Scheduled Workshops

Workshops open for registration:

How AI is Changing Photography - Sat May 4, 2024 12:00 AM (New York time zone)
Registration is only $24.95
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is RAPIDLY changing the world of photography.

In a matter of months, photography has undergone a paradigm shift with the emergence of generative AI. Gone are the days when images were solely captured through lenses. Now, we can transform mere text into captivating 'photographs'. The past year has been just the beginning, merely scratching the surface of the boundless potential that AI holds for photography.

This captivating presentation spans approximately 2 1/2 hours, delving deep into the realm of the various aspects of AI in photography. Discover the essence of AI, explore the various types of AI that intersect with photography, and unlock insights on leveraging these powerful tools to their fullest potential.

Prepare to be provoked by thought-provoking inquiries that challenge conventional wisdom. Together, we will uncover new perspectives you may not have yet contemplated.

I will demonstrate some of the AI options available to photographers today. Gain valuable insights into the diverse applications of AI, including the groundbreaking AI features in Photoshop's retail and beta versions, alongside a range of other cutting-edge AI tools. We'll look at how these tools can be combined to create a whole new world of creativity.

Embrace the future of photography with AI as your ally, as we navigate this transformative journey together.

If you take pictures, this should be an eye-opening event!

Some actual comments about this presentation:
KUDOS for the very best presentation I have ever watched!!!
IMHO one of the best prepared and impressive presentations I have ever seen Bert and I have seen many thousands.
I can't thank you enough for your presentation. It was clearly one of the best presentations that any of our invited speakers has offered over the last few years. I hope you will be open to future invitations to speak to our club.


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Masking in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw - Sat Jun 8, 2024 12:00 PM (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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