Previous Viewpoint Workshops

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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

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, Nov 23, 2019 9:00 am

Inspiring Creativity in your Photography with Jim Wilson

Making a photographic image is at its core a human endeavor that involves creativity and personal involvement by the maker. In so doing, a part of yourself is expressed in your work.

During this workshop, we will discuss the ideas and applications of creativity as applied to the art of photography. We will explore personal perspectives and expressions that can develop into your unique “photographic style”, including ways in which creativity can be blocked or encouraged.

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Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 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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Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 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, 2019 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.

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Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 2:00 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, 2019 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, 2019 5:00 pm

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, 2019 9:00 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, 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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Friday, Sep 27, 2019 9:00 am

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, 2019 10:00 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, 2019 6:30 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, 2019 9:00 am

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, 2019 6:30 pm

Two-Part In-Depth Food Photography Workshop with Farrell Scott

Building on the interest from her recent Introduction to Food Photography workshop, Farrell will take students through a two-part course which focuses on the process of capturing professionally styled photographs of food settings. This workshop is designed to give interested photographers an idea what it is like to stage food with props and the process involved to capture great images.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019 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, 2019 5:00 pm

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, 2019 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, 2019 9:00 am

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Thank you to our sponsors!


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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(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones


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