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Rick Sammon Workshop: September 2012

We had a blast at the workshop in June and August 2011, and are doing another one in September 2012. We'll be covering a variety of topics, for example Everyday Studio lighting, HDR photography, painting with light, fill-in flash, portraits, live models and other topics as they come up. Subject to change.

Rick Sammon Workshop in American's Hometown of Plymouth, MA. September 14, 15, and 16th, 2012.

Limited to 15 lucky participants!

Here are some details of our weekend together, the weather may dictate some changes. Rick likes to keep things flexible, the idea is you'll get a lot of one on one, shooting instruction, photo review, and post processing help, while having fun!

Tentative schedule:

Friday, 5:30pm gathering for a friendly welcome dinner (hopefully at a private home in Manomet, Plymouth, on a pond). Bring your camera and flash as there will be a Daylight Fill-in Flash Demo and practice.

Saturday, 8AM until after dinner with a break for lunch. Meet at our classroom for an HDR and Macro demonstration, then a morning shoot, possibly at a dance studio with dancers as models. PM - Another photo shoot, TBA. Then download and work on images, software info and instruction, photo review etc. at the Hilton in our classroom. 5:30pm group dinner if you want to join the fun, possible painting with light photography.

Sunday, Photoshoot, then indoors for Everyday Studio Lighting work, with post processing and feedback after at our classroom in Plymouth. Photo review and slide show. Workshop ends at 4pm.

Schedule subject to change.

Maximum of 15 participants. Fee for the weekend is $350. Fee includes personal and photographic instruction, and guidance. Topics covered will include digital workflow, Lightroom and Photoshop along with photo review. We arrange shooting locations, meeting rooms for post processing and feedback, slideshow. Your part: Transportation, and lodging if needed (we recommend The Radisson Waterfront Hotel or The Hilton Garden Inn as the group hotel). You pay for all your own meals, entrance fees/costs to locations as needed and incidentals. Friday and Saturday night's dinners are around $20 each dinner if we have a private location and you bring your own beverage.

You'll need a camera and laptop computer, PC or Mac and you MUST know how to find your photos on your computer. Some post processing software that connects to Photomatix or Nik HDR is needed for HDR, trial version is fine. Photoshop or Photoshop Elements are encouraged. Details subject to change.

If you would like to attend this event, please use our paypal link and a credit card for a $100 deposit to hold your place by the end of April. The balance will be due 5 weeks before the event: August 10th. Refunds available if there is someone to take your place, minus a $30 processing fee. Email me with any questions. amjo41 at or click the Contact US small white envelope to your left. It's going to be a lot of fun with much learning and growing!

Sign ups are full for now, waiting list is available, email if you want to get on the waiting list.

Rick Sammon is including an autographed copy of his best-selling

book, 'Exploring the Light' with the cost of the workshop!

To sign up and pay please click on "I'm Going" and follow the prompts to pay with your credit card or PayPal.

You may also send a check by emailing me for the address. Click on "Contact Us" envelop under my name on the left side of this page.

It will be an inspiring and informative weekend with Rick as your guide.

Rick Sammon's Website

Refund Policy: If you find you can not attend, it is up to you to contact someone on the waiting list, or a friend and make arrangements with them to take your place. You must find someone who knows how to use their camera and has computer basics referred to above to take your place. Refunds only if we have to change or cancel this event. Thank you.

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  • ryan f.

    Great time

    October 19, 2012

  • David K.

    I had a blast this past weekend. Hospitality was over the top. Instruction was better than expected, even for some of us 'Nikon' shooters. (-:
    Best of all was meeting new friends.

    September 18, 2012

  • Lois F L.

    Amy is a great organizer who attends to all the details...major or minor. I would highly recommend attending any of her events if the topic being presented is featuring one of your interests. You won't be disappointed. Location is key...event room is comfortable, easy plug in access for each participant and stadium seating. Rest rooms are right around the corner and plenty of excellent quick seaford restaurants within a 5 minute walk of the Radisson.

    Also...very important...Amy features high quality presenters who know their stuff and are also great teachers....not always the case with some events.

    As for Rick always his workshops are top notch where everyone takes home great photographs and new techniques. And, Susan (his lovely wife) is his greatest asset...check out her IPhone skills...she's a master.

    September 17, 2012

  • Pamela D.

    AWESOME!!! I had so much fun, learned so many things and met some wonderful photographers. Thanks for the opportunity.

    September 17, 2012

  • Tom D.

    As always Amy... spectacular, well planned, many venues and models, just plain fun!! Thanks

    September 16, 2012

  • Carol F.

    The RS Workshop was both fun as well a learning packed experience. The pace was fast, the teaching focused and the time flew by. Rick is responsive and sensitive to specific learning needs. His patience immense!! THANK YOU RICK AND SUSAN

    September 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Top notch, as expected. I learned so much and had a great time practising.
    Rick is an outstanding teacher.

    September 16, 2012

  • Louise L.

    For those of you interested, the cranberry harvest album we talked about is in the Plymouth Digital Photography Club's Meetup photo page. Mountain Hill Bogs, October 14, 2011.

    September 15, 2012

  • Louise L.

    Friday night at Amy's proved to be a wonderful evening with Rick Sammon! Maybe the group of us that admits to being flash challenged should get together post workshop weekend to practice Ricks lessons!

    September 14, 2012

  • Louise L.

    I am also extremely flash challenged! What do I need to have to fire a flash remotely? And any suggestion on a good flash to get for off camera use?

    September 11, 2012

    • David K.

      I'll have an extra Nikon Speedlight if that will help.

      September 14, 2012

  • Louise L.

    Oh my, Canon of course! LOL

    September 11, 2012

  • Lori

    I'm 'flash-challenged'. In the list of things to bring for the workshop it talks about ' firing the flash remotely'. Is this referring to a Pocket Wizard? Are there any other Nikon users attending that might be able to help me out with this?

    September 9, 2012

    • David K.

      I'm a Nikon shooter. I'll have some speedlights and some Pocket Wizard Plus III's with me. Hope this helps.

      September 10, 2012

  • Amy D.

    A Nikon Pocket Wizard has been obtained!

    September 10, 2012

  • Marianne D.

    Just made my reservation at the Hilton Garden Inn. Looking forward to the workshop.

    September 2, 2012

  • David K.

    Tried the Radisson. Only one room available ($189+) and they do NOT have a contract yet so no Group Rate is available at this time. So, made a reservation at the Hilton Garden. The Group Rate at the Hilton Garden is $169+.
    Looking forward to a great weekend of learning and shooting. Can't wait to get a Ziggy's burger and ice cream, yeah!

    August 21, 2012

  • Pamela D.

    Hi, how far is the Radison from the Hilton: I booked at the hilton becasue that was where the workshop was being held, now it has changed to the Radison and they have no rooms. I do not know the area being from Maine, hopefully I won't get too lost finding the new venue.

    August 12, 2012

    • Amy D.

      They are 2.8 miles from each other, and the Radisson may have more rooms on August 14th, if you want to switch. Email me by clicking on the small 'contact us' envelope below my photo on the left side of this page.

      August 12, 2012

  • Ed F.

    Same here, where is your link to pay balance ?

    August 10, 2012

  • Amy D.

    To book a hotel room for this event, go to the special website set up by Hilton Garden Inn for our group rate if you can't get into the Radisson Hotel. We are now having our meetings at The Radisson Hotel.
    The web page address is: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.c...
    Group Name: Plymouth Digital Photographers
    Group Code: PDP
    Dates 14-SEP-2012 to 16-SEP-2012

    August 3, 2012

  • Connie P.

    I am so sorry I missed the signups for this event. If this is scheduled again, I certainly hope I will be paying more attention. Such a wonderful opportunity .

    April 29, 2012

  • Pamela D.

    Hi I did not get the email about the deposit I will send it ASAP do not want to loose my spot.

    April 22, 2012

Your organizer's refund policy for Rick Sammon Workshop: September 2012

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled

Additional notes: Refunds only if we cancel or reschedule. You may contact someone on the wait list or find someone who knows how to use their camera and computer basics to take your place.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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