Finding Your Voice: The Photographers Journey from Composition to Personal Style
Dates: February 17 & 18, 2018
Location: Banded Rock Studios, Ladner BC.
A comprehensive two-day workshop that will look at Composition and how its understanding leads to Personal Style.
This workshop will examine much more than the ten basic rules of composition including:
1. The Science and Psychology of Imagery
2. The Importance of Subject Matter
3. Elements of Composition
4. Medium Specific (In-Camera Controls)
5. Placement/Point of Focus
6. Division of Space including Negative Space
8. Balance (including how to recognize balance)
9. Notions and Devices
10. Breaking the Rules
And will further define and explore Style:
11. What is Style
12. Artistic & Photographic Style
13. Defining your Style
14. How to refine your Style
Although this is a Photography workshop, it is perfect for most artists including Painters and Illustrators. Based on class composition, Jean-Francois will discuss some other Mediums when appropriate.
This two-day workshop is $179.00 per person. Breakfast (Muffins, Donuts, Fruit) is included both days and Tea and Coffee will be provided throughout the day. Students to provide their own lunches. We will break for 1 Hour for lunch each day. There are several local food vendors nearby in Ladner where classes are being held.
Classes will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday in Ladner, BC. Lunch will be from (approx.) 12:00 to 1:00 each day. There will be Q&A time throughout the class and from 4:30 to 5:00 each day.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fine Art Printing - Hands On (Sat & Sun Weekend)
Dates: April 2018 (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.
Introduction to Lightroom CC (4 Thursday Evenings) - Class has started!
Dates: September 2018 (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.
WORKSHOPS & TRAVEL
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.
MENTORING & PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
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.