Previous Viewpoint Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

Digital Fine Art Printing

By the end of this workshop, you should be comfortable in printing your own images and understanding why certain choices need to be made in order to have the image on your monitor match the print.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 8:30 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, Apr 19, 2014 4:00 pm

B&W Digital Conversion

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, Apr 12, 2014 8:30 am

Table Mountain Wildflower Field Class

Come join award winning nature photographer Josh Miller at Northern California’s premier wildflower location, just a couple hours north of Sacramento.

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Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 2:00 pm

A History of Night Photography

Tim Baskerville, Director of The Nocturnes, brings new light on some of the seldom seen innovators/pioneers of the genre—as well as current practitioners of Night Photography in the digital era.

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Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Processing Images in Lightroom 5

The purpose of this workshop is to show attendees all of the tools available in Lightroom for improving the original digital capture. In other words, we concentrate on Lightroom's powerful Develop Module.

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Saturday, Mar 8, 2014 8:30 am

Architectural Photography in Old Sacramento

In this hands-on workshop, Old Sacramento will serve as an outdoor studio for learning about lighting and the making—not taking—of photographs.

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Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 8:00 am

Creating Realistic HDR Images

Lewis Kemper, a Viewpoint member and one of Canon's Explorers of Light, presents a workshop illustrating the various and exciting ways for you to utilize High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography.

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Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 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, Feb 15, 2014 9:00 am

Taking Advantage of Digital

Lewis Kemper, a Viewpoint member and one of Canon's Explorers of Light, will introduce and illustrate the digital techniques that allow you to expand your digital photography methods.

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Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 9:00 am

Introduction to Lightroom 5

This workshop will discuss the basic components of Lightroom, explain how Lightroom can be integrated into the digital workflow, and compare the attributes of Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Saturday, Feb 8, 2014 8:30 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, Feb 1, 2014 9:00 am

An Introduction to Bird Photography

William G. Miller will introduce you to the challenges and opportunities of photographing birds in their natural settings.

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Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 8:30 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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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 7:00 pm

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 7, 2013 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 16, 2013 9:00 am

Digital Fine Art Printing and Post-Processing

By the end of this workshop, you should be comfortable in printing your own images and understanding why certain choices need to be made in order to have the image on your monitor match the print.

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Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 9:00 am

Creating Custom Note Cards

In this workshop you will learn how to create professional quality, custom note cards using Photoshop. You do not need to bring a computer. Just bring yourself.

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Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 9:00 am

The Adobe Lightroom Import & Library Modules with Seán Duggan

Need to get up to speed with Adobe Lightroom? Join Seán Duggan, co-author of The Creative Digital Darkroom, Real World Digital Photography and Photoshop Masking & Compositing for a three-hour class focusing on importing images into Lightroom and organizing them in the Library Module.

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Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 9:00 am

Fall Lake Tahoe Photo Workshop

Join award winning nature photographer Josh Miller photographing the fall around beautiful Lake Tahoe. With fall aspen, the unique run of Kokanee salmon, and amazing views of Tahoe this will be a day not to be missed.

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Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 1:00 pm

Matting and Framing Workshop

This matting and framing workshop will provide the basic concepts for this process as well as hands-on demonstrations for doing the work.

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Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 9:00 am

Building With Light

In this hands-on workshop, Old Sacramento will serve as an outdoor studio for learning about lighting and the making—not taking—of photographs.

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Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 8:00 am

An Introduction to Bird Photography

William G. Miller will introduce you to the challenges and opportunities of photographing birds in their natural settings.

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Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 8:30 am

Compositing Images

Local commercial photographer, Donald Satterlee, will explore ways to select, mask, overlay, and seamlessly blend two or more pictures into a final image viewers will appreciate.

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Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 9:00 am

The Art of Seeing with Laszlo Bencze

Laszlo lays no claim to being able to teach you anything. Rather he proposes to coach you to become your own teacher. The class will begin by looking at and discussing great photographs of the past, the sources of imagination. Then participants will explore the neighborhood in dusk light with eyes alone. Low angled light and interesting shadows reveal form and texture in ways that reward alertness, hence the choice of dusk for this class.

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Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 5:00 pm

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