Previous Viewpoint Workshops

Workshop Date & Time

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

The Alternative Process from Negative to Print

This two-day workshop will take you from learning to make digital negatives to using these negatives to create a print using an alternative (historical) photographic process.

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Saturday, Nov 6, 2010 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, Oct 30, 2010 8:30 am

Gladding McBean Photography Workshop - October 2010

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 23, 2010 8:45 am

Creating Custom Note Cards and Calendars

In this workshop you will learn how to create professional quality, custom note cards and calendars using Photoshop, Excel and various programs from the Internet. You do not need to bring a computer. Just bring yourself.

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Saturday, Oct 16, 2010 8:30 am

Optimizing Your Images for Printing

Charles Cramer will present an interactive lecture and demonstration. This workshop will give you the tools to go beyond your film or digital camera file, and spur your imagination to create stronger interpretations of your images.

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Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 9:00 am

Restoration and Retouching with Ric Hornor

Learn how to restore and repair old photos, and how to improve any portrait.

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Saturday, Aug 21, 2010 8:30 am

What's New in Photoshop CS5

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 CS5.

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Sunday, Aug 15, 2010 10:00 am

Adobe Lightroom 3 - New and Much Improved

David L. Robertson, a local digital photographic expert and Viewpoint member, will demonstrate and explain the newest features in Adobe's latest version of Lightroom.

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Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 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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Sunday, Aug 8, 2010 8:30 am

B&W Digital Conversion

David Robertson, local digital photographic expert, will demonstrate and explain various methods to convert color digital images into black and white images that allow the photographer more control over the final black and white image.

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Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 8:00 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, Jul 10, 2010 8:30 am

Handmade Books - A Complete Instructional Guide

This workshop--facilitated by fellow Viewpoint member Gary W. Vann--features a simple approach to book design, including a practical review of new printing techniques and a step-by-step guide to binding photo books.

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Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 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, Jun 20, 2010 9:00 am

Social Media Marketing for Artists

Whether you are an aspiring or well-established artist, you should consider social networking and social media marketing as a key element in your marketing strategy.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010 9:00 am

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