Classes

Online Classes


All About Texture Layers

Colorado Sunflower with subtle texture layer

Session 1: Sat-Sun August 22 & 23, 2-3:30 pm Mountain Time – 2 Spaces Available

Location: Online

Details: In three hours of online class time, Cree will show you how to use texture layers in Adobe PhotoShop to bring your creativity to the next level. This class will cover everything you need to know to shoot, edit and store texture images in the PhotoShop library panel. No need to purchase other people’s textures…..we will be creating our own! Cree will show you how to use your own images to create compelling texture layers. We will use floral, urban and atmospheric texture layers to merge with background layers.

This class is the perfect progression from our “Macro Photography” class. It is ideal for either PhotoShop or Lightroom users who want to learn how to manipulate layers in PhotoShop. We will spend two 90 minute sessions on  instruction and demonstrations, with plenty of time for questions and assignment critique. We will use Zoom for our interactive conferences . And we may have a surprise guest appearance from Tom at the end! Cost: $149 Read More


Adobe Portfolio: Create Your Own Website

Tuesday and Thursday August 18 & 20, 3-4:30 pm Mountain Time – 5 Spaces Available

Cost: $149

Location: Online Class

Details:  Are you an Adobe Lightroom or PhotoShop user? Did you know you have a free website program included in your subscription? Cree will work with you to create quick and easy Adobe Portfolio website to highlight your best photos. There are no hosting fees and this template based program makes it simple to build a multi-page website in just a few hours. This class will cover everything you need to know including writing an artist statement, creating galleries, setting up a contact form and choosing an overall theme. We’ve limited each session to six people to make sure you get plenty of individual attention.

This class is perfect for anyone who has attended several workshops and wants a way to organize and show their best images. At the end of the class, each participant will have a 1 on 1 portfolio review with Cree to discuss your new site. Want to see a sample portfolio in Adobe Portfolio? Click Here


All About Speedlights

White, Georgia.Old Car City

Dates: August 24-28 M-F 4-5:30 pm Space Available

Location: Online via Zoom conference

Details:  Whether you own a dedicated speed light or are brand new to flash photography, we will teach you all about speed lights! Even better, we’ll show you how to get started for less than $100 in gear. Transform flat gray urban scenes into moody, compelling photos using a single speed light. Create a compelling travel portrait in 5 minutes. Learn to use flash to enhance landscapes and nature photography all in 5 daily sessions. Classes will include image review, new techniques and plenty of demonstrations. Cost: $329. Read More

In addition all participants will receive Tom’s ebook “The Practical Lighting Handbook”


PhotoShop for Landscapes and Travel

Dates: New dates coming in the fall

Location: Online via Zoom conference

Details: Interested in moving beyond using simple tools in PhotoShop for your landscape and travel images? This class is the perfect progression from our “From Lightroom to PhotoShop” class. We will take your understanding of tools, layers and masking in PhotoShop and apply it to new ways to take on landscape and travel images. Think of this as an applied PhotoShop class. We will spend time each 90 minute session on  instruction and demonstrations, with plenty of time for questions and editing critique. We will use Zoom to conference online during our daily sessions. Cost $329 Read more


Creative Camera Craft – Online Workshop

Dates: New dates coming in the fall

Details:  Learn to transform the ordinary to the extraordinary with your camera. Whether you are an engineer or an artist, this class will offer new camera tips and creative solutions in your photography.  Technology has changed what camera settings we use, and how we shoot.  New creative styles are evolving with this new technology.  This class will show you how to approach a variety of subjects, and how camera craft will bring your vision to reality.  Teaching online with small class sizes allows more time to expand on topics and answer questions.  Each class will include an assignment with image review during the next class. Cost $329 Read More


From Lightroom to PhotoShop – Online Class  

Dates: New dates coming in the fall

Details: Already working in Lightroom but intimidated by PhotoShop? This is the perfect class for you….easy and fun! We will walk you through some of the basic features of PhotoShop that help you edit your images. These are features that we use all the time in our own  image editing. Unlike recorded classes, we spend time each 90 minute session on  instruction and demonstrations, with plenty of time for questions and editing critique. We will use Zoom to conference online during our daily sessions. Cost $329 Read more


All About Speed Lights

White, Georgia.Old Car City

Dates: New dates coming in 2021 or upon request for groups of 6+

Details:  Whether you own a dedicated speed light or are brand new to flash photography, we will teach you all about speed lights! Even better, we’ll show you how to get started for less than $100 in gear. Transform flat gray urban scenes into moody, compelling photos using a single speed light. Create a compelling travel portrait in 5 minutes. Learn to use flash to enhance landscapes and nature photography all in 5 daily sessions. Classes will include image review, new techniques and plenty of demonstrations. Cost $329

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All About Lightroom Classic  

Dates: New dates coming in 2021 or upon request for groups of 4+

Location: Online via Zoom conference

Details: Learn to master the basics of editing in Lightroom in just one week. Each day  will include 90 minutes of instruction and demonstrations with plenty of time for questions and editing critique. We will use Zoom to conference online during our daily sessions. Cost $329. Read more


Macro Photography

Dates: New dates coming in 2021 or upon request for groups of 6+


Details:
Learn to create compelling macro photos with Cree and Tom as your online guides. Each week will include  4.5 hours of demonstrations, editing and photo critique. We will use Zoom to interact online for our 90 minute sessions and then a private Facebook page for follow up postings.


Online Custom Editing Instruction

Dates: Scheduled at your convenience – ongoing

Details: Interested in improving your Lightroom or PhotoShop skills? Learn from working pros, Tom and Cree. They will be using the images you took so everything applies to your learning. Step by step instruction on a screencast video or live online Zoom conference will allow you to learn new skills and be able to save the results for future sessions and growth.

What is included:

  • Pre-session consultation to determine your interests and program preference: Lightroom, PhotoShop, On1 Presets
  • 5 video screencasts of 5 of your images – Tom or Cree will edit your photographs explaining the steps along the way. An alternative is to meet on Zoom for the editing session and receive a recording afterwards. With the latter option you can interact and ask questions along the way.
  • Follow up trouble shooting when you are working on your own images

Custom Editing Session

Private online instruction in Lightroom and PhotoShop on your own images

$199.00


Live Image review

Dates: Scheduled at your convenience = ongoing

Details: You select the images and we share live feedback with you on Zoom or Skype. We will schedule the session and contact you in advance to find out what you are interested in learning about.

What is included:

  • Pre-session consultation to determine your interest and goals for the review
  • Private 45 minute review session to critique up to 20 images on Zoom, FaceTime or Skype
  • Recording of the session if using Zoom

Live Image Review

Private feedback on up to 20 images in a 45 minute Zoom or Skype session

$129.00


Classes in Person 

1 on 1 PhotoShop or Lightroom Instruction

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Dates: To be arranged

 Cost: $299 for 2 hours

Details: Want to make the most of your images by learning to edit effectively in PhotoShop or Lightroom?  In two hours we will be able to work with you in a private session to enhance your editing skills. This session would be perfect before or after a workshop or join us in Fort Collins, Colorado.

  • Pre-session consultation to determine your interest and goals for the review
  • Private 2 hour instructional session

1 on 1 Editing Instruction

A private 2 hour instructional session on PhotoShop, Lightroom or both

$299.00


Private Lesson – Trip Extension

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Dates: One day before or after regular workshops

 Cost: $1699

Details: Sometimes the best way to learn is one on one. This private lesson is designed to allow a photographer the time to work with Tom to improve their craft without the distraction of other people. The client will shoot in the trip area with Tom at a location of their choice. If the client wishes, it can also includes a private portfolio review, an editing session and dinner with Tom.

Trip Extension

Spend an extra day before or after a workshop working one on one with Tom on your topic of choice

$1,699.00


Portrait Lighting Tutorials

Route 66 East Workshop

Dates: To be arranged

Fort Collins, CO or at your own location                                                    

Cost: $1699 per day private session 

$3000 per day, up to 4 people

Details: Learn or perfect your Portrait Lighting technique with Tom and Cree. This private lighting tutorial is designed to cover topics like how to use strobe lights on location or in a studio, how to work with models or clients and to learn the latest tips on photo editing. We offer instruction either in Fort Collins or at a location of your choosing (travel and expenses will be added for this option).

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Portrait Lighting Tutorial

Work with Tom and Cree to perfect your portrait studio lighting - both indoor and outdoor options available.

$1,699.00

Lighting Tutorial 3 or more

Practice using Portrait Lighting in a semi-private learning environment

$3,000.00