TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Workshops of interest to TPS members
This listing of photographic workshops everywhere is provided as a resource for Photographers
Optimizing Your Images for Printing with Charles Cramer
Janury 10, 2014
Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas
Lightroom and/or Adobe Camera RAW in Photoshop
* If I use Lightroom, do I need Photoshop?
* What Lightroom can and can't do
* What image corrections do I do in Lightroom, and what do I do in Photoshop?
* How do I adjust the image for best detail in shadows and/or highlights?
* Effective techniques for using Photoshop
* Creating a "Master" file
* "Orchestrating" the light
* Techniques to make your prints glow
* How do I best "sharpen" my images?
Charles Cramer is one of the finest contemporary photographers in the world and has been photographing the landscape for over 30 years. Charles was one of a select group of photographers chosen to photograph the Australian island of Tasmania in 2008 as part of "Adobe Lightroom Tasmania Adventure!" He has been profiled in View Camera, PhotoTechniques, and Photo Vision Magazines and is featured in the books "First Light: Five Photographers Explore Yosemite's Wilderness" and "Landscape: The World's Top Photographers."
For additional information 214-745-1199.
Pre Big Bend Weekend
Mike Marvins and Alan Montgomery
January 10 to 12, 2014
This photography session is for those that can arrive early for the Bing Bend Workshop and want to experience and photograph more of this marvelous area. We will be going to both public and private areas to create images and enjoy the area.
The photographers that take advantage of this pre session will need to arrive by noon on Friday January 10 as we will head for the field in the early afternoon and stay till after dark.
Each evening we strive to have a review and critique of the day's images and answer questions. Please contact Alan at 713-526-1747 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Cost: $250.00
Big Bend Photography
Mike Marvins and Alan Montgomery
January 12 - 18, 2014
Another exciting week long workshop at beautiful Big Bend Ranch State Park. We will operate out of the Big Bend Ranch State Park Headquarters in far West Texas. Mike and Alan will take you to places that you did not know existed and have never thought about photographing. The days will be filled with field trips, Photoshop help, great discussions and image critiques as well as a lot of practical knowledge and just plain fun. The workshop is only $950 plus the minimal cost of staying at the park HQ with meals. The workshop is limited to 20 people and a $250 deposit is required to hold your spot. Each participant will make their own reservations for room and board with the state park. Please consider taking the time to come early or stay late to enjoy the entire region including the national park, including our pre-workshop weekend in the area of Study Butte and Terlingua, Texas.
Please contact Alan at 713-526-1747 or email@example.com for questions and to register. We look forward to you joining us.
Photography and the Creative Process with Bernard Mendoza
January 25 & 26, 2014
Join us for a fun weekend in Round Top Texas, one of the smallest
incorporated towns in Texas, advancing your photography skills as you learn
how to make and not just take photographs. Weekend also includes, among
other subjects, how to be visually literate in the language of photography,
how to elevate your photography craft into art, the role of intuition and
the importance of encounter. We will also spend time critiquing some of your
Cost of workshop $225;
Early registration discount before 10th January $200;
Register with a friend at $200 each.
Limited class size so save a place and save $25 by registering early.
For additional information email or call 979 249 5960.
The Business of Art
They used to say during the gold rush days 'there's money in them there hills'. Today, with the explosion of potential markets, the saying is more,
'there's money in that there art'.
This is a very powerful seminar that will take you slowly by the hand and introduce you to all sorts of ways to make money from your creative
endeavors as we break down those misconceptions and barriers about making
money from your art.
This is a must seminar for those potentially successful artists as well as those just starting out who have a fear of selling their work directly to
potential clients. It is ideal for those who don't feel their work is
strong or good enough, more often than not based on lack of confidence. And
for those who just want to be in the studio and will make any excuse not to
make that phone call or go visit that gallery, usually out of fear of
Seminar including resource material $150 early registration before January 11th $125.
For additional information email or call Karen Vernon 979 249 4119.
The Eighth Annual Festival of Photography in New Orleans
The eighth annual PhotoNOLA takes place December 12 - 15, 2013 with a broad range of photography exhibitions on display throughout December. Workshops, gallery talks, and lecture are included in the schedule and more than 50 exhibitions will feature work by Ed Burtynsky, Gordon Parks, David Halliday, Deb Schwedhelm, a contemporary photobook exhibition, and The Great Picture (the world's largest photograph), among others. Most events are free and open to the public.
PhotoNOLA festivities begin on Thursday, December 12 with a day-long symposium on the creation of photo books, featuring a lecture by Mary Virginia Swanson and a publishing panel discussion. That evening, 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Deborah Luster will present our Keynote Lecture at the New Orleans Museum of Art, followed immediately by the PhotoGALA Benefit Party.
For additional information.
Santa Fe Workshops
One of the truly valuable benefits of attending a workshop in Santa Fe is meeting and interacting with participants and instructors in other classes. You select one workshop to focus on, with the added benefit of all-community activities throughout the week that include instructor image presentations, roundtable discussions with questions and answers, technical presentations, and all-group meals.
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images with Will Van Beckum
Basics of Digital Photography with Rick Allred
Intensive: Web Presence For Photographers with Memphis Barbee
Intensive: Basics of Digital Printmaking with Will Van Beckum
White Sands: Capture to Print with Tony Bonanno
The White Sands Landscape (An Adventure Workshop) with Craig Varjabedian
March 10-14, 2014
In this dynamic workshop, you will explore the vivid terrain of White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico with award winning photographer Craig Varjabedian. You will experience the state's legendary allure, from the rhythm of rolling sand dunes to the stark beauty of this unique landscape. The harsh dichotomy of earth and sky makes the beauty of New Mexico a unique treasure, and we will discover it in secret hideaways and forgotten vistas.
Our workshop will begin in Alamogordo New Mexico as we spend three days at White Sands National Monument creatively exploring these incredible rolling white sands. We will then drive to Santa Fe and spend one day processing, sharing (critiquing) and printing our images. Craig will also discuss image processing workflow, color management and the aesthetics of digital printing.
The unique challenges of this workshop will be in capturing the intense beauty in the southern part of the state, where the high-low contrast makes for a more attenuated beauty than in other regions. The intrepid photographer will be rewarded with indelible images of dream-like scenes and lost eras when a different aesthetic prevailed. You will be photographing this desert environment in an atmosphere of adventure, exploration, and discovery. This is a shooting intensive workshop, with Craig providing hands-on one-on-one guidance in the field. Whether you are pointing your camera at a magnificent sand dune or capturing the dynamic weather that is common here, you'll have many great opportunities to make great photographs.
Whether you are pointing your camera at the magnificent dunes or capturing the dynamic weather that is common here, you'll spend time challenging yourself and improving your image-making abilities. During the workshop, we will be out photographing in both morning and evening light. During mid-day hours we will be looking at images on your laptop computer to provide feedback on your images in order to view and further your progress.
This workshop is terrific for all digital photographers who have a good understanding of their camera and are able to edit images on a laptop computer.
The Spirit of Bhutan with Karen Schulman
April 24-May 6, 2014
Our tour offers opportunities to photograph some of Bhutan's most visually exciting places, including the famed Tiger's Nest monastery, magnificent Trongsa Dzong (fortress), the Shangri-La setting of the Paro Valley, the remote Wangdi Valley & the capital city of Thimphu.
Land Cost: $6295 (based on 7-12 participants) includes accommodation, meals, photo tour leader, bilingual guide, allroup ground transportation within Bhutan, air transportation between Bangkok-Paro-Bangkok, misc. fees and charges, and extensive pre-departure information.
The Digital Artist Workshop
June 4 - 15th, 2014
Eleven nights and ten full days - workshop at Le Vieux
Couvent in midi Pyrenees region in the south of France.
Cost: Air excluded.
$2900.00 for eleven nights and ten days - everything included! Breakfast every morning, and ten gourmet dinners with wine
each night, eight lunches, ten aperitifs gatherings in the
gardens in early evenings, round-trip transportation from
airport to the Convent, all transportation for photo excursions
On our one all-day outing, we will eat breakfast at the convent
and buy our lunch and dinner at the location where we are
Colors Of India: Photographing Rajasthan, Agra, Varanasi and New Delhi with Harvery Stein
February 2-15 2014
Enrollment is limited to the first 14 people who register and mail in a deposit. It will be a busy, exciting, value laden workshop, filled with many terrific shooting opportunities with time also for critiques, discussions of technique and photographic philosophies, and free time for personal exploration. All breakfasts, one lunch and three dinners are included. The workshop is primarily for intermediate/advanced photographers; early enrollment is recommended. Cost $1000, this is a deposit to hold your place in the workshop, February 2-15, 2013. Full payment is due by December 15, 2013, along with a copy of a receipt of your travel insurance policy. If you have questions, please call Harvey at 212-316-9157 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information.
Magical Morocco with Karen Schulman
March 19-April 3, 2014
Combining the history and natural beauty of this rich and fascinating country with first-person encounters, we will visit native villages, ancient medinas and craftsman's workshops, sharing experiences and sipping mint tea, symbolic of the warm, sincere Moroccan generosity. We will enjoy the sights in vibrant Marrakech and ancient Fes, rug shopping, palace visits, an unforgettable journey into the Sahara with a sunrise ride on camelback and much more!
Land Cost: $3895 for 2 full weeks (based on 8-12 participants)
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Last updated:December 3, 2013