Center City Two-Three Day Intensive Digital Photography & Photoshop Basics Class for Beginners
Location possibilities : Reading Market Terminal, South Street,Independence Square,Rittenhouse Square,
Penn's Landing,Philadelphia Art Museum, Fairmount Parkj
Dates Available: April 22-26 , May 1-7 , 2011, Other dates available by appt
*Cost of the 2- Day Intensive Workshop - $ 550 per person , 3 day workshop - $ 850 per person
Hello friends. I will be visiting Philly again for a series of digital photography and photoshop workshops.
I came to Philly for the first time in Spring 2008 and had the best time. The cheesestakes at South St.
and the French Vanilla Ice Cream Soda was the best.
Come join me and my other students in the multi-day intensive digital media workshop.
Photography topics covered : Basic photography skills- lighting, exposure, composition,
How to use those fancy doodads on your camera, How to prevent blurry shots.
How to compose those colorful travel postcards ? Why flash improves your photo quality ?
How to photograph your friends and family in front of famous attractions ?
Learn to use only the most important controls on your digital SLR ( Nikon or Canon )
I will also teach you about color theory and art principles ( line,
shape, color, texture, perspective, that will improved your picture
taking skills. I give a hands-on teaching approach to all my students and make it
possible to teach technical subjects in a non-complicated way to beginners...At the end of the photo
workshop, you will learn new ideas, techniques, & photographic tips that will enhance your vision as a
photographic artist. A tripod will be required. Lots of photo techniques for capturing night
scenes will be discuss.
Photography subjects covered : Travel, architecture, landscape, cityscapes, seascapes, nature,animals,
portraiture, fashion,still life, abstracts,food,sports, automotive, closeups ( macro ), night photography
Photoshop topics covered. Here's a partial outline.
1) How to organize your files on your MAC and PC ?
2) Deciding when to shoot for JPEGS or RAW files ?
3) What other programs to use to speed up organizing and basic cleanup
other than Photoshop CS4 - Irfan View, Turbo Photo ( only $ 30), Photoshop Elements
4) How to resize images for print, web, and email usage. Print images
need to bebresize to 300 dpi. How to organize the files for each category.
5) Basic and advance color correction . Using both auto levels, auto
contrast, auto color and also adjusting color manually. Increasing and decreasing saturation
6) Work faster using keyboard shortcuts when using photoshop commands versus using the mouse.
How to use a Wacom tablet & pen for advance photoshop commands.
7) How to clean up unwanted elements such as spots, moles, dirt using clone tool , healing brush, etc.
A good example of unwanted elements is the dirt spots on highlights from a dirty sensor. Be sure to clean your UV filters on your lens
and turn on the clean sensor on your digital camera to minimize this annoying dark specks ( or white specks ) that shows up on your image.
8) How to set up with layers, masks, & selections to make rapid changes. Layers help you create multiple images and add text to your photography.
Create business cards, brochures, posters with this technique
9) Learn how to use filters & Photoshop plug-ins to make boring images exciting and dramatic.
10) Learn how to convert color to black and white. There are several ways to do it.
Our photo workshops are a lot of fun and very informative for the beginner. Your photo instructor is a full-time working photographer
who has been teaching the Photo Safari workshops for the last few years in San Diego, San Francisco, & New York . Elle G. also
works as a fashion & movie photographer in both LA and New York. When he is not working with clients, Elle is teaching private
photo workshops with his students.
Elle Gamboa Jr.
Visit my other photo safari websites http://www.usaphotosafaris.com/
24 hour message center- 949-436-8154
Reservations can be made by check or credit card through my Paypal Account
on my website. Or I can send an invoice through email.
Please send info about your digital camera model, lenses, flash, accessories & a list of goals and
objectives for attending our Two Day Intensive Digital Photography/Photoshop Workshop. Also all
students who have signed up for my workshop will be given a photo assignment prior to my arrival
in Philly. A list of books to be studied will be emailed to you.
I am looking forward to teaching you guys in Philly.
Elle Gamboa Jr.
cell 619 694-7522