Category Archives: 2023

Working with Textures and Overlays
Monday, December 11, 2023 7:30 PM

This webinar is part of the Fred & Edie Greene Speaker Series

Working with Textures & Overlays
Hazel Meredith

Don’t delete that digital image! Do you sometimes have a shot that you really like….a subject that is hard to capture….a place you may not get to again….but it’s not perfect? Turn that “almost” good shot into a work of art by utilizing textures and overlays.

Maybe it’s a bird in flight – the bird looks great, but the sky is blah. Use another sky image as an overlay, or add a texture – or both! Maybe it’s a nice flower shot – good color and composition, but it’s not quite tack sharp. Use textures to turn it into a fine art image! Of course, you can also add textures to your best images and make them spectacular!

Textures are everywhere – there are many free and for-purchase ones online. You can create your own textures within Photoshop or from photos of everyday objects. Working with layers and blending modes, there are many things you can do to create a beautiful work of art – I’ll show you how!

Bio:
Hazel Meredith, APSA, HonNEC, is an award-winning photographer and a sought-after teacher, speaker, and competition judge. She began teaching in 2007, and now does seminars at camera clubs and conferences across the U.S. – both in-person and virtual. She offers her own workshops and webinars, and has done webinars for several software companies.

She has written two eBooks on working with textures, and released two creative courses. She and her husband, Dave, produce the “Virtual Creative Photography Conference” with attendees from around the world. Hazel loves the creative aspect of photography and post- processing, especially the use of textures and software to create unique images.

She is actively involved with the photographic community, and has held leadership roles and received honorary distinctions from several organizations. In the Fall of 2020 she was the recipient of the Ashbrook Award for Digital Imaging Instruction from the Photographic Society of America.

Non-members of the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia can register for the presentation using the following link: Registration through Eventbrite

PGNS members can go to the members only page for the WebEx link to the meeting.

Photography Workshops
Sunday, November 19, 2023 7:30 PM

This webinar is part of the Fred & Edie Greene Speaker Series

Photography workshops – What to expect, What to plan for and What you get out of them
Lynn Fergusson

This webinar will take you through the planning, preparation and what to expect when participating in a photography workshop as well as the benefits of attending. The presentation will be based on Lynn’s experience in attending the Alpine Artistry Workshop put on by the Offbeat Photography Community in Banff National Park. Her journey before, during and after the workshop will be explored via images and stories of the places they visited, photographed and the opportunities given to practice what they learned. The adventure continues with images and experiences from her time in Waterton Lakes National Park following the workshop.
 
Bio:
Lynn Fergusson is a multi-genre amateur photographer from Dartmouth NS who loves to be outdoors which is where the focus of her photography (Landscape, wildlife, and ICM) takes place. Although always interested, she didn’t get serious about photography until joining a Photography meetup group back in late 2012. This provided the opportunity to learn from like-minded individuals and started her on the journey that she continues to this day. Lynn is always looking for opportunities to learn and grow by attending workshops, conferences, hanging out with other photographers and trying new things.
Lynn has had photographs published in various magazines including BBC Wildlife Magazine, Saltscapes, Our Canada and was included in the Canadian Geographic Best Wildlife Photography 2021 & 2022 editions. Her photos have won or have been recognized in a variety of local and international photo competitions.

Non-members of the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia can register for the presentation using the following link: Registration through Eventbrite

PGNS members can go to the members only page for the WebEx link to the meeting.

Timelapse Imagery
Monday, November 13, 2023 7:30 PM

This webinar is part of the Fred & Edie Greene Speaker Series

Timelapse Imagery
Shiv Verma

A time-lapse video essentially compresses time into a smaller space, creating some exceptional and evocative results.

In theory, time-lapse videos are easy to create – after all, you simply take a few hundred photos, one after another, line them up in a video application and you are done. Not true, if you want to create a stunning, seamless, flicker-free time-lapse video. There is a lot more involved than setting up a camera and capturing the sequence.

With digital cameras, we have infinite possibilities to capture time-lapse sequences and create exceptional video with even the simplest digital point-and-shoot cameras to DSLRs. This session will provide the basics necessary to create time-lapse videos.

We will cover the following topics:
Equipment

Camera settings

Intervalometer settings

Settings based on the speed of activity

Creating a quick video using Lightroom

Creating a video using LR Timelapse

Bio:
Through his images he wants to share with you the magic, his emotions, and his experiences from the moment he presses the camera’s shutter.

As much as Shiv enjoys the process of image capture, from stills to motion, he equally enjoys the post-process. The software and tools he uses, vary by image and subject matter, but he strongly believes that these techniques are represented as an integral part of his creation.

Shiv believes that his work, whether it be creatures, scapes, or still life, is most successful when it exudes the beauty and richness of life. To Shiv, a successful image is a personal opinion, what is more relevant than the subjective quality of an image, is how personally compelling that image is and the emotions it triggers in the viewer.

Shiv devotes a great deal of his time formally reviewing photography-related products, to education in digital photography and he is a speaker and competition judge. Shiv leads photo tours and workshops worldwide, typically one tour a month.

His book Time-Lapse Imagery was published in February 2014.

Shiv belongs to multiple photographic clubs and associations and serves as President of the New England Camera Club Council and Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists. He is the immediate past Vice President of Learning and Technology of the Photographic Society of America. Additionally he is a member of the Professional Photographers Association of America; past Board Member, General Chairman of the PSA International, and Chairman of the Nature Division, PSA (Photographic Society of America); a member of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA), and Greater Lynn Photographic Association.

Shiv is proud to have been elected a Fellow of the Photographic Society of America in 2020, an Associate in 2013. He was elected an Honorary Member of the New England Camera Club Council in 2022, and a Master Member in 2008.

Non-members of the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia can register for the presentation using the following link: Registration through Eventbrite

PGNS members can go to the members only page for the WebEx link to the meeting.