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Boulder Longmont photography education and workshops - weekly update | Davies Creative Workshops

Davies Creative Workshop Announcements

Facebook Page:

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.

We are starting with a giveaway for people who like the page.  I’ll be giving away a Rosco Strobist set of filters for your speedlights. Enter here: http://www.facebook.com/dcworkshops/app_237342086329077

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

Intermediate Lightroom Workshop:

The beginner Lightroom workshop was a lot of fun, and gave me an idea on how deep the workshop can go.  I thank the patience of everyone at the workshop as we felt our way through the subjects.

For those interested in the intermediate workshop, please reply to this email with the topics you’d like to see covered in an intermediate level class.  I’d like to build a workshop that will fit everyone’s needs as closely as possible.

Private Lessons and Mentoring:

Private lessons and mentoring are available. Reply to this email if you are interested in either.


Tips & Tricks Articles:

Spend Time Learning the Craft: Shooting for Improvement – This is an article about why it’s important to “practice” photography, just like any other person seeking excellence practices for improvement.

Westcott Contest Ends July 9th – Enter to win a Westcott Apollo Orb with grid. Great products.

Perfect Inspiration Episode 14: Making the Best of a Situation – OnOne Software’s weekly video series is worth checking out, and you can subscribe to notifications of future episodes.

The Google Venice Impact on Local SEO for Photographers – This article is a must read for those that are in business as a photographer and rely on local are clients.

Before You Start to Market: Part One – This blog article on Marathon Press’ website talks about how to start identifying your audience so you can market with the right message to the right people.


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

7/11/2012 – Selling Secrets of the Photography Masters

7/11/2012 – Joe McNally presents: Adventures in Light Shapers of All Sizes and Sources (one of my favorite photographers and a fellow New Yorker!)

7/17/2012 – Steve Gosling presents: Photographing from the heart

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


Pro Tour Workshops

7/10/2012 – How to Photograph Everyone with Clay Blackmore – Casper, Wy – $69 workshop / $199 master class the next day – package deal for both.

7/15/2012 – Sallee School’s Summer School with Joe Buissink and JB Sallee – Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park – $69 Online / $99 at the door

7/15-17/2012 – Finding Your Creative Side – Wyoming PPA Summer Shootout – Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch , Wyoming

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.


Upcoming Davies Creative Workshops

If there is something you don’t see that you are interested in, just email me at matt@daviescreative.comand let me know what you’re interested in.

Studio Lighting for Portraits – This workshop covers lighting the portrait in the studio.

Location Lighting for Portraits – This workshop covers both natural and artificial lighting for the portrait created on location.

Photographing Food – This workshop will be an introduction to food photography covering the basics of lighting and exposure as well as composition and styling.

Beginner Landscape – This workshop will be an introduction to landscape photography at one of the great locations around the Boulder area. We will cover equipment, metering, and composition.

Model Shoots
Forest Shoot at Flagstaff – We will repeat this popular shoot just up the mountain outside of Boulder.

Lake Shoot at Wonderland Lake – Lots of shooting opportunities at this scenic lake just down the road from the studio.

Intermediate Lightroom – This workshop will pick up where the beginner workshop left off and dive deeper into the software and its features.

Introduction to NIK Software – This workshop provide an introduction to the NIK software suite for high-end image enhancement.

Beginner Landscape Post-Processing – This workshop will talk about the general concepts about processing landscape images and the software and techniques to accomplish them.

Business and Marketing
Album Creation Workflow and Album Sales – Our first guest speaker, Beth Fries from Albums Chic (http://www.albumchic….) will be coming this fall. Album Chic has developed a process and workflow to help you narrow your options, price your albums to make a profit for you, and to simplify the entire process for your clients.

The goal of a workshop is to help simplify the overwhelming album process. Album Chic’s workshops have been useful to the professional just starting to sell albums and to the seasoned pro that has included albums in their packages for years. Here is a brief overview of what to expect to learn at a workshop:

  • How to choose an album vendor(s) to keep your album product line simple and allow for up-selling
  • How to calculate album costs with the Album Chic Cost Control Worksheet
  • How to sell an album and how this works with your contract
  • Workflow process after the event for timely and  profitable album delivery