Digital Photography and Software Creativity Seminars

Digital Photography and Software Creativity Seminars

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Join me for a refreshing, fast paced, information-packed day shooting and post-processing instruction. See below for a schedule of upcoming seminars and a summary of what we’ll cover during the day. All attendees will receive a pdf of useful information and videos of processing tips and techniques.

2017 Visual Artistry Creativity Seminars

NOVEMBER 5 – Myrtle Beach Camera Club Presentation and field shoot.
 Please contact Joanne for details.


NOVEMBER 18 – Gateway, Natick, MA.
                             Please contact Paul Smith for details.


Seminar summary – Content varies depending on group requests.

8:30 to 9:00 am: Check in

9:00 to 9:50 am: Compelling Composition (Isolate and Simplify)

2 min. exp.
Line, shape, form and flow are only a few of the components which work together to create compelling composition. In this presentation, many compositional techniques (traditional and creative) are illustrated and discussed, the point being to help you to think in terms of distilling the subject down to its essence.

10:00 to 10:50 am: Flower Photography

Flowers have always been a favorite subject with photographers, painters and visual artists. Soft lines, curves, color and translucency lend flowers to infinite interpretations. Along with many image illustrations, equipment, lenses and set ups are illustrated.

11:00 am to 11:50 pm: Panoramic Photography

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The world of panoramic photography is at your finger tips. First, it is possible to create great panos hand held, with no tripod. Photoshop’s Photomerge can create the composite and you’re good to go. However, for more advanced panoramic photography, hardware is needed and will be addressed, as well as nodal points, amount of overlap needed at different focal lengths, metering and multi-layered stitched pans.

12:00 to 1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:00 to 1:30 – Product raffles!

1:30 to 2:20 pm: Plug-ins Unplugged!

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In this segment, the creative use of the top plugins will be illustrated (Nik, Topaz, Perfectly Clear, AlienSkin, Jixipix, and OnOne), including a series of “befores” and “afters” demonstrating the wide range of creative interpretations available.

2:30 to 3:20 pm: Adding Emotion with Texture Blends

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Texture blending is gaining in popularity and is a wonderful way make your work unique. We’ll explore various texture blending techniques and software options, as well what consider when applying textures to an image.

3:30 to 4:30 pm: Special In-Camera Creative Effects

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Although software is one of the great driving forces in modern digital photography, there are manly creative effects that can be accomplished in-camera, depending on the camera’s capabilities. Techniques such as HDR, multiple exposures, swipes, Infrared, light painting, and extreme long exposures will be illustrated.

4:30 to 5:15 pm: iPhone and Mobile Phone Photography


This final portion of our day will introduce you to the incredible possibilities of using mobile phones for serious work. All apple apps are available on the iPad, so even if you do not have a iPhone, but have an iPad, you can import the photos and have use of all of the incredible apple apps to optimize your images. Essential apps, processing techniques, creative recipes, and printing tips will be shared!

5:15 to 5:30 pm: Wrap up and Q&A

Questions? Contact Susan or Me.

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