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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Saturday April 16th, 2016

One Day Workshop 9-1 pm   $75

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Steampunk Festival Photo Workshop

One Day Steampunk Festival PhotoJourney Workshop

New Special Pricing for all One Day Workshops – $75

Four hours of instruction and fun on location!

The last workshop sold out, so book soon.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016  11-3  $75 

Rain date Sunday May 8th

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 A Steampunk style display at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

Join instructor Kathy on this fun photo workshop at the exciting and visually stunning Steampunk Festival in Waltham, MA. If there is enough interest we will add another instructor.

We are joining hundreds of costumed Steampunk aficionados in Waltham, MA for a day of portrait photography on Saturday, May 7th. You will learn how to work with natural light, reflectors and flash to make stunning portraits. The wild ensembles that the Steampunk folks put together are a delight to the eye and we will work on capturing the essence of their characters. Learn to choose locations and backgrounds to create a natural surrounding that enhances your subject.We will cover posing and expression and how to connect with your subject.

The class will be limited to 9 students per instructor, keeping the instructor to student ratio low so make sure you get on board early.

As in all classes topics may include: aperture, shutter speed, proper exposure, exposure compensation, focus, metering, point of view, composition, light. Bring your questions!

 

More details provided upon registration.

 Saturday May 7th, 2016 11-3  $75

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2016 Boston Skyline Sunset Photo Workshop 5-9pm

One Day Boston Sunset Photo Workshop 

This workshop has been postponed!

We will try to reschedule in the fall.

Saturday May 14th, 2016 5-9pm  $75
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Join us as we set out on a sunset shoot in Boston near the harbor.

We will meet at 5pm near the Boston Federal Courthouse on the waterfront.

With the skyline in the background or the harbor area to focus on, there are plenty

of opportunities for creative and stunning photographs.

The first part of the workshop we will discuss sunset and night photography and tips such as dealing with long exposures, camera shake, getting optimum exposure, noise reduction, and much more.

After the sun goes down, we will still have time to explore some night photography, techniques with flash and ways to make dynamic and fun images.

 

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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Saturday May 14th, 2016

One Day Workshop 5 -9 pm   $75

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2016 Salem, MA One Day PhotoJourneys Workshop

Salem, Massachusetts Photo Workshop

New Special Pricing for all One Day Workshops – $75

Four hours of instruction and fun on location!

The last workshop sold out, so book soon.

Saturday June 11th, 2016  10-2pm  $75

ktphoto_salem_2136Salem may be most widely known as the site of the 1692 witchcraft trials, but this colorful coastal city has much to offer photographers: a rich maritime heritage, an impressive display of grand historic architecture, the “Friendship”, a reconstruction of a 171-foot three-masted tall ship, and much more.

We will meet in the historic Hawthorn Hotel lobby next to the Salem Common and then begin our walk along the brick pedestrian walkway to the old town hall, and explore many scenic areas with great potential for creative images.

During the walk, Kathy will offer valuable individual feedback on your photos, and answer any technical questions you may have to help you learn the features of your camera. Any camera brand is welcome, but please bring your instruction manual. We will discuss creative use of depth of field and how to achieve it, getting the proper exposure, using exposure compensation to quickly over ride your camera’s meter when necessary.

 

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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One Day Photo Workshop

Special pricing – Saturday June 11th, 2016 10-2  $75

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2016 Boston Public Garden One Day PhotoJourneys Workshop

One Day Boston Public Garden PhotoJourney Workshop

New Special Pricing for all One Day Workshops – $75

Four hours of instruction and fun on location!

The last workshop sold out, so book soon.

Sunday, June 12, 2015  10-2  $75

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Join instructor Kathy on this photo walkabout in the Boston Public Garden work with them to get great shots of flowers, the garden grounds, the famous Swan boats, fountains and the beautiful landscape. During this time of year, the gardens are bursting at the seams with glorious color that will keep everyone busy. We will discuss macro photography and how to get the most clarity, light and sharpness using tripods and reflectors.

The gardens are also a fabulous backdrop for portraits, and we will have a demonstration of how to get the best portrait using the best camera settings for depth of field, using natural and reflected light and even working with a flash so you can see the variations and options you have.

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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Special pricing – Sunday June 12th, 2016 10-2  $75

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2016 Fall Weekend Photo Workshop at Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod Weekend PhotoJourneys Workshop

Sept 16th-18th, 2016  $395

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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. September on the Cape is considered by some to be the most lovely, with dramatic light and less crowds.

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. Kathy is an Adobe certified Lightroom expert and will be sharing tips on non-destructive post-processing to make your images sing! 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.

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!

 

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Register BEFORE August 15th for a 10% discount

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

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New Lightroom workshop dates announced for 2016

 2016 Jan, Feb and March Classes at Digital Silver Imaging

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Lightroom Workshops at Digital Silver Imaging 2016

Sat., January 23rd, 2016 – Lightroom 101 – Basics and Beyond
Sat., February 13th, 2016 – Lightroom Develop Module Intensive
Sat., March 5th, 2016 – Lightroom Library and Print Module Intensive

All classes will run from 12-5pm

Digital Silver Imaging is located at 9 Brighton Street in Belmont MA  617 489-0035

PhotoJourneys Workshops first year a success!

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Hi everyone,

I am so delighted that the first year of PhotoJourneys full schedule of workshops was a success. I ran three half-day classes as well as one weekend workshop on the Cape in Sept; a sunset class on the Boston Waterfront in May, and two mid-day photo walks in June, one in Salem, and another in the Boston Public Garden. Then there’s my freelance work, including photography at the Peabody Essex Museum, teaching Lightroom workshops, presenting a program on Panoramic Photography at the New England Camera Club Convention this summer, as well as to some individual clubs. Wow, I’m tired just thinking about it!

But how exciting and rewarding for me. I feel lucky to be able to meet so many of you great photo enthusiasts and try to bring a bit of my knowledge and experience to share.

I have just posted new Lightroom classes for 2016, which will be held at Digital Silver Imaging. Being an Adobe Certified Lightroom instructor means keeping up with the new version updates and fixes, so I took a couple of workshops at the PhotoPlus East convention in NYC this past October, one with Julianne Kost, the head Adobe Evangalista, and one with Katrin Eismann, who heads the photography department at the School of Visual Art in NYC. Both are incredible teachers and I not only learned technique, but style, so thanks ladies! And now I have more to share with you. Besides classes, I also teach Lightroom privately and this year have helped some clients move from Aperture, which is no longer supported by Apple, into Lightroom with only a few minor headaches. I sure wish these software programs wouldn’t specifically choose to NOT be compatible. It’s like the Canon and Nikon brands everything is opposite competition.

We are in the planning stages for 2016, so stay tuned!

Thanks everyone!

Kathy Tarantola

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