SCHEDULE:

Monday, January 2nd - Crash Course in Photography.  3:00 - 7:00 PM | This is the perfect workshop for people who never made it past page 2 of the users manual, anyone who just got a new camera for Christmas, or those who wish they used/knew their camera better. We'll spend the first part of this workshop talking about the different settings and how they work together, and then we'll put it into practice as we shoot photos together. I'll explain the exact thought process behind how I shoot, and we'll wrap things up by reviewing our photos in a Q&A type session.

What to bring: Camera (DSLR preferred), memory cards, charged batteries, and a notebook.

Experience required: None - Intermediate. (i.e. "I'm completely intimidated by my new camera" - "I've shot a handful of paid jobs and some family portraits for friends.")

Tuesday, January 3rd - Intro to Lighting.  6:00 - 9:00 PM | There comes a time when every photographer realizes that light is what can make or break a photo. The purpose of this workshop is to demystify lighting and to learn to use it to your advantage. No longer do you have to settle for sub-par results because the light is being weird. We'll learn simple techniques that can make a huge difference. We'll experiment with available light vs. additional light. We'll play with off-camera lighting as well as on-camera lighting.

What to bring: Camera (DSLR preferred), memory cards, charged batteries, and a notebook. Any speedlights, modifiers, or triggers you have.

Experience required: Beginner - Intermediate (i.e. "Lighting is a mystery to me" - "I understand composition and F-stops, but I'm bored with my pictures") Advanced shooters are encouraged to come as well. I've met many full-time wedding photographers that still don't understand lighting...

Wednesday, January 4th - Lightroom Workflow.  6:00 - 9:00 PM | If you feel like you spend way too much time editing photos, or if you've ever run out of space on your hard drive, or if you feel like your photos are completely disorganized than this is the workshop for you. We will cover step by step how I import, organize, edit, deliver, and archive all my photos. You'll leave with a proven workflow for managing your photos and spending less time editing them.

What to bring: Laptop (optional, but preferred) and a notebook. Trial downloads of Lightroom will be available if you don't already have it.

Experience required: None - Intermediate. (i.e. "What is Lightroom?" - "I use Lightroom, but want to get more efficient with it.")

Friday, January 6th - Portfolio Review.  6:00 - 9:00 PM | Myself and two other photographers will review your portfolio and give feedback about your strengths as a photographer and what you can do to improve. You'll also get the opportunity to review other photographers' work and share your two cents with them. This is a chance for us to get an objective opinion about our photos as well as a place to learn from each other.

What to bring: Your best photos --printed, iPad, laptop, whatever.

Experience required: Beginner - Advanced.

Saturday, January 7th - Light Hunters and Golden Hour Portraits.  3:30 - 6:30 PM | This is an extremely practical, in-the-field workshop. We'll spend the pre-sunset hours learning to find and capture interesting light as it gradually becomes evening. This is perfect practice for photographers who want to take better outdoor portraits like engagement photos, headshots, and travel photography.

What to bring: Camera (DSLR preferred), memory cards, charged batteries, and a notebook.

Experience required: Beginner - Advanced. (You'll get the most out of this class if you are already familiar with the exposure settings of your camera, but anyone can learn a lot from this.)