Previous Viewpoint Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

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

Processing Images in Lightroom 4

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 22, 2012 8:30 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 15, 2012 5:00 pm

Introduction to Lightroom 4

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the basic components of Lightroom, explain how Lightroom can be integrated into the digital image workflow, and compare the attributes of Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Saturday, Sep 8, 2012 8:30 am

What's New in Photoshop CS6

Lewis Kemper, a Viewpoint member and one of Canon's Explorers of Light, presents a workshop introducing the new and exciting changes in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 9:00 am

HDR: Solution or Sorcery

This workshop will focus on the HDR methodology and the expansion that can be gained by its use.

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Saturday, Jul 21, 2012 9:00 am

PERU: LAND OF THE SUN - A Viewpoint photographic journey hosted by Rick Murai

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Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley (featuring the Virgen del Carmen festival), Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.

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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Monday, Jul 9, 2012 12:00 am

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. Leading this revolution is the Apple iPhone, which is an incredible device 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, Jun 9, 2012 9:30 am

Increasing Your Presence as a Photographer

A full-day workshop with Huntington Witherill

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 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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Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 9:00 am

Moving Images - Getting Started in DSLR Filmmaking

Local filmmaker and photographer Dale Crandall-Bear will present a basic introduction to shooting quality video with your DSLR.

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Saturday, Apr 14, 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, Apr 7, 2012 4:00 pm

Fine Art Digital Printing

The purpose of this workshop is to show different techniques in Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and third-party plug-ins for bringing out the very best qualities of an image.

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Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 9:00 am

Processing Images in Lightroom

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 17, 2012 8:27 am

Introduction to Lightroom

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the basic components of Lightroom, explain how Lightroom can be integrated into the digital image workflow, and compare the attributes of Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Saturday, Mar 10, 2012 8:30 am

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Kenneth Meyers, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Platinum Sponsor

 

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




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Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones


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