PhotoCon Hawaiʻi presents:
Beyond the Camera with Stephen Burns
Have you ever wondered if there’s more that you can do with your images? Would you like to experience a workflow that exercises the artistic side of your mind that goes beyond the still image?
Join us for an exploration into creating beyond what the camera gives, and into a world of your own making. This workshop series will push your creative juices to building exciting visions that require the use of multiple images and techniques.
This is a 4-week workshop designed to get you, the photographer, to think and create beyond the still photograph. The goal is to share that one’s vision is not limited to a single image but can be derived from multiple compositions from multiple imagery.
In each 2-hour session, attendees will watch instructor Stephen Burns create a new vision while they follow along using their own imagery, in this interactive and dynamic online series. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.
Fee is $120.00 (+ eventbrite) includes personal interaction with the instructor, and a private link to view each recorded session as necessary. Single sessions are not available.
Join us for a 4-week virtual Adobe Photoshop workshop series with Stephen Burns.
What can I bring to the event?
Photoshop – Be great if you are inquisitive and eager to learn new skills.
Session 1 – July 18 at 10am – 12pm HST
Initial Selecting and Editing Of Your Images
In this session will explore the components of creating a great composite. We will explore to theory of composing depth by looking at potential imagery to be used for the foreground, middle or background composition. You will learn how to choose imagery that will create possibilities for your final vision. We will cover:
- Understanding the use of the WACOM tablet or stylus.
- Using Lightroom and ACR to organize your imagery.
- Using Lightroom & ACR to edit your imagery the correct way.
- Defining imagery that uses depth as a compositional element.
Session 2 – July 25 at 10am – 12pm HST
Using Selections & Masks to Prepare the main elements.
This session will focus on the foundation of isolating localized imagery to be used in your composite. The continuing purpose of creating a unique story utilizing the new selected imagery. This will cover the important use of layer masks for both selecting as well as blending dissimilar imagery. We will cover:
- Applying selections
- Understanding when to use the Select & Mask feature.
- Using Selections as Masks
- Creating Masks
- Using Channels to create masks
Session 3 – August 1 at 10am – 12pm HST
Building The Vision: Compositing the key elements.
Now, this is where we bring it all together. We will be using layers and blending techniques in a workflow that will be similar to painting to create your final vision. Will also use layer blend modes to integrate texture into your composite. You will learn:
- Layer Blend Modes and how to use them.
- Applying masks to build a centralized concept.
- Using perspective to achieve depth.
Session 4 – August 8 at 10am – 12pm HST
Adding the lighting and finalizing the image
The final task to consolidate the lighting so that the entire scene looks and feels as if it was shot with a single camera. The lighting is immensely important to consolidate your vision into a single piece.
- Using the stylus to paint the desired lighting effects.
- Adding atmospheric haze and sunrays.
Stephen M. Burns. Adobe professional and author [www.chromeallusion.com]
Adobe Freelance Professional
Adobe Community Professional
President Of The San Diego Photoshop
Author of “Photoshop CS5 Trickery & FX”
Author of “Advanced Photoshop CS4 Trickery & FX”
Author of “The Art Of Poser Pro & Photoshop CS4”
Author of “Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX”
Author of “Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX”
Author of “Photoshop CS Trickery & FX”