Previous Viewpoint Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

Gladding McBean Photography Workshop - October 2011

Gladding McBean is a living museum of architectural ornamentation from the last century and a quarter, sitting as silent witness while the factory continues to produce exterior cladding and decoration for new and old buildings; using the same techniques employed here more than 100 years ago. A walk through the pottery is truly a journey into the past.

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Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 8:45 am

Adobe Lightroom - Class 1 - The Lightroom Workflow

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

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Sunday, Oct 16, 2011 8:30 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, Oct 15, 2011 8:30 am

Introduction to Night Photography

This workshop is for people 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, Oct 1, 2011 7:00 pm

Building Your Own Homemade Lenses

In this workshop we explore the soft, dreamy world of homemade lenses. It’s easy to get started and a whole lot of fun!

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Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 9:00 am

Off-camera Lighting with Andrew Brooks

Off-camera flash work doesn't have to be intimidating...or expensive. Learn about the basic tools you'll need to get started taking fantastic photos when you move your flash off your camera!

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Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 9:00 am

Learning To Use the Wacom Tablet

This workshop will show you how to use the Wacom tablet and its associated pressure sensitive pen in both Photoshop and Lightroom.

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Saturday, Sep 10, 2011 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, Jun 12, 2011 8:00 am

The 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, Jun 5, 2011 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 & white image, using the tools available in Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Silver Efex Pro, and George DeWolfe's PercepTool plug-in for Photoshop.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011 8:00 am

Introduction to Night Photography

This workshop is for people 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 23, 2011 7:00 pm

The Alternative Process from Negative to Print

In this fun workshop, we will learn the steps to make digital negatives having great tonal range. Various software programs, techniques and materials will be covered. We will focus on using QuadToneRIP (QTR) to create negatives.

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Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 9:00 am

Getting the Most from Your Digital SLR

Do you feel like you are not using your digital SLR to its fullest potential? Are you confused about White Balance, JPEG vs. RAW, color spaces and the histogram? Then this class is for you! Lewis Kemper will cover these topics and more.

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Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 9:00 am

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, Apr 3, 2011 9:00 am

Composite Imaging

The purpose of this workshop is to examine a simplified approach to composite imaging, with an emphasis on practical problems and plausible composite productions.

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Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 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 19, 2011 8:30 am

Gladding McBean Photography Workshop - March 2011

Gladding McBean is a living museum of architectural ornamentation from the last century and a quarter, sitting as silent witness while the factory continues to produce exterior cladding and decoration for new and old buildings; using the same techniques employed here more than 100 years ago. A walk through the pottery is truly a journey into the past.

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Saturday, Mar 5, 2011 8:45 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 26, 2011 9:00 am

Creating Slideshows

In this workshop we will explore several of the more commonly available programs for creating, showing, and sharing slideshows from digital images. Tools and methods available from Adobe (Photoshop Elements, Bridge, and Lightroom) along with other slideshow-specific tools from Roxio and Photodex will be explored. We will learn direct projection from the applications, use of saved files for sharing with others who don’t have the applications and slideshows that can be shown as a standard movie DVD.

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Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 8:30 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. This will be followed by a detailed discussion of the Library module in Lightroom.

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Saturday, Feb 5, 2011 8:30 am

Using Your Digital Point & Shoot Camera with Lewis Kemper

This workshop is a requirement for all who feel they’re not getting the most out of their digital point & shoot cameras. As well as those who want a better understanding of basic photography including: shutter speeds, aperture, depth of field, capturing motion, and more!

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Sunday, Jan 23, 2011 2:00 pm

Learning To Use The Wacom Tablet

This workshop will show you how to use the Wacom tablet and its associated pressure sensitive pen in both Photoshop and Lightroom.

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Saturday, Jan 22, 2011 8:30 am

Gladding McBean Photography Workshop - January 2011

Gladding McBean is a living museum of architectural ornamentation from the last century and a quarter, sitting as silent witness while the factory continues to produce exterior cladding and decoration for new and old buildings; using the same techniques employed here more than 100 years ago. A walk through the pottery is truly a journey into the past.

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Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 8:45 am

Explore Cambodia and Myanmar Through the Lens

Join Viewpoint Photographic Art Center and northern California photographer and educator, Rick Murai, on an exciting photographic journey to the magical cities and sacred sites of Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma). Become immersed in a photographic experience amidst remote cultures, ancient temple architecture and stunning landscapes. Enjoy an opportunity of a lifetime to produce unique photos while enjoying safe and comfortable accommodations at an excellent value.

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Monday, Jan 3, 2011 12:00 am

Lightroom 3: Importing, Organizing, Developing, and Exporting Digital Images

David L. Robertson, a local digital photographic expert and Viewpoint member, will cover three main aspects of Adobe Lightroom 3.

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Sunday, Nov 7, 2010 8:30 am

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