Nature Photography and iHDR Workflow

 
 
Nature Photography & iHDR - Webinars
 
Nature Photography and iHDR Workflow

Online - Webinar

Fees & Schedule

Please review the Agenda for detailed information on individual sessions before registering.

Session 1: Feb 21, 12:00 PM (Noon) - 2:00 PM (EST)
    Fundamentals of Nature Photography: $49 per person
    Skill Level: ALL (Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced)

Session 2: Feb 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    Histograms & Raw Processing: $49 per person
    Skill Level: ALL (Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced)

Session 3: Feb 28, 12:00 PM (Noon) - 2:00 PM (EST)
    Layers & Masks in Photoshop: $49 per person
    Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Session 4: Feb 28, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    iHDR Workflow: $49 per person
    Skill Level: Advanced

Summary


This series of online seminars will be taught via the internet. Students will need a high-speed internet connection (DSL, Cable, T1, etc.), a computer with internet browser (such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.), and a reliable telephone line.  We will teach the webinar using Cisco WebEx (www.webex.com). We encourage students to attend a Free Live Demo at the WebEx Website (between 7:30am and 4:30pm PST) to get a feel for the software and workflow before attending our webinars.

Free Webex Live Demo:
http://www.webex.com/dailydemo/index.php?m=true&TrackID=1008648&hbxref=&goid=demo_global
All our Webinars are RECORDED and will be available to students to review for at least 4 weeks after the Webinar is conducted. Students are welcome to register even if they can not attend the live session - all registered students will have access to the recorded session.

Nature Photography and High Dynamic Range processing go hand-in-hand. Using a wide angle lens to capture landscape images often produces photographs that exceed the dynamic range of today’s digital cameras. Although the proper use of ND grad filters will greatly reduce the dynamic range, it is often necessary to combine two or more bracketed images in order to accurately capture natural scenes.

Approximately one week before class begins, we will provide notes, videos, and a selection of images for student practice (via FTP download). Instructors will be teaching with Adobe Photoshop CS4. Most concepts will also be applicable to Photoshop CS, CS2, and CS3.


Session Details

Session 1 – Nature Photography, Equipment, and Research
Session one if for students of all skill levels, and will focus on the basics of Nature Photography. After a brief discussion of composition and light, we will move on to discuss the equipment we use and how we use it. We will also talk about what it takes to shoot landscapes, and the research that helps us choose our shooting locations.

Session 2RAW processing
During session two, we will teach students of all skill levels how to work with RAW files. We will explain the difference between file types and introduce the basics of Adobe Camera RAW, before walking students through the processing of sample images. Students will work together to make decisions about color balance, exposure, contrast, and more as they work together on images provided by the instructors.

Session 3 – Layers and Masks in Photoshop
The material presented in session three is critical to the understanding of our iHDR process. This session is recommended for intermediate and advanced students – and those who have completed sessions one and two. Students will learn the basics of layers and masks in Adobe Photoshop. Sample images will be provided, and students will work alongside the instructors as they learn to use layers, and create and refine masks. Students will learn simple and practical blending techniques, and will receive an introduction to manual High Dynamic Range blending.

Session 4 – iHDR
Session four is our most advanced session. Students who wish to attend should have completed sessions one, two, and three – or should have a solid understanding of layers and masks, and a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop and how it works. We will focus on processing bracketed images using our Intelligent High Dynamic Range blending techniques. Students will use critical skills from sessions two and three to process bracketed RAW images, and blend them using layers and carefully refined masks.

More information and a short video on our Intelligent HDR technique is available here: http://photographybyvarina.blogspot.com/search/label/iHDR


Cancellation Policy & Technical Difficulty

100% refund for cancellations 45 days in advance. Unfortunately, we can NOT provide refunds if cancellation occurs less than 45 days before seminar dates.

In case of technical difficulties we will reschedule the online session for a later date. Students who registered for the canceled session will be able to attend the reschedule makeup session free of charge.
 
 
 

Contact Information

  • Visual Light Photography
    P.O. Box 601
    Twinsburg, OH 44087
     
    Phone: 330.780.7100
    Email: varinac@msn.com
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