Canceled: Stump the Lightroom Experts


Instructors: Fred Carter, Olya Gary, Paul Italiano

Date: 8 March 2020, 1pm-4pm

Location: Da Digs

220 California Ave
Suite 115A/B
Palo Alto Ca 94306

Price: $130 for members, $170 non-members

Sign up: Members, Non-members

So, you have Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  You believe that you are reasonably familiar with it, but there are just some things that bother you.  Either you don’t know how to do something or things just aren’t operating the way you think they should. You don’t see others having your particular issues.

Well, this class is for you.  Most likely, you aren’t the only person who’s encountered these issues. (And if you are, you won’t be the last!). We have all been stymied by Lightroom and/or Adobe at times, so it’s time to figure out how to move past these issues.

Bring your issues, unexpected behavior, or other questions — places you think you could use some help.  Things that may be of interest include, but are certainly not limited to the following.

  • Organizing Images
  • Finding Images
  • Lightroom Mobile & Synchronization
  • Preview Issues
  • Performance Issues
  • Workflow
  • Printing Issues

This class will try and help to explain these behaviors, work around them, and/or work through approaches to resolve new situations.  For the best results from this class, please submit issues that you would like to explore when you sign up. You may submit via the #stumptheexperts channel on Slack, or via email to g.fred.carter@gmail.com.  Class size will be limited to 3-5, so please sign up (non-members) early.

We may have some questions to get folks thinking, but we, collectively, are more likely to be successful if you bring in issues that you are having. And, as Lr users ourselves, we know that there are issues you’re having!  It’s the nature of the beast.

Important: If we do not have a minimum size with questions a week before the class, we are likely to cancel the class. So please sign up and let us know what you wish to talk about.  You can bring further questions to the class, but please let us know some starters ahead of time.

New 6-month pre-visualization workshop starts on February 1st!

This workshop is geared from the serious amateur to the professional photographer interested in improving their skills and is the prerequisite for the one-year advanced study Pre-Visualization Workshops. Members from Dischler’s current and previous six-month and one-year Pre-Visualization Workshops continue to receive public recognition for their work in juried and non-juried local, regional, national and international art and photography exhibits.
  • For more details on the workshop, click here
  • To see the session dates and sign up, click here

Walkabout Journey at the San Mateo County Fair, June 8-9

Walkabout Journey
San Mateo County Art Fair
With Richard Dischler Photo Workshop (RDPW)

Edward Weston stated, “If you can see your feet, you can see a photograph.” If you really open your eyes and observe your surroundings,
you will discover exciting and unique images right where you walk.

We invite you to experience a Walkabout adventure at the San Mateo County Arts Fair during a two-day workshop. Bring one camera—or a cell phone—and a healthy dose of enthusiasm and curiosity.

Richard Dischler will serve as a guide, and other members of the original RDPW will be available for one-on-one coaching. Afterward, there will be an image review and critique.

So come have some fun, and see where this journey takes you.

PLACE: San Mateo County Fair at the San Mateo County Events Center
DATE: June 8th and June 9th
TIME: meet at the Galleria 10am on the 8th
COST: $69.99
REGISTER: Richard@richarddischler.com

A pre-fair orientation will be offered at the Dischler Photo Workshops in Palo Alto to all registrants of the Walkabout on June 2nd at 11:30 am. Address 220 California Ave Suite 115A/B.

The Richard Dischler Photo Workshops is in its tenth year and continues to break new ground in the field of photographic education. Members from Dischler’s workshops continue to receive public recognition for their work in juried and non-juried local, regional, national and international art and photography exhibits.

New 6-month pre-visualization workshop starts on June 1st!

This workshop is geared from the serious amateur to the professional photographer interested in improving their skills and is the prerequisite for the one-year advanced study Pre-Visualization Workshops. Members from Dischler’s current and previous six-month and one-year Pre-Visualization Workshops continue to receive public recognition for their work in juried and non-juried local, regional, national and international art and photography exhibits.

  • For more details on the workshop, click here
  • To see the session dates and sign up, click here

One-Light Workshop, December 9th

One-Light Workshop

Benton Street Studio

1105 Benton Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050

December 9, 2018

10:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

We all have experience with a one-light workshop every day of our lives:  The sun, the biggest, brightest light source.  We watch it rise, change color temperature throughout the day, filter through clouds, create rainbows in the rain, shine boldly in clear blue skies, and set itself against a million different backdrops.

In this hands-on workshop, we will demonstrate the use of one light source for portrait lighting.  You will be able to see the effect of one light source from different angles on the portrait subject and how you, the photographer, can impart, evoke, and provoke different emotions and reactions.  It is an exciting photographic adventure.

What to bring:

  • A camera
  • Laptop with imaging software (RDPW preference for Adobe Lightroom)
  • Comfortable attire
  • A sense of humor (It goes a long way)

This class is for those interested in refreshing and improving their skills and taking their photography to the next level.  At the end of this workshop, if you wish to continue, you are invited to enroll in the Richard Dischler Photo Workshop (RDPW), with its focus on pre-visualization techniques and philosophy, which will help you reinforce what you have learned and enable you to continue your momentum.

Through this Workshop, you will discover—and hone—your own, unique photographic voice.  You will also be better prepared for more in-depth lighting sessions being offered.

Most students finish this one-day lighting workshop with greater enthusiasm for their photography and a hunger for learning more.  Please join us and our growing community of local photographic talent.

Fee:  $249 ($189 for RDPW Members)

Sign Up Now!

Limited to 10

For more information, please visit https://www.richarddischler.com on these and other class offerings.

One-Light Workshop on October 20

One-Light Workshop

Benton Street Studio

1105 Benton Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050

October 20, 2018

10 am to 4 pm

 

We all have experience with a one-light workshop every day of our lives:  The sun, the biggest, brightest light source.  We watch it rise, change color temperature throughout the day, filter through clouds, create rainbows in the rain, shine boldly in clear blue skies, and set itself against a million different backdrops.

In this hands-on workshop, we will demonstrate the use of one light source for portrait lighting.  You will be able to see the effect of one light source from different angles on the portrait subject and how you, the photographer, can impart, evoke, and provoke different emotions and reactions.  It is an exciting photographic adventure.

What to bring:

  • A camera
  • Laptop with imaging software (RDPW preference for Adobe Lightroom)
  • Comfortable attire
  • A sense of humor (It goes a long way)

This class is for those interested in refreshing and improving their skills and taking their photography to the next level.  At the end of this workshop, if you wish to continue, you are invited to enroll in the Richard Dischler Photo Workshop (RDPW), with its focus on pre-visualization techniques and philosophy, which will help you reinforce what you have learned and enable you to continue your momentum.

Through this Workshop, you will discover—and hone—your own, unique photographic voice.  You will also be better prepared for more in-depth lighting sessions being offered.

Most students finish this one-day lighting workshop with greater enthusiasm for their photography and a hunger for learning more.  Please join us and our growing community of local photographic talent.

Fee:  $249 ($189 for RDPW Members)

Sign Up Now!

Limited to 10

For more information, please visit https://www.richarddischler.com on these and other class offerings.

New 6-month pre-visualization workshop starts on October 27!

This workshop is geared from the serious amateur to the professional photographer interested in improving their skills and is the prerequisite for the one-year advanced study Pre-Visualization Workshops. Members from Dischler’s current and previous six-month and one-year Pre-Visualization Workshops continue to receive public recognition for their work in juried and non-juried local, regional, national and international art and photography exhibits.

  • For more details on the workshop, click here
  • To see the session dates and sign up, click here

New 6-month Pre-Visualization Workshop

Basic Camera-1 – Fundamentals Class (April 8th)

Learn the Fundamentals of camera operation and photography methods in our Basic Camera-1 class

April 8, 2018

10:00am – 1:00pm

220 S. California Ave Suite 115A/B,  

Palo Alto, CA

$130 RDPW members / $150 non-members

The Basic Camera-1 class from the Richard Dischler Photo Workshops will cover the fundamental concepts of using any camera (DSLR, mirrorless, point & shoot, or mobile phone) in its creative modes to capture the images of your vision.  Take your camera off of Auto for more artistic results.  Additionally, an introduction to methods of image editing (post-processing) and composition will help you develop new skills you can immediately put to use.

The style of this class is to interleave topic discussion followed by practice of the newly learned concepts using your own camera.  We will cover the controls and adjustments in your camera and how they relate to the captured image.  You will use your camera to explore the affect of each control as we capture images in the vicinity of the classroom.  We will process some of your images in Lightroom to introduce you to the editing possibilities in this creative tool.

Topics covered in Basic Camera-1 include:

  • How digital cameras work – light, lenses, & electronics
  • Adjusting exposure controls and their impact on the captured image
  • Focus modes and light metering methods
  • The basics of image composition
  • A survey of post processing tools and examples of Lightroom editing
  • An overview of printing – printers, paper & ICC profiles
  • A discussion of other skill building opportunities

Bring your camera with a fully charged battery, and a removable memory card or cable for connecting to a computer USB port.  Your camera manual may also be useful to have with you to provide details of camera adjustment.

Our classes are small (4-6 students) to allow for one-on-one instruction – and we encourage lots of Q&A during the class.  Spend 3-hours with us and improve your photography!

Please contact us at info@richarddischler.com for space availability and to sign up.