Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

2020 Smartphone Photography with Adobe Lightroom CC for Mobile with Grant Kaye- Thursday

Class description: In this class, we will cover the basics of modern smartphone photography with Adobe Lightroom CC mobile App, including shooting and editing in the app. We will use Lightroom Mobile CC App to shoot in DNG (RAW), make HDR images, adjust focus/white balance set ISO and exposure/shutter speed manually, and then learn how editing in Lightroom CC on our phones (which must be purchased and installed for this workshop; Lightroom requires a free Adobe Account or a subscription to Creative Cloud to unlock all app features).

Student equipment requirements: This class requires a smartphone. Both Android and iPhones are welcome.  Your phone must have the most up to date operating system, and the most recent version of the Adobe Lightroom CC app. You must come to class with the app installed and functioning before class.

Prerequisites: Students must be familiar with shooting photos with a modern smartphone. You should have several GB of free space on your phone, and please bring your phone’s charger and wall plug.

Workshop Session Details

Workshop Instructor

Grant Kaye – was born on the rural Hawaiian island of Lana’i, and was raised there as well as in California and Pennsylvania.  Pursuit of academic degrees and a career in geology and volcano hazard took Grant to Colorado, Oregon, Hawaii and California, and eventually to New Zealand where he earned a PhD in 2008.

Grant moved from being a scientist in New Zealand to return to Lake Tahoe, where he created maps with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the town of Truckee through 2012.

Photography has always been a fundamental part of Grant’s life, looking back to the lessons he learned in his father’s darkroom in Hawaii while his father was a professional documentary photographer.  As Grant was preparing to leave the town of Truckee, he was cultivating his passion for photography on nights and weekends, and eventually, he gave in and decided that creating imagery and teaching others how to achieve their vision would be his next career.

As a photographer, Grant specializes in landscapes and night-sky photography, motion-controlled timelapse, and creative filmmaking.  Breathtaking landscape photographs in the digital age are a dime a dozen.  When Grant creates photographs, he purposefully seeks out adventure and difficult places instead of joining the crowd and ending up shoulder to shoulder in ” the lineup” at iconic locations.

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