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Moving Beyond Color-Working and seeing in Black & White

In this tutorial we will talk about the Technique, Vision, and Processing of black & white images which unfortunately the creation of black and white images can be an afterthought for some. This class will help you to evaluate what images you might want to select for black and white images, see some simple ways to correct minor distractions in post and give you greater confidence to express yourself in new ways.

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Evaluating & Working with Light in Landscape Photography

In this tutorial I will talk about how the most important thing in photography is you and how you look through the light harvester (IE the camera) and the choices and decisions you make on how to collect the light that is falling in front of you onto your subjects of choice. I don’t have mastery of light nor the power to control it but I can talk about what I can control, which is how I reacts to the light I am given, not the light I want. I consider the science and study of light to be one of our most important pursuits in photography. This tutorial will increase your understanding of how to work with light.

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Things That Go Click in the Night a deeper dive into night photography

The tutorial will review some best practices and some of my most popular images where I will talk about the Technique and Vision that went into my images. This includes the technical capture details, histogram, and thoughts on why I chose the composition or what I was seeing the light.

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Bringing your Images to Life by Preparing your images for Print

Printing your work can be an overwhelming process but is extremely rewarding to see your images on the wall or to have the confidence to sell your work to others. We will spend this time together to give you the confidence to print your work in different sizes, on different mediums, and from different companies. These topics we will review will help you assess what images are ready for print, what changes you might want to make to get them ready, and how and where you can get your images printed.

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The Magic of Luminosity Masks

Adobe Photoshop has many purposes and value but, in this information, packed session we will dive into an area that can be confusing and overwhelming but is probably the most powerful application within Photoshop. Luminosity Masking. These topics will start you on the road to using luminosity masks in your own work, get you going on the path of different tools that can be used with them, and greatly help to improve your image quality. I will break this down into simple language and talk about how you can use the program to create really subtle (Yet powerful) adjustments to your images that you simply can’t do in Lightroom or other programs.

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Taking Control of Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is a very powerful program, yet most people only use a fraction of the capabilities of the program. This tutorial will show you some of the very fundamental things you need to do to put the power of Lightroom to work for you. The topics we will review will help you to evaluate how you are using Lightroom, what changes you might want to make, and how and where you can speed up your process.

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Fixing "Some" of your Issues in Post Processing

For this tutorial we will go much more hands on as we review some of the powerful tools in Photoshop that can help you to ethically and accurately clean up our images to keep the focus in the proper places in the images. These things we will review will help you to re-evaluate old images, see some simple ways to correct minor distractions in others and give you greater confidence to fix little things that bother you in others.

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Essential Elements of Composition & Image Design

In this tutorial we will see how the most impactful and compelling images are the those that have the proper balance of Technique, Vision, and Processing. All of these skills need to be developed and continually refined through our own artistic and creative process. These skills you will learn will help you to evaluate what images you might want to select for your portfolio, help you to see some simple ways to correct minor distractions in post processing and give you greater confidence to express yourself in new ways.

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The Science and Emotions of Color in Nature Photography

Color is one of the most talked about parts of photography but oftentimes the least understood. This tutorial on color will help you to see color differently, give you greater confidence to express yourself in new ways and to work with color differently.

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Taking Control of Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is an extremely powerful and intimidating program, yet most people only use a fraction of the capabilities of the program or not at all. This class will show you some of the very fundamental things you need to do to put the power of Photoshop to work for you. These topics we will review will help you to evaluate how you are using Photoshop, what changes you might want to make, and how and where you can speed up your process and get much more comfortable using Photoshop.

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Going beyond the essentials & into advanced composition

This tutorial will help in your discovery of more advanced composition techniques. In this tutorial I will review and help you to discover how you could be looking at the your infield compositions differently, see some simple ways to discover new photography angles, and have greater confidence to express yourself in new ways. Picking up from the earlier composition series. I will also cover art concepts like Perceptual Forces, The Interplay of Plane & Depth, The Law of Differentiation, and get into dynamism in our images among other concepts.

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Exploration of Arid Lands a look at Desert Photography

Discover in this tutorial the following things! Understand some of my best practices of in field capture.  Learn about my processing methods specific to desert landscapes.  Learn to understand and overcome some of the challenges specific to the harsher scenes. Expand your photographic geography as we visit iconic and lesser-known places. 

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Finding the joy and beauty in the Intimate Landscapes & Small Scenes

Join me for an overview / discovery of Intimate Landscapes and Small Scenes photography. In this tutorial we will review will help you to discover how you could be looking at these distinct areas differently, see some simple ways to discover new photography subjects, and have greater confidence to express yourself in new ways.

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Learning from my past mistakes Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Take an inside look into my own work for examples and lessons learned. In this tutorial I will review and help you to discover how you could be looking at your work differently, see some simple ways to discover how we look at good vs bad images, and have greater confidence to express yourself in new ways. This includes a demonstration of the power of the local adjustments’ vs the global adjustments as part of working on participant submitted images and discover how can you align depth, texture, luminosity, sharpness, and focus on your processing and by using the tools in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw.

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The Wispy & Magical a comprehensive look at Seascapes

In this tutorial we will review some best practices for coastal landscapes, and a review of some of my most popular images where I will talk about the Technique and Vision that went into my images. This includes the technical capture details, histogram, and thoughts on why I chose the composition or what I was seeing the light.

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