Seminars and Training in the Area and On the Internet

Leander recorded his presentation of the first Lightroom workshop basically covering the Library module and importing images. He has uploaded the entire video to YouTube where you may review the presentation if you did attend or “attend” the workshop if you were unable to be at the Workshop. The video is quite long, over an hour and a half. Due to this length, the only way it can be posted is to allow an advertisement at the the beginning. Neither Leander nor the ACC has any control over what is advertised but it’s a minor annoyance. You may view the video by clicking here.

The second workshop covering the Develop Module of Lightroom took place on Saturday, June 30th. Leander again recorded his presentation. If you use or are considering purchasing Lightroom, the features of the Develop Module are covered in detail here.

A new series of Master Class Photographic tips is now available to review at your leisure. Click here to begin.

Here’s a good site for photographic tutorials and answers to common questions. “A Learning Community for Photographers” describes the site pretty well. Cambridge In Color is the name.

At our July 25th, 2011 meeting, Peyton Hale presented a program in slide show format showing his approach to travel and landscape photography.  Because many of the slides contained very detailed information as to his preparations before leaving and the photo equipment he considered essential for a successful trip, these have been uploaded to our web site for you to view at your own pace.  To watch the images one at a time, simply click the thumbnails on the left.  Click here to view the presentation.

The May 24th, 2010 meeting featured a discussion around photographs submitted by various club members illustrating the Rule of Thirds. These have been posted on a video and may be reviewed on line. The second part of the meeting focused on the problems of resizing a photo in Photoshop, Elements or other similar editing programs. There is an emphasis on what exactly is a pixel and how pixels relate to upsampling and downsampling, or interpolation. The topic of JPEG compression is covered in some detail. To view this program, click here and select from the items on the menu. All details are similar to those outlined in the paragraph below.

A series of videos shown at the Club meeting of April 26, 2010 is available to view online for those interested. The initial menu that appears offers 3 choices: “Composition Video”, “Stills” and “Depth of Field”. The first looks at 4 basic rules of photographic composition with narration. The “Stills” is simply a brief look at a series of photographs which were used for discussion and critique. There is no narration in this video. The third, “Depth of Field”, looks at some of the many ways, utilizing different framing decisions, lens choices and aperture settings, of capturing a single scene, with audio. The entire video is in flash format so the Flash plugin is needed (free download). To view a smooth presentation, a good internet connection is also necessary. Click here to view the video.

Wilkes Community College offers several on-line courses of particular interest to photographers. These cover digital camera features, how to use a digital camera and photo editing software, including the Photoshop CS series. For more information and course details and dates, click here.

Don Kimmer has found a site with free video tutorials, focusing on Photoshop CS and Lightroom. There is excellent and informative information here; however, it is for advanced users and those who wish to become advanced. Some tutorials are applicable to Elements users with slight modifications. Click here

There are certainly a huge number of web sites available on photography, covering every topic imaginable, some more of an overview and others go into great detail. Here’s one that covers in a fairly concise form many of the most common questions our members have regarding digital cameras and post processing. For instance, “What is Color Management?”, “Why should one shoot in RAW format”, “How does a sensor work”?, “How do I use a historgram”, etc. It’s a good place to get a “Question-of-the Day” answered. Click here to visit the site.

Updated on January 31, 2013.