Class No 808 – fee $420

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION

Tutor: DAVE WETHEY

Participants on the digital camera workshops in the past have long asked for a follow up session including key aspects of post production work. This is it.

This course will offer a refresher to camera and composition technique but the main focus will be looking at some of the options that are available for enhancing and using images. It will include enhancing images using an effective, quick workflow; effective cropping to improve impact; using images: on a page, in social media and for business use; montages and combining images; scanning images; restoring images; resolution and sizing images.

It will cover many post production techniques such as how layers work, making selections, batch processing, adding text, sharpening, filters and non-destructive editing. Other topics will include options for managing a photo library, selecting the best image, backups and slideshows.

Participants will need to bring a laptop and mouse with an application such as Adobe Photoshop (Adobe Photoshop Elements is recommended). This workshop, for all levels of experience, is a hands on, practical workshop in easy to understand language with notes provided.

Dave runs an imaging and photography consultancy and comes from a professional career spanning three decades in the newspaper industry where he worked as a chief photographer, a specialist in digital imaging and as an illustrations editor. He has been involved extensively in the implementation of digital technology and has comprehensive knowledge of digital cameras, applications, systems, digital management and publishing. He specialises in teaching and training in photography, digital imaging, design and the effective use of images for the newspaper industry, tertiary institutions including the University of Canterbury and Christchurch Polytechnic as well as for groups, businesses and personal tutoring and mentoring.

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