John Reuter: Fotofusion 2012 Presentations

Fotofusion 2012: The 17th Annual International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging
Where Creativity and Technology Fuse

John Reuter Presentations
Wednesday, January 25, 2:30-5:00 PM

Creative Photoshop with John Reuter
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For those who feel comfortable with Photoshop’s tools but want to go to a higher level of creative exploration, this is for you. Explore powerful image control through Selections, Channels and Layers. These Photoshop essentials are misunderstood and underused by many. You will explore multiple approaches to the uses of Layers, from specific image enFhancement, through b & w conversions, faux infrared effects and complex image combinations and composites. Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw basics will be explored and creative effects possible within this tool set. Also learn the use of Smart Objects within Photoshop, not only with placement of Raw files but with existing Layers in your compositions. The History Palette will be explored, not just as a great way to keep track of movements in Photoshop but its many creative possibilities that users don’t take advantage of, particularly with Photoshop’s creative filters. Be prepared to produce images you never thought you were capable of.

Friday, January 27, 2:30-4:00 PM
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 and DSLRs with John Reuter

Adobe Lightroom 3 provides the toolset that every serious digital photographer should consider. Quick performance has been dramatically accelerated in Lightroom 3, saving you time from first look to final image. With fast image importing the import interface is easy to set up and navigate, with clear visual indications of where your photos will be located and how they’ll be organized after import. Quickly and easily perfect images by automatically reducing lens defects like geometric distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting with single-click profiles. Even images from the best lenses will be improved with new lens profiling tools. Lightroom 3 offers a vast improvement in the de mosaic process as well as new sharpening and noise reduction tools and The Develop Module has become extremely powerful.

Saturday, January 28 8:30-10:00 AM

Take the Leap into Creative Video with your DSLR with John Reuter

Are you one of the many photographers with newer generation DSLRs that have amazing video capabilities, intrigued with this feature, but just don’t know how to get started with the numerous options the cameras provide? Leap into creative video as Reuter shows you how to get started by setting the video up in camera preferences. He will discuss realistic accessories to get the best footage, and alternative lens choices to make your videos even more unique. Explore time-lapse footage to still image slideshows set to music to full-blown narrative movies and everywhere in between.
Once you see how easy it can be, you will wonder why you waited so long to get started. For video editing, you will utilize Adobe Premiere Elements 10, a solid cross platform entry-level program that is easy to learn and produces professional quality videos, and can import video directly from your camera without the confusing choices of transcoding. You will explore simple editing techniques to get started, using transitions and how to work with audio. Imaging’s future will lie in video, and you will enjoy extending your skill set into the moving image.