.

Following this overview, the focus will move to the Library and Develop Modules—two powerful tools for organizing your raw files and crafting them into masterpieces.

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Sunday, Oct. 27 9:00 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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