Category Archives: Seminars

Show & Tell, Sunday, November 3, 2019

Show & Tell is a non-competitive evening for sharing your images, projected on the big screen. All members can bring up to 10 images on a flash drive (competition format) and talk about them. The images can be about anything you wish. There is a 5 minute time limit.

At the start of the meeting there will be a mini-seminar (15 minutes) about 3D photography. The speaker is Darryl Robertson. Learn how easy it is to take 3D anaglyph images.

Free 3D glasses for everyone!

Seminar 3: Landscape Photography by Brian Merry
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Landscape Photography by Brian Merry. Paraphrased from his website.

Brain Merry held a professional college instructor position for 5 years before shifting his career to become a full time outdoor photography workshop and tour host.  He is also an accredited photographer with the PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada) as a “Nature Photographer”.  The PPOC is Canada’s national, professional photographer’s certifying body. 

Brian and his wife, Kazue, have been leading wildlife and photography workshops and tours in Banff, Japan and Cape Breton collectively for decades.  They strive to deliver to you the extraordinary essence of these places that only a 20 year native of all of these areas can communicate to you.

Brian grew up in Halifax and Cape breton in Nova Scotia.  And, Kazue lived in Japan for the first 25-ish years of her life in Japan.  Now, they have been living married together in Banff for over a decade.  They love helping you get the most out of your photographic experience.

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,
Laszlo