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Photoshop for Photographers: The Essentials

with Shelley Vandegrift

June 3 – 13, 2024

Mondays and Thursdays; 12:30 – 3:00 pm (Mountain Time)
  • Tuition $525.00

Course Description

Elevate your post-processing skills and conquer Photoshop’s complexities with Shelley Vandegrift as your guide. Tailored for photographers, this workshop demystifies the essential features and tools required for crafting artistic imagery.

Photoshop was designed not only for photographers but also for designers, web developers, and graphic artists. Shelley, a seasoned photographic artist and instructor with a knack for making software understandable, takes the guesswork out of Photoshop by clarifying which menus, tools, and features are essential and which you are better off ignoring. Learn software customization as Shelley demonstrates how to tailor the Photoshop interface for an efficient workflow. We dive into crucial techniques such as utilizing layers, masks, and blending modes to optimize and enhance your images.

At the conclusion of this workshop, you will possess the core Photoshop skills that every photographer needs to take their image processing to the next level.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This workshop is appropriate for any photographer who is looking for a foundation in the basics of Photoshop for photographers.

What You Should Know:

The class will not cover editing of Raw files, therefore, a working knowledge of either Lightroom or Camera Raw is recommended for those who shoot in Raw.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 12:30 – 3:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Mondays and Thursdays starting June 3 and ending June 13 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

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Shelley Vandegrift

Shelley Vandegrift fell under the spell of photography as a 10-year-old child, carefully watching and learning in her father’s darkroom. From that point forward, the technical components of the post-production process held as much attraction for her as the creative experience behind the lens. With the introduction of digital photography, she found a marriage between her two passions: photography and computer technology. She shares that passion both in her photographic art and in workshops and webinars globally.

Her teaching focuses primarily on two areas: artistic post-processing techniques and infrared photography. Shelley possesses a knack for taking post-processing techniques and making them accessible to all. In conjunction with her artistic mentor and friend, Laurie Klein, she guides photographers in achieving their own artistic vision through the magic of post-processing and discovering the skills they need to craft their stories.

Shelley is co-author with Laurie Klein of Infrared Photography: Digital Techniques for Artistic Images, 2nd Edition from Amherst Publishing. She is the designer and developer of Infrared Mastery presets for Luminar and Lightroom, and has been a guest lecturer/presenter for Skylum and DxO software.  Her work has been featured in the two-woman exhibit, The Beauty of Invisible Light, at the Commons Gallery and in B&W Magazine, A. Smith Gallery, the Latino Cultural Center of Dallas, Dallas City Hall, Lucas Gallery, and the Art Travelers Gallery at Dallas’s Love Field airport.

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