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Lewis Kemper

Lewis Kemper is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. He currently is a Contributing Editor to Outdoor Photographer. Books include, “Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest”, published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing;  “Capturing the Light” which won the People’s Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition; and  His “Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide” which was voted in the top 20 field guides. Lewis’ training videos have been used by thousands of photographers, helping them with their photographic and post processing skills. Lewis is currently a “Tamron Ambassador.” You can visit his website at www.lewiskemper.com

 

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Lewis' Seminars & Workshops

 

Into the Eye of the Sun; HDR for Natural Looking Images

WED 1 - 2:30 P.M.

Learn how to create natural looking HDR images. Lewis covers all aspects of HDR photography from capture to output. You will learn why to use HDR; the rules for shooting HDR; how to set you camera up to make HDR photography easy; three methods for processing HDR images; how to create HDR panoramas and more. Lewis shows you three ways to process natural looking HDR images, they include using Adobe Lightroom and its built in Merge to HDR feature; Lightroom in conjunction with the HDR Batch plug in from HDRsoft.com, and using ACR to process your images.

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S.

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No People: 30

Suggested Gear List: Notepad and pen

Using the New Masking Features to Bring Out the Best In Your Images

THU 3 - 4:30 P.M.

Learn how to use the new Masking features to set your images apart from the crowd. Ansel Adams used to say, “the negative is the score and print is the performance.” In today’s digital world, the raw file is the score and your post processing is the performance.  Learn how to use the tools found in both Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom to turn your score into a performance that will dazzle your audiences! Take the ordinary and make it extraordinary with these tips and techniques.

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S.

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No People: 30

Suggested Gear List: Notepad and pen

Night Photography

THU 8 - 10 P.M.

Most people put their cameras down after sunset, but night is an exciting time to take photographs, whether you are in the city or out in the wilderness. Lewis Kemper guides you through all the tips and techniques you need to make successful night images during a walking tour of Vilano Pier and the surrounding area.

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Vilano Beach Pier, 260 Vilano Rd.

Price: $100

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No. of People: 12

Suggested Gear List: Camera, tripod, cable release

Expanding your Creativity with Time/ Motion Techniques

FRI 10 - 11:30 A.M.

Today’s outdoor photographer has many options for expanding their creativity beyond that of a simple exposure. Using techniques such as Long Exposures, both day and night, we can now make photographs that dazzle the viewer. By using strong neutral density filters in the day, we can capture motion in still images.   Familiar subjects such as water and clouds will be totally different.

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S.

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No People: 30

Suggested Gear List: Notepad and pen

Expanding your Creativity with Time/ Motion Techniques

FRI 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.

Open to people that took the classroom session of "Expanding Your Creativity with Time/Motion Techniques." We will go out in the field at River to Sea Preserve and practice the techniques discussed in class.  Using neutral density filters or image stacking, we will create Time/Motion images of the ocean and clouds. Time to practice what you learned in the classroom!

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Marineland Rock Beach, 9700 Oceanshore Blvd.

Price: $100

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Max No People: 12

Suggested Gear List: camera, tripod, intervalometer timer, 12 stop neutral density filters, variable neutral density filters

Light, Color and Composition

SAT 10 - 11:30 A.M.

Compose more varied and effective images; Expand your ability to "see" images; Learn how to think about the direction and characteristics of light; Use color just as you can use lines, shape and form enhance your compositions; Grasp the concept of the color wheel and how to use color relationships deliberately to build vibrant images; Give a distinctive feel to your images based on Cool tones with a Warm Accent; Warm tones with Cool Accent; Pastels, Saturated Color; Monochromatic Color, and the paradoxical No, Color, Color; and more!

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S.

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No. of People: 30

Suggested Gear List: Notepad and pen

Getting the Most out of Adobe Camera Raw Lightroom/Photoshop for Outdoor Photographers

SAT 1 - 2:30 P.M.

Processing raw files with Adobe software requires a special skill set. There are some simple techniques for getting the most out of your raw files, starting with working with the proper profile (the basis of everything that happens in Lightroom and ACR). Lewis will teach you the importance of creating a custom camera profile and how to do it. You will then learn how to incorporate this profile into your workflow, and have it applied to all your images. Learn when to use the different panels in Lightroom/ACR and what the tools will do for you. Lewis will cover what he feels are the important tools of Lightroom/ACR and how you can use these to finesse your images. Learn to process with confidence and know you are getting the most out of your images.

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A South

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: Beginner to  Intermediate

Max No. of People: 30

Suggested Gear List: Notepad and pen

Capturing the Beauty of the Milky Way and Night Sky

SAT 3 - 4:30 P.M.

Night sky and Milky Way images present many challenges for photographers.  There are 4 ways to capture the night sky. A single image at high ISO and relatively short exposures; multiply images at very high ISO and short exposures, which then get stacked in special software;  and tracking, using a mechanical device to move the camera in sync with the stars, allowing for long exposures at low ISO; and creating star trails by either stacking multiple images or photographing for extended time periods. Lewis will explain each technique and talk about their advantages and disadvantages.

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A South

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No. of People: 30

Suggested Gear List: Notepad and pen