Digital Work Flow FIVE P’s
We have organized a simple teaching procedure for our workshops. We call these the Digital Work Flow FIVE P’s, from click to print. Throughout the years, many photographers have experience success and pitfalls from not understanding these steps. Each step is a lesson in its own. The workshop series was developed to guide you, to give you an understand of these steps. It will point you in the right direction to find more information when you are ready.
Plan: a flexible intention of action.
When starting a new project, it’s important to have a flexible plan of action and understand plans may change. The first wedding I photographed, the bride requested 8 x 10′s I realized I cropped too tight in the camera and the photos looked great for an 8 x 12! Start with your end result in mind.
Photograph: using light to make pictures.
With the advent of digital cameras, more and more people are involved with photography. Leaving your camera in auto mode generally produces great snap shots. To produce a photograph, understanding ISO, Aperture and Shutter is paramount. Using light, color and textures help tell the story when the photographer isn’t there to explain it. The workshop will teach these principles as we photograph beautiful local landscapes. Location lighting and studio lighting will also be covered.
Process: a series of creative actions directed toward enhancing photographs.
Lightroom and Photoshop have replaced traditional dark rooms. The workshop will teach how to streamline these powerful tools giving us more time in front of the camera instead of the computer.
Print: a work of art made by inking a surface with a raised design.
There are many options for printing your photographs these days. From self printing to professional services, the workshop will give you valuable insight on affordable and creative ways to print.
Post: a modern way of using Social Media to display your photography.
Social media uses Internet and web-based technologies to talk about and showcase your work. Using the most popular media, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter, (to name just a few) you can share your photography privately for family and friends or allow the world to enjoy them. The workshop will teach you how to prepare and upload your files to these services.