Workshops and Schedule:
November 11, 2017: 7 AM until Noon
This class will cover the basics of a workflow in Photoshop, from capturing the image in camera in Raw format to using Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom to ingest images, initial raw processing and preparing them for use in Photoshop. Once in Photoshop a basic workflow and guidelines for processing images through creating a print. Discusses whys of each workflow steps and any caveats. Requirements: Basic Photoshop skills, bringing a laptop with Photoshop installed, Lightroom as well but maybe not a prerequisite. Would 4 hours be sufficient for this class? Maybe separate I & II Classes
Composition Field Workshop:
A workshop in the field at various locales but most often classic Old Man's Cave Park segments. Direction and times given upon signup and paid class. This workshop discusses each individual’s particular focus with photography, what stories they want to express, emotions, expressions, etc. Class size limited to 6 participants. The class would then proceed to particular highlights of the area selected and set up to begin captures. DBLLC would work with each class member to discuss their method of capture, review their compositional selections and provide input as to what might enhance their compositional selection as well and subject framing, and the visual literacy of areas within each selection.
Creativity Field Workshop:
May & July
A workshop in the field at various locales but most often classic Old Man's Cave Park segments. Direction and times given upon signup and paid class. This workshop discusses each individual’s particular focus with photography, what stories they want to express, emotions, expressions, etc. Class size limited to 6 participants. The class would then proceed to particular highlights of the area selected and set up to begin captures. DBLLC would work with each class member to discuss their method of capture, camera settings to tell their story, lens selection and then work individually to analyze their selections and discuss methods that might enhance their creativity to better develop that creativity and increase their "keepers"
Fine Art Printing Workshop:
July 22, 2017 8 AM to Noon
Workshop to provide participants the skills and insights for creating their own fine art prints. Includes discussion on inks, matte or black, paper choice and selections and insights as to the various qualities each substrate has and how these should be thought of when planning to print. Includes soft proofing, color matching and profiling, Monitor calibration, outgassing, test prints, adjustments along the process, Color vs. Black and white, metallic papers, thoughts on framing and glass/Plexiglas selections for longevity. Archival expectations, wall placements and problem solving.
Fall Colors Workshop:
Several—October 2017 TBA
Each workshop in this series will gather for “clear” light to capture the changing color of autumn leaves in the region. Ash cave, Airplane Rock, Conkle's Rim trail, plus numerous other areas as we decide over time. Each will provide the participants a worthy experience. This workshop requires that participants be comfortable with their ability to negotiate a hike of up to a mile over rough, uneven and at time steep terrain. Details of each workshop would be provided on location to meeting and times once the participant has paid for the class. Assistance and insights provided to participants during each workshop that will allow them to better select compositions and bring home keeper images. If time permits we will move indoors for image post processing and image critiques.
Little Known Area Workshop:
June - November—Various
Join us for a morning/afternoon of photographing as weather and light permits. To insure thorough attention, these workshops are limited to a maximum of 6. These are custom workshops to take participants with strong understanding of exposure and camera operation into areas little known and the lesser captured amazing geology in the Hocking Hills region. Participants should be fit for moderate to strenuous hikes over rough, uneven terrain. Attendees should have proper gear bags and tripods to accommodate image capture. These are offered by invitation only. They are not listed on our website and the itinerary is not publicly available. Payment is required to reserve your spot. This fee will be refunded if cancellation is made at least two weeks prior to each class, after that the fee will be refunded if we can fill your vacated spot. We require signed waivers stating that participants are solely responsibility for themselves and any equipment during this workshop. Additional information of each location, weather preparation, suggested hiking gear, and camera equipment will be e-mailed to all registered participants one week prior to their class.
Preparing Images for Mounting:
Val leads this one and covers most aspects of image preparation for wall hanging. These include materials selections and insights, matte sizing and choices, printing for proper matte framing Linen tape selections, corner selections, using rulers to assure each selection is exact, copyrighting, signatures, glass selection for frames, cleaning glass tips, various frame criteria and gotchas, Touch-up tips, Canvas Gallery wrapping, coating canvases, etc.