Workshops

 

The following educational programs are offered for members to develop their skills in photography and image processing.  Most courses are taught by volunteer club members who give their time and talents freely. They prepare for their instruction periods so that you may benefit from them. Some classes are presented in a sequence of parts. To gain the maximum benefit from the instruction, workshop participants should make an effort to follow through and attend each class session as it is scheduled.

 

This season we ask that you register for workshops you plan to attend. This will allow instructors to adequately prepare workshop materials and available workshop space. PLEASE NOTE: Workshops will be available for registration on the first day of the month preceding the scheduled event date. Prior to the registration opening date, a note in the left hand margin will have the message "Registration is Closed". It does not mean that the event is "Full". 

 

To register you will need to be logged into the Grand Photos membership site and then scroll to the class and click on the register button below the workshop title.  Most workshops are free; when there is a fee as part of the registration process, you may pay online using PayPal or a credit card, or you may print out the invoice and take a copy of the invoice along with your payment to the studio and leave it with the monitor.

 


Upcoming Workshops

    • March 14, 2019
    • March 26, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Adobe Lightroom is a solution photographers use for managing, optimizing, and sharing their photos. This 3–session workshop will provide basic understanding of this very popular editing program. The Lightroom program contains seven (7) separate modules. 

     

    Session 1 will deal with the “Library” module and how to use features of the program to import images, catalog, manage image names and files, methods for rating and filtering images by using key words or flags and how to set up collections or “albums” of images.


    Session 2 is devoted to the “Develop” module that includes tools to correct or modify exposure, contrast, and shadows. Other tools used in this session will include cropping/leveling, enhancement effects, camera calibration, lens correction, and detail modifications.


    Session 3 will highlight features of the printing module, use of the map, photo-book, slide show and web modules.


    Instructor: Mel Whaley


    Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced


    Registration: REQUIRED


    This workshop will be open for registration February 1, 2019

    • March 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Grand Photo Studio
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learn how to process your Smartphone or tablet pictures using “Snapseed” (free program).   Basic techniques and workflow will be demonstrated.  You will have the opportunity to process your photos with the guidance of mentors. A good companion class to Basic Smartphone Photography.


    Instructor: Jerry Weinstein


    Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced


    Equipment:  Fully charged smartphone or tablet


    Registration:  REQUIRED



    • April 09, 2019
    • April 11, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Grand Photo Studio - Village Center
    • 8
    Register

    In this two-session workshop learn quick, easy steps to better photos with your smartphone including the basics of image compositions.  As a part of the course the group will participate in a mentored photo walk that enables participants to practice new skills.


    Instructor:  Margaret Anne Coles


    Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced


    Equipment:  Fully charged Smartphone


    Registration: REQUIRED


    This workshop will be open for registration March 1, 2019

    • April 15, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 18
    Register

    The presentation will cover the speaker's thoughts and quotes from other monochrome photographers on what is typical of strong mono images.  It will also explore monochrome conversion using the NIK Silver Efex (NIK, Google, and DxO are virtually the same) and touch on converting to monochrome with Lightroom


    Instructor: Stan Bormann


    Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced


    Registration: REQUIRED


    This workshop will be available for registration March 1, 2019

    • April 16, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Grand Photo Studio - Village Center
    • 2
    Register

    Learn how to process your Smartphone or tablet pictures using “Snapseed” (free program).   Basic techniques and workflow will be demonstrated.  You will have the opportunity to process your photos with the guidance of mentors. A good companion class to Basic Smartphone Photography.


    Instructor: Jerry Weinstein


    Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced


    Equipment:  Fully charged smartphone or tablet


    Registration:  REQUIRED


    This workshop will be available for registration March 1, 2019

Page Author: Mel Whaley

Posted Sept. 3, 2015

Revised  Feb 2, 2018

 

 

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