Workshops by RE CasperField Heavy | Fast Paced | Community Driven
Private 1ON1 SF Workshops
Are you looking to expand your photographic routes in San Francisco? Are you visiting the city for the first time and seeking a guided photographic tour? Or, maybe this is you first time with street photography and you’d like some mentoring?
While I have many group classes through the Harvey Milk Photo Center, it’s the private 1ON1 workshops that I most look forward to. A chance to work with a photographer with my full attention during a day, or a full weekend. Each session offers a unique opportunity to focus on your specific needs and goals. Depending on your option, workshop activities include kickstarting your creative eye with a discussion on the Street Method process, a focused personal review of your work and an intense guided tour through some of my favorite routes in San Francisco. Be warned, it’s not uncommon to cover up to 10 neighborhoods in a 2-Day 1ON1 Workshop…. and we’ll have a blast doing it.
City Tour (1-3hrs), Full-Day Tour (5+hrs), 2-Day Workshop, 3-Day Workshop
Group Workshops Now Available at HMPC
Joining the team in 2016, it gives me great pride to offer my workshops through the esteemed Harvey Milk Photo Center. One of the oldest and largest darkrooms in the nation.
In addition to my normal 1ON1 Private workshops, I now offer group 2-Day and 3-Day workshops covering street photography and Adobe Lightroom. As well as, a menagerie of instructional street and nature photo walks throughout the most iconic areas of the San Francisco Bay.
New classes added all the time.
Adobe Lightroom Workshops
Adobe Lightroom Level 1
2-Day Adobe Lightroom Workshop
Get your photographic life in order with Adobe Lightroom. Adobe Lightroom is a photo management and editing application, available for Mac and PC. This course is designed to teach you the foundations of Adobe Lightroom, how to navigate the application, manage your collection, edit your photographs and publish to print or web. Please know, this class focuses on software operation and no camera use will be required during class.
Prerequisite: Computer proficiency required, bring memory card with 20+ images for training.
Class Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center – Digital Lab
Adobe Lightroom Level 2
2-Day Adobe Lightroom Workshop
This class is an extension of the “Adobe Light room Level 1” workshop. From here, students will experience a new level of tips, tricks and techniques from within one of the most widely used digital darkrooms available. Learn powerful file management tools, advanced developing techniques, create and stack presets to quicken your workflow and much more. Class material will be emailed 1 week prior to class start.
*Prerequisite: High computer proficiency and confidence navigating and using the Adobe Light room CC interface are required.
Class Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center – Digital Lab
Street Photography Workshops
The Street Method
2-Day Street Photography Workshop
Designed to introduce and enhance your approach to documenting people.This 2-day workshop will focus on expanding your scene awareness. Using environmental elements, urban backdrops and strangers, you will be encouraged to observe your surroundings, build confidence and develop an artistic focus in creating a candid composition of daily life.
Class time will shift between lecture, field work, guided challenges and ending review.
Prerequisite: Camera proficiency required. DSLR/CSC required for field work.
Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center + Field Locations in San Francisco, CA
2-Day Mobile Photography Workshop
The most important camera is the camera that is always on hand. Our mobile phones may not yet match the power of dedicated cameras, but one can be found in every pocket or bag. In this workshop, we will discover new and powerful ways to use our mobile phones to capture, process and share the beautiful city of San Francisco. Class topics will include app recommendations and instructions for Android and iPhone, creative capture techniques, social media sharing practices and advice on cloud data storage for your photos.
*Prerequisite: Proficient in Mobile Phone Operation, Google Play or Apple App Store Access, Current Android or iPhone device.
Location: Field (Random Locations)
What students are saying...
You covered all and beyond what were described in the Beginning Adobe Lightroom 1 course. You even discussed the best possible NAS backup system including subscription to the iCloud storages, You gave us the tips and techniques on how to go about developing photos and images beside setting up the best possible organization of File Management and Archiving. Thanks for the class.Reynaldo M.
First the instructor was professional, patient, thoughtful & enthusiastic in his class lessons & provided equal support of each student. Casper was very interactive during questions & encouraged each student to experiment to learn more about the workings of Lightroom.Maria M.
Loved it. Was overwhelmed. But as you say I will start experimenting and see what works. I loved your enthusiasm and thought your explanations to my questions were spot on.Eamonn T.
This workshop was truly inspirational and a fabulous learning experience in the shooting of people. It was also an opportunity for understanding of light, color, gesture and photo artistic process. A new way of seeing has opened up for me. Casper's inspirations, methods, and advice encouraged me to go out and really look at the world from a whole new perspective. We had intense and supportive dialogue on all creative things through a camera’s aperture with his experience and talent as the lens providing the focus on people. After this workshop, I am inspired and motivated to start shooting again more regularly and with a regained passion and desire to do so…my hopes were beyond fulfilled. Thank you Casper!BJ
Eyes on the Street was an excellent class. Casper is very knowledgeable and the class is organized very well. The information and examples provided were organized into a great booklet, so you don't have to scramble to jot things down on the run. Casper really takes the time to understand what each student hopes to learn or improve on and then checks in throughout the class about your goals, and to offer tips and ideas. I learned so much from this class, it was great!Paige L
Just wanted to send a quick note of appreciation! Thank you so much for everything, I am taking a lot away from the course and have a solid understanding of the program – I am excited to start exploring.Megan S
I thought that RE Casper was very well prepared to teach Lightroom 1. The course was well-organized and the outline was well thought-out! The pace of the course was reasonable and we received a sold overview or the Lightroom software. I found that RE Casper was very patient with students and gave adequate time for questions and explanations. The course was a good introduction to Lightroom. I know there is much more to learn, and I look forward to Lightroom 2. Thanks.
Just like the genre of Street Photography this class is quick paced and exciting. Quick paced in the sense that I captured over 700 images over three days while walking in excess of 15 miles exploring 6 divergent areas of San Francisco. Exciting in the sense that from the images I captured I learned and was able to practice and receive valuable feedback on the art of focus, composition, and lighting in relation to presenting the "story" of the street. Thank you
Lightroom 1 with Casper was "just what the doctor ordered!". He was organized, energetic, thorough and thoughtful in his presentation……and fun. Lightroom is such a powerful, complicated program and it needs a guide like Casper to walk you through the organization, learn on how to focus on the important points and see how they pertain to setting up your workflow and then how to start to apply its powerful tools. It could have been overwhelming but Casper saw what the value was to beginners and could bring his wealth of experience to play in guiding us through it's most valuable parts. I definitely hope to take further classes with him, especially Lightroom 2 and would recommend this class to anyone who wants to understand the value of Lightroom to their photo organization and editing.Martin E
Spent this weekend taking RE Casper's Lightroom 1 class at the Harvey Milk Photo Center. I've used Lightroom for 6 years; Casper clearly explained the tool well enough for me to understand just how limited and inefficient my use of it has been! I recommend this course for any user of Lightroom who either is new to it or is sure they don't understand it well enough!Michael K
Casper is a terrific instructor. The workshop is fast paced, efficient, and clearly well-thought out. Casper has obviously thought about how to approach not just the workshop, but teaching itself. His instructions are clear, he repeats instructions and directions when necessary, and answers questions both immediately and during breaks. I went home knowing how to use LightRoom. I thoroughly enjoy Casper's upbeat and friendly delivery and will take other courses by him. He goes out of his way before the class to provide us with handouts that we may need...Sue WR