Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Next Program: Photoshop CS3 by George Fellner

Join us on Monday Feb 9th for our next NHCC program.

Our meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7L:30 at the Bethesda Lutheran Church; 450 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT. You must be a paid member to attend a workshop, field trip, and to compete, but guests are always welcome at our meetings.

Image Enhancement and Optimization: Photoshop CS3 Workflow
By George Fellner

This workshop will focus on the basic adjustments typically made to all photos in order to optimize the image. Starting with a basic discussion of concepts and definitions, the various aspects of the RAW file is explained. This will be followed by the description of the Photoshop workflow process. Next, using actual photos, the workflow is demonstrated. Starting with the browsing of image files, selecting an image, and phase 1 processing through Adobe Camera RAW, the image will be edited with regard to white balance, exposure, color, and tonality among other variables. After the file is saved, it will receive further editing through phase 2 processing with regard to cropping, tonal fine-tuning, cleaning, sizing, and sharpening. While we all love to take great photos, the reality is that the second part of the creative process involves a minimal amount of computer work to implement the enhancement and optimization of our images.

George Fellner received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech, his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida, and is principal of Fellner Associates Architects. His photographic subjects include landscape, travel, portrait, as well as architecture. For the past 4 years, he has been exploring the macro-photography of stones and crystals, offering limitless material for evocative images. Fellner is the program director of the CT Valley Camera Club (and former president). He is also the co-chairman of the American Institute of Architects - CT Committee on the Environment and regularly gives presentations on architecture, sustainable design, and the environment, as well as photography.

His images have appeared in travel guides, national journals, newspapers, business publications, and the recent book Green Homes: Dwellings for the 21st Century, as well as in juried exhibitions. Fellner’s work was featured in 2007 as part of a 2-person exhibition (with Larry Russ) entitled Surreal Earth at the Exposure Gallery of Photography in New Haven, CT. His work was also featured in 2008 as part of a 3-person exhibition (with Jody Dole and Ellen Carey) entitled Click at the EO Art Lab Gallery in Chester, CT.

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