Covid 19 Update:

We have pivoted to only being able ot provide on site commercial imaging during the Covid 19 pandemic.  Give me a call at 403 634 8801 to make arrangements that will keep us all safe.

     

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 something 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 seminar and workshop specials on Tom Buchanan Photographics Facebook Page.

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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


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


Spectacular III On-line Workshop: THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE AT THIS TIME.  Contact them at 403 320 3288 for dates and times for this course.  This 4 night on-line 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 effects possible.Each night will have a period of instruction followed by an assignment for next week.  Tom will share some amusing  experiences he’s had over the last 40 years as a photographer.  Sign up early for this popular workshop.  There will be vigorous interaction during this course.  Be prepared to share


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

CALL 403 320 3288 TO BOOK


Basic Lightroom: 149.99 + 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 149.99 + 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



Basic Photoshop: 149.99 + 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 149.99 + 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


A Macro Moment: 149.99 + GST

The world of tiny things is fascinating to say the least.  Everything from bugs to the inside of flowers to special images of wedding rings or just the amazing patterns that plants and animals can create is all able to be photographed and enhanced using software that is readily available to the photographer.  Those amazing images of plants that all seem to be in focus instead of a shallow depth of field can be created as well.  We teach the whole process and show by doing and then you get the chance to do it too.

What we will cover:

Morning Session:

· What we are here for

· Your instructor

· The camera and how it sees things

· Various lenses to use

· Your tripod is your friend

· Working with lighting

· Make your own reflectors

· A step by step process for macro shots

· Planning your shoot

Afternoon Session:

· Review of what we've learned

· Software to use to enhance your images

· Increasing depth of field

· Stacking your images

· Building your image in software

· Displaying your work

· Printing macro shots

· Using masks

· Using filters

· Class workshop shooting macro

· Summing it all up

What to bring:

Your camera

Some images to work on

Enthusiasm to learn

Only 149.99 + GST

Call to Book

403 634 8801

Travel Photography Seminar: 69.99 + GST

Travelling the world is not only fascinating and fun, it is also a time to create memories that you will document with your camera.  But like anything else, taking hundreds or thousands of shots while travelling can turn into a disaster if they don't turn out the way you want them to.  This seminar will provide you with the tricks of the trade to make people say WOW about your photos instead of glazing over because they are boring.  Get the advantage of learning from a pro on how to make them spectacular and something to share with your friends and family.

What we will cover:

Session:

· What is travel photography

· What camera and lenses to use

· How to carry your camera gear

· Basics of telling a story

· Compositions techniques

· Shutter speed and depth of field

· How to use light for best effect

· Using filters

· How to process your images

· Presenting your images


What to bring:

You and a friend

Enthusiasm to learn

Only 69.99 + GST

Call to Book

403 634 8801


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Write to us at: tombuch@tombuchananphoto.com

Our address is: #202 - 434 7th Street South

          Lethbridge AB, T1J 4K1

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