101 - Master the camera

Outline: Exposure and histogram | Dynamic range and HDR | Metering and Focus modes | Composition rules and guidelines | Exposure Triangle: ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture (f-stop) | Low and fast shutter speed situation | Different ways to control the depth of field | Night sky and Macro photography | Review of filters, tripods, and lens
Level: Beginner
Duration: 3 parts of 2 hours each
Cost: $120 for 6 hours and a summary booklet
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102 - RAW Photo Editing

Outline: Importing pictures from camera | Organize pictures in folders and how to find them | Getting the right exposure | Expending the dynamic range | Recovering Highlight and Shadows | Adding details and removing noise | Convert in black and white | Split toning and other color adjustment | Export pictures for print and social media
Level: Beginner
Duration: 2-3 hours
Cost: $30
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201 - Master the light

Outline: Using flash on camera | Light attachment, diffusers, and reflectors | Inverse square law | Three point lighting setup | Basic light setup for portrait | How does a flash work with a camera | Using the flash with natural lights | Using gels and High Speed Sync or ND filters | 2-3 hours Workshop on Product and Portrait photography
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 3 parts of 2 hours each
Cost: $180 for 6-7 hours and a summary booklet
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202 - Posing and directing

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301 - Master your vision

Outline: Use complementary colors to improve the contrast of the image | Use depth in the picture to avoid a flat look | Direct the viewer's eyes to what you want them to see | Learn Ansel Adams zone system for pictures well exposed and balanced | Define your own style by learning from other photographers | Business and Social Media overview
Level: Advanced
Duration: 3 parts of 2 hours each
Cost: $250 for 6 hours and a summary booklet
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302 - Photoshop

Coming soon


- The brand new 201 - Master the light class will be given for the first time in July at a discounted price of $180. Come and join us! The places are limited.

- The next time the 102 - Photo editing workshop will be given, one computer screen calibration per student will be offered for the small amount of $5.

- In August I will be working on the 301 - Master your vision and adding a business and social media section to help you improve your online presence and income.

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A long hike

This was an unexpected, we turned around and saw this waterfall. Well, it did look smaller at the time so we decided to head that way. The trail didn’t exist, we knew a few went there but most of it, we had to make our trail. We ended crossing a creek so we could get …

11,760 feet

11,760 feet high. We thought we could get there by truck but the top of the mountain still had snow. We had to climb hard and we could feel the rarity of the oxygen. The view was just amazing. We’ll have to get back and take a sunrise and sunset pictures there once the snow …

Exploring day

Finally, the day came where we could both go out and explore an area. We had a few places we wanted to check out while leaving open to anything that could seem interesting. We went to an overlook at 11,760 ft. Due to the snow that was still on top, we had to hike part …

Living with the dead

Beautiful mountains go through our wonderful Colorado state with many rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. A few years ago, a disease hot the trees and they started dying. I can only imagine the beauty it once with everything living around this gorgeous lake and grass. Nevertheless, we could almost picture it looking at this photography. Nature will …

Cold breeze

We all want summer, the warms and long days. Me, on the other side, anything beyond 80 degrees and I’m melting. With the heat coming up this week and reaching over 90 this weekend. I had to look back at sometimes where a cold breeze was just perfect. This one was just perfect. I remember …

Just for you

It seems you my mountain landscape are pretty well liked. I went back to some older pictures and brought you one from the past. This one was taken around Independence Pass if my memory is correct. That area is really nice to photograph especially if you can get some good glad formation up in the sky. I’m …

To infinity and beyond

Mountaintops give you such a nice view of nature’s fierce history of the earth. All of those history events are made by force but of different kinds. Some rocks pushing against each other with long lasting brute force and shaking violently. Others, move slowly through the rocks to calm and soothe them down along the way, creating huge …

Always double check

Life is busy and I didn’t have the time for a while to go out a shot some pictures for myself. Last Saturday, after finishing some work on the roof, under the staircase or doing some business in Antonito, I was exhausted. That evening, I took my daughter with me and headed to Del Norte …

25 seconds at Big Meadow

Long exposures are always fun to play! So I plugged in my ND filter on my Canon FD 24mm f2.8, set them on a tripod. After different tries, I found out the 25 seconds mark worked perfectly with my other exposure settings. My ISO was at 100 while I used the biggest F-stop of 22. …

Arriving at the right time

Following my post of last week, and for those who didn’t see it, here’s the picture I was talking about. We were there at the right time. Always with me, my Canon 24mm f2.8 on my Sony Nex 6. I also decided to use my ND filter. I allowed me to use a slower shutter speed so make …