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Creative Photography Retreat on Cape Cod 2017

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  • Price: $158.00 /per person

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  • Two days of creativity and camaraderie in a charming Inn on Cape Cod in the coastal town of Sandwich, with an emphasis on capturing, editing and post processing techniques.

    Join us for a few fun-filled days in a comfortable meeting room where the focus will be on getting together to create new images or turn those chosen images on your computer into amazing photographs. Do you have thousands of images waiting to see the light of day? Would you like to devote a few days to optimizing your workflow, creating original still lifes, editing your images, getting feedback, and seeing what possibilities are out there to make them better? Would you like a second set of eyes to review your work?

    Different software options will be explored (most, if not all, software can be downloaded on a trial basis) as we play, learn and share in the digital darkroom.  This creativity workshop will be facilitated by Amy Davies with contributions from all who attend to help and support each other. The process of creative exploration AND sharing will be encouraged.

    We will have set ups to photograph and edit images.

    Create and photograph a still life work of art that makes you proud.

    Macro or abstract images will be covered.

    Add new techniques to your photographic options, play with light and texture.

    Time permitting we will cover as much of the following as possible:

    Instruction using Adobe post processing software, Lightroom, Photoshop CC2015 and/or Photoshop Elements. Google NIK software or Topaz.

    Photoshop Brushes: download and use creative brushes to add birds, trees and other elements to your images.

    Lightroom Presets.

    How to create your own unique signature brush.

    Adding textures for artistic effects.

    Adding Fall color using Lightroom.

    Painting effects through the use of creative plug-ins such as Topaz Impressions.

    Using in camera multiple exposure effects to create an artistic look.

    Start a Flickr account, a blog, an Instagram account or other social media option. 

    You will be post processing your own photos on your laptop (or desktop) using the software you have on your computer and learning how to do it efficiently to achieve a beautiful finished image.

    This 2 day creativity workshop is designed to get your creativity flowing, giving yourself time to work on your photography and to have fun in the process.  We will be doing some shooting in the morning and evening weather permitting, and during the day we’ll be sharing, playing, and enjoying ourselves while we're learning new software and processing techniques. The workshop will conclude with a celebratory slideshow of everyone’s finished images (your choice) on the last day. 

    You could leave with many finished images you love that are ready to print or post online. We'll help you upload them to a printing website so they can be shipped to your home.

    An elegant, comfortable Hotel in Sandwich is the setting, a perfect place to spend a weekend in winter with fellow photographers.  The charming Cape Cod town of Sandwich is right out the front door of our hotel. Walk to the Dexter Grist Mill, Sandwich Glass Museum, Churches, shops, antique stores, the Cape Cod central railroad, charming restored homes, and even a Tea Room. Sandy Neck is also close-by.  5 minutes away is the iconic Sandwich Boardwalk, The Cape Cod Canal visitors center and marina.

    We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fun learning event.  Bring your images that have been tucked away waiting to be processed, or make new ones, and your laptop and let’s see what we can create together!

    When: Saturday, January 21st at 10:30am until Sunday, January 22nd at 5:30pm. 

    Where: An elegant hotel with a comfortable meeting room and plush sleeping rooms, a tavern with a fireplace, beautiful gardens and a first rate restaurant and spa.

    Costs:  $158 retreat fee, includes support and instruction in the classroom and on location, with a comfortable meeting room for all of us to set up our laptops and other gear. Hotel sleeping rooms and meals are extra. 

    On January 1st the workshop fee goes to $178 and room availability/rates at the hotel changes December 20th.

    Hotel information will be sent when payment is received for this workshop/retreat.

    We have reserved a block of rooms with a rate of $170/nt for Friday and Saturday nights, and $137 for Sunday night. These rates include taxes and one breakfast voucher per room. Limited rooms at this price, so the earlier you sign up and reserve your room, the more choices you will have. 

    Amy will be booking for 2 nights, Saturday and Sunday, please feel free to stay until Monday. Those staying over on Sunday can gather after dinner and Monday morning depending on group motivation. Of course, you may join us for the retreat and not stay in the hotel.

    If you would like to room with someone, let Amy know and she will try and match you up with someone.

    What you'll need to bring: A well running laptop computer with recent versions of Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, and Adobe Lightroom installed and familiarity with these programs is recommended. Your camera of choice, a tripod if you have one, and a willingness to learn and play.

    Not necessary but feel free to bring flowers, produce, objects of art, fabric or anything you'd love to photographer that speaks to you. We'll have lighting and fabric options as well as examples to inspire.

    A little shooting, a lot of processing, LOTS of creativity and LOTS of Fun.

    Feedback from past events and workshops:

    "Thank you Amy for providing us with such great learning opportunities, I really appreciate all the time and attention you give to every event you plan". LL

    "I loved this class. Lots of information and hands on help. Thanks Amy!!" MS

    "Many thanks to Amy for her fun approach to photography! The weekend was everything one could ask for." SV

    Our Refund Policy: No refunds after 6 days from purchase, or if you book less than 30 days before the event.  If you are not able to make it, you may find someone else to give your space to. Please let Amy know if someone else is coming in your place. Full refund if we have to change the date or cancel.

    Amy Davies

    Before processing, straight out of the camera.

    After processing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC2015

    Before processing, straight out of the camera

    After using a preset in Lightroom, adjustments with cloning and a texture added in Photoshop CC2015.

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  • David K.

    We may have a Christening that weekend. If it is not confirmed then I'd like to attend, if openings remain.

    October 12

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    Amy, This is a great idea - hope to find some events that fit my schedule.

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    Photography has been my hobby for longer than I want to admit. Whether a long walk... more

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  • Paula X.

    Photography is not just my passion it's my life!

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