Workflow Audit with Lightroom CC Training

I've spent over 20 years traveling internationally visiting with pros in their studios, reviewing their process and getting them started on the right foot with modern workflow procedures. Choosing software, training, calibrating equipment, lighting implementation, paper choice, print presentation, image critique and setting up one's work environment are all a part of this process. Smart workflows allow people to spend more time making images and less time at the computer. I encourage image-makers to reduce their dependency on Photoshop and rely more heavily on


Workshop: Precise Photography Workflow with Adobe Lightroom

February 16-18th, 2012, 10am - 4pm in Xalapa, Mexico with Scott Martin This 3 day workshop takes an intense look at optimizing photography workflows from capture-to-print using Adobe Lightroom. As a special treat, this workshop will be held at one of Mexico's finest printmaking studios, Izote Editions. Day 1 - Capture and organize Optimizing exposure for RAW development An overview of all RAW software available today The story behind Lightroom and it's direction The DNG format and how to incorporate it into your workflow File Management (several scenarios including transitioning between…


Student Work: PhotoMuse Austin Workshop

I had the privilege of teaching an unusual photography workshop last week with two fantastic photographers I admire - Lynn Johnson and Penny De Los Santos. Our PhotoMuse workshop helps people find their inspiration and photographic eye through self-assigned photographic projects - finding their muse, if you will. We push participants outside their comfort zones and encourage them to make work they've never made before, and more importantly, to engage in the process of making images differently and more fully. This can be difficult. Sometimes people say they don't want to be pushed, but we…


Full Moon Night Photography Workshop in Big Bend, Texas

October 9-12, 2011 in the Big Bend region of West Texas with Lance Keimig and Scott Martin Scott Martin and  Lance Keimig team up again to present a four day/night photography workshop in the Terlingua ghost town in the Big Bend region of West Texas. The Big Bend region is 300 miles away from the nearest city and feels every bit of it. It's one of the country's best kept secrets, full of history and pristine landscapes


The Nocturnes Night Photography Festival: Celebrating 20 Years

June 12-15 2011, Mono Lake, Calfornia led by Lance Keimig, Tim Baskerville and Scott Martin with guest speakers Troy Paiva, Tom Paiva, Joe Reifer, Russell Brown, Stu Jenks, and more 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of The Nocturnes, and we’re throwing a party at Mono Lake! Onsight, The Night Skye, and The Nocturnes invite you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Nocturnes together at Mono Lake in California’s Eastern Sierra this June. This year we’re organizing a special program with introductory and advanced level Night Photography workshops, an afternoon program of seminars…


Night Photography Video

WalleyFilms just released a video that highlights our Night Photography workshop in West Texas. It was really fun having Angela and Mark Walley out filming during our annual workshop in Big Bend, TX. They are super talented and do amazing work. Between the photographers and videographers the creative process was quite alive that week with image making all day and all night long. You can check out more about WalleyFilms at walleyfilms.com As a long time still photographer, I'm pretty blown away with the power of video as a communication tool. As our DSLR cameras gain HD video capability I'm…


Night Photography in San Antonio’s Southtown Neighborhood

Febrary 24th-25th, 5pm - midnight The Liberty Bar Restaurant 1111 South Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 78210led by Lance Keimig and Scott Martin This two night workshop is designed to be a quick introduction to the joys of making photographs at night. We will start with dinner and classroom instruction at 5pm in the fantastic new Liberty Bar Restaurant before heading out into San Antonio's vibrant "Southtown" neighborhood to make images. Participants can shoot side-by-side with the instructors or wander around to discover their own images. Expect Lance and Scott to give a few light painting…


One Night, Night Photography Workshop at the Pearl Brewery

October 16th, 5:30pm - midnight, Pearl Brewery, San Antonio, TXled by Lance Keimig and Scott Martin This one night workshop is designed to be a quick introduction to the joys of making photographs at night. We will start with classroom instruction at 5:30pm before heading around the complex after dark to make images. We have arranged to have access to some of our favorite areas, including areas that are typically restricted. Participants can shoot side-by-side with the instructors or wander around to discover their own images. Expect Lance and Scott to give a few light painting…


Full Moon Night Photography in Mono Lake

August 22-25, Mono Lake, Californialed by Lance Keimig and Scott Martin Lance Keimig and Scott Martin team up to present a four day and night photography workshop at Mono Lake, California. August is a great time to visit this remote location that is a favorite among photographers for its unique geological formations. Mono Lake’s signature monolithic rock structures that extend upward from the lake are ideal for night photography. Other photographic locations may include the dramatic granite moonscapes of Tioga Pass in Yosemite, the Travertine Hot Springs, the town of Bridgeport, and the…


private workshops on demand

for intermediate and advanced printmakers and photographersby appointment on location or in San Antonio, Texas As an exhibiting artist I know the challenges involved with making creative images while simultaneously mastering the technical aspects of workflow, exquisite printmaking and the polish of final packaging. I strive for an even balance of these qualities in my own work, and I enjoy helping others achieve better equilibrium between inspiration and presentation. Sharing my passion for photographic excellence has been driving my training business for over 16 years now. For 20 years,…