The Digital Darkroom - March 30-31, 2019
Portland, Maine - 2 Day Processing Workshop
Processing your photographs in the digital darkroom is an integral part of creating stunning images. Shooting in RAW is the best way to have total control over your images during processing. A RAW file is the image as seen by the camera's sensor - think of it like unprocessed film. Understanding the features of Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop - and how to use them - is paramount to bringing your RAW files to life with vivid detail, contrast, sharpness and color. This 2 day processing workshop will mainly consist of tutorials and techniques via Lightroom & Photoshop and some of our favorite plug-ins to create remarkable images. We will cover Mike's entire digital darkroom workflow from RAW file to finished image - from the basics of adjusting highlights & shadows, white & black levels, contrast, clarity, noise reduction, color balance, sharpening, lens corrections, graduated & radial filters, etc. to the more advanced techniques involved in layering, masking, and transforming images.
We will spend a half day or more going through every single slider and editing tool in Lightroom, taking time to discuss how to use them - and why it's so important to understand not only what each tool does but *why* it's so important to learn the art of adjusting highlights & shadows, white & black levels, contrast, clarity, noise reduction, color balance, sharpening, lens corrections, radial & graduated filters and more.
We'll also be spending one full session in Photoshop discussing layers and masking in great detail in order to improve your overall workflow and ability to edit images more selectively & efficiently via complex masking, grouping layers, different blending modes & using different opacity for layers and brushes, when and why to warp & stretch images, etc. Mike will work with each participant on their images as we progress. Check out our Processing page for examples.
We will also go through detailed instructions regarding the capturing & processing of images featuring exposure blending, horizontal & vertical panoramas and star trails images as time allows.
This workshop is designed for beginning and intermediate photographers & image editors - please feel free to contact us with any questions.
This is an in-depth, comprehensive processing workshop that will consist of approximately 12 hours of classroom tutorials & processing time where Mike will go over the full processing of a few of his images.
We ask that each participant bring a few of their favorite RAW files to process, whether we use them as examples for the whole class to follow along, or for just your personal use.
March 30: 10AM -5PM with 1 hour lunch break - The art of RAW editing in Lightroom
March 31: 10AM -5PM with 1 hour lunch break - The art of editing layers, masks and more in Photoshop
Home Base: Our home base for this workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Portland, Maine where we have arranged for a block of rooms for our participants and a conference room for our processing sessions. Contact us to receive the link to directly reserve your room. You are of course free to stay anywhere in the Portland area if you like.
Availability: This workshop is limited to a maximum of 4 participants
Lodging, transportation and meals are not included.
Investment: $599 per participant. Alumni discount of 20% if you've taken a previous workshop with Taylor Photography.
If you have any hesitation about signing up, check out the Testimonials page where clients have shared their experiences and our Processing page where we have created a handful of Behind The Scenes and Before & After graphics for your perusal.
Payment: Use the PayPal buttons below to pay the investment amount.