Bring your portable computer loaded with your software to work on. We do not provide computers/monitors. In special cases, on a very limited basis, we may be able to provide equipment for you. We are able to provide the latest version of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for your use during the week. We provide all printers and media - Epson. If you have a special kind of paper or substrate you wish to use, bring it.
Bring removable media. You'll save valuable time if you bring your own portable hardrive. We also provide CDs and DVDs.
Bring your images. We can look at images in any form: prints, reproductions, electronic slideshows, websites. Prints or individual electronic files that can be browsed in Adobe Bridge are ideal for portfolio reviews.
Bring a camera. The single biggest mistake I make is not bringing my camera with me everywhere I go. You're bound to find something beautiful during our time together, so be ready to make images at a moment's notice.
Bring something to take notes with. For some a computer keyboard is enough. Some like pen and paper. Others like audio recorders.
Write down a clear statement of what you hope to accomplish during the workshop.
Write a well defined set of questions you need answers to.
Read resources relevant to your needs provided in my online Library.
Optionally, read the first section (Input to Output) of my book Adobe Photoshop Master Class. Give some consideration to the second (Translating Tradition) and third (Compositing for Classicists) sections. Browse the fourth (Alterations), fifth (Atmospheric Effects), and sixth (Montage) sections for ideas.
In coming to a workshop, you're setting out on a journey. Make the most of it by taking some time to reflect on what you are about to do before you leave and what you have done when you return. Joseph Dispenza's book The Way of the Traveler has excellent food for thought.
Expect to meet interesting peers, share similar passions, and see things from new perspectives.
Come with an open mind.
My hope is that the workshop will exceed your expectations.