Previous Viewpoint Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

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, 2019 9:00 am

Shooting on Manual 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, 2019 9:00 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, 2019 1:00 pm

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, 2019 8:00 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, 2019 9:00 am

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, 2019 9:00 am

Introduction to Macro Photography

Discover tips, techniques and equipment used for successful macro photography and then practice your newfound skills in class.

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Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 9:00 am

A History of Night Photography

Workshop leader, Tim Baskerville, Director of the night photography group, The Nocturnes, sheds new light on some of the seldom seen innovators and pioneers of the genre—as well as current practitioners of night photography in the digital era.

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Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 9:00 am

Planning, Designing and Creating a Fine Art Photography Book

There is more to creating a photography book than inserting photos into a template.  Learn from graphic designer and accomplished photographer, Farrell Scott, on the workflow and considerations needed to make a truly fine art photography book worthy of the title.

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Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 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, Jan 27, 2019 9:00 am

Introduction to Food Photography with Farrell Scott

Want to post dazzling photos of your food creations on social media, add photos to your collection of recipes or get a “taste” of what is involved in staging and photographing food – this is the workshop for you!

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Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 9:00 am

The Art of Travel Photography

This workshop is intended to help you see the world you travel through and photograph with a different eye. Michael Dunlavey will share examples of his photographs and discuss composition, exploring simplicity versus complexity, the use of light and shadow, as well as color or the lack of color to enhance your work. This will be an exploration of what travelers often miss.

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Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 9:00 am

Reading and Critiquing Photographs

By the end of the workshop, you will have an expanded vocabulary and knowledge base that will enable you to more effectively describe, interpret, and evaluate photographs.

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Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 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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Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 9:00 am

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, Oct 28, 2018 9:00 am

Collecting Fine Art Photography with Rebecca Gregg

This overview lecture provides insights and guidelines for building your own collection or adding to an existing one. During the lecture discussion, guests will have an opportunity to review Viewpoint's Collector’s Auction exhibit and receive some background information on many of the images and photographers, as well as learning a bit about the fine art photography movement and why collecting photography is so rewarding.

This lecture is free and open to the general public.

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Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 2:00 pm

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, Oct 21, 2018 9:00 am

Milky Way and Star Trails: Night Photography at Lassen Volcanic National Park

Some of the most exciting images are taken at night. Joe Fischer will show you how to capture brilliant photos of the Milky Way Galaxy as well as unique compositions with star trails so you can capture the heavens with unique items of interest.
Please note: This workshop has been reschedule to Friday., Oct. 5th due to fires in the area. The skies should be clear and full of stars by October. Please join us!

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Friday, Oct 5, 2018 6:00 pm

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 9, 2018 10:00 am

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 8, 2018 6:00 pm

Preparing for Printing in Lightroom: What you need you know to get your prints to match the monitor

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Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 9:00 am

Viewpoint Summer Movie Series #3

THE SPECTRE OF HOPE
52 Minutes

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Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 7:00 pm

Processing your images in Lightroom: The Develop Module

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Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 9:00 am

Viewpoint Summer Movie Series #2

THE IMPASSIONED EYE: Henri Cartier-Bresson
72 Minutes

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Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 7:00 pm

How to Prepare a Proposal for Exhibition at Viewpoint

Exhibiting your photography at an established gallery is a deeply affirming and inspiring process. It can also be very time consuming and stressful. In our new Viewpoint workshop, we hope to demystify the online application process so that you may see the possibilities and opportunities within your community as well as at Viewpoint.

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Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 10:00 am

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




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