Steampunk Portrait Workshop

Now only $69 per person!!Join Kathy and PhotoJourneys Workshops on Saturday May 11, 2019, 10am – 3pm,  for fabulous fun at the Watch City Steampunk Festival, where you will have hands on practice with on-camera flash, off-camera flash, the use of reflectors, posing, depth of field, getting the right exposure and finding the best background for your subject. And what fantastic subjects we will have! Everyone is dressed to the nines and delighted to have their portrait taken, so save the date and sign up today!

 

Please email me directly to ask questions or to sign up:

kathy@photojourneysworkshops.com

Mid-Coast Maine Photo Workshop

I’m delighted to join Bev Tabet Photography August 21st -25th

as a special guest instructor on her Mid-Coast Maine Photo Extravaganza!

Bev lived in the area for 12 years and she has an amazing list  

of excursions planned for us, including Monhegan Island!

 

Check out the PDF Itinerary here

Join Bev Tabet Photography with special guest instructor Kathy Tarantola for
A Midcoast Maine Photo Experience
at Ocean Point Inn, East Boothbay, Maine
3 p.m. Wednesday, August 21st

2p.m. Sunday, August 25th, 2019
$995 per person
($500 deposit due upon registration. Balance due June 21, 2019)
Take your photography to the next level with this Midcoast Maine Photo Experience!
(limited to 12 participants)
To REGISTER or for more information,
email bevtabetphoto@gmail.com or call 310-422-9707

New Lightroom Workshops 2019

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Beat those March Cabin-Fever Cold-Weather Blues and come learn Lightroom!

March 2019 Lightroom Saturday Series at Digital Silver Imaging

  • March 16 – Lightroom 101 and Beyond

  • March 23 – Lightroom Develop Intensive

  • March 30 – Output – Book Making and Portfolio Prints

Each workshop runs from 12-5 pm

Fee for a single course is $149*

*Purchase all three workshops for $399 and save $48

 

 

 

  • Please be aware – If you have the cloud based version, which is simply called Lightroom CC, that is a very different program and we won’t be covering it.

 

Workshop Details:

Lightroom Classic 101 – Basics and Beyond

Saturday, March 16, 2019 12-5 PM

This workshop will give you a working knowledge of Lightroom, the leading editing and processing program for photo professionals and enthusiasts alike. We will cover both the Library and Develop modules. In the Library module we will cover the best workflow practices of importing, organizing, renaming, using stars and color labels for rating, and keywording and metadata for search simplicity. You will learn how to work through large shoots efficiently with synchronized settings and presets, and how to use Collections for creating virtual folders of your images for major efficiency. Then, with the Develop Module, let the fun begin! Learn the quick and easy tips for editing your work, beginning with learning to evaluate any image and using the tools to make portfolio quality images.

We will take several images through the entire editing workflow, reviewing tools as we go. Topics emphasized will be based on student needs. You will have time to practice with your own images, ask questions, and get feedback on your work.

Library Module

  • Import process
  • Organizing
  • Renaming
  • Presets
  • Metadata and Keywording
  • Using ratings and filters
  • Collections
  • Searching
  • Exporting
  • Mastering good workflow practices

Develop Module

  • Learn to evaluate your photos for the best creative decisions
  • Perfect, exposure, tone, clarity and color
  • Making local adjustments with the Adjustment brush, Radial and Graduated Filters
  • Applying sharpening and noise reduction
  • Correcting lens distortion
  • Using virtual copies and snapshots
  • Making great black and white conversions
  • Presets for creative developing

No prior experience with Lightroom is necessary; however a working knowledge of computers is necessary for you to get the most from this workshop. A laptop computer loaded with a Lightroom CLASSIC CC is required. You can download a trial version at Adobe.com.

 

Lightroom Develop Module Intensive

Saturday, March 23, 2019 12-5 PM

In this Develop Module intensive, we will cover many of the features that make Lightroom an amazing and powerful processor of digital images. We will continue learning the tools and delve deeper into the tips and tricks to enhance your images quickly and with stunning results. We will also delve into the Export feature and create export presets to streamline your process. Learn how to seamlessly work between Lightroom and Photoshop.

Using your own images with help along the way, you will walk away with hands-on knowledge and the ability to quickly make your images ready for exhibition or to make the perfect photo book or slide show.

Topics include

  • Perfecting tone and color in each photo
  • Applying sharpening and noise reduction
  • Correcting lens distortion and chromatic aberration
  • Global vs Local corrections
  • Powerful local editing tools
  • Cropping, Spot removal, Graduated and Radial Filters, Adjustment Brush
  • Hue, Saturation, Luminance panel
  • Using the Tone Curve for precise adjustments
  • Color or luminance masking
  • Post crop vignetting and the dehaze filter
  • Making great black and white conversions
  • Creative presets – use LR templates or create your own
  • Learn how Photoshop still fits easily into your workflow
  • Soft Proofing for printing

 

Lightroom Output -Book Making and Printing

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019 12-5 PM

In this output workshop, we will cover two exceptional ways to share your images with the world, making exhibition quality prints or creating a multipage book.

Topics include

  • Import process, applying metadata during import
  • Organizing – making a folder structure that works for you
  • Viewing Modes
  • Renaming, creating new folders, moving files
  • Removing vs Deleting files
  • Metadata and Keywording
  • Using star ratings and color labels
  • Searching / Filtering – how to find anything!
  • Collections & Smart Collections to organize multiple projects
  • Exporting – export presets
  • Mastering good workflow practices

 Link to sign up – COMING SOON

Location: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA

Each workshop runs from 12-5 pm

Fee for a single course is $149*

*Purchase all three workshops for $399 and save $48

New Lightroom 101 workshop – November 17, 2018

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Lightroom 101 – Saturday November 17, 2018,  12-5pm

Click here for more info and to sign up

This workshop will thoroughly cover the Library and Develop modules where you manage, keyword, edit and enhance your images. With hands-on practice, learn how to quickly and easily import, organize, edit, rate, and enhance your images, and how to work through large shoots efficiently with synchronized settings and presets. We will discuss how Photoshop will still fit in your workflow, and learn how to move between Lightroom and Photoshop easily.

We will take several images through the entire Develop workflow, reviewing tools as we go. Topics emphasized will be based on student needs. You will have time to practice with your own images, ask questions, and get feedback on your work.

Library Module
• Import process
• Organizing
• Renaming
• Metadata and Keywording
• Using ratings and filters
• Collections
• Searching
• Exporting
• Mastering good workflow practices

Develop Module
• Evaluating photos and making creative decisions
• Perfecting tone and color in each photo
• Making local adjustments with tools such as the Adjustment brush and Graduated Filter
• Applying sharpening and noise reduction
• Correcting lens distortion • Using virtual copies
• Saving develop states with snapshots
• Making great black and white conversions
• Presets

No prior experience with Lightroom is necessary; however a working knowledge of computers is necessary for you to get the most from this workshop. A laptop computer loaded with Lightroom Classic CC is required. If you own the stand-alone version of at least Lightroom 5, you will not have a number of the newer features, but you are welcome to attend. You can download a trial version of Classic CC at Adobe.com.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have the cloud based version, which is simply called Lightroom CC, that is a very different program and we won’t be covering it. Call or email me with any questions.

Date: Saturday – November 17, 2018
Time: 12-5 PM 
Location: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton St. Belmont, MA 
Fee for this course is $149*

 

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Private Tutorials

Are you not able to find your photos? Are you getting those pesky question marks on your folders? Do you need help developing your images to their full potential? Contact me about a private session and will come to your home to help you sort out any of your Lightroom issues. Travel within 25 miles included; 2 hour minimum, $85 per hour.

kathy@ktphoto.com or kathy@photojourneysworkshops.com

office – 781 209-2991 or cell 617 417-1237

2018 Lightroom Workshops!

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Happy New Year everyone! Blessings to you and yours for 2018!

As I type I can hear the winds howl and the snow plow scrape by outside during the Bombogenesis snow storm. I hope everyone stays warm and safe until this passes. The extremely cold temperatures this season are creating some of the wildest window crystals photos I’ve ever seen posted by friends across the Facebook and Instagram universe. Keep them coming! To me, the beauty of nature is an essential inspiration. Even with my cell phone from INSIDE a warm house as in the photos above.

 

My friends at Digital Silver Imaging are once again hosting a series of my Lightroom workshops starting in February, and we’ll be continuing with one a month until spring. I know many of you have had questions about upgrading to the new Lightroom CC vs Lightroom CC Classic and Adobe has definitely made things confusing!! I will discuss this in the classes, but my main advice is read up on the changes before you switch. There are many sources available on line or contact me with questions.

 

I’m most excited about a brand new Lightroom Workshop called Shoot, Import and Develop! where we will spend a few hours out photographing portraits and landscapes, and then come back to import them using best practices for metadata, copyright and keywords and then move right into processing your photos. We will cover portrait photography in the field as well as landscape images and then cover editing and retouching techniques back in the classroom. So whichever type of photography you would like to explore, this class will help.

 

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Here are the current workshops scheduled. To sign up and to see details for each class click the links below each listing.

 

Lightroom 101 – Saturday February 10, 2018,  12-5pm

Click here for more info and to sign up

Library Module Intensive – Saturday March 10, 2018, 12-5pm

Click here for more info and to sign up

Shoot, Import, and Develop! – Saturday April 14, 2018, 9:30am – 4pm

Click here for more info and to sign up

 

Feel free to contact me with any questions about the classes.

 

Private Tutorials

Are you not able to find your photos? Are you getting those pesky question marks on your folders? Do you need help developing your images to their full potential? Contact me about a private session and will come to your home to help you sort out any of your Lightroom issues. Travel within 25 miles included; 2 hour minimum, $85 per hour.

kathy@ktphoto.com or kathy@photojourneysworkshops.com

office – 781 209-2991 or cell 617 417-1237

 

Thanks everyone! Hope to see you soon!

Kathy

 

A Year in Review (so far) and September Lightroom Workshop

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Happy summer everyone!

 

Please forgive my negligence updating the website. In February I had a hip replacement and hesitated to schedule anything until I was 100%, so the website has said “Stay Tuned” for too long! I am doing great – back to working, shooting, biking, swimming, gardening and dancing. I’m still working on my mountain hiking skills 🙂 However, at this point, I have decided to postpone any additional location photography workshops for 2017, but I’m planning a couple of Lightroom classes.

 

But it’s been an exciting and busy year. I had a great opportunity to teach photography for the New York Film Academy for 3 weeks during their summer residency at Harvard University. We had a great class of students from all over the globe and the other classes running simultaneously were Filmmaking, Musical Theater, Acting, and 3-D Animation, so the collaboration between the classes was exciting for everyone.

 

I continue to teach Lightroom privately  and do consulting for a number of regular clients, which keeps me busy as well as my photography work for the Peabody Essex Museum. Just last night I had a chance to photograph Kirk Hammett, the lead guitarist for Metallica, at the opening of the exhibition of his collection of classic horror posters. What a fun night – he performed an instrumental piece that he and his musician wife, Lani, wrote specifically for the show. Some monster talent there! Kirk posted this photo to his Instagram account and it currently has 27,000 likes!

 

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Below you will find the information for the Lightroom class and I’ll let you know when we get more on the calendar. We’re planning an Advanced Library module, Advanced Development, and possibly another 3 part Slideshow, Book and Print module workshop too.

 

Enjoy the rest of summer, and even in this harsh political environment, remember to be kind to one another. We can all make a difference.

 

Keep shooting!

Peace

Kathy

 

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Date: Saturday September 16, 2017
Time: 12-5 PM 
Location: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton St. Belmont, MA 
Fee for this course is $149*

Lightroom is the essential software tool for any serious photographer. Come and learn the fundamentals of this incredibly powerful tool that many professionals have come to rely on.

Experienced instructor Kathy Tarantola will help guide you through the basics. This workshop will thoroughly cover the Library and Develop modules where you manage, keyword, edit and enhance your images. With hands-on practice, learn how to quickly and easily import, organize, edit, rate, and enhance your images, and how to work through large shoots efficiently with synchronized settings and presets. We will discuss how Photoshop will still fit in your workflow, and learn how to move between Lightroom and Photoshop easily.

We will take several images through the entire Develop workflow, reviewing tools as we go. Topics emphasized will be based on student needs. You will have time to practice with your own images, ask questions, and get feedback on your work.

Lightroom Library Module
• Import process
• Organizing
• Renaming
• Presets
• Metadata and Keywording
• Using ratings and filters
• Collections
• Searching
• Exporting
• Mastering good workflow practices

Lightroom Develop Module
• Evaluating photos and making creative decisions
• Perfecting tone and color in each photo
• Applying sharpening and noise reduction
• Correcting lens distortion & chromatic aberration
• Paintbrush/ Tools
• Using virtual copies
• Making great black and white conversions
• Presets
• Soft Proofing for printing

The class will also cover the basics of the Slideshow, Print and Web modules, all of which take your workflow to a professional conclusion.

No prior experience with Lightroom is necessary; however a working knowledge of computers is necessary for you to get the most from this workshop. A laptop computer loaded with the current version of Lightroom is required. You can download a trial version at Adobe.com.

You will gain a fresh outlook on how to manage your workflow and process your digital images faster and with more precise control, as well as learning to quickly increase your creativity and output stunning images.

Date: Saturday September 16, 2017
Time: 12-5 PM 
Location: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton St. Belmont, MA 
Fee for this course is $149*

Click here for more info and to sign up

 

Cape Cod Weekend Workshop Sept 22-24, 2017

Cape Cod Weekend PhotoJourneys Workshop

Sept 22th-24th, 2017  $395

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Once again, we are journeying to Cape Cod!! September on the Cape is considered by some to be the most lovely, with dramatic light and less crowds.

Writers, painters, and photographers have long enjoyed the benefits of a Cape Cod creative retreat. This magnificent haven boasts incredible sunrises and sunsets, still wild long sandy beaches, ponds and tall grasses, salt marshes, lighthouses, dramatic sand dunes, quaint shops, a even a windmill.

During the workshop, Kathy will work with each participant to address opportunities to capture unique images and enhance their photographic knowledge and skill. The goal of the workshop is learning in a supportive and fun environment with other photo enthusiasts.

There will be plenty of in the field shooting, as well as post capture editing time.

During the class session as well as having time to work on your images,  Kathy will give feedback on your work, in terms of style, content and composition, so you can work on your own personal shooting style. In the field, Kathy assigns fun and directed exercises to challenge your photo eye!

Kathy is an Adobe certified Lightroom expert and will be sharing tips on non-destructive post-processing to quickly and easiy enhance your images. If you don’t own Lightroom, you can download the free 30 day trial from Adobe, but it’s not required. However you feel comfortable editing is fine.

 

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We will discuss camera settings and functions that can be used to increase your creativity, exposure, depth of field, rules of composition and other digital tips. The class size is small so the personal attention time is high. We want you to come home with amazing photos and a better understanding of how you achieved them!

Bring your questions!

Click here for PDF from 2016 workshop – 2017 info coming soon!

Register BEFORE August 15th for a 10% discount

2017 Rates – Friday, Sept 16th 5pm – Sunday, Sept 18th at noon   $395

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Previous student and camera club members and registration prior to August 15th  – 10% discount  $356

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More details provided upon registration.

Lightroom classes Winter 2017 – 101 and Beyond, Develop and Library modules!

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Date: Saturday March 11, 2017
Time: 12-5 PM 
Location: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton St. Belmont, MA 
Fee for this course is $149*

For more information and to sign up through Digital Silver Imaging: Click here to sign up

Lightroom is the essential software tool for any serious photographer. Come and learn the fundamentals of this incredibly powerful tool that many professionals have come to rely on.

Adobe Certified Expert, Kathy Tarantola, will help guide you through the basics. This workshop will thoroughly cover the Library and Develop modules where you manage, keyword, edit and enhance your images. With hands-on practice, learn how to quickly and easily import, organize, edit, rate, and enhance your images, and how to work through large shoots efficiently with synchronized settings and presets. We will discuss how Photoshop will fit into your workflow, and learn how to move between Lightroom and Photoshop easily.

Kathy will take several images through the entire Develop workflow, reviewing tools along the way. Topics emphasized will be based on student needs. You will have time to practice with your own images, ask questions, and get feedback on your work.

Library Module
• Import process
• Organizing
• Renaming
• Presets
• Metadata and Keywording
• Using ratings and filters
• Collections
• Searching
• Exporting
• Mastering good workflow practices

Develop Module
• Evaluating photos and making creative decisions
• Perfecting tone and color in each photo
• Applying sharpening and noise reduction
• Correcting lens distortion & chromatic aberration
• Paintbrush/ Tools
• Using virtual copies
• Making great black and white conversions
• Presets
• Soft Proofing for printing

No prior experience with Lightroom is necessary; however a working knowledge of computers is necessary for you to get the most from this workshop. A laptop computer loaded with version 5 or 6 of Lightroom is required. You can download a trial version at Adobe.com.

And coming up:

Lightroom Develop Module Intensive

Saturday, March 25, 2017

12pm-5pm

and…

Lightroom Library Module Intensive

Saturday, April 1, 2017

12pm-5pm 

Each are 5 hours of instruction with a small class size -$149

*sign up for all 3 classes for a discounted rate of $399

 

Lightroom 101- October 8, 2016

Lightroom 101 and Beyond!!   October 8, 2016

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Date: Saturday October 8, 2016
Time: 11-4 PM 
Location: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton St. Belmont, MA 
Fee for this course is $149*

For more information and to sign up through Digital Silver Imaging: CLICK HERE

 

Lightroom is the essential software tool for any serious photographer. Come and learn the fundamentals of this incredibly powerful tool that many professionals have come to rely on.

Adobe certified expert, Kathy Tarantola will help guide you through the basics. This workshop will thoroughly cover the Library and Develop modules where you manage, keyword, edit and enhance your images. With hands-on practice, learn how to quickly and easily import, organize, edit, rate, and enhance your images, and how to work through large shoots efficiently with synchronized settings and presets. We will discuss how Photoshop will still fit in your workflow, and learn how to move between Lightroom and Photoshop easily.

Kathy will take several images through the entire Develop workflow, reviewing tools along the way. Topics emphasized will be based on student needs. You will have time to practice with your own images, ask questions, and get feedback on your work.

Library Module
• Import process
• Organizing
• Renaming
• Presets
• Metadata and Keywording
• Using ratings and filters
• Collections
• Searching
• Exporting
• Mastering good workflow practices

Develop Module
• Evaluating photos and making creative decisions
• Perfecting tone and color in each photo
• Applying sharpening and noise reduction
• Correcting lens distortion & chromatic aberration
• Paintbrush/ Tools
• Using virtual copies
• Making great black and white conversions
• Presets
• Soft Proofing for printing

No prior experience with Lightroom is necessary; however a working knowledge of computers is necessary for you to get the most from this workshop. A laptop computer loaded with version 5 or 6 of Lightroom is required. You can download a trial version at Adobe.com.

You will gain a fresh outlook on how to manage your workflow and process your digital images faster and with more precise control, as well as learning to quickly increase your creativity and output stunning images.

For more information and to sign up through Digital Silver Imaging: CLICK HERE