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As the Mist Rises

November 3-8, 2018
November 10-15, 2018

Your tour guides — CC Lockwood, Doug Hansgate, and Steve Uffman — agree that our success will be measured by your success. This is our backyard where we spend a great deal of time and we want to do everything we can to help you get the most out of the tour and go home with spectacular images.

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Lighting Workshop, Buffalo/Niagara Falls

June 8-10, 2018
August 24 - 26, 2018

From lighting on locations to the final touch of digital processing, join Doug Hansgate for a photographic weekend getaway in Upstate NY in August!

Photographing beautiful models with the background of grand splendor of Niagara Falls to shooting inside a magnificent church turned into an amazing studio and photographing our model in urban edgy scenes with amazing twilight.

Learn lighting from a lighting guru! Doug will show you how to navigate the ascetics of photography. This is a practical hands-on shooting workshop exploring creativity, light and nature. Setting up light on locations, learning how to pose models, using different lighting modifiers to see the quality of light and learn the art of digital post process to perfection.

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Wildlife of the Atchafalaya Basin, New Iberia, Louisiana

April 22-24, 2018

Join Doug for three unforgettable days kayaking in some of his favorite places in the swamps of Louisiana.

You will explore hidden bayous and well-known locations in an up close and personal view of nature. There is nothing that compares to being able to quietly slip in amongst birds in their habitat. Using some of the most stable kayaks available, Doug will show you not only how to stay safe and comfortable on the water, he will also show you how to enter an environment with minimal disturbance. Only then can you capture those moments that we all treasure.

When you're not on the water, Doug will take you on a journey of some high-end editing techniques and will show you how to navigate the aesthetics of photography. This is a practical, hands-on shooting workshop exploring creativity, light and nature. If you have ever wanted to create more than what your camera captures and create what your mind sees and feels, this is the exploration for you. Doug has spent decades exploring light and shadow and now teaches extensively on Imagery to Artistry — the concept of taking your imagery to new levels of realism and creativity.

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Africa Workshops

Wildlife of the World Workshop

Safari on a Budget

Join me in Texas for one of the best primers that you will ever have for a true African experience. Why spend $20,000 on a Safari that you are not prepared for? This workshop will put you in a 1800 acre wildlife sanctuary in windowless safari vehicles exactly like you would be in Africa. Learn how to shoot from a vehicle. Learn what equipment works and what doesn't. Learn how to shoot and how to edit those images long before you leave the U.S. . Fossil Rim represents more than 1,100 animals, including 50-plus species of native and non-native animals living peacefully at the park.

As tour attendees we will be staying on the grounds with early morning access, before the public, tours in the park. We will venture out onto the grounds, in specially built safari vehicles, twice a day (mornings and evenings) for three hour outings with trained guides to get you into the best position for our photography. With the advantage of the best light and full access to the wildlife center we are certain to have some great opportunities.

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Lightroom Workshop

Lightroomâ„¢ One Day Workshop

April 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

New Iberia, Louisiana

If you are a photographer, you simply have to learn to be efficient in Lightroom — A program that was designed from the ground up to used by photographers. This is simply the best solution available for file management, efficiency and overall control of your images. This Lightroomâ„¢ class will teach you how to maximize your work-flow and create a systematic approach to all your digital imagery. There are systems that have been proven effective to rapidly and succinctly process large project shoots (weddings, etc.) into manageable client-based results. I’ll show you the shortcuts and methods that work. Take a journey of editing that will open your eyes to the true potential of Ligthroomâ„¢ editing, well beyond what most users ever dream of. Part of my Imagery to Artistry series this class is a favorite of attendees everywhere.

  • Location: Hampton Inn, 400 Spanish Towne Boulevard, New Iberia, LA 70560
  • Registration fee: $59
  • Registration and payment deadline: 4/15/18
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Digital Painting Workshop

Two Day Digital Painting Workshop

March 24 - 25, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Buffalo, New York

If you are interested in expanding your art. Developing into an artist that provides more to your client than an image, then this may be the class for you. You will learn to create new and compelling work by manipulating your images with digital paint.

Learn to explore light in a whole new way. As an oil painter you are taught to add and subtract light from your subjects with the addition of paint. Let me show you how to take that skill set and more to create truly unique images from your own photographic images.

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  • Location: 154 Christiana Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
  • Registration fee: $359
  • Registration and payment deadline: 3/20/18
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