The goal of our workshops is to assist each student learn tools, concepts, techniques, and more. Regardless of the technical instruction, the primary focus of all our workshops is artistry. Whether it be about software, equipment, or photographing on location instruction is always geared to assisting each student achieve their artist goals. Many of our workshops are offered through the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento. Starting in 2018, many of our workshops will include online sessions so you can learn at your own pace and/or interact with us and other students through our online training resources.


► On1 Photo Raw 2018 Artistry Beyond the Basics (May 20, 2018 8:00 AM through 4:00 PM: at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center)

This full day workshop will help you to take full advantage of the power of On1 Photo Raw 2018. Using a combination of presentation and hands-on work you will learn how to use its wide array of advanced features. We will cover how to use the tools, brushes, presets, HDR, Panos, and effects following an easy to understand workflow. Special emphasis will be placed on the application's powerful masking tools and filter stacking features. Many tips and shortcuts will also be provided along with sample files to work from.  

The entire workshop is presented from the perspective of artistic expression. So if you have been wondering about On1 Photo Raw 2018 and are ready to take your photography to the next level this workshop is for you. A workbook with examples and exercises, along with the images used in the workshop and workbook, will be provided.
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►  ​Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park / North Bloomfield  (June 2, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Don't miss this very special and rare opportunity to photograph at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park (about 1 hour northeast of Nevada City, CA). During the morning session you will be provided with private access to two of the old store buildings in the ghost town North Bloomfield. In the afternoon we plan to traverse into the diggins tracing the footsteps of famed 19th century photographer, Carleton Watkins. 
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Your Instructors: George & Jo Ann Aiello

The Aiellos began their photographic careers in 1974. During the '80s and '90s they operated a successful architectural photography business in the S.F. Bay Area. They have been using On1 for the last several years. Both Jo Ann and George believe in helping others explore the possibilities of creative expression which they do through workshops and online resources. The Aiellos were recently interviewed by Exhibitions Without Walls and have begun Aiello Studios Photographic Expeditions to bring photographers together at locations around the West to photograph, and share their work and experiences.

Both are long time Viewpoint volunteers. George is a past president of Viewpoint and currently serves on the Board of Directors. He is also the Viewpoint webmaster. Jo Ann is the webmaster for Viewpoint's Photo Month Sacramento.

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Jo Ann and George Aiello are a husband and wife creative team that have been collaborating for over 40 years. We invite you to browse and participate on our site.


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