2017 Mini Salons Announced

Calling all image creators looking to re-stimulate, get motivated or simply learn more about the exciting art of photography.  I’m excited to offer a 3rd Annual “Mini Salon” Itinerary for 2017!
These Mini Salons center on often requested themes and technical facets of this fascinating and creative visual medium that we all enjoy so much.  Boomer’s experience as a facilitator and his informal and easy going manner will lead participants through each stage of the learning process in a fun and supported learning environment.  Participants will actively learn through lecture, presentation and hands-on experience in the field with photo sharing opportunities in a number of  these workshops.
The workshops are small in number to ensure effective one-on-one teaching situations.

Photographers of all levels are welcome!

With the advent of the digital age, photography has both leaped forward and also gone backwards: a new term has been coined “digital diarrhea”…which speaks to the volume of images we now take yet still fail to accomplish producing exciting imagery, more is not necessarily better. The learning curve is much more difficult and would-be photographers are finding it increasingly frustrating to understand their camera’s and the computer process and are actively seeking out short term and cost effective methods for learning…….If you find yourself in this predicament these workshops are for you!

Intro (2)Introduction to Photography and Visual Design – $175.00
What do all those buttons mean and how can I effectively use my camera to it’s fullest potential?  How is metering done properly?  How do we organize our creative process to ensure success when making images? We’ll discuss these and many other questions and explore how and when we need to use our camera in situations to create images that truly reflect our desires and mind’s eye experiences.
Photography is a form of non-verbal communication. Learn the tools of visual design and how to “speak” effectively through your images using elements and principles of design as they relate to photography.  Shoot less, be more productive and excited with your image making.  All levels of photographer are welcome!  Participants will learn through lecture, presentation and hands-on in the field with a photo sharing evening to round out the experience!
4 Sessions:
Tuesdays – January  17th, 24th, 31st and February 7th
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

NightNight Photography – $115.00
Winter’s here, that means low light and a great time to explore the creative potential of the night-time theatre where imagination and creative technique combine for fun and often times powerful experiences.  This type of photography really pushes the boundaries of the visual person where the photographer is called upon to pre-visualize or predict an outcome.  A great way to kick-start your image making process.  This is the most called upon workshop I do!  We start with a presentation of tools and techniques during a working dinner then head out in the evening for an on-location shoot.
Sunday, January 8th OR

Sunday January 22nd  
Time: 3:00 – 9:00pm

BJ00806Workflow and the Computer – $115.00
Okay, I ‘ve taken the picture, now what?  This is where the learning curve can become clouded for a lot of photographers. Working with Photoshop Boomer will walk you through the steps from time of capture, to inputting to your computer, to backing up procedures, keywording and organizing your images and the procedure for editing your images, to final output. 
Wednesday, January 25th

Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Travel Photography – $115.00
Creating great travel images means bringing the viewer into your experience, to that particular place and time when you trip the shutter on your camera.   In order to get to this place of awareness we will discuss a few simple tricks for producing great storytelling type images that we can relate to emotionally and experientially as opposed to generic representational type images that invariably fall flat. Designed for travelers this salon is also great for any photographer looking to better express themselves through their Photography.
Wednesday January 18th
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

For more information and to REGISTER contact Boomer at 250-871-4125 or email: boomersphoto@shaw.ca