Previous Viewpoint Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

In-Gallery: Introduction to Studio Lighting and Posing with John Hernandez

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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Saturday, Jul 10, 2021 9:00 am

Environmental Portraiture with John Hernandez at Cosumnes Wildlife Preserve

The Cosumnes Wildlife Preserve is conveniently located off I-5 as you are heading south out of the Sacramento area. The preserve offers miles of beautiful trails, walkways, groves, river and pond area. There will be many opportunities to create stunning environmental portraits with a model in this hand-on workshop with veteran portrait and street photographer, John Hernandez. Discussion and review will follow at each shoot location.

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Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 8:00 am

Zoom Workshop: Getting Started with Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw & Photoshop with Farrell Scott

The trifecta of image management, processing and manipulation.

Photoshop is a beast of a program and can be quite intimidating to get started. This workshop will demystify all the fuss and break down the barriers so you learn to become confident and start to actually enjoy using Photoshop.

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Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:00 am

Zoom Workshop: Lightroom Print Module with David Robertson

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By the end of the Print module workshop, you should be comfortable printing your own images and understanding why certain choices need to be made to have the image on your monitor match the print.

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Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:00 am

2-Part Workshop: Creativity with Neutral Density Filters

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.

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Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 9:00 am

Expanding Your Creativity with Time and Motion With Lewis Kemper

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Today’s outdoor photographer has many options for expanding their creativity beyond that of a simple exposure. Using techniques such as Long Exposures, both day and night, we can now make photographs that dazzle the viewer. 

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Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 9:00 am

The World of Inkjet Papers—Tips and Techniques Zoom Workshop

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Continuing his Zoom workshop series for Viewpoint, instructor Eric Joseph, from Freestyle Photographic Supplies, offers a second course on ink jet papers. In this two-hour Zoom presentation Eric will share his extensive knowledge of inkjet papers providing useful tips, reviews and resources on a variety of inkjet papers. He will also devote time to answering your questions in a Q & A session at the end of the workshop.

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Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 10:00 am

ZOOM 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 virtual 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, Feb 27, 2021 9:00 am

Color Management: Simply Explained and Demystified Zoom Workshop

In this popular and informative workshop, Eric Joseph with Freestyle Photographic Supplies, explains the ins-and-outs of color management and answers your questions. Eric has presented this workshop all over the country and now brings it to Zoom so you may continue your artistic journey online from the comfort of your home. 

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Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 10:00 am

Wildlife Photography With Lewis Kemper

In this online workshop, you will learn that wildlife photography requires a specific equipment set and different photographic techniques than many other types of photography.

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Saturday, Feb 13, 2021 9:00 am

Inspiring Creativity in your Photography with Jim Wilson

Zoom Workshop
Want to try something photographically new or “better”? Want to have fun exploring photography and creativity? Everyone can be more creative when needed. Join us for this Zoom workshop and help get your creativity flowing in the new year.

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Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 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, Oct 24, 2020 9:00 am

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 interes

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Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 5:30 pm

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, Oct 11, 2020 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, 2020 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, 2020 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.

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, 2020 9:00 am

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, 2020 7:00 pm

THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EYE, A Workshop Inspired by John Szarkowski's Book

Join Gene Kennedy in an alternative conversation about "seeing," “composition," and ways to organize an image. Seeing in photography is about recognizing and “selecting" a subject and then “taking” (in the best sense of the word) a picture. Outside of a studio, it seems fair to say that a photographer takes a picture, which then becomes the raw material for “making” a print, which might deviate dramatically from the original “capture,” whether it’s seen on film or on a digital sensor.

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Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 9:00 am

Online Zoom Presentation: Post Processing of Night Images with Farrell Scott

Have you captured a good image at night with the composition you were seeking but finding post processing a little trickier than daylight or flash images?  Creating night images poses unique challenges on its own, from focusing in the dark to calculating long exposures. But there’s more to night photography than just capturing the image in the field. In this class, you will learn how to deal with common night photography issues through image deconstruction, layers and masks, blend modes and other retouching tools.

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Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 9:00 am

Online Zoom Presentation: 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.

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Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 10:00 am

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, 2020 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, 2020 9:00 am

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, 2020 9:00 am

Restoration in Photoshop

Old photographs fade, they get damaged and gain color-casts. Exposure to oxygen, UV light and moisture cause these maladies. Learn the processes, tips and tricks to restore your old photographs in this hands-on workshop lead by Ric Hornor.

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Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 9:00 am

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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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