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NPSNZ Workshop- Software for Editing landscape Images

Date: Saturday 31 October 2020, 9 am to 11am

Venue: Rock and Mineral Club, 110 Waltham Road, Christchurch

What to bring: Your laptop that has editing software installed (optional- the computer). Barry will have his computer with Adobe Lightroom Classic & Photoshop for demonstration / illustration of features.

Purpose of the workshop: Although Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Lightroom are perhaps the most well known, they are not the only post-processing software applications available. Discussion will also be about the other applications- the pros and cons.

Points to be covered:

  1. Why do post processing- the reasons and benefits
  2. For natural history images- what marks down a photo from being a winner, what can be fixed in post processing and how far can you go to comply with competition rules.
  3. Is post processing a substitute for good camera craft.
  4. Core features required in software to organise your images, basic edits and then more advanced work.
  5. What are you trying to achieve and the means to getting there.
  6. Are you printing and want to check tonality, colour balance etc before hitting the button.
  7. Installed software or on-line
  8. Brands, their features and capability and cost.
  9. Plug-ins- what’s available and what can these do v your main photo editor.

Handouts: Several handouts, providing detailed guidance, comparisons and tips will be available to workshop participants.

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