BAKERSFIELD
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Photo Editing - Black & White Projects

Photo Editing - Black & White Projects

Sunday the 28th of August
Online via Zoom - 12.00pm - 2 hours
In this session, we will be exploring the editing process for black and white projects from RAW editing and conversion to Photoshop editing using masks. Regarding the monochromatic nature of black and white photography, post-production can be used as a tool for storytelling according to the nature of the project and of each image. In this session we will explore the possibilities and versatility of black and white and the workflow to achieve high quality files.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Color Correction for Film Photography

Color Correction for Film Photography

Sunday the 4th of September
Online via Zoom - 12.00pm - 2 hours
This session focuses on the digital editing process for film photography in color. Whether you work with negative or transparency film we will work on scans obtained from film negatives to fix the chromatic aberration and troubleshoot problems during and caused by the digitization process to obtain color and tonal fidelity in our images.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Digital Retouching for Still Life Images

Digital Retouching for Still Life Images

Sunday the 11th of September
Online via Zoom - 12.00pm - 2 hours
In this session, we will explore the retouching process for a still life image for e-commerce using Adobe Photoshop. We'll get an insight to the workflow and strategy to work on the image treatment, retouching and color correction to obtain an attractive image ready for online platforms.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beauty Retouching

Beauty Retouching

Sunday the 18th of September
Online via Zoom - 12.00pm - 2 hours
This session focuses on the post-production process for beauty/portrait shots. We will use Adobe Photoshop to work on skin, makeup and hair retouching using tools for tonal and color correction and pixel manipulation to create a flawless look.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT BAKERSFIELD
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.

New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month.

And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Bakersfield Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.



We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.
REVIEWS
Teacher was very informative. I learned so much and it was fun!
5/5
Caryl Tischbirek
February 8th 2020
Great learning experience, pushing my photography to a higher level!
5/5
Dale Bender
December 22nd 2019
Very knowledgeable teacher. Will customize class to show you techniques on how to improve your style of shooting. Highly recommend.
5/5
Ivan Aburto
December 22nd 2019
I had fun, and learned quite alot. It was interesting to learn from everybody with different skill levels.
5/5
Dale Bender
November 17th 2019
INSTRUCTORS
Vera Saldivar de Lira
Vera Saldivar (b. 1993, Mexico) is a lens based visual artist currently living between New York and Los Angeles. She holds a BA in architecture from ITESM campus Aguascalientes and an MFA in advanced photographic studies from the International Center of Photography-Bard College, New York. Vera has been recipient of the Arnold Newman scholarship (2017-2018) and a director's fellowship (2018-2020.) Her works explore her relationship with architectural and physical space, the materiality of photography and the relationship between the body in the process of image-making. Vera works mainly with photography, she also uses video, artist books, installation, printmaking and textiles to convey her ideas. Her works have been showed at the Royal Society of American Art (NYC) the International Center of Photography School (NYC), Black Wall Street Gallery (NYC) Museum of the Moving Image (NYC), Experimental Photo Festival (ES), Millepiani Gallery (IT), the Glasgow Gallery of Photography of the Moving Image (NYC), Experimental Photo Featival (ES), Millepiani Gallery(IT) Glasgow Gallery of Photography (UK), CICA Museum (KO) as well as a finalist of the third edition of the Art Matters competition (DE) among others.