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From RAW to Polished (55+)

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA    Monday afternoons, October 30 - December 4, 2017 (no class Nov 13)    12:30 to 3:20 p.m.




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From RAW to Polished will be a Monday afternoon workshop for photographers wanting to learn about creating great images from their initial captures. The universal availablity of the digital camera has made making photographs extremely easy. But there is a difference between the multiple snapshots that anyone can take and a great photograph. Great images can produce an “aha” moment . . . a sense that a picture rises above the ordinary.

While it may seem that you can create a great image right out of the camera, most photos can be made significantly better using dedicated editing software. I will be using Adobe Lightroom software, specifically the “Develop” module, to demonstrate my image editing workflow. The lessons learned will apply to other RAW image file editors available today.


5 Monday afternoon lectures including field photography walk-abouts over a 6 week period from October 30th through December 4th of this year will cover the following topics:

Week 1: Photography Basics
From Pre-Visualization through Re-Visualization
Camera Settings for Urban Photography along with the power of the histogram
Creating a Shooting Game Plan

Session 2: Field Photography
Photographing the Designed and Constructed Environment on the North Shore of False Creek with convenient access via Skytrain

Session 3: Image Editing Basics
The Basics of Editing your RAW files in Adobe Lightroom Software with a workflow that can apply to all image editing software

Session 4: Field Photography
Candid Photography of People and/or Urban Garden Photography in Chinatown with convenient access via Skytrain

Session 5: Going Beyond the Basics of Editing
More advanced editing of your RAW files in Adobe Lightroom Software including the benefits of using additional software for finishing your images going forward


Please note that enrollment in this course is reserved for adults 55+.



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