PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO EDITING WORKSHOP - U.S.A.










A workshop designed to enhance your photographic skills, plus help you master Adobe Lightroom CC. March 18-22 in Wimberley, Texas.  
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: DSLR and Mirrorless Instruction
  • MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY: iPhone & Android 
  • WORKFLOW: Using Lightroom CC for Digital Asset Management 
  •   EDITING: Advanced Lightroom CC Instruction
WORKSHOP FEES AND SIGN-UP PROCEDURE 
Workshop Fee: $1,995 USD/Person All-Inclusive (See below for details)
Sign-Up Instructions:
Please request the Application Form/Contract PDF by emailing mark@markhemmings.com. When you have read through the PDF and are ready to join up, Mark will send you a PayPal invoice for the workshop amount. You can pay either with your own PayPal account or any major credit card that PayPal partners with.

Regardless of whether we feel it’s unfair or completely acceptable, the visual impact from the best photos that you see online is most often a result of skilled photo editing.

Because photo editing is so important in today’s photography, I would like to invite you to a unique photo workshop in Wimberley, Texas. We will be deep-diving into the technical and artistic considerations for taking great photos with our mobile device, mirrorless and DSLR’s cameras. And then we will transition to the editing process using Lightroom CC plus other photo editing apps.

The goal of this value packed 4 day workshop is to provide you with a complete photographic workflow . . . from the time you compose the shot to the time you share it with the world!

Taking the photo is just one aspect to the creative process. The entire photographic workflow doesn’t need to be a mystery! Discover how the pros create, edit, and safely store their valuable photos by joining us in Wimberley Texas this coming March, 2019.

My name is Mark Hemmings, an internationally recognized professional photographer and photo workshop instructor. And this year marks my 15th consecutive year of leading international photography workshops. I hope you consider joining me on this fantastic discovery of the complete photographic workflow. I want to help you create dynamic photographs using the power of Adobe Lightroom CC, which I believe is the best cloud-based photographic workflow software available.
Mark and Susan Hemmings
Your Hosts Mark and Susan Hemmings 
THE MARK HEMMINGS PHOTO 
PHOTOGRAPHY EDITING WORKSHOP
What it is, and how it can benefit you!
WHAT IS IT?
This workshop includes the following three elements: 
#1 Best Practices for creating images with your camera, regardless of camera type. iPhone, Android, DSLR and Mirrorless
#2 The art and science of professional level photo editing using Adobe Lightroom CC plus specialty editing apps
#3 A complete photographic workflow solution that keeps your photo collection organized and safely backed-up
The workshop runs from Monday evening and ends Thursday evening, and includes hotel accommodations until Friday morning.
WHO IS IT FOR?
This workshop is accessible to any photographer of any skill level, however it would most benefit beginner, intermediate, and advanced amateur photographers. We welcome mobile-only photographers as well, as the course content also works for iPhone and Android mobile photography.
WHEN IS IT?
The next Mark Hemmings Photo & Photography Editing Workshop is planned for Monday March 18 to Friday morning March 22 2019.
WHERE IS IT?
We have chosen Wimberley Texas as our preferred location due to a fantastic retreat center called The Cedars Ranch: www.thecedarsranch.com 

Wimberley is almost evenly split between San Antonio and Austin Texas. Click here to view the Google map view of Wimberley and the surrounding area.
WHO ARE YOU?
Mark Hemmings has been working as a professional photographer for two decades now, and an international photography workshop instructor since 2004. Check out his international photography portfolio at www.markhemmings.com

Susan Hemmings is the manager of Mark Hemmings Photography Inc. and keeps the engine running behind the scenes :)
THE COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKFLOW SOLUTION
4 Day Creative Boost Photo Workshop
From Mark Hemmings: “As I am now in my 15th year of consecutive international photo workshops, one common problem keeps popping up with almost all of my workshop participants . . . “how do I deal with the thousands of photos in my collection that I will never have time to deal with?” This problem is actually very serious, because when photographers feel bogged down with the back-end of photography, also known as the ‘workflow’, they lose a huge amount of creative impulse. An efficient photography workflow from start to finish is critical to maintain your creative edge. In fact, on this workshop I am going to teach you how to take LESS photos rather than more. Yes, that’s right . . . less quantity and higher quality is a major secret to maintaining excitement about the art of photography. I’ve prepared a complete A-Z solution for you, and I am really excited to share it with you in Texas this coming March!”

  •  CREATIVITY: Cultivate more creativity by reducing the volume of photos taken
  •  EFFICIENCY: Decrease your editing and image management time dramatically
  •  EMOTIONAL: Stay excited about photography even when editing photos every day 
WORKSHOP FORMAT
Monday March 18 is when participants will be arriving at the Cedars Ranch, our workshop location. As participants will be flying or driving in at various times of the day and evening, today is primarily a meet & greet time. We will have dinner catered to us at The Cedars, and in the evening we will be driven to our hotel.

Tuesday: We start out with breakfast and then a shuttle ride to The Cedars Ranch. Our morning session will be on ‘best practices’ for creating great photographs using advanced compositional techniques and unique ‘ways of seeing’ the world in front of our camera. This session will be an interactive slideshow presentation. We will break for a catered lunch, and then the afternoon session will be a very important introduction to the Lightroom CC mobile app camera for iPhone & Android. Even if you primarily use a larger camera for your photography, this session is essential for anyone who wants the ability to create great photographs 24/7. We don’t always have the luxury of having our DSLR cameras in our pockets! There will be plenty of breaks, and snacks/drinks will be provided. Supper time will be at an excellent restaurant. After supper (approximately 8pm) participants have free time to explore Wimberley or to return to the hotel. 

Wednesday: As with yesterday, we start out with breakfast and then a shuttle ride to The Cedars Ranch. Our morning session will be a practical photo shoot around the grounds of the Cedars Ranch, using both your larger cameras (if you have one), and/or your mobile device iPhone/Android cameras utilizing the advanced features of the Adobe Lightroom CC Raw camera app. We will break for a catered lunch, and then the afternoon session will be a lesson on Workflow Essentials. How do you transform your photography workflow into an efficient well-oiled machine? There will be plenty of breaks, and snacks/drinks will be provided. Supper time will be at an excellent restaurant. After supper (approximately 8pm) participants have free time to explore Wimberley or to return to the hotel.

Thursday: Because the morning time is the best light for practical photo sessions, we will once again use the grounds of the Cedars Ranch to gain new artistic and technical photographic skills. About mid-morning we will transition back inside and go through the entire workflow process. Priority will be given to editing techniques as well as exporting options for social media, web, printing, and sharing online to your won personal (and free!) Adobe Lightroom hosted webpage. After lunch we will continue this morning’s work if we didn’t fit everything in. After a mid-afternoon break it is time for all of us to work on our end-of-workshop slideshow party! Each person will submit their five favorite photos, plus their "fun photos" that they took of each other during the workshop. After dinner we will have our slideshow party, and they are always a lot of fun. Don't worry, this is not a photo critique! The slide-show is an enjoyment of your creative work regardless of what stage of photographic learning you are at. After the evening celebrations, everyone will be taken back to the hotel.

Friday is the end of our fun and informative workshop, and we will be sad to see everyone depart! After breakfast at the hotel or nearby cafe you will be free to head back home, taking with you a new mastery of the photographic arts plus a deeper understanding of the complete photographic workflow.
Discover the best Time-of-Day tips for incredible light
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Financial-Related FAQ
What is the price of this workshop? The price per person is $1,995 USD. There is no single supplement fee.

What does the $1,995 fee include? Welcome dinner Monday evening, all meals Tuesday to Thursday, breakfast Friday morning, as well as daily snacks and drinks at The Cedars Ranch. Your fee also includes a hotel room from Monday evening check-in to Friday morning check-out. Also included are all teaching materials and sessions. If you live in or near Wimberley and don’t need hotel accommodations, please contact us for a reduced price.

What does the fee NOT include? All participants are responsible to arrive at The Cedars Ranch on Monday, and depart from the Hotel Flora and Fauna Friday after breakfast. The workshop fee doesn't include any alcoholic drinks at the restaurants.

What is the payment schedule? The full amount is due upon signing up. 

What are the payment options? We send out PayPal invoices which allow you to pay with any major credit card plus your PayPal account if you so desire.

Is there tax on the workshop fee? Mark Hemmings Photography Inc. is a registered Canadian corporation, and as such does not charge any tax outside of Canada.

What is your refund/cancellation policy? If you cancel 60 days or more from the start of the workshop, you will receive a full refund of fees you have paid, minus a $500 USD administration fee. If you cancel 30-59 days from the start of the workshop, 50% of your workshop fee will be refunded. No refund will be given if canceling 29 days or less from the workshop start date. We can't make exceptions to our $500 non-refundable administrative fee policy. As we have a limited group size, an empty seat on a workshop is a significant loss to us, and this is our way of protecting ourselves. You may choose to purchase your own travel insurance that includes cancellations.

How do I know this is a legitimate workshop and not a scam? Mark has been a professional photographer from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada since 1997. Please do a Google search for Mark Hemmings Photography to see what the internet has to say about him, and feel free to check Mark’s personal website: www.markhemmings.com. Mark’s Facebook page is www.facebook.com/markhemmingsphotography and his Instagram page is www.instagram.com/markhemmings. Also, CBS News did a feature on Mark’s Photo Tours to Japan. Photos: http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/snow-monkeys-of-japan Video: https://vimeo.com/156173906
Workshop-Related FAQ
How do I sign up? The sign up instructions are included in a section below.

How many participants will be on this workshop? The cap is 12 participants, which allows us to give you the maximum amount of attention.

Do you accommodate special dietary needs? We do our best to make everyone happy with great food, and will work hard to have food that is good for you to eat. The best thing to do is email us with your specific dietary requirements before you sign-up, and we can get back to you with an answer.

Can my spouse come as a non-participant? Spouses are welcome to stay with you at the hotel and come with the group to the evening meals at the restaurants, but we ask that they do not take part in any of the sessions at the ranch. Please contact us if you have a non participating spouse and we will help with the hotel arrangements.

Is there a Single Supplement extra fee? No, we want to welcome single participants as much as we welcome couples.

Is it ok to bring my teenage Granddaughter? Certainly! 13 is the minimum age for workshop attendance.

What is your history teaching photo workshops? 2004 South Korea. 2005 Japan and Hungary. 2006 Japan and Hungary. 2007 Japan and Hungary. 2008 Japan and Mexico. 2009 Japan and Mexico. 2010 Japan, Hungary, Mexico, and Romania/Transylvania. 2011 Romania/Transylvania and Mexico. 2012 Mexico. 2013 Mexico. 2014 Mexico. 2015 Mexico. 2016 Japan and Mexico. 2017 Japan and Mexico. 2018 Greece, Japan and Mexico. 2019 Italy, Greece, Caribbean, Mexico, Jordan and Japan. 2020 New Zealand
Photography-Related FAQ
I am a complete photographic beginner. Will I be the "weak link"? Not at all! Complete beginners have the advantage of not picking up any bad habits. This will be the perfect start for your newly started creative photography art form.

I am an experienced advanced amateur photographer. Will I get anything out of this workshop? Quite possibly, however there will certainly be aspects of this workshop that you already know. However if you are advanced, but want to switch over to the Lightroom CC cloud-based workflow, then you will certainly get a lot out of this workshop. 

What kind of camera and equipment do I need for this workshop? Any camera will do. DSLR's, Mirrorless, point & shoot, iPhones and Android devices are all welcome. A tripod would be useful (inexpensive plastic tripods are fine), and ideally a laptop or iPad/tablet for downloading and editing your photos.

How will we edit our photos? Mark will be teaching photo editing using Adobe Lightroom CC (both the desktop and iPhone/Android version). Before the workshop he will give links and download information for the software that you will be using.
Express yourself by experimenting with abstract photography 
WORKSHOP FEES AND SIGN-UP PROCEDURE 
Workshop Fee: $1,995 USD/Person All-Inclusive (See below for details)
Sign-Up Instructions:
Please request the Application Form/Contract PDF by emailing mark@markhemmings.com. When you have read through the PDF and are ready to join up, Mark will send you a PayPal invoice for the downpayment amount. You can pay either with your own PayPal account or any major credit card that PayPal partners with.
Learn how to compose photos like the pros
WORKSHOP HOST ROLES
Mark and Susan Hemmings
Mark loves teaching the art and science of photography, and is looking forward to helping you master your own camera. Mark's desire is that your camera (regardless of make and model, mobile or DSLR) be used as the chosen tool for creative self expression. With Mark's artistic and technical proficiency, plus Susan's admin acumen, we are very confident that you will depart the workshop with a very high level of expressive creativity! 
Mark: Workshop Instructor
Susan: Workshop Admin
CONTACT-SOCIAL-EXTRA INFO
Contact Us
Mark and Susan Hemmings can be contacted via email: mark@markhemmings.com. Susan's Canadian phone number is 506-898-0388. We are always happy to chat with you!
Connect With Us
About Wimberley, Texas
www.visitwimberley.com has a wealth of information regarding Wimberley's sights and attractions.
Trip Advisor has a Top 15 list that is worth checking out!
Texas Monthly also shares a definitive list for Wimberley.
WORKSHOP FEES AND SIGN-UP PROCEDURE 
Workshop Fee: $1,995 USD/Person All-Inclusive (See below for details)
Sign-Up Instructions:
Please request the Application Form/Contract PDF by emailing mark@markhemmings.com. When you have read through the PDF and are ready to join up, Mark will send you a PayPal invoice for the downpayment amount. You can pay either with your own PayPal account or any major credit card that PayPal partners with.
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Mark Hemmings Photography Inc.
mark@markhemmings.com
506-898-0204 (Canadian Number) 
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