Posts tagged Summer School
Workflow, from shoot through to archiving notes - Summer School 2014

Atkins_workflowseminar_0161The workflow session for digital photography was a pretty intense half day, and feedback from attendees has been very positive. So these notes will be valuable. They are the presenter's notes, and are essentially an 'outline' so you may have trouble deciphering some details, but you are welcome to email in for clarification. Click on the link to download the notes as a text file: ss2014-workflow-notes  

Summer School challenges
What a Summer School, with record attendance and pretty deep engagement, I think it was the best yet. Over the next few weeks I will be producing the notes from the sessions in the form of posts here, so keep an eye on this space.

To those that participated; thank you for rolling up your sleeves and getting dirty!

Film Challenge!

Film processingIn the immortal words of Harry Callaghan, "do you feel lucky punk?". However, this shouldn't be about luck, this is a test of your skills in a tricky environment: Mid summer, Adelaide, one roll of 35mm (not Xpan) or 120 (up to 6×9) tranny film, one morning to shoot. Midday we process and sleeve, 4pm meet back at Atkins to choose your best frame and a discussion of what everyone shot. From there the Atkins will scan and prepare prints with minimal editing and host and exhibition during the following month. We will gather votes over the month for an informal 'peoples choice award' Are you up to it...?

The cost of entry includes the roll of film and processing.

Friday, January 31st, 9.30am pick up your film and head off afar a quick chat.  12.30pm with a return to the lab for processing at 4pm for review and discussion until 5pm.

To book for the Film Challenge and other Summer School sessions, click here.

For more information on the Summer School click here.

Summer School 2014 - Jan 24th to 31st

Atkins_workflowseminar_0161 We would love to see you at this year's Atkins Summer School, the topics are designed to help you enjoy your photography more, have fun and rethink your photographic business. All are welcome.

Cost to attend is $25 per session, payable when booking (we will call you after you register)

Register by clicking here.

 

**NEW** Social Media Shortcuts. Friday, January 24th, 9.30am - 12.30pm Is Social media the biggest time waster of the decade? What value is it adding? Are there any shortcuts? Paul Atkins will present his methods and those learned at workshops both here and in the USA over the past five years. Hopefully this will help you!

Adobe Lightroom Basics. Tuesday, January 28th, 9.30am – 12.30pm Lightroom 5.0 is the best tool for managing and lightly editing your digital image files. Paul Atkins has been using Lightroom since the first version and has brought many new users up to speed. The presentation will focus on the Library and Develop modules, but will touch on other modules and hidden features. Beginners and intermediate users will benefit from attending.

Workflow, from shoot through to archiving. Wednesday, January 29th, 9.30am – 12.30pm  What is "best practise"? What balances a image quality, data-safety and efficiency? Paul Atkins has been watching and interviewing professionals in the industry and has complied this presentation. Bring your questions and opinions, we can all learn from each other.

Photography Business Models Thursday, January 30th, 9.30am – 12.30pm. This workshop will help you fly above your photographic business, looking at it from a different perspective. Stuart Davis will be presenting this session. Stuart is from Enterprise Connect, he is a business specialist who has spent the last 4.5 years providing advice and assisting Creative Industries companies. This has included facilitating workshops in Design Integration and Business Modelling as well as conducting Business Reviews. He has also participated in a master class by the authors of Business Model Generation and used this methodology across the country. Enterprise Connect is a Federal Government initiative to re-engergize small to medium businesses in Australia. This will be worth every minute of your time, this is an opportunity to get help rethinking photography as a business.

For more information on what Stuart does: www.creativeinnovation.net.au http://www.creativeinnovation.net.au/Features/company-spotlight/KWP-Advertising.html http://www.creativeinnovation.net.au/Features/company-spotlight/A-South-Australian-perspective.html

The Film Challenge.... Friday, January 31st, 9.30am – 12.30pm with a return to the lab at 4pm for projection and discussion until 5pm In the immortal words of Harry Callaghan, "do you feel lucky punk?". However, this shouldn't be about luck, this is a test of your skills in a tricky environment: Mid summer, Adelaide, one roll of 35mm (not Xpan) or 120 (up to 6x9) tranny film, one morning to shoot. Midday we process and sleeve, 4pm meet back at Atkins to choose your best frame and a discussion of what everyone shot. From there the Atkins will scan and prepare prints with minimal editing and host and exhibition during the following month. We will gather votes over the month for an informal 'peoples choice award' Are you up to it...?

9.30am pick up film and have quick chat, then off to shoot. Return at 12.30pm for processing, return at 4pm to review results. The cost of entry includes the roll of film and processing.

Atkins Summer School is underway.

Atkins_workflowseminar_0161Over the next five working days, we offer a series of short courses presented by working members of the industry. The objective is to provide attendees with a head start down the correct path for their area of interest. Our Summer School is not accredited, and is not a thorough in-depth course, but you will find it enormous value. A great way to kick start 2013.

Cost to attend is $20 per session, payable when booking. Register here.

  1. Basic Photoshop - Friday, January 25th, 9.30am - 12.30pm (Finished)
  2. Managing large quantities of digital images - Tuesday, January 29th, 9.30am - 12.30pm (Finished)
  3. What does it take to run a successful, profitable business in professional photography? - Wednesday, January 3oth, 9.30am - 12.30pm (Finished)
  4. Photoshop for printing - Thursday, January 31st, 9.30am - 12.30pm (Finished)
  5. Wedding photography business models - Friday, February 1st, 9.30am - 12.30pm (Finished - Audio available, click here)
For full details and registration, click here.
Another Lightroom Tip from the Summer School

Tethered capture is a fantastic tool, it can really speed up your workflow, and for some types of shooting it will allow your client to view as you shoot. In Lightroom3, just go to the "File" menu and choose "Tethered Capture" to set it up, then as you shoot it will bring the images over to your computer and apply presets and tag. Below is a list of currently supported cameras.

Canon
• EOS 5D
• EOS 5D Mark II
• EOS 1D Mark II
• EOS 1Ds Mark II
• EOS 1D Mark III
• EOS 1Ds Mark III
• EOS 1D Mark IV
• EOS 7D
• EOS 500D (Rebel T1I(EOS /Kiss X3 Digital)
• EOS 450D (Rebel XSI/EOS Kiss X2)
• EOS 1000D (Rebel XS/EOS Kiss F)
• EOS 350D (Rebel XT/EOS Kiss Digital N)
• EOS 400D (Rebel XTi/EOS Kiss Digital X)
• EOS 20D
• EOS 30D
• EOS 40D
• EOS 50D
Nikon
• D3
• D3s
• D3x
• D90
• D200
• D300
• D300s
• D700
• D5000
Leica S2 (Lightroom 3.2). Not supported on Windows XP.

Canon • EOS 5D • EOS 5D Mark II • EOS 1D Mark II • EOS 1Ds Mark II • EOS 1D Mark III • EOS 1Ds Mark III • EOS 1D Mark IV • EOS 7D • EOS 500D (Rebel T1I(EOS /Kiss X3 Digital) • EOS 450D (Rebel XSI/EOS Kiss X2) • EOS 1000D (Rebel XS/EOS Kiss F) • EOS 350D (Rebel XT/EOS Kiss Digital N) • EOS 400D (Rebel XTi/EOS Kiss Digital X) • EOS 20D • EOS 30D • EOS 40D • EOS 50DNikon • D3 • D3s • D3x • D90 • D200 • D300 • D300s • D700 • D5000Leica S2 (Lightroom 3.2). Not supported on Windows XP.