How to Enhance (Not Edit) Your Images

  • Instructors:
    Cris J. Duncan

    PPA Members:


    Digital imaging is here to stay. But while it is an integral part of our profession, it does not need to be an all-consuming lifestyle. In this program, Cris Duncan will demonstrate simple yet proven techniques to enhance your images rather than edit them. Based on the concept of doing as much in camera before capturing the initial exposure, this webinar covers techniques for preparing images for final delivery. You’ll learn about creating presets, using tools and shortcuts effectively, and integrating Nik Software plug-ins for proper image enhancement…for any photographic specialty, from sports to quinceañeras and beyond.

    Whether you are a Photoshop novice or expert, you are guaranteed to leave this webinar understanding practical applications that will help your craft. This is not just another workflow program, this is another step in defining who you want to be as a photographer. It’s another step to enhancing and encouraging your career!

    Note: Cris recommends downloading the free trial version of Nik Software ( to follow along with the technique demonstrations.

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  • Duration: 0:57:27 Expand video to full screen for best view.

      • Cris J. Duncan

        M.Photog.Cr., CPP

        A devoted husband, loving father and professional photographer, Cris J. Duncan, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, feels blessed to share a little about himself with you. Cris and his wife, Deanna, operate a studio in Lubbock, Texas, offering high-end commercial, portrait and wedding photography. It may sound cliché, but they truly love what they do…and he is quick to credit that to their success. He knows that this wonderful profession of photography will take anything you are willing to give and give you whatever you are willing to go after.

        Cris is a Certified Professional Photographer and holds the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees. Since turning pro in 2002, he has photographed Presidents, Vice Presidents, dignitaries and countless others. He has worked for such companies as Frito-Lay and Bayer CropScience and has been honored to photograph numerous weddings, portraits and commercial assignments for great people all over this land. Cris and Deanna were also selected by the design team of Extreme Makeover:Home Edition to provide portraits of one of their deserving families.  Cris was a PPA Photographer of the Year and is also the recipient of several awards and honors. For example, his acclaimed work, “The Carpenter’s Masterpiece,” was awarded a perfect 100 as well as Album of the Year, two Judges Choice awards, a distinguished ribbon and acceptance in the exclusive PPA Loan Collection.

        Today, Cris is a highly sought-after photographer and educator. He is the founder of “Find your Focus” photographic education experiences.  

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