tombuchananphotographics

Tom has been teaching courses and workshops for over ten years...

Whether you want some tips on how to sell your photos on-line or you are interested in specific aspects of photography such as Photoshop or Lightroom, we have a course to fill your needs.  If you don't see what you want, write to me and ask if there is something I can create for you and your friends.  I bring a unique understanding of photographic skills and techniques.  Also watch for course and workshop specials on Tom Buchanan Photographics Facebook Page.

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Courses and Workshops

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Photo Night:  $25 + GST

This evening information session covers a wide variety of subjects from the type of camera to buy to how to hold your camera & how to compose the shots for best effect.  It will be an evening of enormous fun where you will share with the other students your photographic experiences and Tom will provide you with some amusing  experiences he has had over the last 40 years as a photographer.  Come out for a night of entertainment and valuable information on how to get a great shot.

What we will cover:

· What we are here for

· Your instructor

· What happened to my nice shots

· What camera to own

· How to hold your camera

· Photography is painting with light

· Building an image like a book

· Flash photography explained

· Taking pictures of people & pets

· Learning about your camera

Only $25 + GST

Call to Book

403 634 8801

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Selling Fine Art On-line:  $25 + GST

Fine art photography is fun and can put extra dollars in your pocket too.  Tom will share his experience with you in this amazing new aspect of photography.  If you are tired of trying to get your work into a gallery and think there might be a better way, this is for you.  Creating images that will sell as fine art requires some planning and research in order to be assured of making sales.  The evening will get you started on becoming a fine art photographer and the direction to follow that works well for thousands of people selling their art on-line. we will cover:

What we will cover:

· What we are here for

· Your instructor

· What is fine art photography?

· What sells and doesn’t sell

· Sites to investigate

· What Tom does

· Getting started

· Other things to learn

Only $25 + GST

Call to Book

403 634 8801

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Photo Spectacular Workshop: $199 + GST

This full day workshop covers a wide variety of subjects from the type of camera to buy to how to hold your camera & how to compose the shots for best effect.  It will be a morning of instruction and an afternoon in the field where you will get to use the skills you have learned with the other students on a real photo-shoot.  A light lunch will be provided.  Tom will share some amusing  experiences he’s had over the last 40 years as a photographer.  Sign up early for this popular workshop

What we will cover:

· What we are here for

· Your instructor

· The best camera to own

· Telling the story

· Building an image

· Identify your subject

· Enhance your subject

· Simplify the image

· Composition basics

· Raw vs. JPEG

· Digital enhancement

· Software choices

· Getting it printed

· Lunch

· In the field

Only $199 + GST

Call to Book

403 634 8801

What to bring:

Your best camera

A good tripod

A good sense of humour

Appropriate clothing

An extra, charged battery

An extra memory card

Enthusiasm to learn

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Basic Lightroom: $199 + GST

Lightroom is one of the most powerful tools ever created for the advanced amateur and professional photographer alike.  It has been accepted by the photographic industry as the greatest time saving post production software available.  Lightroom can not only help you organize your images regardless of where they are on your system but with its inherent, logical workflow allow you to process your images faster than anything else invented.  Come and learn the basics with Tom and open up and get started in a whole new world of creative possibilities at this unique workshop.  This is a whole day workshop.

What we will cover:

· What we are here for

· Your instructor

· Why Lightroom

· Around the modules

· Working with the library module

· Organizing your images

· Importing images

· Creating Collections

· Basic Developing

· Naming and keywords

· Synchronizing

· The Develop Module

· The Development Workflow

· Digital enhancement

· Using the tools effectively

· Creating a slideshow

· Printing

· Review

Only $199 + GST

Call to Book

403 634 8801

What to bring:

A laptop or Macbook

A legal copy of Lightroom

Some images to work on

Enthusiasm to learn

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Basic Photoshop: $199 + GST

I have heard it so many times, "I got Photoshop, but just couldn't figure it out!" Photoshop is s0metimes a very confusing program to use when you’re new to it.  There’s many versions of this popular Adobe set of tools which adds even more to the confusion.  Tom will dispel your tendency to buy and not use Photoshop with his simple, hands-on approach to teaching.  You’ll learn how to use this incredibly powerful software for you photos easily and confidently in virtually no time at all.  Look below to see what’s covered in this popular full day program and get started with some Photoshop editing of your special images after the first session.

What we will cover:


Morning Session:

· What we are here for

· Your instructor

· Which versions to use

· Loading the software

· Setting up preferences and why

· The workspaces

· Opening your images

· Identifying what needs to be done

· A logical sequence to follow

· Working with your image


Afternoon Session:

· Review of what we've learned

· Working with layers

· Straightening & cropping

· Adjusting lighting & contrast

· Adjust saturation & colour

· Editing tools

· Using the tools

· Using masks

· Using filters

· Introducing snap to an image

· Review of what we have learned

Only $199 + GST

Call to Book

403 634 8801

What to bring:

A laptop or Macbook

A legal copy of Photoshop

Some images to work on

Enthusiasm to learn