Previous Viewpoint Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

Principles of Composition

UC Davis Professor Terry Nathan will address such topics as frame dynamics and shape; graphic and photographic elements; composing with light and color; visual design basics—including contrast, rhythm, balance, weight, and energy.

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Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 9:00 am

Creating Custom Photo Cards with Judy Yemma

Finding creative ways to display and sell your images can be challenging. Photo cards offer an affordable opportunity for those who appreciate your art to own one or more of your images. They are an excellent way to keep your photographic art in front of people all year long. Making them available for sale during your exhibits increases revenue. And with the holidays fast approaching, they make unique and much appreciated gifts.

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Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 8:30 am

San Francisco Street Photography Intensive with John Hernandez - October 28 & 29, 2017 - SOLD OUT!

Arguably the most challenging area of photography, street photography, can defy our preconceptions of what makes a good photograph. This workshop will take you to the streets of San Francisco for an intensive two days of lectures, assignments, group photo-walks and photo reviews.

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Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 9:00 am

Digital Fine Art Printing

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

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Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 9:00 am

Processing Images in Lightroom CC

This workshop will discuss all of the tools available in the Develop module of Lightroom to improve the original digital capture.

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Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 9:00 am

Nature Photography Workshop: Effie Yeaw Nature Center and Nature Study Area

Join internationally recognized nature photographer, Lewis Kemper, for this two-part Nature Photography Workshop at the beautiful Effie Yeaw Nature Center and Nature Study Area. The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is a 100-acre nature preserve featuring interpretive trails that meander through the riparian woodlands along the American River. Besides beautiful views of the river and oak forest, we will have the opportunity to photograph deer, coyotes, raptors, waterfowl and wild turkeys.

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Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 5:00 pm

Night Photography and Light Painting

Some of the most exciting images are taken at night. Joe Fischer 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, Sep 23, 2017 7:30 pm

Studio Lighting and Portraiture

Join David L. Robertson and Dennis McCoy to learn the secrets of portrait lighting and working with models.

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Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 8:00 am

SHARPER FOCUS WORKSHOP: Optimizing Your Images for Printing with Charles Cramer

Viewpoint’s new Sharper Focus Workshop Series features critically acclaimed photographers who will share their art and techniques in an enhance workshop environment. For our first workshop we’ve invited internationally recognized photographer and instructor, Charles Cramer who will present “Optimizing Your Images for Printing.” Seating is limited for this special workshop so please register early.

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Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 9:00 am

Introduction to Lightroom CC

This workshop will discuss the basic components of Lightroom, explain how Lightroom can be integrated into the digital workflow, and compare attributes of Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 9:00 am

Viewpoint Summer Movie Series #3 - Paul Strand

Under the Dark Cloth (81 minutes) - followed by discussion. $10 General admission (youth under 18 free).

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Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 7:00 pm

Viewpoint Summer Movie Series #2 - Annie Leibovitz

Life Through A Lens (83 minutes) - followed by discussion. $10 General admission (youth under 18 free).

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Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 7:00 pm

Post Production Techniques for Digital Images

Techniques for achieving the photographer’s vision will be discussed and applied.

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Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 9:00 am

Hybrid Photography: Blending Old Ways and Modern Practice; A Personal Approach. Instructor: Gene Kennedy

This workshop combines old and new techniques to result in a personal approach to making black-and-white photographs. Gene Kennedy shares his philosophy about exposing film with a traditional view camera, and after processing the film conventionally, scanning his medium- and large-format negatives on a flat-bed scanner, leading to printing them digitally.

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Sunday, Jul 16, 2017 9:00 am

Viewpoint Summer Movie Series #1 - Dorothea Lange

Grab A Hunk Of Lightning (108 minutes) - followed by discussion. $10 General admission (youth under 18 free).

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Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 7:00 pm

Mounting, Matting, and Framing Photographs, 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, Jun 11, 2017 9:00 am

Night Photography and Light Painting at the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Some of the most exciting images are taken at night. Joe Fischer 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, May 27, 2017 4:00 pm

Black and White Conversion Techniques for Digital Images

This workshop will demonstrate the various methods available to digital photographers for converting a color image into a black and white image, using the tools available in Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Silver Efex Pro, and George DeWolfe’s PercepTool plug-in for Photoshop. Emphasis will be placed on the methods available in each software that provide the greatest control of the conversion, with significant time spent on Nik Silver Efex Pro.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 am

Digital Fine Art Printing

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

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Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 9:00 am

Guatemala - Antigua, Lenten Processions, Weavers and Lake Atitlan March 30 – April 8, 2017

Join Viewpoint Founding Member and Sierra College Photography Professor, Rebecca Gregg, on this 10-day workshop to magical Guatemala, the center of the Mayan heartland.

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Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 6:00 am

Henry Paine's Unique Digital B&W Printmaking Techniques

This workshop will demonstrate Henry Paine’s methods of producing black and white images using only Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop.

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Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 9:00 am

Nature Photography Workshop: Effie Yeaw Nature Center and Nature Study Area - postponed to March 4 & 5 (due to rain)

Join internationally recognized nature photographer, Lewis Kemper, for this two-part Nature Photography Workshop at the beautiful Effie Yeaw Nature Center and Nature Study Area.

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Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 5:00 pm

Introduction to Time-Lapse Photography

Learn how to create time-lapse images and videos while expanding your creative horizon! During this half-day workshop we'll cover everything required to get you started making time-lapse photographs and videos of your own.

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Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 7:30 am

Processing Images in Lightroom CC

This workshop will discuss all of the tools available in the Develop module of Lightroom to improve the original digital capture.

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Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 9:00 am

Introduction to Street Photography

Learn the nuances of Street Photography with John Hernandez.

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Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 9:00 am

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