Workshops

Offerings include a selection of workshops, lectures, open studio and exhibitions to suit beginner to advanced creatives.

Visit our calendar often, as we will update events as they become available.

 

 
 
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“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.”

-Matt Hardy

 


INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY

Instructor: Judi Bommarito

workshop meets for three weeks , 2 hours each session

$175

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©Judi Bommarito

If you are tired of using your camera in AUTO mode and are ready to explore the MANUAL function, this workshop is for you.  We will demystify all those buttons, dials and panels while simultaneously doing technical experimentation.  The three components of exposure will be explained in great detail, supported by visual presentations and supplemental handouts.

*Students must bring a digital camera, 16GB memory care, charged battery and tripod.

Beginner Level


ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY

Instructor: Judi Bommarito

workshop meets for three weeks, 2 hours each session

$175

©Judi Bommarito

©Judi Bommarito

This workshop is intended for those who have basic understanding of their camera.  We will begin with an exposure refresher and continue refining the applications of the camera’s functions as a creative tool.  Lenses and filters will be discussed. This workshop will be supported by visual presentations and supplemental handouts.

*Students must bring a digital camera, 16 GB memory card, charged battery and tripod.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of the camera’s functions in manual mode.


STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Instructor: Giorgio Orlandi

workshop meets for 3 sessions -

Session 1 - Studio (2 hours)

Session 2 - Field (4 hours)

Session 3 - Studio (2 hours)

$150

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©Giorgio Orlandi

Come learn and experience Street Photography techniques first hand through this intensive 8 hour workshop. Together we will view and discuss some of the Great Masters of Street Photography, as well as some modern photographers. We will look at many composition techniques and then apply them as we wander the streets during the out-of-the-classroom portion! We will discuss how to overcome the fear of photographing strangers and rather converting that into a message that is driven by your creative eye and unique voice. 

The final session we will meet at the studio to edit the images from the field session and explore basic editing techniques in Adobe Lightroom.

This workshop is for you if you want to up your Street Photography game and all the while meet other passionate Street Photographers and storytellers!

Required Supplies: Digital camera, 16GB memory card, Charged Battery, Tripod (optional) Laptop with an active subscription to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

All levels welcome


INTRO TO LIGHTROOM

Instructor: Judi Bommarito

workshop meets for three weeks, 2 hours each session

$175

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©Judi Bommarito

So, you’ve captured some great digital images! What are you going to do with them now? Let’s bring them to life with Adobe Lightroom editing software. Students will gain a basic understanding of file management, organization and post processing using Adobe Lightroom CC Classic.  Topics include navigating the LR interface and the essential skills to enhance your images. Supplemental handouts will accompany each session.

Prerequisite:  A basic understanding of your computer is necessary.  Participants must bring laptop with an active subscription to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop before the first session. www.adobe.com  Purchase Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan for $9.99/mo.

Beginner Level


PHOTOSHOP FOR BEGINNERS

Instructor: Judi Bommarito

workshop meets for three weeks, 2 hours each session

$175

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©Judi Bommarito

This workshop aims to introduce students to the basic functions of Photoshop CC.

Topics include:-

The tool box, where to locate layers and adjustment layers.  What the tools are used for in adjusting your images.

How to touch up photos, remove dust, make color adjustments

Selections, quick masks, layer masks

Required supplies: students must bring a laptop with an active subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud - Photoshop CC. Also, Digital Camera, 8GB Memory Card, 16GB USB Drive (for storing and transporting files)

Beginner Level


SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH YOUR SMARTPHONE

Instructor: Alex Alexander

workshop meets for 3 sessions

Session 1 - Studio (2 hours)

Session 2 - Field (4 hours)

Session 3 - Studio (2 hours)

$150 (Single)

$225 (Parent/Child)

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©Alex Alexander

We all use our Smartphone to photograph events of our lives. In this workshop we will discuss some popular styles of photography so we can think about what photographs you like to capture. This will help you develop and enhance your own style. We will explore the features on your Smartphone and learn how to set it up to capture the best possible images at a high quality. 

Smartphone cameras, like all cameras give us a view of the world which is very different to how we see with our eye. Here, we will explore how to compose the perfect image, implementing motion and depth. This understanding utilizes full control over your Smartphone photography. 

Social Media, the big attraction of Smartphone photography is the ability to share your images. You can take an image and share it with the world in seconds. In this workshop we will learn how to utilize various social media platforms and we look at ways to get more people to see your photos and increase your likes and follows. 

Today, there is nearly as much interest in editing and enhancing pictures as there is in taking photos. In this workshop we will explore creative enhancements with various mobile photo editing apps. Mastering these skills will transform your images and give them an impressive edge.


CREATING AN IMAGE COLLECTION IN PRINT

Instructor: Judi Bommarito

workshop meets for two weeks, 1.5 hours each session

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$100  each - plus material fee (calendar/book cost)

$150 Both - plus material fee (calendar/book cost)

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This workshop is the perfect introduction to digital organization. This workshop will use images already on your laptop or shot in between sessions. We will discuss theme, file organization, image sizing.  It is an introductory course for those intimidated by the technical choices of digital output .  We will use a reputable print company to make the final printed piece.

*Students must bring a laptop.

Beginner Level

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Premiere Pro CC - Intro to Video Editing

Instructor : Jacob Bommarito

workshop meets for three weeks, 3 hours each session

$225

From YouTube tutorial videos to epic films, Premiere Pro has been the go to video software use by both amateurs and professionals. This workshop will introduce the Premiere interface, navigational tools and effects necessary to create professional quality videos. Participants will receive a zip file with all the assets and materials necessary to learn the maximum potential of Premiere Pro.

Required supplies - students must bring a laptop with an active subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud - Premiere Pro CC. An External HD is highly recommended.

Beginner Level


After Effects CC - Intro to Motion Graphics / Animation

Instructor : Jacob Bommarito

workshop meets for three weeks, 2 hours each session

$175

This workshop introduces participants to the After Effects interface and it’s application to motion graphics and animation. Students will create a series of animations that apply various techniques. Participants will receive a zip file with all the assets and materials necessary to gain understanding and confidence in After Effects.

Required supplies - students must bring a laptop with an active subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud - After Effects. An External HD is highly recommended.

Beginner Level


COMMUNITY PROJECTS

TBD

We are excited to team up with Humble Design -a non-profit helping families transitioning out of homeless shelters by providing furnishings and design services.  This workshop will culminate with a matted and framed 8” x 10” photographic print to be donated to Humble Design.


PERSONAL PROJECT

$50 per hour

$200 five hour max. 

Do you have a personal project that you would like to bring into being?  But, it is difficult to articulate the concept and production?   Or, perhaps you simply want to create a body of work that focuses on one topic.  (For example, 12 images of flowers.) This offering is perfect for you! Schedule a session today! 

CONCEPT

Schedule a private session to work through all the details from concept to production in an organized and realistic timeline. We will discuss all the details that will make this project come to life.  I call it, minimizing the variables.  The more you research and understand the concept, the fewer visual “choices” you have.  From camera techniques to metaphors, let’s dissect your project and prep it to shoot.


PRIVATE LESSONS

$50 per hour

$400 five 2 hour sessions

For those who prefer one on one instruction with the camera and / or Lightroom.  Using visual slide presentations, supplemental handouts and field experience (camera), you will gain confidence and technical proficiency in the topic of interest. Call to discuss a plan that suits your needs.


SEEKING INSTRUCTORS

Are you interested in being paid to share your photo or computer based talent? We are always seeking creatives to teach workshops, lecture or demo. Your commitment can range from a one evening presentation, to a recurring workshop offered throughout the year. Be part of our team! Contact us today!