November – January Photography Class Schedule

Here is my upcoming class schedule. Please visit my class page for more details and to register and contact me with any questions you may have. All classes are available as one-on-one or On Request. If you don’t see a date that works with your schedule, let me know and I can work with you to fit it in.

Photography 101
Nov 1 – 21 (first session is on Tuesday, the remaining are on Monday) 6 – 8pm
Jan 3 – 24, 6 – 8pm

Before You Buy (best for new camera purchases and gift buying. Don’t buy what you don’t need)
Oct 26, 6-8pm
Oct 28, 6-8pm
Nov 2, 6-8pm
Nov 4, 6-8pm
Nov 5, 1-3pm
Nov 7, 9-11am
Nov 16, 6-8pm
Dec 6, 1-3pm
Dec 6, 6-8pm
Dec 10, 9-11am

Basic Camera Operation
Nov 2, 1-3pm
Nov 5, 9-11am
Nov 9, 6-8pm
Nov 12, 1-3pm
Nov 22, 6-8pm
Dec 7, 6-8pm
Dec 10, 1-3pm
Jan 5, 6-8pm
Jan 7, 1-3pm

February – May Workshops

This is the year to dive deep into your creative process, to explore and discover what makes you tick and what excites you as a photographer. 2015 is the Year of Why. I’ll be offering a series of what I call Why Workshops where we’ll explore how we use our senses to be more aware of and find meaningful subjects to photograph, how our senses and perception affect what and how we photograph, and what it is about us as individuals that inspires us to create what we do. Join me for one or more of these workshops for February – May. More information and registration on my Workshops page:

Practical Smartphone Photography
January 31
February 9
February 21

Basic Photoshop & Bridge
February 6

Senses & Perception: Portland, OR
March 6 – 8

Central Oregon Coast Workshop
April 14 – 21

Senses & Perception: Oregon Coast
April 22 – 24

Senses & Perception: Columbia River Gorge, OR
April 25 – 27

Senses & Perception: McCall, ID
May 8 – 10

Fall 2015

Scotland: Isle of Skye & Highlands
October 5 – 17

Domain Names for Sale on eBay

I have several photography-related and business-related domains I’m selling on eBay. Here they are. Click on the domain name to go to the auction page.

cowboystockphotography.com
cowboystockimages.com
cowboystockphoto.com

idahoinabottle.com

Four Domain Bundle includes alternates and misspellings (bragging page & braggin page)
braggingpage.com
bragginpage.com
braggingpages.com
braggingpages.com

Two Domain Bundle
flashsolo.com & flash-solo.com

Class Schedule for January/February 2015

Here is the list of schedule classes for January and February, 2015. If class times or dates are not convenient to you, One-on-One sessions are always available. Classes are typically held in Boise, ID, at Brown Mackie College at Overland and Maple Grove. Other classroom locations, such as coffee shops and outdoor venues, are used as appropriate. Locations for One-on-One sessions are determined based on the needs of the instruction.

Before You Buy (2 hrs)
January 12

Basic Camera Operation (2 hrs)
January 10
January 13
January 19

Photo 101 (8 hrs)
Jan 7 – 28
February 3 – 24

Composition 101 (6 hrs)
Jan 15 – 29

Exposure Equation module (2 hrs)
Jan 8
Jan 14

Aperture & Shutter Speed
module (2 hrs)
Jan 20

Light & the Light Meter module (2 hrs)
Feb 10

Upcoming Photography Workshops

These upcoming workshops are as much about helping you think about and consider your subject, yourself, your goals, as they are about technique and camera operation. I’m going to encourage you to push yourself, extend yourself, challenge yourself to do something different and interesting, to explore for yourself what it means to you to be a photographer. Join me and let’s see what happens.

Workshop Details and registration

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HDR Photography: Idaho City, Idaho September 20

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Senses & Perception: the Alvord Desert of Oregon September 27 – 29

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Long Exposure Photography: Payette River October 11

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Landscape Photography: Stanley, Idaho October 18 – 21

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Oregon Coast (optional Columbia River Gorge extension) November 7 – 14

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Senses & Perception: Isle of Skye August 3 – 9, 2015

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Senses & Perception: Highlands & Skye October 5 – 17, 2015

Long Exposure mini workshop, Sep 7, Twin Falls, ID

Long exposure mini workshop, Twin Falls, ID

Long exposure mini workshop, Twin Falls, ID

In this mini-workshop, learn the techniques and nuances of long exposure photography. We’ll cover exposure settings, looking for and predicting patterns, making long exposures in direct sunlight, in shade, late afternoon, and night, and we’ll spend time practicing the technique while photographing in the field. You’ll need a camera with manual exposure capability and a tripod. Optional equipment: remote shutter release, polarizer filter, full neutral density (ND) filters (ND filters will be available for you to use). We will meet for a short classroom discussion then go into the field. Our field location will be determined on the day of the workshop based on local conditions. Optional meeting afterwards for dinner, drinks, dessert, etc. and discussion.

To register: http://www.blueplanetphoto.com/dir/index.php/workshops/long-exposure-mini-workshop.html

Domain Names For Sale

I have the following domain names for sale. Group discount, make offer.

cowboystockimages.com $400
cowboystockphoto.com $400
cowboystockphotography.com $400
All three domains: $900

braggingpages.com $125
braggingpage.com $125
bragginpages.com $125
bragginpage.com $125
All four domains: $300

idahoinabottle.com $250

flashsolo.com $250
flash-solo.com $250
Both domains: $400

thequeenstreatment.com $250
thequeentreatment.com $250
queenstreatment.com $250
queentreatment.com $250
All four domains: $750

Maria Piscopo comes to Boise, August 16 – 17, 2013

Maria Piscopo, Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion

Maria Piscopo ASMP program, August 16 – 17, 2013

Register Today

Marketing is one of the more difficult tasks we face as creatives. Making contacts and establishing relationships can be intimidating. Luckily, we have just the program for you! Join us for a presentation on Friday evening and portfolio reviews on Saturday by artist rep, author, lecturer, and instructor Maria Piscopo.

Based on her recent book, 4th edition, The Photographer’s Guide to Marketing & Self-Promotion, this program has been updated for today’s commercial photography client. Maria’s new marketplace overview will give you the information you need to find and keep clients. Her techniques are specific, efficient and cost-effective for every area of photography.

Topics include: identifying your direction and updating your marketing message, improving responses to your ad and direct mail, email and web marketing tips and techniques, reducing rejection when calling clients, dealing better with voice mail, “no-fail” selling scripts, planning different presentations to get your work in the door and using new follow-up techniques to give you an unbeatable edge over your competition. Even experienced professionals will get new ideas!

Maria Piscopo (www.mpiscopo.com) is the author of the 4th edition Photographer’s Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion and Graphic Designer’s and Illustrator’s Guide to Marketing and Promotion — both published by Allworth Press — and she has been an art/photo rep for twenty five years. She writes magazine articles for industry publications such as Shutterbug Magazine and Communication Arts and teaches marketing classes at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Maria’s topics have been successfully presented to industry associations such as AIGA, ASMP, APA, ICON, CAPIC and PPA.

Private portfolio reviews with Maria are available on Saturday, August 17, for a separate fee of $150.

Friday, August 16, we will begin at 6pm with a social and networking hour at the MK Nature Center Auditorium. The program begins at 7pm. Refreshments and door prizes.
Saturday, August 17, portfolio reviews are scheduled in 30-minute sessions from 8am – 6pm.

Admission:
Program Only
ASMP Member: Free
IMP Member (Idaho Media Professionals): $10
Non-Member: $15
Student: $5

Portfolio Review:
ASMP Member: $75
Non-Member: $150

Register Today

A very short list of locations near Boise very suitable for Nature and Landscape Photography

I gave a program this week at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge about Nature and Landscape Photography. I was asked by a few of the attendees to repeat the list of locations I put up near the end of my program. So, here they are. You can easily search out the specific location and directions from where you are as well as additional information about the area. Good luck and happy shooting!

Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Nampa ID
Bruneau Dunes State Park
Celebration Park, Melba ID
Shoshone Falls/Perrine Coulee Falls, Twin Falls ID
MK Nature Center, Boise ID
Stanley/Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Stanley ID
Wilson Ponds, Nampa ID
Jump Creek, Canyon County (Marsing) ID
Hulls Gulch, Boise ID
Bogus Basin, Boise ID
Arrowrock Reservoir/Atlanta Road, Boise – Atlanta ID
Eagle Island State Park, Eagle ID
Idaho City ID
Silver City ID
McCall/Ponderosa State Park/Little Payette Lake/Lick Creek, ID
Warren Wagon Road/Warren (NE of McCall) ID
Camas Prairie/Centennial Marsh, Fairfield ID
City of Rocks National Reserve, Cassia (S of Burley) ID
Castle Rocks State Park, Almo (same area as City of Rocks)
Craters of the Moon National Monument, Arco