From Camera to Facebook – Digital Workflow for Photographers

Do you have trouble finding and sharing the photos scattered all over your computer?  Wondering what the difference is between Lightroom and Photoshop?   In this talk I’ll demonstrate what I do after taking a photo, including ways to organize, import, select, edit, and share photos.  I’ll cover many of the powerful features of Lightroom and Photoshop, and how to choose the right tool for the job.

This is a fast paced, high level talk, not to teach detailed commands, but to demonstrate the features of these tools that make them indispensable for photographers.  1-1.5 hours.

Getting Organized with Lightroom

Do you have photos all over your computer or multiple copies of the same photo?  Do you sometimes have trouble finding a particular photo?  Is it hard to see a summary of just your favorite photos?  Would it be hard to find all your photos from a certain year, location, or camera, or separate your jpgs from your psds?

Finding photos easily is a crucial part of being a photographer.  In this class we’ll learn how to organize our photos, using Lightroom, so we can always, quickly, find anything we’re looking for.  1-1.5 hours

Photo Appreciation and Critique Exercise

We can learn more about photography, and ourselves, by slowing down and analyzing an image.  This talk is a hands on exercise designed to encourage participants to practice putting thoughts about photos in to words.  Ronald will share what he looks for in an image, and cover techniques for productively giving, and receiving, feedback.  Since photographers often focus feedback on technical aspects like exposure and cropping, emphasis will be placed on trying to identify the intent of a photo, and providing feedback intended to support the intent.  After that, the class will break in to small groups to practice talking through a variety of strong and weak prints.

This class is a great way to get people talking to each other, expose them to new types of photography, and to start thinking and speaking more deeply on the meaning of photos.  1 hour


Workshops combine a lecture and hands on, guided, practice.  Click each title for more information.

Drone Photography   Learn about, and fly, a DJI Mavic Pro drone2 hours.

Light Painting   Learn how to create and shoot light paintings.  3 hours.

Creating Dramatic Lighting   Learn flash techniques that add drama and mood to photos.  4 hours.

Photography Scavenger Hunt  A fun challenge to stretch and strengthen your photo skills.  7 hours.

Photo Retouching for Bodypainters   Learn, and practice, specialized retouching techniques to make bodypaint photos look amazing.  4 hours.

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