Instagram? Over It. Learn Real Photo Editing from a Professional

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She's going to come up with a lot of fun ways to get back at you for this, mom.
Hey hipster. Stop shooting shit with your iPhone and pretending you're artistic. We're over it -- you and your incessant snapshots of your carefully laid out "best moment ever" scenario, replete with a "Toaster" or "Kelvin" filter.

You too, Crafty Moms. Your baby isn't any cuter in black and white -- not even with that hot pink color pop on the ridonculous bow on its headband, dwarfing its pudgy body like some rhinestone-encrusted mitre.

You're going to start a pretend photography business with its own Facebook page and everything, aren't you? God help us.

Still think you got the chops? Here's a good way to find out, after the jump.

Photographer Charles Cramer will be on hand at Sun to Moon Gallery on Friday January 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a one-day workshop covering Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW in Photoshop. Influenced heavily by the work of Ansel Adams, the pianist-turned-photographer Cramer produces vivid landscapes, inspired by and fostered through the natural luminescence of flowers, leaves, water and clouds found in the hidden coves of Yosemite and at the edge of red rock canyons. Initially trained in the fickle and often heartbreaking dye transfer print process -- in which prints are formed by removing all color and meticulously replacing it in gradual, numerous, precisely exposed sheets similar to screen printing -- Cramer began using digital tools in the mid-'90s to create resplendent prints with sharper, more well-controlled and "more accurate" colors. Through his expert knowledge, you'll learn how to make the most of your shadows, pulling out an intense glow by "orchestrating" the light in very dark images. You know, like the ones you took of your roommate sleeping. What.

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Charles Cramer
Don't forget to check out Cramer's exhibition at Sun to Moon Gallery.
If you can, bring a laptop with Photoshop or Lightroom to follow along with provided sample files. But don't worry if you don't have the gear, as you watch the maestro at work during the lecture and take home the materials for practice later.The cost is $240, payable by check, MasterCard or Visa, and that includes lunch.There are only 15 spots available, so don't delay and call 214-745-1199 to enroll. While you're there, check out the exhibition Charles Cramer: Illuminated Prints, which features a wide variety of Cramer's landscapes -- all glowing, all color popping, no traumatized babies.

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11 comments
Brentney Hamilton
Brentney Hamilton

Here's the plan: anyone offended by this oh-so-inadvertently scurrilous article should email their website, newsletter, events list etc., to the Mixmaster editor, jamie.laughlin(at)dallasobserver.com..com. She's always looking for great, underground local talent. Put your art where your mouth is.

As for Mr. Cramer, you can check out his exhibition at Sun to Moon Gallery, running from January 12 through February 11. See for yourself, as any independent and critical thinker would.

 

Matthew
Matthew

Who knew hipsters were so whiney? Grow a pair, guys. 

David Wilson
David Wilson

Maybe the first sentence should have been "Hey fellow hipster"? Or maybe the article shouldn't attempt to equate the artistic merits of photos taken on an iPhone with those that were edited with Camera RAW (but not Photoshop?) or Lightroom. I wonder how much Mr. Cramer's workshop actually benefits from this piece.

Iphone "hipster-ette"
Iphone "hipster-ette"

Not a fan of your way of catching the attention of your audience.  I'd be more interested if I was assured that the asshole who wrote this article won't be there to judge my inexperienced hand at photography.  Sorry asshole some of us don't have the money to buy the camera, lighting material, and other miscellaneous "necessitates" it takes to make those pictures of trees look museum worthy.  So go ahead and bash us middle class IPhone users some more.

C'Mon
C'Mon

With people like the fine person who wrote this article championing his cause I am sure he is going to be real confused as to why no one shows up.

Brentney Hamilton
Brentney Hamilton

The tone was geared at those of us who, unfortunately, take ourselves a bit too seriously. Myself included. Sorry you can't laugh at yourself.

If you'd like to learn more about an artist who is incorporated his iPhone, and similar democratizing technology, into his *fabulous* repertoire, check out Frank Lopez.

http://www.dallasobserver.com/... 

Brentney Hamilton
Brentney Hamilton

To get your attention, so you can learn about Mr. Cramer's workshop. I love the Instagram and my own delicately orchestrated "best moment evers." 

David Wilson
David Wilson

I would recommend Damon Winter, third place winner of the Pictures of the Year International for his Hipstamatic photos of soldiers in Afghanistan that ran in the New York Times. Not sure if he took a class on shooting landscapes, though, so who knows how legit he may be,

Brentney Hamilton
Brentney Hamilton

*has incorporated. Please excuse the typo - I'm an asshole who can't use a keyboard properly. 

Iphone "hipster-ette"
Iphone "hipster-ette"

Oh contraire mon ami, I love to laugh at myself I would just prefer not to be laugh at by you.  You are perfectly capable to ignore my hipster ways, yet they fuel your anger towards us in this article published on a site that our collective finds humorous, but somewhat outdated in its cynicism.  Anyhoo, Cheers.

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