March 27th and 28th, 2010
Interested in learning how to capture the entire dynamic range of a scene, from brightest highlights to darkest shadows? It often cannot be done with a single exposure. By utilizing high dynamic range photography, you can capture all of the detail in a scene. No more blown out skies! Hal will teach you how to set up custom camera settings in you digital SLR to conveniently take the multiple exposures you need to capture the complete range of light in any setting. We will have classroom time to learn how HDR works, and when and how to use it. We will have some shooting sessions in the field to practice setting up our shots, and to obtain source files to work on back in the classroom. Hal will show us how to use the Photomatix program, and also how to seamlessly integrate our workflow from Adobe Lightroom or Adobe bridge in Photoshop. He will discuss the various ways you can process an image, from “natural” to a more graphic or illustrated look. You will pick up a lot of information about Lightroom and Photoshop during the weekend.
You should purchase or download a trial of Photomatix before the workshop. (We have a big discount code for Photomatix that Kathleen will email you upon registration) I recommend downloading a trial of Lightroom, if you do not already have it, but it is not required. Bring your tripod, camera, favorite lenses and laptop to work on your images.
The course will start at 9:00 AM Saturday morning at the Doubletree Hotel at the Berkeley Marina. Registration begins at 8:30. There is ample parking and great opportunities for shooting nearby. The cost is $225.00 for the weekend with a deposit of $100.00 upon registration. For additional information, call Kathleen at 925-376-7192. Happy shooting!!