Create your own Masterpiece - Lighting and Editing beautiful still life

Looking for a unique and personal holiday gift?  Create your own Masterpiece!

Cathy Nocera is coming back by popular demand to share her incredible expertise in both studio lighting and editing.  This workshop sold out within days the last time we offered it!

Learn how to create photographic art worthy of framing and hanging on your walls.

$149 early registration through November 7
$169 regular price November 8 through 17

Students will bring to class elements for a still life from their own home - vase, fruit, material, etc. that would go well with their decor and personal style.  Each student sets up the still life and photographs it (with guidance for exposure, composition, etc), post processing and art work applied after lunch break.


Class will include:

- rules of design; color harmony, creating pleasing leading lines, shadow ratios, composition
- photographing your personal "treasures" with studio lighting.
- post processing using Photoshop/Elements techniques
- texturing with flair - adding "paint" to your piece
- explore cropping for maximum effect

Basic knowledge of Photoshop or Elements is essential.  This will be a hands on class with one on one guidance, limited to only five students.

Please bring your laptop, power cord, mouse and pad or wacom tablet (if you have one) and Photoshop or Elements installed, registered and working.

BONUS:  Free Photoshop brushes and  textures will be provided at no additional cost.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with break for lunch your own.

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But first - check out one of Cathy's most recent awards!!

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  • Sharon A.

    Another wonderful workshop with Cathy Nocera and another opportunity to increase my skills and abilities. Thanks for a great class.

    November 19, 2012

  • Cathy N.

    I enjoyed the students so much. We had a lovely, fun time and we all left as friends.

    November 18, 2012

  • Cathy N.

    Welcome Chris!

    1 · October 15, 2012

    • Christine C.

      Thank you Cathy (I prefer Christine but will respond to any name when being personally welcomed!) I'm looking forward to this workshop!

      October 15, 2012

    • Cathy N.

      Christine, I am looking forward to meeting you!! I will be sending out some thoughts and instructions as to what to bring soon. Till then...

      October 15, 2012

  • Cathy N.

    Welcome Cindi Cooper! This class is going to be fun. Start thinking about what you would like your Masterpiece to look like.

    October 3, 2012

    • Cindi C.

      I don't have a laptop, but will there be room for my desktop? It's not very big. I do have a wacom. I'm looking forward to meeting you too!

      October 8, 2012

    • Peggy

      Come early so you can set up your desktop! :)

      October 8, 2012

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