COMMERCIAL and FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY • GRAPHIC DESIGN

Hal Gage offers a variety of workshops on photographic and computer topics. He has worked as a professional photographer for more than 30 years. He is an award-winning photographer, well-recognized for his art and commercial photography. He has taught photography and computer skills for more than 20 years. His workshops and classes have become staples among new and seasoned photo enthusiasts alike. Check back for updates and new offerings or sign up below for updates on current and future classes and workshops.

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Workshops and Classes

2019

Adobe Lightroom CC Classic

TBA (5:30 to 8:30pm)

Fee: $250

(private classes also available)

Having a hard time finding that one image? Want to know the best workflow for processing your RAW files? This class lifts the veil on Lightroom and its powerful inner workings. Learn to import images like a pro, tag images with keywords and metadata for easy searches, process RAW files to pull the most out of them, configure and create jpgs, tifs and psd files for use outside of Lightroom (email, printing, post processing in Photoshop). This 4-night class will give you strong work habits and explain with in-class hands-on demo files how to efficiently use Lightroom. Learn tips and tricks of better looking images, portrait retouching, database searches, and much more. Classes run 2 nights a week for 2 weeks. Class booklet and example files provided. Participants must have a laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom CC Classic installed.

For more info, contact Hal Gage.

 

 

Over the past several years I have taken numerous classes and workshops from Hal Gage. I have found his teaching style to be the best I have encountered. Hal explains the work flow in a well defined manner that is easy to follow and understand. He welcomes questions without intimidating the asker and will go out of his way or spend time after class to make sure the material is understood. JWN

I use Lightroom everyday…. I learned more in 1 ½ hours with [Hal Gage], then I learned in a day long class [with other teachers]. Susan Serna

Adobe Lightroom

Organize and process your digital files

Night Photography

Learn to Photograph Fireworks. Carnival Lights, and Fire Dancers

Fee: $250 (plus a $25 lab fee, paid separate at the time of the class), February 11, 15 16, 22, 23

This 2 week, 5 night course covers setting up your camera for night photography, the type and use of camera equipment needed to create great nighttime photos, and tips on composing dynamic pictures. Get practical techniques for capturing fireworks, cityscapes, and artificially lit ice sculptures. Learn to paint with light and create action blur effects.

This class coincides with Fur Rondy 2015, providing opportunities to photograph fireworks, and lights of the winter carnival. We'll also work with live fire dancers at various locations

For more info, contact Hal Gage.

Night Photography

Photographing People and Places at Night

From the first time that I took a class...from Hal Gage, he has peaked my interest in improving my photography. Hal has a very relaxed teaching style. He is patient, considerate of beginners and on up. Hal loves teaching, passing on his passion of photography.... Lisa

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Adobe Photoshop CC

TBA (5:30 to 8:30pm)

Fee: $250

(private classes also available)

Want to take your digital captures to the next level? Want to know what to do with your "hero" images? Want to make composites of images that are sure to wow your viewers? Find out what's new in Photoshop CC. This 4-night course will help you learn how to unleash the power of Adobe Photoshop. intergated with Lightroom, you'll learn the basics of layering and masking, inside tips on effectively stitching images together for panoramas, creating HDR (high dynamic range) images without all the fuss. You will come away with a working knowledge of compositing images, selective exposure and color adjustments... all in a non-destructive workflow. Classes run 1 night a week for 4 weeks. Class booklet and example files provided. Participants must have a laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop CS6 or CC installed.

For more info, contact Hal Gage.

Adobe Photoshop

taking your images to the next level

I have greatly enjoyed attending Hal Gage’s photography workshops. Hal is a kind and patient teacher and freely shares his knowledge and expertise with the workshop attendees. I’ve learned many new skills and techniques and am looking forward to attending more of Hal’s workshops. I highly recommend him. Susan Serna

Bird Point

Photographing Alaska's Winter Coastal Landscapes

March 9, 10

Fee $75

Hal Gage leads this annual two-day winter landscape photography workshop in the heart of Turnagain Arm, Alaska. Situated 30 miles south of Anchorage, Bird Point is one of the most unique locations and one of the last remaining untouched coastal estuaries on the Turnagain Arm. Hal Gage has been photographing there for three decades.

Participants will explore the ice-covered tidal flats, sea ice formations, and glacial carved rocks of this very unique area. Topics covered in this workshop: composition, conceptualizing an image, exposure, equipment usage, and practical considerations of working on the tidal flats. All levels are welcome.

Dress warmly with sturdy snow boots and pants. Bring your camera with extra (fully charged!!) batteries, wide-angle and telephoto lenses, and tripod.

For more info, contact Hal Gage.

Bird Point

winter coastal photography

[Hal Gage's] workshops are designed for one-on-one instruction, which makes it very helpful for novice and advanced photographers.... Each workshop with Hal is different and there are plenty of opportunities to learn and discover new things in this field. Sanjana

Bird Point

Photographing Alaska's Summer Coastal Landscapes

August 3, 4, Saturday and Sunday

Fee: $75

Hal Gage leads this annual two-day summer landscape photography workshop in the heart of Turnagain Arm, Alaska. Situated 30 miles south of Anchorage, Bird Point is one of the most unique locations and one of the last remaining untouched coastal estuaries on the Turnagain Arm. Hal Gage has been photographing there for three decades.

Participants will explore the low tide silt flats, glacial carved rocks, seas of sedge grass and unique rock formations. Topics covered: composition, conceptualizing an image, exposure, equipment usage, and practical considerations of working on the tidal flats. All levels are welcome.

Dress in layers. Bring your camera with extra (fully charged!!) batteries, wide-angle and telephoto lenses, and tripod.

For more info, contact Hal Gage.

Workshop Completed

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Bird Point

summer coastal photography

Photo by Hal Gage

Maclaren Glacier and the Denali Hwy

luxury back country expedition

Maclaren River remote cabins

Denali Hwy, Alaska

Saturday thru Monday, August 31, September, 1, 2

Fee: $650

We're shaking it up a little this year. Maclaren Glacier (accessed from mile 42 of the Denali Hwy) is a remote glacial valley accessed by an exciting 30 minute jet boat ride. The glacier is a 5 mile hike from camp with spectacular views and access to the ice. This is my favorite time of year on the "highway," peak time for golds, reds and browns blanketing the valleys and mountain sides. We'll have opportunities for Northern Lights and star photography and finish with a canoe ride back down river for lunch at Maclaren River Lodge. The rustic camp site is complete with canvas sided cabins on platforms with cots, mess hall, and a latrine with one of the best views in Alaska! This 3 day, 2 night trip is fully catered with gourmet meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Three-day workshop fee: $550 (lodging, transportation from Maclaren and meals included).

Bring your camera, tripod, sleeping bag, warm clothes and hiking boots, and get ready for a great weekend of photography.

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For those wishing to do more sight-seeing along the 138-mile Denali Hwy, add Friday and Tuesday (Aug. 30 and Sept. 3) to the trip. Book a room at Tangle River Inn on Friday night and at Alpine Creek Lodge on Monday night to extend this trip. We'll explore the valleys, lakes, and ancient eskers (winding gravel hills) left behind from the receding glaciers.

To make it a 5-day trip just add the cost of lodging and meals at Tangle River Inn and Alpine Lodge. Call for reservations.

For reservations contact:

Tangle River Inn (907) 822-3970  for September 2.

Alpine Creek Lodge (907) 743-0565 for September 5.

Camping and RV spots are available at both locations.

 

 

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