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The HDR Workflow Workshop Returns – October 22nd & 23rd

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Due to multiple requests we’re going to offer up another workshop here.  It’s last minute notice on the timing, but I’ve had enough inquiries to put together a 2 day class again.  Now, for you folks who’ve been asking me to do one…..sign up quick!

Day 1 – Shooting Around Prescott

Normally the HDR Workflow class starts out at Vulture Mine in Wickenburg.  Due to the loss of some absolute favorite spots to shoot there we’ve retooled.  We’ll be shooting around Prescott instead.  And there’s a huge array of things to shoot in Prescott.

Day 1 starts at 9:00 a.m. meeting downtown Prescott.  We’ll be shooting around downtown Prescott looking for scenes that work for HDR images (high contrast between highlights and shadows).  We’ll be walking the town so a good pair of comfy walking shoes is necessary!

We’ll wrap up the first half of the day in town by stopping by Pasquales for lunch around 1-ish.  Lunch is included in the class fee for day 1!

Class will break after lunch allowing participants to go shoot a little while longer on their own.  We’ll re-convene at 3:30 p.m. at Watson Lake Park for the second half of our shooting together.  The Granite Dells and Watson lake offer amazing scenes that work well for HDR photography, especially close to dusk!  Once again, comfortable shoes are a MUST for rock hopping across the granite!

What do I need for Day 1?

  • Your Digital camera.  It should be capable of shooting in RAW (a must for HDR), and be able to bracket.  You might want your manual handy or study up ahead of time to make sure you know how to turn bracketing on.
  • Memory cards.  You don’t want to run out of shooting space.
  • Water bottle.  While it’s fall here now you’re still at elevation.  We’re going to be outside most of the day.
  • Comfortable walking / hiking shoes.

Day 2 – HDR Workflow.

From the memory card to the final product

The second day will find students in Prescott, AZ working through an HDR workflow from start to finish.

From 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. students we will be working through Lightroom setup, managing your libraries, navigating Lightroom, editing in Lightroom, and getting used to the program’s interface.

Students will have a break to do what they’d like to from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Get lunch where you like, or go have a little picnic.  We’ll reassemble as a group to spend the second half of the day going through a total HDR workflow with the images shot on Saturday.

From 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. we’ll cover the following topics:

* Importing images for your HDR creations.

* Using Lightroom, Photomatix, & HDR Efex Pro for your HDR workflow.

* Tone Mapping your images.

* Creating surreal HDRs.

* Creating realistic HDRs.

* Fine tuning images with Photoshop.

* Other methods to create “HDR-like” images. Topaz, On One, Photoshop Filters, Dodging and Burning.

What do I need to have to get the most out of this course?

Students should bring their Digital SLR along, a sufficient memory card for shooting around town, and a laptop if possible. The day is a hands on class where students will work on their own creations along with the instructor. While students can attend without a laptop, they will not get as much out of the course. Working through your own images with the instructor is the best way to get a feel for creating your own HDR workflow.

At the end of the class students will be given a multi-hour DVD covering all the software covered on Day 2.  It’s a great reference and a $79.00 value.

Reserve your spot now!  The class takes place October 22nd & 23rd.  You can reserve your spot now by using the PayPal button below.

$350.00 for the 2 day HDR Workflow Workshop



What have other students said about the HDR Workflow Class?

The day of shooting was worth the fee.  The Lightroom Introduction was worth the fee.  The intro to HDR software was worth the fee.  You should think about raising your prices.  John R, owner of one of America’s premier print shops.

And from another student…..

Day 2 taught me more about Lightroom, Photoshop, and HDR than 3 semesters at Insert College.  Steve L.

So, there you have it!

RL Charpentier Photography, LLC. is responsible for training while on location, but not for student’s safety. Students understand they are on location at their own discretion, therefore should also realize that RL Charpentier Photography is not liable for any issues or events arising while at the shoot location.

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