If your pictures are not good enough you are not close enough - Robert Capa
New Free Webinar: David Saffir’s End-to-End Workflow for Creative Photographers
from the press release:
“Join X-Rite and Nik Software for an hour with David Saffir, internationally recognized, award winning portrait, commercial photographer and fine art printmaker. He is the author of the book Mastering Digital Color: A Photographer’s and Artist’s Guide to Controlling Color, published by Thomson. His second book, focused on his photography, is titled The Joy of Discovery, and was published in Spring 2009.
This webinar will teach fundamentals of end-to-end workflow for creative photographers, from pre-visualization through color management, capture and selected image editing techniques.
We will focus on landscape and scenic imagery. Using the latest tools from Nik and X-Rite,
David will demonstrate his workflow using X-Rite i1 Pro solutions and his techniques with Nik’s Viveza 2 and Silver Efex Pro to achieve the best quality from his images.
Who Should Attend:
• Landscape and Nature Photographers
• Commercial Photographers
• Environmental Portrait and Wedding Photographers
• Fine Art Photographers
• Anyone interested in a creative, color managed workflow
Two sessions will be held on the same day.
Register for your choice of times. Be sure to register today and arrive early for the webinar. Space is limited and they will fill up quickly.
David Saffir’s End-to-End Workflow for Creative Photographers
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:00-10:00 AM PDT (check your time zone!)
REGISTER HERE: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/316251139
David Saffir’s End-to-End Workflow for Creative Photographers
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT (check your time zone!)
REGISTER HERE: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/858816979
Learn more about David Saffir at http://www.davidsaffir.com
A very cool video, Africa’s glory! Amazing clips from BBC documentary ‘Great Rift’ (2010).
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams
Dan is one of those photographers who has “the gift” for nature, wildlife, and other photography. His images appear around the world, in a wide range of publications. He also offers a number of excellent field workshops, including his famous Polar Bear expeditions, Kenya, the Everglades, and more! I strongly encourage you to visit his web site – articles, images, and workshop listings abound!! :) He’s a good friend, and an excellent teacher and communicator – you’re sure to gain in your photography and your portfolio.
707 Bridger Drive, Suite D
Bozeman, Montana 59715
This new article (which I authored) is posted on the HP Pro Photo Blog, you can access it via
this link: Add Real Value to Your Fine Art Prints
Santa Fe Workshops has published its new Course Catalog for Summer / Fall 2009. You can find the PDF here:
New Photoshop Workshops Scheduled in July in California can be found here.
I tried the poll tool provided by WordPress. It is a snap to use, and it provided valuable information for my work within a couple of days.
The poll I designed asked selected questions about topics for teaching sessions, and methods of communication. Questions were composed using input from students attending workshops, sending email inquiries, and the like.
Responses are listed in descending order (multiple choice so will not tally to 100%). These should be considered to be general indicators, not statistically precise measurements.
Screen to Print Match 18%
Selective Color Adjustment in Photoshop 14%
Image Sharpening 10%
Inkjet Printing 8%
Color Management Workflow 9%
Creating Panoramas 4%
I prefer to go to workshops 14%
I prefer to download written guides 10%
I prefer video lessons 8%
If you look to the right of this page for the post links, you will see that these results motivated me to write a post on Screen to Print Match. The impact was just amazing – both from a traffic standpoint and comments received, private and public.
I encourage you to suggest topics to me. I’ll collect them, and as people’s interests converge, I’ll write about them.
Track One: Photoshop, Adobe Camera RAW, Bridge, Lightroom. Image editing, printing, and publishing
Join us in a practical, real world learning environment!
This is a multi-part series that enables photographers and other artists to use Adobe image editing productseffectively and efficiently. I use a goal-oriented, hands-on approach. Sessions are divided into segmentswhich deal with specific issues. You’ll go home and get results!
- Session One, Photoshop – Turbo Portrait Retouching, July 19
- Session Two, Landscape and Scenic Imagery, July 26
- Session Three, Using Adobe Products to Design and Create A Photo Book, August 16
Session cost is $89 per person. Register before June 19 and pay only $79.
Workshop Session One, Track One: Photoshop – Turbo Portrait Retouching™
July 19, 2009, 9 am to 5 pm. Location: Santa Clarita, California (address TBA) Laptops encouraged. Students are also encouraged to bring theirown images to work on.
- Skin – women, men, children
- Eyes – sparkle makes the image
- Hair – dealing with flyaways, trailers, and more
- Lips – developing contours, dimensionality, color
- Contours – the 3-D face, the “gentle nose job”, and more
- Glasses – reflections, dust, eye magnification
- Blemishes – wipe em out in minutes
- Teeth – “you’ll wonder where the yellow went….”
- Clothing – rumples, wrinkles, and colors that go bump in the night
- Coping with group portraits – goofy faces, out of places, blinkies, and missing persons
- Production – preparing the image for the lab or your printer
Workshop Session Two, Track One:Landscape and Scenic Imagery
July 26, 2009 9 am to 5 pm. Location: Santa Clarita, California (address TBA) Laptops encouraged. Students are also encouraged to bring theirown images to work on.
- Tips and Tricks in Camera RAW – get that image ready for prime time!
- Matching color in multiple images
- Full- Frame Color – fast track to whole-image color control
- Selective Color – adjusting selected colors to make an image “pop”
- Lighting – adjusting luminance of the entire image, or selected areas
- Creating that cool 3D look- dimensionality and depth with two key Photoshop tools
- Recovering highlight detail, restoring shadow detail – two techniques for success
- Poor man’s HDR – combining exposures for extra bounce
- Create front to back depth of field and sharpness – landscapes and closeup shots
- Intelligent Sharpening – crisp details, no halos!
- Converting to Black and White – using color adjustments to enhance a black and white image, the Black and White Filter, toning, and more.
- Choosing print media for appearance, longevity, marketability
- Providing a Certificate of Authenticity with each print sold
Workshop Session Three, Track One: Design and Create A Photo Book
August 16, 2009, 9 am to 5 pm, Location Santa Clarita, California (address TBA) Laptops encouraged. Students are also encouraged to bring theirown images to work on.
- Matching your work to a book design – large or small? wide or tall? and more!
- Creating a theme – subject, color palette, storytelling
- Choosing images
- Matching images that share a page or spread
- Creating the cover, and each page, including layout options
- Image editing for your book – step by step
- Preparing your book for printing
- Managing costs through good design
- Selecting a book printing service
- Distributing your book – as a product, and as your portfolio
Pricing and Registration Information:
- Each session is $89. Pre-registration is required.
- If you register for the first class by June 19, session cost is reduced to $79.
- Register for two or more sessions, register before June 19, cost is $138.
- Use Paypal or Google Checkout.
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