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Hampton   
Retouching Basics - Integration of Lightroom and Photoshop
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Course #VA01
Robert R. Harper,Jr., CPP

Knowing what to edit – and how to do it - can be mind-boggling. It's hard to know what's too much and what's too little. During this workshop, you'll learn the basics of image editing and retouching. Discuss what to use and when. Walk through how to evaluate an image and determine what it needs. Instructor Robert Harper will share how to incorporate Lightroom and Photoshop into your workflow, but also shares the other programs available.  

This course is a great introductory, exploratory way to learn from the ground up. Establish a firm foundation and you can go anywhere with it!

Course Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Note taking materials, laptop loaded with Lightroom and Photoshop

Location:
Bob Harper Photography
120 Wes Queens Way
Hampton, VA 23669
757-325-8300

Instructor Contact:
bob@bobharperphotography.com
757-325-8300


Round Hill
Light & Composition for Compositing & Creativity
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Course #VA02
Christy Bell

In this course, you'll explore the elements of light and composition and the importance in the art of compositing. Discuss how to create the right light setups, the poses and the placements of your subjects and how to bring them all together in a natural, realistic yet creative work of art.

Light and composition can make or break a masterpiece. Learn what to do and how to do it for outstanding images!

Course Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Hours: 1pm - 8pm

Items to Bring: Camera, Camera Owner's Manual, Lenses, Tripod (if available), On/ Off Camera Flash equipment. We should chat prior to this session so that your needs will be met by this experience

Location:
Western Loudoun Photo Studio
Purcellville *Cornwell Lane Vicinity Location
Purcellville, VA 20132
703-606-0010

Instructor Contact:
cbellphotos@me.com
703-606-0010

Instructor Website:
cbellphotos.com


Arlington
Using Urban Graffiti Walls & Environmental Locations for Portraits
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Course #VA03
Bonita Elias

In this course, you'll discover how to use the world around you for stunning portraits! Spend the day with Instructor Bonita Elias as she shares how to use urban environment for amazing images and results that clients will love.
 
Whether it's a graffiti wall, a doorway, stairwell or lobby area, you'll learn how to find interesting backdrops and settings for your photos.  

So, stop doing the same old, same old and tap your inner creativity! This day is the way to do it!

Course Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Digital camera; wide angle lens such as 35mm or 50 mm and portrait lens such as an 85mm optional 70-200mm lens. Also bring Memory cards, hand held reflectors, note taking materials.  Speedlight for flash is optional.

Location:
Zelda216 Media Photography
1600 S. Eads Street
Arlington, VA 22202
571-483-0803

Instructor Contact:
info@zelda216mediaphotography.com
571-483-0803

Instructor Website:
zelda216mediaphotography.com


Bassett
Nature Photography
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Course #VA04
Rick Dawson, Cr. Photog, CPP

Capture the beauty and magic of the Great Outdoors! Spend the day in the beautiful Smith River Dam as you work with shadows and light, moving among the peacefulness and scenery to capture some amazing shots. Learn what creates a great outdoor photo as Instructor Rick Dawson shows you how to incorporate reflectors and flash lights for close up images. Discover how to manipulate shutter speeds to slow the water or how different lenses affect the overall view of the river and its surroundings. You'll learn tips and techniques that improve and enhance the images you capture as you traipse around the beauty of Virginia.  

Fresh air, breathtaking scenery and a day spent doing what you love to do – what more could you want? 

Course Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Tripod, Wide Angle and Telephoto lens. Comfortable walking shoes and a light coat. Knee pads to help when doing close up photography. Small LED flashlight to help control lighting.  Camera bag or backpack to carry equipment, water and light snacks.  

Location:
HISTORIC JOHN D BASSETT EVENT CENTER
3289 Riverside Drive
Bassett, VA 24055
276-629-1369

Instructor Contact:
rickydawson1@comcast.net
276-224-2726

Instructor Website:
dawson-photogaphy.com


Fredericksburg
Beauty Retouching in Photoshop
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Course #VA05
Barbi Barnum, CPP
Deborah Schmitz

This is your opportunity to truly separate your work from your competition. In this course, you'll learn beauty retouching skills that will give your images polish, definition and a professionalism that others can't achieve.
 
Dive into Photoshop as Instructors Barbi and Deborah show you what it can really do. Learn how to use highlights and shadows to sculpt the faces and bodies in your photos. Deal with double chins, unwanted lumps and bumps and all those "issues" that your clients hate about their photos. You'll explore how to fix posing problems, experiment with the Puppet Warp tool – even discover how to do believable head swaps and composites. Clients come to you to make them look good – and this is your way to do it!

Learn how to WOW – this workshop shows you how.  
 
Note: This is an intermediate level class. Attendees should understand how to work with layers in Photoshop.

Course Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Hours: 10am - 5pm

Items to Bring: We will have tables for you to work on. Please bring either your laptop loaded with Photoshop or your computer you do editing work on. You should also bring a power strip and anything you usually use for editing. Before the class you can send us up to 5 images that have problems you'd like to learn how to fix so we can give you real editing experiences.

Location:
Studio B Photography
307 Lafayette Blvd Lower Level
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-850-7590

Instructor Contact:
info@stylestudioB.com
540-850-7590

Instructor Website:
stylestudioB.com


Hampton   
Introduction to Newborn Lighting and Posing
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Course #VA07
Anne Companion, CPP

Before you can excel at newborn photography, you need to understand the basics, and that's what this class delivers. You'll cover the fundamentals of newborn lighting and posing. Discover what setups you need, gain confidence in posing and wrapping a baby and explore props that help. You'll also walk through the preparation needed for a newborn session so you can move swiftly and skillfully through the shoot. Instructor Anne Companion also covers retouching steps in Photoshop so you're able to deliver the images that will make your clients melt. During this workshop, you'll watch a live photoshoot, complete with newborn, siblings and parents so you really see how it's really done. 

Get the scoop on newborn photography; then get out there and make it happen!

Course Date: Monday, October 10, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Note-taking materials (Students will not be photographing). Camera for photographing behind the scenes

Location:
Anne Companion Photography
112 Kings Way
Hampton, VA 23669
757-630-5860

Instructor Contact:
info@annecompanionphotography.com
757-630-5860

Instructor Website:
annecompanionphotography.com


Stafford
Intro to Macro Photography
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Course #VA08
Deborah Schmitz

Dust off your favorite macro lens and let's get down and dirty (literally). We will be taking this class outdoors, trekking through the studio's four-acre property. We will discuss some basic off-camera lighting techniques and have ample time to practice. We'll also talk about the benefits of 'stopping to smell the roses,' and to photograph them, as well.

Course Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Course Hours: 10am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks, money for lunch, Outdoor appropriate clothing, Camera with Macro lens/lenses, Boots or appropriate footwear, Bagged lunch (or we may order out)

Location:
Windsong Portraits
73 Hoovler Lane
Stafford, VA 22556
540-538-3530

Instructor Contact:
windsongportraits@comcast.net
540-538-3530


Elkton
Tour and Workflow of an 11,000 Square Foot Studio
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Course #VA09
Priscilla R. Good

A tour of the studio, Robert Good Photography will demonstrate how workflow can help you become a successful business. Touring from the consultation, camera rooms, outside gardens, gallery, production and framing rooms will demonstrate our workflow.
 
Using a model, we will demonstrate posing and lighting of a classic portrait. After showing you how we make all of our clients look their best we will further show you how we can enhance their beauty with retouching. A demonstration of how to retouch senior citizens will be shown. This is well needed and rarely shown.
 
Our "Once Upon a Lifetime" program has been very successful for nineteen years, in always having clients no matter what the season. We will show you how to start your own program.

Course Date: Monday, October 17, 2016

Course Hours: 10am - 4pm

Items to Bring: Everyone bring a covered dish or snack. Instuctor will provide fried chicken and drinks.

Location:
ROBERT GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
12517 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
ELKTON, VA 22827
540-289-9795

Instructor Contact:
Goodphoto@aol.com
540-289-9795


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