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"The Chicago workshop was one of the best I've attended, and really improved my photographic skills and vision. Sharon's unique backgrounds and informal teaching style provide easy to understand and complementary insights into the art and science of photography. The small group style allowed participants lots of one-on-one instruction and assistance when out shooting. And Chicago is one of the greatest cities to photograph, whether your interest is architecture, cityscapes or street photography. Highly recommended!" — Charles Zwirewich

Sharon will walk you through the intricacies of post processing, regardless of your level of experience.


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*Limited to 12 Participants For Maximum Personal Attention*

Chicago 3 Day Workshop:

$1,250 USD


THIS WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED FOR YOU, WHETHER YOU ARE...

  • A very organized, rational, and logical individual who now wants to discover and assert your creative side.

  • A photography enthusiast who wants to step up their game and create some jaw dropping images.

  • Wanting to learn more advanced Photoshop Post Processing techniques.

  • Blessed with more gear than you really need and now want to know how to make great photographs.

  • Hoping to win some (or more) awards or get big bucks for your images.

  • Desiring to participate in an intensive 3 day experience that will provide you with knowledge that is personalized for your own needs and objectives.

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT FROM THIS ARCHITECTURAL FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP?

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Learn

the process of creating fine art photography from pre-visualizing your images through effective post processing techniques.

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You

will learn how to develop your own unique artistic approach to creating photos that are considered fine art.

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Explore

different forms of artistic expression to express a visual story that aligns with the vision of your mind’s eye.

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Grasp

how Long Exposure Photography can assist in your exploration of Fine Art Digital Photography.

**Maximum of 10 participants.

 

WHO IS YOUR INSTRUCTOR AND WHY IS SHE THE BEST YOU CAN ASK FOR?

 

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER | EDUCATOR | ENGINEER | AUTHOR

Sharon’s background in engineering and artistic eye make the finest combination for teaching Fine Art Architectural Photography. She has taught hundreds of students that praise her clear and easy to grasp structured teaching methodology and have graduated to created stunning images of their own.

Some of Sharon’s achievements are a first place awards in the 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2008 International Photography Awards for her architectural images, a publication in National Geographic and publications of three books, a Vancouver Photography Book ‘Vancouver Like No Other’ and E-Books: ‘How to Create Long Exposure Fine Art Photography’, and ‘Left & Right Brain, A photographers understanding of these mindsets and how the affect our visual interpretation of art’.

Sharon teaches workshops around the world as well as photography college courses in vancouver B.C.

Course Itinerary

Friday April 24th:

  • What is Fine Art? Historic background on the fundamentals of art and their implications to today’s architectural fine art photography photography

  • Various Architectural Photography applications as Fine Art.

  • Long Exposure Photography Part I

  • Photoshop Skills Part I - Theory and Practice: The PS Workspace, layers , Adjustment layers and Masks

  • Afternoon + Evening on Location Photo Shoots

Saturday April 25th:

  • Photoshop Skills Part II: Using the Quick Selection and Replacing Skies

  • ‘Seeing Lines’ - Understanding the Visual Workflow from Conception to Completion. From ‘in the field’ visualization of a scene to to the post processing stage.

  • What makes a balanced image? Understanding a balanced composition through tone and light.

  • Long Exposure Part II - Theory and Practice: Replacing skies and creating composite images

  • Afternoon + Evening on Location Photo Shoots

Sunday April 26th:

  • Sunrise Photo Shoot

  • Stacking Images - creating Cubism like images

  • Creating reflections in Photoshop

  • The Pen Tool

  • Constructive Image Reviews

Hosting Hotel:

Comfort Suites Chicago (320 North Michigan Ave.)

Our host hotel meeting room is centrally located between the Chicago River front and Millennium Park, offering a plethora of photographic opportunities in one of the world’s great cities . All within walking distance.

 

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS:

All payments are refundable upon request of cancellation (except a $50 processing fee and the Paypal fee of 2.9%). Cancellations (except mentioned fees) are refunded in full up to 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations between 119 and 90 days prior to departure are subject to 50% of total in charges, between 89 and 60 days, 75% and no refunds will be issued with 59 days or less of notice. If payment is not received in full 90 days prior to departure, we cannot guarantee your spot on the workshop as any participant wishing to register in full can take that spot.  In the event of low registration, the workshop will be cancelled and all fees will be refunded in full.

DISCLAIMER:

  • Please do not book flights and hotel until you have received final notice.

  • The workshop itinerary is subject to changes due to weather or other constraints / demands.