Fotofusion 2014 Seminars with John Reuter at Palm Beach Photographic Centre

Going Local in Lightroom 5 with John Reuter

Lightroom, with many powerful tools to control raw digital files, transformed the way photographers manage their images. Adobe has since added many local controls to fine tune and correct your images that have gotten so sophisticated that many photographers feel they can perfect their image without ever leaving Lightroom. You will explore the local adjustment and retouch tools of Lightroom, the Adjustment Brush, the Graduated and (new) Radial Filters, and the Clone and heal tools. Adobe has added the full range of global controls in the sliders for these local tools, greatly extending their power and flexibility. You will explore all of these tools and cover the ins and outs of masking in Lightroom, allowing you to get the maximum control of your vision.

Thursday, January 16  8:30-10:00 am

Photoshop Selections: Old School/New School, Which are You? with John Reuter

Making selections in Photoshop has always been one of the most important editing skills to master. In the early days, it was the Lasso, Magic Wand, and the venerable Pen Tool that helped us select certain pixels and not others. The star pupil of the New School, meanwhile, is the Quick Selection tool, a smart version of the Magic Wand, which you can train to quickly make a precise selection. Old School still has its place, and we will still explore Quick Mask editing to refine any selection; show how to save selections and load them later; and explain how to add to or subtract from a selection.

Friday, January 17 4:30-6:00 pm

DSLRs and then some: New Technologies for Personal Video with John Reuter

Sweeping new technology makes it easier not just to capture video — but to create stunning videos. Today, high quality video is available on cameras under $1000. The Canon 5D MkII revolutionized video, when it introduced full-frame HD video on a still camera.  The GoPro Hero allows spectacular video to be captured virtually anywhere. And the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera delivers HD video with 13 stops of dynamic range. Meanwhile, technologies such as Magic Lantern have extended those capabilities even farther, as has the ability to capture RAW video and process it though Adobe Camera Raw.  John will demonstrate these advances with footage captured with the latest cameras.

Saturday, January  18, 4:30-6:00 pm