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Image Manipulation: Know Your Limits
Carl Caylor M.Photog.Cr., CPP
All too often, photographers rely too heavily on technology to create their photos. With today’s software programs, you can turn a frown into a smile, open closed eyes or add someone to the photo! But a true artist knows the limit and works to safeguard the integrity of the image. In this class, you’ll learn how to enhance your images to create just the right effect . . . and when to stop and step away.
Watch as Instructor Carl Caylor walks you through his steps to touch up a photo – learn the actions that Photoshop can do for you, and the layering processes involved. Equally as important, Carl shows you when enough is enough and how to avoid the technology trap of photography.
But this class doesn’t just rely on Photoshop actions to make a great image. Carl emphasizes everything you need to do to get it right the first time, in camera! Listen as he discusses focus, exposure, lighting, sensor dust and other key elements, critical to capturing that perfect photo.
After this class, you’ll be able to capture great RAW images and then the steps needed to perfect them. Never again will you rely on a computer program to “fix” your photos!
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"If beauty was only skin-deep, every photograph would reveal the same personality. We create portraits. An artistic expression that goes past the outer layer, beyond first impressions, and into the abyss of one's defining essence." - Carl Caylor
Carl is a Kodak Mentor and has been involved with photography for over 20 years. He started his photographic career in the darkroom as a custom printer and technician. He is PPA Certified, a Master Photographer and a Craftsman with Professional Photographers of America. He has won numerous national awards for his photography, including 17 PPA Loan Collections and several Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards. Having begun his teaching career in 1996, Carl has gained national credibility and is now a favorite instructor at photographic seminars and schools world wide.
Carl prides himself on giving a program that contains useful information rather than just a "show and tell" session. You will be inspired. You will be reminded of things you already know. Most importantly, you will learn new, useful ideas that will make you a better artist and a more salable photographer.