Photography Workshops & Private Training Available All Year Long
Last updated November 5, 2013
New workshops are added regularly so please check back or call 403 247-2457. You can pay using your credit card via PayPal or send a check to Science & Art - 6255, 72nd St. N.W. Calgary, AB T3B 3V9 and we will follow up to confirm your registration. If you have purchased or received a gift certificate just call 403 247-2457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot in a workshop or use it to set up a time for private training. If you would like to be notified of upcoming workshops and new photography articles - sign up for our free monthly newsletter on the home page and receive our online Photoshop courses for FREE.
Robert is available for private one-on-one training - by the hour ($65\hr.) or 6-7 hours for $249, or 15 hours for $499 anytime of the year. You can also use a gift certificate for the 6-7 hour training sessions or towards any workshop. Training can be in the field, studio or combination thereof. For more information about any workshop or private session call Robert at 403 247-2457. Robert also offers Photohshop training through Red Deer College and SAIT contact them for information and courses.
Watch Video of Robert Berdan demonstrating how to photograph Ladys' Slippers with a macro lens.
Winter Photography Workshop 2014 - Jan 15 Wed evening, January 18 all day, Jan 29 Wed evening. Evening sessions will be from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Cost $249.00 + GST Max10
If you just purchased a new camera or you rarely get out in the winter to take pictures this workshop is for you. It includes 2 evenings, the first night there is a slide show and discussion about camera controls and preparing for photographing in winter. The second evening participants will bring some of their winter photos to receive a critique and feed back. This workshop is suitable for all level of photographers with a DSLR camera. A tripod is nice to have but not a requirement. We will be car pooling and heading out to the Mountains on Saturday for a day of winter photography.
Transportation will be via car pooling.
We will visit Vermilion lakes, Castle Junction, Morrant's curve and Lake Louise which will be hosting their annual ice festival.
Participants from a previous winter workshop (includes 2 instructors, Robert Berdan and David Lilly)
How to Get the Most out of your new DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera - Max of 3 students. $249 + GST Sunday, January 5, 2014. If you can't make this date call to book a private session.
This workshop is for anyone that wants to know how to use the controls on their camera and is especially suited to anyone that just purchased a new camera. The workshop will start at 9 am and we will spend about 3 hours going over the camera controls. After lunch we will visit a nearby park and put what we learned into action for a couple of hours and then follow up back in my studio and finish by about 5 pm. Participants will received a set of notes and assistance with taking pictures with their cameras. Don't have a camera yet - you can borrow one of mine if you are shopping for a new camera and want to know what to look for.
Topics coveed will include:
Camera settings, A, P, M, S, T
Colour space: sRGB and Adobe RGB
File types: .jpg, vs. RAW
How to use self- timer
On camera flash settings
Depth of field preview
Exposure modes: center, spot, evaluative, matrix
How to use exposure compensation
How to care and clean your camera and lenses
Photographic accessories including filters, tripods, camera bag etc.
Photoshop I Workshop - $249 (max of 5\class)- Upcoming workshop Dates for 2014: January 11, March 1.
This one day Photoshop workshop in Science & Art's studio, runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and covers a variety of topics including:
Introduction to Photoshop interface and Adobe Bridge
Calibrating your monitor and configuring Photoshop
RAW workflow - using Adobe Camera RAW
Workflow for JPG or TIF files
Colour correction by the number
Quick & Easy Photoshop fixes, Red Eye, Perspective crop, etc
Convert images to Black and White or Sepia
Create BW image and return some of the original colour
The workshop includes a 67 page color book, a DVD with images, tutorials and Quick time movies showing each lesson step by step for easy review. All participants will have the opportunity to work on their own images. All participants will have use of a computer workstation with scanner and printer with Photoshop CS4\CS5 extended on each computer. My studio has the best teaching computers in the city. Included in this seminar is lunch, a DVD with tutorial files, step by step printed notes and QT movies showing each tutorial from start to finish.
Photoshop Level II - 1 day $249 - private training by appointment or you can schedule a group and receive a discount.
This one day Photoshop Workshop is for folks that already know Photoshop basics and would like to learn more advanced techniques including working with masks, channels, HDR imaging, creating actions or batch files, learn how to convert a picture into a painting or apply a digital Orton It is strongly recommended that participants have taken the Photoshop I workshop first or already have considerable experience with Photoshop. The workshop includes: a book of notes, DVD with image files and movie clips showing each step for quick and easy review. The workshop also includes lunch. Both Photoshop CS4 and CS5 extended are loaded on each computer.
Workshop Topics include:
2.1 Introduction to Curves.
2.2 Cross Processing using Curves
2.3 Adjustment Layers
2.4 Automated Adjustment Layers
2.5 Adjustment Layer Masks
2.6 Add a layer mask to reveal selected regions of a photograph
2.7 Create a Photomontage
2.8 Layer effects using Masks
2.9 Use scanned images to create Masks
3.0 Scan and convert an image into a high contrast BW Mask
3.1 Quick and easy Edge effects
3.2 Replace sky using alpha channel selection
3.3 Hand Colouring Black and White Images
3.4 Simulated Infrared Film
3.5 Replace colour command
3.6 Create Impressionistic Images - Digital Ortons
3.7 Combine Two Different Exposures to Increase Dynamic Range
3.8 Using an Action to Combine to Increase Dynamic Range.
3.9 Combine several exposures - HDR imaging.
4.0 Create Custom Actions
4.1 Batch Processing Files
4.2 Creating Web Galleries
4.3 Using the Picture Package
4.4 Create a PDF Slideshow
4.5 Adding Light rays to your photos
Arctic Photography Adventure - Sept. 3-10, 2014 Cost : $5,379.00 - $300 discount if you book your trip before Jan 1, 2014.
Your adventure begins in Yellowknife, NT and includes a flight turther north to Point Lake Lodge on the Tundra. We will be photographing the Aurora, waterfalls, tundra, caribou and other wildlife. The tour includes a boat tour of Yellowknife bay and a fish fry. We will also hike a scenic trail to Cameron falls to photograph grouse, mushrooms and autumn colours. We will spend two nights photographing the Aurora in Yellowknife, one night at Aurora village and the other at Prelude and\or Pontoon lake. We will then fly about 250 km north onto the tundra to Peterson's point lake lodge which offers gourmet food and comfortable cabin accomodations. We will be searching for caribou to photograph and other wildlife on foot and from 16 foot power boats. The tundra will be coloured red and yellow and their opportunities to catch amazing sunsets and sunrises from the beach in front of the cabins.
You can purchase a gift certificate for $249 + GST. The gift certificate can be used toward any of our workshops, you can specify a specific workshop or you can leave it open so the person receiving the gift can sign up for which ever particular workshop they like. Alternatively, the Gift certificate can be used for private instruction for up to about 7 hours instruction at a time that is convenient for them. Please note participants must still register for a specific workshop Private training can be arranged almost anytime of year. For workshops costing more the $250 - the participant can simply pay the extra amount when they take the workshop. These gift certificates do not expire. I will send the gift certificate to you or the person you specify - I will follow up on your order shortly after you purchase a certificate.
Robert Berdan top ( left) and previous workshop participants were winners at the annual CPAWs photo contest in Calgary. Robert can help you improve your photography so you too can take award winning photographs.
NOTES ABOUT MY WORKSHOPS
Private Instruction available at $60\hr or you can purchase a gift certificate for $249 which includes 7 hours training in the field, in front of computer or a combination thereof.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
Refunds: Due to the limited number of positions available in my workshops I do not offer refunds if you can not make it, however you may transfer to one of our other workshops of equivalent value or arrange for a private session. If a workshop is cancelled due to severe weather (i.e. roads are closed) or other unforeseen factor I will arrange an alternate date. If participants can not make the alternate date I will offer a private training session (Note in 15 years I have never canceled a workshop).
Note about my workshops
Anyone of the age of 13 and over (ages 13-17 require parents consent) is welcome to join me on my workshops. You don't need a fancy camera or tripod though we recommend a tripod if you have one. I have a few tripods I can lend out . In regard to equipment if you are considering purchasing new equipment I would be happy to offer my advice before hand. I shoot with Nikon and Canon equipment. I have a Nikon 5100 camera that I rent ouf for the day with a variety of lenses for $49.00 including tripod and camera bag.
All participants in the field workshops are required to sign a liability waiver that is standard for anyone participating at any kind of outdoor activity. If you have any questions about any of our workshops feel free to email or call Robert Berdan at 403 247-2457 in Calgary.Download Waiver (PDF)
If you would like to know more or have questions about training or any workshop feel free to call or set an appointment to drop by my studio - you can reach me at: email@example.com and at 403 247-2457. I am located in Calgary, NW.
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