08-26-19 Wildlife-PostProcessing - incredibleTravelPhotos
Building your confidence to launch your creativity

2 Days: Wildlife & Post Processing

with Master Photographer William Ropp

Oakland & Los Gatos, CA

August 26-27 (10AM - 4PM)

8 Seats only

A Wildlife and Post Processing Workshop with the Shadow Sculptor William Ropp

"This is a workshop for photographers who want to push their skills to a new level. Participants will learn how to create amazing and different wildlife portraits using William’s technique and his special approach in Photoshop". This is a Hands-On Workshop.

William Ropp is known for his unique style, where his images are so dimensional and expressive that they look like they are sculpted from shadow and light. His wildlife portraits often evoke the feeling that it is the person in the image who is observing the viewer, not the other way around. When you add in the quality of style in his images, it is easy to understand that his work has grabbed the art-worlds attention.

Participants will learn how to create amazing wildlife portraits using William’s technique and his special approach in Photoshop. The workshop is a combination of lectures, demonstration of techniques, editing and retouching, hands-on capture and exercises.

The workshop takes place in Oakland on the first day, where we will capture wildlife portraits. The emphasis is to capture images that will be post processed on Day 2.

What you will learn:
- Capturing wildlife portraits
- Post processing technique for wildlife portraits
- Applying various styles (color, B&W)
- One-on-One assistance with photoshoot and post processing

William is also known for his many art books, and some will be presented during the workshop.

William Ropp is a French contemporary photographer and photo-artist, best known for his series of portraits. Ropp is often called a photo-artist, and his style of photography is spoken of as unique, inimitable, and recognizable. For the impression they produce, his works are compared to those by painters, and he is often called the Shadow Sculptor, due to his unique style and techniques with shadow and light.

In the mid-2000’s, Ropp undertook a number of trips, each of which resulted in a series of portraits of people – Africans and Gypsies, inhabitants of Mexico and Russia, adults and kids. In 2010, he started working in color, portrait photography remaining the primary one in his work. Ropp is the author of several books on the art of photography; his exhibitions and workshops for photographers are staged all over the world. In 2012 his images were exhibited at The Musee de la Photography in Belgium and the Maison Européennne de la Photographie.

We look forward to hosting you in Oakland and Los Gatos. You’ll be amazed of what you will be able to do with your skills after the workshop!

William and Oliver.

_MRK0803 4

Registration: $495
August 26-27, 2019

2 Days Wildlife-Post Processing

More info or to be put on the waiting list, please email Oliver Klink

workshop avant après

William Ropp was born in 1960 and lives in Nancy (France). He began his career in the theatre, co-founding the "Théâtre X" company. In 1988, he took a highly successful series of black and white photographs of human figures reflected in distorting mirrors. Several books followed. In 1993, he became interested in uncontrolled postures, plunging his subjects into darkness in a studio and 'painting' their outlines with a beam of light, the intrusion of light creating accidents of form. In 2007, he took a complete break from studio work and produced a powerfully dreamlike series of photographs of children in Africa. The book « Dreamt memories from Africa » followed. He began working with colour in 2010, revisiting the same themes and taking inspiration from classical paintings. In 2012 The Musee de la Photography in Belgium and the Maison Européennne de la Photographie in Paris organized jointly a succesful rétrospective exhibition.

Oliver Klink is a fine art photographer based in Los Gatos, CA. He was selected as the “Best of the Best” Emerging artist in 2016. His images – Consequences – were selected as Top 50 Critical Mass Award. His image, “Herding Instinct” won the grand prize at the Rayko International Photocontest in 2014, others have received “mentioned” in the Black and White Spidar Awards for the past 5 years. “Processing images with a personal style is a passion. You can relive what you saw at the point of capture with your artistic mind”, says Oliver.

- Capturing portrait of wildlife in a captive environment
- Post processing technique for wildife
- Applying various styles (color, B&W)
- One-on-One assistance with photoshoot and post processing

- 2 days of instruction by two award winning fine art photographers
- You leave the workshop with a method to photograph wildlife portraits, post process and much more.

Not Included:
- Transportation to Oakland (first day), Los Gatos (second day), CA
- Meals, accommodation

Registration Fee : $495

Registration: $495

Terms and Conditions

- Knowledge of Lighroom and Photoshop
- Bring your own computer and camera
- Be ready to get inspired

Where: Oakland (first day), Los Gatos (second day)
When: August 26-27, 2019
Who: William Ropp, Oliver Klink
Airport: San Jose (SJC), San Francisco (SFO)
Accommodations: not included
Weather: 60 – 80F. You will be indoor and outdoor
Cost: $495

Workshop details for Wildlife and Post Processing


2 days of instructions with hands-on exercises

August 26-27 (10am – 4pm)

Through a combination of instruction and hands-on exercises, you will learn how to photograph wildlife and post process. Our lead instructor, William Ropp is often called the Shadow Sculptor, due to his unique style and techniques with shadow and light. He has been exhibited worldwide to famous museums. The instruction will touch upon our to photograph wildlife portraits, post processing them with a style, and hands-on exercises. You will leave the workshop with processed images.


Location: Oakland & Los Gatos, CA

Day 1: On Location (10AM - 3PM)
- Introduction - Getting inspiration
- Wildife Portraits
• Capturing the right expression
• Understanding source of light

• Settings to remove distraction
• Photographing with the end in mind

Day 2: In Studio (9AM - 4PM)
• Post processing with style
• Applying various styles (color, Black & White)
• Breaking post processing rules (feel vs. technical)
• Redirecting the light
• Turning images into masterpieces

What to Bring

Upon signing up for the workshop, you’ll receive a detailed coursebook describing what to bring and recommended reading material.

Post Processing Equipment:
- Laptop or desktop (with power cord)
- Optional: External Hard drive to back up images
- Camera with various lenses (range between 24 – 600mm)

- Neutral cloth. Layers
- Casual

Bring your lunch (2nd day): We have a nice patio setting with incredible views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.


This workshop includes:

- 2 days of detailed instruction on how to capture wildlife and post process
- Instruction by two fine art award winning photographers
- Recommended reading material to improve your artistry
- How the two instructors approach their craft from capture to finish


- You need to have a working knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop. Before the workshop, we’ll email recommended readings to brush up on your Photoshop knowledge.


The studio location is located 15 minutes from Santa Cruz, California and 10 minutes from Los Gatos, California. Accommodations can be found at each location. Suggest to search at www.kayak.com.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call Oliver Klink (408-910-6701) or email oliver@incredibletravelphotos.com

Example Images from Past Workshops

Fans' of IncredibleTravelPhotos have also viewed:

Powered by SmugMug Log In