Previous Viewpoint Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

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

Light, Composition and Color: How to Best Improve Your Outdoor Images

Learn how Lewis Kemper—a well-known nature photographer—applies the techniques of light, composition, and color to make his images (and ultimately your images) unique and recognizable.

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Saturday, Jan 9, 2016 9:00 am

Photographing the Ones You Love

A two-session workshop (November 21 and December 12) that includes coaching, photography, and critique with Laszlo Bencze.

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Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 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 15, 2015 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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Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 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, Oct 31, 2015 9:00 am

Selections, Masking & Compositing with Adobe Photoshop

Join Seán Duggan (the co-author of “Photoshop Masking & Compositing” and “The Creative Digital Darkroom”) for an introductory class on essential concepts and techniques for selections, masking, layers, and creating multiple image composites in Photoshop. The selections and masking part of this workshop is applicable to not just composites, but also to applying tonal modifications to specific areas of a photograph.

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Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 9:00 am

Baja and the Valle De Guadalupe - 4 Days - October 15-18, 2015

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, Oct 15, 2015 11:00 am

Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6: The Library & Develop Modules

Lewis Kemper presents a workshop illustrating the latest versions of Adobe’s photographic workflow software, Lightroom.

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Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 9:00 am

Bandon, Oregon - September 13-18, 2015

Join photographer and photographic consultant Charles "Chuck" Farmer in the picturesque seacoast town of Bandon, Oregon. ALL FORMATS WELCOME!

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Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 7:00 pm

Peru: Land of the Sun — 17 days, July 9-25, 2015

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center and northern California photographer & educator, Rick Murai, invite you on an exciting two-week adventure photographing the stunning landscape, colorful people and rich cultural traditions of the Peruvian Andes.

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Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 6:00 am

Photographing the Ones You Love

A two-session workshop (March 28 and April 18) that includes coaching, photography, and critique with Laszlo Bencze.

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Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 9:00 am

Getting the Most out of Adobe Camera Raw

Viewpoint member Lewis Kemper presents a workshop illustrating this exciting and versatile workflow for digital photographers.

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Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 9:00 am

Creating Realistic HDR Images

Lewis Kemper presents a workshop illustrating the various and exciting ways for you to utilize High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography.

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Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9:00 am

Winter on Lake Tahoe

Join award-winning nature photographer Josh Miller photographing the winter wonderland of Lake Tahoe in February.

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Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 5:50 am

iPhoneography: Creative Capture & Processing Techniques A Seminar with Seán Duggan

The ability to capture images with a camera that is always with you as well as process the photos directly on the phone (a “digital darkroom in your pocket”) is an image making paradigm that many photographers have found to be a wonderfully refreshing new way to channel their creative muse.

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Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 9:00 am

Introduction to Cinematic Techniques for Still Photographers

The difference between fine art photographers and the average snap shooter is visualization. Being able to view a subject in front of the camera, pre-visualize it, then create a finished image that represents, translates, or transforms that subject graphically or emotionally is what separates us from the casual photo enthusiast.

In this workshop Jo Ann & George Aiello will introduce you to some of the same cinematic techniques and tools that movie directors and cinematographers use in film making to turn what is in front of the camera into your vision for the finished image. As Jo Ann says, "The idea is to preserve as many options as you can when creating images in the camera and increase your options when processing those images later on." To this end, you will learn new in-camera techniques, settings, plug-ins, and workflows that will help you unlock and achieve your creative vision like never before.

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Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 9:30 am

The Three Kingdoms: Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos — 15 days, January 9-23, 2015

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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Friday, Jan 9, 2015 6:00 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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Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 9:00 am

Tri-color Gum and Casein Printing with Christina Z. Anderson

This workshop is designed to provide the participant with enough hands-on experience to begin gum printing as a studio practice.

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Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10:00 am

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