Page Author:  Dick Hicks

Posted Sept. 3, 2015

Revised  2JAN2016

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

    • October 30, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Studio
    • 6
    Register

    The Introduction to Lightroom workshops are presented as a three part series to provide basic understanding of this very popular editing program. The Lightroom program contains seven (7) separate modules. 


    Part one of the series will deal with the “Library” module and how one can use various 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.


    Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced


    Equipment: None


    Registration: REQUIRED



    • October 31, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Studio
    • 10
    Register

    The Introduction to Lightroom workshops are presented as a three part series to provide basic understanding of this very popular editing program. The Lightroom program contains seven (7) separate modules. 


    The second session 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.


    Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced


    Equipment: None


    Registration: REQUIRED



    • November 03, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Studio
    • 13
    Register

    The Introduction to Lightroom workshops are presented as a three part series to provide basic understanding of this very popular editing program. The Lightroom program contains seven (7) separate modules. 


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


    Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced


    Equipment: None


    Registration: REQUIRED



    • November 15, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Studio
    • 17
    Register

    Introduction to Papers and Printing : Pam Careau


    Although we are deep into the age of all things digital, today’s digital photo images might be lost to future generations as rapidly changing technology renders current storage and sharing technology obsolete. Only a photographic print on archival paper will more assuredly endure for several generations.

    Creating lasting prints is perhaps easier than you think and provides another element of creativity to the image-making process.

    This presentation will provide an overview of the wide array of beautiful photo papers available to amateur and pro alike and the difference a fine paper can contribute to enhancing an image. The Photoshop program for printing on the Club owned Canon professional printer will also be demonstrated.


    EXPERIENCE: All Levels


    EQUIPMENT: None; However should be time to print some edited images if bought on a memory stick.


    REGISTRATION: REQUIRED


    • November 20, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio
    • 28
    Register

    CAMERA LENSES – HOW TO CHOOSE AND USE: John Obradovich


    Class features include:

    Classes and types of lenses

    Focal Length

    Crop Factor

    What lens markings mean

    How to choose a lens

    Lens adjustments, characteristics

    Lens accessories

    How to clean a lens

    Handout includes invaluable website listings


    EXPERIENCE: All Levels


    EQUIPMENT: None


    REGISTRATION: REQUIRED



    • November 27, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio
    • 30
    Register

    ISO, APERTURE, and SHUTTER SPEED: John Obradovich


    Class features include:

    Triangle of Exposure

    Practical Use of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed

    What shooting mode to use and why

    How to evaluate your images

    Handout includes invaluable website listings


    EXPERIENCE: All Levels; It is recommended that the Camera and Lenses Choose and Use class be taken before this class.


    EQUIPMENT: None


    REGISTRATION: REQUIRED


    • December 05, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Studio
    • 25
    Registration is closed


    Level 2 workshops are extensions of the basic Level 1 series skill levels. They are directed more toward those who are have some experience with Photoshop Elements. This year, Level 2 sessions feature a series of seminar style topics covering specific topics relevant to post processing. Bi-weekly sessions will deal with a specific enhancement issues(s), software editing process, and “how to do it” topics. Other software editing enhancement programs will be presented as part of the workshops as time and interest permits. Attendees are encouraged to present their own images during class for group analysis and enhancement during each session.

    Experience: Familiar with basic Photoshop Elements Editor

    Equipment: None

    Registration: REQUIRED


    SESSION DATES: (one registration covers all sessions.)


    December 5, 2017 1-3pm


    December 14, 2017 1-3pm


    January 9, 2018 10-noon


    January 23, 2018 10-noon


    February 6, 2018 1-3pm


    February 6, 2018 10-noon

 

 

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Grand Photos is located at Sun City Grand, an active adult community in Surprise, AZ



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