Class description: Join Grant Kaye in the Nevada Sunset Workshop! In this class we will learn how to take two “bracketed” images of identical composition and settings but differing shutter speeds (and thus Ev levels), tone them in Lightroom, and move them out into Photoshop as layers, and blend them together with layer masks. The class is divided into two session over two days. On the first day we will introduce and cover the fundamentals of this technique, with demonstrations and practice in the field. The students will then be given an assignment to collect image pairs either during class at sunset Thursday or on their own at sunrise Friday, and in the second session will learn how to blend them together on their laptops in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Student Equipment Requirements: Students must bring laptop computer and 120v wall charger with the latest version of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC (Desktop Version, NOT Cloud Version) and Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, and in case of inclement weather should also come prepared with a set of the students’ own Bracketed RAW images. Contact the instructor prior to class if you have any questions on how to collect these. Please bring either a card reader or the appropriate USB cable to connect your camera with your computer.
Prerequisites: Ability to operate an SLR camera in Manual mode is required. Previous experience bracketing photos is helpful but not necessary as the instructor will introduce and cover this technique completely.
Workshop Session Details
2020 Nevada Sunset – Multiple Exposure
Thursday, April April 2, 2020 – 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 3, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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.
Learn more about Grant Kaye at grantkaye.com.