As the title suggests, and as many of you will know, Glenn is an absolute master of Photoshop, i addition to his many other talents. Glenn has been a professional photographer for over twenty years. He has won the prestigious Kodak European Gold award on no-less than three occasions and also been named Kodak portrait photographer of the year and Bippni Northern Ireland Photographer of the year 2010. Holding Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Art & Design and Interactive Multimedia Design, Glenn is also an educator and faculty member at the Metropolitan College, Belfast.
Happy New Year to you all! To kickstart the second half of the season Barry will take us through Photoshop, showing us his skills at a more intermediate level. He will walk us through various techniques, explaining the process along the way.
As always, we look forward to seeing you there.
This week our very own Vice-Chairman Barry Lau ARPS will cover the fundamental tools, techniques and workflows for using Photoshop CS6, including the Photoshop desktop, getting images into Photoshop, moving around an image, tips for using Photoshop to enhance your images, and an introduction to layers and layer masks.
Coming up this week, we have another guest speaker, Glenn Norwood.
"Glenn Norwood has been a professional photographer for over twenty years. He has won the prestigious Kodak European Gold award on no-less than three occassions and also been named Kodak portrait photographer of the year and Bippni Northern Ireland Photographer of the year 2010. Holding Bachelor of Arts degree's in both Art & Design and Interactive Multimedia Design, Glenn is also an educator and faculty member at the Metropolitan College, Belfast"
We are delighted to welcome Glenn to the club to chat about "My Process of Image Making" and how he uses various photoshop techniques and skills to produce truly amazing results.
This week in the club we have our "Photoshop/Lightroom workflow - Raw to Print" night.
I will demonstrate the full workflow which you will be able to apply to any image such as correcting colour (white balance), adjusting exposure, levels, curves etc. We will then move onto more advanced techniques such as layer masks and touch on compositing. I will cover terms that you often hear such as bracketing, over-exposing and under-exposing.
If anyone is wondering how to do a particular process, whether its adding a new layer mask, how to resize an image, send an email across and we will try to accommodate this on the night.
Coming up this week is a hands on demonstration on Photoshop and Lightroom, discussing basic skills and giving advice on improving your photos.
We will be covering the basics - exposure, levels, curves, saturation, sharpening, resizing and much more. Images that will be used on the evening will be supplied to members during the week. If youwant to follow step-by-step during the demonstration don't forget to bring your laptop along. We will also touch on the importance of screen calibration and the use of the Club's very own ColorMunki!
By the end of the evening you should be able to go off and practice on your own photos for the following week, which is Round 1 (OPEN) of our NIPA competition!
We actively encourage all members, old and new, to enter into these rounds and receive feedback from our experienced judges. The judges will offer constructive advice in such a way that will only help to improve your photography time and time again. If you are not comfortable with submitting a print, then why not enter a DPI (Digital Projected Image)? Instructions will be given on how to do this on Thursday.
We look forward to see everyone on Thursday!