Online Photography Classes
Learn to master the craft of Digital or Film photography with Cooksey-Talbott
For years I have run workshops in the Oakland and Fremont area and many local photographers have participated in my programs.
I stopped running paid educational events after some health problems made it difficult to drag the requisite equipment to the venue and conduct classes.
I am returning to offering paid photographic educational opportunities on a distributed basis via Skype and Google Hang Out.
If you want to learn about photography mentoring is an excellent path to take. Mentoring allows you to learn about exactly what you want to know without spending a lot of time on things you may already know or that are not applicable to your specific needs.
I have worked as a photographer since the 70's doing a variety of different kinds of photography ranging from Fashion, Tabletop, Editorial and Commercial to Fine Art Landscapes. I have always printed my own work to maintain quality and am an excellent wet or dry process printer.
Here are some of the topics that I can help you with:
- Zone system
- Using a densitometer to control your negatives
- Darkroom setup and tuning
- Printing procedures
- B&W silver printing
- Large format camera work, slides shifts, swings and tilts
- Panoramic and Stitched Capture
- HDR Capture and Post
- basic through advanced operations
- contrast control
- luminance masking
- color grading
- NIK Plugins
- Digital Output and Color Workflow
- Using ICC Profiles
- Large format printing
If you are interested in mentoring please contact me via e-mail or on the phone at my studio: (510) 742-0548 M-F 11:00 - 6:00PST.
The rates for private instruction via the internet are 35.00 an hour for individual or 50.00 an hour for groups. If you want to rally your friends to help with the cost go for it!
S3 - Photowalk
Free Fun Photo Field Trips - Beginner to Advanced - Fremont's S3-Photowalk Digital Photo Group
The S3 Photowalk Group
The Third Saturday, S3, photography group is a free street level art outreach program sponsored by the Cooksey-Talbott as an adjunct activity to the Fremont Art Association. The group leader is award winning bay area photographer Cooksey-Talbott assisted by the Fremont Artist of the Year Jacline Deridder.
S3 photo walks are on the third Saturday of each month. Activities are free and open to all who are interested in taking photographs and having a good time. You will find skill levels and equipment ranging from beginner to professional at our events.
We go places and some are more difficult then others. Please check the calendar to be sure that you are adequately prepared. We ask participants to sign a liability release for field trips.
The S3 photo group is a very diverse group. We are trying to have something for everybody so please feel welcome to come and participate.
You can get more information on the S3 program and photography classes through our free online forum at http://s3-photowalk.com.
If you are interested in photography please join our free photo group on Ning and share your pictures. "Like" us on Facebook and participate in an ongoing free photographic art appreciation program and discussion.
All of these S3 activities are FREE. On the longer trips folks will throw in some money for gas but if you are short of funds or a ride that is strictly not a problem.
We welcome you to come on out and join us for a good time!!!