Shooting The West 2017
Mar
6
Mar 12

Shooting The West 2017

Join me at the 2017 Shooting the West Photography Symposium in Winnemucca, Nevada. 

Past classes I have taught:

  • Timelapse Photography
  • Landscape Astrophotography
  • Tilt-Shift Photography

Stay tuned for details, or check the STW website: http://www.shootingthewest.org/


Advanced Smartphone Photography - Atelier
Dec
18
3:00 pm15:00

Advanced Smartphone Photography - Atelier

In this workshop, we will move beyond what was covered in "Smartphone Photography" workshop and dive into making more complicated photographs with our phones. We will make use of clip-on camera lens attachments such as this kit (https://www.amazon.com/Fisheye-Camera-Iphone-Galaxy-Smartphones/dp/B0179JX8GC/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1471099897&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=smaartphone+lens+kit) to expand the optics of our phones. We will also use phone tripods such as (https://www.amazon.com/FLFLK-Flexible-Octopus-iPhone-Digital/dp/B01HPV212G/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1471100082&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=iphone+tripod&psc=1) Please bring these items with you, or plan to purchase one at Atelier.

We will use the ProShot and Snapseed Apps (which must be purchased and installed for this workshop) to make panoramas, HDR images, creative portraits, and we will go outside (weather permitting) to make long exposures and do some light painting. Then, we will reconvene and work on editing our photos together in the excellent (and free) App Snapseed. We will do black and white conversions, and other advanced editing techniques.

Grant will also introduce an additional app Mosaic that allows you to upload your photos and order a personalized hard cover book.

Sign up At Atelier: http://www.ateliertruckee.com/shop/dec-18-adv-smartphone-photography

Intro to DSLR - Atelier
Nov
13
3:00 pm15:00

Intro to DSLR - Atelier

This workshop covers the basics of modern digital SLR (interchangeable lens camera) photography with local Truckee photographer, Grant Kaye.

 

Have you been shooting with a point-and-shoot camera but you want to unlock the full creative potential of your photographic imagination? Then this class is for you! Grant will teach you how to understand and select proper camera settings to create the photos you imagine, including a review of the fundamentals of solid composition, technique, and strategies to go from snapshots to photographic art.

Participants will first meet at Atelier for an informal classroom session, and then we will go for a photowalk in beautiful Downtown Truckee into the soft afternoon light. Grant will then demo the photo editing power of Adobe Lightroom software.

This workshop is for the beginning or intermediate photographer who wants to harness the incredible power of their modern digital camera and lay the foundation to take their photographic art to the next level. 

Night Photography (Landscape Astrophotography) - Sierra College
Nov
8
Nov 10

Night Photography (Landscape Astrophotography) - Sierra College

Want to capture Truckee’s night sky splendor with your digital SLR? Join night photographer Grant Kaye and learn the technique and art of photographing after dark. Fundamentals of night photography are covered in the classroom on night one, and then on night two, we shoot outside (weather permitting). Bring a digital SLR camera with a freshly charged battery, empty memory card, a tripod and USB/Thumb drive, a remote shutter cable for your camera is strongly recommended. 

Smartphone Photography - Atelier
Nov
6
5:00 pm17:00

Smartphone Photography - Atelier

If you are wondering how to get crisp, professional quality photos from your smartphone, this workshop is for you! Local professional photographer Grant Kaye guides participants through the lens of a smartphone by sharing his tips on setting up your shot, making your photograph, editing, and even ordering a custom photo book! Participants will meet at Atelier to learn the basics of the free photo editing app Snapseed, available on both Android and iPhone. Students will then head out on a photo walk through downtown Truckee working from a pre-determined shot list. Once the shots are captured, Grant will guide students through the editing process right from your phone, no computer or Lightroom needed! We will also introduce an additional app Mosaic that allows you to upload your photos and order a personalized hard cover book.

Participants MUST come to the class with Snapseed Installed (free). The instructor will also be teaching editing in the App "ProShot," which is $4.99 (http://www.riseupgames.com/proshot), if you want to follow along and get the most out of your phone, download this app BEFORE coming to the workshop. 

Sign up at Atelier: http://www.ateliertruckee.com/shop/nov-6-smartphone-photography

Nov
1
Nov 3

Multiple Exposure Blending in Photoshop - Sierra College

Ready to take Photoshop to the next level? Discover techniques to take several different exposures and blend them together in Lightroom and Photoshop through the use of Layers and Layer masks, in order to create quasi-HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographs that overcome the limitations of modern DSLR cameras. You’ll be able to create photographs that more accurately reflect the reality of what the human eye can see, such as, bright colors of a sunset. Pre-requisite: Some experience with Photoshop. 

Tuesday and Thursday, November 1st and 3rd. 

Sign Up here: http://www.sccommed.org/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=62316&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

Intro to DSLR - Atelier
Oct
29
3:00 pm15:00

Intro to DSLR - Atelier

This workshop covers the basics of modern digital SLR (interchangeable lens camera) photography with local Truckee photographer, Grant Kaye.

Have you been shooting with a point-and-shoot camera but you want to unlock the full creative potential of your photographic imagination? Then this class is for you! Grant will teach you how to understand and select proper camera settings to create the photos you imagine, including a review of the fundamentals of solid composition, technique, and strategies to go from snapshots to photographic art.

Participants will first meet at Atelier for an informal classroom session, and then we will go for a photowalk in beautiful Downtown Truckee into the soft afternoon light. Grant will then demo the photo editing power of Adobe Lightroom software.

This workshop is for the beginning or intermediate photographer who wants to harness the incredible power of their modern digital camera and lay the foundation to take their photographic art to the next level. 
Sign up at Atelier: http://www.ateliertruckee.com/shop/may12intro

The 2016 Mountain Workshops - Paducah, Kentucky
Oct
18
Oct 23

The 2016 Mountain Workshops - Paducah, Kentucky

Join me to learn the art and craft of timelapse photography at one of the Country's most long-running and prestigious photojournalism workshops - the Mountain Workshops in Kentucky. I will teach you the fundamentals of this exciting visual art, all the way from the basics to three-axis motion control and bulb-ramping through changing light.  

Dates - October 18-22nd, Paducah, Kentucky

Cost: $875/$950 (after 8/31)

Apply here: https://application.mountainworkshops.org/

 

Smartphone Product Photography - Atelier
Oct
2
3:00 pm15:00

Smartphone Product Photography - Atelier

If you are a local maker hoping to use your smartphone to shoot crisp, professional quality photos of your handmade items for Etsy or Ebay, this workshop is for you! Local photographer Grant Kaye guides participants through the lens of a smartphone by sharing his tips on setting up your shot, making your photograph, editing and making your products look great! Participants will meet at Atelier to learn the basics of the photo editing apps Snapseed and ProShot, available on both Android and iPhone working from a pre-determined shot and product list, using products borrowed from Atelier. We will make use of natural light as well as a table-top light tent such as https://www.amazon.com/StudioPRO-Portable-Photography-Lighting-Lightbox/dp/B00TADBN54/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1471099130&sr=1-3&keywords=product+photo+light+tent. Once the shots are captured, Grant will guide students through the editing process right from your phone, no computer or Lightroom needed! You'll be on your way to selling your products right from your phone in no time.

Participants MUST come to the class with BOTH apps downloaded. 

Sign up at Atelier: http://www.ateliertruckee.com/shop/oct-2-smartphone-product-photography

Adobe© Lightroom for Photographers
Sep
13
Sep 29

Adobe© Lightroom for Photographers

Learn to use powerful Adobe Lightroom to handle digital asset management, organization and archiving, and post-processing photographs with integrated Camera RAW. Create catalogs, learn best practices, generate slideshows, design layouts and books, create websites, and learn import/export techniques from certified Adobe instructor, Grant Kaye. Suggested Material List: Adobe Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers ISBN-13: 978-0133979794

This Class runs for THREE WEEKS - Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-9 PM September 13/15, 20/22, and 27/29.

Sign up Here: http://www.sccommed.org/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=62315&int_category_id=12&int_sub_category_id=126&int_catalog_id=0

Smartphone Photography - Atelier
Sep
10
5:00 pm17:00

Smartphone Photography - Atelier

If you are wondering how to get crisp, professional quality photos from your smartphone, this workshop is for you! Local professional photographer Grant Kaye guides participants through the lens of a smartphone by sharing his tips on setting up your shot, making your photograph, editing, and even ordering a custom photo book! Participants will meet at Atelier to learn the basics of the free photo editing app Snapseed, available on both Android and iPhone. Students will then head out on a photo walk through downtown Truckee working from a pre-determined shot list. Once the shots are captured, Grant will guide students through the editing process right from your phone, no computer or Lightroom needed! We will also introduce an additional app Mosaic that allows you to upload your photos and order a personalized hard cover book.

Participants MUST come to the class with Snapseed Installed (free). The instructor will also be teaching editing in the App "ProShot," which is $4.99 (http://www.riseupgames.com/proshot), if you want to follow along and get the most out of your phone, download this app BEFORE coming to the workshop. 

Sign up at Atelier: http://www.ateliertruckee.com/shop/smartphone-photography

Aug
12
Aug 13

Sunset Landscape Photography

Join me in the Martis Valley in Truckee for a small-group (max 4 persons) workshop on how to photograph the sunset. I will cover the basic techniques of landscape photography, including the use of graduated neutral density filters (bring yours) and for those that don't have them, the basics of multiple exposure blending. I will cover:

  • Proper tripod use and setup
  • Composition techniques
  • Use of planning apps on a smartphone
  • How to shoot with grad filters
  • How to shoot for Multiple Exposure Blends (quasi-HDR)
  • Advanced shutter/aperture techniques for long exposures and maximum depth of field

We will shoot through the sunset (8PM) and then re-convene the next morning in my office in Truckee for a Ligthroom post processing session from 10-11 am. 

Cost: $375 per person (50% non-refundable deposit due August 8th to reserve your spot

Smartphone Photography @ Atelier
Jul
10
5:00 pm17:00

Smartphone Photography @ Atelier

If you are wondering how to get crisp, professional quality photos from your smartphone, this workshop is for you! Local photographer Grant Kaye guides participants through the lens of a smartphone by sharing his tips on setting up your shot, making your photograph, editing and even ordering a print!

Intermediate DSLR @ Atelier
Jun
2
6:30 pm18:30

Intermediate DSLR @ Atelier

JUNE 2 // INTERMEDIATE DSLR

$55.00

6:30-9:30P

Are you ready to take your DSLR photography to the next level? Join Truckee-based professional photographer Grant Kaye as he helps you build on the foundations learned in "Intro to DSLR" class at Atelier and move into Manual mode to fully unleash your creative vision.

Learn strategies for creative long exposures with slow shutter speeds, along with use of shallow depth of field to bring your vision to life through photography. Emphasis will be placed on working with our DSLRs in "Live View" mode.

Grant will also demonstrate the use of neutral density and polarizing filters, as well as show strategies for multiple exposures and how to blend them in post production with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Participants will first meet at Atelier at 6:30pm to review our camera settings and learn some new tricks. We will then be traveling in our own cars to drive to the beautiful Martis Valley to shoot the sunset (weather permitting). 

PREQUISTITES:

  • Strong knowledge of digital SLR photography
  • Ability to confidently operate an SLR in manual mode, including manual focus and exposures

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:

  • Must bring a DSLR(preferably with Live View)
  • Tripod (let us know if you don't have one, we can help!)
  • Empty memory card
  • Fully charged battery

CONSIDER BRINGING BUT NOT NECCESSARY:

  • Laptop with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop installed
  • Remote cable release

NOTE: 
This class has a minimum sign-up of five (5) participants to run. In the event the class is cancelled, all participants will be notified 24 hours in advance. Please read our cancellation policy.

Intro to DSLR @ Atelier
May
12
5:30 pm17:30

Intro to DSLR @ Atelier

$45.00

5:30 - 8:30PM

This workshop covers the basics of modern digital SLR (interchangeable lens camera) photography with local Truckee photographer, Grant Kaye.

Have you been shooting with a point-and-shoot camera but you want to unlock the full creative potential of your photographic imagination? Then this class is for you! Grant will teach you how to understand and select proper camera settings to create the photos you imagine, including a review of the fundamentals of solid composition, technique, and strategies to go from snapshots to photographic art.

Participants will first meet at Atelier for an informal classroom session, and then we will go for a photowalk in beautiful Downtown Truckee into the soft afternoon light.

This workshop is for the beginning or intermediate photographer who wants to harness the incredible power of their modern digital camera and lay the foundation to take their photographic art to the next level. 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Digital camera
  • Empty memory card
  • Fully charged battery

CONSIDER BRINGING BUT NOT NECESSARY:

  • Digital SLR camera
  • Tripod
  • Remote cable release

NOTE: 
This class has a minimum sign-up of five (5) participants to run. In the event the class is cancelled, all participants will be notified 24 hours in advance. Please read our cancellation policy.

Shooting the West - Landscape Astrophotography (April 27 and 28th)
Apr
27
Apr 28

Shooting the West - Landscape Astrophotography (April 27 and 28th)

Want to capture the splendor of the night sky above the stunning landscapes around Winnemucca with your digital SLR? Join renowned night photographer Grant Kaye and learn the technique and art of photographing after dark. We will meet for several hours of classroom instruction and go over the fundamentals of night photography. Then we will break for dinner and then get back together to photograph the night sky. The class will reconvene for Part 2 the following morning, when we will work on processing our images for a few hours. Although we may not be able to shoot all of these types of images due to weather/season, the class will cover strategies for planning and shooting milky way shots, star trails, and multiple exposure blending, with an emphasis on including the landscape in your photos of the night sky. 

$195 (SOLD OUT)

Requirements:

  • Digital SLR 
  • Tripod
  • Remote cable release
  • Laptop with Adobe Lightroom 5 or newer (trial available at http://adobe.com/lightroom)
  • Warm clothes and shoes
  • Headlamp
  • Charged battery 
  • Empty card

http://shootingthewest.org/workshops/landscape-astrophotography.html

Shooting the West - Intro to Tilt-Shift Photography (w/ Michael Okimoto)
Apr
26
9:00 am09:00

Shooting the West - Intro to Tilt-Shift Photography (w/ Michael Okimoto)

Tilt-Shift Photography

Explore the world of Tilt-Shift Photography. Instructors Grant Kaye and Michael Okimoto will introduce the unique capabilities of these specialty lens.  Topics will cover -

  • What is a Tilt-Shift Lens and how does it work
  • How to use the lens in Landscape photography
  • How to creatively use the lenses in portraiture
  • Hands on demos and shoot sessions with TS lenses

These unique lenses are capable of so much more than you think!

Intro to DSLR - Atelier
Apr
11
5:30 pm17:30

Intro to DSLR - Atelier

APRIL 11 // INTRO TO DSLR

45.00

5:30 - 8:30PM

This workshop covers the basics of modern digital SLR (interchangeable lens camera) photography with local Truckee photographer, Grant Kaye.

Have you been shooting with a point-and-shoot camera but you want to unlock the full creative potential of your photographic imagination? Then this class is for you! Grant will teach you how to understand and select proper camera settings to create the photos you imagine, including a review of the fundamentals of solid composition, technique, and strategies to go from snapshots to photographic art.

Participants will first meet at Atelier for an informal classroom session, and then we will go for a photowalk in beautiful Downtown Truckee into the soft afternoon light.

This workshop is for the beginning or intermediate photographer who wants to harness the incredible power of their modern digital camera and lay the foundation to take their photographic art to the next level. 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Digital camera
  • Empty memory card
  • Fully charged battery

CONSIDER BRINGING BUT NOT NECESSARY:

  • Digital SLR camera
  • Tripod
  • Remote cable release

NOTE: 
This class has a minimum sign-up of five (5) participants to run. In the event the class is cancelled, all participants will be notified 24 hours in advance. Please read our cancellation policy.

Full Moon Night Photography
Jan
23
Jan 24

Full Moon Night Photography

  • January 23rd 4-6PM Shooting in Martis Valley
  • January 24th 10-11 AM (Follow-Up Session at my Downtown Gallery)
  • Cost: $375/person
Winter Landscape Photography
Jan
16
4:00 pm16:00

Winter Landscape Photography

Winter at Donner Lake

Winter at Donner Lake

Join me in photographing the beautiful winter landscapes of Donner Lake in Truckee in the late afternoon

Cost:$375/person, max 4 people

intermediate DSLR @ Atelier
Dec
17
2:00 pm14:00

intermediate DSLR @ Atelier

Downtown Truckee

Downtown Truckee

Are you ready to take your DSLR photography to the next level?

Join Truckee-based professional photographer Grant Kaye as he helps you build on the foundations learned in "Intro to DSLR" class at Atelier and move into manual mode to fully unleash your creative vision. Learn strategies for creative long exposures with slow shutter speeds, along with use of shallow depth of field to bring your photographic ideas to life. Emphasis will be placed on working with our DSLRs in "Live View" mode.

Grant will also demonstrate the use of neutral density and polarizing filters, as well as show strategies for multiple exposures and how to blend them in post production with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Participants will meet at Atelier at 2 pm to review fundamentals, and then in your own vehicles, drive to the beautiful Martis Valley to shoot the sunset (weather permitting). Carpooling is available. 

Prerequsisites:

  • strong knowledge of digital SLR photography
  • ability to confidently operate an SLR in manual mode (including manual focus and exposures)

Required Materials:

  • DSLR (preferably with Live View)
  • tripod
  • empty memory card
  • charged battery

If students want to follow along with the instructor's demos and work on their own photos, they should bring a laptop with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop installed, along with some of the own photo files on their laptop. 
 

Full Moon Night Photography
Nov
25
4:00 pm16:00

Full Moon Night Photography

Star trails above Grouse Lake under moonlight

Star trails above Grouse Lake under moonlight

Join me in the beautiful Martis Valley in Truckee under the light of the full moon as we cover fundamentals of photographing under the full moonlight, 

  • Post production / Lightroom: 8-9 PM immediately after at my Downtown Truckee studio (10098 Donner Pass Road, above Pianeta)
  • $375 per person
  • limited to 4 people