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Sacramento 
Foundational Lighting for CPP - Hands On
Register on location, space permitting (contact instructor)

Course #CA01
Jim Trapp, CPP

So, you've completed the CPP exam - now what? Though you may be halfway through the process, the rubber really meets the road when it comes to portfolio submission - the opportunity to demonstrate your skills and knowledge through 6 compulsory and 9 client images.  

In this class, you'll perfect the lighting skills needed to create and build an image portfolio that will catapult you through your CPP - and to a better career!

Work with Instructor Jim Trapp as you cover all the fundamentals. Explore Inverse Square Law and its relationship with developing short and broad lighting patterns. Discuss the CPP image requirements as well as elective categories. Cover High Key and Low Key, color harmony and more. You'll walk through all the compulsory lighting patterns critical to a CPP portfolio, and get involved in hands-on demonstrations.

If you want to not only continue but complete your CPP process, this class is a must-have!

Course Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks, money for lunch

Location:
James Trapp Photography
9 Tananger Ct
Sacramento, CA

Instructor Contact:
trappjim@hotmail.com
916-741-8727

Instructor Website:
jtrapp-photography.com/


San Diego
The Twelve Elements of a Merit Image
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Course #CA02
Kimberly Kuhlman, CPP

Photographic competition can seem very complex and confusing, but there are twelve elements to a merit image that have stood the test of time. It isn't all up to aesthetics and personal preference. Come learn how your artwork is judged and get a road map to creating more successful images so that you can merit at your next competition!

Course Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: money for lunch

Location:
4258 Cartulina Road
San Diego, CA

Instructor Contact:
kim@kimkuhlman.com
608-354-1027

Instructor Website:
allcreatures.photo


San Diego
Digital Strategy for Photographers 
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Course #CA03
Kimberly Kuhlman, CPP

Does your website traffic disappoint? Do you wonder why you're not getting more online leads? Do you have a digital presence that is less than amazing?

If you've answered "Yes" or even "Maybe" to any of these questions, then this is the course for you! Instructor Kim Kuhlman is here to show you how and why to develop a successful online presence that will work for your business!

Discover how to take charge of your digital image as you learn strategies for improving and enhancing your online presence. Discuss how to integrate your social media so you don't feel like you're all over the place. Learn how to develop your biggest asset - your email marketing list - and get the results you want. You'll discuss content marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) and how to make it work in your industry.  

You no longer have to be a tech geek to make the web work for you. Develop a digital strategy and online presence that promotes and builds your business - this is your roadmap!

Course Date: Monday, May 15, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: money for lunch

Location:
Kim Kuhlman Photography
4258 Cartulina Road
San Diego, CA 92124
844-546-5845

Instructor Contact:
kim@kimkuhlman.com
608-354-1027

Instructor Website:
allcreatures.photo


San Clemente
Turning Your Photographic Prints Into Works of Art
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Course #CA04
Florina Romoser, CPP
 

Students will use their own photographs, which we will print. We will then use the photographic prints and turn them into unique works of art for their clients. Various mediums and papers will be used to enhance their photographs. This is a technique to help set photographers apart and create a unique aesthetic that is all their own.

If you're interested in learning a new technique to create a new, unique aesthetic to help set you apart from other photographers, then this is the class for you! Join instructor Florina Romoser as she demonstrates how to turn your own printed work into a matchless piece for your clients, using various mediums and papers to enhance your photographs.

Course Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks, money for lunch

Location:
Del Mar Art Academy
215 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA

Instructor Contact:
florinar@rocketmail.com
252-349-3683

Instructor Website:
FlorinaPhotography.com


Vacaville
Photoshop 101
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Course #CA05
Ryan Bates, Cr.Photog., CPP

"Photoshop 101" is a class dedicated to introducing you to the concepts and skills needed to use Photoshop effectively. Instructor Ryan Bates will be providing hands-on experience using basic fundamentals and working up to intermediate techniques to help you learn how to retouch and enhance images using the most current methods, while  also sharing his tried and true methods that he has used for over 20 years. Whether you're just looking to cleanly remove blemishes, or to make your own layered Photoshop masterpieces, Ryan will give you the essential hands-on practice you need to get started working with the program. This class is for all levels of experience and accomdates the needs of beginners and of those who are seasoned users looking for that one tool for their workflow.

Course Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Students need to bring laptop with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge software installed. A sack lunch/snacks, money for lunch

Instructor Contact:
ryan@ryanbatesphotography.com
707-447-6706

Instructor Website:
ryanbatesphotography.com


San Dimas
The Power of Light
SOLD OUT

Course #CA06
Ramiro Gaytan

The ability to create a quality image by controlling and manipulating light in a variety of situations is one of the most important skills any photographer can have.

Instructor Ramiro Gaytan has the mature experience of lighting to teach and  guide you down the right path to create game-changing images. In this course, you will learn various techniques of lighting, beginning with the right application of ambient light, how to find it, and the correct metering to get the best results on your images. Likewise, Ramiro will also discussthe right application of flash for main and fill lighting. Additionally, Ramiro will demonstrate the correct use of external flashes in combination with ambient light and flash to help you reach your next-level goals of lighting.

This class will be hands on and students will be practicing the techniques with live models.

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn great techniques in lighting.

Course Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks, money for lunch

Location:
San Dimas Photography
120 West Bonita Ave. Suite D
San Dimas, CA

Instructor Contact:
gaytanproductions@yahoo.com
562-505-6200

Instructor Website:
gaytanproductions@yahoo.com


Twentynine Palms
Landscape and Night Photography in Joshua Tree National Park
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Course #CA07
Sharon Lobel, M.Photog, Cr.
John Grusd

If you would like to attend the class, you must first email the instructors to receive the address of the meet up location as well as the course materials you'll need to bring with you.

Instructors Sharon Lobel and John Grusd will guide you through the fascinating and rewarding process of photographing the night sky!

In this course, “Landscape and Night Photography at Joshua Tree National Park”, the instructors will discuss and demonstrate landscape fundamentals and composition as they pertain to photographing the sky at night. Importantly, this course will also teach the basic settings and theories of photographing the night sky, ensuring that each participant understands and can set up their own equipment. Using the daylight time for instruction, the students will then put what they have learned into practice, starting with a sunset shoot, followed by photographing the Milky Way and culminate in creating star trail landscapes.

Join us for this course of learning and discovery in one of the world’s most unique places!

Course Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Course Hours: 1pm - 4am

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks, money for lunch

Location:
Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive (Visitor Center)
Twentynine Palms, CA

Instructor Contact:
ShutterBugSharon@aol.com
JohnGrusd@gmail.com
818-802-7597

Instructor Website:
SharonLobelPhotography.com
JohnGrusdPhoto.com


Lafayette
Lightroom and Photoshop- Beyond the Basics 
SOLD OUT

Course #CA08
Barbara Brady-Smith, M.Photog., CPP 

If you're feeling comfortable with Lightroom and Photoshop but you're ready to do more, you've come to the right place. This course is dedicated to unleashing the magic that these tools can offer - and taking your skills to a whole new level!

During this course, your instructor will discuss the intricacies of Lightroom adjustment brushes and sliders. Learn how to use noise reduction features to your advantage, and discover how to create your own presets and speed up your workflow. Then step into Photoshop and focus on the power of layer masks, retouching techniques on people and how to enhance landscape images. Discuss how to incorporate texture into your images and even build your own Photoshop actions. You will begin learning the magic of Nik filters and how they can refine your images. Best of all, you'll have demonstration images to use as you follow along, practicing what you learn.

Why settle for the status quo when you can do more?

Course Date: Friday, May 12, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: money for lunch

Location:
Share the Joy Photography Studio
3196 Lucas Dr.
Lafayette, CA 94549
925-284-3280

Instructor Contact:
barbara@sharethejoyphotography.com
925-284-3280

Instructor Website:
sharethejoyhotography.com


Lafayette
Lightroom and Photoshop- Beyond the Basics 
Register on location, space permitting (contact instructor)

Course #CA09
Barbara Brady-Smith, M.Photog., CPP 

If you're feeling comfortable with Lightroom and Photoshop but you're ready to do more, you've come to the right place. This course is dedicated to unleashing the magic that these tools can offer - and taking your skills to a whole new level!

During this course, your instructor will discuss the intricacies of Lightroom adjustment brushes and sliders. Learn how to use noise reduction features to your advantage, and discover how to create your own presets and speed up your workflow. Then step into Photoshop and focus on the power of layer masks, retouching techniques on people and how to enhance landscape images. Discuss how to incorporate texture into your images and even build your own Photoshop actions. You will begin learning the magic of Nik filters and how they can refine your images. Best of all, you'll have demonstration images to use as you follow along, practicing what you learn.

Why settle for the status quo when you can do more?

Course Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: money for lunch

Location:
Share the Joy Photography Studio
3196 Lucas Dr.
Lafayette, CA 94549
925-284-3280

Instructor Contact:
barbara@sharethejoyphotography.com
925-284-3280

Instructor Website:
sharethejoyhotography.com


Kings Beach
High-Altitude Lighting Part One
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Course #CA10
Danielle Hankinson

Learn How to Shoot in Full Sun at High Altitudes!

Join instructor Danielle Hankinson as she pairs her 10 years experience of photographing the Tahoe area  with her specialized method of achieving great, consistent results in this two-part course. Throughout this course, Danielle will demonstrate her methods of shooting in full-sun exposure. On day one, dive into the fundamentals of how to photograph images in full sun and, on day two, come back for a day full of hands-on experience and instruction while you shoot on location.  

Course Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks, money for lunch

Location:
Danielle Hankinson Photography
8079 North Lake Blvd, Suite 209
Kings Beach, CA

Instructor Contact:
danielle@daniellehankinson.com
530-412-1494

Instructor Website:
daniellehankinson.com


Kings Beach
High-Altitude Lighting Part Two, DIY
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Course #CA11
Danielle Hankinson, CPP

Join instructor Danielle Hankinson as she pairs her 10 years experience of photographing the Tahoe area  with her specialized method of achieving great, consistent results in this two-part course. Throughout this second course, Danielle will demonstrate her methods of shooting in full-sun exposure and, weather permitting, your class will  go on location and test all gear available, including your own! This course will be a great opportunity for participants to test theories and observe what works while shooting challenging images

This course is part two of a two-day course. However, if you are unable to attend part one but have knowledge of how to use lighting tools, please join in!

Course Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks, money for lunch

Location:
Danielle Hankinson Photography
8079 North Lake Blvd, Suite 209
Kings Beach, CA

Instructor Contact:
danielle@daniellehankinson.com
530-412-1494

Instructor Website:
daniellehankinson.com


San Diego
Introduction to Studio Lighting 
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Course #CA12
Seth Mayer

Are you a natural-light shooter and want to learn about studio lights? This is the class for you!
 
Spend the day with instructor Seth Mayer during this hands-on workshop, where you will learn how to work with and control studio lighting for creating award-winning images.

Learn how to use lighting tools such as softboxes, strip lights, beauty dish, grids and reflectors to create soft or hard light that sets the mood for your image while we also discuss using a flash meter and camera histogram to get the best results.

Course Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks, money for lunch

Location:
Mayer Studios
8057 Raytheon Rd, STE 8
San Diego, CA

Instructor Contact:
seth@mayerstudios.com
858-279-5007

Instructor Website:
mayerstudios.com/workshops/


Placentia
Connection and Emotion in Your Photographs
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Course #CA13
Marian Blake, CPP

In our world of technological advance, anyone with a camera can snap a shot, but only a quality photographer can create images that transcend emotion and connection. It is your job as professional photographer to recover the lost charm in this beautiful art.

In this workshop focused on infant and family portraiture, your instructor, Marion Blake, will explain the importance of photoshoot preparation, composition, and the various elements needed to prove that while the click is only an instant, a well thought-out photograph lasts forever. Through this session you will learn:

  • What makes a truly unique photo
  • How to prepare the session (starting with the end in mind)
  • Hidden elements
  • Composition
  • Lighting
  • How to build relationships between your subjects

Course Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Course Hours: 10am - 6pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks, money for lunch

Location:
Lumino Studios
300 E Orangethorpe Ave, Ste E
Placentia, CA

Instructor Contact:
mblissblake@me.com
956-245-6071

Instructor Website:
mblissphotography.com/


Hayward
Build Effective Workflow Systems and Make Your Creative Life Simpler
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Course #CA14
James Adams

Russell Foote

What makes the top photographers in the industry so successful?  Sometimes, it's as simple as having a workflow that produces the results you want, expertly and efficiently. The better your workflow, the more time you can spend behind the camera!

In this course, you’ll learn how to analyze your routine tasks and steps and turn them into highly effective workflows. Explore how well thought out, systematic processes increase productivity, improve efficiency, quality and customer service -- and can even make you more profitable.  This class examines everything from client consultation to the delivery of the final product.

So go beyond lighting techniques and camera equipment. Take a bold step toward building a profitable, sustainable business – this class is your roadmap!

Course Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Course Hours: 9:30am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch, snacks, or money for lunch

Location:
Hampton Inn, Hayward
24137 Mission Blvd
Hayward, CA

Instructor Contact:
james@exclusive-productions.com
footephotography@gmail.com
510-303-6562

Instructor Website:
exclusive-productions.com


San Diego
Phenomenal Sales from First Contact to the Ordering Session
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Course #CA15
Luci Dumas, M.Photog.Cr.

Join instructor Luci Dumas as she takes you on an A to Z journey that starts with the initial phone call and consultation with potential clients. You'll continue with an environmental portrait session and learn how to find and use gorgeous outdoor light. Next, she will show you how to quickly edit for proofing. Finally, she will teach you her proven system for selling multiple large portraits and albums per client at an in person sales session using a projector.

This is an informative, educational day designed to give you a proven system for fantastic portrait sales… from start to finish! It is a year's worth of coaching sessions concentrated into one action packed day.

Course Date: Monday, May 15, 2017

Course Hours: 10am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch, snacks, or money for lunch

Location:
Residential Studio of Luci Dumas
2045 Dale St
San Diego, CA

Instructor Contact:
luci@lucidumas.com
619-233-9390

Instructor Website:
lucidumas.com



Covina
Studio Portraiture - Basics and Beyond
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Course #CA17
Jose Quintanilla, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Join instructor Jose Quintanilla to learn basic lighting concepts and more. You’ll discuss how light works and behaves. Explore how to manipulate it and work with each and every light in the studio to obtain the desired results. Cover technical details like metering and light ratios. This workshop covers everything you should know about studio lighting and gives you the hands on opportunity to practice during the day. So, listen, learn and then do it yourself. You’ll walk away with new ways to create incredible images in your own studio!  

Course Date: Friday, May 12, 2017

Course Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch, snacks, or money for lunch

Location:
Tri-Community School of Photography
4400 N. Roxburgh Ave.
Covina, CA

Instructor Contact:
jequintanilla@sbcglobal.net
909-210-6759

Instructor Website:
http://www.jeqproductions.com/


Sacramento
Introduction to Studio Lighting
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Course #CA18
Steven Folino,  Cr.Photog., CPP

Kimberly Olker, CPP

You can sit back and read a manual - or, you can attend this Super 1 Day class and learn studio lighting the right way! This is your opportunity to get a hands-on education while learning how to work with and manipulate studio lights so that your images are outstanding.

Join in to discuss the characteristics of light, how to use it to shape and determine your subject, and how to convey the mood of your photos.

Learn the differences between hard and soft light, how to handle soft boxes, reflectors, umbrellas and even barn doors! You'll also explore the classic lighting patterns and before you're done, you'll be using Rembrandts, butterfly, and loop patterns like a pro!
From gobos to beauty dishes, short patterns to broad, this is the lighting class you can't do without!

Course Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: money for lunch

Location:
Inner Vision Images Studio
1794 Azurite Way
Sacramento, CA

Instructor Contact:
steve@innervisionimages.com
artisticfocus@sbcglobal.net
916-359-7543

Instructor Website:
innervisionimages.com


Rocklin
Digital Photography - The Basics and Beyond
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Course #CA19
Kimberly Olker, CPP

Suzanne Hambleton

Do you love photography but find yourself stuck in the auto mode of your camera? Don't be ashamed to use this feature provided by your camera... but don't be afraid go beyond it either!

This class will take you through the basics of digital photography, including file types and sizes, focus and shooting modes and camera settings. You’ll delve into the next level of working with your camera, and explore more involved topics like white balance, exposure, and metering. You’ll even go beyond the camera and discuss photographic elements such as composition and posing.

This workshop is a full day of classroom instruction, demonstration, and hands-on opportunities – so dig into digital photography and discover what you can do!  

Course Date: Monday, May 15, 2017

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch, snacks, or money for lunch

Location:
Residential Studio for Artistic Focus Photography
4626 Nassau Court
Rocklin, CA

Instructor Contact:
artisticfocus@sbcglobal.net
shamblet12@gmail.com
916-276-2500

Instructor Website:
artisticfocusphotography.com
rightlightimages.com


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