Category Archives: Seminars

Seminar 1, Monday, September 9, 2019

Post Production at the Novice Level

*** The museum is open and the seminar is a go! ***

Dear fellow photographers,
I am hoping the approaching hurricane will not leave us without power and we’ll be able to see each other on Monday. We’ll send an update on Sunday.

Our first seminar night will be at 7:30 pm on Monday, September 9 at our usual meeting place at the Museum of Natural History.

There will be two seminars on Monday:

The Orton Effect – Darryl Robertson
What it is, why you should use it (or not) and how to do it.

Post Processing / ON1 Photo RAW and Topaz Studio 2 – Laszlo Podor

  • ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is the third version of Photo RAW – a true Lightroom/Photoshop replacement…
  • Topaz Studio 2 – creative photo editing from start to finish…
  • Browser / user interface
  • Editing
  • Effects
  • Layers
  • Adjustments – local and global
  • Masking – luminosity masks and more
  • From RAW to finished image

We’ll touch on some features of Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC as well.

If you wish, you can bring your laptop or tablet and follow the presentation. Both products have trial version for 30 days.

If you have any questions or if you would like to see some specific features of ON1 Photo RAW or Topaz Studio 2 , please let me know. You can e-mail me or we can discuss some of the questions after one of the next meetings.

To download the trial versions, go to the following pages:
ON1 Photo RAW 2019 (15% off with individual CAPA membership)
Topaz Studio 2

Happy shooting,

Portrait Workshop, Sunday, February 24, 2019

*** The workshop has been cancelled due to the weather ***

Sunday 24th. February is our annual indoor studio type portrait seminar and shoot, 7:30 PM at our usual auditorium at the Museum of Natural History, Summer St. Halifax.

AGENDA : A talk on the technique of bounce flash, the lens, studio portrait lighting, and posing the model. All this will be followed by a free for all shoot. I hope to have three stations set up with studio lights etc.

Bring your cameras and any other lighting equipment and reflectors that you may have. You can also bring in your own models.

After all is done I would appreciate it if you were to provide JPEGs of your shoot which I can give to the models as a thank you. My models have agreed to pose for us at no cost to us or the club. I think we owe them . If these photos were to be brought in to me on a Jump drive I shall transfer them to the computer , sort them , then get them to my model friends pronto.

Also please provide photos that are at least 1400 x 1050 or larger, in the past I have received photos that were so poorly sized that it was just a number of pixels on the screen and I had to discard them.

Also please don’t print your name etc across the photo. One set of photos I got a few years ago had the maker’s name printed across the face—go figure. These models for coming in so you can practise your art at no cost. I have seen photos used in competitions that have done quite well indeed.

Happy shooting—see you on Sunday.
Mervyn Kumar-Misir