Take the mystery out of PhotoShop with one-evening workshops from Gregory Cowley Studios.
Gregory is pleased to announce his new post-processing workshop. Gregory explains the inner secrets of the “digital darkroom” in a convenient one-evening format in his professional photography studio. Aspiring photographers of all levels can learn to breathe life into tired photos with digital post processing techniques.
It was only a few short years ago that post-processing was something that was done at the photo lab. Unless a photographer had their own darkroom, they pretty much left this daunting task up to someone else. Digital photography has made the darkroom irrelevant, but it has made it more important than ever that the photographer also understands programs like PhotoShop and Iightroom. Gregory has created this one-evening course that exlains how great photos are crafted using digital tools. This workshop gets you up to speed on these tools in a one evening format.
With post-processing tools like PhotoShop, photographers bring out depth and richness in photographs that digital cameras can’t do on their own. Making an ordinary exposure extraordinary is an important part of knowing how the “digital darkroom” works.
“Clicking the shutter is only the beginning. These days more than ever great photographs need be creatively processed to bring out their full potential. This is nothing new by the way: Ansel Adams’s photos required hours in the darkroom to refine his masterpieces. Our darkroom is digital.” — Gregory
Daunting as this may seem, this has also opened up a world of creative potential. Photographers no longer have to be limited to what the camera specifically captured. Images that were once unusable can be saved. Boring lighting conditions can be enhanced, and entirely new photo composites can be created.
“I’ve had the unique opportunity to grow-up with PhotoShop since it first appeared in 1988. I’m looking forward to sharing that knowledge and experience.” — Gregory
Get an overview of the digital imaging revolution and learn basic post processing techniques from a 23 year veteran of photoshop. Gregory has produced image composites for American Airlines, the 2002 Olympics, KFC, Intel, and Apple.
- Organizing and editing photos
- Understanding the differences between the file formats, and specifically embracing the benefits of RAW.
- Removing color casts and improving contrast
- Making color pop
- Creating rich black and whites
- Getting better skies
- Retouching techniques for portraits using Photoshop.
- Introduction to compositing
- Creating subtle special effects in Photoshop
- Insuring that your prints look good and that your images look good on the web
What to bring:
- Bring a laptop with Lightroom and PhotoShop