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  • Decay Photography Presentation

    Bird’s Nest

    This is a presentation that has been created to share some of my process in finding my decay subjects as well as how I shoot them.  I have geared the presentation to last approximately an hour and it is suitable for photography clubs, class rooms, and other special interest groups.  I can do this presentation in a webinar environment or in person at your meeting location.  In order to schedule this presentation, please contact me by phone (336-681-0220) or email ([email protected]) to discuss your specific needs.  I can tailor this presentation to fit different time frames as well depending on your needs.

    $0.00
  • Evolution of Style Presentation

    Appalachian Spring

    This is a presentation that has been created to show the progression of my photographic style through the years.  While it sounds like this is just a highlight real of my photography, it is really designed to get you thinking about how your own photography has developed over the years.  I have geared the presentation to last approximately an hour and it is suitable for photography clubs, class rooms, and other special interest groups.  I can do this presentation in a webinar environment or in person at your meeting location.  In order to schedule this presentation, please contact me by phone (336-681-0220) or email ([email protected]) to discuss your specific needs.  I can tailor this presentation to fit different time frames as well depending on your needs.

    $0.00
  • Introduction to Lightroom (Virtual)

    An Introduction to Lightroom

     

    Whether you are interested in switching over to capturing RAW format images for the first time, or you are looking to up your game in post processing with Adobe’s Lightroom, this is the workshop for you!  This two day virtual, online, interactive workshop will cover what Lightroom can do for you from a photographer’s point of view.  These classes are not designed to make you retouchers or composite image masters.  We are just going to deal with single image processing to get the most out of your camera.  The two days will be divided up into “Global Adjustments” which will then be followed up with “Local Adjustments”.  In both sessions I will be showing what all of the sliders and modules do and how they can be useful to you.

     

    Day 1:  On the first session of the class, I will cover importing your images into Lightroom from your camera as a RAW image in the Library Module.  I will then show you how to cull your images to get the best of the best for processing.  We will then go into the Develop Module where we will go through color profiles, cropping, and global adjustments.  This will get you ready to have your images prepared to print or post online in a very quick fashion.  We will learn about white balance, exposure, contrast, and how the colors interact among themselves.

     

    Day 2:  This is the day when we will start out in the Develop Module and concentrate on local adjustments which are very specific adjustments to localized areas of the image.  This is where the the true potential of a photograph can be seen, and has a lot of similarities to the wet darkroom of the film days.  We will be discussing the radial filter, graduated filter, and the brush tool pretty much exclusively during this phase of the class.  There are so many different uses for these tools and the adjustments that they can provide.  While your image was ready to be printed or posted on the previous day, this is the day that will add that “Wow factor” which will get that photograph noticed.

     

    By the end of this workshop you can expect to have a good handle on what Lightroom can do for your photography and be able to perform edits on your own images.  As with any new skill, it will be up to your own practice to become proficient at Lightroom.  My goal is not to teach you to edit like I do, but rather to give you the information that you need to be able to edit images as you envisioned them from the start.

     

    The platform for this virtual workshop will be Google Meets which is a free platform to use and you don’t have to have any specific system to run it.  All that is needed is a microphone if you plan to ask any questions, and I’ve had folks log in from their phones for dialog while having the computer logged in for the visuals so they could see the screen.  It is very simple and once you have signed up for this webinar, I will be sending out calendar reminders and links for the classes.  I will remind you the day before as well as about an hour before it starts just to make sure that nobody forgets.  As of right now, this will not be recorded, and once it is over, it is done.  If that changes, I will be adding an update to this description.

     

    Location: The comfort of your own computer

     

    Dates: Day 1: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 (6:30pm Eastern Time)

    Day 2:  Thursday, August 12, 2021 (6:30pm Eastern Time)

     

    Duration: 2-3 hours each night depending on questions.  We will start at 6:30pm ET and should be wrapped up by 9:30pm.

     

    Cost: $125 per person

     

    Limit: 20

     

    COVID Announcement:  You will be at home, so wearing a mask is totally optional

     

    Lodging:  If you don’t have a place to stay at home, I can’t help you

     

    Appropriate For:  This workshop is designed for those who want to further their understanding of a very feature packed image editor.  Whether you have used Lightroom before, or are just looking for a bit more information on the program there will be large portions of this workshop that will appeal to you.  You just need a willingness to learn and to ask questions as we move through the different tools within the program.  We will not be discussing the capture of the image during this workshop so if that is where you need help consider one of my field workshops or my Introduction to the “Art” of Photography workshop which is another virtual one.

     

    Transportation: Walking conditions are likely to be on hardwood floors or carpeted ones.  Wear the appropriate slippers.

     

    Facilities: You know where the bathroom is, make yourself at home.

     

    Meals:  All I ask is that you try to keep the crumbs out of the keyboard.

     

    Fitness Level:  While you can exercise during this class, it is not recommended because you might miss something.

     

    Note: Please note that times are for Eastern Daylight Savings time (GMT-4).  As you can tell from the description, I will try to keep this light and fun.  My goal here is to unlock the features of Lightroom for you in an environment where you can ask exactly what I am doing as I do it.  There will be a constant give and take here and I expect to have interaction from the participants which will make this a much more educational workshop for the entire group.  You don’t need to be a top tier photographer for this workshop and in fact, you will be able to benefit from this if you just like taking pictures of the kids, or the pets.  Lightroom is a great platform for realizing your own creative vision of a scene and that is what we are going to be dealing with for this workshop.

     

    Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.

    $125.00
  • Introduction to the Art of Photography Presentation

    We’ve all been there…We have a new camera and we aren’t really sure how to make it work to capture the images that we see online and in books.  This one is a little different than my other presentations since it was originally designed for a classroom setting lasting for about four hours.  The content of the presentation covers concepts like a basic introduction to your camera, how to get proper exposure, how to focus your camera correctly, how to compose your images, and even goes into a little bit of detail on things like lighting and lens choice.  There is a lot to be covered here, but by the end of the class you will be ready to step out of the Auto Mode and create the images that you are seeing in your mind with your camera.

     

    I can do this presentation in a single day, or I can break it up over the course of several different sessions in order to fit your needs.  I am happy to do this as a webinar series or in person at your location.  In order to schedule this presentation, please contact me by phone (336-681-0220) or email ([email protected]) to discuss your specific needs and potential costs associated with this presentation.

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  • One-on-One Instruction

    Personal Photography Teaching, One-on-One Instruction

     

    Do you have questions about how to improve your photography, but you are finding it difficult to sift through all the various information online?  Maybe you don’t have time to commit to a traditional classroom instructional setting, but you do want to learn more about your craft.  That is where the popular option of personal photography instruction comes into play.  Allow me to tailor instruction to address what you want to learn.  This can be in a home, office, or out in the field (preferred).  I will be able to help you quickly grasp the concepts and execution of the areas of photography that you want/need to learn in this personalized approach.

     

    I am happy to do these sessions with individuals, as well as small groups.  For groups of three or more, I will typically ask for an additional $10/person but this is dependent on the nature of the instruction.  To prepare for these sessions, I will need to know exactly what you are wanting covered or are having difficulties with and what type or types of cameras you are using so I can do my own homework on features of the tools being used.  Don’t worry if the session goes a little longer than agreed as I am very lenient with my hours.

     

    **Don’t purchase this through the website until we have had a chance to discuss your needs and expectations.  In most cases, this will be a payment upon services rendered situation**

     

    One-on-One Personal Instruction Rates (Local to the Foothills of NC)

    • $75/hour for Basic, Advanced, Composition, and Lighting Concepts
    • $250 for a half day session of 4 hours
    • $450 for a full day session of 8+ hours
    • Travel expenses may apply beyond 50 miles from Purlear, NC

     

    What are my clients saying?

    “Greg Kiser has an incredible gift for photography and bringing that gift to life and teaching others.  I had been looking for some one on one instruction to increase my skill and Greg did an amazing job.  The best thing about Greg is that he takes a keen interest in understanding the top things that you want to learn during your lesson, whether it is gear or techniques–he knows it all!  He also makes lessons fun.  He is so incredibly passionate about photography that I caught the bug even more than I had before.  He is incredibly detailed and thoughtful in how he plans his lessons with you and you feel that every moment of your lesson was crafted especially for you in mind, which it was.  My lesson with Greg will not be my last.  He is friendly, skilled and makes the learning process the best one could hope for.  Thank you Greg!”

    –Sandra via Facebook

    Read a blog account of a full day session here.

    $75.00
  • One-on-One Lightroom Instruction

    Personal Photography Teaching, One-on-One Instruction

    Do you have questions about how to improve your post processing skills, but you are finding it difficult to sift through all the various information online?  Maybe you don’t have time to commit to a traditional classroom instructional setting, but you do want to learn more about your craft.  That is where the popular option of personal photography instruction comes into play.  Allow me to tailor instruction to address what you want to learn.  This can be in a home, office, or through a Skype session online.  I will be able to help you quickly grasp the concepts and execution of post processing that you want/need to learn in this personalized approach.

    I am happy to do these sessions with individuals, as well as small groups.  For groups of three or more, I will typically ask for an additional $10/person but this is dependent on the nature of the instruction.  To prepare for these sessions, I will need to know exactly what you are wanting covered or are having difficulties with.  I will need a RAW image or two that you are wanting help with processing along with what your vision is of the scene.  This gives me an idea in the direction that you want the image processed.  We will go through the steps needed to get the image as close to your vision as possible.  I am also happy to use one of my images as well as a demonstration.  Don’t worry if the session goes a little longer than agreed as I am very lenient with my hours.

    **Don’t purchase this through the website until we have had a chance to discuss your needs and expectations.  In most cases, this will be a payment upon services rendered situation**

    One-on-One Personal Instruction Rates (Local to the Foothills of NC)

    • $99/hour for Lightroom instruction as it applies to image processing
    • Travel expenses may apply beyond 50 miles from Purlear, NC
    $99.00
  • Order a Print

    Purchasing art is a very personal choice which makes the typical “add to cart” option a little difficult in many cases.  I offer a wide variety of print sizes as well as media to fit your decorating needs.  For simplicity here, I have reduced the choices down to a handful of sizes and three basic types of media which are all stocked in house.  All prints will be printed to roughly the listed dimensions depending on the aspect ratio of the image.  Please be aware that if you order a panoramic print through these basic options, they will be printed with preference given to the long size and the height will be significantly smaller in comparison.  If these options don’t fit your needs, please consider a special order option which would include larger print sizes, metal prints, and canvas prints, as well as a variety of art paper.  I am happy to discuss options, and special orders with you either by phone (336-681-0220) or by email ([email protected]).

     

    Luster Paper:  This is a semi-gloss photo paper with deep and rich tones.  Suitable for most uses.

     

    Metallic Paper:  This is a high gloss paper with a pearlescent coating to it which will give the image a 3D feel.  It is more suitable for subjects that are highly reflective such as water or chrome.

     

    Baryta Rag:  This is a fine art paper with a semi-gloss sheen to it.  This is the industry standard media for use in galleries and other fine art uses.  It is archival and will not shift color.

     

    Product Update:  We are excited to announce a new print media option.  You can now get the popular 13×19″ size in a Baryta fine art rag for gallery quality prints.

     

     

    Please carefully enter the title of the photograph that you are wanting in the box below to make sure you get the correct print.

    $30.00$125.00
  • Photography in Our Own Backyard Presentation

    Out in the Barn

    This is a presentation that has been created to inspire other photographers to spend some time close to home and become an expert in the locations that they might not otherwise think about.  I have geared the presentation to last approximately an hour and it is suitable for photography clubs, class rooms, and other special interest groups.  I can do this presentation in a webinar environment or in person at your meeting location.  In order to schedule this presentation, please contact me by phone (336-681-0220) or email ([email protected]) to discuss your specific needs.  I can tailor this presentation to fit different time frames as well depending on your needs.

    $0.00
  • Rust at Dusk

    Light Painting and Decay in East Bend, NC

     

    What is better than decay photography?  What about decay photography at night?  That’s right, this is the first time that I have offered this particular workshop and I’m excited about the possibilities.  For those who have been to any of my Decay Workshops in the past, you will recognize the location and the subjects.  What is new here is that the workshop will start just before sunset and will last about four hours starting at 6:30pm and going until roughly 10:30pm.  The idea is that you will bring your own light to the party and we will escape the heat of summer by working in the dark for the most part.

     

    Light painting is a great technique for photography which allows you to simplify the scene as well as control just how the light is applied to the subjects.  Nothing fancy is needed here except for a tripod, the ability to do a timed exposure of three minutes or more, and a flashlight or other light source.  During this workshop will will work different stations so that each participant can work uninterrupted on their subject as I move between each station to assist with tips and tricks to get the desired effect.  There should be time to transition between four different stations through the evening.

     

    We will be covering topics that include composition, long exposure photography, and the application of additional lighting as well as using ambient light.  The location of this workshop will be given out to the participants in email after they sign up, but it is located in East Bend, NC, just a few miles from Hwy 421 in Yadkin County.  This is a very unique opportunity as I have been granted access to the property for the evening and there are just so many different subjects that will work for light painting.  In fact, pretty much anything can be used because you don’t have to worry nearly as much about the background elements.

     

    There will be demonstrations of my workflow as we get started for those who wish to follow along, and I will repeat this process as needed through the evening.  My focus, however, will be assisting the participants in capturing their own images.  This is a very participant centered workshop and one that is designed to address learning opportunities on an individual level as well as a group level.  Areas that I plan to cover will include finding the composition, establishing proper exposure for the intended lighting, and focusing at night.  This workshop is perfect for those that are wanting add another tool to their box when it comes to creative photography.  This will be a workshop focused on the capture of the images with your camera.  Post processing will be discussed briefly throughout the evening, and there will be a follow up Lightroom demonstration done at a later time online in relation to the workshop at no additional cost.  I will use one of my own images as a demonstration for what Lightroom can do, and some tricks that might help you out in your own photography.

     

    Location: East Bend, NC (exact address will be given out via email at a later time)

     

    Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

     

    Duration: Roughly four to five hours starting around 6:30pm.

     

    Cost: $175 per person (a portion will be going to the property owner)

     

    Limit: 4

     

    COVID Announcement:  We will practice social distancing as much as possible and masks will be used in accordance with current state recommendations.  This is an outdoor workshop with plenty of room to work.

     

    Lodging:  This will be the responsibility of the participant.  There closest hotels will be in Winston Salem roughly 15 miles away.

     

    Appropriate For:  This workshop is geared to be an educational experience for a creative type of photography.  In order to get the most out of this workshop you should have a strong understanding of the basics of photography.  We will be working at night with limited light, so you will need to be very familiar with your equipment.  If you have any specific concerns as to whether or not this workshop is right for you, please allow me to assist you in your decision.

     

    Transportation: Driving conditions are on paved roads and we will be at a static location for the duration of the workshop.

     

    Facilities: There are no restrooms at this location.

     

    Meals:  Feel free to bring snacks, but there will not be a meal break during the evening to keep things flowing.

     

    Fitness Level:  We will be static at a single location and will be on foot.  The terrain is not difficult to navigate, but you will be doing fast moving around your subjects as you are lighting them during the exposures.

     

    Note: Participants should have a strong working knowledge of their equipment for this workshop, but beginners are still welcome.  This workshop is geared towards a very creative aspect of photography which can be utilized on many different subjects at different scales.  Bring manuals for any specific operating questions to your particular camera model.  A tripod is required for this workshop as we will be using very long exposures throughout the night.  You are also responsible for bringing a light source of your choosing to use.  No filters are recommended for this workshop, you will just need a camera with a bulb mode, or some way of taking exposures in excess of three minutes.  A standard lens (around 24-70mm) will be suitable for the entire workshop.  Also, make sure that your camera batteries are charged and you have plenty of light source batteries.

     

    Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.

    $175.00
  • Self Awareness Through Photography Presentation

    “Shadowed Ridge”

    This presentation started out years ago for a therapy group which helped victims recover from domestic violence.  Since that time, I have adjusted the direction of the presentation to illustrate how photography has helped me through mild PTSD.  We will spend a lot of time discussing how photography can be a great creative outlet for emotions, and can also be used to determine your own current state of mind.  In this presentation, I will ask for a lot of interaction from the group and it is very much geared for an educational setting in its current form.  The presentation usually lasts for just under an hour and a half at full length, but that can be adjusted for your needs.  I can do this presentation in a webinar environment, but for the full effect it is recommended to be done in person at your location.  In order to schedule this presentation, please contact me by phone (336-681-0220) or email ([email protected]) to discuss your specific needs.

    $0.00