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Davies Creative Workshop Announcements

George Lepp

The Colorado Photography Learning Group has brought the amazing George Lepp to town and you can spend a full day with him for a mere $25! If that wasn’t enough, there are some fantastic door prizes! This is a one-day seminar for wildlife, macro, and landscape photographers in the natural world. You can find the details here: http://www.facebook.com/events/212041842219320/

Facebook Page:

I have added a copy of Photoshop Elements 8.0 to the drawing. There have only been a few entries so far so you have a great chance of winning!  I’ll also be giving away a Rosco Strobist set of filters for your speedlights. Enter here: http://www.facebook.com/dcworkshops/app_237342086329077

Please visit our Facebook page and give us a Like: http://www.facebook.com/dcworkshops – we are going to increase our Facebook presence and run a few contests there.

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:

Selling Nature Photography – A free guide from PhotoShelter.

Craft and Vision – The home of the $5.00 e-book. A wide range of titles in VERY affordable formats, and they even discount if you buy multiple books.  My favorite author about photography as an art rather than a technical subject – David DuChemin – has quite a few great books available here.

5 Incredible Tips to Utilize Your Neighborhood’s Natural Light – This article helps you look at the light that is present right around you and how to analyze the area from a portrait perspective.

Perfect Inspiration EPISODE 17 – ON BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO OLD IMAGES – 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

7/26/2012 – Using Grip Equipment to Rig Off-Camera Flash

7/26/2012 – Pets and People with Vicki Taufer

7/31/2012 – Landscape Image Edits and Enhancements in Photoshop

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

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

8/27/2012 – Hair and Makeup

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

9/26/2012Joe 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.