Wednesday, July 9, 2014




Gail Hansche-Godin, MNEC (MA) Basic Camera Operation

Do you have a digital camera but never take it off of automatic? Do you want to learn how your camera works so you can improve your images? Learn about the basic operation of digital cameras so you can take control of your photography. This class will cover basic lighting, ISO, image quality, exposure, white balance, shutter speed and the effects of aperture on your final image. Learn why, when and how to use various modes on your digital camera including various flash modes. Whether you use a point-and-shoot or a DSLR camera, understanding the function of the camera will help you create better images. (B, 60 min)

Rick Cloran, FPSA, MPSA, MNEC (MA) Basic Image Processing
In this program Rick will walk through the key basic steps in processing images. Rick will use Photoshop Elements 9 as an example in this presentation; however, the workflow and adjustments will be similar in other image editing software. The coverage will center on the “Full Editor” in Elements. We will start at the beginning with initial processing on Raw and Jpeg images. Coverage will continue by examining key techniques such as eliminating color casts, setting black and white points in an image, and techniques for dealing with over and under exposure. Core editing tools such as the Healing tools, Clone tool (aka rubber stamp tool), Magic Wand, Quick Select, and Sharpening tool will be explored. We will examine layers and adjustment layers as well as the basic use of layer Blend Modes and masks. We will finish up by touching on sizing and sharpening images for different uses and the often overlooked step of making sure the image is in the correct color space for the intended use. (B, 90 min)

Amy Musinsky, MNEC (MA) Printing quality photos from your home printers for beginners
Learn everything you need to know about how to get quality prints from your home printer. We will discuss what makes a quality print, basic color management, and the different types of inks and papers. Printer settings will be demonstrated. Examples of prints with different papers and settings will be available for comment and discussion. (B, 60 min)