Sunday, July 6, 2014



Lisa Cuchara, MNEC (CT) Applying Textures to Photographs
What is a texture? We know texture when we see it, but when we refer to a "Texture" as photographic tool we mean a photograph that is placed on top of another photograph and then "blended" or adjusted to affect how it is portrayed. "Textures" can be just that, photographs of rust, peeling paint, old paper, etc., but they can also be clouds, bokeh, bubbles, water drops, wallpaper, walls, words, old letters, grass, etc. The specific texture that you pick will affect how your photograph underneath looks, but you have additional choices by changing the blending mode (there are 20 blend modes, but a handful that are commonly used when blending textures) for that texture later. Changing the blending modes alters the way that particular texture interacts with the photograph underneath. .Join Lisa Cuchara as she shows you how to edit some of your photographs to give them a different feel by applying textures to them. Textures can add a mood or a feel to an image; making the photograph softer, warmer, grungier, older, etc. In this intermediate workshop (assumes knowledge of layers and masks) Lisa will show you how to collect your own textures, how to use textures, how to remove textures from part of an image, how to remove color from a texture and change the color of the texture and how to prevent the texture from affecting of the photograph below while leaving the color. (I, 90 min)

A. Cemal Ekin, PhD (RI) Black and White Conversion in Lightroom: Why, What, When, How
Lightroom has offered a new set of tools to digital photographers, including B&W conversion. The obvious tools it offers come with some shortcomings. This session will focus on B&W photography and how to achieve the desired results with maximum effectiveness. Monochrome toning will also be discussed and explained. (I, 75 min)

Sarah Musumeci, MNEC (MA) SELECTIONS - How to Choose and Use Photoshop's Many Selection Tools
Often in Photoshop you may want to make changes to an isolated portion of an image, and you need a selection. In this presentation I will demonstrate the many selection tools and how each one works. We will cover the Marquee Tools, the Lasso Tools, the Quick Selection method, and the Magic Wand - and when they are best used. Then we will move to the more sophisticated Color Range method of selections, selections via masks, and the dreaded Pen Tool. The Pen Tool is one of the most accurate and controllable methods of selections, and will prove to be one of your most used tools in any selection process. Mastering these ‘isolation’ methods is essential in getting the perfect selection needed for the job - in the least amount of time. (B, I, A, 90 min)

Sean Teegarden (CA) Thought Process: A conceptual workflow using Lightroom's Develop Module
Whether shooting personal or professional work, getting the best photograph in-camera is only half of the battle when making a great image. Editing can be daunting work when post processing tools and new technologies are being created at a rapid pace therefore changing workflow habits. In this workshop, we will cover a creative approach to RAW processing using Lightroom's Develop Module for 90% of the images we create. From the fundamentals of basic processing (most used adjustments) to intermediate aesthetic treatments, we will focus on the image from a pre-visualization view where each image has specific goal prior to image import. The goal is to get your images into Lightroom, out to their destination, and get you back to shooting. We will drill down to some of Lightroom's most powerful features and when one might use a tool set in the image workflow. Topics focused on but not limited to: Local Adjustments (Adjustment Brush, Spot Healing, Radial), Correction features (Upright, Noise Reduction, WB Eyedropper), Color FX (HSL Sliders, Curves Camera, Camera Calibration), and when to use Photoshop.. (Sponsored by Adobe) (B, I, A, 90 min)