Christine Hauber Photography: Blog http://www.christinehauber.com/blog en-us (C) Christine Hauber Photography christine@christinehauber.com (Christine Hauber Photography) Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:49:00 GMT Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:49:00 GMT http://www.christinehauber.com/img/s/v-5/u1072520777-o867721794-50.jpg Christine Hauber Photography: Blog http://www.christinehauber.com/blog 120 120 Iceland http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2016/7/iceland Iceland

 

I had the incredible pleasure of being asked to go to Iceland this year with one of my workshop clients, turned friend, Kathy. Iceland had been on my radar for a number of years so when she brought up the idea I was positively responsive!  This was exciting because it was not only Iceland, it was also a one-on-one workshop!  

I don't believe there is a bad time to visit Iceland, it was just a matter of what we wanted to focus our attention on. It is very well known for its waterfalls and luckily they flow all year round. With Iceland being just the size of Kentucky,  massive lava fields, mountains and glaciers gobble up a large majority of the island. The winters are very cold and daylight hours are short but we had the Northern Lights and Ice Caves to consider. Summers are best know for the extended daylight hours but the wildflowers are growing, waterfalls running full force and the cute Puffin birds have migrated there and are nesting. With spring and fall, there is a possibility to get a taste of any of those things.


With my crazy show and workshop schedule, we were able to find the time to travel in April. Since April is not considered prime season, so we knew there would be far fewer tourists thus making our chances in finding a last minute hostel possible. During the winter months, many are not yet open. And during the peak months of summer, the rates are much higher and availability harder to come by.  We had also considered renting an RV for the convenience of being able to park and sleep where the Northern Lights may be present to see. But before choosing to rent one, we did learn that it would not be filled with water since there was still the chance of freezing temperatures. For us, without that convenience, it was hard to justify the rates. (once we got to Iceland, we were glad to have chosen the hostel option because Iceland really was quite rural and without running water, we would had to search for bathrooms anyway)

 

We departed the United States on April 7. Our airplane travel to Iceland was very exciting for me because it was the first time I had flown First Class.  The seats were huge and even reclined into a personal bed. The food was amazing. The staff was more than accommodating. Flying will never be the same again now that I got a taste of the other side.

Having fun in First Class!

 

We flew into Iceland in the rain. It rained most of our first day.



We arrived in Iceland during a rainstorm which proved to be a good thing. We had some technical phone issues to take care before heading out into the vast countryside of Iceland. We were finally able to get on the road just after 1pm.   The rain was intermittent which allowed us to get a few photographs in between the rain drops. The low lying clouds were beautiful but we had no idea what the area really looked like. We could not see mountains nor sea.
 
Icelandic HorseIcelandic Horse photographed with digital infrared. This was a very rainy day for us in Iceland but the rain had stopped long enough for us to photograph this beauty and her horse friends.
Finding Icelandic Horses was not hard to do but finding ones that wanted their photo taken proved to be difficult.
 
 
 
The remaining six days of our Iceland journey presented us with an array of different weather conditions. My least favorite being completely blue skies which we happened to have more often than not. Being an infrared black and white photographer, my greatest pleasure in landscape photography is amazing clouds and skies. So, on these cloudless days, I looked for subjects that lent themselves to this kind of light.
 

 

Behind and above us was another waterfall. Kathy turned her attention to these wonderful mountains and bridge.

 

Iceland is best known for it's waterfalls, ice and ocean. Around almost every turn was a waterfall to photograph. We stopped at many of them and tried to find an angle that not everyone had already photographed. 

 

KirkjufellsfossIceland Waterfall in Infrared

Panoramic of Kirkjufellsfoss 

 

In addition to the waterfalls, there were churches everywhere!  We stopped at at least five of them, each very similar to the next.  

 

Video of one of the many churches in Iceland

 

We eventually found our way towards the east and away from the southern side of the island where most tourist buses were. There were many quaint fishing villages as well as the island's largest forest. We had seen so few trees along the south that driving into the forest was a shock. 

Snow in Iceland

Deep snow in Iceland just before dropping down into the largest forest in Iceland

 


Once away from the crowds, we experienced my favorite aspect of photography....exploration and solitude.  I am feel at one with Mother Nature when I can really hear her sounds and feel her power. I have always felt that the waves of the ocean and the sound it makes is the heartbeat of the earth. So being out and walking the black sand beaches with no one else around is so freeing and exhilarating (my client was doing the same thing but in a different direction). I could have spent hours out near the ocean had it not been so cold. Once my frozen fingers could no longer work, it was time to return to the car for a warmup.

 

Kathy photographed me as I tried to stay warm in the cold weather. I bought new Icelandic gloves that kept my fingers so much warmer.


Skogafoss - one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland


During that day, I found fun and interesting rocks to look at, some that were photographed but many that were just enjoyed for their uniqueness. We drove through snow covered mountains that were void of trees and it felt otherworldly. By the end of that day, both my client and I exclaimed, "that is the kind of photography I love!" I asked her what she meant and she told me how she could just observe and find unique things to photograph and I responded with, "yes! I was able to get in that zone that allows me to think and feel and capture images." And we didn't have any preconceived ideas about what to photograph based on the thousands of images online.  It really opened our eyes to other possibilities.

 

Tide pools

 


During our trip, we had one good opportunity to photograph the Northern Lights. We were in the right place at the right time but the weather did not cooperate. The wind had really picked up speed throughout the evening and while we were sitting in the car awaiting the show, the wind was hitting speeds upwards of 40 mph. We could barely open the car door. So for a couple hours, we sat in the car hoping the wind would die down and the Northern Lights would show up. We did end up seeing one quick ribbon. Kathy was able exit the car but wasn't even able to hold her camera still let alone put it on the tripod. I was surprised the wind didn't tear the door off the car. We returned to the hostel bummed.

 

The black sand beaches of Iceland were beautiful in my infrared style

 

View from Vik, Iceland

 

Something OddAn odd object on the black beach of Iceland.

An odd object on the black sand beach of Iceland



We ended our journey tired but happy. Granted, we had hoped to have experienced the Northern Lights but I know of many photographers who have gone to Iceland specifically to photograph the Northern Lights and have returned home with nothing they are proud of. It is a risk worth taking but a disappointment nonetheless. Kathy had hoped to have seen ice caves (these are open during the winter months) and I would have been happy seeing Puffins (they arrive during July). But, regardless, we saw so much. Each of us could go back during these different times of the year given that flights are not too expensive. Plus, I could always apply for an Artist-in-Residence program and stay there for three months creating more photography as well as teaching workshops.

 

They wore really big socks in Iceland!

 

The universal language  - art!

 

Drive Thru, Icelandic style!

 

The Hostels through Hostels International were very nice!

 

This was one of the busiest hostels. People and chickens. It had a great view overlooking the ocean.

 

Another hostel. They were clean and quiet. Most had shared bathrooms but we never had an issue with getting into the showers easily.

They also all had kitchen facilities so we often cooked our own food.

 

Rainbow and WaterfallSkogafoss in Iceland with rainbow A rainbow over a tourist at one of the many waterfalls.

 

Photographing the fallsInfrared photograph using my Sony a7r and Mefoto tripod I shoot primarily Infrared. This is a Sony a7r that has been converted. And I love my MeFoto Tripod!

 

Our final sunrise in Iceland. We spend seven great days in this beautiful Nordic country.

 

Kathy and I had a great time as you can see from this video.

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Status:  Registration is Open

 

My 2017 Workshop is Sold Out.  Please consider joining us in 2018

 

Click on the icon to read more about this workshop.

 

 

2018 Dates

August 10, 11, 12  

Three Days

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SOLD OUT

Join us in the pristine land of Sedona, Arizona best known for natural healing and spiritual awakening. 

Each of us has a vision, a unique way of seeing that we alone own.  Often we put that vision on the back burner because we get caught up in the technical aspects of our craft.  

During this workshop, we will work with you to find your inner voice, your inner vision and what it is that catches your attention when you are at one with the world around you.  This workshop will take you from the fast paced world you live in to a place where you can share your dreams, fears and images with other women in a relaxed and fun environment. 

Self-actualization and meditation combined with creative exercises will help deepen your inner vision so that you can connect better with your inner artist. With these exercises we hope that you are able to develop the skills to find and capture amazing images that you can further work on using your software or apps of choice or to use as reference material for paintings or other art forms. 

We will have plenty of one-on-one time for each participant to work with us on what is holding you back. This can include camera settings, composition, post-processing and image critique. There will also be plenty of relaxation time if you desire it.  

This workshop is geared towards any level of photography.  We follow the motto...the best camera is the one you have with you. This can range from the full set-up to a smartphone with apps. We will help you make the most of what you have.

 

 

 Friday, April 21 - Monday, April 24 , 2017

$1500 (double occupancy)

$1675 -  (single occupancy) 

 

All levels are welcome. There will be plenty of one-on-one time!
Approximately 12 wonderful women!

 

 

Included in Your Tuition:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner,  lodging (single or double occupancy is available), taxes and gratuities, critiques, yoga/meditation and vision sessions, field and classroom instruction and exercises from the time we meet in Sedona until the we say our goodbyes after lunch.  

Not Included in Your Tuition:

Round-trip transportation from your home to the retreat center. Items of a personal nature. Anything else not specifically listed.

 

​Registration Information

Once you have registered, we will send you our release, travel information and a questionnaire. This will help us get to know you better as well as find you the most suitable roommate (double occupancy) during your time with us.

 

  • By registering you understand and agree to our workshop policies listed below and here.
    • Double Occupancy per person -  $1500
    • Single Occupancy per person -   $1650
  • If you have taken a workshop with me before, I do offer a $100 discount.  Just contact me and I will send you a invoice with the new pricing.
  • Email me if you are interested in a monthly payment plan. No extra fees will be charged.
  • I also have a referral discount. Refer another student to this course and you will receive a 10% discount. Contact me for an invoice.
  • We have a no tag-along policy. Spouse, family member, friends, etc who are traveling with you and who have not registered will not be able to partake in any group functions.
  • Registration is first come first serve. 
  • If you are unable to register online, please contact me and I can take payment over the phone or via check. 

 

 

Registration:  Please email me to register. SOLD OUT

 

 

Special Notice:

  • The location of this workshop is an Alcohol-Free, Smoke-Free & Meat-Free Facility. 

  • The retreat's menu is pesco-vegetarian, which means they serve fish and seafood options. Many of the vegetables and fruits served are from local organic gardens.

  • Pets are not allowed. 

  • Some guests may be sensitive to smells and scented products can attract wildlife. Please bring no-scent or low-scent toiletries and refrain from using scented products.

  • Wi-Fi is available in the lounge and in meeting rooms. 

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi available all year. So bring your swimsuit.  Towels are supplied.

 

Itinerary (subject to change based on weather)

Friday
  • Arrive
  • Welcome and Presentation by your instructors
  • Introductions. Reflect on your intentions
  • Meet and greet the other participants. Get comfortable
  • Group Dinner
Saturday 
  • Start the day with a yoga/meditation session
  • Group Breakfast
  • Self Actualization/Artist Vision Exercise #1
  • Photo Exercise #1
  • One-on-one time as well as personal time to explore, photograph, relax or spend time with your new friends.
  • Group Lunch
  • Photo Exercise #2
  • One-on-one time as well as personal time to explore, photograph, relax or spend time with your new friends.
  • Self Actualization/Artist Vision Exercise #2
  • Breathing/meditation session
  • Group Dinner
  • Full Moon Landscape Photography Session 

 

 

Sunday
  • Start the day with a yoga/meditation session
  • Group Breakfast
  • Self Actualization/Artist Vision Exercise #3
  • Photo Exercise #3
  • One-on-one time as well as personal time to explore, photograph, relax or spend time with your new friends.
  • Group Lunch
  • Photo Exercise #4
  • One-on-one time as well as personal time to explore, photograph, relax or spend time with your new friends.
  • Self Actualization/Artist Vision Exercise #4
  • Breathing/meditation session
  • Group Dinner

 

Monday
  • Start the day with a yoga/meditation session
  • Group Breakfast
  • Final one-on-one time as well as personal time to pack and get checked out of your rooms
  • Group Slide Show 
  • Final Group Lunch

 

 

 

**Important Travel Info:  Getting to the Workshop - click here

 

Fine Print

  • Cancellation Policy: All workshop tuition fees are non-refundable. We understand, however, that emergencies do come up at the last moment that could effect your participation. Should you need to cancel,  we can transfer the fees you paid towards another one of our workshops.  If the workshop you are transferring to is more than your original amount paid, the remaining balance will be due to secure registration. No fees are to be returned if the transferred workshop is less than your original payment. Students transferring from another workshop to this one will be registered in excess of the regular class size listed for this workshop with a maximum of 2 students transferred. Workshop fees can only be transferred towards another workshop and can not be used to purchase artwork or other items for sale. In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund of tuition fees which the participant(s) acknowledges as full and final settlement. In the event of a workshop cancellation airline tickets, car rentals and hotel reservations associated with participation in this workshop will not be refunded. We strongly recommend you purchase refundable airline tickets and make refundable car and hotel reservations. Things beyond our control such as government shutdowns and weather can effect scheduling. We also recommend you carry travel and camera equipment insurance.
  • Liability Limitation: Christine Hauber and/or Paige Eden aim to provide a safe, educational and enjoyable experience. We assume no liability for any act, error, omission, injury, loss, delay, mishap, or damage to persons or property arising from any cause during the course of the workshop or in transit thereto. We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided. We reserve the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. – By participating in this workshop you acknowledge that you have read the information concerning responsibility and release Christine Hauber, Paige Eden, their guides, instructors and any cooperating agent from any liability. Christine Hauber and Paige Eden will assume no liability for injury, illness, or loss of personal property or expenses thereof associated with workshop participation. You also acknowledge that Christine Hauber and Paige Eden have the right to refuse service to anyone at any time and that these policies are subject to change at any time.

 

About Us

We are two passionate full-time photographers who have made our livelihood from what we love to do....create! We want to share with you what we have learned and experienced along the way so that you can may find that fire in you. To read more about us, click on the images below.

 

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Private Instruction http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/10/private-instruction Private Photography Instruction

While group workshops are a great way to learn, sometimes our group workshop schedule doesn’t line up with our student’s schedule. Some students may prefer one-on-one instruction to help with one’s unique situations and goals. It is for these students that we are now excited to offer private one-on-one workshops and instruction.

I have a variety of options for you:

Post-Processing Training

Private one-on-one computer training can happen at your location if you live or travel to Phoenix/Scottsdale Arizona (winter) or Santa Fe, New Mexico (summer).

Field Instruction

Private field instruction can take place in a location of your choice.  We can teach you about your camera in addition to lighting, composition and story telling.  You can travel to Santa Fe or Scottsdale or meet us any amazing place you wish from national to international locations.

Field and Computer Training

This private instruction will include both shooting on location as well as doing some computer post processing.

Fully Customizable
Prior to the workshop we will discuss over the phone or via email what your specific learning needs are.

Possible classroom type topics can include: watching and learning our exact workflow, RAW processing, archiving & keywording, photo enhancement & effects, HDR processing, sizing photos for web & print, composition & cropping, photo website creation with Zenfolio, personal style, Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One Pro, OnOne’s Perfect Photo Suite, Nik Software, image review, camera operation & settings, selling & marketing your photos at art festivals, and more! Working together we will build a session that is perfectly suited to you. The possibilities are endless.

For field classes, we will cover everything from camera setting to composition and lighting. We also stress the passion and story behind capturing images. We will take you to interesting places to shoot and help you "see" better when it comes to subject matter and how to capture images that will tell a story.

Rates
For on-location sessions:

Rates are priced at $60 per hour for 1-2 people.  This includes travel up to 45 minutes away from my location. A minimum of 3 hours are required for sessions at your location. Travel beyond 45 minutes away are billed at $.57 per mile.

Full Day Instruction is priced at $400 per day for 1 or 2 people

Destination Private Instruction

I am also available for destination based instruction. 

Rates:

1 Participants: $300 per day (plus expenses if applicable *)

2-4 Participants: $200 per day per person (plus expenses if applicable)

4-6 Participants: $200 per day per person (plus expenses if applicable)

*If you are a female and are willing to share hotels rooms, my rates will be lower. (I do have one destination instructional trip planned for 2016 to Iceland, so I am open to traveling where you want to go)
 

Photo Tours

I also offer Photo Tours that are geared towards the photographer wanting less intensive instruction but wants to be introduced to interesting subjects to photograph in either Santa Fe country New Mexico during the spring to fall months or in Phoenix metro Arizona during the fall to spring months.  These are priced at $400 per day or $50 per hour with a three hour minimum. This rate is for 1 or 2 people.

Photo Clubs or School Groups

I am available for presentations to camera clubs as well as private workshops. We can work together to custom tailor a field trip, workshop or presentation for your group. 

Rates:

$150 per presentation

$100 per day per participant for field trips and workshops. 8 person minimum

 

Location Schedule

I am available for training in the following areas and dates:

Santa Fe, New Mexico May through mid October - both in-person or via online

Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona November through April - both in-person or via online

How to Schedule
For on-location sessions:

First check out the dates above to see if and when I may be in your area. If so, contact me so we may set up a time, location, and discuss material to be covered during our session. Once the details are set I will then email you an invoice which you can pay safely online or I can collect payment over the phone.

For online sessions:
Contact me so we may set up a time and discuss material to be covered during our session. Once the details are set I will then email you an invoice which you can pay safely online or I can collect payment over the phone.

 

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Status:  Registration is Open!

 

Join me in "The City Different" a place for seekers and dreamers, a colorful and magical place where you can marvel at the unspoiled beauty of the San de Christo Mountain vistas, experience the influences of the native culture and be inspired by the creative spirit of the land. 

During this workshop, I will work with you to hone-in on what speaks with you, inspires you and resinates with you in a way that brings out your personal creative spirit. We will focus on making a deeper and more authentic connection to the physical environment and then learning how to express that connection through photography. We will work on how to transform an emotional experience into a visual one. 

Creative exercises, breathing exercises and yoga will help deepen your inner vision so that you can connect better with your inner artist. With these exercises we hope that you are able to develop the skills to find and capture amazing images that you can further work on using your software or apps of choice or to use as reference material for paintings or other art forms.  

This workshop is geared towards any level of photography, including artists who paint from their own images.   I follow the motto...the best camera is the one you have with you. This can range from the full set-up to a smartphone with apps. I will help you make the most of what you have.

 

 

 Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12, 2018  (Fri 4:30–8pm, Sat/Sun 9am-5pm)

 

$425 plus tax

 

All levels are welcome. 
Approximately 10 wonderful women!

 

Included in Your Tuition:

Fees, critiques, yoga/meditation, field and classroom instruction and exercises  

Not Included in Your Tuition:

Round-trip transportation from your home to the workshop location, taxes, lodging and food. Items of a personal nature. Alcohol. Snacks. Anything else not specifically listed.

​Registration Information

Once you have registered, we will send you our release, travel information and a questionnaire. This will help us get to know you better.

 

  • By registering you understand and agree to our workshop policies listed below and here.
  • I also have a referral discount. Refer another student to this course and you will receive a 10% discount. Contact me for an invoice. 
  • We have a no tag-along policy. Spouse, family member, friends, etc who are traveling with you and who have not registered will not be able to partake in any group functions.
  • Registration is first come first serve. 
  • If you are unable to register online, please contact me and I can take payment over the phone or via check. 

 

 

Register Here

 

Special Notice:

  • Pets are not allowed.   

 

Itinerary (subject to change based on weather)

Friday
  • Arrive
  • Presentation and welcome by Christine Hauber
  • Introductions. Reflect on your intentions
  • Meet and greet your fellow participants
  • Group Dinner
Saturday
  • Start the day with a yoga/meditation session
  • Self Actualization/Artist Vision Exercise #1
  • Photo Exercises
  • One-on-one time as well as personal time to explore, photograph, relax or spend time with your new friends.
  • Self Actualization
Sunday
  • Start the day with a yoga/meditation session
  • Self Actualization/Artist Vision Exercise #2
  • Photo Exercises
  • One-on-one time as well as personal time to explore, photograph, relax or spend time with your new friends.
  • Writing Exercise
   

Fine Print

  • Cancellation Policy: All workshop tuition fees are non-refundable. We understand, however, that emergencies do come up at the last moment that could effect your participation. Should you need to cancel,  we can transfer the fees you paid towards another one of our workshops.  If the workshop you are transferring to is more than your original amount paid, the remaining balance will be due to secure registration. No fees are to be returned if the transferred workshop is less than your original payment. Students transferring from another workshop to this one will be registered in excess of the regular class size listed for this workshop with a maximum of 2 students transferred. Workshop fees can only be transferred towards another workshop and can not be used to purchase artwork or other items for sale. In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund of tuition fees which the participant(s) acknowledges as full and final settlement. In the event of a workshop cancellation airline tickets, car rentals and hotel reservations associated with participation in this workshop will not be refunded. We strongly recommend you purchase refundable airline tickets and make refundable car and hotel reservations. Things beyond our control such as government shutdowns and weather can effect scheduling. We also recommend you carry travel and camera equipment insurance.
  • Liability Limitation: Christine Hauber and/or Paige Eden aim to provide a safe, educational and enjoyable experience. We assume no liability for any act, error, omission, injury, loss, delay, mishap, or damage to persons or property arising from any cause during the course of the workshop or in transit thereto. We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided. We reserve the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. – By participating in this workshop you acknowledge that you have read the information concerning responsibility and release Christine Hauber, Paige Eden, their guides, instructors and any cooperating agent from any liability. Christine Hauber and Paige Eden will assume no liability for injury, illness, or loss of personal property or expenses thereof associated with workshop participation. You also acknowledge that Christine Hauber and Paige Eden have the right to refuse service to anyone at any time and that these policies are subject to change at any time.

 

 

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christine@christinehauber.com (Christine Hauber Photography) Arizona Fine Art Expo Matt Suess Peter Lik Santa Fe Photo Workshop Santa Fe, NM america art artist beautiful best workshop black and white celebration celebration of fine art christine hauber creativity dyer finding a voice fine art heart infrared life manifestation matt suess meditation photography photography workshop retreat vacation vision women workshops yoga http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/10/courageously-creative-in-santa-fe Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:25:00 GMT
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Status:  Registration is Open!

 

Join me in "The City Different" a place for seekers and dreamers, a colorful and magical place where you can marvel at the unspoiled beauty of the San de Christo Mountain vistas, experience the influences of the native culture and be inspired by the creative spirit of the land. 

During this workshop, I will work with you to hone-in on what speaks with you, inspires you and resinates with you in a way that brings out your personal creative spirit. I hope to be able to help you transition from a place of over-scheduling to a place of relaxation where you can share your dreams, fears and creative vision with other women in a fun environment.

Self-actualization and meditation combined with creative exercises will help deepen your inner vision so that you can connect better with your inner artist. With these exercises we hope that you are able to develop the skills to find and capture amazing images that you can further work on using your software or apps of choice or to use as reference material for paintings or other art forms. 

I will have plenty of one-on-one time for each participant to work with me on what is holding you back. This can include camera settings, composition, post-processing and image critique. There will also be plenty of relaxation time if you so desire it.  

This workshop is geared towards any level of photography, including artists who paint from their own images.   I follow the motto...the best camera is the one you have with you. This can range from the full set-up to a smartphone with apps. I will help you make the most of what you have.

 

 

 Tuesday, May 22 - Saturday, May 26, 2018

$1250 (all inclusive) 

(We will be staying at a unique location for lodging where some rooms have multiple beds and some have single queen or king sized beds. Contact me for a 10% discount per person if you are traveling with someone with whom you can share a bed)

All levels are welcome. There will be plenty of one-on-one time!
Approximately 9 wonderful women!

 

Included in Your Tuition:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner,  lodging, taxes and gratuities, fees, critiques, yoga/meditation and vision sessions, field and classroom instruction and exercises from the time we meet in Santa Fe until the we say our goodbyes after breakfast.  

Not Included in Your Tuition:

Round-trip transportation from your home to the workshop location. Items of a personal nature. Alcohol. Snacks. Anything else not specifically listed.

​Registration Information

Once you have registered, we will send you our release, travel information and a questionnaire. This will help us get to know you better as well as find you the most suitable roommate during your time with us.

 

  • By registering you understand and agree to our workshop policies listed below and here.
  • If you have taken a workshop with me before, I do offer a $100 discount.  Just contact me and I will send you a invoice with the new pricing.
  • Email me if you are interested in a monthly payment plan. No extra fees will be charged.
  • I also have a referral discount. Refer another student to this course and you will receive a 10% discount. Contact me for an invoice. 
  • We have a no tag-along policy. Spouse, family member, friends, etc who are traveling with you and who have not registered will not be able to partake in any group functions.
  • Registration is first come first serve. 
  • If you are unable to register online, please contact me and I can take payment over the phone or via check. 

 

 

Register: Please email me to register

 

 

Special Notice:

  • Pets are not allowed.   

  • Check in is at 2pm and check out is 10am. Please do not arrive early as they have a cleaning crew working until check in.

 

Itinerary (subject to change based on weather)

Tuesday
  • Arrive
  • Presentation and welcome by Christine Hauber
  • Introductions. Reflect on your intentions
  • Meet and greet your fellow participants
  • Group Dinner
Wednesday
  • Start the day with a yoga/meditation session
  • Group Breakfast
  • Self Actualization/Artist Vision Exercise #1
  • Photo Exercise #1
  • One-on-one time as well as personal time to explore, photograph, relax or spend time with your new friends.
  • Group Lunch
  • Photo Exercise #2
  • One-on-one time as well as personal time to explore, photograph, relax or spend time with your new friends.
  • Self Actualization/Artist Vision Exercise #2
  • Breathing/meditation session
  • Group Dinner
Thursday
  • Start the day with a yoga/meditation session
  • Group Breakfast
  • Photography exercise #3 and outing 
  • Group Lunch
  • Continue Photography outing
  • Breathing/meditation session
  • Group Dinner
Friday
  • Start the day with a yoga/meditation session
  • Group Breakfast
  • Photography exercise #4 and outing
  • Group Lunch
  • Continue Photography outing
  • Breathing/meditation session
  • Group Dinner
  • Possible Milky Way Night Photography 
 
Saturday
  • Group Breakfast
  • Pack and say our goodbyes (check out is at 10am)
  • Optional photo shoot for anyone not needing to get to the airport

 

Fine Print

  • Cancellation Policy: All workshop tuition fees are non-refundable. We understand, however, that emergencies do come up at the last moment that could effect your participation. Should you need to cancel,  we can transfer the fees you paid towards another one of our workshops.  If the workshop you are transferring to is more than your original amount paid, the remaining balance will be due to secure registration. No fees are to be returned if the transferred workshop is less than your original payment. Students transferring from another workshop to this one will be registered in excess of the regular class size listed for this workshop with a maximum of 2 students transferred. Workshop fees can only be transferred towards another workshop and can not be used to purchase artwork or other items for sale. In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund of tuition fees which the participant(s) acknowledges as full and final settlement. In the event of a workshop cancellation airline tickets, car rentals and hotel reservations associated with participation in this workshop will not be refunded. We strongly recommend you purchase refundable airline tickets and make refundable car and hotel reservations. Things beyond our control such as government shutdowns and weather can effect scheduling. We also recommend you carry travel and camera equipment insurance.
  • Liability Limitation: Christine Hauber and/or Paige Eden aim to provide a safe, educational and enjoyable experience. We assume no liability for any act, error, omission, injury, loss, delay, mishap, or damage to persons or property arising from any cause during the course of the workshop or in transit thereto. We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided. We reserve the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. – By participating in this workshop you acknowledge that you have read the information concerning responsibility and release Christine Hauber, Paige Eden, their guides, instructors and any cooperating agent from any liability. Christine Hauber and Paige Eden will assume no liability for injury, illness, or loss of personal property or expenses thereof associated with workshop participation. You also acknowledge that Christine Hauber and Paige Eden have the right to refuse service to anyone at any time and that these policies are subject to change at any time.

 

 

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christine@christinehauber.com (Christine Hauber Photography) Arizona Fine Art Expo Matt Suess Peter Lik Santa Fe Photo Workshop Santa Fe, NM america art artist beautiful best workshop black and white celebration celebration of fine art christine hauber creativity dyer finding a voice fine art heart infrared life manifestation matt suess meditation photography photography workshop retreat vacation vision women workshops yoga http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/10/courageously-creative-in-santa-fe-new-mexico Mon, 12 Oct 2015 06:25:00 GMT
Roasted Acorn Squash with Tofu-Cilantro Cream Sauce http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/10/roasted-acorn-squash-with-tofu-cilantro-cream-sauce As an artistic person, my full-time life is spent thinking, feeling and creating. Usually it revolves around my photographic wall art pieces along with dabbling in ceramics, jewelry and painting.  My second creative love, though, involves cooking.  After becoming a Whole Food Plant based Nutritarian, I found that I could really develop dishes that had wonderful flavors....to the point that those eating them did not even miss their regular doses of meat.  

I often follow the simple but delicious recipes of The Happy Herbivore but every once in a while I venture out and try my own thing using the ingredients that I happen to have in my pantry and refrigerator. And because of this, I rarely have a recipe to share because I am just throwing things together and being surprised at the tasty end results. 

As for this recipe, I planned to take good notes as well as some good photographs. So, hurray!  I have a great recipe to share with you.  And the awesome thing is, it can be modified easily for those who are vegan or those who are gluten-free.  Just use your favorite gluten free noodles, spiralized zucchini or even rice.  

 

 

  • Roasted Acorn Squash with Tofu-Cilantro Cream Sauce

 

 

  • Acorn Squash RecipeAcorn Squash RecipeRecipe photograph
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  • Serves Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
    4 15 minutes 30 minutes

    45 minutes

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  • 6 cups acorn squash, peeled and cut in 1/4 inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons Ginger Spread (optional)

  • Salt, Pepper and garlic powder

  • 8 ounces Angel Hair Pasta

  • 3/4 cup organic non-gmo soft tofu

  • 2-inch piece ginger, peeled

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 4 tablespoons tahini

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (for low salt diets, use Bragg's Aminos)

  • 3/4 cup packed cilantro

  • Juice of two limes (or 3 tablespoons)

  • 5 Medjool Dates, soaked and blended (for non-vegan, use 1 tablespoon honey)

  • 2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts (optional but tasty)

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix the optional ginger spread with tablespoons hot water. Mix until there is a syrup. (optional...otherwise you can use 1 tablespoons olive oil) Toss the cubes of acorn squash with the oil or syrup and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Spread out on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes, flip the squash and roast for 10 minutes more or until the squash is tender.

Acorn SquashAcorn Squash

 

While the squash cooks, cook the noodles until tender. Drain and rinse with warm water. Set aside in a bowl.

In a blender or food processor, add garlic and peeled ginger. Pulse until finely broken into small pieces. Add cilantro and blend. Add tofu, tahini, soy sauce, lime juice and blended Medjool dates. Blend until creamy. 

Pour sauce over the noodles, add most of the squash, the optional Pine Nuts and toss to coat. Add the remaining squash over the noodles and finish with toasted sesame seeds.

 

 

 
 
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christine@christinehauber.com (Christine Hauber Photography) Eat To Live Whole Food Plant Based acorn cilantro delicious healthy nom nutritarian pasta photography pine recipe sesame squash tahini vegan vegetarian http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/10/roasted-acorn-squash-with-tofu-cilantro-cream-sauce Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:00 GMT
Creative Path http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/9/creative-path I am often asked....how do you find your creativity?  I can honestly say that I was born this way...an introvert with a deep interest in seeing things more closely than what is presented on the surface. As a child, I would spend hours outside alone looking up into trees and seeing the little crevices the critters made, the flickering of the light on a backlit leaf and how the shadows and light created depth.  Even now as an adult, I find solace in being able to absorb the natural world around me. But taking those feelings and translating them onto a two dimensional surface becomes less about creativity and more about talent and experience. Learning visually what is most appealing in compositions, how light affects mood and how to use the equipment whether it be a set of oil paints, a camera and darkroom or pen and ink is of upmost importance.

I have spent my life constantly learning about different forms of art and although most are very appealing to me, my talent seems to reside more with being able to capture what I see rather than what I can create in my mind. I tried my hand at oil painting and was fairly good at it, but I didn't feel extremely passionate about it mainly because it wasn't spontaneous enough for me. I also have enjoyed ceramics but have enjoyed it more as a hobby. When my chance to learn more about photography came about, it seemed as if everything clicked. I could capture in a split second, exactly what I was seeing and then take the film into the darkroom and experience what I thought was true magic. Now with computer software and digital cameras, I am able to extend my creative vision a bit further. 

My creativity is constantly changing and evolving.  I have learned to just enjoy the process because the few times I have forced a creative path that I don't have passion about, my work suffers and in turn, I start feeling empty. 

 

Some of my newest work takes my love of the past and combines it with a touch of color. 

Forever Broken DownForever Broken DownTruck and Trailer photographed in infrared and post processed using texture layers.

Years Gone ByYears Gone ByInfrared photograph with colored texture layers that make up the colors within the photograph. Colorized Vintage GasColorized Vintage GasVintage Gas pumps photographed in infrared and colorized using texture layers with On1 Photo.

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christine@christinehauber.com (Christine Hauber Photography) Americana Blog Most Recent New Mexico america art fairs artist artists black and white car celebration of fine art christine hauber creative creativity fine art gasoline infrared life old photography truck vintage http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/9/creative-path Tue, 15 Sep 2015 23:02:10 GMT
Fun Summer http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/7/fun-summer I am finally back in Santa Fe, New Mexico for more than just a few weeks.  This summer has been a crazy one. First, I had a two week photography trip to Texas where I photographed a wedding, had a couple of private one-on-one workshops, a mini workshop in Big Bend National Park and photographed family portraits. Then I had a ten day photography trip to Grand Teton National Park where I taught a five-day landscape workshop with Matt Suess and a ten day trip to Colorado where I had a couple of private one-on-one workshops in addition to a busy family reunion.

During my time in Colorado, I was able to photograph a hawk in a state park that just seemed as curious about us and our cameras as we were of him. This turned out to be an exciting private photography session.  As I told them, "Expect the unexpected"!  

Here are some of my favorite images from my time traveling:

Eye on the PrizeEye on the PrizeThis hawk was photographed in Colorado. This image combines the original photograph combined with texture layers for a beautiful fine art piece.

Eye on the Prize

 

The Stare DownThe Stare DownA bison in Grand Teton National Park stare me down. Texture layers are added for color.

The Stare Down

 

The TangoThe TangoLive Oak Trees in Texas that appear to be dancing.

The Tango

 

Watching Over the LandWatching Over the LandBison in Grand Teton National Park

Watching Over the Land

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christine@christinehauber.com (Christine Hauber Photography) bird bison buffalo colorado grand teton national park gyspy hawk mountains oak trees one-on-one photography photography workshops private workshop sepia texas texture layers travel trees http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/7/fun-summer Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:25:01 GMT
It Has Been A Busy Month http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/6/it-has-been-a-busy-month What a wonderfully busy month I have had!  

I returned to Santa Fe just in time for my first show that included a bit of wind, rain and sleet and luckily some beautiful sun on Sunday.  The tourists who were almost nonexistent on Saturday due to the weather came out in force on Sunday.  My new work was well received and many pieces went to new homes.  I even met some great people who scheduled one-on-one workshops with me.

Soon after that show, I left for Texas for a whirlwind photography trip that included a family portrait session, a intimate garden wedding, a half day private workshop, a full-day private workshop and a mini workshop in Big Bend National Park. Along with visiting friends and family who live in between where I was shooting the wedding and where I had my first workshop I was busy.  Luckily, I knew enough people that I could stay with that I did not have to take the RV on the long trip.  This also afforded me the ease of being able to pull quickly off the road if I wanted to capture a photograph. 

Although I can be occasionally and rarely talked into photographing a wedding, my expertise is really with non-moving objects such as landscapes, trees and animals who aren't on the move. I photograph best when I am not under pressure and I can have quiet contemplation with composition and lighting. But, regardless, I had a great time photographing this wedding because the overcast skies and the intimate nature of it was more to my style of shooting. Will I advertise that I do weddings? No.

Here are some of my favorite images from the wedding in Texas.

 

Bride and Groom

Intimate Garden Wedding

Reception

 

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christine@christinehauber.com (Christine Hauber Photography) bride groom sepia texas travel wedding http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/6/it-has-been-a-busy-month Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:01:00 GMT
Working in the USA - Treasure Hunter http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/5/working-in-the-usa---treasure-hunter Treasure Hunter

From Working in the USA - Behind the Scenes -

I left Strasburg, Colorada and continued east to Byers where I found my first Working in the U.S.A subject. Craig, who refers to himself as a treasure hunter, was selling goods from his beat up van at a corner in town. With everything from clothes to jewelry, he was basically a garage sale on wheels. Long hair held back with bands, black sunglasses, tattoos, and t-shirt with a naked woman artistically rendered as a motorcycle spoke of a man rough around the edges. But he was friendly. Craig had had some mishaps in life, which made selling used goods one of his best money making options. He said he wanted to stay out of trouble and spend more time with his children. He seemed content with this choice and commented that the biggest problem with is job is finding enough stuff for all the people out there looking for more stuff. Though he didn’t appear excited about me taking his picture, he told everyone coming to the van who I was, what I was doing, and that he would be part of my Project.

 

Junk SalesmanTreasure HunterThis is one of the first images I captured during my three and a half year photography project about the people of America and the work they do.

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christine@christinehauber.com (Christine Hauber Photography) Working in the USA america artist black and white book christine hauber documentary junk photography project sales salesman http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/5/working-in-the-usa---treasure-hunter Thu, 21 May 2015 23:17:44 GMT
Memories http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/5/memories FarmersA farmer never really retires.

Just last week I was approached to do an interview for a podcast series on Keeping your Day Dream. In light of this I decided to go back to a podcast interview I had done in 2007 about my photography project "Working in the USA".  Listening to it brought back memories of my driving passion for this project. It has now invigorated me to find a way to reconnect with those feelings that I had during my three and a half years of traveling around the country photographing the people of America and the work they do. It has been 15 years (has it really been that long???) since I first set out on the road and during that time, the internet and digital technology was so basic. Now with social media, I could reintroduce the project along with the stories of my travels and how I met the people who are part of this amazing project. If you are interested in hearing the podcast from 2007, it can be found here on The Candid Frame.

 

TaxidermistsTaxidermists

 

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christine@christinehauber.com (Christine Hauber Photography) USA america black and white christine hauber darkroom film photography rv travel workers working working in the USA http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/5/memories Fri, 08 May 2015 15:59:50 GMT
Exciting Adventures, Exciting Encounters http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/5/exciting-adventures-exciting-encounters Exciting Adventures Exciting EncountersYou never know what life is going to hand you!

 

You never know what life is going to hand you!  

As I was in the Arizona desert single handedly loading up my car onto my car dolly that I attached to the back of my RV, a truck pulled up beside me. This was not unusual because all winter I was parked next to a horse riding ranch and often people were lost and thus did not know where to find the entrance to the stables. But in this case, as I approached his vehicle, he said, "I saw your RV on Scottsdale Road and was curious as to what it is you are working on so I rushed home and looked up your website."  Now granted, I have the signage on my RV that I have had since 2001 that says, "WorkingInTheUSA.com...A photographic series about the working people of America." Usually about once a year, someone will comment on it but for the most part it is overlooked.  In this case, this man, named Marc, looked up this no longer existing website and of course found nothing. (Yes, I now plan on taking the .com off of the RV signage).  But instead of giving up, he started driving around the area he had last seen me and low and behold, there I was on the ranch!

I proceeded to tell him my story and he became very excited. Apparently, he and his wife are in the launching phase of a new podcast series called, Keep Your Day Dream.  They are interviewing people all over the world who have left a seemingly "normal" life to embark on adventures that were once just a dream.  In my case, I feel like I left normal in 2001 to begin my Working in the USA project and then almost returned to a normal during the past three years when I became creatively stifled and unfulfilled by my photography path.  I have now become reinvigorated and feel like I am once again living my dream and following a path I was meant to take.  Maybe I had to go through a down time to realize where my passion really lies.  

So as soon as my interview is available, I will let you know here on my blog.

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"On the Road Again!" http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/5/-on-the-road-again Saguaro SunsetThe night before I drove away from Scottsdale, Arizona, this was the beauty I experienced.

 

 

"On the Road Again, I Can't Wait to Get on the Road Again"

 

 

"On the Road Again, I Can't Wait to Get on the Road Again"


I love that song by Willie Nelson!  Being an RV traveler, it is near and dear to my heart. I find myself singing it subconsciously each time I am getting ready to roll.

Awe, another chapter in this life begins tomorrow. It is a solo adventure, but I don’t feel like it is anything different than I have done since 2001 when I first moved into and started traveling in my RV.  Of course I am nervous because I don'’t have anyone else to rely on… but then again, I am so independent that I tended to take matters into my own hands anyway.  This week, I managed to change the oil myself, get the tires rotated and hook up the car dolly all while photographing my last Arizona sunset of this season. 

As I get ready a few things are clear; I am alone but I am not lonely. I am nervous but I am not afraid. I see life as an adventure and none of us really ever know what lies ahead of us. We can predict with some sort of certainty based on our history, but there are often bumps in the road, forks in the road or the worst... dead ends with no obvious means out.  But it is all in how you approach these obstacles that make the difference between an unhappy existence or a happy one. 

I have been in Arizona for the past six months at the Arizona Fine Art Expo and now it is time to leave the heat and head to Santa Fe, New Mexico where my base will be. This is the first year that I have been sad to leave Arizona…I have learned to love the beautiful orange sunsets, the silly little Gambel's Quail that chirp and coo, the mighty Saguaros and warm winter temperatures. This is the first year that I am driving away from the many friends I have made but especially my fellow foodie friend Caroline. Despite the fact that she loves cheese and animal flesh and I am a whole food, plant based nutritarian, we get along great! 

As everyone knows, it gets downright hot here in Arizona during the summer and there are no known art festivals for me to do here. In Santa Fe, I can show my artwork with the Santa Fe Society of Artists on weekends throughout the summer.   I also can continue to refine my new project on Rescued Animals as well as set in stone some of my upcoming photographic retreats for women.  So onward and upward, to a windy, dusty land of wonderful green chile, great art and enthusiastic tourists from all over the world.  

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Grand Teton Photography Workshop http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/4/grand-teton-photography-workshop

 

Grand Teton National Park is one of the most beautiful and majestic landscapes in the world, with the Teton Range rising more than 7,000 feet above the valley. Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park has some of the more dramatic scenery in the Rocky Mountains. It is sure to be an inspiration for any photographer looking to capture beautiful images.

Spend five days in the magnificent Grand Teton National Park exploring your  creativity with Matt Suess & Christine Hauber during their Grand Teton Spring Photography Workshop. They will be there to guide you with composition, exposures, depth of field and seeing beautiful light as you expand your knowledge of photography. Your individual needs will be their priority. 

This is a shooting-intensive workshop with two full time fine art photographers who will provide you with hands-on, one-on-one instruction in the field along with one full day of classroom instruction and lectures.  They will help you develop your artistic eye and find your own personal vision and style. They will teach you techniques that will enable you to move forward technically and artistically. With their experience as fine art photographers, they will help you create dramatic and powerful images by using dramatic light, and understanding the fundamentals of powerful compositions. 

Not only are you learning from one professional photographer – but 2 full-time professional photographers and artists with over 40 combined years of experience behind the camera, in the digital darkroom, as well as teaching and helping students.

We will teach you what we know from our extensive background and experience in photography in a way that is easy and fun to learn and which allows you room to grow and advance from your new found knowledge and renewed enthusiasm in photography.

With a student to teacher ratio of 5:1 there will be numerous opportunities to work with Matt and Christine on a one-on-one basis helping you individually on composition, exposure, your own personal style, shooting techniques, and more. Our students have absolutely loved this aspect of our photo workshops and thus has led to great discussions and learning opportunities.

 

 

2015 Grand Teton National Park Photography Workshop

June 26-30, 2015  

Jackson, Wyoming

 

Tuition: $1,145 per student, with a limit of 8 students.

Have you taken a workshop with us before?
If so 
email me and I will send you a special code good for $100 off registration for this workshop.

Ask also about our referral program.

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Payment is due in full at time of registration.

 

 

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christine@christinehauber.com (Christine Hauber Photography) Grand Teton beauty class fine art grow how to take better photos landscape learn mountains national park photography teach vision workshop http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/4/grand-teton-photography-workshop Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:18:00 GMT
Creating a Painterly Effect http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/4/creating-a-painterly-effect When I was primarily a traditional photographer shooting film, taking the photograph was just the beginning of the creative journey.  How I processed the film and then how I printed in the darkroom all were important in creating the final image that I envisioned.

Now with digital photography, the same ideas apply. The image creativity for me does not just stop at the clicking of the camera. It continues with the RAW processing and into the creative digital processing.

I primarily use Capture One for my RAW processing and then use onOne's Perfect Photo Suite for my image enhancing.  For some images, I like producing a painterly look.   To create this painterly look to your photographs can be an easy task or a very difficult one. It all depends on how detailed you want it to be or how much work you need to do on the original image. 

 

This is my original image. Since i had pre-visualized a painterly look for this image, I was not concerned about the lack of excitement in the sky. I wanted to make sure I retained the details in the metal of this Pumpjack. 

 

In Perfect Photo Suite, I deleted the background using the masking module.  

 

 
I then added a white layer as my new background and converted the image to black and white.

 
 
 
In the layers module, I imported a BrendaStarr texture photograph.
 
 
 
 
I then adjusted the blending mode and opacity of the texture layer, duplicated my mask layer and adjusted it's blending mode. 

 
 
 
Once I liked what I did with the layers, I took the texture layer into the Effects module and added a blur filter to soften up the texture and then added a vignette filter to darken the edges. The darkening of the edges draws the eyes inwards towards the subject. 
 
 
 
 
After some final adjustments, the final piece is ready for sale on my online galleries. 
 

 

This is just a bit of what Matt Suess and I teach in our classes and workshops. I can also do private online instruction via Skype or in-person one-on-one workshops anywhere you would like to be. Just visit here for private instruction information.

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christine@christinehauber.com (Christine Hauber Photography) capture one digital layers lightroom painterly perfect photo suite photographs photography texture http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2015/4/creating-a-painterly-effect Fri, 03 Apr 2015 07:18:00 GMT
Saving a Seemingly Doomed Photograph http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2014/12/saving-a-photograph-from-the-trash Have you ever been in this predicament?

You photograph a great scene but don't realize until it is too late that your camera settings were way off?  You have an over-exposed (or under-exposed) image that you are ready to move to the trash.

If you had photographed this image in RAW (a camera setting on most models of digital cameras) your image can be saved!!  The reason you will want to shoot in RAW in most instances is because the RAW file captures all of the image data recorded by the camera's sensor.  A more common format for many simple point and shoot cameras and smart phones is the JPEG. A JPEG actually compresses the information and thus you loose data within that image.  Check your camera settings and when in a situation where you are photographing important images (such as family portraits, landscapes, animals etc), put your camera setting in the RAW format. I normally leave my camera in the RAW format a majority of the time and only switch to a combination of RAW & JPEG when I am taking snapshots of family get-togethers. I like having the option of having the RAW just in case I captured that awesome one of a kind shot but also the JPEGS in case I want to easily email multiple unprocessed images to family members.

Following is an image that I actually purposefully over-exposed for this demonstration (and as part of three exposure HDR...a technique we teach in our workshops) As you can see, it looks like it should be immediately thrown away. The highlights are completely blown out. (the saving grace is that the shadows have great detail)

 

Blog Photo/Zion Over ExposedBlog Photo/Zion Over ExposedA screen shot of my image in Capture One before I digitally processed it.

This is a screen shot of my image in Capture One before I digitally processed it.

 

Since I shot this in RAW, I was not too concerned about what could be done in post processing...especially since I use Capture One for my RAW processing. So after making some very minor adjustments with the exposure, contrast, highlight, shadows, clarity and structure, color editing and vignetting my image looked like this:

 

Blog Photo2 Zion Capture OneBlog Photo2 Zion Capture OneAfter making some initial adjustments in Capture One, this is the resulting image.

After making some initial adjustments in Capture One, this is the resulting image.

 

At this point, I can continue refining the RAW image with the additional settings and then export and take into onOne's Perfect Photo Suite to finalize the post processing adjustments.

 

If you feel you have some great images that can benefit from post-processing but you don't have the time or desire to do the work yourself, I do offer commission work.  In my commissions, I will take your image, post-process it and then have it printed on either stretched canvas or aluminum and ship it directly to you. Please inquire about my pricing. If you do have the desire to learn how learn more about post-processing or photographing better images, we have a few different workshops coming up in 2014 that will teach you how to take your images to the next level.

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Simple Tips to Great Photos http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2014/11/simple-tips-to-great-exposure Ever wonder what makes for great photos?  Often, the general population will rely on the camera settings to do most of the work but to understand what these settings are will help you to take better photos.  I will cover Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO.

Aperture


Aperture controls how much light enter the camera through the lens.
The more open your aperture, the shorter the depth of field.
The more closed your aperture, the greater the depth of field.
An f-stop such as f/4 will have a more open aperture and thus a very short depth of field.
An f-stop such as f/32 will have a more closed aperture and thus a longer depth of field.

 

 

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"The Fiddler"

A large aperture (same as a small f-stop) created a very shallow depth of field. I wanted just the end of the fiddle in focus with the fiddler being recognizable but blurry. My intention was for the eye to focus on the curl.

 

Desert ViewDesert View "Desert View"

An f-stop of about f/22 keeps the foreground to the background in focus.



Shutter Speed


Shutter Speed controls how long the light entering the camera exposes the sensor.
The faster the shutter speed, the sharper the image. (as long as you are in focus)
Rule of Thumb: try not to hand hold anything less that 1/60 of a second.
Shooting at a slower shutter speed requires a tripod or a way to brace the camera. Even the strongest and steadiest of people can still cause camera shake when pressing the button.
If you have a tripod and a cable release, you can have as long of a shutter speed as you want.
If you want to stop the action, such as a dog running, choose a very fast shutter speed.
If you want to blur the action, such as with a waterfall, choose a very slow shutter speed.

 

The Narrows 10457 - Vivian 1st Birthday Zion National Park  "The Narrows"

Long exposure led to a nice cotton candy effect to the water.

ISO


ISO numbers measure how sensitive the camera is to light.
Lower ISO #'s such as 100 and 200 mean the camera sensor is less sensitive to light
Higher ISO #'s  such as 800 and 1600 mean the camera sensor is more sensitive to light.
Lower ISO's mean you will have less grain or noise in your images
Higher ISO's mean you will get more grain or noise in your images.
I keep my ISO at 100 most of the time unless I am in a situation where it is too dark and I need to get a stop action photograph.

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New Classes Added http://www.christinehauber.com/blog/2014/11/new-classes-added

New Class Date: April 11-12, 2015

Perfect Photo Suite 9 Crash Course 

 
 

After selling out our Scottsdale class in November and a Tempe class in December, we have added another new date for our 2-day Perfect Photo Suite 9 Crash Course class. The new class will be on April 11&12, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona.

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Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 11 & 12, 2015
Location: Executive Training Solutions, 1500 N. Priest Dr., Suite 123 in Tempe, AZ 85281 right near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Click for directions.
Skill Level: Any. No prior experience with Perfect Photo Suite 9 is necessary. Class Size:Class is limited to 15 students
Status: Registration is open.

Join Perfect Photo Suite experts Matt Suess & Christine Hauber during their 5th Crash Course in the past year on Perfect Photo Suite – one of our favorite photo enhancement software packages. Details and registration can be found here.

 

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