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.