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Looking Glass, Develop Module

Saturday, 1/28/2017, 10:30am to 5:30pm
Looking Glass Photo
835 College Ave, Berkeley, CA
$129 Register here

This class offers an overview of the Adobe Lightroom’s power and ease, and will help you optimize your images. The class is designed as an immersive experience, with you on your computer following along, applying what you learn as you go. And ultimately, the goal of this class is to have you crafting exquisite images in Lightroom’s Develop module. And with an improved workflow, you’ll spend more time shooting and less time editing on the computer.

Lightroom makes it easy to fine-tune images with expressive and specific tone/color adjustments. You’ll learn how to bring out the full richness of your images. And, you’ll learn how to use the presets for an increase in precision and productivity.


Up And Rolling With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Tuesdays amd Thurdsays, 1/31/2017-2/23/2017, 7:10pm to 3:00pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$115 Register here

Whether you are a budding photographer or a seasoned shooter, learn what makes a photo captivating and emotional. Train your eye to seek out pleasing textures, compositions, colors, textures, moods, and tones. Explore seven qualities of light to enhance your vision. This class will include a slideshow that highlights captivating images in addition to shooting together outside the classroom. Students are encouraged to bring images to class for personalized guidance.
Class with include a demonstration of image editing software, but this will not be the main focus of the class.


Macro Photography

Saturday, 3/4/2017, 10:00am to 4:00pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$62 Register here

Come celebrate the natural world and learn how to photograph close up where the inside of a flower becomes a world of it’s own. Carrying on the tradition and spirit of the late photographer, Ernest Braun, we’ll practice “wet elly” photography–the art of laying down prone, seeing and feeling the magic before you, and letting time drift away as you hotograph and push yourself to explore visually in new ways.

Students will receive group and individual support with time split between learning the tools and techniques of macro photography and shooting in the field.

You’ll will need a camera that can focus to within a few inches of the lens, hopefully using a macro lens, extension tube, or close up lenses, a tripod, preferably one that can be extended to lay close to the ground, and patience to explore, practice, and play.


My World Premiere Opening Reception “Time to Be Friends Again”

Photography Exhibition of Cuba Today

Friday, 3/10/2017, 5:30pm to
Aroma Cafe

1122 4th St
San Rafael, CA
FREE

World Première Opening Reception “Time to Be Friends Again” Photography Exhibition of Cuba Today. Come join the festivities !


Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

Sunday, 3/12/2017, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA
$90 Non-Member Fee:$110
Register here

Whether you are a budding photographer or a seasoned shooter, learn what makes a photo captivating and emotional. Train your eye to seek out pleasing textures, compositions, colors, textures, moods, and tones. Explore seven qualities of light to enhance your vision. This class will include a slideshow that highlights captivating images in addition to shooting together outside the classroom. Students are encouraged to bring images to class for personalized guidance.
Class with include a demonstration of image editing software, but this will not be the main focus of the class.


Using Your Smartphone to Capture The World Around You

Thursdays, 4/20/2017-5/11/2017, 7:10pm to 9:30pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$82

Registration Not Open

Do you want your smartphone’s pictures to match what you see—or more? Learn to improve your photography skills, regardless of what smartphone you use. Learn about the array of special apps available to enhance your images, capture panoramic vistas, and display the rich detail in the extreme lights and darks of your photos usually lost with most conventional smartphone camera apps. Use your smartphone to its full potential to capture the world around you.
Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, point of view, as well as form, texture, and color principles true to all forms of photography and art. You’ll need a smart phone camera and patience to explore, practice, and play. Emphasis will be on the iPhone, although photography principles apply to all smartphones.


Mindful Photography

Saturday, 4/22/2017, 7:10pm to 3:00pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$62

Registration Not Open

The term mindfulness has received a lot of attention lately. But what exactly is mindfulness and how can it be incorporated in your photography, and what are the benefits? Simply put,
mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging
and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Mindfulness allows us to be more fully present so we can truly
experience that which we are there for.
We’ll start out with some exercises to quiet our minds, relax our bodies, and gain a greater appreciation of the present moment. We’ll learn not just to “take” photographs, but also how to “give” as in giving back to the people or the places that have enhanced your photography.


Learning to Use an Adjustable Camera

Wednesday, 4/26/2017-5/24/2017 (no Class May 3rd)
7:10pm to 3:00pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$82

Registration Not Open

If you are new to owning an adjustable camera or just need to get more familiar with all the knobs and dials, then you’ve come to right class! You’ll learn the basics of photography through the “exposure triangle” and understand the inherent trade-offs that must be chosen. You learn what the most important thing is in photography, and how to use it to your advantage no matter what camera you’re using. After you learn the language of photography, you’ll learn to tell a story with your images. See how to capture the emotion of the moment and create captivating photographs that draw people in. And finally, you’ll be introduced to organizing and optimizing your images with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. While enhancing your images to their full potential used to be limited to those willing to invest in the space and equipment required for a darkroom, the computer is the new darkroom and available to everyone. As the noted photographer Alfred Stieglitz said, “own a camera without a darkroom is like owning a leash without a dog.”


Previous Classes

Up And Rolling With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Tuesday and Thursday, 9/6/16-10/27/16, 7:10pm to 9:30pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfiled, CA
$183 Register here

You’ll learn the power and elegance of this superb photo organizer and image processing powerhouse. Discover how Lightroom’s Library and Develop Module’s power will increase your efficiency and precision allowing you to have more time shooting and less time at the computer! Begin by building a solid foundation in the Library Module, where you’ll develop a workflow for downloading, organizing, and backing up your images so you’ll always know where they are—quickly.

Once you’ve mastered the Library, you’ll move on to the Develop Module. Enhance your images from interesting to eye-catching with Lightroom’s sophisticated toolset for bringing out both dramatic and subtle expressive adjustment in your images. Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or other image editing programs.

Recommended text: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening. Adobe Press, July 10, 2013. Students must bring their own laptop, know how to copy, and move files and folders, and know where their images are located.


Smartphone Photography 101

Saturday, 9/18/16, 10:15am to 3:45pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99 Register here

This approximately five hour class runs on Sunday, September 18th from 10:15am-3:45pm. There will be a 45 minute break for lunch. Please note: lunch will NOT be provided, so you can either bring your lunch and eat in the classroom and ask questions of Reid the instructor, or take the time to get out of the classroom.

Class Details:

In this workshop, you will learn to tap into your smartphone’s full potential to capture the world around you. The class begins with a presentation that covers the following:

What makes a good photograph
Basic functionality of your smartphone’s built-in camera, including its strengths and weaknesses
The difference between a snapshot and a photograph
Fundamentals of composition, point of view, as well as form, texture, and color principles true to all forms of photography and art.
Strengths and weaknesses of your smartphone
Hints and tips for getting the best picture from a smartphone

From there, Reid (the instructor) will introduce you to recommended apps for your smartphone that will help with you enhance your images, capture panorama shots, use HDR, tackle night photography, and more. You’ll also receive a brief overview of Adobe Lightroom (both mobile and standard versions). PLEASE NOTE: Emphasis will be on the iPhone, but Android users will also get a lot from this class.

And finally, if time permits, the class will head over to our next-door neighbor’s (Orchard Supply Hardware’s) garden center to apply some of the tools/skills you have been taught.


Photo Organizing with Adobe Lightroom

Saturday, 9/24/16, 10:30am to 5:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$129.00 Register here

This class covers the Library module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, giving you an overview of the software’s power and ease in helping you develop an efficient workflow, allowing more time for shooting and less by the computer.

You will obtain a solid foundation in the Library module. You’ll go through the steps of importing and organizing your photos and see how crucial this is to improving your photography.

This class is ideal for those that want to create order out of chaos from their image collection. Students need to have basic computer skills such as creating and moving folders, as well as quickly finding folders, on your computer. Students should know where their image are and where they would like to permanently reside.


Bring Your Photos to Life with Lightroom

Monday, 9/26/2016-12/12/16 No class on November 21 and November 28, 7:00 to 9:30pm
Stanford University
On Campus, Stanford, CA
$540 Register here

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a start-to-finish software solution for efficiently organizing, enhancing, and sharing your images through prints, slideshows, books, and web galleries, and on social media sites. In this course, you will learn an optimal workflow for downloading, organizing, and backing up images, allowing you to find your best images in seconds. From there, you’ll learn how to accentuate your images with general tone, contrast, and color-correction adjustments, and how to apply localized adjustments to portions of your images to really make them radiate. You will learn how to convert images to black-and-white, tone them with warm or cool tones, correct lens-distortion issues, increase sharpness, and reduce noise. Together we will explore the benefits of shooting in the raw format and discover how it offers the highest-quality images a camera can produce. By understanding Lightroom’s many sophisticated tools, coupled with presets, you will be able to automate your image-processing workflow and increase your efficiency and precision so you can spend more time shooting and less time at the computer. Finally, we will discuss Lightroom’s array of tools for sharing your images, to get them out of the computer and into the world.
This course is for students of all levels, although some prior experience with photography and computers is expected. Students will need a laptop computer with the current version of Lightroom installed.


Photo Editing with Adobe Lightroom

Saturday, 10/1/16, 10:30am to 3:00pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$129.00 Register here

This class offers an overview of the Adobe Lightroom’s power and ease, and will help you optimize your images. The class is designed to craft exquisite images in Lightroom’s Develop module. The end result is more time out and about shooting, and less time editing on the computer.

Lightroom makes it easy to fine-tune images with expressive and specific tone/color adjustments. You’ll learn how to bring out the full richness of your images. And, you’ll learn how to use the presets for an increase in precision and productivity.


Worldwide Photowalk at Mare Island

Saturday, 10/1/16, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
To Be Determined
Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
FREE! FREE! FREE! Register here

This year, I’ll lead my 8th photowalk as part of the Worldwide Photo Walk! Each year, photographers from around the world gather together on the same day to explore an area, photograph, share those photos with one another, and hopefully make some new friends!

Previously, I’ve led Photowalks in Tiburon, Sausalitio, Stinson Beach, Crockett, Petaluma, and Fairfax. This year, I’ve decided on historic Mare Island in Vallejo. (Tip: It’s not an island!) I’m finalizing logistics, and as usual, we’ll have dinner together after the walk for those that can stay. Where will we meet for the walk? Where will we go for dinner? I’m open to suggestions! Have a favorite location to meet for the walk or a place to eat afterward? Email me!

This is wonderful FREE event and a great chance to meet some new photo buddies. We’ve love to have you join us! You can sign up here.


Macro Photography

Saturday, 10/22/2016, 10:10am to 4:30pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfiled, CA
$60 Register here

Come celebrate the natural world and learn how to photograph close up where the inside of a flower becomes a world of it’s own. Carrying on the tradition and spirit of the late photographer, Ernest Braun, we’ll practice “wet elly” photography–the art of laying down prone, seeing and feeling the magic before you, and letting time drift away as you hotograph and push yourself to explore visually in new ways.

Students will receive group and individual support with time split between learning the tools and techniques of macro photography and shooting in the field.

You’ll will need a camera that can focus to within a few inches of the lens, hopefully using a macro lens, extension tube, or close up lenses, a tripod, preferably one that can be extended to lay close to the ground, and patience to explore, practice, and play.


Using Your Smartphone to Capture The World Around You

Saturday, 10/22/2016-11/23/2016, 7:10pm to 9:30pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfiled, CA
$82 Register here

Do you want your smartphone’s pictures to match what you see—or more? Learn to improve your photography skills, regardless of what smartphone you use. Learn about the array of special apps available to enhance your images, capture panoramic vistas, and display the rich detail in the extreme lights and darks of your photos usually lost with most conventional smartphone camera apps. Use your smartphone to its full potential to capture the world around you.

Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, point of view, as well as form, texture, and color principles true to all forms of photography and art. Then learn how to enhance your images using affordable apps to add creative effects to convey emotion and passion. You’ll need a smart phone camera and patience to explore, practice, and play. Emphasis will be on the iPhone, although photography principles apply to all smartphones.


Mindfulness Photography: Opening to the World Around You

Saturday, 12/10/2016
10:10am to 4:00pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfiled, CA
$62 Register here

The term mindfulness has received a lot of attention lately. But what exactly is mindfulness and how can it be incorporated in your photography, and what are the benefits? Simply put, mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.

Mindfulness allows us to be more fully present so we can truly experience that which we are there for. As applied to photography, mindfulness allows us to not be distracted by thoughts about the past, or concerns about the future, so we can really see and hone our attention on experiencing and sharing that which is before us.

We’ll start out with some exercises to quiet our minds, relax our bodies, and gain a greater appreciation of the present moment. You’ll learn some exercises that you can use after the workshop to increase your appreciation of the moment and where you are so the images you create reflect your mental state at capture. We’ll learn not just to “take” photographs, but also how to “give” as in giving back to the people or the places that have enhanced your photography.


Macro Photography Workshop

Saturday, 6/11/2016, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99 Register here

Come celebrate the natural world and learn to photograph close up where a flower becomes a world of its own. You’ll learn the different methods of shooting macro photography, the costs, the trade offs one method offers over the others, as well as ways to address other challenges that shooting macro photography presents.

Students will receive group and individual support with time split between learning the tools and techniques of macro photography and shooting in the field (the area/streets around Looking Glass Photo).

Please bring a camera that can focus to within a few inches of the lens (DSLRs are great with a macro lens, extension tube, or other close up lenses; most point and shoot cameras have a built-in macro function; even a smartphone is suitable to shoot macro!), a tripod, preferably one that can be extended to lay close to the ground, and patience to explore, practice, and play. If available, bring a laptop with your favorite image editing program.

Here’s what you’ll explore in this immersive class/workshop:

What is Macro
Important elements of a Macro photography
Magnification approaches and equipment
Various Macro techniques
Manual focus
Lighting
Depth of field
Exposure


Travel Photography 101

Sunday, 6/12/2016, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
$89 Register here

In this Travel Photography class, you will learn how to prepare for and capture photographs that convey the magic you experienced during your travels! You will discover tips that streamline your photography process, prepare you for that next big memory making trip, and ultimately sharing your experience through your photographs! Below, you’ll find the Travel Photography essentials that you will learn/discuss:

What equipment and gear to bring, and what to leave behind
Tips and techniques that will help ensure you are ready for the next great shot
Why many camera bags are designed to carry your gear, but not necessarily prepare you to capture the next great shot
Great iPhone apps that help you plan your trip
Advice for seeing things differently and making your shots unique
Ideas for using your travel photography for storytelling
How to back up your images without a computer
Slide presentation software will be demonstrated
Web sites for sharing your slide presentations will be discussed


Smartphone Photography 101

Saturday, 6/18/2016, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99 Register here

You’ll learn to tap into your smartphone’s full potential to capture the world around you. The class begins with a presentation that covers the following:

What makes a good photograph
Basic functionality of your smartphone’s built-in camera, including its strengths and weaknesses
The difference between a snapshot and a photograph
Fundamentals of composition, point of view, as well as form, texture, and color principles true to all forms of photography and art.
Strengths and weaknesses of your smartphone
Hints and tips for getting the best picture from a smartphone

From there, Reid (the instructor) will introduce you to recommended apps for your smartphone that will help with you enhance your images, capture panorama shots, use HDR, tackle night photography, and more. You’ll also receive a brief overview of Adobe Lightroom (both mobile and standard versions). PLEASE NOTE: Emphasis will be on the iPhone, but Android users will also get a lot from this class.

And finally, if time permits, the class will head over to our next-door neighbor’s (Orchard Supply Hardware’s) garden center to apply some of the tools/skills you have been taught.


Up And Rolling With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6/20/2016-8/8/2016, 8 sessions

(No class on 6/27/2016, 6/29/2016, 7/4/2016, 7/6/2016, 7/13/2016, 7/18/2016, 7/20/2016), 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$138 Register here

You’ll learn the power and elegance of this superb photo organizer and image processing powerhouse. Discover how Lightroom’s Library and Develop Module’s power will increase your efficiency and precision allowing you to have more time shooting and less time at the computer! Begin by building a solid foundation in the Library Module, where you’ll develop a workflow for downloading, organizing, and backing up your images so you’ll always know where they are—quickly.
Once you’ve mastered the Library, you’ll move on to the Develop Module. Enhance your images from interesting to eye-catching with Lightroom’s sophisticated toolset for bringing out both dramatic and subtle expressive adjustment in your images. Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or other image editing programs.
Recommended text: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening. Adobe Press, July 10, 2013. Students must bring their own laptop, know how to copy, and move files and folders, and know where their images are located.


Photo Sharing with Adobe Lightroom

Tuesday and Thursday, 6/21/2016 and 6/23/2016, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99 Register here

This class requires a basic knowledge of Lightroom’s library module, working with and creating Collections.
Please bring a laptop computer to class with Lightroom 5 or newer installed. Reid will be teaching using the most current version of Lightroom.
Please have basic computer skills including how to create and move folders, as well as knowing how to quickly find folders on your computer.
And a notebook is always useful, too!


Macro Photography

Saturday, 6/25/2016, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$62 Register here

Come celebrate the natural world and learn how to photograph close up where the inside of a flower becomes a world of its own. Carrying on the tradition and spirit of the late photographer, Ernest Braun, we’ll practice “wet elly” photography–the art of laying down prone, seeing and feeling the magic before you, and letting time drift away as you photograph and push yourself to explore visually in new ways.

Students will receive group and individual support with time split between learning the tools and techniques of macro photography and shooting in the field.

You’ll will need a camera that can focus to within a few inches of the lens, hopefully using a macro lens; extension tube, or close up lenses; a tripod, preferably one that can be extended to lay close to the ground; and patience to explore, practice, and play.


Using Your Smartphone to Capture The World Around You

Tuesdays 7:10 pm to 9:00 pm, 3 sessions, starting 7/12/2016 No class 7/26
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$68 Register here

Do you want your smartphone’s pictures to match what you see—or more? Learn to improve your photography skills, regardless of what smartphone you use. Learn about the array of special apps available to enhance your images, capture panoramic vistas, and display the rich detail in the extreme lights and darks of your photos usually lost with most conventional smartphone camera apps. Use your smartphone to its full potential to capture the world around you.
Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, point of view, as well as form, texture, and color principles true to all forms of photography and art. Then learn how to enhance your images using affordable apps to add creative effects to convey emotion and passion. You’ll need a smart phone camera and patience to explore, practice, and play. Emphasis will be on the iPhone, although photography principles apply to all smartphones.


Photo Organizing with Adobe Lightroom

Saturday, 7/30/2016, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99 Register here

This class covers the Library module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, giving you an overview of the software’s power and ease in helping you develop an efficient workflow, allowing more time for shooting and less by the computer.

You will obtain a solid foundation in the Library module. You’ll go through the steps of importing and organizing your photos and see how crucial this is to improving your photography.

This class is ideal for those that want to create order out of chaos from their image collection. Students need to have basic computer skills such as creating and moving folders, as well as quickly finding folders, on your computer. Students should know where their image are and where they would like to permanently reside.


Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Mondays, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
10 weeks,
9/26/16– 12/12/16 (No class on November 21 and November 28)

Stanford University
450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA
$$540 (estimate) Register here (Registration begins on August 22).

You’ll learn the power and elegance of this superb photo organizer and image processing powerhouse. Discover how Lightroom’s Library and Develop Module’s power will increase your efficiency and precision allowing you to have more time shooting and less time at the computer! Begin by building a solid foundation in the Library Module, where you’ll develop a workflow for downloading, organizing, and backing up your images so you’ll always know where they are—quickly.
Once you’ve mastered the Library, you’ll move on to the Develop Module. Enhance your images from interesting to eye-catching with Lightroom’s sophisticated toolset for bringing out both dramatic and subtle expressive adjustment in your images. Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or other image editing programs.
Recommended text: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening. Adobe Press, July 10, 2013. Students must bring their own laptop, know how to copy, and move files and folders, and know where their images are located.


Previous Classes

Up and Rolling with Lightroom

Tuesdays and Thursdays (8 Sessions), 3/15/2016-4/7/2016, 7:10pm to 9:30pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$138, plus $5 material fee Register here

Discover how Lightroom will increase your efficiency and precision allowing you to have more time shooting and less time at the computer! You’ll develop a solid foundation for downloading, organizing, and backing up your images, and then enhancing them with dramatic and subtle adjustments using the Develop module’s sophisticated tools. Finally, you’ll learn to present your images through books, slideshows, prints, and more! Recommended text: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening.

Students must bring their own laptop, know how to copy, and move files and folders, and know where their images are located.


Photo Organizing with Adobe Lightroom SOLD OUT!

Sunday, 3/20/2016, 10:30am to 3:45pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99.00 Register here

This class covers the Library module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, giving you an overview of the software’s power and ease in helping you develop an efficient workflow, allowing more time for shooting and less by the computer.

You will obtain a solid foundation in the Library module. You’ll go through the steps of importing and organizing your photos and see how crucial this is to improving your photography.

This class is ideal for those that want to create order out of chaos from their image collection. Students need to have basic computer skills such as creating and moving folders, as well as quickly finding folders, on your computer. Students should know where their image are and where they would like to permanently reside.


Lightroom SOS (Sort, Optimize, and Share): Optimizing Your Images in the Develop Module

Sunday, 3/26/2016, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99.00 Register here

This class offers an overview of the Adobe Lightroom’s power and ease, and will help you optimize your images. The class is designed to craft exquisite images in Lightroom’s Develop module. The end result is more time out and about shooting, and less time editing on the computer.

Lightroom makes it easy to fine-tune images with expressive and specific tone/color adjustments. You’ll learn how to bring out the full richness of your images. And, you’ll learn how to use the presets for an increase in precision and productivity.


Macro Photography Workshop

Saturday, 4/2/2016, 10:30am to 3:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99.00 Register here

Come celebrate the natural world and learn to photograph close up where a flower becomes a world of its own. You’ll learn the different methods of shooting macro photography, the costs, the trade offs one method offers over the others, as well as ways to address other challenges that shooting macro photography presents.

Students will receive group and individual support with time split between learning the tools and techniques of macro photography and shooting in the field (the area/streets around Looking Glass Photo).

Please bring a camera that can focus to within a few inches of the lens (DSLRs are great with a macro lens, extension tube, or other close up lenses; most point and shoot cameras have a built-in macro function; even a smartphone is suitable to shoot macro!), a tripod, preferably one that can be extended to lay close to the ground, and patience to explore, practice, and play. If available, bring a laptop with your favorite image editing program.

Here’s what you’ll explore in this immersive class/workshop:

  • What is Macro
  • Important elements of a Macro photography
  • Magnification approaches and equipment
  • Various Macro techniques
  • Manual focus
  • Lighting
  • Depth of field
  • Exposure

Smartphone Photography 101

Sunday, 4/3/2016, 10:30am to 3:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99.00 Register here

In this workshop, you will learn to tap into your smartphone’s full potential to capture the world around you. The class begins with a presentation that covers the following:

  • What makes a good photograph
  • Basic functionality of your smartphone’s built-in camera, including its strengths and weaknesses
  • The difference between a snapshot and a photograph
  • Fundamentals of composition, point of view, as well as form, texture, and color principles true to all forms of photography and art.
  • Strengths and weaknesses of your smartphone
  • Hints and tips for getting the best picture from a smartphone

I will introduce you to recommended apps for your smartphone that will help with you enhance your images, capture panorama shots, use HDR, tackle night photography, and more. You’ll also receive a brief overview of Adobe Lightroom (both mobile and standard versions). PLEASE NOTE: Emphasis will be on the iPhone, but Android users will also get a lot from this class.

And finally, if time permits, the class will head over to our next-door neighbor’s (Orchard Supply Hardware’s) garden center to apply some of the tools/skills you have been taught.


Using Your Smartphone to Capture The World Around You

3 Wednesdays, 4/27/2016 to 5/11/2016, 7:10 PM to 9:30 PM
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$59, plus $5 material fee Register here

Do you want your smartphone’s pictures to match what you see—or more? Learn to improve your photography skills, regardless of what smartphone you use. Learn about the array of special apps available to enhance your images, capture panoramic vistas, and display the rich detail in the extreme lights and darks of your photos usually lost with most conventional smartphone camera apps. Use your smartphone to its full potential to capture the world around you.

Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, point of view, as well as form, texture, and color principles true to all forms of photography and art. Then learn how to enhance your images using affordable apps to add creative effects to convey emotion and passion. You’ll need a smart phone camera and patience to explore, practice, and play. Emphasis will be on the iPhone, although photography principles apply to all smartphones.


Macro Photography Workshop

Saturday, 4/30/2016, 10:10am to 4:00pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$59, plus $3 material fee Register here

Come celebrate the natural world and learn to photograph close up where a flower becomes a world of its own. You’ll learn the different methods of shooting macro photography, the costs, the trade offs one method offers over the others, as well as ways to address other challenges that shooting macro photography presents.

Students will receive group and individual support with time split between learning the tools and techniques of macro photography and shooting in the field (the area/streets around Looking Glass Photo).

Please bring a camera that can focus to within a few inches of the lens (DSLRs are great with a macro lens, extension tube, or other close up lenses; most point and shoot cameras have a built-in macro function; even a smartphone is suitable to shoot macro!), a tripod, preferably one that can be extended to lay close to the ground, and patience to explore, practice, and play. If available, bring a laptop with your favorite image editing program.

Here’s what you’ll explore in this immersive class/workshop:

  • What is Macro
  • Important elements of a Macro photography
  • Magnification approaches and equipment
  • Various Macro techniques
  • Manual focus
  • Lighting
  • Depth of field
  • Exposure

Photo Organizing with Adobe Lightroom

Saturday, 5/7/2016, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99.00 Register here

This class covers the Library module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, giving you an overview of the software’s power and ease in helping you develop an efficient workflow, allowing more time for shooting and less by the computer.

You will obtain a solid foundation in the Library module. You’ll go through the steps of importing and organizing your photos and see how crucial this is to improving your photography.

This class is ideal for those that want to create order out of chaos from their image collection. Students need to have basic computer skills such as creating and moving folders, as well as quickly finding folders, on your computer. Students should know where their image are and where they would like to permanently reside.


Lightroom SOS (Sort, Optimize, and Share): Optimizing Your Images in the Develop Module

Sunday, 5/21/2016, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99.00 Register here

This class offers an overview of the Adobe Lightroom’s power and ease, and will help you optimize your images. The class is designed to craft exquisite images in Lightroom’s Develop module. The end result is more time out and about shooting, and less time editing on the computer.

Lightroom makes it easy to fine-tune images with expressive and specific tone/color adjustments. You’ll learn how to bring out the full richness of your images. And, you’ll learn how to use the presets for an increase in precision and productivity.


Lightroom SOS (Sort, Optimize, and Share): Photo Sharing with Adobe Lightroom

Tuesday and Thursday, May 24 and 26, 10:30am-2:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Call 510-548-6888

Learn to get your images out of Lightroom and share them with the world!

Harness Lightroom’s power to create prints, bound books, slideshows, web galleries, as well as upload to social media sites like Facebook and Flickr, and send images as email attachments—all within Lightroom. Come see how to automate the process with templates and export presets thereby increasing your efficiency and productivity. See how third party Lightroom add-ins provide sophisticated functionality to the Web Module allowing you to create an entire web site with galleries for friends and clients to view and then select their favorite images.


Macro Photography

Berkeley Camera Club
Tuesday, 5/24/2016, 7:30pm
Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA 94707

The evening talk with guide you to learn the equipment and skills needed to create successful close up photographs. You’ll learn the different approaches to getting up close and personal, the trade-offs, and the costs.


Mindfulness Photography: Photography: Opening to the World Around You

Saturday, 3/5/2015, 10:10am to 4:00pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$59, plus $3 material fee Register here

What exactly is mindfulness and how can it be incorporated into photography? We will start with exercises to quiet our minds, relax our bodies, and gain an appreciation of the present moment. We’ll learn not just to “take” photographs, but also how to “give” back to the people and places that have enhanced our photography


Using Your Smartphone to Capture The World Around You

Wednesdays, 3/2/2016 and 3/16/2016, 7:10 PM to 9:30 PM
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$68, plus $5 material fee Registration begins 1/4/16

Do you want your smartphone’s pictures to match what you see—or more? Learn to improve your photography skills, regardless of what smartphone you use. Learn about the array of special apps available to enhance your images, capture panoramic vistas, and display the rich detail in the extreme lights and darks of your photos usually lost with most conventional smartphone camera apps. Use your smartphone to its full potential to capture the world around you.

Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, point of view, as well as form, texture, and color principles true to all forms of photography and art. Then learn how to enhance your images using affordable apps to add creative effects to convey emotion and passion. You’ll need a smart phone camera and patience to explore, practice, and play. Emphasis will be on the iPhone, although photography principles apply to all smartphones.


Up and Rolling with Lightroom

Tuesdays and Thursdays (8 Sessions), 1/26/2016-2/25/2016, (No Classes the Week of February 14). 7:10pm to 9:30pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$138, plus $5 material fee Registration begins 1/4/16

Discover how Lightroom will increase your efficiency and precision allowing you to have more time shooting and less time at the computer! You’ll develop a solid foundation for downloading, organizing, and backing up your images, and then enhancing them with dramatic and subtle adjustments using the Develop module’s sophisticated tools. Finally, you’ll learn to present your images through books, slideshows, prints, and more! Recommended text: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening.

Students must bring their own laptop, know how to copy, and move files and folders, and know where their images are located.


Mindfulness Photography: Opening to the Beauty of Pt. Reyes

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 10:00am to 3:30pm
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA
$90 Non-Member: $110 Register here

What exactly is mindfulness and how can it be incorporated into photography? We will start with exercises to quiet our minds, relax our bodies, and gain an appreciation of the present moment. We’ll learn not just to “take” photographs, but also how to “give” back to the people and places that have enhanced our photography


Mindfulness Photography

Saturday, 2/27/2015, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$119.00 Call 510-548-6888 to register

What exactly is mindfulness and how can it be incorporated into photography? We will start with exercises to quiet our minds, relax our bodies, and gain an appreciation of the present moment. We’ll learn not just to “take” photographs, but also how to “give” back to the people and places that have enhanced our photography.


Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

Sunday, February 28, 2016, 10:00am to 3:30pm
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA
$90 Non-Member: $110 Register here

Whether you are a budding photographer or a seasoned shooter, learn what makes a photo captivating and emotional. Train your eye to seek out pleasing textures, compositions, colors, textures, moods, and tones. Explore seven qualities of light to enhance your vision. This class will include a slideshow that highlights captivating images and we will shoot together outside the classroom.

Lightroom SOS (Sort, Optimize, and Share): Optimizing Your Images in the Develop Module

Saturday, June 20, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera San Francisco
1090 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
$99.00 Register Here

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a comprehensive software solution for organizing, enhancing, printing, and sharing your images. The powerful toolset encourages users to move beyond image management and manipulation to creating photo books, slide shows, and website development.

This class will give you an overview of Lightroom’s Develop module. Lightroom has a superb toolset that will allow you to not only improve the overall quality of your images, but also to make subtle and expressive adjustments to part of your images to bring out the most they can offer. You’ll see how presets can increase your productivity while producing consistent results, as well as how to create stunning Black and White images gently toned to reflect the feeling of the image. The instructor includes a comprehensive package of handouts that you can refer to practice and master the content of the class after you leave. Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or other image editing programs.

This is two part course.


Using Your Smartphone to Capture The World Around You

Wednesdays, 6/17/2015 and 6/24/2015, 7:10 PM to 9:30 PM
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$61.00 Register here

Do you want your smartphone’s pictures to match what you see—or more? Learn to improve your photography skills, regardless of what smartphone you use. Learn about the array of special apps available to enhance your images, capture panoramic vistas, and display the rich detail in the extreme lights and darks of your photos usually lost with most conventional smartphone camera apps. Use your smartphone to its full potential to capture the world around you.

Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, point of view, as well as form, texture, and color principles true to all forms of photography and art. Then learn how to enhance your images using affordable apps to add creative effects to convey emotion and passion. You’ll need a smart phone camera and patience to explore, practice, and play. Emphasis will be on the iPhone, although photography principles apply to all smartphones.


Photo Sharing with Adobe Lightroom

Saturday, 5/27/2015, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$119.00 Register here

SHARE!

Learn to get your images out of Lightroom and share them with the world!

Harness Lightroom’s power to create prints, bound books, slideshows, web galleries, as well as upload to social media sites like Facebook and Flickr, and send images as email attachments—all within Lightroom. Come see how to automate the process with templates and export presets thereby increasing your efficiency and productivity. See how third party Lightroom add-ins provide sophisticated functionality to the Web Module allowing you to create an entire web site with galleries for friends and clients to view and then select their favorite images.

Lightroom SOS (Sort, Optimize, and Share): Sorting and Organizing Your Images in the Library Module

Saturday, June, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera San Francisco
1090 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
$99.00 Register Here

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a comprehensive software solution for organizing, enhancing, printing,and sharing your images. The powerful toolset encourages users to move beyond image management and manipulation to creating photo books, slide shows, and website development.
Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or other image editing programs.

This class will give you a solid foundation in the Lightroom’s Library module. You’ll go through the steps of importing images from your memory cards and organizing your photos into manageable collections with rating and keywords for easy access. You’ll learn how to create presets for increasing your speed and precision so you can spend more time shooting and less at the computer.

If you have images spread in many locations and don’t know how to organize them or just feel overwhelmed, then see how Lightroom can do the work for you! This class is ideal for those that want to create order out of chaos from their image collection and move forward with their photography.

This course is the first of a two part course.

class sold out

Using Your Smartphone to Capture The World Around You

Wednesdays, 4/22/2015 and 4/29/2015, 7:10 PM to 9:30 PM
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$61.00 Register here

Do you want your smartphone’s pictures to match what you see—or more? Learn to improve your photography skills, regardless of what smartphone you use. Learn about the array of special apps available to enhance your images, capture panoramic vistas, and display the rich detail in the extreme lights and darks of your photos usually lost with most conventional smartphone camera apps. Use your smartphone to its full potential to capture the world around you.

Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, point of view, as well as form, texture, and color principles true to all forms of photography and art. Then learn how to enhance your images using affordable apps to add creative effects to convey emotion and passion. You’ll need a smart phone camera and patience to explore, practice, and play. Emphasis will be on the iPhone, although photography principles apply to all smartphones.


Photo Organizing with Adobe Lightroom

Saturday, 4/25/2015, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$119.00 Register here

ORGANIZE!

This class covers the Library module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, giving you an overview of the software’s power and ease in helping you develop an efficient workflow, allowing more time for shooting and less by the computer.

You will obtain a solid foundation in the Library module. You’ll go through the steps of importing and organizing your photos and see how crucial this is to improving your photography.

This class is ideal for those that want to create order out of chaos from their image collection.


Master Adobe Lightroom Library Module

Saturday, 5/2/2015, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Keeble and Shuchat Learning Center
290 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
$119.99 Register here

This class will give you an overview of Lightroom’s power and ease to help you develop an efficient workflow for downloading, organizing, and finding your images. You’ll have more time for shooting and time spent on the computer.

The class will provide you with a solid foundation with the Library module.

I’ll break down the steps involved in importing, organizing, and retrieving your photos by keywords and collections. I’ll show you how Lightroom’s powerful tools can even do some of the work for you!


Master Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

Saturday, 5/9/2015, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Keeble and Shuchat Learning Center
290 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
$119.99 Register here

This class will give you an overview of Lightroom’s Develop module. Lightroom has a superb toolset that will allow you to make both subtle and expressive adjustment to you images. I’ll will show you how the extensive use of presets can increase your productivity while producing consistent results. The instructor includes a comprehensive package of handouts that you can refer to practice and master the content of the class after you leave.

Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need to use Photoshop.


Photo Editing with Adobe Lightroom

Saturday, 5/16/2015, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
290 S. California Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$119.00 Register here

OPTIMIZE!

This class offers an overview of the Adobe Lightroom’s power and ease, and will help you optimize your images. The class is designed to get you crafting exquisite images in Lightroom’s Develop module. The end result is more time out and about shooting, and less time editing on the computer.

Lightroom makes it easy to fine-tune images with expressive and specific tone/color adjustments. You’ll learn how to bring out the full richness of your images. And, you’ll learn how to use the presets for an increase in precision and productivity.


Macro Photography Workshop

Saturday, 4/19/2015, 10:30am to 3:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$119.00 Register here

Come celebrate the natural world and learn to photograph close up where a flower becomes a world of its own. You’ll learn the different methods of shooting macro photography, the costs, the trade offs one method offers over the others, as well as ways to address other challenges that shooting macro photography presents.

Students will receive group and individual support with time split between learning the tools and techniques of macro photography and shooting in the field (the area/streets around Looking Glass Photo).

Please bring a camera that can focus to within a few inches of the lens (DSLRs are great with a macro lens, extension tube, or other close up lenses; most point and shoot cameras have a built-in macro function; even a smartphone is suitable to shoot macro!), a tripod, preferably one that can be extended to lay close to the ground, and patience to explore, practice, and play. If available, bring a laptop with your favorite image editing program.

Here’s what you’ll explore in this immersive class/workshop:

  • What is Macro
  • Important elements of a Macro photography
  • Magnification approaches and equipment
  • Various Macro techniques
  • Manual focus
  • Lighting
  • Depth of field
  • Exposure

Master Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

Saturday, 3/7/2015, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Keeble and Shuchat Learning Center
290 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
$119.99 Register here

This class will give you an overview of Lightroom’s Develop module. Lightroom has a superb toolset that will allow you to make both subtle and expressive adjustment to you images. Reid will show you how the extensive use of presets can increase your productivity while producing consistent results. The instructor includes a comprehensive package of handouts that you can refer to practice and master the content of the class after you leave.

Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need to use Photoshop.

Photo Organizing with Adobe Lightroom

Saturday, 3/14/2015, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$119.00 Register here

ORGANIZE!

This class covers the Library module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, giving you an overview of the software’s power and ease in helping you develop an efficient workflow, allowing more time for shooting and less by the computer.

You will obtain a solid foundation in the Library module. You’ll go through the steps of importing and organizing your photos and see how crucial this is to improving your photography.

This class is ideal for those that want to create order out of chaos from their image collection.

Using Your Smartphone to Capture The World Around You

Wednesdays, 2/25/2015-3/4/2015, 7:10 PM to 9:30 PM
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$61.00 Register here

Do you want your smartphone’s pictures to match what you see—or more? Learn to improve your photography skills, regardless of what smartphone you use. Learn about the array of special apps available to enhance your images, capture panoramic vistas, and display the rich detail in the extreme lights and darks of your photos usually lost with most conventional smartphone camera apps. Use your smartphone to its full potential to capture the world around you.

Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, point of view, as well as form, texture, and color principles true to all forms of photography and art. Then learn how to enhance your images using affordable apps to add creative effects to convey emotion and passion. You’ll need a smart phone camera and patience to explore, practice, and play. Emphasis will be on the iPhone, although photography principles apply to all smartphones.

Master Adobe Lightroom Library Module

Saturday, 2/28/2015, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Keeble and Shuchat Learning Center
290 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
$119.99 Register here

This class will give you an overview of Lightroom’s power and ease to help you develop an efficient workflow for downloading, organizing, and finding your images. You’ll have more time for shooting and time spent on the computer.

The class will provide you with a solid foundation with the Library module.

I’ll break down the steps involved in importing, organizing, and retrieving your photos by keywords and collections. I’ll show you how Lightroom’s powerful tools can even do some of the work for you!

Up and Rolling with Lightroom

Tuesdays and Thursdays (6 Sessions), 10/7/2014-10/23/2014, 7:10pm to 9:30pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$133 Register here

You’ll learn the power and elegance of this superb photo organizer and image processing powerhouse. Discover how Lightroom’s Library and Develop Module’s power will increase your efficiency and precision allowing you to have more time shooting and less time at the computer! Begin by building a solid foundation in the Library Module, where you’ll develop a workflow for downloading, organizing, and backing up your images so you’ll always know where they are—quickly.Once you’ve mastered the Library, you’ll move on to the Develop Module. Enhance your images from interesting to eye-catching with Lightroom’s sophisticated toolset for bringing out both dramatic and subtle expressive adjustment in your images. Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or other image editing programs.Recommended text: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening. Adobe Press, July 10, 2013.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Saturday, 10/11/14 & 10/25/14, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Santa Rosa Junior College
835 College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
$189 Register here

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a beginning-to-end software for organizing, enhancing, printing, creating books and web galleries, and slideshows. You will establish a workflow for downloading, backing up, rating, grouping, renaming, optimizing, and archiving image. You will learn to optimize your images with sophisticated global and localized color, tone, contrast, and brightness tools. You’ll learn how creating preset setting will increase to precision and speed. The emphasis will be on getting you ‘up and running’ while still exploring Lightroom’s modules for creating books, generating slide presentations, creating printing templates, and developing image galleries for exporting to websites.A laptop, either Mac or Windows platform, with Lightroom 4 or newer installed prior to class is required. Free 30-day trial is available for download on Adobe website https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=photoshop_lightroom Images must be either in a Lightroom catalog or all within one folder (which can include sub folders). Pre-registration is encouraged as there is a skills assessment that needs to be completed prior to class. Once registered, please contact instructor at reid@lumiograph.com to complete the skills assessment. The 2-day class will provide ample time for students to learn, practice, and return with informed questions to become competent.

Worldwide Photowalk in Petaluma

Saturday, 10/11/14, 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Steamer Landing Park
Copeland Street, Petaluma, CA
FREE Register here

Join us as I lead my 6th (!) Worldwide Photowalk. This year, I’ll be leading a late afternoon walk around Petaluma’s historic downtown and waterfront. Optional dinner to follow at Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery, 50 E Washington St Petaluma, CA.

Master Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

Saturday, 10/18/14, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Keeble and Shuchat Learning Center
290 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
$119 (or $199 if you also sign up for the Library class) Register here

Photoshop Lightroom is a comprehensive software solution for organizing, enhancing, printing, and sharing your images. The powerful toolset empowers users to move beyond image management and manipulation to creating photo books, slide shows, and website development.This class will give you an overview of Lightroom’s Develop module. Lightroom has a superb toolset that will allow you to make both subtle and expressive adjustment to you images. Reid will show you how the extensive use of presets can increase your productivity while producing consistent results. The instructor includes a comprehensive package of handouts that you can refer to practice and master the content of the class after you leave. Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need to use Photoshop.Students who take this class are strongly encouraged to attend the Lightroom Library module class on Saturday, September 20tho learn how to develop an efficient workflow for downloading, organizing, and retrieving your images. Sign up for both Library and Develop Module classes for $199 and receive almost a 20% discount over the individual class price.

Organize Your Photos with Adobe Lightroom

Tuesday, 10/21/14, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99 Register here

This class covers the Library module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, giving you an overview of the software’s power and ease in helping you develop an efficient workflow, allowing more time for shooting and less by the computer. You will obtain a solid foundation in the Library module. You’ll go through the steps of importing and organizing your photos and see how crucial this is to improving your photography. This class is ideal for those that want to create order out of chaos from their image collection, craft exquisite images, and showcase their work.

Photo Editing 101 with Adobe Lightroom

Thursday, 10/23/14, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$99 Register here

This class offers an overview of the Adobe Lightroom’s power and ease, and will help you develop an efficient workflow. The class is designed to get you crafting exquisite images in Lightroom’s Develop module. The end result is more time out and about shooting, and less time editing on the computer. Lightroom makes it easy to fine-tune images with expressive and specific tone/color adjustments. You’ll learn how to bring out the full richness of your images. And, you’ll learn how to use the presets for an increase in precision and productivity.

Master Adobe Lightroom Library Module

Saturday, 11/1/14, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Keeble and Shuchat Learning Center
290 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
$119 (or $199 if you also sign up for the Develop class) Register here

Photoshop Lightroom is a comprehensive software solution for organizing, enhancing, printing, and sharing your images. The powerful toolset empowers users to move beyond image management and manipulation to creating photo books, slide shows, and website development.This class will give you an overview of Lightroom’s power and ease to help you develop an efficient workflow for downloading, organizing, and finding your images. You’ll have more time for shooting and time spent on the computer.The class will begin provide you with a solid foundation with the Library module. Reid will break down the steps involved in importing, organizing, and retrieving your photos by keywords and collections. He’ll show you how Lightroom’s powerful tools can even do some of the work for you!Students who take this class are strongly encouraged to attend the Lightroom Develop module class on Saturday, November 15th to learn how to optimally enhance their images. Sign up for both Library and Develop Module classes for $199 and receive almost a 20% discount over the individual class price.

Using Your Smartphone to Capture the World Around You

Wednesday, 11/5/2014-11/12/2014, 7:10pm to 9:30pm
College Of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA
$61 Register here

Do you want your smartphone’s pictures to match what you see—or more? Learn to improve your photography skills, regardless of what smartphone you use. Learn about the array of special apps available to enhance your images, capture panoramic vistas, and display the rich detail in the extreme lights and darks of your photos usually lost with most conventional smartphone camera apps. Use your smartphone to its full potential to capture the world around you.Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, point of view, as well as form, texture, and color principles true to all forms of photography and art. Then learn how to enhance your images using affordable apps to add creative effects to convey emotion and passion. You’ll need a smart phone camera and patience to explore, practice, and play. Emphasis will be on the iPhone, although photography principles apply to all smartphones.

Master Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

Saturday, 11/15/14, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Keeble and Shuchat Learning Center
290 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
$119 (or $199 if you also sign up for the Develop class) Register here

Photoshop Lightroom is a comprehensive software solution for organizing, enhancing, printing, and sharing your images. The powerful toolset empowers users to move beyond image management and manipulation to creating photo books, slide shows, and website development.This class will give you an overview of Lightroom’s Develop module. Lightroom has a superb toolset that will allow you to make both subtle and expressive adjustment to you images. Reid will show you how the extensive use of presets can increase your productivity while producing consistent results. The instructor includes a comprehensive package of handouts that you can refer to practice and master the content of the class after you leave. Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need to use Photoshop.Students who take this class are strongly encouraged to attend the Lightroom Library module class on Saturday, September 20tho learn how to develop an efficient workflow for downloading, organizing, and retrieving your images. Sign up for both Library and Develop Module classes for $199 and receive almost a 20% discount over the individual class price.

Outsmarting Your Smartphone

Tuesday, 11/18/14, 7:00pm to 4:00pm
Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education
Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget L, Walnut Creek, CA
FREE

The best camera is the one that’s with you. Frequently, it’s our smartphone. With better image sensors, higher quality lenses, unparalleled portability, and a plethora of apps to improve and share images, today’s smartphones are a worldwide boon to photography. Do you want to have more fun with your smartphone camera and learn new skills you can use every day? Do you want to explore and capture the beauty of your family and friends and the world around you?Come to this FREE talk and learn how to get the most out of your smartphone’s camera

Lightroom–The Library and Develop Modules

4 sessions: Tuesday 6/17 & 6/19 and Thursday 6/24, 6/26, 2014, 7:10pm to 9:30pm
College of Marin
835 College Avenue, Kentfield, CA
$82 Register here Use Course Registration Number (CRN) 65105

This class will give you an overview of Lightroom’s Library and Develop Module’s power to increase your efficiency and precision so you can spend more time shooting and less time at the computer. The class begins by providing you with a solid foundation with the Library Module. You’ll develop a workflow for downloading, organizing, and backing up your images so you’ll always know where they are and how to find them. Once you’ve mastered the Library you will move on to the Develop Module. Lightroom has a superb toolset that will allow you to make both subtle and expressive adjustment to you images. Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need to use Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or other image editing programs.

Recommended text: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening. Adobe Press, July 10, 2013

Please bring your own laptop.

An Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Saturday, 6/28/2014, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Keeble and Shuchat Learning Center
290 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
$119 Register here

Photoshop Lightroom is a comprehensive software solution for organizing, enhancing, printing, and sharing your images. The powerful toolset empowers users to move beyond image management and manipulation to creating photo books, slide shows, and website development. This class will give you an overview of Lightroom’s power and ease to help you develop an efficient workflow. This efficiency will allow more time for shooting by reducing time spent on the computer. The class will begin by providing you with a solid foundation with the Library module. Reid will break down the steps involved in importing and organizing your photos and demonstrate how optimizing this aspect of Lightroom can improve your workflow. Once you’ve mastered the Library you will move on the develop module. Lightroom has a superb toolset that will allow you to make both subtle and expressive adjustment to you images. I’ll will show you how the extensive use of presets can increase your productivity while producing consistent results. You’ll receive a comprehensive file of handouts that you can refer to practice and master the content of the class after you leave. This is an excellent opportunity to get comfortable with this powerful tool. Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need to use Photoshop.

DAM! Where Are My Photos?

Saturday, 5/31/2014, 10:00am to 3:30pm
Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education
Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget L, Walnut Creek, CA
$87 Register here

Digital Asset Management (DAM) using Adobe Lightroom file folders and names. You’ll establish a workflow for downloading, backing up, rating, renaming. Learn Digital Asset Management and keep track of your images using software rather than grouping and archiving photographs. Emphasis will be on using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, although principles apply universally.

Up & Running with Adobe Lightroom: Create & Share

Tuesday & Thursday, 6/3/2014 & 6/5/2014, 11:00am to 1:00pm

Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA

$139 Register here

The third of our three hands-on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom courses, giving you an overview of the software’s power and ease in helping you develop an efficient workflow allowing more time for shooting and less by the computer.

Showcase your images and get them out of Lightroom and share them with the world! You’ll learn to create prints, bound books, slideshow, web galleries, and uploading to social media sites like Facebook and Flickr. You’ll discover how to automate the process by harnessing the power of templates and presets. Third party add-ins that provide sophisticated functionality to the Web Module will be highlighted allowing you to create an entire web site, as well as creating galleries for friends and clients to select their favorite images, all within Lightroom!

Lightroom –The Develop Module

Saturday, 6/7/2014, 10:00am to 3:30pm
Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education
Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget L, Walnut Creek, CA
$139, or $299 for the complete series of 3 classes Register here

Designed for professional and enthusiast photographers, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a beginning-to-end software solution for efficiently organizing, editing, printing, and publishing photo books, slideshow, web galleries, and posting to social media sites. You’ll learn to use sophisticated, but easy to use, global and local contrast, saturation, and brightness tools. Lightroom’s many preset options enable you to increase your productivity and accuracy so more time is spent shooting instead of in front of a computer!

Adobe Lightroom

2 sessions: Wednesday, 5/14/2014 & 5/21/2014, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Samy’s Camera
1090 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA
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Learn about Digital Asset Management and how to organize your images and back up for peak efficiency and security. Create an import present and always know where your images are stored. Embed important contact information so each image is identified as yours. Import images with develop presets to start you off in the right direction. Learn when to shoot RAW or JPG and when to convert to DNG. Learn how and when to organize your images with Collections, Smart Collections, Collections Sets, Keywords, Pick and Unpick, Stars and Colors.

Optimize your images with global exposure, tone, color, sharpening, and noise reduction settings. Then, take your images to the next level with local image adjustments along with spot removal, red-eye reduction, graduated and radial gradient filters, and vignette effects to focus attention. You’ll convert images to B&W and enhance them with split toning, and learn to synchronize setting between images to speed up your image processing.

Up & Running with Adobe Lightroom: The Library Module

Tuesday & Thursday, 5/20/2014 & 5/22/2014, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$139, or $299 for the complete series of 3 classes. Register here

This class covers the Library module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, giving you an overview of the software’s power and ease in helping you develop an efficient workflow, allowing more time for shooting and less by the computer.

You will obtain a solid foundation in the Library module. You’ll go through the steps of importing and organizing your photos and see how crucial this is to improving your photography.

This class is ideal for those that want to create order out of chaos from their image collection, craft exquisite images, and showcase their work.

Up & Running with Adobe Lightroom: The Develop Module

Saturday & Saturday, 5/27/2014 & 5/29/2014, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$139, or $299 for the complete series of 3 classes. Register here

This class offers an overview of the Adobe Lightroom’s power and ease, and will help you develop an efficient workflow. The class is designed to get you crafting exquisite images in Lightroom’s Develop module. The end result is more time out and about shooting, and less time editing on the computer.

Lightroom makes it easy to fine-tune images with expressive and specific tone/color adjustments. You’ll learn how to bring out the full richness of your images. And, you’ll learn how to use the presets for an increase in precision and productivity.

Up & Running with Adobe Lightroom: Create & Share

Saturday & Saturday, 6/6/2014 & 6/8/2014, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$139, or $299 for the complete series of 3 classes. Register here

The third of our three hands-on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom courses, giving you an overview of the software’s power and ease in helping you develop an efficient workflow allowing more time for shooting and less by the computer.

Showcase your images and get them out of Lightroom and share them with the world! You’ll learn to create prints, bound books, slideshow, web galleries, and uploading to social media sites like Facebook and Flickr. You’ll discover how to automate the process by harnessing the power of templates and presets. Third party add-ins that provide sophisticated functionality to the Web Module will be highlighted allowing you to create an entire web site, as well as creating galleries for friends and clients to select their favorite images, all within Lightroom!

 

Macro Magnificence

Saturday, 4/12/2014, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA
$90 Non-Member: $100 Register here

Come celebrate the natural world in Point Reyes and learn to photograph close up where a flower becomes a world of its own. In spirit of the late photographer, Ernest Braun, we’ll practice “wet belly” photography–the art of lying prone, seeing and feeling the magic before you, and letting time drift as you explore and push yourself visually. Students will receive group and individual support, in the classroom and field, learning the tools and techniques of macro photography. If available, although not essential, bring a laptop with your favorite image-editing program. All levels welcome.

Up & Running with Adobe Lightroom: The Library Module

Saturday & Saturday, 4/22/2014 & 4/24/2014, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$189 Register here

The first of our three hands-on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom courses, giving you an overview of the software’s power and ease in helping you develop an efficient workflow, allowing more time for shooting and less by the computer.

You will obtain a solid foundation in the Library module. You’ll go through the steps of importing and organizing your photos and see how crucial this is to improving your photography.

This class, along with the other Lightroom classes, is ideal for those that want to create order out of chaos from their image collection, craft exquisite images, and showcase their work.

Photoshop Lightroom

Saturday, 4/26/2014 & 5/10/2014, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Santa Rosa Junior College
1603 Emeritus Hall, Santa Rosa Campus, Santa Rosa, CA
$189 Register here

Photoshop Lightroom is a comprehensive software solution for organizing, enhancing, printing, and sharing your images. The powerful toolset empowers users to move beyond image management and manipulation to creating photo books, slide shows, and website development. This class will give you an overview of Lightroom’s power and ease to help you develop an efficient workflow. This efficiency will allow more time for shooting by reducing time spent on the computer. The class will begin by providing you with a solid foundation with the Library module. Reid will break down the steps involved in importing and organizing your photos and demonstrate how optimizing this aspect of Lightroom can improve your workflow. Once you’ve mastered the Library you will move on the develop module. Lightroom has a superb toolset that will allow you to make both subtle and expressive adjustment to you images. I’ll will show you how the extensive use of presets can increase your productivity while producing consistent results. You’ll receive a comprehensive file of handouts that you can refer to practice and master the content of the class after you leave. This is an excellent opportunity to get comfortable with this powerful tool. Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need to use Photoshop.

Up & Running with Adobe Lightroom: The Develop Module

Saturday & Saturday, 4/29/2014 & 5/1/2014, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Looking Glass Photo & Camera
1045 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$139 Register here

The second of our three hands-on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom courses, giving you an overview of the software’s power and ease in helping you develop an efficient workflow allowing more time for shooting and less by the computer.

In this class, you’ll craft exquisite images in Lightroom’s Develop Module. With Lightroom’s ease in fine-tuning your images with expressive, and specific tone and color adjustments, you’ll learn how to coax the full richness your images have to offer. See how the use of presets can increase your precision and productivity.

This class, along with the other Lightroom classes, are ideal for those that want to create order out of chaos in their image collection, craft exquisite images, and showcase their work.

An Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Saturday, 5/3/2014, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Keeble and Shuchat Learning Center
290 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
$99.99 Register here

Photoshop Lightroom is a comprehensive software solution for organizing, enhancing, printing, and sharing your images. The powerful toolset empowers users to move beyond image management and manipulation to creating photo books, slide shows, and website development. This class will give you an overview of Lightroom’s power and ease to help you develop an efficient workflow. This efficiency will allow more time for shooting by reducing time spent on the computer. The class will begin by providing you with a solid foundation with the Library module. Reid will break down the steps involved in importing and organizing your photos and demonstrate how optimizing this aspect of Lightroom can improve your workflow. Once you’ve mastered the Library you will move on the develop module. Lightroom has a superb toolset that will allow you to make both subtle and expressive adjustment to you images. I’ll will show you how the extensive use of presets can increase your productivity while producing consistent results. You’ll receive a comprehensive file of handouts that you can refer to practice and master the content of the class after you leave. This is an excellent opportunity to get comfortable with this powerful tool. Come learn how photographers complete 95% of their image processing in Lightroom without the need to use Photoshop.

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