Workshops by RE Casper

Field Heavy | Fast Paced | Community Driven

June 2017

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  • Adobe Lightroom Level 1
  • Adobe Lightroom Level 1
  • Streetfoto SF Street Photography Festival
  • Streetfoto SF Street Photography Festival
  • Streetfoto SF Street Photography Festival
  • Streetfoto SF Street Photography Festival
  • Streetfoto SF Street Photography Festival
  • Streetfoto SF Street Photography Festival
  • Streetfoto SF Street Photography Festival
  • Muir Woods Instructional Photo Walk
  • Adobe Lightroom Level 1
  • Adobe Lightroom Level 1
June 24, 2017
  • Adobe Lightroom Level 1

    Harvey Milk Photo Center

June 25, 2017
  • Adobe Lightroom Level 1

    Harvey Milk Photo Center

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.

Session Options:

Starting at $100: City Tour (3hrs), Full-Day Tour (5hrs), 2-Day Workshop (10hrs), 3-Day Workshop (15hrs)

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

Adobe Lightroom is the king of photo management, available for both 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

Dates: Class #1: June 3 & 4 // Class #2: June 24 & 25

Times: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Fee: $165.00

June 3 & 4 // June 24 & 25

Adobe Lightroom Level 2

3-Part Adobe Lightroom Workshop (Tuesdays – Three Week Course)

This class is an extension of the “Adobe Lightroom 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 Lightroom CC interface are required.

Class Location:  Harvey Milk Photo Center – Digital Lab

DatesAugust 12 & 13th

Times: 12pm – 5:00pm

Fee: $165.00

3 Wks – May 9, 16 & 23

Street Photography Workshops

The Street Method

2-Day Street Photography Workshop

Step outside your comfort zone with this 2 day street photography course, designed to introduce and enhance your approach to documenting people. Using environmental elements, urban backdrops and strangers in the street, you will be encouraged to observe the scene, build confidence in capturing your subject(s) and develop an artistic focus to create a candid narrative of daily life.

Transportation to field locations will be via SF Street Cars. Class time will balance 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

Dates: Thur/Fri, August 17 – August 18, 2017

Times: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $75.00  Reduced rate for Spring 2-Day – This will not last!

August 17 & 18

What students are saying...

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!


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.


Frank V

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


Charles K

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