Previous Viewpoint Workshops

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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

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, 2019 7:00 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, 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

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, 2019 7:00 pm

Movie Series #1: What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann (80 minutes)

As one of the world’s preeminent photographers, Sally Mann creates artwork that challenges viewers’ values and moral attitudes. Described by Time magazine as “America's greatest photographer,” she first came to international prominence in 1992 with “Immediate Family,” a series of complex and enigmatic pictures of her own children. This work, and the controversy that followed it, was chronicled in Steven Cantor’s award-winning short film, Blood Ties. “What Remains” returns to follow the creation of Mann’s new seminal work: a photo series revolving around various aspects of death and decay.

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Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 7:00 pm

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

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

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




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