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This digital photography workshop explores the creative aspects of digital photography on field trips to beautiful and inspiring locations along the rugged Northern California coast in and around Gualala.
Take the next step by challenging yourself to expand your photographic skills and creative vision by combining the elements of color and composition to produce images that have both visual and emotional impact.
Our week includes daily discussions, thoughtful critiques of the previous day's work and slide shows on creative and technical aspects of digital photography. Daily assignments encourage experimentation. In the field, emphasis is on one-on-one instruction exploring each participant's creative vision through light, color, and composition. Back in the classroom, emphasis is on learning an efficient workflow for downloading, editing and processing your digital images in Photoshop.
Class size is limited to only 10 participants with the goal of producing an online book.
Photographs taken by students in Ralph Lee Hopkins' 2005 workshop
This workshop is for serious amateur photographers. A good working knowledge of your digital camera, laptop computer and basic digital workflow is required (Photoshop Elements 4.0 or CSII).
Ralph Lee Hopkins leads photo expeditions for Lindblad Expeditions and teaches workshops for Arizona Highways, National Geographic, and Santa Fe Workshops. He is the co-lecturer on tour with the National Geographic Traveler Magazine series, "Travel Photography in the Digital World."