Upcoming Events for Bryce Denison Fine Art Photography

Day of Photography  September 16, 2016 and September 17, 2016  $99  At Tech Shop 800 Republic Drive, Allen Park, Michigan 48101

The Day of Photography is a weekend conference on all things photography organized by photographers for photographers. This event is geared for everyone interested in photography regardless of skill level. Each day will include lectures and demonstrations in a variety of photography areas. From portrait and lighting to photoshop and digital editing. 

Speakers and topics will include:

Parrish Kohanim - Portraiture, Fashion, and Celebrity photography - opening keynote address. Speaking Friday night at 7:00-9:30pm.

Terry White - What is New from Adobe. Speaking Saturday 1-3pm.

Bryce Denison - Fauna of Central and North America. Also Digital Infrared for closing keynote address. Speaking Saturday 3:30-5:30pm and 6:30-8:00pm.

Kevin and Heather Autry - The Business of Weddings. Speaking Saturday 8:30-10:00am.

Paul Bednarski - Design Elements for Product Illustration and Architecture. Speaking Saturday 1:00-3:00pm.

Bill Buchanon - Assembling a Slideshow with Music using Pro Show Director. Speaking Saturday 3:30-5:30pm.

Michael Florian - Editing in Adobe Camera Raw. Speaking Saturday 8:30-10:00am.

Richard Grubola - Digital Editing in Photoshop. Speaking Saturday 3:30-5:30pm.

Jim Hoover - Pet Photography. Speaking Saturday 8:30-10:00am.

Claude Jodion - One Light Portraiture. Speaking Saturday 3:30-5:30pm.

Ward Laforme - Sports Photography. Speaking Saturday 1:00-3:00pm.

Linda Piasecki - The Photographer as Naturalist. Speaking Saturday 8:30-10:00am.

Steve Ragland - Studio Lighting. Speaking Saturday 1:00-3:00pm.

Michael Sarnacki - Making a Living in Photography. Speaking Saturday 3:30-5:30pm.

Helen Yancy - How to Make an Ordinary Picture Extraordinary. Speaking Saturday 10:30 - 12:00 noon.

 

Camera Mart Lectures

Advanced Camera Handling with Canon Cameras 

April 2, 2016  1:00pm - 4:00pm

 $35  At Camera Mart  Pontiac, MI.

Modern DSLR’s can be daunting.  Dozens of buttons often perform multiple functions, scores of menu options, and a quick control dial that does 18 different things. It’s enough to send the new user screaming into the night, and even faze the seasoned pro going digital after decades of film experience.  This three-hour workshop or Meet-Up will concentrate on the new and confusing concepts of digital photography and high tech cameras.  Learn how and why to shoot in RAW as compared to JPEG.  Learn how to read and utilize the RGB histograms, how to expose to the right, and when not to do it.  We will walk through the menus of both the high end (EOSI, 5D Mark II, III, 7D) and mid line (60D) cameras and the more approachable Digital Rebel, showing you the settings that will solve a variety of real-world problems.  This is not an entry level class.  Students are expected to already understand f/stops and shutter speeds and ideally, have completed a #101 Fundamental Class.  We will not cover the use of a DSLR as a video camera.

NIK Plugins / April 2, 2016 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

 $25  At Camera Mart  Pontiac, MI

NIK is a software company owned by Google.com. They arguable has the best suite of editing programs designed to enhance basic editing programs like Adobe Elements, Lightroom and Photoshop.  They have superior sharpening programs, conversion programs to take color digital images to Black & White, and ways to permit programs like Adobe Lightroom to use and take advantage of layers and masks while still maintaining a non-destructive editing process.

Infrared Photography  July 16, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm

$25  At Camera Mart  Pontiac, MI.

This two-hour workshop offers instruction and hands-on participation to create surreal images with a digital camera through the use of infrared cut off filters.  After a short classroom discussion, we will demonstrate shooting a digital image, then demonstrate the editing of that image.  Information will be provided about aftermarket companies that can modify your spare digital camera body to shoot exceptional digital infra-red images. 

Lightroom Overview  July 16, 2016  1:00pm - 4:00pm

$35 At Camera Mart  Pontiac, MI.

Lightroom is fast becoming the standard in image editing and management software, boosting your creativity; saving time and effort.  During this workshop, students will learn to download, rate, and manipulate their images with speed and ease.  Built to be fast, intuitive, and a pleasure to use, it is a powerful tool for your digital photography tasks, whether you’re adjusting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands.  Experiment fearlessly with nondestructive editing tools that help you create incredible images.  Showcase your work elegantly in print layouts, slide shows, and web galleries.  We will teach you to use Adobe Lightroom as your digital darkroom and digital assistant in one complete package.

Macro Photography September 10, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm

$25  At Camera Mart  Pontiac, MI.

This three-hour class covers macro photography techniques up to 10x magnifications.  Fill the frame with the head of a pin or the glistening facets of a fly’s eye.  Explore the fascinating worlds inside ordinary objects such as watches or cell phones.  We will be photographing diverse subjects including insects, small machines, flowers, computer chips, gemstones, coins, and postage stamps.  Both the scientific and artistic aspects of macro photography will be discussed and demonstrated.  We will have various stations set up with bellows, extension tubes, macro lenses and various macro lighting equipment.  Students will have ample opportunity to shoot each setup, learning techniques to combat vibration, live subjects that move, exposure computation and magnification computation.  We will discuss macro lenses such as Photars, Luminars, and Macro-Summars High quality macro photography using low cost darkroom enlarging lenses.  The last hour of class involves macro stacking with computer programs such as Helicon Soft.  Helicon Soft is a program that takes control of your camera to shoot 10-20 photos to be combined, using a computer, into one photo to create a depth-of-field not possible in the actual shot.  Bring any of your own macro gear and we will demonstrate tricks to push it to the limits.  Please bring a camera that has a mirror lockup.  Cameras that have pseudo mirror lockup, triggered by the cameras self-timer are acceptable.  MPW has a large assortment of small objects to photograph, if you want to bring in your own, we will be glad to teach you how to shoot them. 

Advanced Composition - Light Isolate Theory  September 10, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm

$35  At Camera Mart  Pontiac, MI.

This two-hour workshop is designed for the photographer that already understands shutter speeds, f/stops and ISO; but who may struggle with creativity and how to design and compose your photograph. Learn about the origin of the Rule of Thirds. Learn about other composition techniques including: The Light Isolate Theory, positive space and negative space, Golden Spiral, leading lines, symmetrical and asymmetrical balance and how to create a three-dimensional volume in your images.

Filters and Lenses  October 1, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm

$25  At Camera Mart  Pontiac, MI.

This two-hour program will provide information about what filters are relevant to today’s digital photographer and an overview of the lenses that will help you get the job done with ease, quality and value. Learn about normal, wide angle, and telephoto lenses and the advantages and disadvantages regarding the use of each. Learn about zoom lenses, macro lenses and apochromatic lenses.

We will demonstrate the use and purpose of specialty lenses such as tilt/shift lenses and super-telephoto lenses designed for sports and wildlife. Bring your camera as this will be a hands on program.

Advanced Camera Handling with Canon Cameras  October 1, 2016  1:00pm - 4:00pm

$35  At Camera Mart  Pontiac, MI.

Modern DSLR’s can be daunting.  Dozens of buttons often perform multiple functions, scores of menu options, and a quick control dial that does 18 different things. It’s enough to send the new user screaming into the night, and even faze the seasoned pro going digital after decades of film experience.  This three-hour workshop or Meet-Up will concentrate on the new and confusing concepts of digital photography and high tech cameras.  Learn how and why to shoot in RAW as compared to JPEG.  Learn how to read and utilize the RGB histograms, how to expose to the right, and when not to do it.  We will walk through the menus of both the high end (EOSI, 5D Mark II, III, 7D) and mid line (60D) cameras and the more approachable Digital Rebel, showing you the settings that will solve a variety of real-world problems.  This is not an entry level class.  Students are expected to already understand f/stops and shutter speeds and ideally, have completed a #101 Fundamental Class.  We will not cover the use of a DSLR as a video camera.

The Art & Craft of Black and White  December 3, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm

$25  At Camera Mart  Pontiac, MI.

This two-hour program will offer a philosophy and workflow how to shoot your images on a digital camera then convert them to Black and White. We will discuss and demonstrate the difference between desaturating the image, converting to greyscale and the power of NIK Silver Effects Pro 2.0. Learn about warm tone and cool tone printing and what it takes to produce a full range of tonality in your image and finally; how much sharpening to finish your image to produce a fine art product.

Advanced Camera Handling Nikon  December 3, 2016  1:00pm - 4:00pm

$35   At Camera Mart  Pontiac, MI.

Modern DSLR’s can be daunting.  Dozens of buttons and menu options can send the new user screaming into the night, and even faze the seasoned pro going digital after decades of film experience.  This two-hour workshop or Meet-Up will concentrate on the new and confusing concepts of digital photography and high tech cameras.  Learn how and why to shoot in RAW as compared to JPEG.  Learn how to read and utilize the RGB histograms, how to expose to the right, and when not to do it. Master white balance and learn how to set a custom white balance for accurate neutral colors.  Visualize and shoot black and white images and how to convert your digital color images to B&W.  We will walk though the menus of both the high end (D3, D4, D800, D-810, D700, D300s) cameras and the more affordable D7200, D5200, D3200, D90, or D60, to show you how to adjust the settings in your menu that will solve a variety of real-world problems. We will not exclude relevant information about the (D-100, D-200, D-40) and older cameras. This is not an entry level class. Students are expected to already understand f/stops and shutter speeds and to have completed a #101 Fundamentals Class.  We will not cover the use of your camera as a digital video camera.