Join us for Shooting, Processing and Printing in and around Carmel, CA!
Dates are April 9th -12th, 2008
This workshop is supported by Leica
Hello everyone we would like to announce our next workshop in Carmel and the surrounding area. The dates will be April 9th - 13th starting on Wednesday at 2:00 PM until Saturday at 3:00 PM. We will be staying at a hotel in nearby Marina, just 15 minutes North of the prime shooting areas. This venue keeps costs down on hotels for you and gives us a conference room for the classroom sessions. This workshop will be a slightly different format, with more emphasis on CS3 processing and printing. We will still teach shooting techniques and basic raw processing, but the RAW processing and CS3 techniques are geared to print output. Then of course is an entire print instruction module. This workshop is 1395.00 plus a additional material fee, estimated at $100.00, and includes up to 4 16x20 proof prints and two 16x24 final prints for you. Also if time allows, we can do more prints at the actual cost for materials.
Several of you have asked about the schedule and for some more specific details on what we'll be covering. Here is the working syllabus:
Required equipment for this workshop: Camera and Lenses, Laptop computer (Mac or PC) and preferably one that has the monitor profiled, LightRoom, ACR or other advanced RAW converter software and Photoshop CS3 software.
Note that we are on Pacific Daylight Time. Sunrise will be about 6:45 AM and Sunset about 7:30PM. Spring tides are moderate, so nothing extreme to worry about.
Wednesday, April 9th
3:00PM: Intro to street/travel shooting, capture considerations
4:00PM: Capture and workflow considerations for Print
5:00PM: Break/Optional Street Shoot, Cannery Row
7:00PM: Optional Group Dinner (Probably Bubba Gumps on Cannery row --- Come early and bring your cameras and a fast lens for some evening shooting before, during and after dinner!)
Thursday, April 10th
6:00AM: Coastal shoot at the tide pools in Pacific Grove – IR capture. Take advantage of IR capture by arriving 45 minutes before sunrise. Recommend a B+W 092 or Hoya 72 IR filter for M8 shooters. Tide will going out, nearing low.
8:30AM: Morning shoot at Point Lobos State Park, Weston Beach area. Point Lobos Park does not open until 9:00AM and we want to be “in line” by 8:30AM. Low tide is near its peak (9:10) and will be coming during this shooting session, so we have about an hour and a half of prime shooting.
11:00AM: Breakfast in Carmel (Probably Bear Diner on Hwy 1)
1:30PM: RAW conversion for print output using LightRoom/ACR. Note that this module assumes you are already familiar with and comfortable using LightRoom, ACR or equivalent raw converter.
2:30PM: CS3 advanced -- local image adjustments using selections, masks and adjustment layers. Smart objects if time permits.
4:30PM: Leave for afternoon Street shoot along Monterey Pier.
7:00PM: Optional Group Dinner in Monterey, TBD.
Friday, April 11th
Early AM: Optional Personal Shooting Time
8:00AM: Selection/edit of Images for final print. The goal is to get to one dozen images. From here, the instructors will work with you to obtain your two or three best or “keeper” images. Note that these images can be brought along from another shoot, or ones obtained on this shoot, but we recommend each participant bring at least two images from any earlier shoot they want as print finals as this will insure they have images worthy of “keeper” print status.
9:30AM: Optimize and convert RAW files for print output to CS3.
10:00AM: CS3 editing session for keeper images, instructors available for one-on-one coaching. 2 keeper images ready for print output: Image clean up, sharpening, global fine-tune adjustments, local adjustments, print output curve, output sizing and sharpening. These files will have proof adjustments on proof slices, flattened and saved with name for initial proof prints.
1:00PM: CS3 proof-view and print dialogs (Epson wide-format printers on this particular trip) along with printing of proofs and discussion.
4:00PM: Choose final settings for prints, deliver flattened copy(s) for final prints.
4:30PM: Optional Afternoon shoot, recommend Carmel Mission grounds.
7:00PM: Optional Group Dinner
Saturday, April 12th
Early AM: Shoot as desired
9:00AM: Printing session and discussion/review of finals. Properly tube prints for transport home.
1:00PM: Close of Workshop
This workshop is limited to 18 participants, and we need 10 to make it a go. At present we have 7, so still looking for a few more.
The workshop fee for this destination is $1395 plus a $150 materials (paper and ink) fee. A deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space. The final balance will be due 30 days prior to workshop. PayPal or Check is fine. Again, payments should be sent to Jack at:
445 S San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022
Email and PayPal ID (for more information as well as deposits): [email protected] , make sure to mention Carmel in the subject!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Guy or Jack directly. Hope to see you in Carmel!
Jack and Guy