Scheduled Workshops

Workshops open for registration:

Masking in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw - Sun Jan 7, 2024 12:00 AM (New York time zone)
Registration is only $24.95
Masking is one of the most powerful tools in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. It allows you to make local adjustments – e.g., selectively apply adjustments to specific areas of your images – which can be used to dramatically improve your images.

Adobe keeps updating the masking features in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. This presentation teaches how to take advantage of the latest masking options in Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw (in Photoshop).

I will teach you how to use masking in a way that creates natural and professional-looking results. There is a PowerPoint presentation interwoven with live demonstrations using both Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW (masking is the same in both products). This will allow me to walk you through the process of masking step-by-step and to answer any questions that you may have.

If you want to learn how to use masking to enhance your photos and create professional-looking results, I encourage you to sign up for this workshop. I will teach you everything you need to know about masking in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, and I will provide you with the tips and tricks you need to use masking effectively.

I will finish up demonstrating the powerful masking in Photoshop and comparing it to the masking in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.

We will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • What is Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)?
  • The Interfaces – Lightroom vs ACR
  • What is "masking"?
  • AI masks
  • Manual masks
  • Flow and density
  • Automasking
  • Displaying masks
  • Adding to a mask
  • Subtracting from a mask
  • Intersecting masks
  • How to best use masking
  • Renaming masks
  • Creating Adjustment presets
  • Auto resetting sliders
  • Process version
  • Menu options
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Masking Examples
  • Things to be aware of
  • Masking in Photoshop and how it differs from Lightroom and ACR


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Macro and Close-up Photography - Sat Feb 3, 2024 12:00 AM (New York time zone)
Registration is only $19.95
Learn a new photography skill and discover a whole new realm of artistic expression in this 90-minute online class.

Learn the essential knowledge and skills needed to capture stunning macro and up-close images. This class is appropriate for beginners looking to explore the world of macro photography or experienced photographers wanting to take their images further.

You'll learn about the equipment, lighting, techniques, and creative approaches that make macro photography so rewarding. We’ll show you how to get started shooting spectacular macro images without having to invest in expensive equipment. You'll also learn about depth of field, one of the most important concepts in macro photography, and we’ll even explain how focus stacking can be used to achieve truly remarkable macro images.

Participants are provided with a copy of the PowerPoint slides and the presentation will be recorded. Attendees are provided with a private link to the recording to review as often as they like..

Topics include:

  • What is Macro/Micro photography?
  • What is close-up photography?
  • Why shoot macro?
  • Macro gear
  • Macro focusing
  • Lighting options
  • Background options
  • Using color
  • Getting creative
  • Thinking out of the box
  • Depth of field issues with macro
  • Shooting with different focal length lenses
  • How diffraction affects macro images
  • An introduction to focus stacking
  • Summary

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