A call went out from the Media Center in Palo Alto for a studio video production that sounded interesting. I had the time but no experience. So I went anyway. Ended up they were short-handed and I was trained on the spot in the use of the graphics unit, so I got to participate in the shoot as the Graphics person. 


Loved it. Back in the control room again … memories of when I was doing amateur theater, running the stage lighting, working production, etc. A very seductive thing for me. Must do more. 

Speaking of the Media Center, I’m offering two image processing workshop sessions and they’re coming up soon…

Adobe Photoshop for Photographers: A Simple Approach

This two-session workshop focuses on learning how to get the most from just a few of Photoshop’s tools to achieve great results: Levels, Curves, Layers and Masks. In both lecture and lab time, we will examine organizing your files and how to work efficiently. You’ll be introduced to methods and concepts for sharpening and printing. No prior Photoshop experience required. Lab time throughout to practice techniques.

Monday-Tuesday, October 26 & 27

Adobe Lightroom: Starting in the Middle

A two-session workshop for photographers interested to learn how to use Adobe Lightroom. Learn how to transition your work from Photoshop into Lightroom, or start from scratch with Lightroom as the principal tool for your image processing workflow. No prerequisites, some familiarity with Photoshop and image processing workflow is helpful. Students are welcome to bring a library of their own work, either on external hard drive or laptop. There will be time given throughout the session for hands-on. 

Saturday-Sunday, November 7 & 8

For more information and registration, see the Media Center website at http://www.midpenmedia.org/ 

And feel free to contact me as well if you have any questions!