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Davies Creative Workshop Announcements

Congratulations Winners!

The winners of our Facebook drawing were: Bambi Dingman won the Roscoe Strobist Filter Pack and  Dawn Zielbauer won the copy of Photoshop Elements 8.  Congratulations to both of you and we’ll have a new drawing very soon!

Please visit our Facebook page and give us a Like: http://www.facebook.com/dcworkshops – we will post special announcements there.

Also you can visit our blog at http://workshops.daviescreative.com/

Upcoming Davies Creative Workshops

8/1/2012 – Outdoor Portraits Using Natural Light and Flash – We will work in a beautiful lake setting to learn about creating beautiful portraits. We will begin with natural light and learn how to use the sun and reflectors to light a portrait.  As it gets darker we will transition to using flash balanced with the ambient light to create natural looking images.

8/5/2012 – Fundamentals of Exposure – In this workshop, we will explore the fundamental of photography – the exposure. We will discuss the role of aperture, shutter speed and ISO in making the exposure. We will discuss how to determine the technically correct exposure and how to use this information to make creative decisions in your photography. We will discuss how to use your camera to make adjustments. We will cover the typical settings that most cameras use and how to apply them to making your creative exposure decisions. All throughout the workshop, we will try everything we learn.

8/19/2012 – Forest Location Model Shoot – This was a very successful model shoot we did last year and I’m excited to repeat it again this year.

If there is a particular workshop subject you are interested in, just email me at matt@daviescreative.com and let me know – we’ll get a workshop developed.

Tips & Tricks Articles:

Renaming Photos in Lightroom – This article outlines the steps needed to rename your photos in Lightroom. It will come in very handy for wedding photographers that want to sequence their photos, particularly from multiple shooters.

Litebook 2012 Summer Edition – This online magazine from Bowens provides ideas for creative lighting with articles, interviews and product features.

Summer Reading E-Books – Here are a couple of e-books that Manfrotto has recommended you add to your summer reading list.

Perfect Inspiration EPISODE 18 – ON INSPIRING & BEING INSPIRED– OnOne Software’s weekly video series is worth checking out, and you can subscribe to notifications of future episodes.

Free Webinars:

Click on the title of the webinar to be taken to the website to register.

Recorded on June 15th – David duChemin presents: LEARNING TO SPEAK THE VISUAL LANGUAGE

Multiple webinars each week – Nik Software Educational Webinars

XRite’s recorded webinar archive

8/1/2012 – Joe McNally presents: Try This! Location tips from composition to strategies for using light, placing subjects, using color.

8/3/2012 – Kids: Tots to Teens with Sandy Puc

8/9/2012 – Wedding Photography with Joe Buissink

8/9/2012 – Photography Applications for Cloud Computing with Matthew Bamberg

8/16/2012 – Skin: Lighting, Shooting and Retouching

8/27/2012 – Hair and Makeup

9/12/2012 – Claudia Rocchini presents: How to photograph animals in (semi-)controlled environments

9/19/2012 – Steve Gosling presents: Imperfect impressions

9/26/2012 – Joe McNally presents: A Geographic Tale. Stories and strategies behind the pictures.

10/9/2012 – Adam Barker presents: Master the Magic Hour – Take your landscape and active lifestyle photography to the next level.

Pro Tour Workshops

8/5-11/2012 – Canon’s Photography in the Parks – FREE workshop in Rocky Mountain National Park

8/9/2012 – Creative Design Tour with Judy Host – $129 – Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel (I took this class when it was offered to the Professional Photographers of Colorado – it’s a lot of fun and creative as well).

8/30/2012 – Sandy Puc’s Photography Fundamentals Tour – $169 – DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Tech Center

8/30/2012 – Sal Cincotta The Wedding Tour – $99 sales and consultations

8/31/2012 – Sal Cincotta The Wedding Tour – $699 all day workshop

10/28/2012 – Sallee School’s Fall Sememster with Ryan Schembri and JB Sallee – Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park – $69 Online / $99 at the door

Photography Organizations:

Professional Photographers of America – National organization with focus on portrait and wedding photographers.

Professional Photographers of Colorado – State affiliate of PPA with separate membership. Holds annual trade show with image competition and workshops most months.

Mile High Photographers – Local membership group with good monthly activities as part of the membership cost.