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

Steampunk Workshop in Waltham – Amazing fun!

We had an incredible time photographing at the Steampunk Festival in Waltham back in May! The fabulous characters were all delighted to have us take their portraits and as a group we discussed adding fill flash or using reflectors to open shadows.

Along with demonstrations, we teamed up to allow each person to have a chance to shoot or assist. There were so many characters dressed to the nines to photograph, it was hard to choose who to ask to pose.

We were sure to ask permission and send copies of the images to the subjects, so they were delighted to pose.

We hope to run this workshop again next year, so stay tuned!

Annaleis & Jasper, artsyannaleis@gmail.com

Fox Keri, fox@innocent.com

Fox Keri, fox@innocent.com

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PhotoJourneysWorkshops Lightroom Output Series – Book, Slideshow, Print and Web

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Lightroom Output Series

Exporting, Creating Books, Slideshows,

Prints and Custom Web Galleries

$249 for all three classes

includes 3- 12×18 prints of your work (a $79 value)

Tuesday evenings- May 10th, May 17th and May 24th

6:30-9pm

 Digital Silver Imaging
9 Brighton St. Belmont MA
617 489-0035

Use this link to sign up:

www.digitalsilverimaging.com/digital-printing-blog/lightroom-output-series-workshop

 

Now that you have fabulous images, how do you share them with the world? Luckily, Lightroom gives you incredibly customized ways to output your images working in the various modules like Book, Slideshow, Print and Web.

There are so many options, that these modules can be confusing. But once you begin to work with them, you will be delighted with the variations for creating your own custom output, whether it be a hardcover tabletop book, slideshow or gorgeous color corrected prints.

Class One – Exporting and Slideshow Module

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Tuesday night May 10th 6:30-9 pm

Web size, print size, ppi, dpi, resolution, color space, compression, pixel dimensions – how to make sense of all of this?

You will come away from this first class of the Output Series understanding all of these options as well as learning how to watermark your images to put on the web, save export templates for these various output usages so that with the touch of a button you can export to the proper size and specs, and how to manage the workflow of exported images.

In addition we will spend time exploring the slideshow module to learn how to best create slideshows that are visually pleasing, using text overlays, background images, and creating and saving multiple slideshow templates.

 

Class Two – Print and Web Module

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Tuesday night May 17th 6:30-9 pm

You can customize the Lightroom default print templates for various paper sizes, save them, and print directly from Lightroom utilizing custom paper profiles for the best reproduction on a variety of paper surfaces.

We will cover soft proofing in the Develop Module to get your images ready for the best color reproduction possible.

Even if you don’t have a printer at home, we will discuss how to properly export your images for file delivery to custom labs like Digital Silver Imaging, with all of the settings embedded in the file.

You will also be choosing 3 of your images to have printed at DSI. We will work on color correcting and soft proofing them using the correct paper profiles to ensure a stunning print.

Your prints will be ready by the final class for you to take home.

 

Class Three – Book Module

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Tuesday night May 24th 6:30-9 pm

In this class we will work to create beautiful layouts for making a book from your photographs. Creating a book can be as simple as letting auto layout do the work for you, or by using the various preset page layouts and text options, with minimal effort, you can tailor your book to suit your vision.

By the end of the evening, you should have the beginnings of a book design that you can save as a template to create a very fine book. Lightroom has partnered with Blurb custom publishing for simple ordering, or you can export your layout to a PDF or jpegs.

 

 

Contact the team at DSI to sign up with the link at the top of the page

or

email Kathy with any questions – kathy@ktphoto.com

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MIT Stata Center, Frank Gehry’s Architectural Wonder

One Day MIT Stata Center Photography Workshop

Saturday April 16th, 2016 9am-1pm  $75


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Designed by renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, the Stata Center is meant to carry on Building 20’s innovative and serendipitous spirit, and to foster interaction and collaboration across many disciplines.

Join us as we set out to capture this wonderfully quirky building.

When the building opened in 2004, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Robert Campbell wrote in the Boston Globe that the building is “a work of architecture that embodies serious thinking about how people live and work, and at the same time shouts the joy of invention.”

Our joy will be creating stunning photographs, learning and having fun.

The first part of the workshop we will discuss architectural photography and tips, and although this building defies any notion of “standard”  many of the same rules apply. We will discuss aperture, shutter speed, depth of field and other technical subjects to advance your understanding of your camera, but also cover composition and how to use the colors, shapes and light to pull your viewer into your images.

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The class will be limited to 9 students keeping the instructor to student ratio low so make sure you get on board early. Bring your questions! As in all classes topics may include: aperture, shutter speed, proper exposure, exposure compensation, focus, metering, point of view, composition, light.

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More details provided upon registration.

Saturday April 16th, 2016

One Day Workshop 9-1 pm   $75

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Previous student and camera club members special price $60

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