Workshops & Tours

Big 2 Day & Longer Workshops

Concept Photography
Creating Visionary Photographs
From Concept to Photographic Image

Pacific Northwest Art School

Aug. 7th & 8th, 2017

Students learn to take a concept, plan a photo shoot, and create the photograph depicting the concept. This process spans all types of photography, including wildlife, landscape, portraits, and art. The process includes developing a personal “style”, and using the equipment of the trade to accomplish the photographic vision of the photographer. Workshop includes exercises to help “see” the potential of a photographic opportunity, in-camera techniques, and digital darkroom techniques.

“Visualize Your Concept ~ Create the Photograph ~ Evoke an Emotion”

Students need to bring all their photographic equipment (camera body, lenses, filters, monopod / tripod, flashes, reflectors, shutter releases,etc.). It would be nice if they had a laptop computer to bring, but not necessary.

Register for this class here.

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Edmonds Community College Classes

062616-KLU-8601wsBeaches & Sunsets

July 11, 18, 25, 2018 at 6:30 to 8:30 pm

The glow of a summer sunset is something to capture forever in a beautiful photograph. But that dramatic color is so hard to get right! And it’s so easy to make your beach pictures washed-out. This summer we offer help with both subjects. You’ll learn the correct exposure to maximize color as well as techniques to control hot spots and deep shadow. Intensive classroom work on exposure, fill light, light management, HDR, post processing and silhouette will be practiced in assignments.

Register for class here.

080116-KLU-9848wsThe Art of Photographing Birds
(1 day w/in-the-field)

August 18, 2018 at 10 am to 4 pm

Celebrate birds through photography. An in depth look at bird behavior and capturing the best photograph. Are you surrounded by beautiful amazing birds, and would like to learn how to get great photos of them? We’ll cover exposure, bird photography techniques, and in-the-field ethics. Then, it is into the field to practice locating birds and taking photographs. The day ends with some photo sharing and critiques. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable footwear, and bring water / snacks. There will be a lunch break.

Register for class here.


Salish Sea Bird Photographic Tours

Spring and Fall are great times to see migrating birds along the shore of the Salish Sea (Puget Sound, Desolation Sound, Strait of Juan DeFuca, and the Inside Passage). This session will be exploring the shores of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, or the Pacific Ocean. We will photograph all the different species of birds found in the area. These areas are stop-over points for migrating birds. It is a quiet time on the shoreline, and we will be taking advantage of the early morning light. Tours are 4 to 6 hours. All the details will be provided upon registration, including location, date, and meet time. Limit 6 per tour, unless otherwise arranged. Cost is per person.



Digital Darkroom

The Digital Darkroom gives photographers the opportunity to correct exposure, color, contrast, and other items in their photographs. In the days of film, these functions were completed for the photographer by their print lab. Modern technology changed this process, and how we work with our images. This class will go into the different software available for processing your photos, techniques to use, what to look for, and how to sort/file/store your photographic images. Lessons/classes are 1.5 to 2 hours.  All the details will be provided upon registration. This can be a private or semi-private lesson. Cost is per person.




2 Comments on “Workshops & Tours

  1. Hi Karen, Are you planning another B&W workshop at the Oregon Coast? I can’t make the June 2018 dates but am very interested. Thank you!

    • Hi Michele,
      What dates or time of the year are you thinking about? I will not be offering it again through Sitka Center, but am open to teaching one outside the school.
      Thank you & have a great day. . .Karen

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