Pre-Con Early Bird Programs

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
WORKFLOW - "From Capture to Finished Image"
FREE to ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS ($59 to non-students)

Cathell images

This 2 hour tutorial will help streamline your workflow, in a logical step by step procedure, using three main tools from Adobe--
  1. Photo Downloader
  2. Bridge
  3. Camera RAW
Step 1 - Discussion will start with the advantages of conversion from camera native RAW format (NEF,CR3 etc.) to DNG, accomplished in the initial transfer from camera card using Downloader. Also in the initial step, we'll discuss renaming, and how to file our images in a new folder, with the name of our choosing, using Bridge.

Step 2 - Using Bridge, you'll explore how to review, flag, cull, and open up the images in Adobe Camera Raw to edit.

Step 3 - While in Adobe Camera RAW, you'll learn to make a presets to set our color, camera and lens profile, all in one step. You'll also learn how to bulk edit using a gray card, and ultimately how to save the edited images as the type of file you'd like (tiff, jpeg)

To best understand this lecture, and follow the demonstration, attending students should bring the following items--
  • Laptop with up-to-date Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Camera RAW
  • Camera memory card (with or without camera) with 10 RAW format portrait files on it
  • Cord, dongle, card reader or other means to offload your images to computer
  • Graphics tablet (if you use one)
If you currently use Lightroom, that's great, but you might find this alternate method helpful and useful.

Jay Cathell
Jay Cathell, M.Photog,Cr.,CPP is a member of PPA, ASP, and Maryland Professional Photographers (MDPPA), and currently resides on Maryland's lower eastern shore. Happily retired, most of Jay's time is spent learning and teaching the craft of capturing, editing images and entering print competitons. As a 10 year veteran of MARS, he loves his MARS friends from through the years and treasures the education and fellowship the school offers.


SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TECHNIQUES - "Setting the Scene"
FREE to ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS ($59 to non-students)

Linda Carroll images

Ordering a Background? Need to create a killer scene? What's Next?

If you've ever found yourself unsure of where to begin when it comes to creating the perfect scene, this workshop is tailor-made for you. Join us as we unleash your creative potential and empower you to craft captivating backgrounds for any setting.

We'll delve into the essential elements of set design, starting from conceptualization to bringing your vision to life. From sketching out your ideas to understanding the dynamics of color and lighting, we'll cover it all. Learn where to source items for your set, manage your budget effectively, and gain inspiration from real-life examples.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to kick-start your creativity, and transform your ideas into stunning backdrops.

Bring along your notebook to capture all those brilliant ideas.

Linda Carrol
Linda Carroll, CPP, is from Georgia and owns LC Photography. Linda has been a professional photographer for 20 years, and began her journey prior to digital, in the days of film, as a sports photographer. Linda currently does work for three local magazines, where her images are featured on the cover. And, in her own business, Linda concentrates mostly on portraiture. As a photographic artist, Linda brings her joy, passion, creativity, and experience to every session, whether in the studio or on location.

Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography
a PPA Affiliate school for continuing education in all aspects of photography