Workshop Schedule Update

We just got back from a two week vacation in Florida and we are back on track with a workshop schedule update for free workshops coming up during the next few weeks. The dates are now finalized, with the following information and schedules (please see the bottom of this page on how to sign up for a workshop):

May 29 – Introduction to Photography

    Location and time: Roxborough State Park, May 29 @ 9 AM
    Update: We are meeting in the parking lot of the park

  1. The Exposure Triangle (Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO) and White Balance
  2. Introduction to DSLR cameras and lenses
  3. Camera modes and how to shoot in manual mode
  4. Metering modes and exposure compensation
  5. Autofocus and manual focus operation
  6. Taking sharp photos
  7. Shutter speed and creative photography
  8. Shooting scenarios (portraits, landscapes, action, etc)
  9. Basics of composition
  10. Depth of field and bokeh

Note: you will be responsible for paying $6 entrance fee (state park fee) at the entrance station. Please bring plenty of water and snacks, since no breakfast or lunch will be provided.

June 11 – Landscape Photography

    Location and time: Rocky Mountain National Park, June 11 @ 11 AM
    Update: We are meeting in front of the Historic Park Theatre in Estes Park at 11 AM sharp

  1. Introduction to Landscape Photography
  2. Camera gear – cameras, lenses and tripods
  3. Exposure and camera settings
  4. Filters and filter systems
  5. Composition
  6. Shooting scenarios (waterfalls, streams, sunrise & sunset, night photography, etc)
  7. Weather and timing
  8. Focusing and depth of field

Note: you will be responsible for paying $20 entrance fee per vehicle (national park fee) at the entrance station. It might be a good idea to carpool with others. Please bring plenty of water and lunch, since food will not be provided.

June 12 – Portrait and Wedding Photography

    Location and time: Hilton Garden Inn Cherry Creek, Bing Room, June 12 @ 9 AM
    Update: Please find out from front desk where the Bing Room is – we are meeting there at 9 AM sharp

  1. Introduction to portrait and wedding photography
  2. Camera gear – cameras and lenses
  3. Exposure and camera settings
  4. Posing and composition
  5. Capturing the moments
  6. Depth of field and bokeh
  7. Using filters for portraiture
  8. Shooting outside
  9. Shooting indoors
  10. Flash photography basics
  11. On-camera and off-camera flash (speedlights)
  12. Shooting in dim/dark environments with flash
  13. Post-processing basics

Note: the hotel has a good restaurant (Zink), so we will have our lunch there. You will be responsible for paying for your own meal.

June 18 – Flash Photography

    Location and time: Doubletree Denver Tech Center, Teal Meeting Room, June 18 @ 9 AM

  1. Introduction to flash photography
  2. Introduction to Nikon and Canon speedlights
  3. Flash gear – reflectors, umbrellas, softboxes, flashes, etc
  4. Working in TTL mode
  5. Working in Manual mode
  6. Wireless flash triggers (IR and radio)
  7. On-camera and off-camera flash (speedlights)
  8. Off-camera flash with studio strobes
  9. Using flash indoors and outdoors
  10. Creating beautiful portraits with flash
  11. Balancing ambient light and flash
  12. Using gels to correct white balance and color

Note: the hotel has a good restaurant (Zink), so we will have our lunch there. You will be responsible for paying for your own meal.

Please note that you should bring a DSLR camera with you if you want to take the full advantage of the workshop. You are welcome to join if you do not have one yet, but I recommend to only participate in the “Introduction to Photography” workshop – the rest of the workshops are designed specifically for DSLR camera owners.

Each class should take between 3-4 hours of lecture time and several hours of practice time with mini FAQ and Q&A sessions in between. For the portrait and flash photography class, we will do our best to bring a model. The hotel for portrait and flash photography classes (Doubletree DTC) is not finalized yet and is subject to change. This post will be updated with the latest information as soon as I have it.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE WORKSHOPS

To sign up for a workshop, please leave a comment below with the workshop name and date you are interested in. You will need to leave your email address and name in the comment field, so that I can get you on a temporary mailing list. Your email address will not be published anywhere.


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Comments

  1. 1
    ) Tajdar Aadil

    May 29 – Introduction to Photography….

    A question: how is this possible to attend (have detailed training on email) for people living in other countries like i am from Pakistan.

    • Tajdar, unfortunately, these workshops are only conducted in Colorado, US. If you would like to physically attend these, you will need to get a US Visa and plane tickets + hotel accommodations.

      • 31
        ) Martin Harvey

        Nasim, just for info I am associated with a company that hosts HD quality desktop web conferencing at the lowest rates on the market. Good for many participants but most effective at <=9 and one can share screens. All one needs is a webcam and preferably a USB audio device (e.g. headset).

        Martin

        • Martin, I was going to use Skype business, which can host up to 10 people. Is the software you are recommending comparable or better?

  2. 2
    ) Christin Søvig Gilbert

    I would love to attend June 18th’s Flash Photography Workshop.

    Christine Gilbert
    Thanks!

    • Christin, I removed your email address from the comment to prevent spam bots from getting it. You already left your email in the form, which is sufficient. Looking forward to seeing you on the 18th.

      • 72
        ) Christin Søvig Gilbert

        Getting very excited about Saturday!

  3. 3
    ) Jeff

    Flash Photography – June 18 @ 9 AM

    I am interested in this workshop.

  4. Hello Nasim, If possible I would like to participate in your Wedding and Flash wkshps (if I must choose one it would be the flash;) If these are full, no problem. I appreciate the opportunity.
    Best,
    Lincoln Phillips

    • Lincoln, yes, you can participate in both workshops :)

  5. 7
    ) Vasan

    Hello Nasim… Long time, since I got your advice on buying Nikon D90. I did buy it and now I am enjoying it.

    Unfortunately, I will be out of city on May 29th and will not be able to attend your “Introduction to Photograhy” session. Is there any other way, where I can get an idea of what all you covered on that day? It will be very helpful for people like me, who cannot attend this very important workshop…

    Thanks, Vasan

    • 8
      ) Vasan

      I know it will be too much to ask for, but will you be organizing this “Introduction to Photography” session again?

    • Vasan, we have a landscape photography workshop tomorrow and we will go over some basics. You are more than welcome to join.

  6. 9
    ) Michael Lopez

    I will join you for introduction to photography on May 29th. I would also like to join at the Rocky mountain national park on June 11th. I will be at Estes Park that week-end. Can you be more specific where we will meet at Rocky mountaing national Park. Will it be near Estes park entrance? Thank you for offering these classes.

    • 14
      ) Sunny

      Hi Michael,

      I was wondering if you would like to carpool to the Roxborough state park that way we can save money.

      I live in cherry creek area, Denver. Let me know if you are interested.

      Similarly, if other people are interested in carpool please reply to this message.

      thanks

      • 15
        ) Michael Lopez

        Sunny,
        I just found out that I have to attend a graduation celebration from 11:00 – 2:00pm. If things change so that I can make the workshop I will let you know so we can carpool. I live in the Tech center off Orchard and I-25. If I am not able to make Roxborough Park I would like to talk to you about the workshop.

      • Sunny, I live right off I-25 and Belleview and will most likely have space in my car. Let me know if you want me to pick you up.

        • 19
          ) Sunny

          Nasim,

          Thanks for the offer. I will join you at your place. Could you email me (hope you have my email) the details of your address and what time I should meet you?

    • Michael, I will email you with instructions as we get closer to that date.

  7. 10
    ) Vasan

    I would be there for Rocky Mountain on June 11th. Thanks for all that your are doing!

  8. 11
    ) Sunny

    Hi Nasim,

    Thanks for organizing the workshop. I would like to attend May 29th and June 12th sessions.

    Sunny

  9. 12
    ) Justin Chorman

    Would it be possible for you to film these workshops and post them on your website. I am not able to attend, but I would love to learn more.

    Regards, Justin

    • Justin, we will try!

      • 20
        ) Justin Chorman

        Thank you very much Nasim, I appreciate you taking the time to help myself and others regarding the art of photography. It is a true testament to your character. I am very thankful you continue to keep this great blog up to date, and running.

        Regards, Justin

  10. 13
    ) heidi

    I agree. it would be great for those of us who can not attend if you would be able to film the workshops and post them. Thanks in advance.
    Heidi

  11. 21
    ) Jeanette Barlow

    Introduction to Photography- May 29

    Looking forward to it!

  12. 23
    ) Sunny

    Hi Nasim,

    Can you post some more details about the Roxborough State Park trip? or you can send us via email (that would be even better).

    Thanks,

  13. 24
    ) Vasan

    Hi Nasim,

    How did the introduction to photography session go? Hope it went well. Looking forward to see some more information on how the session went…

    I will be coming for the June 11 session to RM… So, if anyone can offer car pooling I will be happy to join, otherwise I will make my own arrangements.

    -Vasan

  14. 26
    ) Heather M. Smith

    Hi! I am very interested in attending your workshop for portraiture and weddings on June 12th please. Thank you very much!

    • Heather, sounds good, I will sign you up.

      • 68
        ) Heather M. Smith

        Hi again!  I’m so sorry if I’m getting all “stalker” on you….I just had such a great time today! So much so, I’m trying to rearrange my Saturday schedule in hopes of attending the flash workshop on the 18th.  Is there still room to attend?  Is it even ok to attend more than one?  You might get sick of all my questions!  Hahahah

        • Heather, I will email you the details shortly.

    • 67
      ) Heather M. Smith

      Hi again! I’m so sorry if I’m getting all “stalker” on you….I just had such a great time today! So much so, I’m trying to rearrange my Saturday schedule in hopes of attending the flash workshop on the 18th. Is there still room to attend? Is it even ok to attend more than one? You might get sick of all my questions! Hahahah

  15. Hi there
    I would love to sign up for the june 12th wedding workshop if you still have space!!
    Thanks!

    • Caroline, yes, we have space. I will sign you up.

  16. 29
    ) Georgia

    Interested in June 12th and 18th! What is the cost?? Thanks :)

    • Georgia, I will sign you up. The workshops are free :)

  17. 32
    ) Erica Barclay

    I am interested in attending both the Portrait and Wedding Photography on June 12th and the Flash Photography on June 18th. Thanks for putting these workshops together I am really excited to attend!

    • Erica, I will sign you up. You are most welcome!

  18. 33
    ) Scott

    I am interested in both workshops, June 12 and June 18. Can you let me know what availability you have for them?

    Thanks!

    • Scott, I will sign you up for both.

      • 39
        ) Scott

        What is the schedule for these, are they all day?

        • Scott, our last workshop lasted for about 5 hours, so I am hoping to be done by around 2 PM.

  19. 37
    ) Maria

    Lola, I would live to attend the wedding & portrait workshop on June 12th. Thanks!

    Maria Healey

  20. 38
    ) Amanda

    I am interested in attending the workshops on the 12th and 18th. Thanks!

  21. Hi Nasim,

    Looking forward to joining your class on June 12th.. for Portrait and wedding photography.. Thanks a lot!

    ~~Jas

    • Saurabh, sounds good, looking forward to seeing you on the 12th.

  22. 46
    ) Vasan

    Hi Nasim,

    2 of my friends also want to join for the Landscape Photography workshop on June 11th, along with me. It would be very helful, if there is still vacancy available for that workshop.

    -Vasan

    • Vasan, no worries, let me know what the names and email addresses of your friends are and I will sign them up.

    • 47
      ) Vasan

      Sorry about my double comments.. For some reason, my first comment always runs into some error.

      I am also interested in Wedding Photography on june 12th, but was wondering if I I have the necessary gear.

      I have a Nikon D90, 18-105 kit lens and a tripod. Would that work for that workshop? If it does and if there is still vacancy, I will join for that too.

  23. 49
    ) Jerald Aruldass

    Hi,
    I am interested in attending the photography for the foll workshops. Kindly consider this email for my registration nomination request and confirm once done.

    I have a Nikon DSLR camera, Lens and Tripod and hope that is enough for these workshop …Let me know if I need to have anything else aprt from these for the workshop.

    June 11 – Landscape PhotographyLocation and time: Rocky Mountain National Park, June 11 @ 11 AM..
    June 12 – Portrait and Wedding PhotographyLocation and time: Hilton Garden Inn Cherry Creek, June 12 @ 9 AM.
    June 18 – Flash PhotographyLocation and time: Doubletree Denver Tech Center, Teal Meeting Room, June 18 @ 9 AM.

    • Jerald, I have signed you up to all workshops. The gear you have is enough.

  24. 52
    ) Tony Nguyen

    Darn, was in Florida for the Beginning workshop. Will I be able to keep up with the other workshops if I’m still a novice?

    Tony

    • No worries Tony, yes, we will go over the basics again in the upcoming workshops.

  25. 53
    ) Dharunkumar Palanisamy

    Hi! I am very interested in attending your workshop for portraiture and weddings on June 12th please. Thank you very much!

  26. 54
    ) Vicki Jones

    Going to try to make the Landscape Workshop June 11th, coming over from Grand Junction to visit family & go to Landscape Workshop.

    • Vicki, looking forward to seeing you. The location where we are meeting is updated in the above post.

  27. 55
    ) Nageshwar Yelchuri

    Hi,
    I am interested in attending the photography for the foll workshops. Kindly consider this email for my registration nomination request and confirm once done.

    I have a Canon XSI DSLR camera, two Lens (18-55mmand 55-250mm) and Tripod and hope that is enough for these workshop …Let me know if I need to have anything else aprt from these for the workshop.

    June 11 – Landscape PhotographyLocation and time: Rocky Mountain National Park, June 11 @ 11 AM..
    June 12 – Portrait and Wedding PhotographyLocation and time: Hilton Garden Inn Cherry Creek, June 12 @ 9 AM.
    June 18 – Flash PhotographyLocation and time: Doubletree Denver Tech Center, Teal Meeting Room, June 18 @ 9 AM.

    • Nageshwar, I will sign you up. The locations for where we are meeting are updated in the above post. Your gear is good enough for the workshops, you don’t need to bring anything else.

  28. 59
    ) Ray

    Hi,

    This sounds very interesting and I would like to attend.
    I am interested in the Portrait Wedding 06/12/11 and Flash Photography 06/18/11.
    Can you please sign me up?

    Thank you

  29. 60
    ) vicki

    Still not seeing where for June 12 workshop in RMP @ 11:00 a.m. Sorry.

    • Vicki, the workshop at RMP will be at 11 AM tomorrow, not June 12th. We are meeting in front of the old Theater building at 11 AM sharp. I will send you an email shortly.

  30. 61
    ) Eric Abbott

    Nasim & Lola,

    My wife D’Ann and I would like to attend your June 12 workshop.

    Thank you,

    Eric Abbott

    • Eric, I signed both of you up. I will see you the day after tomorrow!

  31. Thanks for everything Nasim and Lola.. You guys are awesome and needless to say I learned so much from you today.. Now only if I can remember everything.. :)

    I wish I can attend the next workshop but I am going to be out of town. Is there a possibility of this workshop being repeated in future.. (Flash photography) ..?

    Thanks again
    Jas

    • Saurabh, it was a pleasure, I am glad you enjoyed the workshop :)

      I am going to email everyone who wanted to come and see how many people we will have in the group. If we do not have a large group, I will have to postpone this workshop to a later date.

  32. 71
    ) Vasan

    Nasim & Lola,

    Thank you for all that you have done in the last 2 days. I have learnt about photography more than what I’ve learnt before your sessions. For beginners like me, what you have done in the last 2 days is very invaluable.

    Right from the basics, through the landscape photography techniques, wedding photography techniques and potrait photography, it was an absolutely interesting and informative workshop. Your demonstrations on flash photography right after the slide presentation, helped us to understand the various scenarios easily. And, our session with the model tested our skills and what we learnt so far, and showed us where we are and what we are missing.

    I feel, everyone who atteneded the session would agree that “Thank you” would just be not enough for all that you have done. You guys are cool and very friendly and we all had a nice and useful time in the last 2 days.

    I would like to hear more from you guys and good luck with all your work.

    Vasan

    • 70
      ) Heather M. Smith

      I agree Vasan! Very well said!

    • Thank you for your kind words Vasan! I am glad you guys enjoyed the workshop. I know it was a long day, but you all survived it :)

      Please send my warmest regards to the rest of the group!

  33. 76
    ) Jerald

    Nasim,

    I will not be able to join for this weekend flash photography session

  34. 77
    ) Bethel

    Excellent website. Will you be doing another workshop in the near future?

  35. 78
    ) Sadanand Pathre

    Hello Nasim,
    I would like to attend the June 11 – Landscape Photography workshop. Also, are you planning a a week long workshop? It would be an invaluable opportunity and privilege to learn from you. Thank you.

  36. 79
    ) Danny Smith

    interested in being added to your mailing list

  37. 80
    ) Hema R

    Dear Nasim,

    May I please if know when you will be conducting Portrait and Wedding Photography for 2012.

    kind regards,
    hema

    • We will announce our schedule in about a month – planning to do it on a summer weekend so far, but might do as early as May.

      • 82
        ) Hema R

        Thank you so much Nasim :)

        I’m looking forward to the announcement and hope to join the workshop — really really want to although I’ll have to fly from Singapore :)
        It would be an honor to learn from you.

        Kind regards & respect,
        Hema

  38. 83
    ) Sadanand Pathre

    Hi Nasim,
    I am confused about the updated schedule. Is the updated schedule for this year (2012)?. I am planning to make a special trip from Minnesota to attend your workshop in June 2012 specifically, Landscape Photography and Portrait & Wedding on 13 and 12 of June 2012. I would appreciate if you let me know on this post whether or not these are still on and can I reserve my spots for them. This would enable me to plan my trip in advance. Thank you very much. I just can’t wait to join your workshop.

  39. 84
    ) Annie

    First and foremost, let me just say how awesome your blog is!!! As a beginner to the world of photography, I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to find a site like yours that is so organized, up-to-date and helpful. I can confidently say, after much online research, that your site is pretty much unparalleled. And I can’t believe you’re in my state! And offering free workshops! I just wanted to double-check that you haven’t posted your workshop schedule for this year (2012) yet. Don’t want to miss it!

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