John Shaw is one of the most renowned and respected nature photographers working today. For more than 30 years he has been making a name for himself with exceptional wildlife and landscape photography. He is also considered by many to be one of the foremost educators in both nature and digital photography.
Now you can learn directly from John when you attend one of our Weekend Photography Seminars.
While many professional photographers possess great skill behind the lens or in the digital darkroom, few share John’s unique ability to teach these skills to others. Through his many wonderful books, videos, articles and workshops, he has helped thousands of photographers improve their images with his insight and experience.
Seminars over the past several years were very well-received and well-attended so we are continuing with John's highly-acclaimed seminars
in multiple cities. Space is limited, so we strongly recommend early registration.
John’s teaching style is clear, concise and highly informative. When the weekend is over, attendees will have a solid understanding of many basic and advanced principles related to nature photography and the digital darkroom. Throughout the seminar there will be plenty of time for John to answer questions.
Each two-part seminar will take place over a weekend with one full day devoted to nature photography and the second day covering the digital darkroom and workflow. The two seminar days can be purchased as a package or separately by day.
From the moment you arrive on Saturday morning until the time you leave Sunday afternoon, you’ll be learning tips, techniques and tricks that will move your photography into overdrive!
Enrollment is limitedreserve your space today! Registration at the door is limited to available seats.
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Day One: Nature Photography
An entire day is devoted to capturing the best nature images possible on digital camera or film. John draws upon his decades of experience as
a photographer, teacher and author to offer concrete, easy-to-understand methods for improved nature photography. Through slide-illustrated lectures John will share numerous proven techniques—from basic to advanced—that you can put to use right away. Among the areas covered are exposure/metering; pre-visualizing images and composing better shots; lens selection for a variety of situations; close-up and macro nature photography; using flash and fill-flash; creating dramatic, high-impact landscape photographs; tips on photographing wildlife and much more.
You’ll leave with many new ideas to take your photography to the next, higher level!
Day Two: Digital Workflow & Software Choices
Everyone who uses a digital camera quickly learns one fact: We’re producing many more images than we ever did with film cameras. How to deal
with the overload of image files is this day’s topic. John has been shooting digital cameras for the past eight years, and has been using Photoshop even longer—since version 4 became available. He will discuss which file formats to shoot, and how to interpret the camera’s
histogram. Then he will teach you step-by-step his process for handling these files: how to download and correctly rename files; the use
of browsing and cataloging software and the differences between them; how to process images in RAW file converters; the efficient storage and
retrieval of files; and the use of third-party software. During the afternoon session he will show you how to work with Lightroom and Photoshop to polish
your images. You’ll learn about color management; the use of adjustment layers; dodging and burning techniques; and stitching panoramic images.
John will teach you how to get optimal results when printing your images through proper printer setup and selection of paper profiles. In short, this day will cover how John deals with the digital workflow, from capture to final presentation.
8:008:30 AM Sign in and John Shaw print preview
8:30Noon Seminar begins promptly at 8:30 AM. Mid-morning break around 10:30 AM.
Noon1:00 PM Lunch (meals are not included in the seminar fee)
1:00 PM4:00 PM Seminar resumes promptly at 1:00 PM. Mid-afternoon break around 2:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to bring camera equipment to the seminar, but you will want to bring something for taking notes.
Pre-registration ends at noon Pacific Time on the Friday prior to each seminar. After that, you must register at the door on the morning of the seminar.
John's prints will be available for purchase during seminar breaks.