Photoshop Classes
Port Aransas, Texas
Instructor: Andy Cook

With the advent of digital photography a requirement for post processing was also reborn. What is done with a camera on location amounts to about half of the process of creating a great image. The other half of creating a great image is done in a digital darkroom (on a computer).

Over the years we have found some very talented photographers attending our workshops, but often they lacked knowledge of how to post process images to create truly remarkable photographs. That is why we are now offering two 5 day Post Processing Workshops for small groups.

Post Processing Workshop - Introduction to Photoshop
This is a class for those desiring an introduction to Adobe Photoshop. Some major topics covered include, raw processing, Photoshop tools, layers, masking and post processing workflow. This workshop has a lecture component where Andy will demonstrate a technique once, then slowly demonstrates the technique again while participants use the same image(s) and follow along. Afterwards participants practice the technique on their own to reinforce it. Many post processing techniques are covered each day. Homework, if a participant is up to it, is to apply the day's lessons to a few of their images brought from home. The lectures of this workshop cover using Adobe Bridge, Adobe Bridge Photo Downloader, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop. Participants need to bring a laptop with Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop and Photomatix (optional) installed and have their monitors calibrated. If a participant is currently using and proficient with Lightroom then they may substitute Lightroom for Bridge. Andy will not provide Lightroom instruction.

Post Processing Workshop II - Aid Processing Your Images
For some photographers, even those who are comfortable with Photoshop, it is hard to know where to take an image with post processing, what should the image look like when it is finished? The goal of this workshop is to help participants answer this question. To enroll in this workshop a participant must have first attended our post processing workshop or through a discussion with Andy been approved for this workshop. This is to ensure every participant is at the proper level to get the most from their time at this workshop. Each day Andy will individually guide participants as they process their own images. Participants should preselect, group together and bring 20 to 40 (separate compositions; a bracketed series equals one image) of their own images for processing. Additionally, before the workshop, participants should search the internet and magazines for images with the processed look they desire in their own images and bring these examples to show Andy, Participants need to bring a laptop, Photoshop, Photomatix (optional) and have their monitors calibrated.


The workshops start on Monday at 9:00 A.M.

Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 727 Eleventh Street, Port Aransas, TX. Conference room. 361-749-5222.
Because they are providing a conference room, this is the participant hotel for the workshop. It is reasonably priced, newly remodeled and very close to the beach and restaurants.

We process every day from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (Lunch break will be between 12 - 1 P.M. or 1 - 2 P.M.).

The workshops end on Friday at 4:30 P.M.

Post Processing Workshop (November)
Monday, Nov. 9th - Friday, 13th, 2020
COST: $600.00 per participant. Limited to 5 participants. No discounts.

Deposit Amount: $100.00 due at time of registration. This deposit becomes non refundable 90 days in advance of the workshop.

Post Processing Workshop II (February)
Monday, Feb. 15th - Friday, Feb. 19th, 2021
COST: $600.00 per participant. Limited to 5 participants. No discounts.

Deposit Amount: $100.00 due at time of registration. This deposit becomes non refundable 90 days in advance of the workshop.


The Fine Print
Some participants may be interested in photographing sunrise at the beach: November 9th, 2020 nautical twilight is at 5:53 A.M. Sunrise is at 6:45 A.M. February 15th, 2021 nautical twilight is at 6:14 A.M. Sunrise is at 7:05 A.M. In the event Rocky Mountain Reflections Photography, Inc. (RMRPI) cancels a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances such as inability to obtain permits, instructor injury, death... Then, RMRPI will refund fees collected by RMRPI for the affected workshop. In the event of a natural disaster, government closure or other happening of this nature that causes a workshop to be canceled, RMRPI may be unable to refund workshop fees. If this happens then funds collected by RMRPI will be applied as credit toward a future workshop of the participant's choosing. RMRPI will not be held responsible for other expenses (airline tickets, hotel deposits, rental car...) that may be associated with any canceled workshop.