We just recently presented at NECCC's extensive three-day photography conference held each July at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. Click here to view the 2009 Conference Detail & Program Schedule. or here to download the 2009 Program Schedule as an Excel file (a PDF version is also available on the Next Conference page.). About 1200 attendees were at this conference and we gave this talk three times over the course of the weekend.
The program that we presented was entitled: Basic Photoshop: Where Do I Begin? by Lisa and Tom Cuchara (CT)
Lisa and Tom will discuss the use of Photoshop as a tool in the ‘digital darkroom’. In this basic Photoshop program they will demonstrate (and take the mystery out of) ‘non-destructive’ editing techniques. They will walk you thru adjustment layers, show you some of the most often used filters (Sharpen, Blur, Artistic) and demonstrate some popular editing tools (Crop, Clone, Patch, Heal, Dodge, Burn). In addition, they will show you how to apply an effect to a selected area of your photograph. This introductory program is designed for people who are computer literate but new to Photoshop.
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We had a great time at the conference, teaching, learning, the comradery with fellow photographers, etc., etc. Everyone leaves feeling very motivated and pumped about photography. We have been attending this conference (the 64th annual) for the past ten years and this will be the third time that we presented a program there. Last Year we presented "Layers and Masks: White Reveals, Black conceals" and three years ago we presented "Digital Workflow: in the field and at the computer".