Date: TO BE ANNOUNCED. From 2:00-5:30pm (call to enroll)

Tuition and Handout Packet Cost: $55

This workshop is designed for artist or anyone who needs an introduction to managing photographs on the home PC or MAC computer. It covers basic computer operation and workflow related to image handling and photo manipulation starting with the captured image (from your camera or provided by a photographer) through basic image manipulation in Photoshop Elements.

Topics include importing photographs into the computer, storing and organizing images, designing a folder structure for archiving photographs for easy retrieval, the digital imaging basics of file types (jpeg, Tiff, PSD, RAW, etc.), sizes and resolution (dpi/ppi) and using external hard drives and burning CD/DVDs as backups to prevent losing your images. We will use Photoshop Elements to improve images by cropping, resizing, color correcting, sharpening, correcting flaws, adjusting contrast, and much more. We will also discuss preparing files for email, your web page, print output and Internet sites such as Facebook, Zapp and Juried Art Services.

 Class size is limited to four to six participants per workshop in order to give maximum attention to the particular needs and skill level of each participant. We have three PC computers for use here, or you can bring your laptop running Windows, or MAC laptop (required to bring if using a MAC) loaded with Photoshop Elements (Version 8 or later preferable)-available from local office supply stores or online at sites like B&H Photo in New York. A basic understanding of computer operation and Microsoft Windows (or MAC-OS) is needed, but no prior Photoshop knowledge is necessary.

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Date: TO BE ANNOUNCED. From 2:00-5:30pm (call to enroll)

Tuition and Handout Packet Cost: $55

This workshop is geared to those who have a digital camera, either a DSLR with interchangeable lenses or simpler "point-and-shoot" version, and want to know more about how to use it. If you'd like to take your camera off the fully automatic mode and began to explore the range of what is possible, this class is for you. We will cover the basics of shutter speed for action control and aperture (f/stop) settings for depth-of-field.

We will discuss how to set up your camera including white balance options, ISO, jpeg and RAW quality options, picture modes, using histograms to judge correct exposure, display settings for reviewing images, white balance settings, using a built-in or hotshoe mounted flash, exposure compensation in automatic modes, tripods, lenses, filters and accessories, and much more. (Note: Not all camera options will be available with every camera). We will also touch on less technical aspects of photography including composition and learning to see the world as the camera records it. Bring your camera outfit, instruction book, and questions!


The Personal Photographic Project:

Developing, Exhibiting and Publishing Your Work.


A Weekend Master Class in Atlanta, GA, with Tim Barnwell & Mark Maio.

Location: Lumiere Gallery of Photography, Atlanta, GA

November 3-5, 2017. Friday pm through noon Sunday.

Tuition: $549


Do you have groups of photographs that seem connected but you're not sure how? Do you find yourself making technically sound photographs that don't seem to say anything? Have you been working on a personal project but need to finish it for exhibition or publication? Join Tim Barnwell and Mark Maio as they share insights and information on how they have overcome these challenges and others in their own work. In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, we will encourage direct and sometimes blunt discussion. Our workshop, limited to twelve participants, will be conducted at the Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta, GA. The location has been chosen to provide easy accessibility and an environment where we can connect to our work and with each other without the distractions of everyday life. Reaching beyond the technical issues of photography, our group of advancing photographers will share their images with creative, accomplished professional photographers in a friendly and encouraging setting. 

The program is open to experienced photographers working in all areas of interest and subject matter. Participants will identify themes in their current photography, select a subject to explore in depth, and learn the skills needed to follow their project from concept through completion. Learn how to tell a story with your images - approaching your subject from new and different perspectives. The workshop will convene at the Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta for an informal reception hosted by gallery director Tony Casadonte. Lumiere is the gallery that represents both Tim and Mark's work. Tony will highlight the gallery's mission and its relationship with artists and collectors. In addition to having a unique opportunity for one-on-one time with a gallery director, the reception will also provide the attendees with an opportunity to get acquainted in a relaxed, informal setting. 

Saturday will begin with an assessment/evaluation of participants' existing images, followed by discussion on what might be needed to enrich the project, and culminating with a plan of action on how to proceed. Other topics will include: * learning to edit your work; * developing databases to organize images; * writing artist statements and cover letters to accompany submissions; * submitting proposals to galleries; * developing an article or book prototype to present to publishers; * how to identify & contact appropriate magazine editors, book publishers & gallery owners; * printing, framing, and mounting a photographic exhibit. Sunday morning will be devoted to any topics not covered on Saturday and a final review of each participant's action plan for moving their project forward. If you have an area of special interest in your photography that you'd like to explore and strengthen, then please join other like-minded individuals for this unique and exciting workshop.



We offer private instruction (hourly rates) on a variety of topics including basic, intermediate, and advanced photography, computers and their use with photography, Photoshop, nature photography, darkroom and inkjet printing, and can also customize half-day, all-day, and weekend workshops for individuals, groups of friends, camera clubs, and the like. We do consulting as well and can come to your home or business to help with your photo and computer needs.

Mr. Barnwell also designs custom fieldtrip workshops for photography enthusiast who want to get experience photographing on location with nature subjects, rural scenes, or any other type of subject matter. Typically these are 3-5 hour excursions to neighboring locations that draw on his vast knowledge of the area to provide one-on-one hands-on instructional experiences in beautiful settings around Asheville, NC. Spouses are welcome. Cost is based on time and travel. Call or email to discuss your wishes.


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