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Zoom Classes
  Many of us now have more time on our hands so why not put this time to good use by honing your photography skills, learn something new, expand your post processing skills, or just learn something new.  
  Why take one of my Zoom Classes?
  • Small class sizes (1 to 3 people).
  • The focus is entirely on you and your individual needs.
  • You get to work on your own computer from the comfort of your home.
  • Class times are based on your schedule.
  • You'll receive reference materials from your class (if applicable).
  • Great value!
 
 

TK7 Panels

 
 
About the classes:
  • Three classes (one hour each).
  • Take any class or all three.
  • Limited to 2 people (one-on-one sessions OK).
  • Class 1 - TK7 Intro is intended to get you started using the TK7 panels or help you decide on whether or not to purchase TK7.
  • Class 2 - Using TK7 will show you how to use the built-in actions and buttons on real world examples.
  • Class 3 - TK7 Luminosity Masks will show you how to harness the power of luminosity masks.
Click here for more information and to register.
Features of the TK7 panels:
  • Create pixel-based luminosity masks
  • Create color-based masks
  • Create vibrance and saturation-based masks
  • Modify the masks with several tools (levels, curves, expand, contract, boolean operations, etc.)
  • Output the masks as selections, masks applied directly to existing layers, dodge and burn layers, adjustment layers, etc.
  • Modify an existing mask through Layer Mask mode
  • Buttons for Photoshop adjustment layers
  • Buttons for useful actions (inverse, deselect, select & mask, hide selection, save selection, etc.)
  • Buttons for useful filters (Adobe Camera Raw, Gaussiuan blur, Content Aware Fill, etc.)
  • Buttons for layer blending modes
  • Buttons for paint brushes
  • Zoom control buttons (fit, 100%, zoom in, and zoom out)
  • Buttons to add new layer, copy/duplicate layer, convert layer to smart object, merge layers, delete layers, invert masks.
  • Built-in actions for stacking, aligning layers, the Orton Effect, clarity, Make-it-Glow, darks and lights triple play, much more.
  • Add your own user defined actions
 
 

Photoshop Essentials

 
 
  • Three 2-hour classes.
  • Designed to give you the essential tools and techniques needed to get started in Photoshop.
  • Limited to 2 people (one-on-one sessions OK).
  • Example images provided.
  • Hands-on excercise based class.
  • Set up Lightroom and Photoshop for seamless integration.
  • Set up a custom photography-centric workspace.
  • Review of Photoshop basics (tools, tool properties, zoom, pan, colors, etc).
  • Photoshop panels.
  • How to use Photoshop non-destructively.
  • How to create, manage, and use Photoshop layers.
  • How to create, manage, and use Photoshop channels.
  • How to create and use adjustment layers.
  • How to use layer blending modes.
  • How to use layer opacity.
  • What are layer masks and how to use them.
  • The brush tool (type, size, feather, and properties)
  • How to use curves to set white and black points and add contrast to an image.
  • How to use selections to isolate parts of an image for selective adjustments.
  • How to effectively use selection tools (lasso tools and the quick selection tool).
  • How to create complex selections.
  • How to save and load selections.
  • ONLY $85 for all three classes!
 
  Click here for more information and to register.  
 

Lightroom Classic Essentials and Advanced

 
  Essentials Advanced  
 
  • Two 2-hour classes (only $65).
  • Designed to give you the essential tools and techniques needed to get started in Lightroom.
  • Lightroom architecture and interface.
  • Setting up Lightroom.
  • File organization and keywording.
  • Backing up the catalog.
  • The Import process.
  • The Navigator panel.
  • Rate and filter photos.
  • Introduction to the Develop module.
  • Two 2-hour classes (only $65).
  • Basic panel - white balance and tones.
  • Tone Curve panel.
  • HSL Panel - working with color channels.
  • Transform Panel - correct distortion.
  • Lens Corrections panel - remove chromatic abberations, apply lens profiles, and remove color fringes.
  • Effects panel - add or remove vignetting.
 
  Click here for more information and to register. Click here for more information and to register.  
 

PhotoPills and The Photographer's Ephemeris

 
  PhotoPills TPE  
 
  • One 2-hour classes (only $35).
  • Panels and navigation.
  • Set shooting location and shooting direction.
  • Using the Planner.
  • Using maps.
  • Search and save locations.
  • Undertanding sun and moon position.
  • Field of view.
  • Depth of Field.
  • Tips and tricks.
  • One 2-hour classes (only $35).
  • Panels and navigation.
  • Set shooting location and shooting direction.
  • Understanding the event timeline.
  • Using maps.
  • Search and save locations.
  • Undertanding sun and moon position.
  • Using geodesics (line of sight).
  • Tips and tricks.
 
  Click here for more information and to register. Click here for more information and to register.  
 

General Classes

  Have something else in mind? Below are some subjects designed to hone your photography skills, learn something new, expand your post processing skills, or just learn something new.  
  To sign up for a one or two hour session:
  1. Click one of the "Pay Now" buttons to the right.
  2. Once payment is received, you will be contacted to find out what subject(s) you're interested in.
  3. Together we will determine a time and date that best fits your schedule.
1 hour session ($25)

2 hour session (ONLY $35)

 
  Photography Post Processing
Click here to see before and after examples
 
  Basic Photography
  • Understanding exposure
  • How to achieve sharp focus
  • Composition basics
  • Choosing the right gear
Introduction to Lightroom
  • Importing and file organization
  • Develop Module basics
  • Exporting your images
 
  Advanced Photography
  • Mastering long exposures
  • Understanding depth of field
  • Advanced focus techniques
  • Using filters
  • Exposure setting for high dynamic scenes
  • Using aperture, shutter speed, manual, and bulb modes
Introduction to Photoshop
  • Integration with Lightroom
  • Creating and using layers, masks and selections
  • Custom workspaces
 
  Night Photography
  • Getting exposure right
  • Understanding the histogram
  • Focus techniques
  • Light trails
  • Zoom blur
  • Gear (tripods, lenses, etc.)
Advanced Lightroom
  • Keywording
  • Using presets to save time (import, develop and export presets)
  • The power of local adjustments
  • Sharpening and noise reduction
  • Lens corrections
  • Targeted Adjustment Tool
  • Color and luminance range masks
 
  The Photographer's Ephemeris
  • Powerful app for planning sun and moon light and direction
  • Using TPE maps
  • Finding and saving locations
  • Using Geodesics (line of sight)
  • Using Night Mode to plan Milky Way shoots
  • Much more
Advanced Photoshop
  • Creating, modifying and using selections
  • Non-destructive editing using layers
  • The immense power of luminosity masks
  • Paint with light and color
  • Smart objects
  • Channels - what are they used for?
 
  Photographing the Milky Way
  • Choosing the right gear (cameras, lenses, tripods, other)
  • Getting exposure right
  • How to set focus for tack sharp images
  • Composition
  • Post processing
Mastering the TK7 Panels in Photoshop
  • Luminosity masks
  • Zone masks
  • Rapid masks
  • Color masks
  • Infinity masks
  • Rapid mask modification tools
  • Actions
  • Creative actions
  • Using layer mask mode
  • Dodging and burning
  • Sharpening
 
  Your Choice
  • A subject not listed here
  • A combination of items listed here
  • You decide!
Exposure Blending in Photoshop
  • Exposure blending with one or two photos
  • Effective use of selections and masks
  • Use the Select and Mask tools to get your selections right
  • Blending modes
  • Smart Objects
  • Dodging and Burning
  • Luminosity masks
 
Why is one-on-one instruction better than classroom instruction?
  • The focus is entirely on you and your individual needs
  • You get to work on your own computer in a familiar setting
  • Less time is required than in a classroom setting
  • You receive training based on your schedule and needs...not someone else's
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