Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dragonflies with Paul Ritchie.

Ever wanted to know more about Dragonflies? In this short film, Paul Ritchie, a photographer explains the best ways to get photographs of the very fast moving and elusive animals. https://vimeo.com/135806639

Sunday, August 23, 2015

PPA Super 1 Day Applying Textures to Photographs

PPA Super 1 Day Applying Textures to Photographs

Super 1 Day Photography Workshops
Super 1 Day Photography Workshops. For two weeks in October, dozens of studios across the country will invite attendees to join daily workshops featuring portrait and wedding photography, posing and lighting, digital retouching and workflow, and sales and marketing strategies. It's a chance you won't want to miss—a full day of photography education brought to you by fellow professional photographers. All photographic classes will be held October 5-19, 2015, so you'll be able to find one that fits your educational needs and your schedule! Register for a $99 Super 1 Day class online by September 29, 2015. After September 29th, registration must be done on-site (space permitting) for $120. FYI, 100% of the payment goes to PPA, not to me :-)

Hamden CTApplying Textures to Photographs
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Course #CT01
Lisa Cuchara
Texture is that extra something, that signature trademark that can really set a photo apart. In this workshop, Lisa Cuchara discusses how to use texture as a great photographic tool to enhance your images.

Watch and learn as Lisa shows you how to apply various textures to your own images and discover the difference they can make! Explore the different moods, feeling and emotions you can elicit from a photo just by using this technique. Discuss the differences in the textures, what blending can do and how your selections can make the picture warmer, softer, more antiquated, grungier – whatever direction you want to take the image!

This workshop is a great experience for intermediate level photographers who want to go delve further into the concept of texture. You'll learn how to collect and use your own textures, how to remove them from part of an image, and how to manipulate color within a texture. Gets hands-on as you take photos to use as textures and walk the process all the way through from beginning to end.

Course Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera, laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed, Wacom tablet (recommended by not required)

BREA Studios
2911 Dixwell Ave
Suite 108
Hamden, CT 06514
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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Applying Textures to Photographs

Applying Textures to Photographs with Lisa Cuchara, PhD, MNEC, HonNEC

Applying Textures to Photographs with Lisa Cuchara, PhD, MNEC, HonNEC

When: 19 Aug 2015 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: 2911 Dixwell Ave, Suite #108, Hamden CT 06514

Spaces left: 3

Non Member – $49.00 (USD). This registration is for anyone who is not a member of PPANE.

PPANE Member – $25.00 (USD)

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 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. Bring your computer, with Photoshop CS6 or CC installed. Participants should have a working knowledge of basic Photoshop, and of basic layers and masking. Files and notes will be provided.