Shooting Digital with a Plan

The Art of Blending Vision and Workflow

July 14, 2012 9:30am to 4:30pm

$69.95 per person

If you’ve been shooting film for years or just beginning with digital, you’ve noticed that the digital sensor responds to exposure differently. Exposure and your vision for your photo is directly connected to your work flow. We’ll show you how to visualize the scene before you and plan at that time how you will use your workflow to get it. The objective is to minimize your time in front of the computer and maximize the time behind the camera. The plan is getting it right in the camera and nor relying on Photoshop to fix it.

Shooting Digital with a Plan seeks to do just that by helping you understand how sensors respond to light by showing you how ISO, noise and density are interrelated. We’ll reveal secrets of digital exposure and help to understand how histograms are formed and how they can be helpful as well as detrimental to your plan. We’ll explore the debate as to whether you should buy a zoom or a fixed focal length lens and help you make the decision on choosing between an f/2.8 and f/4 lens.

  • What’s a histogram and what to watch out for?
  • Introduction to HDR, time-lapse and panoramas.
  • Processing digital images and knowing when to stop.
  • What good is composition and how can I manage perspective?
  • Do tilt/shift lenses really work and when should I use them?
  • How should I store my images and what about archiving and planning for the future?

The day’s itinerary:

  • 9:30am ā€” 12:00pm Lecture (KSP Gallery)
  • 12:00pm ā€” 1:30pm Break
  • 1:30pm ā€” 4:30pm Lecture

Our instructor is Dave Henry. He is a Canon freelancer and professional photographer and has been widely published for over 30 years in just about every medium you can think of. Early in his career he worked for a couple of camera companies, including Canon, and has spent the last 27 years as a photographer at The Sacramento Bee. For over 30 years he has taught seminars and led photography workshops all over the world. He’s an early pioneer in digital photography beginning with Photoshop 1. His commercial work ranges from architectural, aerial, advertising,editorial, food and commercial photography to his personal work in landscapes. We are sure you will enjoy his warm, energetic and engaging style.

To reserve space in this popular workshop, you can call us at (650) 327-8996 or sign up online.