Local classes and some new images!


I have 3 local classes coming up in the Sacramento area I want to share with you!


Nature Photography Workshop with Lewis Kemperpurchase tickets
Saturday, February 7, 2015 • 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

World-renowned nature photographer Lewis Kemper offers you insight, inspiration, and photographic skills regardless of your experience behind the lens. On Saturday afternoon, the group will explore the essentials of composition and light in a classroom setting. As the sun sets, you’ll be at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area for a field session where you can practice what you’ve learned. After a light dinner at the Wildlife Area Headquarters, the participants will have a chance to review their work and present photographs for group critique and discussion. Give it your best shot! (20 guests • $100)


Creating Realistic HDR Images
March 14, 2015
Lewis Kemper presents a workshop illustrating the various and exciting ways for you to utilize High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography.

Lewis will show you how to create realistic HDR using a variety of techniques and popular software.

These include:

Photomatix Pro
Photomatix Pro/Lightroom combination
Photoshop/Lightroom combination
Photoshop/ACR combination
Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

Experience all these alternatives and see which one suits you best. Register today!


Getting the Most out of Adobe Camera Raw
March 21, 2015
Viewpoint member Lewis Kemper presents a workshop illustrating this exciting and versatile workflow for digital photographers.

Using Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw (Photoshop), Lewis Kemper will go over all the tools in the raw processor and show you two different methods for processing your raw files.
Learn how to get the most out of the Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter and Radial Filter Tools as well as the Highlight, Shadows and Clarity sliders.
Lewis will show you the importance of using the Camera Calibration Presets, lens profiles, setting up camera develop presets, and talk about white balance in the camera vs. in processing.
Learn how to process your images for creative interpretation and not just as literal scene captures.
There is something here for everybody from those contemplating shooting Raw and experienced Raw shooters as well.

Experience all these alternatives and see which one suits you best. Register today!


And here are a few new images from the American River in Sacramento, CA





Take care,