What we're about

If you love to travel and want to get the most out of your photography, then this group is for you. We travel to great places where you can make fun photos while being guided by a professional photographer. Plus we have local and regional outings where you can photograph cool locations that you might not know about. From beginners to professionals, everyone can learn, share and make beautiful photos.

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Advanced Lightroom Workshop - Live Online or In Person

Loren's Education Center

This is a paid workshop, before you RSVP please register and pay at https://lorenphotos.com/mevents/advanced-lightroom-workshop/. This three-hour advanced Lightroom workshop is for photographers who have some experience with Lightroom but seek to improve their images and workflow. The 2018 release of Lightroom made a major change to camera profiles which means you can get even more from your RAW files. I’ll show you insights into advanced image processing that will make your photos like they were made by a professional. You’ll learn how to visualize how photos can be improved, even while you are taking the shot, which is where it all begins. We’ll start with a few things in the Library module that can save you a ton of time but we’ll spend most of the seminar working in the Develop module where the real magic happens. I will use many of my photos to show you how I make images look like what I saw in the field, which isn’t what you get in the RAW files cameras capture. All photos need some amount of work, some more than others. It could be just adding some black to make the image pop or it could be a good deal of work to make the sky looks the way it did when you made the picture. Lightroom is the easiest, fastest and best way to get the most out of your photos. Many photographers think Lightroom only makes a difference for landscape or nature photos, but I’ll show you how to improve your people pictures too. There is a lot more than just making colors pop, I’ll show you how to get skin tones right so your prints look great. I’ll be demonstrating with the latest version of Lightroom Classic CC but most things will be applicable to all versions whether you work on a Mac or Windows. We will cover a lot of material but I’ll have handouts that help you remember what we talk about and your photos will look better the next time you use Lightroom. Some of the things we will cover: • Techniques for backing up your catalog and images • Smart Previews • Stacking • Exporting to social media and websites via plug-ins • Printing workflow • Snapshots and History functions • Painter feature • Survey feature • Collections and key wording • Creating and using brush presets • Creating and using post production presets • Adjusting multiple photos • In-depth use of global and local adjustment tools • Tone curve • Hue, Saturation and Luminance (HSL), • Creating High Dynamic Range (HDR) images • Creating panoramic images with impact • Jumping to Photoshop • Using Photoshop actions from Lightroom • Black and white processing techniques • Fixing lens distortions You can attend this class in person or live online. If you attend online, you’ll have the same experience as the in person attendees except you won’t get any of my M&Ms! You will still be able to ask questions and see my computer screen. I use a paid service for my online classes to assure you have easy access and get quality sound and video. The class will be in Bedminster, NJ. You’ll receive the address once you register. This class is limited to 12 in person participants, so sign up now! June 1,[masked]:00 a.m. until noon Price $129.00 $109.00 Previous clients or Premium Members Limit of 12 participants in person For more information and tor register go to https://lorenphotos.com/mevents/advanced-lightroom-workshop/

Bucks County: Barns, Bridges and Wildflowers Photo Workshop

This is a paid workshop, please RSVP after you pay and register at https://lorenphotos.com/mevents/bucks-county-barns-bridges-and-wildflowers-photo-workshop/ Bucks County, Pennsylvania is known for historic covered bridges, lovely old barns and beautiful rural scenes. Spend a day photographing the beauty as professional photographer Loren Fisher takes you to some of his favorite Bucks County places. We will be traveling together in Loren’s 12-passenger Sprinter van, so you don’t have to worry about getting around or finding a place to park, since that can be tricky at some of our remote locations. We’ll photograph a beautiful farm with an old mill and pond, it is a gorgeous scene off the beaten path. We will visit scenic covered bridges, beautiful red barns and streams wandering through the forests. We’ll visit a unique wildflower preserve where native plants will be blooming making for colorful photos. The route has been planned so we can grab food when needed and also have restroom breaks. You may want to bring snacks if you tend to get hungry during the afternoon, there will be plenty of water in the van. This is a countryside workshop, we won’t be in towns very much. You can join the workshop at two locations: Bridgewater, NJ at 1:00 p.m. or in New Hope, PA at 2:00 p.m. Exact locations will be sent once you register. We’ll shoot all day and will be back in New Hope by 8:00 p.m. Transportation during the workshop is included. You will be dropped off near all the shooting locations so you won’t need to do a lot of walking, unless you like to wander off on your own. We will be in some fields and on uneven ground, it is suggested wearing hiking boots for protection. This workshop is for all levels of photographers, from iPhoners to experts. Loren will help you get the shots you are hoping for. You’ll want to have both wide angle and telephoto lenses, a zoom that covers both is great. If you have a macro lens, bring it, there are lots of details that make great images. You’ll also want a sturdy tripod. There won’t be a place to get batteries or extra memory cards, so bring plenty. We’ll be out shooting even if it is raining, unless it is a thunderstorm, so be prepared. Rural scenes can actually be enhanced by the rain, it can be a great time to make photos. If we do happen to get rain, Loren will show you several things to keep your photo gear dry. There will be plenty of microfiber towels and CGBs (Clear Garbage Bags, official photographer gear). Limited to 11 photographers Price Premium/Returning clients: $199 Regular registration: $229 For more information and to register go to https://lorenphotos.com/mevents/bucks-county-barns-bridges-and-wildflowers-photo-workshop/ There will be photographers in attendance who are not a member of this Meetup.

High Speed Photography Workshop

Loren's Education Center

This is a paid workshop, please don't RSVP until you have paid and registered at https://lorenphotos.com/mevents/high-speed-photography-workshop/ High speed photography is all about stopping time and seeing details that otherwise can’t be observed. With special equipment, timing, luck and good lighting you can images with lots of Wow! Join professional photographer Loren Fisher for a special workshop where we will stop objects moving in time. We will photograph a balloon popping just as it is being hit by a dart. It is so cool to see part of a balloon while the rest of it has already collapsed. We will drop strawberries into cream to see what kind of splashes we capture. We’ll shoot a lemon as it lands in water from both beneath and above the water level. It creates a photo that is always a surprise. My favorite is photographing colored water splashing from three glasses. No, the photo above isn’t Photoshopped, it is one shot but there is a special trick or two used to make the image. Loren will show you how it is done and you’ll make fun photos using his special rig. Any photography experience level can do this workshop and you don’t need any special equipment, just your camera, a tripod and a wired remote shutter release. Please don’t try to use a wireless release, you’ll be disappointed with your results. You don’t need a special lens like a macro, any lens in the 24-70mm range will work. Loren will show what settings to use and assure you come away with great photos. Location: The workshop will be at Loren’s new Photo Education Center in Bedminster, NJ. You’ll get the address once you register. Price $139.00 $119.00 Previous clients and Premium Members Limit of 4 participants For more info and to register go to https://lorenphotos.com/mevents/high-speed-photography-workshop/

Bucks County: Barns, Bridges and Wildflowers Photo Workshop

The first session sold out fast so I'm adding another trip to Bucks County. This is a paid workshop, please RSVP after you pay and register at https://lorenphotos.com/mevents/bucks-county-barns-bridges-and-wildflowers-photo-workshop-june-8/ Bucks County, Pennsylvania is known for historic covered bridges, lovely old barns and beautiful rural scenes. Spend a day photographing the beauty as professional photographer Loren Fisher takes you to some of his favorite Bucks County places. We will be traveling together in Loren’s 12-passenger Sprinter van, so you don’t have to worry about getting around or finding a place to park, since that can be tricky at some of our remote locations. We’ll photograph a beautiful farm with an old mill and pond, it is a gorgeous scene off the beaten path. We will visit scenic covered bridges, beautiful red barns and streams wandering through the forests. We’ll visit a unique wildflower preserve where native plants will be blooming making for colorful photos. The route has been planned so we can grab food when needed and also have restroom breaks. You may want to bring snacks if you tend to get hungry during the afternoon, there will be plenty of water in the van. This is a countryside workshop, we won’t be in towns very much. You can join the workshop at two locations: Bridgewater, NJ at 1:00 p.m. or in New Hope, PA at 2:00 p.m. Exact locations will be sent once you register. We’ll shoot all day and will be back in New Hope by 8:00 p.m. Transportation during the workshop is included. You will be dropped off near all the shooting locations so you won’t need to do a lot of walking, unless you like to wander off on your own. We will be in some fields and on uneven ground, it is suggested wearing hiking boots for protection. This workshop is for all levels of photographers, from iPhoners to experts. Loren will help you get the shots you are hoping for. You’ll want to have both wide angle and telephoto lenses, a zoom that covers both is great. If you have a macro lens, bring it, there are lots of details that make great images. You’ll also want a sturdy tripod. There won’t be a place to get batteries or extra memory cards, so bring plenty. We’ll be out shooting even if it is raining, unless it is a thunderstorm, so be prepared. Rural scenes can actually be enhanced by the rain, it can be a great time to make photos. If we do happen to get rain, Loren will show you several things to keep your photo gear dry. There will be plenty of microfiber towels and CGBs (Clear Garbage Bags, official photographer gear). Limited to 11 photographers Price Premium/Returning clients: $199 Regular registration: $229 For more information and to register go to https://lorenphotos.com/mevents/bucks-county-barns-bridges-and-wildflowers-photo-workshop-june-8/ There will be photographers in attendance who are not a member of this Meetup.

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