Filtering by: Training

Apr
9
10:00 AM10:00

Adobe Lightroom: In Depth Look at the Develop Module

Sunday, April 9
10 AM - 1 PM
CSI Spadina (192 Spadina Ave. Toronto)
Cost: $45 + HST
SIGN-UP

 

We're running another Lightroom Workshop after the success of the last one we ran.

Adobe Lightroom has become the standard for post image processing. We've all used it but how many of us really know how to use it properly?

If you're tired of blindly pushing and pulling those adjustment sliders without really knowing what they do, this session for you.

We'll spend 3-hours using the DEVELOP MODULE deconstructing the tools used with many examples. 

We'll show you how to develop your images using techniques such as: 

- optimizing white balance to set the mood
- Colours adjustments
- Sharpness to make your images pop
- Targeted custom adjustments to bring out the essence of the image to align with your vision

By the end you'll have the confidence to process your images from RAW capture to the finished product that you can print or share online.

We'll meet at 215 Spadina Ave. at the beautiful Centre for Social Innovation space. Coffee and tea will be provided.

View Event →
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

ADOBE LIGHTROOM: IN DEPTH LOOK AT THE DEVELOP MODULE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016
10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

CSI SPADINA
215 SPADINA AVE , TORONTO

PRICE: CAD40.00 /PER PERSON
PAY ONLINE

 

Adobe Lightroom has become the standard for post image processing. We've all used it but how many of us really know how to use it properly? 

If you're tired of blindly pushing and pulling those adjustment sliders without really knowing what they do, this session for you.

 
 © Ariel Estulin

© Ariel Estulin

 © Ariel Estulin

© Ariel Estulin

We'll spend 3-hours using the DEVELOP MODULE deconstructing the tools used with many examples. 

We'll show you how to develop your images using techniques such as:

• optimizing white balance to set the mood 

• Colours adjustments 

• Sharpness to make your images pop

• Targeted custom adjustments to bring out the essence of the image to align with your vision

By the end you'll have the confidence to process your images from RAW capture to the finished product that you can print or share online. 

 © Louis Au

© Louis Au

 © Louis Au

© Louis Au

We'll meet at 215 Spadina Ave. at the beautiful Centre for Social Innovation space. Coffee and tea will be provided. 

View Event →
Sep
26
to Oct 3

Iceland's South Coast Photography Workshop

Join us for an unforgettable adventure in Iceland. This workshop takes us along the famous southern coastline. We'll see waterfalls, glacial lagoons, lava sand dunes and floating icebergs, sometimes all on the same day.

  Click on the image above for the Iceland gallery

Click on the image above for the Iceland gallery

Iceland is not a destination, it’s an adventure. A land of many contrasts, Iceland has often been called the “land of fire and ice” with its active volcanoes and massive glaciers. It has awe-inspiring raw and wild landscape that is truly unique. The breathtaking vistas make it a photographers’ paradise. From glacier lagoons to waterfalls, striking coastlines to black volcanic beaches, there is no shortage of things to photograph. The quality of light in Iceland is also exceptional due to its northerly altitude. With its unpredictable weather, the conditions can change in a matter of minutes, making chasing the light a real thrill. In the fall, be prepared to tag on the magical Aurora Borealis (northern lights) to the long shoot list.
 

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

  • accompanied by 2 professional photographers
  • small group with personalized attention
  • daily critique of your photography
  • Vik's famous dark sand beach
  • Glacial lagoon in Jökulsárlón
  • Vestrahorn mountains at sunset

OVERVIEW

  • Dates: Sept 26-Oct 3, 2016
  • Cost: $4600.00 USD
  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Limit: 8 participants
  • Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin
     

REGISTRATION at Outdoor Photo Journey

 


ITINERARY

DAY 1: Keflavík to Reykjavik
Accommodations: Reykjavik

You will arrive at Keflavík International Airport and from there take the Flybus directly to your hotel in central Reykjavik. We will all meet in the evening in the hotel lobby and go out for dinner where we will get acquainted the other participants and review the itinerary of the journey that awaits us.


DAY 2: Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Dyrhólaey, Reynisfjara
Accommodations: Vik

We’ll start our adventure early this morning. You will be picked up by bus and we’ll begin our journey eastwards along the southern coastline towards todays final destination of Vik. On your way we will stop to photograph two of Iceland’s most picturesque and popular waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.

Our first stop is Seljalandsfoss which has a 63 metres drop. A unique feature of this waterfall is that it allows visitors to walk behind the falls thus allowing one to shoot from all angles. Next we will head to Skógafoss, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. This is a massive waterfall with a 60 metre drop and a span of 25 metres. It is known for its thundering boom and rainbow yielding mist under sunny skies.

Travelling east again we arrive at the town of Vik. Here we’ll visit the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara. US Island Magazine voted this beach as one of the ten most beautiful beaches on Earth. Just offshore we’ll see towering sea stacks rising high above the surf. This area is one of the most impressive and beautiful locations in Iceland. The variety here is outstanding – sea stacks, basalt columnar pyramid and of course the black sand beach, continuously pounded by the North Atlantic surf. All-in-all an impressive first day to our adventure.


DAY 3: Vatnajökull National Park
Accommodations: Glacial Lagoon area

Today we continue eastward towards the magnificent area of Vatnajökull National Park and the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Vatnajökull National Park is one of Iceland’s most photographed areas because of its exceptional light and many shooting locations. We’ll stop along the way to photograph Svartifoss Waterfall, better known as the Black Fall. The falls is surrounded by dark basalt columns, which gives rise to its name.


DAY 4: Vatnajökull National Park
Accommodations: Glacial Lagoon area

Today we’ll focus on exploring Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. We’ll be shooting the ever-changing blue icebergs at the lagoon and the collection of crystal-clear ice chunks on the black volcanic sand beach. The receding glacier above the lagoon sheds icebergs of various shapes and sizes. This procession of icebergs eventually get washed out to the ocean through a narrow channel ending up on the black sand beach. The ice chunks that wash up here daily are like crystal sculptures of different shapes and sizes. You will never see the same scene twice at Jökulsárlón. After dinner, we will come back again and see if the Northern Lights will be on display.


DAY 5: Vatnajökull National Park
Accommodations: Glacial Lagoon area

Continuing east we’ll drive to explore Mt. Vestrahorn. Rising 450 meters above the black lava beach on the Stokksnes peninsula, this impressive mountain makes an excellent backdrop for your photographs. Here you can truly appreciate the the power of the Atlantic Ocean as waves crash onto the black sand with a mighty force. Sunset is the best time for getting golden coloured sand dunes and we’ll sure to be here to capture it.


DAY 6: Vík
Accommodations: Vík

Today we drive back towards the town of Vik. On our way we will explore waterfalls falling from magnificent cliffs, mountain peaks and glacial outlets, big mossy lava fields, wild horses and more sights we couldn’t photograph earlier. The south coast is packed with incredible photographic wonders, so we will choose our locations accordingly.

Arriving in Vík again, we will be shooting our sunset at Dyrhólaey. Dyrhólaey is a grassy, sculpted headland with a volcanic-sand beach and a huge 120 metre sea arch. This is also Iceland’s most southerly tip.


DAY 7: Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir National Park, Reykjavik
Accommodations: Reykjavik

Today we will visit Iceland’s “big three” natural attractions. Located along the famous Golden Circle route, Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area are Iceland’s most popular attractions.

Þingvellir National Park is Iceland’s most important historical site and it’s here that Vikings established the world’s first democratic parliament. At the park, you can witness the fissure-ridden rift valley pulled apart by the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The area features cliffs, grass-covered lava fields and the largest natural Lake Þingvallavatn at the southern end. This outstanding beauty offers excellent photographic opportunities. Within the park, there is a smaller waterfall named Öxarárfoss. It is a scenic spot with a unique geology.

Next we visit the geothermal area of the spouting hot spring Geysir. This is the original hot-water spout that all other spouting hot springs on earth are named after. Its neighbour Strokkur geyser erupts every 8-10 minutes and hurls boiling water up to 20 metres high.

And last but not least, the thunderous waterfall of Gullfoss. This powerful, two-tier waterfalls offer a stunning vista as the river plugs into a deep canyon. From afar, the river appears to vanish into the earth. Gullfoss is a unique waterfall geographically thus making it one of the most popular sights in Iceland.

After a full day of photography we will be heading to Reykjavik for the night.


DAY 8: Transfer to Keflavík Airport

We will be wrapping up our workshop at Reykjavík and depart to Keflavik airport for our flights home bringing with us fully loaded memory cards and unforgettable memories.

 Snæfellsnes Peninsular, Iceland

Snæfellsnes Peninsular, Iceland

View Event →
Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Adobe Lightroom Develop Module Workshop

November 8 Sunday 10 am - 3 pm
Cost: $150+HST

Instructor: Louis Au
Presented in association with:
Life After Digital Workshop at Colourgenics
 

For registration, you can send us an email

 Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

Lightroom is developed by Adobe as a photo workflow solution aimed at professional photographers and serious amateurs. It is designed to be an all-in-one toolbox for managing, editing and presenting large volumes of digital images.

In this workshop, we will have an in-depth look at Lightroom's Develop Module tool set and concentrate on learning the robust editing tools for processing raw captures to make your images shine.

We will be using both the instructor and participants' raw captures for demonstration and comparison throughout the session. Participants will each bring one sample file fully processed and the instructor will process the same set of raw captures using various editing tools within the Develop Module for comparison. As a bonus, each participant will enjoy a take-home print of his or her processed file. 


Topics Covered:

  • Smart Previews
  • Global Adjustments Overview
    • Colour Adjustments
    • Tonal Adjustments
    • Sharpening
    • Noise Reduction
  • Local Adjustments
    • Selective colour adjustments
    • Highlight and shadow recovery
    • Straighten, crop and rotate
    • Adjustment brushes
    • Advanced healing brush
    • Dust spots removal with Visualization tool
    • Lens correction
    • Perspective control with Upright
    • Radial filter and graduated filter
  • Syncing Settings

 

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This workshop is recommended for photographers with good working knowledge of Lightroom, who are interested in taking their raw captures to the next level.

*Participants should bring their own laptops with a working copy of Lightroom 5 or 6.


Life After Digital was conceived from a photographer’s lament that there is no life after digital: you shoot hundreds of frames and are locked up at the computer for the rest of the day if not days, organizing, adjusting and processing files.

The Life After Digital initiative consists of intimate seminars and artist talks in the IX Gallery. From time to time, we offer workshops aimed at demystifying and smoothing out the digital workflow.

In partnership with guest artists and experts, we will inspire you while giving you the tools to work more efficiently, produce quality images and in the process reclaim a good portion of your personal time. Particular attention will be given to print-oriented issues, for artists who would like to explore the potential of current technologies to open new doors and bring ideas to life.

The LAD mandate is to have fun. Our goals are to create a community spirit, encourage discussion, and foster a better understanding of the possibilities of digital imaging and printing.

 

View Event →
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Advanced Lightroom Workshop

This workshop is designed for more advanced Adobe Lightroom users wanting to get more in-depth knowledge of the Develop Module tool set and better their post-processing skills.

This a special private workshop for Granite Club and it is the second instalment of a 2-consecutive sessions. 

View Event →
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Advanced Lightroom Workshop

This workshop is designed for more advanced Adobe Lightroom users wanting to get more in-depth knowledge of the Develop Module tool set and better their post-processing skills.

This a special private workshop for Granite Club and it is the first instalment of a 2-consecutive sessions. 

View Event →
Aug
8
to Aug 10

Franklin Island Photo Workshop

  • Franklin Island Ontario Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Franklin Island is situated on Georgian Bay a short distance from the mainland. The rugged shoreline and windswept trees of Franklin Island provide unlimited opportunities in capturing beautiful landscapes.

Cost: $350

 Franklin Island.  Copyright © Louis Au 2013

Franklin Island.  Copyright © Louis Au 2013

OVERVIEW

FRANKLIN ISLAND WORKSHOP
2 nights/3 days

Space is limited to 6 participants only.
The workshop fee of $350 is payable at time of registration.

This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographer. We’ll be camping and sleeping under the stars but don’t think of this workshop as roughing it – far from it. A boat shuttle will take us to our designated spot where we’ll spend our weekend. We’ll have chairs, tables and even a laptop for reviewing images. All very civilized.

Franklin Island is located on the eastern shores of Georgian Bay. The landscape is classic Georgian Bay with low-lying terrain and exposed bedrock. The photographic opportunities here are endless. There is close to a kilometer of shoreline to explore and an excellent vantage point both for sunrise and sunset photos.

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Student to instructor ratio is 3:1. If you’re just a beginner, not to worry, we’ll cover the basics of camera control, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO – how and when to use them. Over the course of the weekend we’ll discuss composition and how to create engaging and powerful images by employing the rule of thirds, leading lines and depth of field.

Photo critique is a big part of the process. We’ll have a laptop on hand to review and critique your images. This gives you an opportunity for immediate feedback which is critical in the learning process. We’ll also show you how to post processing your images. In digital photography the image capture is just the beginning, the real fun is creating your images in post production.

Our overall goal for this workshop is to capture a sense of place in this unique landscape environment. If you have any other questions about this workshop, send us an EMAIL.

ITINERARY

August 15-17, 2014

The group meets Friday evening at 6pm at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Marina. Directions and a detailed list of equipment will be provided to workshop participants.

We’ll try organize car-pooling for participants coming from Toronto. If you need to rent outdoor gear White Squall Outfitters is the place to visit – just a short detour on your way in. If you’re coming from Toronto or Barrie, MEC has gear you can rent as well.

Day 1 (Fri):
We meet at 6pm at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Marina. An arranged boat shuttle takes us to our campsite, which will be our home for the next 2 days. We set-up and photograph the sunset. If the sky is clear we’ll have an excellent opportunity for some star photography as well.

Day 2 (Sat):
Up bright and early to capture the sunrise. After breakfast, we start today’s photo session with instruction and lots of photography. We’ll take a break for lunch and then back to photography. In the evening we gather for a group potluck dinner and then venture out for sunset. We’ll take some time on Saturday to go over the post production process and review images.

Day 3 (Sun):
An early morning start again to capture the sunrise. Breakfast, then more photography. Our boat shuttle arrives just after lunch to take us back to the put-in where we depart back home.

FAQs

Our workshop philosophy is really simple. You bring the gear, and we provide the photography instruction. It’s one of the ways we are able to make these workshops affordable.

What about meals?
You are of course welcome to bring your own meals. For those interested, this year’s workshop we’re offering a meal option. All meals are prepared on-site and are guaranteed to be delicious! Cost will be $100/person. This includes:
• Friday evening snacks
• Saturday. breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Sunday. breakfast and lunch
• Tea, coffee and drinking water
• Eating utensils (bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.)

What’s included in the workshop?
• boat shuttle to/from location
• expert photography instruction
• meals (if meal option is chosen)

What’s not included in the workshop?
• camera equipment
• camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags etc..)
• parking fees
• meals (if meal option is NOT chosen)
• transportation to/from location (we’ll try arrange carpooling with participants)

Still have more questions, send us an EMAIL.

View Event →
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Portraiture at Dusk Workshop

Cost $40

That single moment in time that we are captured in a photograph will one day share our story. Whether it’s a professional portrait or a selfie, we can all learn simple techniques to better capture our moments within our environment.

This workshop is designed to inspire creativity and push your portrait photography to the next level. You will learn to capture more creative and candid portraits by using both natural light and small flashes. We will also explore the fundamentals of lighting, posing and composition as part of your toolkit.

We encourage you to bring props to this workshop that you personally identify with; maybe it’s a guitar, artwork, or clothes. You’ll learn how to use these props within your environment to create striking portraits that identify you as a unique individual.

Location: 477 Richmond Street West, Suite 709, Toronto M5V 3E7
What to bring: DSLR or Mirrorless camera, and props.
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $40 (Ticket)

Skill level: For this workshop, a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is required. A good working knowledge of the equipment is necessary for hands-on exercise.

View Event →
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Workflow and Post-Production with Adobe Lightroom

 Adobe Lightroom 5 Develop Module.  Image copyright © Louis Au 2014

Adobe Lightroom 5 Develop Module.  Image copyright © Louis Au 2014

Lightroom is developed by Adobe as a photo workflow solution aimed at professional photographers and serious amateurs. It is designed to be an all-in-one toolbox for managing, editing and presenting large volumes of digital images.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • overview of Adobe Lightroom and digital workflow
  • importing your images and file management
  • setting up Collections and Smart Collections
  • inputting metadata/IPTC info
  • processing your raw files or jpegs
  • publishing your work through Publish Services
  • backing up Lightroom database
     

Level: Intermediate 

This workshop is recommended for any photographers who have working knowledge with Lightroom and are looking for a more robust digital workflow solution to manage their photo libraries.

Presented in association with Colourgenics
Cost: $125 + HST
RSVP: LAD@Colourgenics.com

*Participants should bring their own laptops for in-class exercises.

View Event →
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Advanced Adobe Lightroom 5 Workshop

Centre for Social Innovation Annex
720 Bathurst Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON  M5S 2R4
Cost: $60
Contact: info@f11project.com

AU_Guarani_6736_HDR.jpg


Workshop Outline

Lightroom is developed by Adobe as a photo workflow solution aimed at professional photographers and serious amateurs. It is designed to be an all-in-one toolbox for managing, editing and presenting large volumes of digital images.

In this workshop, you will learn:

• file management outside of Lightroom 
      file directory structure
      file naming
• file management in the Library Module
      leveraging Collections and Smart Collections 
• setting up metadata/IPTC info presets
• in-depth look at the Develop Module tool set
      global adjustments
      local adjustments 
• syncing settings
• Photoshop round-trip
• setting up print templates
• setting up web galleries for sharing
• book making
• merging catalogues
• backup strategy

This workshop is recommended for any photographers who are looking for a more in-depth knowledge of Lightroom 5 to handle their image assets.


*Participants should bring their own laptops for in-class exercises.

View Event →
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Adobe Lightroom Workshop

Lightroom is developed by Adobe as a photo workflow solution aimed at professional photographers and serious amateurs. It is designed to be an all-in-one toolbox for managing, editing and presenting large volumes of digital images.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • overview of Adobe Lightroom and digital workflow
  • importing your images and file management
  • setting up Collections and Smart Collections
  • inputting metadata/IPTC info
  • processing your raw files or jpegs
  • publishing your work through Publish Services
  • backing up Lightroom database

This workshop is recommended for any photographers who are looking for a more robust digital workflow solution to manage their photo libraries.

*Participants should bring their own laptops for in-class exercises.

COST: $60

 

View Event →