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1 Day: Creative Post Processing

Los Gatos, CA

May TBD, 2022 (9AM - 4PM) 

8 Seats 


Have you been “stacked” with your post processing? Running out of idea on the feel you want your images to look like?

During the Creative post processing workshop you will learn new techniques on how to post process your images. To demonstrate techniques, we are going to use participants’ and instructors’ images and various software. The experience is like “test driving” techniques, so that at the end of the workshop, you can “invest” wisely in the new tools that are attractive to you.

Each participant brings a set of images to the workshop, which we first review and discuss creative ways to interpret the images. Then we post process images with the “sketching” techniques.

To get you familiar with the “sketching” techniques, we will have examples that are preset (instructor’s images), a step by step cheat sheet so you can easily practice and apply to your own images.

Then we apply the “sketching” techniques to one of your images, leaning on creativity, brainstorming, and making an image that you never thought was possible. An experience not to be missed!

The instruction will touch on multiple facets:
- How to evaluate images and find “gems”
- “The Sketching” techniques
- “Test driving” techniques so you can add tricks/knowledge to your post processing toolkit
- How to think creatively

We highly recommend bringing images from the “How Weird Festival workshop” (May TBD, 2022). Click here to register.

The workshop is taught by two award winning fine art photographers: Dany Suk and Oliver Klink.
Dany Suk is a fine art photographer. He served as a president of Palo Alto Camera Club. His interest in painting inspired him in 2010 to explorer Corel Painter as a tool for photography. During the last nine years he developed his own painterly photographic style.
Oliver is using multiple techniques to post process his images. “Photographing and 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.

We look forward to hosting you in Los Gatos. Expect to have an incredible and creative day.

Dany and Oliver.

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Registration: $235 (Creative Post Processing)
May TBD, 2022 (9AM - 4PM)

Combo: $470 (Festival + Post Processing)
May TBD, 2022 (Festival) + May TBD, 2022 (Creative Post Processing):

Festival: $235
May TBD, 2022 (1PM - 5PM)

How Weird Festival, Creative Post, Combo

Cancellation policy

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

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Workshop

Los Gatos: Creative Post Processing
May TBD, 2022 (9AM – 4PM)

Schedule

9AM: Welcome
• Through a combination of instruction and hands-on exercises, you will learn how to be creative with post processing your images. The two instructors will show you their favorite techniques they use to post process their images The instruction will touch upon source of inspiration, detailed start to finish demonstration, tutorials to learn the tools and hands-on exercises. You will leave the workshop with new source of inspiration to process your images.
• Set up computer

9:30AM: Reviewing your images and discuss creative techniques to post process

11AM: The “Sketching Techniques”
• Hands-on exercise to learn the technique
• Cheat sheet, steps by steps practice

12:30: Lunch
• Discussion: How to breach the gap of creative?

1:30: The “Sketching techniques” Continuation
• Examples based on participants’ images

3:30PM: Conclusion, recap of the techniques, what’s next!

Logistics
- Upon signing up for the workshop, you’ll receive a detailed coursebook describing what to bring, how to set up your computer
- Included: Guided instruction, post processing cheat sheet
- Participants are responsible to bring their own computer

Recommended equipment
Clothing: (temperature: avg. 70F)
- Casual, Comfortable

Post Processing Equipment:
- Adobe products, plug-ins (if you don’t own them, it is the perfect day “to test drive” these tools).
- Corel Painter Essentials
- Laptop or desktop (with power cord)

Workshop Structure
- This is a hands-on workshop, where you will apply the technique taught. You will receive a cheat sheet to easily follow the workflow
- At the end of the workshop, you will have a better understanding on how to approach creative post processing techniques

Participants' Responsibility
- Drive to the workshop (Los Gatos, CA)
- Bring your laptop/desktop
- Load the recommended software on your computer
- Bring 3 to 5 images (recommended to be taken during the How Weird Festival)
- Bring your lunch

Not included:
- Transportation, lunch

Difficulties (Medium)


- We teach creative post processing workflow. It involves learning new tools
- We do provide a cheat sheet, so it is easy to follow
- Temperature: average 70F

Is it for me?


YES, if …
- You want to learn (or improve) new post processing techniques
- You need a gateway, find inspiration for your photography, and come back home with images that wow you
- You want to expand your post processing comfort zone
- Good knowledge of Adobe LR and computer recommended

Rules for attending IncredibleTravelPhotos LLC workshops during the Covid 19 pandemic and Legal Disclaimer

As we live in a pandemic world, we want everybody to have a safe, productive and creative experience during the workshop. We are following the recommended guidelines set by the CDC and Santa Clara County Health Department. By signing this document, you understand and will adhere to the rules to protect yourself and others.

1. You need to bring your own mask. Bandannas are not a mask.
2. Wearing a mask is required upon arrival at the workshop. Mask will cover mouth and nose at all time.
3. You will have your temperature checked upon arrival and prior to every session.
4. You will track your temperature, starting 10 days before the workshop, and share your chart the day before the start of the workshop. Chart will be printed and workshop temperature check will be added to your chart. If temperate analysis shows an unusual trend, the person will be asked to leave the workshop. No refund will be provided.
5. You will sanitize your hands upon arrival. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
6. Social distancing will strictly be enforced during the workshop (6 feet apart).
7. If we have meals together (In the off-the-beaten path workshops, people cooking their own food), we will social distance in an outdoor setting.
8. Not adhering to the above rules is a reason for immediate dismissal from the workshop. No refund will be provided.
9. We want everybody to feel comfortable. Thank you for the understanding!

I have read and will adhere to the rules. _______ (initial)

LEGAL Disclaimer:

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I further acknowledge that IncredibleTravelPhotos LLC has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
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Instructors




Dany Suk is a fine art photographer. He served as a president of Palo Alto Camera Club. His interest in painting inspired him in 2010 to explorer Corel Painter as a tool for photography. During the last nine years he developed his own painterly photographic style based on the tool.



Oliver Klink is a fine art photographer based in Los Gatos, CA. His book Cultures in Transition won nine awards for best photography book of 2019. He was selected as B&W photographer of the year (2018) by Dodho magazine, the Best” Emerging artist in 2016 by BWGallerist. Cultures in Transition body of work was selected as Top 50 Critical Mass Award (2016 & 2018). 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 and Color Awards in 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.
Oliver’s images have been exhibited om four continents. He is a master print maker using various technology.

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

Extensions


- How Weird Festival Workshop (San Francisco, CA) – May TBD, 2022
- Private post processing sessions. email oliver@incredibletravelphotos.com for info



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