Sunday, February 16, 2020

Photographing Great Sunsets and Sunrises Workshop - Ajijic

Boy do we get great sunsets and sunrises over Lake Chapala. This 2 hour class will teach you how to make the most of your Android, iPhone, iPad and digital cameras when photographing sunrises and sunsets. Take great photos to send to family and friends, use on social media and make large prints to hang on your walls.

Class is held in central Ajijic on Wednesday March 18th 5:00 - 7:00. There will be snacks and beverages. 

300 Mexican Pesos  

Saturday, February 15, 2020

PhotoShop Express for Androids, Window Tablets, iPhones and iPads - Workshop Ajijic Mexico

The Photoshop Express app is an easy, high quality app for improving and editing your photographs. It is free and available for Android, Apple and Windows iPhones and Tablets

I have been using Photoshop since it was first released in 1988. It still is the industry standard for photo editing. PS Express is the easy version of Photoshop, but it includes all the editing tools and filters you are most likely to need, including retouching, straightening, altering perspective (great for Mexican Cathedrals) and collage making tools.

This is a two session workshop (2 hours each) held in local Ajijic. More information and directions will be emailed to you when you sign up. Class includes handouts to help you remember what you learn. 

You will leave from the first session with lots of tools for improving your photographs. You will have a week between classes to practice so that we can cover any questions you may have in the second session. The second session will also include some more advanced tools.

Please note that space is limited and will fill up since it is available for all kinds of smartphone and tablet users.

Monday March 9th 4:00 - 6:00 and Monday March 16th 4:00 - 6:00

450 Mexican Pesos - includes both sessions (4 hours of instruction) and handouts

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Up and Over Those Creative Walls

Creativity and the Heroic Process

It doesn't matter whether you are creating as a painter, writer, musician, photographer or are working in another creative field, we hit walls. Sometimes they feel temporary. Sometimes it feels we are on the wrong path. We get frustrated, discouraged and just want to give up.

For some reason we believe that talented artists don't have these hurdles. We believe they move through their craft smoothly, while greatly inspired.

I have a degree in psychology and worked in mental health for several years before spending the next 30 years as a photographer. I then became a Creative Trainer at Apple. I know about those walls. I have tried to go over, under and around them. I have sometimes made those walls my enemy and tried to knock them down and ignore them. Finally I began to learn how to use them.

I remember reading Joseph Campbell's book The Hero of a Thousand Faces in college. I was reintroduced again to Campbell's work when I saw Bill Moyer's series of interviews in 1988. At that time it dawned on me how similar the hero's journey is to the creative process. I have been researching that connection ever since.

In Ajijic, on Feb 20th from 4:00 to 6:00 I am offering a workshop about Creativity and the Hero's Journey. I believe if we better understand the Creative Process we are less likely to get frustrated, blocked and distracted from our creative goals. I want to share what I have learned over these many years and hope you will join me.

Thursday February 20th 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Ajijic

300 Mexican Pesos  

Friday, January 24, 2020

What Makes Me Come Alive Mixed Media Journaling Workshops in Ajijic Mexico

Sometimes it's good to get back into touch with what makes us come alive. Remembering helps us through difficult times and helps to keep our enthusiasm for life vibrant. Even if your day is not difficult right now, these workshops will raise your energy and keep you focused on what's most important to you. And, you might even find some new ways to lift your spirit and bring you joy.

These mixed-medium journaling workshops are in Ajijic Mexico. Each date includes templates, art supplies and snacks. No art or journaling experience is necessary. This is play time, fun time where you will meet other people, laugh, tell stories and play like you are a child again, all the while having grown up reflections about what you want this time of life to be about.

Workshops are 300 pesos each or you can sign up for all five workshops for 1200 pesos (you get 5 workshops for the price of 4).

Space is limited... but not your joy.

Save by signing up for all 5 workshops.
Feb 21st, 28th, March 6th, 20th and 27th
1200 pesos   

Friday February 21st 2:30 - 4:30
300 pesos  

Friday February 28th 2:30 - 4:30
300 pesos  

Friday March 6th 2:30 - 4:30
300 pesos  

Friday March 20th 2:30 - 4:30
300 pesos  

Friday March 27th 2:30 - 4:30
300 pesos  

Save by signing up for all 5 workshops.
Feb 21st, 28th, March 6th, 20th and 27th
1200 pesos  

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The 2020 iPhone Photography Workshop

Make 2020 the year you take the best photographs of your life.

The 2020 iPhone/iPad Photography Workshop

The 2020 iPhone/iPad Photography Workshop is a year long event. We will meet in Ajijic Mexico on the 2nd Wednesday or 2nd Thursday (there are two separate groups) of each month from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. You will be a part of a supportive group of iPhone/iPad photographers. Our focus will be to develop our photography and editing skills, to...

1. make the most out of our iPhone and iPad cameras, 
2. to learn how to use the very best editing apps
3. to develop our individual artistic style 
4. We will cover iPhone/iPad features  (including the newer ones), 
5. how to take great sunset photographs, 
6. how to improve the lighting in your photos, 
7. how to improve the color in your photos, 
8. how to use a number of my favorite iPhone/iPad editing apps, 
9. how to turn your photos into paintings, 
10. how to prepare your images for large prints 
11. and lots more.

The workshop is limited to 8 students and includes two individual tutoring/critique sessions. We will end the year with an exhibit and sale of our work here in Ajijic and on Social Media.

Make 2020 the year you take your photography to a whole new to level. The cost for all 12 monthly sessions and your two individual tutoring sessions in only $120. Sign up soon as the workshop space is limited to a small group. 

2nd Wednesdays 4-6 pm

2nd Thursdays 4 -6 
3 spots left

$120 U.S. Dollars  

2400 Mexican Pesos  

$160 Canadian Dollars  

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