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 of events - CLICK5! California Photo Festival 2014


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Wednesday, October 8th
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Light, Shadow, Night and Twilight Part 1
Light, shadow, night and twilight are the tools David H. Wells uses as he makes his award winning "Light Studies." Those are photo-essays exploring the light and atmosphere of different places. Train stations, shrines, city centers, buildings and the like are just a few potential subjects for such “Light Studies.” David H. Wells is a freelance editorial photographer who specializes in producing these on location, across the globe. His finished "Light Studies" have been published in general interest magazines as well as photography magazines and have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions. Spending time with this master of light and shadow, who will help you understand how to make your own "Light Studies." Wells will share specific techniques (and particular images that highlight those techniques) used to create his "Light Study" photo-essays. • specific issues of time of day / morning vs. evening light • quality and direction of light • scouting a location with a compass to plot the play of light • the importance of the photographer's position • the use of lines, light and dark
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David Wells
Embassy Suites Edna East 11
03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Flash Fundamentals and Other Techniques for Horses on the Beach
For those of you who want to shoot horses on the beach with some real hands-on instruction here is one that will be of great benefit! David will show you hands-on techniques for using your flash and a few other techniques to photograph horses on the beach. You will then caravan to the Morro Rock and shoot as a group.
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David Wells
Embassy Suites Edna West 14
Thursday, October 9th
07:30 am - 10:00 am
Sunrise Light, Shadow, Night and Twlight
Now witness the beauty of the sunrise in the Paso Robles vineyards! These vineyards should still have fruit on them so you will get a nice view and beautiful light as the sun comes up to photograph our favorite fruit. Work your way from Vineyard to winery to focus on the light and how to tell a story during the working harvest time in the Paso Robles Wine Region. David will show you how to direct your eye and your exposure as you watch the lighting conditions change in the morning.
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David Wells
Paso Robles Winery TBD 4
01:45 pm - 03:00 pm
Digital Workflow
Digital imaging has offered photographers a world of new possibilities in photography including immediate feedback, nearly infinite possibilities for image modification, etc. At the same time, today’s photographers are flooded with an equally vast number of new images that need be organized in some coherent way. In this workshop David Wells will teach you his workflow, explaining each step in his process from the point of view of this is what he does and why. He will be speaking about his business as a stock photographer, but any photographer can learn an incredible amount about how to manage their own workflow by understanding why David does what he does and then asking themselves what they should do in their new workflow, based on their particular type of photography.
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David Wells
Embassy Suites Los Osos South 15
Friday, October 10th
08:00 am - 12:00 pm
Video Introduction and Shoot
In this class, you will learn the tools and the process to make narrative videos, working as a one-man (person) band. After the class, you will have the tools to go out and create your own video projects that hew close to your personal vision while serving your client’s mission. Course description summary The successful narrative video maker of tomorrow needs to create brief, dramatic, visually compelling videos that maximize the ambient sound and the atmosphere of a place, while minimizing the talking heads, in order to effectively deliver the story. The class will explore the basics of the gear required to work as a one-man (person) band doing the audio and video capture. I will also explain the the software I use for organizing the material, the video software used to make the final videos. Prerequisites - You will need a digital camera with interchangeable lenses, A sturdy tripod (Professional level - not plastic), and a working knowledge of the laptop computer you have with you. Levels B + C List gear needed to participate: Fixed focal length or zoom lenses covering approximately 24mm or 28mm to 200 mm or 300 mm. You will also need a laptop computer with lots of empty HD space AND an external HD. Download the trial version of the softwares at http://www.telestream.net/screenflow/overview.htm and at http://www.phaseone.com/en/Downloads/Media-Pro-1.aspx and consider buying either: http://www.dayofthenewdan.com/projects/time-lapse-assembler-1/ or QuickTime 7 Pro at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/extending/index.html Physical requirements for the students to participate: There will be walking around with some squatting down and climbing up to gett higher and lower. See examples of David's videos here http://vimeo.com/thewellspoint
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David Wells
Embassy SLO North 15
Saturday, October 11th
06:00 am - 07:30 am
Light, Shadow, Night and Twilight Sunrise
If photography is writing with light and everyone is a photographer these days, then the business should be overrun by masters of writing with light. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Great photographers know that light is a tool just like a camera, lens or tripod and mastering that same light is a hard-earned skill. For studio photographers, the art is in controlling that light. Working in uncontrolled situations with found light is as much a challenge but is also rewarding when the light is used effectively. David H. Wells will share his tools for mastering found light, experience that comes from decades of practice and decades of looking at light analytically. This seminar is more than a refresher in the basics, it offers a whole new way to look at and master found light. Wells has repeatedly been called a master of light and shadow. He prefers to call himself a connoisseur of light (meaning a person who is an expert at somethin) or has informed and discriminating taste.) Working in places like Israel, Guatemala, Bangladesh, India, Italy, etc., has given Wells the opportunity to critically analyze found light around the globe and to become a connoisseur of that light. Differentiating yourself as a professional photographer is harder than ever these days with everyone claiming to be one. Learning how to master found light is one way to really do that.
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David Wells
Pismo Beach Pier 4
04:15 pm - 07:00 pm
Stock Photography Intro and Shoot
First you will see Davids Presentation and then go for a photowalk with stock in mind. This session will David is an overview of the business of stock photography as well as a basic outline of his digital workflow from capture to archiving to agency submission/dissemination. His workflow is built around software programs such as Expressions Media, PhotoShop and increasingly, Lightroom. David H. Wells has worked with almost every kind of imaginable stock agency from editorial to commercial, American to overseas. He currently works with nine different agencies, from very large to very small. Some agencies are niche marketed and others are specific to certain geographic markets. Over his fifteen years of working as a stock photographer he has learned a lot working with different agencies, some who have grown, some who have been consolidated into other agencies, some who voluntarily retired and some who were forced out of business. We will start with Wells showing his work and highlighting the various stock uses of images he has made throughout his career. Then he will explore the key points to running a stock business.
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David Wells
Embassy Edna East 13
05:45 pm - 07:00 pm
Sunset Stock Photography Walk
Sunset shoot with an emphasis on what makes a good stock photograph. This session will David is an overview of the business of stock photography as well as a basic outline of his digital workflow from capture to archiving to agency submission/dissemination. His workflow is built around software programs such as Expressions Media, PhotoShop and increasingly, Lightroom. David H. Wells has worked with almost every kind of imaginable stock agency from editorial to commercial, American to overseas. He currently works with nine different agencies, from very large to very small. Some agencies are niche marketed and others are specific to certain geographic markets. Over his fifteen years of working as a stock photographer he has learned a lot working with different agencies, some who have grown, some who have been consolidated into other agencies, some who voluntarily retired and some who were forced out of business. We will start with Wells showing his work and highlighting the various stock uses of images he has made throughout his career. Then he will explore the key points to running a stock business.
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David Wells
MB North Harbor - GAFCO 11
Sunday, October 12th
06:00 am - 07:30 am
Light, Shadow, Night and Twilight Sunrise
If photography is writing with light and everyone is a photographer these days, then the business should be overrun by masters of writing with light. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Great photographers know that light is a tool just like a camera, lens or tripod and mastering that same light is a hard-earned skill. For studio photographers, the art is in controlling that light. Working in uncontrolled situations with found light is as much a challenge but is also rewarding when the light is used effectively. David H. Wells will share his tools for mastering found light, experience that comes from decades of practice and decades of looking at light analytically. This seminar is more than a refresher in the basics, it offers a whole new way to look at and master found light. Wells has repeatedly been called a master of light and shadow. He prefers to call himself a connoisseur of light (meaning a person who is an expert at somethin) or has informed and discriminating taste.) Working in places like Israel, Guatemala, Bangladesh, India, Italy, etc., has given Wells the opportunity to critically analyze found light around the globe and to become a connoisseur of that light. Differentiating yourself as a professional photographer is harder than ever these days with everyone claiming to be one. Learning how to master found light is one way to really do that.
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David Wells
MB North Harbor (GAFCO) Class Full
09:30 am - 12:00 pm
Photo Editing
YOU MUST BRING PRINTED IMAGES FOR THIS CLASS Through a series of exercises, he will train you to look at photographs analytically. In this workshop, we go through an exercise where we consider: • How do you "Critique" photographs? • Saying "wow," "neat" or "cool" is not critiquing photographs. • We need a common language for critiquing photographs. • We need to be able to discuss the photographic tools, elements and techniques the photographer used, successfully or unsuccessfully, to make the image that communicates their idea. This is regardless of photographic style, media, genre, format, etc. In this workshop, master photographer and teacher, David H. Wells will show you how to edit images with a clear vision. Bring at least 4o and maximum of 80 prints (4x6 size) of your images to hands-on edit. The 40 to 80 can be project, a few projects or simply your best images. they can be existing images or images made at the Festival or a mix.Target and Costco both have kiosk or 1-hour printing available. Target photo hours are: 9am-9pm Costco: 10am-8:30pm YOU MUST BRING PRINTED IMAGES FOR THIS CLASS
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David Wells
Embassy Del Monte 8
Schedule Subject to change
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