2017

2017 Workshops and Classes

This marks our 5 Year Anniversary for the First Monday Events!!!

Welcome to our 2017 workshops schedule.  Please note, some of these will be updated as dates are confirmed, however, if you see a date listed, then that date is firm and you can go ahead and register.

First Monday Events – Click here

Workshops

 Speedlights 101

Time and Date:  TBA – please contact us if you are interested in attending this in the spring (April or May , 2018)
Theme:  How to get the most out of your speedlight (aka shoe-mounted or battery powered flash)
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522-1027
Cost:  $99

So You Got a New Camera!  Now What?

Time and Date:  Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Theme:  What do all those settings mean and do, and which ones to use in any given situation.
You will take better pictures after this class.
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522-1027
Cost:  $50  Click here to register.

First Monday Events

 

These events are on the first Monday every month.  The normal start time is 9:00am, and usually last for 2 hours (unless otherwise noted).

November 6th, 2017 – First Monday Event

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Theme:  Creative Studio Lighting  (model:  Victoria)
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522-1027
Cost:  Free
Bring:  Your camera, tripod, remote shutter release, memory cards, charged batteries, MODEL RELEASES.

 

December 4th, 2017 – First Monday Event

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Theme:  Video Training Day
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522-1027
Cost:  Free

 

January 1st, 2018 – First Monday Event

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Theme:  Breakfast Foods & Discussion about 2018 First Mondays
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522-1027
Cost:  Bring something to share – recommendation – donuts, bagels, pastries, etc.
Bring your camera and let’s take some pictures while we much on food and talk about 2018.

Past Events in 2017

 

 

August 7th, 2017 – First Monday Event

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Theme:  Streams and Rivers
Location:  Corbett’s Glen (Penfield, NY) – meet at the tunnel on the park side.  Bring a tripod, ND filter in addition to your camera equipment.
Cost:  Free

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Allen’s Creek

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Two Girls Walking in the Creek

July 3rd, 2017 – First Monday Event

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Theme:  Smoke Bombs Part II – we did it in 2015, let’s do it again.
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522-1027
Cost:  Free (bring your own smoke bombs – available at local fireworks stands)

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Model: Victoria
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Models: Victoria and Jeremy

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Model: Victoria
Photographers: db walton

Studio Lighting for Glamorous Results

Time and Date:  tentative date – June 10th, 2017, noon to 5pm.

Theme:  Dramatic lighting without breaking the bank – come photograph a beautiful model using dramatic lighting, and see how it can be done for under $20.  (We’ll expand to more expensive lights during the workshop, but we’ll start with the basics.)

MODEL – To be announced – We will have a model to pose for us.  We will light headshots, upper body and full body shots.
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522-1027
Cost:  $129 (includes model’s fees)

Here are a couple of photos from our Glamorous Results workshop:

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Model: Alice Antoinette

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Model: Alice Antoinette

June 5th, 2017 – First Monday Event

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Theme:  Photo walk – street photography
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522-1027
Cost:  Free

Here’s a couple of pictures from June’s Photo Walk:

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Sister Missionaries at the Book of Mormon Publication Site

Shoot-n-Play May 2017

This was a last minute, let’s do a Shoot-n-Play… (See what you’re missing when you don’t keep up with our website!)

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Models: Cas & John
Shoot-n-Play

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Model: John
Shoot-n-Play

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Model: Cas
Shoot-n-Play

A Step Above the Others by Offering Paintings

Time and Date:  May 20th, 2017, Saturday
Theme:  Be a step above the others by offering commissioned paintings. Corel Painter 2017 is an amazing software package that allows you to paint (verses running a filter) portraits. In this course you will learn how to get started with Corel Painter and some tips to help you learn how get up to speed as a digital painter artist.

Brent will also address how to sell a painting to a client. He will talk about the dos and don’ts when offering paintings to clients, as well as pricing.
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street Palmyra, NY 14522-1027

Required:  Laptop with Corel Painter 2017 installed and working (students may download a 30-day trial, but should do so the week before the class and to make sure it is working), Note taking materials, A few full-size jpeg photographic portraits of someone they want to paint
Cost:  $99 advanced registration through PPA  (Contact us and we’ll contact you when registration opens.  At the door price will be MORE, so it is important to pre-register.  Open to both PPA and non-PPA members.)

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Lips – PPA Loan Collection

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Before the Bath

March 6th, 2017 – First Monday Event

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Theme:  Model Shoot
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522-1027
Cost:  $20/photographer
This month is natural light photography.  Plan to photograph our models using window light.  While a tripod is not required, it is strongly recommended.

Here’s one of our models…

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Model: Angela

April 3th, 2017 – First Monday Event

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Theme:  DIY reflectors
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522-1027
Cost:  Free

May 1st, 2017 – First Monday Event

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Theme:  Swap Meet
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522-1027
Cost:  Buyers Free, Sellers: $10 for a small table, $20 for a large table, or 10% on the commission table

Join us for the first ever First Monday Swap Meet.  If you want to purchase photography equipment, come and buy what others are selling.  If you are a seller, here are your options:

  1. Rent a small table and chair for $10
  2. Rent a large table and chair for $20
  3. Bring your own table free
  4. Put what you want to sell on the consignment table and let us sell it for you.  We’ll keep a 10% commission.*

*This is if you don’t have enough items you’d need a table.  If your item doesn’t sell, we expect you to take it home.  Abandoned items at the end of the swap meet will be disposed, donated to a charity, or sold at our discretion.  

January 2nd, 2017 – First Monday Event

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Theme:  Training Videos
Location:  Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522-1027
Cost:  Free

Past Events in 2017

January 4th, 2016 – First Monday Event
Theme:  Annual Kick-off Breakfast
In the past we have had two breakfasts a year – October and April.  Starting in 2016 we will have one breakfast in January, and use the extra Monday to do a shoot.
Location:  Yellow Mills Diner, Route 31, Macedon, NY
Cost:  Talk is free, but bring about $5 to $15 for your own breakfast.

February 1st, 2016 – First Monday Event
Theme:  Model Shoot

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Our Model

Location:  213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522
Cost:  $20 per person (payable cash at event)

Here’s a photo from the 2/1/2016 event:

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Film Noir First Monday Event

 

March 7th, 2016 – First Monday Event

Theme:  Miniature World – Bring something small like a pocket watch, Matchbox car, a jewelry item, etc.  Also, bring your camera, and if you have a macro lens, bring it too.  This shoot will require a tripod for the best results.
Location:  213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522
Cost:  Free

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Small Object Photography – 3/2016 First Monday Event

April 4th, 2016 – First Monday Event

Theme:  Build a Snoot/Light Modifier for your Flash Gun (aka Speed light, strobe, etc.)  Bring your on-camera flash gun and a couple of tubes of superglue.
Location:  213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522
Cost:  $5 for materials

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Flash Snoot

May 2nd, 2016 – First Monday Event

Theme:  Bottle Shoot  – Bring your snoot and other portable lighting items because we are going to light bottles.  Think of beverage advertisements and things like that.  Bring a bottle you want to photograph

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Perfume Bottles

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Painting Based on the Bottles Photographed

Location:  213 W Main Street, Palmyra, New York, 14522 (we will carpool and drive)
Cost:  Free

June 6th, 2016 – First Monday Event

Theme: ROAD TRIP – We are going to drive east on NY SR 31.  This will be a 9am to dinner time event!  We will coordinate drivers and riders prior to the event.  Bring money for lunch and dinner.  After dinner, we will return to our homes.
Rules:  Car 1 will drive until something photo worthy is found.  They will pull over, all cars will stop and everyone gets out and takes pictures.  Car 2 will now become Car 1, and Car 1 will bring up the lead.  We will do this until dinner time.  We will stop at the first burger joint we come to after 12pm, and at 5pm, we’ll find a place for dinner.  After that, we’ll turn around and head back home.
Location:  213 W Main Street, Palmyra, New York, 14522 (we will carpool and drive)
Cost:  Free (except for what you personally spend on meals and snacks)

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Road Trip June 2016

July 4th, 2016 – First Monday Event

Theme:  Patriotism
Location:  213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522
Details: Yes, this falls on the 4th of July, but come the morning of the 4th and we’ll take some pictures of SMOKE BOMBS and things patriotic.
Cost: free

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Pink Smoke

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Multi-Color Smoke

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photo by Joann Long

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photo by Paul Bardotz

August 1st, 2016 – First Monday Event

Theme:   A Walk in the Woods – Bring your camera equipment and a bottle of water (for hydration).  We’re going to take a walk in the woods and photograph nature.  Tripod optional.  This adventure can accommodate any type of lens from wide-angle to telephoto — it all depends on what you plan to photograph.   Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bug repellant.  (For that reason (bugs) it is recommended you wear long pants and long sleeve shirts.)
Location:  213 W Main Street, Palmyra, New York, 14522 (we will carpool and drive to our destination 2 miles away)
Cost:  Free

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Boy on a Bench

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Mom and Son Walking in the Woods

September 5th, 2016 – First Monday Event (Note this is on Labor Day)

Theme:  Street Portraiture with Speed Lights
Location:  213 W Main Street, Palmyra, New York, 14522 (we will be walking with our equipment.)
Cost:  Free
Note:  Volunteer Models needed.  e-mail brent at dbwalton.com for details.

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3 Speedlights Put to Use

 

2016 Workshop

Our 2016 Workshop was fantastic!

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Landscape Painting from 2016 Workshop

In case you missed it, here’s the details about the workshop.  If you are interested in future workshops, give us a call.

September 13th-16th, 2016 – 4-Day Workshop 4-days of intense hands-on instruction –

The ALL NEW 4-Day Workshop:
Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm,
Tuition:   $649.99
Pay-as-you-go Tuition:  Equal monthly installments with 100% due by 9/1/2016.  Late fee is $50 if not paid-in-full by 9/1/2016.
Location: Beckwith Mansion, 213 W Main Street, Palmyra, NY, 14522
Class size is limited. Lodging at the Beckwith Mansion (www.beckwithmansion.com) available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Other lodging available nearby.
Photography to Art – Turning your photographs in to art!

Click here to register:  http://www.dbwalton.com/store/2016-workshop/

Day 1 – Shooting for Reference

– Photograph a model for your painting.  (Yes, you will work off your own photograph, not an instructor supplied photo.)

  • Helping the client get in to their comfort zone
  • How to pose women
  • Posing men
  • Posing 2 or more people
  • Dynamic posing
  • Setting the set

Day 2 – Preparing Your Image

  • Background, subject and secondary objects
  • Adding colors to highlights and shadows
  • Adding additional elements to your image (textures, graphic elements)

Day 3 – Working Your Creation

  • A Workflow that works and saves time
  • Finishing touches that will separate your images from other photographers’ images
  • Image presentation

Day 4 – Dazzle your Audience and evening reception

  • Well prepare for an open house and reception where you’ll be the star

Pre-requisite for this workshop:

  • A digital SLR with a hot-shoe and/or an x-sync socket
  • Good working knowledge of your camera – Av/A, Tv/S, M modes, how to white balance in the camera, etc.
  • A light meter and/or flash meter (optional, but recommended)
  • Laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed and working
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Corel Painter X3 or 2015 or 2016 installed and working
  • Media Chance Dynamic Auto Painter installed and working
  • Knowledge of opening, retouching and saving images in Photoshop
  • Knowledge of importing and exporting images in Lightroom
  • Wacom tablet (REQUIRED)

To register, click here and add your choice of overnight accommodations to the cart.  (If you are staying elsewhere, choose “No Lodging Required”.)  The $649.99 for the workshop does NOT including lodging.  Lodging is extra.  All rooms at the Beckwith Mansion use a shared bathroom.  Meals are not included.

Refund policy:  No refunds if you cancel, however, you may transfer/sell your slot to someone else upon our approval.  If we cancel, will will give you a full refund.

October 3rd, 2016 – First Monday Event

Theme:  Autumn Harvest – details to be announced later
Location:  213 W Main Street, Palmyra, New York, 14522 (we will carpool and drive to our destination 20 minutes away)  If you want to meet us at Lagoner Farms in Williamson (6895 Lake Ave) be there around 9:30am.
Cost:  Free

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Front Porch

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Peppers

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Mint in a Bucket

November 7th, 2016 – First Monday Event

Theme:  Abandoned – details to be announced later
Location:  213 W Main Street, Palmyra, New York, 14522 (we will carpool and drive to our destination 2 miles away)
Cost:  Free

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Old Flour Mill