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Don't know how to edit photos or not sure you're doing it right? Spending more than 10 minutes editing a photo? You're probably doing everything WRONG and could get way better results in significantly less time!! Learn the editing secrets of top professional photographers and a proper RAW-Workflow. See how to CORRECTLY, SUPER QUICKLY, and EASILY import, cull, keyword, edit, and export THOUSANDS of photos in MINUTES instead of hours. WITH EVEN BETTER RESULTS! Local Photography Pro and Adobe Lightroom expert, Steve Mermelstein will present Lightroom to you in an accessible and very easy to understand format. Many of Lightroom's newest features offer extraordinary time savings thanks to recent improvements and the addition of highly sophisticated Artificial Intelligence! But most users aren't even aware of these tools, where they've hidden them, or how to use them to their full potential. Steve will show you how to access and use all of Lightroom's most powerful and important tools, when/when not to use them, with super easy to understand step by step instructions anyone can follow! This class is perfect for anyone who wants to get started with image editing or needs to learn or brush up on Adobe Lightroom's newest features. It is NOT a disguised sales pitch for plugins, presets, other services, or software! Steve has helped many novices. Even experienced photographers and Pros, who have been using Lightroom and Photoshop for years and they were all extremely surprised by how much they been missing or misunderstanding. You'll be amazed at how incredible your photos can look! ****You're guaranteed to kick yourself for not learning this information sooner!**** With decades of photography and editing experience, plus constant continuing education, Steve can give qualified and informed answers to all your photography, photo workflow, and editing questions. He'll help solve editing issues, and can also give edit recommendations. Past attendees rave about how enthusiastic Steve is about sharing his knowledge and experiences. Free parking at Champlain College Miller Center or along Sears Ln. Requirements: • A working camera; any make/model with RAW capability, Aperture Priority (A or Av), Shutter Priority (S or Tv) and Manual (M) modes. Unsure? Need a recommendation? Ask in the comments below. We're happy to help. (Most cameras upwards of $500 and even many camera phones have these capabilities with a camera app downloaded from the app store.) • You're welcome to use our computers OR bring your own computer with Lightroom Classic CC or Lightroom 6 installed. Cost: $199.99 per person. Price includes class fee and all materials. DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED IF THERE ARE FEW (or zero) RSVPs SHOWN ON THIS PAGE. All our meetups are advertised to several different clubs and web sites. More people have likely signed up for this workshop using those other methods. Those other methods are completely independent of this page/group and are more active. We will automatically close the meetup to new sign ups once it’s actually full. In the rare and unlikely event we don’t fill up, the workshop will still go on as long as there is at least one paid signup. IMPORTANT: To register and secure your space at this workshop you must sign up and pay at: http://book.vtphototours.com/
This meetup takes place on the FOURTH Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm! Show and Tell Workshop Theme: (optional) "Spring" AND/OR "Circles" Interpretation of the theme is completely up to you. You're welcome to arrive late. Early birds may arrive as early as 6pm. This Meetup is free and open to all! (You do not need to be a Generator member.) Free parking at Champlain College Miller Center. Enter through Lakeside Ave and go to the south end of the lot. Handicap parking and handicap accessible entrance is at 40 Sears Ln. Please ring bell if you need assistance. How our Show and Tell Workshops work: Feel free to just watch and learn, or if you're more adventurous, we'll display up to 5 of your photos on the TV for you to "show and tell" us about them. For example, you could choose to share the story behind the photo, tell us how you edited it, or ask for edit advice...whatever you want to share or not share is up to you! Please don't ever be afraid to jump in and ask questions. You won't be judged or criticized! We have fostered an extremely friendly group of photographers of every skill level. Each has a genuine interest in learning more and helping each other. We all appreciate everyone's perspective and comments. So please don't feel intimidated. Please speak up! Rules: 1) Don't be mean. Anyone sharing may also optionally opt-in to receive "no hurt feelings" constructive critique and/or optional edit suggestions from our Pros. 2) Don't debate or argue. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and feelings! Especially since appreciation of a work of art is so subjective and personal. One person might love an image or idea and another might hate it. One might have an idea to improve it and another might disagree. That's fine, as there is never a single right answer. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Please don't turn any comment into a dragged out debate or argument. 3) Artistic Nudity and Nude Model Policy Photography containing adult exposed breasts/genitals may be shared but please warn Steve so it can be announced prior to its display. We must give minors and anyone offended by nudity time to temporarily exit the room. 4) Laser Pointers welcome Please also feel free to bring a laser pointer (if you have one) as you'll find it useful for your presentation and for offering critique or edit suggestions. 5) Please follow the following sharing guidelines: Please bring UP TO 5 photos (saved as JPG files) on a SD Card, MicroSD Card, USB hard drive, Thumbdrive/USB flash drive/USB Flash key, or any Apple device with AirPlay support. YOU MUST create a folder named, "SHOWTELL" or delete all other files from your drive/card as it causes too many delays and wastes too much time. Sorry, there just isn't enough time to look through other folders on your drive or to search for the correct photos. SO ONLY THE FIRST 5 PHOTOS ON THE DRIVE/CARD OR IN A FOLDER NAMED "SHOWTELL" WILL BE GIVEN ADEQUATE TIME. If you bring more than 5 photos we may skip the others entirely or we will scroll through the photos very very quickly and your presentation may be abruptly cut off as soon as time runs out. It is 100% your responsibility to ensure you haven't left any files you don't want shared on the drive. We are not responsible for showing anything you don't want shared.
NO JUDGMENT ZONE! All ages and abilities from complete newbies to beginners to the some-what experienced are welcome! Rain, snow, or shine -- we will plan the workshop accordingly. We promise you'll have fun even if it's raining or snowing! On this group workshop you will: • Experience the natural beauty of Vermont on back-road photography workshop and tour with a seasoned Vermont photographer and world-renowned Photography Instructor. • Revieve one-on-one instruction from Steve Mermelstein (http://www.vtphototours.com/about/steve-mermelstein/), learning many tips and tricks to help you improve your photography skills. • Learn how take make portfolio worthy pictures every time you go out! • Learn more about your lenses, your camera, when [and when not to] use specific functions, how to adjust the settings for different light conditions and different subjects. • Receive many opportunities to make memorable and breathtaking photographs of Vermont. • Be driven in style and comfort in one of our luxury SUVs to Vermont's best shoot locations for the light and weather conditions of the day. No climbing or hiking required! • Lightroom instruction and portfolio consultation (if desired) in the classroom after sunset. Depending on the weather conditions, we'll stop to shoot: waterfalls, covered bridges, barns, and churches, farms, farmers, antique trucks, cars, tractors, cows, sheep, sheepdogs, views of Mt. Mansfield, Camel's Hump, and other mountain ranges. We might see black bear, moose, white tailed deer, red fox, porcupine, hawks, woodpeckers, owls, and more! This group workshop is limited to just four photographers to ensure each participant has one-on-one time with Steve Mermelstein. (FULLY Private Workshops are also available. http://www.vtphototours.com/workshops/private/ ) DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED IF THERE ARE FEW (or zero) RSVPs SHOWN ON THIS PAGE. All our meetups are advertised to several different clubs and web sites. More people have likely signed up for this workshop using those other methods. Those other methods are completely independent of this page/group and are more active. We will automatically close the meetup to new sign ups once it’s actually full. In the rare and unlikely event we don’t fill up, the workshop will still go on as long as there is at least one paid signup. Workshop departs from Generator, 40 Sears Ln, Burlington, VT 05401. Free parking at Champlain College Miller Center or along Sears Lane. Requirements: • An interest in photography. All skill levels from beginners to long time photographers welcome. • A working camera; any make/model with RAW capability, Aperture Priority (A or Av), Shutter Priority (S or Tv) and Manual (M) modes. Unsure? Need a recommendation? Ask in the comments below. We're happy to help. (Most cameras upwards of $500 and even many camera phones have these capabilities with a camera app downloaded from the app store.) • Charged batteries for above. • Blank memory cards for above (or free space if using your phone.) • Tripod recommended but not required. • Closed toe shoes, sneakers, or boots and appropriate dress for the forecast (https://darksky.net/). Cost: Regularly $249.99 per person. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $199.99 per person. (Limited time offer: Valid for all 2019 Spring and Summer Meetup Group Workshops booked by May 31, 2019. Please select Early Bird Special when adding to cart.) IMPORTANT: To register and secure your space at this workshop you must sign up at: http://book.vtphototours.com/
Learn how to use drones safely, with confidence and skill at this fun Drone Flying Workshop presented by Northern New England Drone User Group Organizer and VTDrone.com Founder, Steve Mermelstein! This two-hour paid workshop is designed to give everyone the knowledge needed to become a capable and safe drone pilot. Following a very informative classroom session, paid attendees receive a free training quadcopter they can keep! All skill levels welcome! Even beginners or someone who has been flying! This class covers a wide range of essential and important information. Following our advice will help you avoid common mistakes and significantly decrease the risk of costly crashes. Everyone will learn a lot of new and critical practices, procedures, and skills which are not touched upon in any manual or online video or course. Separate classes are offered for Adults and Children/Families: Our Children/Family class is generally best suited for ages 12 and up but younger kids may also benefit if they're more mature or advanced for their age. Children/Family session: 2:00-3:55pm. Adults only session: 4:00-6:15pm. Depending on number and complexity of questions received, Adult session may end later. DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED IF THERE ARE FEW (or zero) RSVPs SHOWN ON THIS PAGE. All our meetups are advertised to several different clubs and web sites. More people have likely signed up for this workshop using those other methods. Those other methods are completely independent of this page/group and are more active. We will automatically close the meetup to new sign ups once it’s actually full. In the rare and unlikely event we don’t fill up, the workshop will still go on as long as there is at least one paid signup. Cost: Family: $129.99 (One Adult and One Child. Each additional Adult or Child is $39.99.) Adult: $79.99 Child: $59.99 These non-refundable fees includes, the class, registration and lab material fees. Each paid attendee will also receive a free quadcopter. Optional add-ons: Battery and Charger Kit: $35 This optional kit includes 5 extra batteries and a 5 battery charger. Tiny Whoop FPV Racing Kit: $165 This optional kit includes FPV Goggles, FPV Camera, 5 extra batteries, and a 5 battery charger so you can modify your practice drone into a Tiny Whoop Racer! Please don't forget to specify date desired in notes section during checkout. Location: Vermont Drone at Generator 40 Sears Ln, Burlington, VT 05401 For more information please email st4eve @ vtd14ro4ne . c5om (please remove all spaces and numbers). Terms: These services are offered by VTDrone.com/VTPhotoTours.com. Each workshop is limited a specific number of students so each student has one-on-one time with instructor. First come (first to pay), first served. Registration will automatically be closed as soon as the class is full. Please arrive on time as we start promptly at stated start time. Refund Policy: As we’re holding a space and purchasing materials for you, all sales are final. There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. Class credit for use at an upcoming class will be provided if you notify us at least 7 days in advance of this class. Requests must be made by email. Cancellation Policy: We reserve the right to cancel any class for any reason but typically only do so for potentially hazardous weather. Students enrolled in a class which is canceled will be notified by message or email if a valid email address has been provided. Students enrolled in a canceled class will be offered credit for a future class. Subject to Additional Terms: Full or partial payment constitutes acceptance of the VTPhotoTours.com Workshop/Tour Contract Terms and Conditions at: http://www.vtphototours.com/terms/ To register and secure your space at this workshop you must sign up at: https://squareup.com/store/vtdrone/item/drones-workshop