Complete guide to Joshua Tree National Park

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Complete Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Because you really don’t want to get lost out there!

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Photoshop World: A KelbyOne Conference

Photoshop World is a live 3-day creative event jam-packed with hands-on trainings, fun events, networking and opportunities to interact and meet the best instructors in the Photography and Design community. With 6 specialized tracks each day and over 100 classes and live shoots, regardless of your skill level we have the right training for you. Photoshop World 2018 will be held in the Hyatt Regency Orlando Convention Level from May 31st – June 2nd and we guarantee this is the most fun you’ll have learning. But don’t take our word for it, watch the video overview.

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Solar Eclipse Workshops 2017

May 19, 2017

Join Canon Live Learning for our series of Solar Eclipse Photography Boot Camps across the country. These events are designed to help photographers learn how to shoot the eclipse safely and creatively. In our Boot Camps, you will have two opportunities to learn about photographing the solar eclipse — a free lecture/demonstration and an intense hands-on photography workshop.

Register to join us in any of four locations across the United States:

• Costa Mesa, CA
• San Francisco, CA (free lecture only)
• Omaha, NE
• Nashville, TN

A full solar eclipse crossing over from coast to coast is a once-in-a-generation event — an experience you will always remember, but photographing it might not be as simple as it seems. The eclipse will last just about 2 minutes and 30 seconds in most locations and carry the inherent risk of injuring your eyes or destroying your camera sensor.


 

Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Hands-on Workshop
Join Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute or Photography Instructor Dave Henry for an intensive, hands-on workshop on photographing the solar eclipse. This event was designed for the photographer who wants to leave nothing to chance when preparing to photograph the solar eclipse.

In our hands-on workshop, you will learn and practice the essential steps for photographing a solar eclipse:
• How to choose the right camera and lens
• How to mount a solar filter correctly
• How to practice focusing and tracking the sun
• How to create correct exposure using solar filters
• How to exercise personal safety

In addition, you will go through a series of shooting drills where you simulate the 17 steps you will need to take during the 2 1/2 minutes the eclipse travels overhead. There is no room for error with this short time frame, and our drills will help build the confidence you need on August 21st.

After the shoot, you will go back to the classroom where we will work through the steps of post processing your images to export spectacular imagery.

Get Hands-on With The Best Canon Gear
You’ll not only shoot with the best instructors—you’ll shoot with the best gear. Workshop attendees can access a range of Canon “dream gear,” including the latest EOS cameras and lenses, with Canon instructors ready to offer their technical and creative assistance every step of the way.

Try these lenses at our workshop
• EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
• EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
• EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
• EF 200 – 400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
• EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
• EF 400 f/5.6L USM
• Extender EF 1.4x III
• Extender EF 2xIII

What You Will Learn
• General tips & Technique for Solar Eclipse photography — how to plan, what to expect
• How to determine the angle of the sun
• How to put on a solar filter properly
• How to create exposure of a solar eclipse
• Camera settings and shooting techniques
• Sequence drills to help boost your confidence shooting the eclipse
• Safety tips/gear
• Canon equipment considerations from low to high end
• Third-party equipment considerations (tripods & filters)
• Creative considerations — what types of photo opportunities and composition will work best
• What next — what other astro-events to consider shooting?
• What to do with your images after the shoot — editing & printing,

What’s included
• You will have the opportunity to learn and experiment with a range of Canon EOS DSLR Bodies and EF Lenses.
• Expert instruction in the field and classroom from Ken Sklute and support from the Canon Live Learning Team
• Access to the latest Canon gear: L-Series lenses, and Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R, EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 80D bodies.
• 1-2 Professional prints of your work to take home from a Canon Pro Printer

Why Learn with Canon
Canon Live Learning Workshops let you access exclusive experiences where you can develop. In just one day, this fun, hands-on workshop will expand your portfolio, create prints of your favorite images and help you make new friends.

Shoot Side-By-Side With The Pros
You’ll be alongside like-minded photography pros, ready to answer any question —and provide expert advice on how to bring your visions to life, how to maximize your camera’s functions and get creative with lenses.

Personalized Experience
In this intimate setting, you’ll have easy access to instructors as well as the Canon Live Learning support staff. You’ll have all the attention you need to further develop your skills.

Cautions
NEVER look at the sun without accredited and approved solar filtration over your eyes. There are special solar viewing frames that can be used over your eyeglasses or solar viewing glasses for those that don’t wear glasses. Permanent, irreversible eye damage and/or blindness can result in seconds.

NEVER point your camera into the sun without this special solar filter. All camera lenses need an accredited and approved solar filter. Not using a solar filter at eclipse magnifications will ruin your camera in seconds.

NEVER improvise, modify or use general neutral density (ND) photography filters. They are totally insufficient to provide the protection your eyes, and your equipment, need. There are reasons for this that we’ll address in an upcoming article. Buy an approved solar filter. They’re inexpensive and are designed for the task.


Costa Mesa, CA
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Hands-on Workshop with Ken Sklute(Bio)

Date:  July 16, 2017
Length of time: 6 hours (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Cost: $199
Location:
Canon Live Learning Orange County
123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626


Omaha, NE
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Hands-on Workshop with Dave Henry(Bio)

Date: July 23, 2017
Length of time: 6 hours (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Cost: $199
Location:
Omaha Marriott Regency
10220 Regency Circle
Omaha, NE 68114


Nashville, TN
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Hands-on Workshop with Ken Sklute(Bio)

Date:  July 30, 2017
Length of time: 6 hours (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Cost: $199
Location:
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN  37214


 

Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Lecture and Demonstration
Join Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute or Photography Instructor Dave Henry to learn tips and tricks to capture images of the upcoming total Solar Eclipse. Ken or Dave will lead a discussion and demonstration to explain how you can photograph the solar eclipse safely and creatively.

Our expert instructor will take you through a checklist of all the items you will need for a successful eclipse photography shoot:

• What cameras and lenses will provide the best results
• What solar filters you should use and how to select them
• What are practical accessories that will increase your likelihood of a successful shoot
• How to select the best location to photograph the eclipse
• What composition decisions lead to the best results

Most photographers who have captured a solar eclipse say that it can be a life-changing event — but only if you get the shot. Join our free workshop to help improve your chances of creating great photos of the solar eclipse.


Costa Mesa, CA
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Lecture and Demonstration with Ken Sklute(Bio)

Date:  July 15, 2017
Length of time: 2 hours (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
Cost: Free!
Location:
Canon Live Learning Orange County
123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626


San Francisco, CA
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Lecture and Demonstration with Dave Henry(Bio)

Date:  July 20, 2017
Length of time: 2 hours (7:00pm – 9:00pm)
Cost: Free!
Location:
Canon Live Learning San Francisco
201 California Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, California 94111


Omaha, NE
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Lecture and Demonstration with Dave Henry(Bio)

Date:  July 22, 2017
Length of time: 2 hours (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
Cost: Free!
Location:
Omaha Marriott Regency
10220 Regency Circle
Omaha, NE 68114


Nashville, TN
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Lecture and Demonstration with Ken Sklute(Bio)

Date:  July 29, 2017
Length of time: 2 hours (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
Cost: Free!
Location:
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN  37214


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LVAG

Lakes and Valleys Art Guild hosts “Transitions”
14th Annual Fundraiser Event
A Live Auction, Silent Auction and Raffle to support the growth of
Fine Art in the High Desert Communities.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lake Hughes, California July 22nd, 2017 – Lakes and Valleys Art Guild invites Antelope
Valley and surrounding community members to attend “Transitions”; their annual
fundraiser event, on Saturday July 22nd, 2017 from 3-6 pm.
The local nonprofit fundraiser will be held at the Shadowlands Foundation located at
18832 Pine Canyon Rd, Lake Hughes, CA 93532. Tickets can be purchased in advance for
$15 via PayPal (contact us via LakesAndValleysAG@gmail.com) or for $20 at the door.
All funds raised during this event will be used to help nourish artists of all skill levels and
art related events/programs within our communities. Lakes and Valleys Art Guild shares a
gallery space on Lancaster Blvd, to showcase local artists and makes annual donations to
MOAH, MOAH:Cedar, YMCA, Public School Art Programs, Youth Art Scholarships and more.
“I am surprised how many talented artists reside in this area, that I was unaware of, prior
to this event,” said Kathy Stinson, resident of Lancaster CA. “All mediums were showcased;
sculpture, wood carving, jewelry, digital, oils, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, pastel. After
attending the fundraiser, I felt encouraged to pursue my own art. It is an incredibly fun
event, for a good cause.”
This fundraiser will be packed with entertainment; including live music, hors d’oeuvres,
beer & wine (cash bar), live art auction (at 5 pm), silent auction and raffle. Award winning
artists have donated one-of-a-kind original pieces of artwork. Museums, galleries,
amusement parks, casinos, spas, and restaurants have made donations in the past. It is the
event to attend, in support of the arts.
The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild is a member-driven nonprofit organization formed in
2003; dedicated to the artists of the communities within the High Desert in and near the
Antelope Valley. Our members are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds – from
professional artists, and teachers, to those who have a strong interest in, and love for art.
Our goals are to provide support and encouragement to our artists and give them a place to
meet, attend classes and workshops, and to display their work.
It is the goal of LVAG to positively influence the communities.
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Contact: Kristi Arzola, Corresponding Secretary 661-341-2965
Lakes and Valleys Art Guild http://lakesandvalleysartguild.org/
PO Box 87, Lake Hughes, CA 93532 https://www.facebook.com/lakesandvalleysAG/

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Thunder On The Lot

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 23rd Annual Thunder On The Lot returns to the Antelope Valley.  

Thunder on the Lot in partnership with the City of Lancaster kicks off this Friday with the Cruise-In on Lancaster Blvd on Friday, June 9th at 6:00pm.

The Main Event takes place this Saturday, June 10th and Sunday June 11th at the Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park (Formerly Lancaster City Park) on the corner of 10th St West and K-8.

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Jared Platt

Complete Portrait Workflow with Jared Platt

Register Now

Presented by:
Jared Platt
Program:
CLL Orange County
Date:
June 02, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fee:
Free Seminar
Location:
Canon Live Learning Orange County
123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Questions:
canonexperiencecenter@cusa.canon.com

A lot goes into making a great portrait. It starts with perfect light and properly capturing the image, but that is only the beginning. A great image does not exist until it goes through post-production, including selection, color management, adjustments and retouching and of course, publication (digital or in print). You need to execute every task correctly to be successful. Get your workflow down from capture to print with photography lighting and workflow guru Jared Platt. Learn Jared’s workflow as you watch him in action from lighting to capture, to file and color management, through retouching, sharing and printing in a two-hour complete portrait workflow seminar.

This is a Canon Live Learning Event Learn More

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Into the Dark by The School of Light

$300.00

Jump into the world of black and white film photography with our new 4-week Darkroom Foundation course Into the Dark.

In a simple Shoot, Process and Print’ format we will guide you through the steps towards creating beautiful black and white prints from your own negatives.

Working in our purpose built studio and state of the art darkroom with a small class of like-minded enthusiasts, you’ll learn the art and craft behind the resurgence of classic analog photography.

All darkroom materials, chemicals and paper will be supplied. You’ll have your own enlarger for the duration of the course, and all you need to bring is a film camera, some film and your imagination.

Class duration: four weeks
Wednesday Evenings 7 – 10pm
May 31 – June 21, 2017

Venue: 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Please note we are unable to offer refunds or transfers less than 1 month before the start of the course.
Students must be over 16 years. 

Info@theschooloflight.com

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Professional Bull Riders

Antelope Valley Fairgrounds announces the
return of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Touring
Pro Division on the 4th of July

Fireworks Extravaganza to follow the action at 9:30pm

The Antelope Valley Fairgrounds today announced that the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division presented by the Showdown Rodeo, Inc., in partnership with the A.V. Fairgrounds and City of Lancaster, will return to the fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 4th.  Tickets for the Professional Bull Riders competition on sale now at www.avfair.com.

Pro. Bull Riders Reserved Grandstand Seats*:  $30.00, $25.00, $20.00, $15.00
Box Seats
(sold in sets of 6 seats only): $150.00  (call 661-948-6060)
Children under 3 years old: FREE with paid adult
The PBR will be followed by fireworks. 

*A service charge of 10% will be added to each PBR ticket price.

4th OF JULY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
General Admission (grass seating), all ages: FREE
Parking: $5.00
Reserved grandstand seating requires a PBR ticket. Free fireworks viewing areas are located south of the grandstands.  Chairs and blankets for NON-grandstand, fireworks viewing areas are encouraged.  OUTSIDE ALCOHOL, BBQs AND PETS ARE PROHIBITED.

The festivities kick-off Tuesday, July 4th, when the gates open at 4 p.m. The Professional Bull Riders competition will begin at 7p.m.  At approximately 9:30pm the spectacular fireworks show will begin. Live music by Jake Nelson and the Tone Wranglers will be performed throughout the event and Miss Rodeo California, Brittney Phillips, will be available for autographs in addition to great food and shopping.

For Professional Bull Riders information, go to www.showdownrodeo.com.
For 4th of July fireworks information, go to www.cityoflancasterca.org/july 4.
Purchase Professional Bull Riders tickets at: www.avfair.com.

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Photo challenge 500px

Seeking light in nature
500px photo challenge
To celebrate light, photography and our new collaboration, Olympus and Profoto challenge you to explore the depths of photography. Take the opportunity to show off your skills and get the chance to win Profoto and Olympus gear.

On the theme “Seeking Light in Nature”, you can set your creativity free and submit the photo which shows best your ability to merge nature with light.

Read more about the challenge at 500px’s website.

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