Category Archives: Webinar

The Art of a Great Audio-Visual Show
Sunday, January 2, 2022 7:30 PM

The Art of a Great Audio-Visual Show – by Ann Alimi

Ann Alimi will talk about how to create effective Audio-Visual shows.
– Introduction: Photoessay vs AV show
– Types of essays
– Elements of an AV Show
– Common mistakes
– Copyrights
– Link references
– General Software Guidelines

Ann is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography for both film and digital media. She is a Master level photographer at the Toronto Camera Club and a Certified Judge for the Canadian Association of Photographic Art and the Ontario Council of Camera Clubs. She has completed the Individualized Photography Course and the Image Analysis Course Certificate with the Photographic Society of America, has won several photographic awards and has her photos published in magazines such as Canadian Camera Magazine, Pro Digital Imaging, Digital Camera World, Photo Life The Outpost Travel Magazine and Digital Photographer.  

In 2011 Ann was awarded the “Distinguished Canadian Photographer ” award by the Toronto International Salon of Photography and in 2018 she was awarded  Fellowship Honours (FCAPA) from Canadian Association of Photographic Art and received the  “Photographer of the Year ” award by the Ontario Council of Camera Clubs.

Ann is currently the Chair of Audio Visual Presentations for the Toronto Camera Club, the Canadian Association for Photographic Art and the Photographic Society of America. 

She is currently an active participant in photography competitions, public presentations, workshops and the judging of Photography and Audio Visual Presentations Competitions Nationally and Internationally.

“Photography has been my passion for a very long time. My favourite subjects to photograph are Sports and Nature. Capturing the natural beauty of the world and the graceful movement of the body through sport is a most rewarding challenge.”

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Technique, Vision and Processing of Landscape Scenes
Monday, December 13, 2021, 7:30 PM

Technique, Vision and Processing of Landscape Scenes – by Nic Stover

Looking upon the landscape with new perspective.

There are 5 types of scenes that are most commonly encountered by nature and landscape photographers.  This presentation focuses on the techniques used to capture these images, what the vision was for the scene, and processing these images taking into account the variables that make each scene a little different than another.

Through this presentation you will learn ways to help you to discover how you could look at these distinct areas differently, see some simple ways to discover new places, and have greater confidence to express yourself in new ways.

We will review best practices for these 5 distinct types of scenes.
1. Exploring Arid Lands (Desert Photography)
2. Discovering the Wispy & Magical (Seascapes Photography)
3. Empowered by Grandeur (Grand Landscapes Photography)
4. The beauty of the small (Intimate Landscapes / Small Scenes photography)
5. Things that go Click in the Night (Night Photography)

For each of these different scenes we will review some best practices of in field capture, talk about processing methods, review special considerations for scene specific captures, review the challenges in fainter light and higher detail scenes, and so much more!

The last portion will be a demonstration of the power of the local adjustments’ vs the global adjustments and how can you align depth, texture, luminosity, sharpness, and focus on your processing and by using the tools in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw.

These things we will review will help you to discover how you could be looking at these distinct areas differently, see some simple ways to discover new places, and have greater confidence to express yourself in new ways.

Nic Stover was raised in the high mountains of Western Colorado on a single magazine subscription to National Geographic and only 5 television channels, where the only shows his family regularly watched were Nature (PBS) and the Tour De France. It was here that his love for adventure, the outdoors, and photography took shape.

Stover is based in San Luis Obispo, California and focuses on landscape photography classes and workshops encouraging his class participants to Develop their skills, Explore their capabilities, and to Create meaningful work.

Nic Stover Photography exists to help photographers understand the unique perspectives that assist in the discovery of their capabilities, while enabling a deeper connection with themselves and others through creative expression.  Through his classes, webinars, tutorials, and presentations Nic works with people of all ages, backgrounds, experiences, and desires focused around a dialog on how we can thrive in our own unique creative and artistic process.

His landscape photography work has taken him across the globe — from the backcountry of Greenland, to the windswept mountains of Patagonia, and the frigid extremes of Alaska.  His portfolio of work encompasses desert, ocean, night, and mountain photography. Nic also enjoys showcasing the amazing the places that are unique to the Central Coast, from sea caves to sand dunes, and its dramatic coastal landscapes.

Additional information can be found at

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Make Better Photographs and How to Judge Them
Sunday, November 21, 7:30 PM

Make Better Photographs and How to Judge Them
(How the Heck Did the Judges Not See How Great My Image Was?)

By Bob Benson

First, some basic in camera techniques to consider in making better images will be discussed, followed by what judges look for in a good image, and why post processing is so important to get the final good image. Understanding judging is the emphasis here, but still we all must have a basic concept of what makes a good to great image. Along the way, I will mention some judging myths that are still way to common, and a basic guideline for the scoring range.

Bob Benson, FPSA EPSA, has held various positions with the Photographic Society of America, including a four year term as Divisions Vice President. Previously, he started the Interclub Competition for the older Electronic Imaging Division, then later, started the Interclub Competition for PID. Besides some other PSA related activities, he wrote an ongoing column for the Journal on Lightroom®. Currently he serves as the Ethics Review Advisor. Since online judging has become common, he judges for international exhibitions and clubs in other areas.

At the local level, he has been on the Board for the Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association since 2001, serving in many capacities, including President. He judges and presents at local clubs and for seminars on a regular basis, providing education programs and training for new judges. Through CACCA, he has earned major awards, including the Wanda Christl Award (photography excellence), Stinson Award (volunteerism), the Creativity Award, and holds a TOPS in color, mono, and creative prints.

“My biggest passion is prints and printing; there is nothing like seeing a well-crafted print. Back in the darkroom days, I was never satisfied with my B&W prints. Digital has changed all that, allowing the control I never was able to achieve before. Landscapes are my preference, but I am willing to try anything, as I see that as the best way to learn.”

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