– Photoshop –

Post Processing Photography Workshop

As a landscape photographer, my work has and always will be imagery of literal moments in time. However, in this age of digital photography, knowing how to effectively use post-processing software is essential in refining and essentially ‘developing’ RAW files. Just as the darkroom was used to develop film, so too must RAW files be developed. This Photoshop course is designed for beginners and intermediate photographers who want to understand the basics of Photoshop including using Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), layers, masks, local adjustments and exposure blending all in order to create clean and professional looking imagery.

Overview/What to Expect

For those who have had a workshop with me out in the field, you’ll know I don’t make composite photo’s (different photo’s blended together from seperate moments in time to make a fictional scene). My aim is to always get the shot right ‘in camera’, so my philosophy on image editing is simply to ‘develop’ what has been captured in a RAW file. Sometimes this may require blending of multiple exposures to capture the large dynamic range of a scene, focus stacking for infinite depth of field, focal length blending for perspective correction or in most cases, simple contrast and levels adjustments in order to make a photo look and feel as it did when capturing it. 

Knowing what is possible in Photoshop and having a comfortable understanding of certain techniques can revolutionise the way you think and can vastly transform the way you shoot out in the field. During this course, I will share with you my entire post processing workflow and my understanding of light and how it influences thought and emotion in visual art. 

We will develop a single file from start to finish with everyone being able to follow along step by step with the same photo. I’ll show how to manually blend to exposures together in order to capture high dynamic range scenes (no more need for filters!), how to save photos for the web/social media as well as for print. I’ll also share techniques on working with colour and soft light, how to brighten and darken selected areas within a photo (local adjustments) and also share methods used to edit night photo’s. I’ll also go around one-on-one and assist you with processing some of your own photo’s, offering critique and technical feedback. I’ll have an assistant with me the entire time ensuring everyone is getting full help and attention.

As with my photography, I am completely self-taught when it comes to post-processing. My techniques are both simple and effective and can be learned and applied quite easily, establishing a solid foundation for the way you think and create, both out in the field and in the digital darkroom.

If you want to bring out the best in your work, learning the essentials in post-processing and demystify Photoshop in an intimate classroom environment, than this is the course for you.  

 

 

Details

Date: Saturday, January 13th 2018
Location: Mantra Hotel – Wollongong NSW, Australia 
Group Size: Maximum of 10 participants
Duration: 5 hours – 10am-4pm with a break for lunch 
Skill Level: Suitable for beginners and intermediates 
Price: $330+GST includes morning and afternoon tea. 

 

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Photoshop workshop

Examples And Techniques Taught 

 

 

Photoshop before/after

Fast and simple adjustments to reduce haze, increase contrast and correct white balance. This can be achieved simply within 1-2 minutes by hand, no automated procedures. 

 

 

 

Edith Cavell sunset

Single exposure with simple contrast and white balance adjustments. 

 

 

 

Fitzroy, Patagonia

Single exposure, processed twice and blended for focal length correction, in order to make the mountain appear as it did to the eye and overcome the pin cushion effect of wide angle lenses.  

 

 

Lupins and mountain scene, New Zealand

Two exposures blended together. A faster shutter used to freeze the lupins that were blowing around in the wind, a second exposures than used to blur the water movement and capture the large depth of field in the rest of the scene.  

Sunrise in the New Zealand Wilderness

Two exposures shot one after the other and used to capture the full dynamic range. One faster exposure for the highlights in the centre and an second, longer exposure used for the rest of the scene. 

 

If you have any questions about this workshop or would like to reserve a place, please contact me via the button below. 

 

 

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