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Fall Foliage, Landscape, and HDR at Gillette Castle
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Course #CT01
Lisa Cuchara, Cr. Photog

Come and have fun exploring Gillette Castle. Learn how to capture extended and high dynamic range (EDR and HDR) images. Learn how to capture panoramic images. Fall colors will make for wonderful landscapes of the grounds and the views from the grounds. "Gillette Castle State Park straddles the towns of East Haddam and Lyme, Connecticut, sitting high above the Connecticut River. The castle was originally a private residence commissioned and designed by William Gillette, an American actor who is most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on stage and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. There are a number of oddities personally designed by Gillette, such as unusual doorknobs and locks, and a system of hidden mirrors for surveillance of the public rooms from the master bedroom. One can see the Connecticut River from the castle's garden."

Course Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Course Hours: 10am - 5:30 pm

Items to Bring: money for lunch plus your camera, memory card, tripod, and fully charged batteries;

Gillette castle
67 river road
East Haddam, CT

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Bring Your Photographs to Life with Topaz Plugins
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Course #CT02
Lisa Cuchara, Cr. Photog

Bring your photos to life with Topaz plugins which will give you photo editing superpowers. These plugins will enable you to quickly enhance your entire photograph (or just parts of it using layers and masks). We will use many of the Topaz plugins: (1) Adjust -- Watch your images come to life with dramatic contrast, incredible detail and vivid color, (2) Texture Effects -- From high-impact grunge and contrast to soft and subtle lighting effects, inspiration is only a click away, (3) Glow -- Illuminate your photos with electrifying light, (4) Impression -- Turn photos into paintings like a true artist would: by intelligently applying real brushstrokes to canvas, (5) Clarity -- Use cutting-edge intelligent contrast technology to create beautiful photos completely naturally, (6) BW Effects -- Make great black and white photos, (7) DeNoise -- Make 1600 ISO look like 100 ISO with state-of-the-art noise reduction software. Other noise reduction software removes noise, but they also remove too much detail, and if we have time (8) Star Effects -- Create beautifully-rendered and natural lighting effects in seconds and Lens Effects (9) -- Use pixel-perfect effects taken directly from real-world camera lenses and filters. You may download the free trial of these programs.

Course Date: Wednesday October 11, 2017

Course Hours: 10am - 5pm

Items to Bring: money for lunch;

BREA photos studio
2911 Dixwell ave
Hamden, CT

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