Outdoor Portraits

Dates:  May/June 2017 (dates tba)
Location:  tba

Join me on this full day of shooting portraits in two locations. We will work with natural light and with Reflectors, Speedlights and Light Modifiers. Models will be available. More information to come!



Fine Art Printing  -  Hands On (Sat & Sun Weekend)

Dates:  November 2017 (dates tba)
Location:  Banded Rock Studios, Ladner BC

Join me for this two-day intensive workshop focused on the art and craft of fine art digital printmaking. While we will cover every aspect of printing from capture to handling of prints, this workshop is designed to take the complexity and frustration out of printing.

It is designed for anyone who wants to develop a strong foundation in all aspects of digital printing. If you want to perfect the ability to consistently produce prints you are proud of and that reflect your vision, this class is for you. A good general knowledge of Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and a laptop computer are highly recommended. Note: This class is NOT meant as an in-depth Post Processing class. Printer Calibration and RIP Technologies will not be covered.

Limited to just 6 students, the first day (half of) the workshop focuses on teaching you important concepts and techniques of modern printmaking. On the second day (in the second half) you will put it all into practice with two of your images. We’ll work on making your images come to life, from processing to final print, and transform your own digital files into something you can hold and touch, something to be proud of.

Printing your own work is a rewarding experience that adds to your creative potential. You will learn how to craft an expressive print that conveys your vision as a photographer and visual artist whether you’re just getting started with a new printer or just want to take your printing skills to the next level.

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Introduction to Lightroom CC (4 Thursday Evenings) - Class has started!

Dates:  September 2017 (dates tba)
Location: Banded Rock Studios, Ladner BC

Do you have a lot of images to manage and edit? Adobe Lightroom CC is the perfect tool for any digital photographer who needs to edit and sort images quickly and professionally. Whether you're an amateur or a seasoned professional, Lightroom will help you get the results you need in a lot less time.

In these classes, you will learn how Lightroom can help you prepare, edit, and organize your photos quickly and effectively. Using Lightroom’s non-destructive editing, you'll be able to control how to edit your images and make additional enhancements later. You'll learn to apply changes to multiple images while developing an efficient image processing workflow. You'll also learn how to organize, tag, keyword and make collections with Lightroom's powerful organization tools; and fine-tune the overall color and lighting of your images. You can use Lightroom as a companion to Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Photoshop Elements, or other digital photo editors, and you can export or print your work in exactly the size or format you need.

We will cover the Lightroom Catalog, the Library Module, the Develop Module, and the Print Module including Exporting for Print, Web and Mail.

So, put some polish on your photos, save time, impress clients, and stay organized as you unlock the mysteries of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.

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Workshops Abroad  |  Next Date TBA

Jean-Francois has taught classes in North America and Europe from Cape Breton to Paris and has taught International Students from India. Keep an eye out for the next scheduled travel workshops or contact him to schedule customized travel and workshop itineraries to a destination of your choice.


Private 1 on 1 Mentoring

Jean-François makes himself available to give creative and technical feedback on images, projects, websites and portfolios. For more information and booking schedules, please contact Jean-François using the contact page.