Category Archives: Seminars

Seminar 7: Post Production, February 4, 2018

The Feb 4 post-processing seminar is approaching fast. It’ll be a hands-on seminar, just like last year. Here is a high level agenda for the evening:

  • Workflow
  • Software features
  • Techniques

  • The seminar is aimed at all levels, novice and advanced.
    Please let me know if you would like to learn about any special technique or effect.

    Happy shooting,

    Today, taking a photo is only half the process of photography. Your RAW images require post production. Lightroom and Photoshop are the gold standard for post production, but there are now many other options, and some excellent programs are free. Luminar ($99), ON1 Photo Raw ($100), Topaz Studio (free) and GIMP (free) are PC and Mac applications that are amazing.

    Come to this meeting! I like seeing sea smoke as much as anyone else, but sometimes it is just too windy and too cold and too snowy to go outside and take pictures. Winter is a great time to look through your RAW images and remember why you took them. Post production techniques can transform your images so that everyone else will also know why you took them.

    I will also very briefly talk about HDR, and how it can solve all your photographic problems. Well, at least some of them. 🙂


    Seminar 6: Magnificent Angkor, January 15, 2018

    Magnificent Angkor, Cambodia’s World Heritage Site extraordinaire
    In the late winter of 2015, we enjoyed a fascinating travel experience in southeast Asia, accompanied by our daughter Joanna, who had just finished a teaching assignment in Bangkok. The highlight was a visit to the Angkor complex of temples, near Siem Reap, a city in eastern Cambodia. The most famous and biggest temple is Angkor Wat, but it is by no means the only, or the most beautiful. Built by the rulers of the Khmer Empire between the early ninth and the fourteenth centuries, the Angkor structures and their artwork show a deep Hindu, and in some cases Buddhist, influence. The temples have suffered from the ravages of time and strangler-fig trees, as well as the savage Pol Pot regime in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. In recent years, many of the temples have been reconstructed or restored and land-mines cleared in an international effort. But the new pressure of millions of tourists annually is a mixed blessing, bringing Cambodia much-needed tourist dollars while increasing environmental pressure on the sites. Through this presentation, we will share images of the Khmer legacy of Angkor and modern Siem Reap.

    Readers may also wish to read Rob’s article on Angkor his and Lorraine’s trip to southeast Asia in the May 2015 issue of the Bluenose Focus

    Speakers: Rob Fensome and Lorraine Thompson