Hi everyone! Here by popular demand, we are so thrilled to announce our Online After The Shoot Workshop dates this spring! This course is online and can be taken from the comfort of your home or office! No travel arrangements necessary! For those of you not familiar with our course, here is a little background.
Why offer a course in post-processing?
Many of you know that I was a high school fine art and photography teacher before beginning Heidi Hope Photography. I’ve always had a passion for teaching, but something was missing, and my creative impulses couldn’t be ignored when I ventured into owning my own business. In the past few years we have been bombarded by emails and calls from photographers around the world interested in coming to study at our studio. With flickr and Facebook alone, we are connecting with thousands of photographers all over the world. Thank you to everyone who has written us. Even if I haven’t had the time to write you back, each and every email makes me smile and inspires me even more as a photographer!
As more and more emails poured in I began thinking…. Hello! The universe is trying to tell me something! It is clearly time to break out my “teacher voice” and get back to a little bit of mentoring in my life. Last year we held our in-studio Photoshop workshops and while they were so fulfilling to me, the demand for the convenience of an online version has been overwhelming since.
Who should take this course?
Whether you are a photographer just starting out, own your own studio, or a stay-at-home mom who just loves taking photographs, this course could be for you! First, this is a photoshop class. You will see a little background into our studio and my sessions and lighting, but the “meat and potatoes” of this course is learning how to use photoshop to effectively edit and enhance your portraits.
I see so many photographers who take great photographs… who take AMAZING photographs… and it ends there. So many photographers have the potential to be even better. Taking a good picture is only one piece of the puzzle. This course will not teach you how to take a good picture. Learning your camera and how to achieve optimal exposure are integral to taking a good photograph, but it doesn’t end there. This course is for people who are ready for taking the next step after the shoot.
Mentoring opportunities are a dime a dozen these days so what makes this opportunity different?
I am a certified teacher with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education. I learned photography by teaching others, so it is a natural part of my artistic process to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a photograph or artwork and formulate a way to help each individual artist improve. This course is really designed to take what you are already doing and make it better. You will also learn how I do things at our studio, my workflow, my post-processing, my design processes, etc.
After the Shoot Online!
A course in Post Processing for Portrait Photographers
What is included?
After The Shoot Online is a 6 hour online webinar that includes videos, demonstrations, handouts and live interaction with me as I lead you through how we do what we do at Heidi Hope!
Behind the Scenes at the Heidi Hope Studio
- Video tour of our studio space including clips from our sessions
- Our set up for shooting in natural light
Studio Workflow using Adobe Bridge
- How we download, store, and backup our images in various locations
- Sorting and labeling session images
Photoshop for portraiture
- Basic retouching including softening skin and sharpening eyes
- Achieving optimal exposure
- Achieving natural skin tones
- Rescuing problem areas
- Softening and blending backgrounds
- Clipping Masks and Adjustment Layers
Creative photoshop techniques
- Compositing multiple images
- Color popping outdoors
- Using actions to subtly enhance
- Applying textures
Creating and using templates for custom designs
Also Included in the course:
- Down-loadable handouts. One week before the session we will provide you with a link of down-loadable notes to follow along with during my demonstrations.
- Practice time! I feel that practicing the techniques I demonstrate and having time for questions is so important in helping you understand and apply the material we cover. Built into this course is a 1 hour lunch/practice time as well as follow up question/answer segment at the end of the webinar.
- Live Question and Answer. Questions can be submitted via instant messenger throughout our webinar!
- 4 of our most popular card layouts from The Kennedy Collection which I will review how to use and edit during the course
- Bonus! A list of some of my favorites sites and vendors.
The Course Registration Fee is $500 and due at time of registration. To register, please visit the link below. Registration fee is non-refundable but may be transferred to a future date with at least 48 hours notice and a $50 rescheduling fee.
International registrants please call Shaun at 401.864.1919 or email email@example.com and we will provide you with the information to make an international payment.
Spring 2011 Dates
Monday April 4th 10am-4pm Eastern Time
Monday May 9th 10am-4pm Eastern Time
please note that the courses start at 10am EASTERN TIME
What you need:
This course is for Photoshop users only as it is predominately photoshop tutorials. You should have a computer with photoshop to apply the information learned. You can download a free trial of photoshop here! Course information does not apply to Photoshop Elements. It is recommended that you own Photoshop version 7 or newer. If you are new to Photoshop, I recommend taking a Photoshop basics course before our webinar as I demonstrate a vast amount of Photoshop techniques and you may find it hard to keep up if the basics aren’t familiar. There are thousands of great photoshop tutorials available online. Here is a great site for getting started with photoshop!
To attend the webinar you must have a computer with internet access. You probably do if you’re reading this!
To protect our business practices, registrants must live and operate business outside of 100 miles from Warwick Rhode Island 02888. If registration is submitted for an attendee within our milage limitations, we will gladly refund you. Thank you for understanding.
Sneak Peak of our Studio Tour!
Now available, click the link below to see our studio shooting space and a brief demonstration of how we photography using natural light.
“This workshop is seriously awesome!!! I had the privilege to attend the first one she held in september and I learned sooo much! I immediately applied the knowledge to my work that same night on photos from previous sessions- and it was incredible how much it helped them! What she teaches will improve your work like a hundred fold! It’s so awesome to take the knowledge she gives you and run with it to your own style! Thanks Heidi, you rock!” – Melissa
Where is the course held?
I will be broadcasting live from my studio on the course dates. You can login to the webinar from any computer with internet access. No travel necessary!