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PHOTOSHOP - USING NEW TECHNOLOGY IN A TRADITIONAL WAY
DESIGN YOUR OWN WORKSHOP
THE I-PAD EXPERIENCE
NIK SOFTWARE IMAGE EDITING COURSE
REAL DE CATORCE WORKSHOP
EX-HACIENDA JARAL DE BERRIOS EXCURSION
SAINT MICHAEL CELEBRATION
XOCHIMILCO THE ISLAND OF THE DOLLS

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DIGITAL CAMERA WORKSHOP WITH JO BRENZO 

You have a new digital camera or one that you would like to have more control over!  This 4-day workshop will cover the many different camera functions, with an emphasis on learning how to control your camera. The goal of this class is to have you understand and become comfortable with your camera through lectures, demonstrations, assignments and critiques.


WORKSHOP HOURS: THREE MORNINGS, 11am-2pm + ONE FULL DAY
TUITION: $2,557 pesos ($155 dollars) 
JANUARY WORKSHOP:  11th - 11th
FEBRUARY WORKSHOP:  8th - 15th
MARCH WORKSHOP:  14th - 17th
APRIL WORKSHOP:  4th - 7th
MAY WORKSHOP:  16th - 19th
JUNE WORKSHOP:  13th - 16th
JULY WORKSHOP:  11th - 14th
AUGUST  WORKSHOP:  8th - 11th
SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP:  5th - 8th
OCTOBER WORKSHOP:  10th - 13th
NOVEMBER WORKSHOP:  14th - 17th
DECEMBER WORKSHOP:  5th - 8th
WORKSHOP  SIZE:  Limited to 4 PARTICIPANTS
WEBSITE:www.acdphoto.com or www.facebook.com/academiajbrenzo / and www.facebook.com/classesunlimited
E-MAIL:  acdphoto@yahoo.com
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PHOTOSHOP - USING NEW TECHNOLOGY IN A TRADITIONAL WAY


In this three-day, hands-on workshop you will learn how to create traditional images with Photoshop. This is not a workshop to teach you glitzy tricks or graphic applications. Working on class-provided images, the emphasis will be to do in Photoshop what has traditionally been done in the darkroom. Through step-by-step instruction and repetition, you will learn cropping, exposure control, contrast, color control, saturation, dodging and burning the professional way, making basic selections and sharpening images.
WORKSHOP SIZE: 2 PARTICIPANTS
TUITION: $1,897 pesos ($110 dollars)
JANUARY WORKSHOP: 18th - 20th
FEBRUARY WORKSHOP: 15th - 17th
MARCH WORKSHOP: 28th - 30th
APRIL WORKSHOP: 11th - 13th
MAY WORKSHOP: 23rd - 25th
JUNE WORKSHOP: 20th - 22nd
JULY WORKSHOP: 18th - 20th
AUGUST WORKSHOP: 15th - 17th
SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP: 26th - 28th
OCTOBER WORKSHOP: 17th - 19th
NOVEMBER WORKSHOP: 21th - 23rd
DECEMBER WORKSHOP: 12th - 15th
REGISTRATION: Contact Jo Brenzo at 011 52 (415) 154-5366 or 152-1442 evenings
WEBSITE:www.acdphoto.com or www.facebook.com/academiajbrenzo / and www.facebook.com/classesunlimited
E-MAIL:  acdphoto@yahoo.com
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Design your own workshop

If you are interested in a particular class that is not scheduled on the program or on your dates of interest, we also offer personalized workshops given by Jo Brenzo and/or her staff. A minimum of 4 students is required to schedule a course.

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THE I-PAD EXPERIENCE WITH GARY BERKOWITZ

Gary brings excitement and enthusiasm for the creative ways that the iPad apps can be used and combined to enhance and embellish your photos.
GROUP OR PRIVATE CLASSES
CLASS HOURS: 11am - 5pm (with lunch break)
TUITION: $1,190 pesos ($85 dollars)
CLASS SIZE: Limited to 4 PARTICIPANTS

REGISTRATION: Contact Jo Brenzo at 011 52 (415) 154-5366 or 152-1442 evenings
E-MAIL: acdphoto@yahoo.com
WEBSITE:www.acdphoto.com or www.facebook.com/academiajbrenzo / and www.facebook.com/classesunlimited
E-MAIL:  acdphoto@yahoo.com
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Javier Barras  

NIK SOFTWARE IMAGE EDITING COURSE

Discover new and fun ways to create amazing images using NIK software's suite of seven powerful plug-ins. These programs work within Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Aperture, or Lightroom and enable you to quickly and carefully optimize your images without complicated selections or layer masks. I will first show you how and then let you use the plug-ins to selectively adjust images using NIK's U-point technology. We will cover in depth all seven programs: “Define” to reduce digital noise; “Viveza” to adjust tone, texture, and color; “Color Efex Pro” and “Analog Efex Pro” use filters to produce simple yet dynamic photo conversions; “Silver Efex Pro” the best program to convert to and then adjust black & white images; HDR Efex Pro to merge images into and then edit high dynamic range captures; and “Sharpener Pro” to properly sharpen your images based on size, media, and printer. Private classes are available in 3 hour sessions for 1400 pesos per session.
REGISTRATION: Contact Javier at +52-415-149-3453 or Jo Brenzo at 011 52 (415) 154-5366 or 152-1442 evenings
WEBSITE:www.javierbarras.com/ or www.facebook.com/academiajbrenzo / and www.facebook.com/classesunlimited
E-MAIL:  frescofotosma@gmail.com
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REAL DE CATORCE WORKSHOP WITH JO BRENZO

APRIL 15 - 19, 2016


Take a walk back in time with photographer Jo Brenzo as you explore with her the remnants of the glorious past of the mining town of Real de Catorce. One of the richest silver ore towns in San Luis Potosi which brought luster and fame to the region. And after you have filled your lens with a town that time had forgotten be ready to get blown away with magnificent scenery as you take a horse ride up the mountains into the holiest shrines of the Huichol nation or Wirikuta as it is known by their descendants. You may not reach la Quemada but the clouds and view as you approach it will give you a sense of why the locals say that that is the place were all life begun and hold it and protect it with all their soul. A jeep ride is also available for those less intrepid folks.
Take this opportunity to experience and photograph , ´ Real de Catorce´ with its streets that cover centuries of history with its old buildings and surrounding mines. Be prepared to be invaded by a sense of past as we walk through the steep and narrow streets.

DATES: APRIL 15th -19th, 2016 (4 nights)
TUITION: $10,560 pesos ($640 dollars)
LIMITED TO 5 PARTICIPANTS
TUITION INCLUDES: Instruction, transportation & hotel for 4 nights
E-MAIL: acdphoto@yahoo.com
WEBSITE:www.acdphoto.com or www.facebook.com/academiajbrenzo / and www.facebook.com/classesunlimited
E-MAIL:  acdphoto@yahoo.com
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EX-HACIENDA JARAL DE BERRIOS EXCURSION


This is one of the most impressive of the ancient haciendas in all of Mexico; it is an outstanding, incredibly large, and beautiful baroque hacienda . The origins of it go back to the 16th. century. In 1890 Juan Isidro Moncada y Berrio inherited what had been the marquis´s mansion and converted it into the house, that with its faint traces of color, is the building which; you can now see in its ruinous splendor. It is possibly the most important hacienda of Colonial time that is located two hours from San Miguel de Allende. Photographically speaking, the architectural detail provides a variety of shooting possibilities and the changing light allows the photographer to capture different aspects and moods. This is a site that can be visited and revisited for a wide range of results. This excursion is open to serious photographers working at all levels.
TUITION: $1,897 pesos ($110 dollars) (includes transportation , lunch & admissions)
JANUARY EXCURSION: FRIDAY, January 15th, 2016
FEBRUARY EXCURSION: SATURDAY, February 13th
MARCH EXCURSION: SATURDAY, March 26th, 2016
APRIL EXCURSION: MONDAY, April 25th, 2016
MAY EXCURSION: SUNDAY, May 22nd, 2016
JUNE EXCURSION: SATURDAY, June 13th, 2016
JULY EXCURSION: FRIDAY, July 8th, 2016
AUGUST EXCURSION: FRIDAY, August 12th, 2016
SEPTEMBER EXCURSION: FRIDAY, September 9th, 2016
OCTOBER EXCURSION: Friday, October 14th, 2016
NOVEMBER EXCURSION: SATURDAY, November 26th, 2016
DECEMBER EXCURSION: SATURDAY, December 9th, 2016
EXCURSION HOURS: 8:00am - 6:30pm

EXCURSION SIZE: Limited to 6 PARTICIPANTS TUITION: $1,897 pesos ($110 dollars) (includes transportation , lunch & admissions)

REGISTRATION: 
Contact Jo Brenzo at 011 52 (415) 154-5366 or 152-1442 evenings
E-MAIL: acdphoto@yahoo.com
WEBSITE:www.acdphoto.com or www.facebook.com/academiajbrenzo / and www.facebook.com/classesunlimited
                    
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SEMANA SANTA PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
with Jo Brenzo

MARCH 20th - MARCH 28, 2016


PREPARATION - REVIEW - SLIDE PRESENTATION - SHARE

Easter is not just a one-day event in San Miguel, but Semana Santa, a holy week, full of tradition, processions, and re-enactments. Let Jo Brenzo, who has lived, photographed, and conducted workshops here for over twenty years, be the key that opens you and your camera to the possibilities of creating strong visual images of these sacred events. PREPARATION: Jo will prepare you for the technical demands of photographing moving subjects and working in various lighting situations. Moreover, as a result of her experience, she can suggest “best” locations and times for optimal results. For each event , Jo will suggest different places to be and what to expect in each different location. You will leave the session knowing the pros and cons of where to go to get what you want. Participants are welcome to use their choice of cameras, including “point and shoot.” but should have a working knowledge of their equipment. Questions will be answered and problems solved as needed during the workshop.
REVIEW: After the events and you´ve taken all of your photos, each participant will receive an individual session with Jo. At this time you and Jo will review all images and select those you want to contribute to the group slide presentation.
SHARE: Each participant will be able to invite guests for a special slide presentation. There is also the possibility of creating an online book.
TUITION: $350 dollars
INSTRUCTOR: JO BRENZO
WORKSHOP SIZE: 4-8 PARTICIPANTS
REGISTRATION: Contact Jo Brenzo at 011 52 (415) 154-5366 or 152-1442 evenings
E-MAIL: acdphoto@yahoo.com
WEBSITE:www.acdphoto.com or www.facebook.com/academiajbrenzo / and www.facebook.com/classesunlimited
E-MAIL:  acdphoto@yahoo.com
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SAN MIGUEL ARCHANGEL

The locals go all out to celebrate their patron saint San Miguel Archangel. The festivities include a variety of events, all outstanding photographic opportunities. Groups carry suchiles, large floral arches made of cactus and flowers and place them in front of La Parroquia. The Alborada, the largest fireworks display of the year consists of unique fireworks, beautiful, creative towers called castillos. Once lit, flowers, crosses, and animals momentarily light the night sky. Some twirl, some break away from the towers, streaming colors as they fly through the air. Besides the fireworks, the Voladores de Papantla set up their tower in the Jardin, the main plaza. In colorful costumes, they hang upside down and twirl to the ground in this ancient traditional ceremony. Mojigangas, larger than life-sized puppets, dance and sway. There are two lively parades with conchero dancers, making their own music with shells on their ankles. They wear elaborately beaded costumes, masks and feathered headdresses. Regional dancers and floats parade in the streets.
What a spectacle of photographic opportunities! How to capture compelling images amid all the action? Let Jo Brenzo you. She has lived in San Miguel for twenty years and knows how to find the best locations for taking your photos, as well as provide you with tips on how to deal with moving subjects, jostling crowds, and shooting in low light conditions.
Classroom time will be scheduled around the various events so that Jo can cover technical camera issues as needed. Participants should arrive with a working familiarity of their cameras. Before each shoot, Jo will discuss the potential and pitfalls of photographing for each particular event.
Review: After the events and you´ve taken all of your photos, each participant will receive an individual session with Jo. At this time you and Jo will review all images and select those you want to contribute to the group slide presentation.

INSTRUCTOR: JO BRENZO
WORKSHOP SIZE: 4 -6 PARTICIPANTS
TUITION: $350 DOLLARS
REGISTRATION: JO BRENZO 154-5366 or acdphoto@yahoo.com
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REGISTRATION: Contact Jo Brenzo at 011 52 (415) 154-5366 or 152-1442 evenings
E-MAIL: acdphoto@yahoo.com
WEBSITE:www.acdphoto.com or www.facebook.com/academiajbrenzo / and www.facebook.com/classesunlimited
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XOCHIMILCO / THE ISLAND OF THE DOLLS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

        

Arriving early in the morning at Xochimilco, just south of metropolitan Mexico City, be prepared to enter another world.
 Have your camera ready to capture the hustle and bustle as the dock “wakes up.”  Boarding one of the many colorful launches, you can capture the water and shore activities in the morning light.   Crossing the locks, another world opens before you, bringing you closer to nature with a variety of birds and lush vegetation, as well as passing by working farms with domestic crops and animals. The destination floating through these channels of water, whose origins date to pre- Hispanic times, is the Island of the Dolls, a unique photographic and emotional experience.  there will be plenty to photograph, as well as photographic challenges.  Jo will be available to help you with any problems that you might have.
 A picnic lunch is provided on the launch, and the return trip is made in the afternoon light.  Nearing the dock, the morning tranquility is transformed into a festive floating party with launches galore filled with food, music  and flowers.
INSTRUCTOR:  JO BRENZO
Jo has led photographic groups to the island of the Dolls, Isla de las Munecas, over the past twenty years.  Her enthusiasm for photographing this very special environment is contagious and has resulted in her book, ´The Lord of the Dolls: Voyage in Xochimilco´ with writer Eva Hunter.
WORKSHOP SIZE: 6-8 participants
WORKSHOP DATES:  JUNE 18th-20th
TUITION: $354 dollars  (includes hotel - 2 nights, launch and lunch on the boat)
WORKSHOP LOCATION:  Xochimilco  (Mexico City)
WEBSITE: www.classesunlimited.com
REGISTRATION: Contact Jo Brenzo at 011 52 (415) 154-5366 or 152-1442 evenings E-MAIL: acdphoto@yahoo.com
WEBSITE:www.acdphoto.com or www.facebook.com/academiajbrenzo / and www.facebook.com/classesunlimited
E-MAIL:  acdphoto@yahoo.com
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