Previous Viewpoint Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

iPhoneography Crash Course: Creative Capture & Processing Techniques with Seán Duggan

The rise of smart phones as image capture and processing platforms is one of the most exciting developments in contemporary photography. Modern camera phones outfitted with a variety of photo apps offer incredible flexibility for spontaneous creativity on the go, as well as more fully realized fine art images that can be just as compelling as photographs made with more traditional camera systems. 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 a new image making paradigm that many photographers have found to be a wonderfully refreshing new way to channel their creative muse.

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Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 9:00 am

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, Sep 14, 2013 9:00 am

Sacred Festivals of Bhutan - A Viewpoint photographic journey host by Rick Murai - 11 days, September 14-24, 2013

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, Sep 14, 2013 6:00 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 25, 2013 9:00 am

The Art of Doing: The Environmental Portrait

The moment a photographer depresses the shutter button, the art of seeing condenses into the art of doing.

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Saturday, Jun 29, 2013 6:00 pm

Adobe Lightroom - Class 3 - The Sharing Modules

Lewis Kemper, ad designated Canon Explorer of Light, explains and illustrates Lightroom's Sharing modules.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:00 am

Adobe Lightroom - Class 2 - The Develop Module

Lewis Kemper, a designated Canon Explorer of Light, details Lightroom's Develop module.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:00 am

Adobe Lightroom - Class 1 - The Lightroom Workflow

Lewis Kemper, a designated Canon Explorer of Light, introduces the Lightroom workflow.

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Sunday, May 5, 2013 1:00 pm

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, Apr 27, 2013 5:30 pm

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 13, 2013 2:00 pm

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 6, 2013 4:00 pm

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, Mar 10, 2013 8:00 am

Photoshop Elements - Layers, Masks and More!

Come to this exciting 3.5 hour class with Andy Pischalnikoff AKA "Doctor Legacy."

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Saturday, Mar 9, 2013 8:30 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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Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 9:00 am

Critiquing Photographs

In this workshop we will learn how to critique photographs. In so doing, we will heighten our understanding and appreciation of photography by analyzing photographs that span the history of the medium.

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Saturday, Feb 16, 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, Feb 2, 2013 9:00 am

Photographing Birds in the Delta

This two-day event starts with a Saturday morning "Introduction to Bird Photography" class conducted by William G. Miller, followed by a Sunday morning field trip to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 8:30 am

Critiquing Photographs

In this workshop we will learn how to critique photographs. In so doing, we will heighten our understanding and appreciation of photography by analyzing photographs that span the history of the medium.

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Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 9:00 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 or digital) after dark, both my the light of the moon and by existing light.

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Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 4:00 pm

B&W Digital Conversion

This workshop will demonstrate the most effective methods available to digital photographers for converting a color image into a black & white image, using the tools available in Adobe Lightroom 4, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, and George DeWolfe's PercepTool plug-in for Photoshop. We will also discuss the best approaches to preparing the original color image for conversion to a black & white image.

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Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 8:30 am

Landscape Photography - Following Your Inner Vision

Come and hone your landscape photography skills with award winning nature and adventure photographer Josh Miller.

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Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 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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Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 9:00 am

Post-Processing Techniques for Digital Images

Often, photographers become frustrated in being unable to make adjustments to their images that allow the final product to fully reflect their vision.

In this workshop, each participant submits an image that has created this level of frustration.

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Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 8:30 am

Fine Art Printing Fundamentals

By the end of the 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 13, 2012 8:30 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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Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 8:00 am

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




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