Previous Viewpoint Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

iPhone Photography: Tips and Tricks

Learn to use the camera that is always with you! William "Bill" Miller will introduce you to the challenges and opportunities of capturing and using images on your photo capable cell phone.

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Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 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, Oct 1, 2016 9:00 am

A ​​Step-by-Step Guide to Floral Scanning

An overview of the​ process photographer Roberta Bailey used to create the images in her recent Viewpoint exhibit at the Step Up ​Gallery.

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Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 1:00 pm

Viewpoint Summer Movie Series #3 - The Roots of California Photography

The Roots of California Photography (60 min) movie presentation - followed by discussion. $10 General admission (youth under 18 free).

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Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 7:00 pm

Viewpoint Summer Movie Series #2 - Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott: A View of the 20th Century (60 min) movie presentation - followed by discussion. $10 General admission (youth under 18 free).

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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 7:00 pm

Carmel & Monterey, California - July 17-21, 2016

Join photographer and photographic consultant Charles "Chuck" Farmer in the splendid coastal areas of Carmel and Monterey. This workshop includes a guest presentation by local Monterey photographer, Ryuijie!

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Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 7:00 pm

Youth Photography 101 - Three Sesssions - July 9, July 16 and July 23

This series of three workshop sessions will focus on the basics of photography with an emphasis on individual creativity. Designed for children aged 8 – 14.

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Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9:00 am

Viewpoint Summer Movie Series #1 - Brett Weston & Edward Steichen

Brett Weston Photographer (30 min.) and Edward Steichen (30 min.) movie presentations - followed by discussion. $10 General admission (youth under 18 free).

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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 7:00 pm

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, Jun 25, 2016 9:00 am

Lone Pine & Alabama Hills - June 11-16, 2016

Join photographer and photographic consultant Charles "Chuck" Farmer in the picture-perfect Eastern Sierra. ALL FORMATS WELCOME!

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Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 7:00 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, Jun 4, 2016 7:30 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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Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9:00 am

Introduction to Street Photography

Learn the nuances of Street Photography with John Hernandez.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:00 am

Baja and the Valle De Guadalupe - 4 Days - May 19-22, 2016

This workshop takes photographers to the Mexican state of Baja, California. Our home for three nights is the tiny community (Campo) of El Pescador, located 10 miles south of the resort town of Rosarito Beach. For over 20 years, this section of the Baja coast has been a 2nd home to workshop leader, Diane Tempest. Her knowledge of the area provides photographers with opportunities to capture images unique to the area and off the beaten path. This workshop will focus on travel and environmental photography.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:00 am

Introduction to Night Photography on Mare Island

This workshop is for photographers who would like to learn how to make proper exposures (either film and/or digital) after dark, both by the light of the moon, and by existing artificial light.

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Saturday, May 7, 2016 4:00 pm

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 Raw and Photoshop.

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Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 9:00 am

Introduction to Time Lapse Photography

During this half-day workshop we'll cover everything required to get you started making time lapse photographs and presentations of your own.

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Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 9:00 am

Table Mountain in the Spring

Join nature photographer and adventurer Stephen Fischer on a photographic tour of the North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve. An idyllic location for a variety of wildflowers, majestic oaks, waterfalls pouring off precipitous cliffs, and magnificent views of the central valley. There is no shortage of photographic opportunities at this wondrous location.

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Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 2:00 pm

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, Apr 2, 2016 9:00 am

A ​​Step-by-Step Guide to Floral Scanning - March 2016

Due to the overwhelming demand for the February workshop, we are repeating this overview of the​ process photographer Roberta Bailey used to create the images in her recent Viewpoint exhibit at the Step Up ​Gallery.

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Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 1:00 pm

Kurt Fishback - Portraiture in Available Light

If you would like to be able to make portraits in any environment, using existing light only, in a minimum amount of time and with predictable results, this is the course for you.

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Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 9:00 am

Introduction to Bird Photography

William "Bill" Miller will introduce you to the challenges and opportunities of photographing birds in their natural settings, as well as provide a critique of your bird photography results.

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Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 9:00 am

A ​​Step-by-Step Guide to Floral Scanning - February 2016

An overview of the​ process photographer Roberta Bailey used to create the images in her recent Viewpoint exhibit at the Step Up ​Gallery.

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Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 1:00 pm

The Three Kingdoms: Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos — 15 days, February 18 - March 3, 2016

Join Viewpoint Photographic Art Center and northern California photographer and educator, Rick Murai, on an exciting photographic journey to the magical cities and sacred temples of Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. The Three Kingdoms workshop will offer a totally immersive experience photographing amidst exotic cultures, ancient temple architecture, stunning landscapes, and the opportunity to visit several acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 6:00 am

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, Jan 30, 2016 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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