8:00 – 8:45 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
8:45 – 10:30 INTRODUCTION AND PART 1 - THE INTUITIVE EYE
At a time of rapid technological advancement in equipment, one thing still remains true. The most valuable decisions a photographer can make are those concerned with the image itself—the reasons for making them and ultimately their final appearance. Although equipment is essential to help realize the photographer’s ideas and perception, the development of such skills as visual awareness and design are key to making a good photograph. This presentation will offer an insight into the methods, actions, or processes involved in making them.
BREAK - REFRESHMENTS
10:45—12:15 PART 2 - WORKING WITH VISUAL DESIGN
Design is the single most important reason for the success of nearly every photograph and remains the primary skill necessary to produce effective pictures. A photographer can work without conscious knowledge of any principles, rules, or concepts, because personal taste and sensitivity to visual relationships are much more important. Yet, a thorough understanding of visual design would further enhance the photographers’ potential regarding visual organization. A well-designed photograph, in brief, is the best possible visual expression revealing the essence of “something,” whether it is representational or simply conveying a particular message or theme.
12:15—1:15 LUNCH (Bring your Own or Restaurant in Angus)
1:30—3:00 PART 3 - EMBRACING THE POWER OF POST-PROCESSING
Post-processing opens up a world of creative opportunities, allowing photographers to better express their photographic vision. The technology is readily available, it is easy to use and the results can be remarkable. Following raw development in Adobe Lightroom, Nik Software is an essential part of my workflow. Review some favourite and most useful filters in Nik Software including Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, and Silver Efex Pro 2. Learn to make custom presets to suit your own unique style and discover why it should be a part of any photographer's digital toolbox.
3:15—4:30 PART 4 - INTERACTION OF COLOUR
Studying colour interaction will help you refine your intuition and judgment, allowing a greater understanding of colour’s creative potential. Theory alone cannot develop sensitivity for colour, although having knowledge of it can certainly enhance the experience. The energy of colour—the dynamic factor—is continually influenced and modified by its surroundings. Colour contrasts, which serve to amplify this energy, are one factor photographers need to be most aware of. With enough experience and practice, a photographer can develop an eye for colour.
4:30—5:00 QUESTIONS AND WRAP-UP