The Brilliant Colors of Butchart Gardens with Charles Needle
July 20 – 25
Brentwood Bay, Canada
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Don’t have time or the budget for a class right now?
Then be sure to check out Mark’s Books and eBooks for the latest release of Mark’s dynamic eBook, The Photographer’s Photoshop CS4 Companion or The Photoshop Workbench Archive on DVD – Volume 1; with episodes 1 – 200 of the Photoshop Workbench and over 58 hours of inspirational Photoshop training!
If you’re seeking to awaken your creativity, take a look at Mark’s internationally-acclaimed book, Botanical Dreaming. Showcasing more than 100 one-of-a-kind flower portraits, Botanical Dreaming is a coffee-table book, a photo seminar, and a self-help book all rolled into one! Let Mark be your guide through the creative process — before, during, and after you’ve clicked the shutter. In Part One, Mark opens his heart to share his optimistic perspective on life and how it influences his creative process. In Part Two, he reveals his secrets for using a macro lens and natural light to capture eye-catching flower images. Part Three explores the endless possibilities of Photoshop to turn ordinary photos into works of art. The tips and techniques that Mark covers here transcend any particular version of Adobe Photoshop and dip gracefully into the well of classic imagemaking.
Praise for Workshops
“To say that Mark Johnson is a wonderful instructor would putting it too lightly. He is, simply, incredible. His ability to recall the functions of Photoshop, Photomatix, and other applications was something to behold (and this is coming from someone who teaches instructional technologies at the college level). He has boundless energy and his enthusiasm for the creative processes that make up creative compositing was infectious. We all felt it and fed off of it. And even more importantly, he decided long ago that sharing his knowledge with those on the web—for free—was of utmost importance. I encourage anyone reading this to spend time on his web site and take in his Photoshop Workbench series, which has easy to understand video tutorials of just about everything you could ever want to know about Photoshop. They are free if you view them online and also available in DVD format. His book, Botanical Dreaming, which is part artwork, part macro photography technique, part inspiration, part life lesson, is 100% worth the cost, so I also recommend that to you.”
“Your dedication, enthusiasm and passion was quite evident throughout the course lectures and out in the field. Not only did I walk away totally renewed and invigorated, I came home more impassioned about landscape photography and Photoshop than ever before.”
“Your style of teaching, thorough explanations, patience, and more patience, are such integral parts of teaching such a complex multi-layered subject.”
“I just want to say what a pleasure (and intense learning experience) your Photoshop class was. Whew! My cerebrum is maxed-out, but I think a lot of information was actually retained, and it’s nice to have your wonderfully explicit instructions to refer to as I tackle various steps in the process. That was more time spent inside and in front of a computer than I’ve done in a long time, but it was worth it—so much better, from a student’s point of view, than a huge lecture hall with no work stations. Many kudos to you on your infinite patience and personable teaching style!”
“Thank you so very much for the enthusiasm and care you extended to all of us who attended. I took away a number of interesting things that I didn’t know about and refinements to some that I did know. I’m left with the feeling that even if you had both days to yourself, you’d still have more you would want to share. Your willingness to try things on-the-fly is wonderful. Keep it up. Thanks for all your hard work and the way you care for your students.”
Walnut Creek, CA
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