PHOTO CLASSES: camera workshops with Tom Dempsey, Seattle

Editing Digital Photography with instructor Tom Dempsey

6-class series on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:15-2:45pm: April 30, May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 in 2018.

Learn how to edit digital images with emotional impact, true to the subject. Because cameras don’t record like your eyes see, we must compensate with smart tonal adjustments in free PolarR.co, Apple Photos, my favorite Adobe Lightroom, or your preferred editor. We’ll cover cropping, color theory, histograms, and tonal editing (exposure, contrast, & Adjustment Brush). We’ll review before and after edits of students’ emailed photo homework. Optionally bring a laptop computer to class.

Sign up at Lifetime Learning Center
(206) 949-8882 or email llc_2000@hotmail.com 
Location: Lake City Presbyterian Church
3841 NE 123rd Street
Seattle, WA 98125

Tom Dempsey teaching photography students at Lifetime Learning Center, Seattle.

Dream Alps Photo Workshop with Tom Dempsey: July 26 – Aug 03, 2019

Master your digital camera surrounded by breathtaking Swiss peaks! Short walks to areas of concentrated beauty make this 8-night Alps tour especially attractive for those with limited vacation time. With a professional Alpenwild guide leading our trip, my time is freed for teaching photographic skills within our cozy group of 6 to 10 participants.

Sign up at Alpenwild.com by early February 2019 for the summer 2019 class. Develop your photographic genius with a pro in Switzerland.

Private lessons in Seattle

  • Jump-start your creative camera skills. Gift photography lessons to yourself, family, and friends. $40 per hour is a bargain for one-on-one lessons with an expert teacher. Sign up for digital photography workshops in the Northgate/Broadview area of Seattle, Washington, with instructor Tom Dempsey. We typically meet one-on-one in a public place such as Panera Bread eatery in Northgate Mall.
  • Email Tom @ photoseek.com or call (206) 372-7673 mobile phone.

From Mannlichen, view Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau, Grindelwald Valley, Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland, Alps, Europe.

Above: The Eiger in Switzerland, by Tom Dempsey. 

Past workshops

Tom taught the following classes at Lifetime Learning Center in Seattle:

  • 2018 Jan 8–Jan 31 for 8 days MW: “Smartphone photography
  • 2017 Oct 31–Nov 16: “Digital Photography on the Go
  • 2017 April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20:  “Editing Digital Photography
  • 2016 November 1–17: “Digital Photography on the Go”
  • 2016 March 28–April 18: “Digital Photography on the Go”

I am an Artist in Residence for Alpenwild.com offering photography workshops in the Alps.

In Summer 2011, Tom Dempsey taught a 5-day Alps Photo Workshop to Venice and the Dolomites Mountains, guided by Gary Scott of Right Path Adventures, DolomitesWalkingTours.com

Images from my book, “Light Travel: Photography on the Go“:


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3 thoughts on “PHOTO CLASSES: camera workshops with Tom Dempsey, Seattle

  1. Virtually by accident, I happened into Tom’s website in time to attend his basic “Light Travel” workshop in Lake City (Seattle), this spring (2016).
    Tom’s teaching style is so versatile that virtually anyone can profit, whether you’re trying to figure out your cell-phone camera, or an advanced enthusiast, shooting a complex DSLR. Tom seems extremely knowledgeable about cameras, post processing, composition, photography technique, and especially “travel photography”. He never talks “down” to a student, yet is unafraid of dispelling photography “myths”, patiently explaining the “why” of everything he teaches and demonstrates. His critiques of images are especially unique, as one never feels “criticized”, or “wrong”, and Tom always helps you feel good about your photography ~ a very encouraging coach! I have to believe that you who are accompanying him on his travel workshops this summer, will be more than delighted.

  2. Absolutely Great – as Usual But VERY QUICK Question. Do you process on an Apple MAC – if so what photographic Processing program do you reccommend? (My daughter has a MAC and is very keen on photography as a career). Thank you – (if you have the time?)

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