October 2014 – Oakland CA

PHOTO WORKSHOP: wotf_logoCREATING REALISTIC HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGES – with master photographer and author Sean Arbabi

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014, 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM

LocationWorkshops On The Farm, Oakland, CA 94619, 925-855-8060

Fees: $175 (includes lunch)

Aria City Center at duskDescription: Ever wonder how to produce High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery but don’t have a clue where to start? Have you created an HDR and unpleased with the surreal results? Come and join us on a Saturday to learn how to create unique scenes that fit into this new amazing form of advanced digital exposure. Sean will teach you how to capture and process images illustrating a full range of realistic tones using your DSLR and laptop.

Our workshop will start with an hour how-to indoor presentation, head out for a field session to capture a few scenes, then return to the barn classroom to process our shots. After a break for an afternoon snack and completing the lecture, we will head into Redwood Regional Park to capture late afternoon light and sunset putting our newfound HDR knowledge to the test. This class for digital photographers, best for intermediate and advanced students, but all levels are welcome.

What to Bring:Laptop (Sean will be teaching using Google/Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2 on a Mac), DLSR or mirrorless camera with manual functions and tripod is a must, a few lenses, extra memory cards, and a carrying bag. Please bring comfortable hiking or walking shoes, and a warm jacket and hat.

About Sean: As a full-time commercial photographer for 23 years, Sean captures everything from adventure to wildlife, landscapes to people, travel to studio work and brings enthusiasm, 30 years of experience, powerful presentations, and high quality work to educate, entertain, and inspire.  During his career, his work has appeared around the world in numerous countries, publications, and with clients including Amazon, California Division of Tourism, Microsoft, National Geographic, The New York Times, Outside, Sunset, Timex, The Travel Channel, and Via.  Besides bringing a wealth of photographic knowledge and experience, Sean has a passion for turning what he sees in front of him into a powerful photograph that connects with others. His first book, The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure (Random House – January 2009), and various articles for Outdoor Photographer, Petersen’s Photographic, and Photoshop User magazine are testaments to Sean’s passion and knowledge of the subject.  He brings his unique perspective on each topic with a touch of real world scenarios, as well as a philosophical angle to tap into his thought process and your unique view of the natural world.  In over 15 years of teaching photography in the field and online, Sean has the knack for helping students rise to another level with their work.  You will come away inspired with extra tools to improve your skills and stretch your photographic imaginations.

Register:  Go to: workshopsonthefarm.com/realistic-hdr/, call Sean at (925) 855-8060, or email: sean@workshopsonthefarm.com

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