Previous Viewpoint Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

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 22, 2014 9:00 am

Zion National Park, Utah — 6 Days, November 9-14, 2014

Join photographer and photographic consultant Charles "Chuck" Farmer at this spectacular setting for a workshop concentrating on the "art of photography" and the "creative process."

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Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 6:00 pm

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, Oct 4, 2014 9:00 am

Sacred Festivals of Bhutan - A Viewpoint photographic journey hosted by Rick Murai - 11 days, October 4-14, 2014

Join Viewpoint Photographic Art Center and Northern California photographer and educator Rick Murai on an exciting photographic journey to the Land of the Thunder Dragon: Bhutan

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Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 6:00 am

Hope Valley in the Fall Photo Workshop

Join award winning nature photographer Josh Miller photographing the Fall in amazing Hope Valley, just south of Lake Tahoe.

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Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 2:00 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, Sep 13, 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, Sep 6, 2014 9:00 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, Aug 31, 2014 9:00 am

Indoor Photography Lighting with local commercial advertising photographer Donald Satterlee

In this indoor photography lighting workshop we will explore lighting for both portrait and still life applications.

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Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 9:00 am

Digital Post-Processing Techniques

Techniques for achieving the photographer’s vision will be discussed and applied.

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Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 9:00 am

Portraits, Popotla and Pinot - A Photography Workshop to Rosarito, Baja Mexico - June 19-22, 2014

Join trip leader, Diane Tempest, on this 3-day photo adventure to the Mexican state of Baja California. Located between the Pacific Ocean and the foothills of the Peninsula Ranges, Rosarito and its environs offer lively fish markets, one of the world’s oldest wine growing regions and dramatic ocean vistas.

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Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 12:01 pm

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

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




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