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When I was a kid I would pin a red bath towel around my neck and jump off the fence—because I was convinced that if I could just believe hard enough, I would fly—like Superman. I have been chasing that dream and story ever since.
Storytelling is an integral component of creating amazing composite artwork through photography and Photoshop. Understanding the story of what you seek to create will help you visualize the world of your composite before you ever pick up your camera. This is not just applicable to the complex composites of fantasy and superheroes; this applies to all of our image-making.
We make more composites as photographers than we give ourselves credit for. When you add a texture to an otherwise boring background in a portrait, you are compositing. When you do an infamous face swap in a group photo so everyone's eyes are open, you are compositing. When you create a breathtaking high school senior sports "montage" that becomes the cornerstone of your senior portrait revenue, you are creating a composite.
In this class, we will work to understand how to identify and create the story of our future artwork by deciphering the art of writing and that of Hollywood filmmaking. Key elements of design will be explored and that will become the foundation that will take us into Photoshop where we will learn the tools to create the stunning artwork of our imaginations.
David is an award-winning photographer, Photoshop artist, and educator who specializes in unique portrait and photo manipulation art. Through his brand Reality Reimagined, his artwork spans the genres of fantasy, glamour, fashion and all of the stories found therein. In 2018, he received the Grand Award from the Shutterfest image competition and was nominated for a Grand Imaging Award in 2019 by Professional Photographers of America. He continues to offer weekly education in photography and Photoshop artwork through hisYouTube channel, as well as teaching at national photography conferences. The center of his universe is his wonderful wife, Bethany, and his son, Sebastian Charles. They remind him to never be afraid to fly. Together, they travel the world and continue to explore all the imaginative possibilities of Reality Reimagined.
Due to the scope of this workshop lunch will be included, we have a lot to cover in 6 short hours and want to make sure you don't miss a minute of it!
Bring your camera for a chance to shoot one scenario during the class.
This is a PPA merit class. Earn towards your degree!
About the Photographer: My goal is to turn ideas into reality and provide excellent customer service along the way. I'm not here to snap your photo...I'm here to hand-craft one-of-a-kind imagery that shows you or your business as you want to be seen.
Christian. Husband. Father. Artist. Photographer. Photoshopper. Teacher.
SciFi Geek. Wannabe Musician.
Program Description: Image editing applications like Lightroom are wonderful for most of our image-developing needs. However, Photoshop provides more options and better control for some types of adjustments and can also do things that just are not possible in other applications. In this presentation, we will take a look at examples of some next level techniques and tools in Photoshop such as luminosity masks, smart objects, blending methods, targeted color adjustments and advanced image clean-up.
Level: This class is well suited for intermediate to advanced Photoshop users, however it is also good for beginners and non-Photoshop users to see the art of what's possible.
Class will be recorded: For those who register, this class will be recorded and made available for a full 30 days after the date of the class. So, if you cannot attend 'in person' via Zoom, please register and you can watch it until January 9th (as many times as you like)!
About our Speaker: Sean Bagshaw is a landscape and travel photographer, photography educator and experience junkie based in Ashland, Oregon. Sean's full-time photography career started in 2004 and before that was a middle school science teacher. He began taking photos in college to record and share his adventures on rock climbs and mountaineering expeditions. Now he spends a lot of his time chasing light and sleeping in a van down by the river. Photography has provided Sean with some wonderful opportunities. At the top of the list are being a member of the photography team, Photo Cascadia, and working with Tony Kuyper, the luminosity mask pioneer. Sean's previous career as a science teacher makes photography education a good fit so when he's not creating Sean enjoys teaching and sharing what he knows about photography and image developing with others. He teams up with fellow Photo Cascadia members leading workshops around the world. He also teaches digital image developing classes, lectures and offers Photoshop video tutorials through his website and YouTube channel.