Photography Classes and Workshops

2018 Byron Will Photography Classes and Workshops

"An artist must first of all respond to his subject, he must be filled with emotion toward that subject and then he must make his technique so sincere, so translucent that it may be forgotten, the value of the subject shining through it."

~ Robert Henri, Artist

Improving mastery with your camera and processing is one of the themes this year. There are many technical issues to master, but the more they are covered, the more time and artistic freedom you have. The more you can immerse yourself in your subject with a solid knowledge of your tools, the better your photography will be.

Adobe Lightroom has been on the move with some new tools. I would like to include a few moves in Photoshop as well in my PCC class.

Second theme is in capturing and getting in touch with your photographic subject, and getting out and enjoying making photographs!

 


Classes with Portland Community College


PCC Winter Term, 2018

Organizing and Editing with Adobe Lightroom Classic

PCC Winter Term, 2018
Nine Tuesday Evening Classes, January 16th - March 13th, 2018
6:30p - 8:50p.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LogoLearn to organize your files, add keywords, adjust images and refine output for print and the web with this professional and fun software. Bring your laptop or just follow along and take notes.

10 Participants

Classes will be held at the Hollywood Senior Center

This class is now completed


Advanced Editing with Adobe Lightroom Classic

PCC Spring Term, 2018
Six Tuesday Evening Classes, April 10th- May 15th, 2018
6:30p - 8:50p.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LogoWe will explore more advanced processing techniques and use of tools in the Develop Module in Lightroom. We will work on a few examples and techniques, as well as spending time with your own images and processing challenges. We may also do some printing in class.

10 Participants

Classes will be held at the Hollywood Senior Center

This class is currently full.



 

2018 Byron Will Photography Private Classes and Workshops

Registration is now open. See Registration and Payment details below


Spring in the Columbia Gorge-Columbia Hills State Park
One Day Workshop

Two Workshops

All Day Thursday, April 19th, 8:00a- Sunset

All Day Saturday, April 21st, 8:00a- Sunset

It’s Spring and the Gorge is alive with color. From macros of flowers to landscapes, there are endless possibilities. As the water and flowers can vary from year to year, we will visit the areas that are the most promising photographically. We will shoot all day until dusk.

Five participants in our group. Full details, an itinerary and a list of suggested gear will be e-mailed to you.

$165.00/person

These workshops are now completed. Thank you for attending.


Working with Exposure and Depth of Field (DOF)

Saturday, May 12th, 2018, 10a – 2:30p

A one day intensive class to get a good working idea of your camera's dynamic range, setting exposure, interpeting histograms, ISO and it's effects on image quality, Exposing to the Right (ETTR) and other digital exposure mysteries.

In the afternoon we will discuss Depth of Field, developing a workable approach you can use in your work regarding the variables of focal length and aperture. Handouts will be provided.

Rating: Intermediate to Advanced

Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Exposure: 10a - 12p
Lunch: 12p - 12:30p
DOF: 12:30p - 2:30p

Six participants

$65.00/person

This workshop is currently full. Thank You!
Please contact me to be put on the wait list.


Focus Stacking

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, 10a - 2:30p

Take multiple exposures while manually changing the areas of focus, then combine them with software for a final image with the depth of field you desire. We will discuss various workflow approaches for different subject matter from flowers to landscapes.

In the afternoon we will use the focus stacking tool in Photoshop to combine your exposures into one image. Other software tools will be discussed.

Rating: Intermediate to Advanced

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Approaches to Focus Stacking: 10a - 12p
Lunch: 12p - 12:30p
Focus Stacking in Photoshop: 12:30p - 2:30p

Six participants

$65.00/person

This workshop is currently full. Thank You!
Please contact me to be put on the wait list.


Matting Workshop

Saturday, June, 16th, 2018

Cut mats and foam backing and combine them to create a beautifully matted photograph ready to frame. We will be using the classic book style matting procedure. Single and Double thick (more challenging!) mats will be available.

Mat, tape, foam backing and other supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own matboard to cut if you desire a particular color/type of mat. Prints up to 16” on the long side should be manageable for mats about 20"-21"

An Overview, suggestions and information on frame sizes or making a custom mat for a custom frame size will be sent to you.

Rating: Some comfort working with sharp tools is helpful, but not necessary.

Saturday, June, 16th, 2018
Two Sessions, Four participants per session
9a - 12:30p
1p - 4:30p

$75.00/person (includes all the stuff)

This workshop is currently full. Thank You!
Please contact me to be put on the wait list.


North Oregon Coast Two Day Workshop

Wednesday Evening, September 12th to Thursday Evening September 13th, 2018

We will meet for dinner at 6:00p, then photograph evening light with a low tide at sunset.

On Thursday, we will start early in the morning with a low tide at the beautiful sea stacks and beach at Cape Falcon Beach or Arch Cape Beach. After a break and lunch we will have a 4 hour Lightroom editing session.

After dinner, as the tide recedes, we will hike to Silver Point or another beach. A busy 24 hours! Some modest hiking.

Four participants in our group. Full details, an itinerary and a list of suggested gear will be e-mailed to you. You'll need to bring your laptop for the Lightroom session.

Intermediate to Advanced

$205.00/person

This workshop is currently full. Thank You!
Please contact me to be put on the wait list.


Fall Workshops

Fall in the Columbia Gorge Workshop

Date to be determined.

Weather, water and color in the Columbia Gorge will be areas of concentration. Weather and fall color will determine our shooting locations. We will shoot the entire day, starting at 8:00a, returning to Portland in the evening.

Five participants in our group. Full details, an itinerary and a list of suggested gear will be e-mailed to you.

All Levels

$150.00/person

This workshop is currently full. Thank You!
Please contact me to be put on the wait list.

Note: I likely will be adding a second workshop. There are currently 4 on the wait list for a second workshop


Weather and Outdoor Photography

Date to be determined.

An overview of using various online tools and observation to help determine the advent of conditions that may be more conducive to outdoor photography, both at the coast and inland.

Determining sun and moon positions and moon phases will also be discussed.

A list of recommended web sites and apps will be included.

Rating: All levels

6 participants

Saturday, TBD
Weather: 10a - 12p
Lunch: 12p - 12:30p
Tides, Moon and Sun: 12:30p - 2:30p

$65/person

This workshop is currently full. Thank You!
Please contact me to be put on the wait list.



Payment and Registration

Payment is due within two weeks to confirm your place. Check only, Thank You! Please send check to:

Byron Will Photography
3334 NE 19th Ave.
Portland, OR 97212

Full Refunds are available four weeks before the workshop. With less than four weeks before the workshop, your payment is not refundable, but you will receive 1/2 credit towards another workshop.

You will also receive a full refund or, if you choose, a full credit, if the workshop is cancelled.

Questions, Suggestions or Comments, please email or call>

 


Customized Individual Instruction, Custom Lectures and Workshops for Clubs and Organizations

Individual instruction in photography, organizing your images or editing and printing your images is available by arrangement. $50 first hour/$35 subsequent hours. $35/hr. for former students and workshop participants.

I have also given lectures and workshops on photography and Adobe Lightroom for clubs and organizations. These talks are customized for your Organization's needs and interests.

Please inquire>


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