TSP-Seminar Horz NS Logo KO finalJoin Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, Tony Sweet, for a refreshing, fast paced, information packed ONE DAY Digital Photography and Software Creativity Seminar!

2014 and 2015 Visual Creativity Seminars

Dec 14, 2014 – Center of Photography, Bloomington, IL

Feb 7, 2015 – Milford Photo, Milford, CT

Feb 22, 2015 – Ace Photo, Ashburn, VA (details TBA)



• All attendees will receive a PDF of useful information and videos of processing tips!


Seminar Schedule

830 – 9  Check in

9 – 10 Compelling Composition (Isolate and Simplify)

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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 it’s essence. 

10 – 11  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 – 12 Panoramic Photography 

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The world of panoramic photography is at your finger tips. First off, 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 @ different focal lengths, metering, and multi-layered stitched pans. It is a panoramic world out there

12 – 1 Lunch Break – on your own

1 – 2 Plug-ins Unplugged

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In this segment, the most used plugins on the market and some others in terms of practical to the more creative use of plugins will be illustrated (Nik, Topaz, Perfectly Clear, AlienSkin, Jixipix, Macphun, Magic Bullet). There is a series of befores and afters illustrating the wide range of creative interpretations available to us.

2 – 3  Adding emotion with Texture Blends

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Texture blending is gaining in popularity and is a wonderful way make your work unique. Various techniques and software options available to achieve Texture Blending will be illustrated. We will be discussing what to look for when applying a texture to an image.

3 – 4  Special In-camera creative effects






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 – 430  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!

430 – 5  Wrap up and Q&A questions – contact