We’ve got a lot of awesome stuff coming up, so today we are sharing our spring photography events and classes for the next few months. We are hosting everything from Artist Talks, to coffee dates, to a Lightroom bootcamp. Come to one thing, come to everything – we can’t wait to see you at one of the events!

Spring Photography Events & Classes

Artist Talk with Jamie Betts 

We are hosting another get together at the Museum of Contemporary Art where photographer Jamie Betts will be chatting with us. There will be refreshments, cash bar, and they are keeping the galleries open for us (yay!). Hope to see y’all there, can’t wait to learn more about a fellow artist!

Here’s the blurb from the museum:

MOCA welcomes artist Jamie Betts for an artist talk and Q&A in conjunction with Jamie Betts: Left Behind. Join the artist for this exclusive public conversation about his work and unique artistic process.

For the past ten years, Jamie Betts has documented abandoned places found across Virginia and beyond. Like stepping into a time capsule, these photographs tell the stories of their past.

Coffee and Camera’s – A Match Made in Heaven

Let’s all get together and talk about photography over a cup of coffee!
Our discussion topics will vary each month, we’ll talk about gear, shooting tips, and ideas to get your trigger finger going!

We’re announcing three different dates for this free social event, I tried to spread them out over different dates, times and locations so it would give everyone a chance to participate:

April 25th @ 10:30amCURE Coffeehouse and Brasserie (503 Botetourt St, Norfolk, VA 23510)

May 16th @1pm – Cafe Stella (1907 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517)

June 13th @ 11amJava Surf Cafeé & Espresso Bar (1807 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA)

Feel free to join us for one or all of these events. There is no limit on the number of photographers who are able to participate in these events, the more the merrier!

Photographing Cocktails

This event will take place on Friday, May 19th at 7pm at the Fresh Look Studio. We will do a brief lecture on tips and tricks for photographing different tasty drinks, then we’ll have a professional bartender making drinks for us to take pictures of in different lighting setups.

As the event gets closer we will send out more information to help attendees make the most of this awesome event.

There will be a $10 fee to reserve each spot and cover materials. The event is limited to 10 students.

Virginia Beach photography classes

Lightroom Bootcamp

Learn to use Lightroom and take control of your digital workflow! This two day bootcamp is designed to make the program easy to understand and put you in control of all it has to offer. We will cover the workflow from beginning to end: from importing and organizing to adjusting, sharing and exporting your images. Find out how to choose which adjustments to make, and in what order.

Sample Topics:

  • Adding metadata, keywords and watermark
  • Sorting and filtering images
  • Recovering highlight and shadow detail
  • Adjusting contrast, saturation and vibrance
  • Tweaking the white balance
  • Applying adjustments selectively using Adjustment Brush
  • Graduated and Radial Filters
  • Retouching tools
  • Removing chromatic aberration
  • Noise reduction
  • Sharpening
  • Processing multiple files
  • Exporting images in other file formats

Participants will need to bring a laptop with Lightroom installed so you can practice while the techniques are being demonstrated. Versions 5, 6, or CC are acceptable for this class. Keep in mind that LR 5 will have a few less editing tools than 6 and CC.

Class size is limited to 10 people

Dates – Friday evening, March 31st and all day Saturday, April 1st

Cost – $100 per person

Flat Lay Instructional Video

Tuesday, March 28th – 10am

We’re sharing our process behind creating gorgeous flat lay images (like the ones in today’s blog), tune in for an instructional video. I’ll explain my process behind how I photograph a flat lay and everything goes into creating these images. And afterwards I’ll share the finished images so you can see what we created!

So which of these spring photography events are you looking forward to most?!

We can’t wait to see you at an upcoming event, and hope that you’ll join us for something fun soon!

To register for the Lightroom Bootcamp, or simply get more information, feel free to shoot me a message via the { Contact Me } section on our website!