All classes take place in my studio in South Buffalo or at your own home. I also offer classes in iPhone photography and studio lighting for portraits and products (please inquire for a package), and offer portfolio reviews (free of charge) to high school, undergraduate, and graduate photography students. If financial assistance is required please do not hesitate to reach out to me at nando.alvarez.perez@gmail.com.

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Upcoming Public Workshops

Archive Fever: the Creative Repurposing of the Archive with Nando Alvarez-Perez

2018 May 29-June 2, T-Sa, 9:30am-5:30pm

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

This intensive workshop will dive into the process of generating a body of work through the appropriation and repurposing of pre-existing archives. Topics covered will include: finding a through-line of research and/or visual interest; exploring tools—analog and digital—for the reproduction, alteration, and display of visual material; and creating and managing a digital archive of one’s own. Demos will cover studio lighting and staging for still life and portrait photographs, hi-resolution scanning, the use of the VSW’s archival tools for reproduction and display, and using Photoshop for collage and design. The workshop will also include discussions of relevant contemporary artists and thinkers who are working with archives, including Erik Kessels, Hito Steyerl, and Boris Groys.

Click here to register online or call 585-442-8676 to register by phone.

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Digital Camera Basics

Introductory Course

A two hour refresher or intro course intended to make you more comfortable with your camera (whatever the brand, style, or model) as well as the foundational elements of photography and exposure. Topics covered include: shutter speeds, f-stops, and ISO; different camera types; different file types; how to store and access your digital photos; different lenses and their effects; basic compositional strategies.

Two hours

$60

Group rate: $50 per individual

Introductory Practicum

An introductory practicum that covers the same topics as the intro course, plus gives you some hands on shooting time to integrate your learnings.

Four hours

$150

Group rate: $120 per individual

 

DSLR + Lightroom or Capture One Practicum

A combination of the Intro Practicum and the Lightroom or Capture One Capture to Print Workflow intended to give a new photographer all the skills they need to start shooting and achieving their vision quickly. The extended length of the class allows for a great deal of 1:1 time, Q&A, and hands on time with cameras and Lightroom. Topics covered include all subjects from the Digital Camera Practicum as well as all subjects from the Lightroom or Capture One Capture to Print Workflow.

Twelve hours

$300

Group Rate: $250 per individual

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Capture One 11

Import to Process Workflow Intro

An introductory/refresher course in Capture One 11 that covers a basic workflow from ingesting photos into a catalog to processing them to a desired digital location. Topics covered include: Parametric vs destructive photo editing; Capture One catalogs vs traditional asset management; different file types; Capture One workspace and modules; importing images to a catalog; basic developing; exporting files to folders or the internet.

Two hours

$60

Group rate: $50 per individual

Capture to Print Workflow Deep Dive

A deep dive course in Capture One 11 that covers an advanced workflow from tethered capture into a catalog to exporting them to a desired digital location and preparing them for print. Topics covered include: Parametric vs destructive photo processing; Capture One catalogs vs traditional file management; different file types; best practices for digital asset management; workspace and modules; making the most of response curves; importing images to a catalog; proprietary RAW formats vs DNG; basic color theory; altering and updating metadata; Collections; full processing workflow including layers and masking; exporting files to folders, the internet, or for print; bit depth; image resolution; exporting to Photoshop for further processing.

Eight hours

$240

Group rate: $200 per individual

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Lightroom CC

Import to Export Workflow

An introductory/refresher course in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC that covers a basic workflow from ingesting photos into a catalog to exporting them to a desired digital location. Topics covered include: Parametric vs destructive photo editing; Lightroom catalogs vs traditional asset management; different file types; Lightroom workspace and modules; importing images to a catalog; basic developing; exporting files to folders or the internet.

Two hours

$60

Group rate: $50 per individual

Capture to Print Workflow

A deep dive course in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC that covers an advanced workflow from ingesting photos into a catalog to exporting them to a desired digital location and preparing them for print. Topics covered include: Parametric vs destructive photo processing; Lightroom catalogs vs traditional file management; different file types; best practices for digital asset management; Lightroom workspace and modules; importing images to a catalog; converting images to DNG; basic color theory; altering and updating metadata; LR Collections; basic developing, tone curves, split toning, sharpening, local adjustments, transform tools, and B&W conversions; exporting files to folders, the internet, or for print; bit depth; image resolution; exporting to Photoshop for further processing.

Eight hours

$240

Group rate: $200 per individual

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Photoshop

Introduction

An introductory or refresher course. Topics covered include: importing images and accessing them through Adobe Bridge; different file types; altering and updating metadata; basic developing in Adobe Camera RAW; Photoshop Workspaces; Layers; saving files.

Two hours

$60

Group rate: $50 per individual

Capture to Print Workflow

Import to bridge, . Topics covered include: importing images and accessing them through Adobe Bridge; different file types; altering and updating metadata; basic developing in Adobe Camera RAW; Photoshop Workspaces; Layers; saving files; color theory; masking and advanced masking; making selections; spot healing; resizing files; sharpening for print; color management.

Twelve hours

$300

Group rate: $250 per individual