2017 CoPA Workshop Series
Maybe you’ve reached a plateau. Or perhaps you feel like you keep revving the engine but you’re stuck in neutral. In any event you have the desire to improve your photographic skills but you’re not sure how.
We’ve planned an entire year of workshops. They build on each other, and coincide with gallery shows and protfolio reviews throughout the year.
These workshops are taught by people who are not only professional photographers, but are CoPA members. Our goal is to make each and every member, at each and every level of expertise, feel comfortable in these twelve hands-on sessions.
Tools to Improve
Unlike any other organization dedicated to the fine art of photography, it is the mission of CoPA to provide the tools and resources for each and every member to keep improving. To that end we have a full calendar of workshops that are comprehensive, relevant…and very affordable.
Each month we will offer a different subject. You can sign up for all or pick and choose which are the most relevant for you. They will vary from lighting and capture techniques, Lightroom and Photoshop, and even how to sell your work.
2017 CoPA Workshop Lineup
|January 28||Basic Indoor Lighting|
|February 25||Lightroom 101 / Lightroom 102|
|March 25||Advanced Lightroom|
|April 22||Basic Outdoor Lighting|
|May 13||Advanced Outdoor Lighting|
|June 24||Project Based Work|
|July||Rescheduled to 2018|
|August||Rescheduled to 2018|
|September||Exhibiting and Selling Your Work|
|October||Website Building for Photographers|
|November||Members Gallery Show PREP Workshop|
|December||OFF/ Members Gallery Exhibit|
Workshop: Basic Indoor Lighting 101
We’re excited to kick off the 2017 workshop series on January 28th with one that has garnered particular interest, regarding indoor lighting.
Workshop: Lightroom 101 – Image Management and Organization
February 25 – Morning
In this CoPA Workshop, we will take a deep dive into Lightroom’s Library module and learn how to use best practices of Digital Asset Management to organize your entire image library.
Workshop: Lightroom 102 – Crafting Beautiful Images
February 25 – Afternoon
In addition to Lightroom providing extensive Image Management and Organization features, it also serves as your digital darkroom for processing and refining your images. Using the Develop Module, you’re able to enhance your images far beyond what your camera can achieve alone.
Workshop: Advanced Lightroom
March 25 - 1p-4p
In Lightroom Advanced, we’ll cover the topics such as fixing disjointed catalogs, tethered shooting, and printing at home, to make sure you’re using Lightroom to it’s full advantage.
Workshop: Basic Outdoor Lighting
April 22 – 1p-4p
Using natural light outdoors. Identify basic problems and offering simple solutions.
Workshop: Advanced Outdoor Lighting Using Strobes
May 13 – Afternoon
In this CoPA Workshop, we’ll learn how to effectively use strobe lights outdoors. We’ll explore how strobe lights can expand the possibilities in a given location, and offer more flexibility over using natural light only.
Workshop: Project Based Work
June 24 – 1p-4p
The Project Based Workshop will be taught by professional photographers Jon Horvath and Kevin Miyazaki. Both photographers will be present and talk about their own photography projects, as well as other photographers’ projects.
Workshop: Exhibiting and Selling Your Work
September 16 – 9a-noon
A crucial part of our development as artists is the business side of photography. This workshop is perfect whether you’re just starting out, already showing in galleries, exhibiting or hoping to expose your work to a wider audience.
Workshop: Website Building for Photographers
October 21 – 1p-4p
In this CoPA Workshop we will take a deep dive into best practices for building a website for photographers, focusing on SmugMug as the web platform. Concepts will apply across any development platform.