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Kwajalein
Get Your DSLR Off of Auto Mode
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Course #CA01
Julie Savage, CPP

This is your opportunity to get up and get going with your DSLR camera! You have the tools; now gain the knowledge to get your camera off auto mode and create the photos you've always wanted!

In this course, you'll learn how to take control of your camera as Instructor Julie Savage teachers you the essential settings you need to know. Learn how to manipulate exposure, white balance, focus, depth of field and more. Explore posing, framing, choosing the right lens and critical elements to take your photos to the next level.

Don't just have a camera – be a photographer! This course can take you there!

Course Date: Monday, October 3, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: DSLR Camera, User Manual, Note-taking materials, Beach Towel, Flash and/or Reflector (optional)

Location:
CRC Room 1
Corbett Recreation Center Room 1
Kwajalein, CA 96555
805-355-4536

Instructor Contact:
JSavagePhotography@Outlook.com
805-355-4536

Instructor Website:
JulieSavagePhotography.com


Gardena   
Floral Photography and Compositing
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Course #CA02
Karen Nakamura, M.Photog.M.Artist.
Sharon Lobel

If floral photography is your passion, then this is the place for you. Master Photographer, Karen Nakamura and Sharon Lobel reveal their best kept secrets and share their skills as you learn how to create floral masterpieces!  

Explore how to use both artificial and natural light when photographing flowers. Learn macro techniques and discuss elements of light and composition. Discover what to use, when and why as you elevate the quality of your work.  

Best of all, practice what is preached! Bring your camera, your laptop and an open mind as you photograph various flowers and turn them into works of art.

Flowers, fun and fantastic results – this is a day you'll love!

Course Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Course Hours: 10am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Camera, lens, tripod and computer with Photoshop

Location:
4117 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
310-253-6625

Instructor Contact:
knphoto@sbcglobal.net
310-719-2329

Instructor Website:
karennakamuraphotography.com

 


Sacramento
Foundation Lighting for CPP - Studio, Hands On
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Course #CA06
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 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, October 9, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Note taking material, Camera, Lens with a focal length between 85-135mm, Light Meter(optional), Tripod(optional) folding chair.

Location:
James Trapp Photography
9 Tananger Ct
Sacramento, CA 95833
916-741-8727

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

Instructor Website:
jtrapp-photography.com/


San Diego
Digital Strategy for Photographers 
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Course #CA07
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 and web guru 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!  

Develop a digital strategy that works - this is the way!

Course Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Note-taking materials.

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

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

Instructor Website:
kimkuhlman.com


San Diego
Introduction to WordPress Websites
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Course #CA08
Kimberly Kuhlman, CPP
 

If you're new to the industry and looking to promote your business and your brand online, then you've come to the right place. Instructor Kim Kuhlman tells you everything you need to know – and more – about putting your studio online.  

WordPress powers over 25% of the internet, and this is your opportunity to make it work for you.  You'll learn how to establish your domain name and purchase hosting services. Walk through how to install and easily build a WordPress website. Explore theme selections, essential and premium plugins. Kim even walks you through topics like security issues as well as basic search engine optimization (SEO) strategies so that the right customers can find you.  

Showcase your skills and your studio online. Get started today!

Course Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Note-taking materials, laptop or tablet, if available

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

Instructor Contact:
kim@kimkuhlman.com
844-546-5845

Instructor Website:
kimkuhlman.com


Vacaville
You Had a Great Session! Now What? Workflow, Sales and Retouching
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Course #CA09
Ryan Bates, Cr.Photog., CPP

What happens after a great photo shoot? Unfortunately, for many photographers, this can be a black hole of inefficiencies with valuable time and money lost. Never fear! Ryan Bates is here to show you a fine-tuned workflow process that works for every customer, every job, every time.

Walk through each step you need to take after a session, learning importing techniques and backup procedures via Lightroom. Explore how to cull, process and prepare images for client viewing and printing. Delve into what makes a successful sales presentation as Ryan shows you how to sell with ProSelect, prepare slideshow images with Sticky Albums and Animoto. From archiving to retouching, importing to final delivery – if it happens after the shoot, you'll discuss it here.  

Don't miss this opportunity to take control of your production – and sleep better at night!

Course Date: Monday, October 3, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Laptop with a mouse REQUIRED. Lightroom and Photoshop INSTALLED. This is a hands-on class.

Location:
Vacaville Chamber of Commerce
300 Main Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-803-1063

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

Instructor Website:
ryanbatesphotography.com

 


 

Brentwood   
Buiding Success with a Studio Co-Op
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Course #CA10
Muhammad Saadiq  

Being successful isn’t all about you!  In this course, you’ll learn how a Photography Co-Op could be the perfect solution to building a successful business! 

Learn from experience as Instructor Muhammad Saadiq discusses the ins and outs of studio cooperatives.  More than just about sharing rent, you’ll learn exactly what a co-op is, the advantages and what scenarios make it work.  Learn the dos and don’ts of co-op photography, including how to package yourself in a crowd, keep your unique brand and creativity, yet maximize the financial benefits of this type of studio.

Co-Op Photography isn’t for everyone, but in this ever changing, overly competitive landscape, discover why it just may be what you need NOW!

Course Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Bring your camera, pen and paper, laptop, ideas 

Location:
Milestonesfoto Studio
510 West Third Street
Antioch, CA 94509
925-755-6810 

Instructor Contact:
muhammad@milestonefoto.com
925-755-6810

Instructor Website:
milestonesfoto.com

 


 

Fontana
Working with Light 
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Course #CA17
Jose E. Quintanilla M.Photog.Cr., CPP 

This class is all about seeing the light – and creating it, finding it, and controlling it for amazing images!  Spend the day with Jose Quintanilla as you discuss the basic lighting concepts you need to know for great photography.  Explore how light works and, with that knowledge, discover how you can manipulate it.  Discuss the tools that can help you do more, like speedlights and off camera flash.  This course is a great way to not only see it done but to do it yourself. 

This day is the perfect way to learn lighting the way it should be done – take advantage of it!

Course Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Course Hours: 10am - 6pm

Items to Bring: Camera - Lenses - Speedlights (if available, not required)- remote light triggers (if available, not required) - Note taking materials - Great desire to learn

Location:
Image One Camera and Video
9590 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92503
951-977-8811

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

Instructor Website:
jeqproductions.com

 


 

Hayward    
Wedding Coverage- What It Really Takes to Cover the Day
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Course #CA12
James Adams 
Russell Foote 

Wedding photography isn’t just pretty pictures of the happy couple.  Doing it right – and doing it well – involves skill, preparation and planning.  In this class, you’ll learn all of that and more!

Spend the day examining the entire process, from building your product offering all the way through to delivery of the final product.  Learn how to conduct a pre-wedding consultation and actually practice with real couples.  Discuss creating custom wedding workflows that work for you – and your clients.  Experience the challenges of wedding coverage as you shoot a mock ceremony and learn how to overcome some real-life obstacles.  You’ll even cover the post production and delivery processes so everything is handled perfectly and professionally, start to finish.

This course is more than just tripods and tulle.  Discover what it really takes to be THE wedding photographer that everyone wants!

Course Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Camera, wide angle and portrait lenses,flash, laptop or tablet (optional) 

Location:
Family Bible Fellowship Ministry Complex
37620 Filbert
Newark, CA 94560
510-505-1735

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

Instructor Website:
exclusive-productions.com

 


 

 

Lafayette
Lightroom and Photoshop- Beyond the Basics 
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Course #CA11
Barbara Brady-Smith, M.Photog., CPP 

If you’re feeling good about Lightroom and Photoshop but you’re ready to do more, you’ve come to the right place.  This course is all about unleashing the magic that these tools can offer – and taking your skills to a whole new level!

During this course, you’ll discuss the intricacies of Lightroom adjustment brushes and sliders.  Learn how to use noise reduction features to your advantage.  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.  End the day learning the magic of Nik and Topaz 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, October 7, 2016

Course Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Items to Bring: What to bring:  Laptop loaded with Lightroom and Photoshop CC (earlier versions should be fine but not all features demonstrated are available in the earlier versions).  Tablets are recommended for editing if available. Images will be shared ahead of time with all participants and should be imported into Lightroom upon arrival.  Nik filters are free and should be downloaded ahead of time.  Topaz filters can be downloaded as a trial within 30 days of the workshop.  A quick lunch will be at a local restaurant as a group for those interested.  Bring Snacks!

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

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

Instructor Website:
sharethejoyhotography.com

 


 

Rancho Mirage
Getting Your Feet Wet: Underwater Portrait Photography for Beginners 
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Course #CA15
Stacy Jacob 

Do something different and give your portfolio the creative edge you’ve been wanting. This is a great way to dive into underwater photography and offer something that others can’t!

Begin the day with a brief overview of camera settings and styling for underwater portraits.  Then get prepared to make a splash as you practice with live models, building your underwater portrait portfolio.  You’ll discover how to use ambient lighting and reflectors to capture the images you want.  Learn to direct models safely and effectively for the best images.  By the end of the day, you’ll have images to upload while Instructor Stacy Jacob walks you through basic editing and post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop CC. 

Underwater photography is an excellent way to stand out from the rest – and have fun while you’re doing it! This day can open the door for you!

Course Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Course Hours: 10am - 6pm

Items to Bring: DSLR camera with Underwater housing or Compact Underwater camera with RAW shooting capability. GoPros or similar are not recommended.  Favorite wide angle lens (prime lenses are a great option).  No lighting necessary.  Swimsuit/Swim shorts.  Street clothes not allowed in pool.  Note-taking materials.  Laptop and card reader.  Sack lunch.  (IMPORTANT:  Please do not wear any lotions or use any hair products/hair spray/etc.  We will have a lot of people in the pool and these products will immediately degrade the quality of your portraits by contaminating the pool.)  Note:  You can purchase an inexpensive DiCAPac bag on Amazon here

Location:
Stacy Jacob Photography- Home Studio/ Pool
35409 Vista Real
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
949-887-3656

Instructor Contact:
satcy@stacyjacobsphotography.com
949-887-3656

Instructor Website:
stacyjacobphotography.com

 


 

Redlands
Photography with a Fashion Flair! 
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Course #CA16
Ralph Mendez, Cr.Photog. 

Learn how to do Fashion Photography and give your business a boost!

Cover various types of lighting from natural to studio fashion styles.  Explore stylized sessions, including “The Movie Star “shoot, “White on White” and even the “Oh-So Chic” shoot as you discover how to create each one.  From lighting and wardrobe to hair and makeup, camera settings, posing techniques and more – this course does it all!

Give your photography some flair and get fashionable – today!

Course Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 4pm

Items to Bring: note taking materials, cameras if you want. 

Location:
Images Designer Portraits 
407 E. Citrus Ave.
Redlands, CA 92373
909-792-4127

Instructor Contact:
gimagesdp@gmail.com
909-792-4127


 

Rocklin   
The Art of Bar Mitzvah Photography
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Course #CA13
Kimberly Olker CPP 
Linda Viglione 

Expand your event photography business as you learn how to capture yet another milestone – the Bar and Bat Mitzvah.

For young Jewish boys and girls, this is an amazing time in their lives, and a skilled photographer knows how to capture it well.  Learn the rules that govern this religious occasion and what they mean for you as the photographer.  Discuss the typical sequence of events and what may vary from congregation to congregation.  Instructors Kimberly and Linda walk you through the facets of the religious ceremony including limitations– and how to work within these.  You’ll explore everything from posing and lighting to incorporating religious symbols and the subsequent celebrations that follow.  Learn the do’s and don’ts and how to make them work for you and your clients.

Best of all, you’ll have in-class instruction, demonstrations and even hands-on photography in the temple sanctuary.  Put it all into practice so you can get out there and start doing it yourself!

Course Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Students should bring note taking materials & their camera equipment (camera/lenses/battery/memory card). Tripod and zoom lens (70-200) is also recommended.  Off-camera lighting equipment will be provided. Pocket Wizards can be brought by the student or borrowed from instructor.

Location:
Temple Or Rishon
7755 Hazel Ave.
Oragevale, CA 95662
916-988-4100

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

Instructor Website:
artisticfocusphotography.com

 


 

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

Why spend your time reading the manual when this workshop has it all?  Spend the day with Instructor Steven Folino as you learn how to light things up – the right way!

During this hands-on education, you’ll learn how to work with and control studio lighting for outstanding images.  Discuss and incorporate the characteristics of light; learn how it can shape and define your images; use light to create mood and drama.  You’ll do all this and more as you explore the differences between hard and soft lights, discuss softboxes, reflectors and other tools that can help you create what you need.

From Rembrandt patterns to beauty dishes, soft light to barn doors, this is the lighting class you can’t miss!

Course Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Camera, portrait lens and note-taking materials.

Location:
Inner Vision Images Studio
1794 Azurite Way
Sacramento, CA 95833
916-359-7543

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

Instructor Website:
innervisionimages.com

 


 

San Dimas
Mastering the Stusio Portrait Lighting 
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Course #CA19
Ramiro Gaytan

Great studio lighting doesn’t happen by chance; rather, it’s knowledge and skill coming together in an incredible image.

In this course, you’ll explore the different types of lighting used in studio and discover how you can control these for the results you want.  Learn how to use the tools at your fingertips like light meters and more.  Discover how small, simple changes can make a huge difference and learn how to do all this with speed, skill and efficiency.

This is an opportunity to learn expert lighting, practice your skills and increase your portfolio -- all in the same day!  Come prepared to amaze and be amazed at what you can do.

Course Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Note-Taking Materials Camera, lenses

Location:
San Dimas Photography
120 West Bonita Ave. 
San Dimas, CA 91773
562-505-6200

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

Instructor Website:
gaytanproductions.com

 


 

Santa Cruz
Create Your Own Light Wherever You Go Using Off-Camera Flash/Strobes 
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Course #
Annie Rowland, M.Photog.,CPP

If you’re ready for some off camera flash, you’ve come to the right place.  Learn how to get out of the studio and take your own light wherever you go.

Discuss the benefits of off camera flash and how this mastery can enhance your level of photography.  If you don’t yet have an off camera option, this is a great opportunity to learn about different options as Instructor Annie Rowland discusses them in depth.  Whether it’s Canon speedlites, Photix, radio popper triggers or other equipment, you’ll learn how they work, benefits of each and how it can improve your images.  If you already have an OCF system, this workshop is the perfect time to gain more experience as you go on location and experiment with 1, 2 and 3-light setups.

So, get up and get out of the studio – you can do it with off camera flash!

Note: Annie Rowland will be working with Canon; Nikon users are welcome bring your own flash equipment or use Annie’s.

Course Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring:  Bring your canon camera and flashes (and triggers) if you have them or use my equipment. Nikon shooters welcome just from your own flash systems to practice with

Location:
Annie K. Rowland Photography Studio-and local location
714 Soquel Ave. 
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
831-466-0663

Instructor Contact:
annie.rowland@gmail.com
831-466-0663

Instructor Website:
akrowlandphotography.com

 


 

Visalia
All Things Newborn 
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Course #CA22
Angela Eller

This class is all about the babies!  During the first part of the day, you’ll learn studio lighting for newborn photography with simple, easy-to-use setups.  Discuss poses, props and the all-important safety tips that are essential for a great shoot.  You’ll even have the opportunity to work with a live model as you put everything into practice.  Spend the latter part of the course discussing business skills like marketing on a small or nonexistent budget, pricing for profit and more.  Before the day is done, you’ll cover the aspects of a great sales session as well as final delivery of your client’s masterpieces.

From start to finish, click to credit card payment, this class covers it all!

Course Date: Monday, October 3, 2016

Course Hours: 8am - 4pm

Items to Bring: Digital SLR camera -24-70mm, 35mm, or 50mm lens, Pocket wizard if you have one, note taking materials

Location:
Angela Eller Photography (Studio)
317 S. Central 
Visalia, CA 93291
559-731-5406

Instructor Contact:
angela@angelaellerphotography.com
559-731-5406

Instructor Website:
angelaellerphotography.com

 

 


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