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Course List

With so many sessions being offered at the 2022 Leonard's Press Pass Summer Workshop, it is difficult to choose which sessions to attend.  Review the sessions listed below to start planning which topics are your must-do's while attending the workshop. More amazing sessions will be released leading up to the workshop!

PERFECT EXPOSURE: F-Stop

Learn about the Aperture, or f-number, the optical system in the camera lens, and how it affects your image. This is also one of the 3 sides of the Exposure Triangle.

 

PERFECT EXPOSURE: Metering

Learn to use the light meter, which is a device used to measure the amount of light. In photography, a light meter (or an exposure meter) is used to determine the proper exposure for a photograph.

PERFECT EXPOSURE: Histogram

Learn to read Image Histograms, which are present on many modern digital cameras. Photographers can use them as an aid to show the distribution of tones captured, and whether image detail has been lost to blown-out highlights or blacked-out shadows.

PERFECT EXPOSURE: Shutter Speed

Learn about the shutter speed, which is the length of time that the film or digital sensor inside the camera is exposed to light and how it affects your image. This is also one of the 3 sides of the Exposure Triangle.

PERFECT EXPOSURE: ISO

Learn about the ISO system, which is used to describe the relationship between exposure and output image lightness in a digital camera and how it affects your image. This is also one of the 3 sides of the Exposure Triangle.

PERFECT EXPOSURE: Histogram

Learn to read Image Histograms, which are present on many modern digital cameras. Photographers can use them as an aid to show the distribution of tones captured, and whether image detail has been lost to blown-out highlights or blacked-out shadows.

PERFECT EXPOSURE: White Balance

Learn how to adjust white balance, the global adjustment of the intensities of the colors (red, green, and blue primary colors). An important goal of this adjustment is to render specific colors – particularly neutral colors – correctly.

SEEING THE LIGHT: Hard Light vs. Soft Light

Hard light and soft light create different visual moods. Learn when to use each one correctly.

SEEING THE LIGHT: Diffusion of Light

Diffused light travels through certain elements (such as a cloud, fabric, or paper), it loses intensity and diffuses. Learn to recognize and use diffused light.

SEEING THE LIGHT: Natural Light

Natural light photography uses the sun as a light source. Learn to see available light from the sun and how it varies with the time of day.

MAKING IT FANCY: Basics of Photoshop

We will teach you the basic tools and techniques of Adobe Photoshop. We will be going over Creating a New Project, Basic Tools, Layer, Filters, and Image Adjustments.

PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE FLY: Phone Photography

Learn the dos and don’ts of phone photography and how to maximize the camera you have with you all the time.

MAKING IT FANCY: Basics of Lightroom

Learn how to use Lightroom Keywording, tag, and sort images. Filter through and find the best photos quickly. Make your look amazing and then duplicate those settings to a bunch of photos in a couple of clicks.

PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE FLY: Phone Editing

Learn how to edit and import images into your yearbook software without losing resolution.

ELITE SPORTS: Stop Action

Learn how to 'freeze action' by using a fast shutter speed and other techniques to stop sports action. We will teach you how to obtain sharp, clear images that show the sport at its peak moment.

ELITE SPORTS: Seeing Light

In this course, we will be exploring ways to see natural light and how to use it to your advantage for both impactful sports images and creative sports images.

ELITE SPORTS: Tell the Story

In this session, we will be looking at ways to tell the whole story. We will discuss how to use multiple images to create a picture story.

ELITE SPORTS: Perspective

Explore different camera perspectives in order to create images that have impact in this course.

ELITE SPORTS: Fluff

"Fluff" is a term used by photojournalist for photos that support the main story. We will learn about these images that bring something extra in this course.

The focus of this session will be verbal and visual theme development. Learn the importance of choosing a verbal theme that reflects the needs of your school and brainstorm ways to carry the theme throughout your publication via visual and graphic elements.

THEME DEVELOPMENT

GETTING STARTED IN YOUR YEARBOOK COURSE: Advisers Only

You're the new yearbook adviser, hurray! Now what? Taught by a current yearbook adviser and teacher at Central High School, this session teaches you about how to get your yearbook class started and how to lay the groundwork for a successful year and book.

ORGANIZE YOUR YEAR: Elementary and Middle School

Don't wait on your portraits to begin your elementary or middle school yearbook. Attend this session to learn how to organize your year and yearbook tasks to ensure that you meet your deadline on time and balance your work load.

OPEN CONSULTATIONS

Drop by during this time to chat about your yearbook publication with our experts. Bounce around theme ideas, brainstorm for next year's marketing plans, or just get some feedback on your current yearbook setup

PICTAVO TIPS & TRICKS

New to Pictavo or just want a refresher? Take part in this session to learn the best tips and tricks of the program. You may just get a secret sneak peek into new things coming your way, too!

WRITE IT RIGHT: Yearbook Copy

Yearbook: When people pay to read your homework. Make sure they get their money's worth by enhancing the level of copy in your yearbook. More words does not always equal better.

LEVEL UP YOUR DESIGN: Elementary and Middle

Ready to graduate your yearbook publication from a scrapbook? Use templates and these design-enhancing strategies to increase the verbal and visual appeal of your elementary or middle school yearbook.

PORTRAIT PAGES BEST PRACTICES

Attend this session to learn how to create interest for your yearbook's portraits and portrait pages. From coverage ideas to design - we've got you covered!

MARKETING STRATEGIES

During this session, you will review a general marketing timeline as well as gain new ideas and strategies in order to successfully sell your yearbook. You will also take part in a hands-on exercise that will allow you to walk away with your first marketing push of the new school year completed and ready for use!

MODULAR DESIGN with Steve Kent

Separate your content and increase interest by implementing modular design practices in your publication. Use strategic packaging of elements and placement of white space in order to enhance the look and usability of your spreads.

DEADLINE MANAGEMENT

Yearbook advisers and staff members of all levels, learn how to better manage your deadlines and plan for success in this session. Hear from other experienced advisers on their deadline best practices and share your own tips and tricks.

TYPOGRAPHY with Steve Kent

Want to beautify your design? Start with your font choice. Learn how to make the best typography choices and utilize font as an element of design in this session taught by industry-leading expert, Steve Kent.

EDITORIAL LEADERSHIP: Students Only

Calling all student editors! We've kicked out your advisers so you can have the floor. Share your best yearbook leadership experiences and hard lessons learned with other student editors in this open forum.

YEARBOOK STAFF MANAGEMENT: Advisers Only

Do you struggle to motivate and help your staff bond and engage effectively throughout the school year? Let's talk about how to maximize their efforts. Staff morale, developing interpersonal skills, and teamwork will all be explored in this session.

YEARBOOK FINANCIAL PLANNING

Take control of your yearbook account by joining this session. We will learn how to better understand your contract, gain ideas for increasing sales and profits, and set budgetary and copy count goals.

Campus Candids for ES/MS

Without a true, experienced yearbook staff at the elementary level, getting enough candid pictures can be tough. Listen to these tips and tricks from some of our top Photographers and Representatives on how to get more and better candid pictures for your yearbook.

"PUT ME IN COACH!": Managing Sports Coverage

Staffs can oftentimes struggle with getting the best sports photos, overseeing photo assignment scheduling, and selecting the best photos for the yearbook. Join this session to get ideas on how to help make yearbook sports photography management a win!

UNDERSTOOD THE ASSIGNMENT: Best of the Best

Review the best yearbook designs, spreads, mods, and copy of the year with us in this session. You may even see your own publication featured!

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