The Beautiful World of Close-Up Photography...worksh­op($99) by Jeff Johnson

  • March 16, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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The Beautiful World of Close-Up Photography . . .

Photographing flowers close-up can be quite the challenge if not a mystery to some photographers. I will attempt to help de-mystify macro photography by covering proper equipment, exposure, depth-of-field, camera angles and backgrounds. You will be able to experiment with several different lighting set-ups including natural window light, studio flash and more.

8a-9a
A brief overview and demonstration of macro and close-up photography

9a-Noon
In the morning session I will have several lighting set-ups for you to photograph at. I'll have different backgrounds for your pleasure as well. Macro photography can be quite rewarding once you get past the technical challenges and can just be in the creative state.

Noon-1p
Lunch on your own (we usually go to the same place and chat during lunch!) or if you prefer, pack a lunch.

1p-5p
The afternoon session you will work on your images with your computers with the tips and techniques that I use to create my style of fine art imagery. Some of the topics and techniques I plan to cover include:

Image pre-visualization
Composition
Adjustment layering and masking in Photoshop CS6
NIK Software
Topaz Labs
Texture overlays & Graphique Authority templates
Lots more as time permits

This workshop is limited to 20 attendees and is ONLY $99 for ALL day! You will also receive a certificate for a FREE 16x20 print from Nichols Photo Lab in Salt Lake City, UT. Nichols is one of my generous sponsors. I will also have plenty of Graphic Authority products on hand for sale. Another of my sponsors, Dury’s Photographic Supply will have some specials for us as well.

About Jeff Johnson

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Fine Art photography has been the very passion of my life. I’ve been fortunate to make a living doing what I genuinely love. From creating timeless portraits of children & families, to capturing the spirit & emotion of a wedding, this has truly been a rewarding
career. I couldn't imagine doing anything else.??? Spending time in the “creative process” of capturing a fine art image, whether it is with Mother Nature or Mankind can be a very spiritual experience. I’ve realized that my deepest desire is in the challenge of creating a
visual impression of a mere moment in time. More than just an image of pleasing composition, but one that inspires, one that will spark an emotion and stimulate the viewer’s senses.

Each of my images has it's own story infused with my emotions and memories. Yet my hope is that each image will evoke an emotion, trigger a memory or inspire you in some way that creates or defines your own stories of my imagery. I trust that as you enjoy each
image they become a part of your soul as they have mine.??????

“Images From The Soul” is more than a conceptual description of my fine art photographic collections. Each image is an expression of what I was feeling or experiencing at that moment, deep within my soul. Please enjoy my imagery at Soul Images Gallery and JJ Portrait Art.

BIO:
Having been a professional photographer for over 34 years Jeff has earned the PPA Degrees of Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer. Jeff has also been honored with three Fellowship Degrees from the
Professional Photographers of Colorado. He earned the title of Master Photographer of the Year in 2006, 2010 & 2011. He received the prestigious PPA National Award in 2011 for his continuous contribution and service to the photography industry. Jeff has
also been honored by several Loan Collection selections thru PPA. He was a two-term President for the Professional Photographers of Colorado and currently the Director of the Imaging Workshops of Colorado, a PPA Affiliate school.

You can spend a day or two, or even a week with Jeff on one of his photographic workshops and road trips at various locations around the US including Death Valley, Canyonlands, Yosemite and more. These workshops include hands-on photography and classroom opportunities. Find out more at Soul Road Trips.

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  • Jeff

    Thank you everybody for the kind words! I had a blast with you all!! I've got some ideas for photo walks and other workshops . . . Coming soon!

    2 · March 19, 2013

  • Patti

    Thanks for putting this together! It was a great day :)

    March 17, 2013

  • Kristal K.

    What a great time I had today! Jeff Johnson really conducted a wonderful workshop, covering so many techniques using lighting and processing. I can't wait to get started on what I've learned. I also enjoyed spending the day with some terrific students! Hopefully we have convinced Jeff to come back to teach again, maybe a photowalk perhaps?

    March 16, 2013

  • Teri

    Today was AWESOME! Thanks for everyone who joined us, and a special thanks to Jeff Johnson, his work is amazing! I want more...SOON! As always, I learned so much and had a great time!

    March 16, 2013

  • Jessica K

    Great workshop; great learning experience. Would sign up for another of his classes in a heartbeat.

    March 16, 2013

  • Emelyn M.

    This was an awesome workshop! Sign me up for anything Jeff teaches....took away so much!

    March 16, 2013

  • Kristal K.

    I just finished setting up the room with Jeff Johnson for tomorrow's class. He has such a great day planned for us! I can hardly wait. We will be shooting a variety of different set-ups at stations we created around the room. We also have tables set up for doing the afternoon processing. Jeff will be helping each of us learn while he's looking over our shoulders. I can't think of a better way to learn than to process images while someone like him is there to guide as we work! Tomorrow's workshop is going to be one not to miss.

    March 15, 2013

  • Jessica K

    Yes, thank you. I don't have a macro yet and the loan for the class would be most welcome.

    March 15, 2013

  • David S.

    Anyone attending tomorrow that would like to use the 85mm macro for DX camera, please let me know tonight so I will know to bring it.

    March 15, 2013

  • Patti

    I mainly use lightroom and an old version of PS (CS2). Not sure if I would be able to keep up in the afternoon session? Will lightroom be included?

    March 15, 2013

    • Kristal K.

      Jeff is very versatile . I will contact him for your question.

      March 15, 2013

    • Kristal K.

      Patti, I just talked with Jeff. He said you should be fine with the older version of CS2. He can help you with Lightroom as well.

      March 15, 2013

  • Charlie L.

    What is the URL of his website?

    February 28, 2013

    • Kristal K.

      Charlie, all the sites are linked, just click on the name. His url is: http://www.soulimages...­ there are two others in the text above.

      February 28, 2013

    • Charlie L.

      Duh, I looked through the text several times for a URL and didn't see it. Now I do - I guess it must be my old tired eyes.

      February 28, 2013

  • David S.

    To anyone attending this class. I have an 85mm Nikkor Micro lens for Nikon DX sensor cameras I can bring if you do not have one. Please let me know and I will bring it along.

    1 · February 28, 2013

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