Photoshop for Shooters
Another Photoshop Class?!
Not in the slightest! This class is all about YOUR photography, making the most of the camera and computer YOU own! We do this in the gorgeous Sierra Mtns in Mammoth Lakes, CA. And if you’re using the new CS6 Photoshop or own a new D4 or D800, this might really be the right class for you!
Here it is plain and simple, I want to help folks with their photography and the vehicle we’re going to use in this class is Photoshop to help improve your captures! And we’re going to do that by using Photoshop to learn how to be better at the camera and the computer. We’ll talk curves and exposure, Silver Efex Pro and lenses, HDR and composition. They go hand in hand and knowledge of both is so important I feel to get what you see and feel reaching the heartstrings you’re sharing your photography with. And that’s the end game to all of this, grabbing heartstrings.
This is a class for those wanting to improve their photography. The class is open to 20 participants who shoot anything and just want to improve their photography. You will need to come with some photos (plus what you take here for assignments), to be critiqued and finished. You will need a notebook with Photoshop loaded. Which version of Photoshop? You can come with any version but I will be teaching with CS6 so if you wanna follow along, you’ll need CS6. What else will you need? The tools we’ll be covering in class are Photoshop, ACR, Bridge, OnOne Perfect Suite 6.1, Nik Color Efex/Silver Efex/Dfine/Sharperner Pro/Viveza/HDR Pro, Photomatix Pro, just to mention a few.
The class starts at 9am, finishes at 5pm with a lunch break both days. There is no shooting during the class. But we want to encourage photography before and after class so you will be provided with a shooting location list for my favorite locales in the Eastern Sierra. Those photographs you take can be used in class and will shine by the time you head home.
Who is this class for? It’s for everyone, no matter the camera or computer brand you use, the subject matter you love to photograph, no matter your skill level! No matter if you’ve never launched Photoshop to been using it for decades, I guarantee you’ll be not only entertained but also will learn a ton. That’s because we’re talking photography the entire time.
Can you tell this is an HDR photo? Would you know if you were in this situation, you should shoot HDR? If you answer either of these questions with a no, then this class is for you!
The price is $495 which includes instruction and Scott Kelby book only. We have a very special rate at our host lodge in Mammoth Lakes, CA. You can fly directly into Mammoth Lakes and take the shuttle to the lodge, rent a car or drive to Mammoth, whatever works best for your needs. The class is just two days, Sat & Sunday. It’s very relaxed, lots of giveaways, a whole lot of learning and a ton of fun. (staying at our host the Westin a requirement) Call WRP @760.924.8632 or 661.204.1506
Love Notes for PS
I wanted to take the time and express my appreciation to you and Moose for a great weekend in the Photoshop for Shooters class. It was not only entertaining but very informative. Moose did an excellent job of leading us through his workflow and camera settings as well as looking for the light. I’d highly recommend this class to anyone who is looking for a clear and concise weekend to learn more about Photoshop and shot in an amazing environment. I look forward to taking a workshop taught by Moose in the future. Thanks again for all your hard work!
WOW! What a great weekend I had. Learning, shooting and learning some more and making new friends. I think you have a hit with your new series of classes and will be talking it up to friends. You took me to new depths of Photoshop which will open up an entirely new area of editing for me. Oh, the hotel was a really nice place too!
Thanks again for the great teaching and hospitality.
Moose and Sharon,
Thanks for a wonderful weekend. I really enjoyed the class and got a lot out of it.
Even though I seldom use Photoshop (mainly Lightroom), I took the class hoping to see the possibilities of Photoshop and improve my images. The things I enjoyed the most were:
1. Camera settings – even though I shoot Canon,
2. Your before/after presentation of your images and the thought process you go thru to get the final result.
3. Taking the participants images and how you would improve their images. I think most of us don’t really know how to finish a photo. I know I’m going to work on improving my thought process at the point of capture and my post processing.
Again, thanks for a inspirational and thought-provoking weekend. See you at Photoshop World.
Dear Moose and Sharon,
Thanks for a great weekend. The primary reason I chose to attend this workshop, besides admiring Moose’s work, was knowing that Moose doesn’t like to spend time behind the computer; so I hoped for some great time-saving tips as well as some insight into making fine prints.
I got both. The tip about inverting a selection to protect an edge while cloning/healing alone was worth the cost! I also appreciate your “straightforward” approach ;>) .
Have fun in Oshkosh. And don’t forget the standing dinner invitation if you ever find yourself in my neighborhood.
Hi Moose and Sharon,
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank both of you for a very well run Photoshop for Shooters class last weekend. Thank you Moose for imparting such great tips and techniques and thank you Sharon for keeping us all hydrated.
I don’t call myself a photographer; I think that should be reserved for those making a living with their cameras. But I do enjoy the creative process and challenges of making clicks both behind the lens and in front of my computer display. And I can already see a difference in my finished images as a result of your presentation.
Prior to attending Photoshop for Shooters, the only other classes I had attended were Kelby Training sessions when they have come to Hartford; one by Scott and the other given by Ben Wilmore. And while they were very well done, I learned more from you in the first hour.
Like a few others on Google Plus, I’ll throw my 2 cents in for restaurant recommendations in Lake Placid: The View at Mirror Lake Inn and The Brown Dog Cafe and Wine Bar. My wife and I enjoyed both when we were there in 2010. The photo I used as the ‘Stump Moose’ photo was taken just a few feet from The Brown Dog.
Again, thank you and have a great time shooting and teaching this week.
Moose, thanks for putting on a great workshop! It was great. I have not been doing much serious photography lately, and the workshop was a great refresher and inspirer. I’ve always respected your passion for photography and your willingness to share with others. I love the format you used at the workshop which focuses on taking a good photograph with your camera, how to process it simply, printing your images, and without all the BS. The workshop was good for beginners as well as advanced shooters, which is hard to do. Too often, teachers are overly technical, particularly with Photoshop. I have read many books and and watched instructive DVD’s on Photoshop by some of the best, who sometimes forget that that are not talking to another expert. You seem to enjoy teaching and the class was equally enthusiastic. Thanks for choosing my moon photo as the winner of the contest. I got a little lucky. I already have been contacted by Joe Sliger from Wacom about getting my Intious5. I am excited about using it.
Moose and Sharon,
Just settling down from my honeymoon in Cancun (no jacket required) a couple of weeks ago and your Photoshop for Shooters seminar in early May. Photoshop for Shooters hit the bulls eye for me, I now have a very good workflow. I understand the relationship of the trinity (that’s what I call it): Camera – Photoshop – Workflow. My previous flow was suspect and all over the place. I now have a basic starting point and a logical way of thinking from camera to Photoshop to finishing. This seminar brought a like of things together for me. Man those light bulbs were going off in my head. I am a better photographer today since taking Photoshop for Shooters
In all I’ve read about your awards and accolades, no where does it say Damn Good Teacher. It should!
I also want to thank the both of you for being such good host. It was a great weekend.