Never Surrender Productions


Digital Post-Processing with Harold Davis

***Weekend seminar limited to sixteen participants with the author of The Photoshop Darkroom***

When: Saturday, July 18 from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday July 19 from 10:30AM to 6:30PM

Where: San Francisco area, location to be announced

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Curriculum: The Saturday session starts with an orientation and covers topics including:

  • Processing RAW files
  • Workflow
  • Multi-RAW processing,
  • Layers
  • Masking
  • Noise reduction
The Sunday morning session introduces hand HDR (High Dynamic Range) and explains a variety of HDR and HFR (Hyperfocal Range) techniques.

The Sunday afternoon session introduces LAB color and demonstrates a variety of techniques including:

  • Channel blending operations
  • Selective sharpening in LAB
  • Creative options using LAB color
Students will have ample time to use the techniques explained in the workshop on their own images with input from the instructor. The workshop concludes with a recap and suggestions for next steps.

Who should attend: This seminar is primarily intended for digital photographers who have at least basic familiarity with Photoshop and want to learn more about the creative potential of the “digital darkroom”, specifically the hand HDR and LAB color techniques that Harold Davis is known for.

What to bring: Please bring a laptop with the software you use for photo editing. The laptop should be equipped with Photoshop; if you don’t have it please download the trial version to use at the seminar. Please also bring some digital photos in RAW format that you’d like to work on.

Tuition: $345.00 per person. Tuition includes instructional materials, lunch both days, and tasty snacks. Some spaces are still available.

Note: in these tough times we don’t want to turn anyone away because they can’t afford the tuition. There are a few partial scholarships available. Please contact us for more information.

About the instructor: Harold Davis is a renowned photographer whose work has been widely published and collected. His The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing will be published by Focal Press in 2009. Davis's other photography books include The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite & the High Sierra (Countryman/WW Norton), Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers (O’Reilly), and 100 Views of the Golden Gate (Wilderness Press). Harold is well known for his night photography and experimental ultra-long exposure techniques, use of vibrant, saturated colors in landscape compositions, and beautiful creative floral imagery.

Harold says, “I think of myself as a post-film photographer. In my work, I am especially interested in image processing and what happens to a photograph after it leaves the camera and heads to the computer. I see myself as much a digital painter as a photographer. I never want to give up being behind the camera, but I also get a real kick out of sitting hour after hour trying to get the processing of an image exactly right. Life is full of exciting visuals, and as an artist I am never bored.”

Harold writes the popular Photoblog 2.0 at

For more information: For information about the workshop, please contact workshop administration at 510.528.9977 or [email protected].

Registration: You can register for the Digital Post-Processing with Harold Davis seminar by paying the tuition, early bird tuition, or deposit using a credit card or by check.

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Paying by check: Please make your check out to "Harold Davis" and mail to 632 San Fernando Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707. Be sure to include your address, email, and phone along with the check.

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