Saturday, October 8, 2011

CAP Fall Seminars

Connecticut Association of Photographers, Inc.


Fall Seminars

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Holiday Inn, 201 Washington Ave., North Haven, CT

Expand Your Photographic Knowledge!

Photoshop Elements; Photoshop CS4/5; Lightroom

• These are Lectures, NOT Hands-On Workshops

• You can choose one session or two different topics; $25 per session

• If you attend a morning AND afternoon session (total of $50) you will receive a complimentary lunch.

• If you wish to attend one session only, optional lunch is $12

• Each session is limited to 15 attendees, so sign up early!

• Morning session 9:00 - 11:45; Afternoon session 1:15 - 4:00; Lunch 12:00-1:00


Send Reservations and Check to: Tom Cuchara, 60 Braeside Drive, Hamden, CT 06514

Questions? Contact Tom at

Each seminar is $25 for CAP members. Registration Deadline October 29, 2011.

Morning Seminar Choices (Circle One) $25

Photoshop Elements Photoshop CS4/5 Lightroom $_______

Afternoon Seminar Choices (Circle One) $25

Photoshop Elements Photoshop CS4/5 Lightroom $_______

Lunch with Two Seminars $ FREE!

Lunch with One Seminar $12 $_______

Name ________________________________ Phone Number _________________

E-mail Address _______________________________________________________



Photoshop Elements 9 presented by Hazel Meredith, MNEC

You've bought your first copy of Adobe's Photoshop Elements. Now what do you do with it? This seminar will review the basic functions of the program and help you organize, find, and edit your images. Hazel will be demonstrating using version 9, but the techniques apply to most versions of Elements.

She will begin with downloading your photos from your memory card to the Organizer in Elements. She will review the workflow of your image, beginning with Layers - why they are important and what they do. Next, she will demonstrate basic editing techniques - cropping, resizing, straightening; fixing color and lighting; fixing "problem" areas (reducing wrinkles, zapping blemishes, enhancing eyes); a few basic filters; and finally, sharpening. In the afternoon she will move in to some of the more "creative" techniques -- combining photos (changing the sky or background); frames; adding type; using masks (new in Elements 9) and more.

Photoshop CS4/CS5 presented by Lisa Cuchara, MNEC

Lisa will discuss the use of Photoshop as a tool in the “digital darkroom”. She will demonstrate “non-destructive” editing techniques. She will walk you thru layers and adjustment layers (levels, hue/saturation, color balance, black & white, etc.) and demonstrate some popular editing tools (such as crop, clone, patch, heal, content aware fill, sharpen). In addition, she will show you how to apply an effect to a selected area of your photograph. She will introduce you to masking via a simple approach of learning how to make a black and white and color image. The morning session will cover layers and siome of the basic editing tools while the afternoon will explore selective editing and masks. Once you learn how to mask your post-processing will be taken to a whole new dimension! You can sign up for BOTH sessions

Please note that this is NOT a hands on workshop, you do NOT need to own a laptop in order to attend. It is designed to inspire and motivate and teach. You may choose to bring your own laptop pre-loaded with Adobe Photoshop CS4 or CS5, but there are NOT helpers there to help you if you get stuck. Images will be given to the attendees if you wish to follow along and/or practice later. This workshop assumes that you have basic computer skills and know how to navigate around your computer, how to open and save files, minimize, etc. You may choose to share your computer with a spouse or friend.

Lightroom Workflow Strategy presented by William Barnett, MPSA, AFIAP

This course is for photographers with some experience with Lightroom 3, but who don’t feel comfortable using it to its fullest. To sign up for this course you should own Lightroom 3, have it installed on your computer, and have used it, even if only briefly. The course will consist of a combination of lecture, discussion and demonstration.

The course will emphasize workflow strategy for using Lightroom to organize and improve your photographs. The emphasis will be on what Lightroom can do for you rather than a detailed discussion of specific controls which are better learned from an online video course or a book. We will also discuss in some detail image organization and backup, topics not strictly about Lightroom, but necessary to use Lightroom to its fullest.

To get the most out of the course you should spend some time working with the Lightroom 3 installation on your own computer before attending. Be sure to bring a notebook and pens to take notes during the course. Come prepared to discuss a variety of topics including: do you shoot JPEG or raw and why? How do you name and organize your images? How to you backup your images? How do you deal with your images when traveling? There will be lots of opportunities for questions related to Lightroom during the course so be sure to write down questions you want to discuss and bring them with you.

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