Plug-ins: Create Stunning Images and Inspire your Creativity

If you want to learn how and when to use Nik, OnOne and Topaz plug-ins, this workshop is for you. 

At the end of this workshop you will understand the various plug-ins tools, collections, as well as when, in which order and how to use them. You will also be in a position to better decide which ones you should buy and use.

Lightroom and Photoshop allow you to edit your images with infinite power and creativity, however, these tools require significant training and expertise to be able to perform more complex editing.

With the help of the Nik, OnOne or Topaz plug-ins, you can get your images to your final vision easier and faster, or you can use them to follow your inspiration and stylize your images and create stunning art.

During the workshop, we will cover and demonstrate which plug-ins to use for:Removing noise

• Fixing most common issues

• Retouching portraits

• Applying effects to improve your image

• Creating a Black and White image like the masters

• Processing your HDR images

• Applying filters to expand your creativity

• Sharpening for output 


This workshop will have a lot of demonstrations and a few slides to summarize and illustrate the concepts. You do not need to bring your laptop for this workshop as we will not have any hands-on labs.


Our presenter: Boris Hardouin

Bio of our presenter, Boris Hardouin:

Boris Hardouin-Deleuze is a passionate and enthusiast photographer with a day job in IT (geek), he also loves watersports and sailing in particular. Originally from Normandy, France, he now lives with his family in Northern New Jersey.

His prime interest is mostly about fine art photography; Landscapes, Cityscapes, Urban, Nature, Architecture, Flowers and Macro to name a few. Over the past few years he has also developed a strong interest and skills in mobile photography using an iPhone. He enjoys all aspects of the photography process, from the project idea, shooting, post production and most importantly printing. He believes that nothing replaces the emotions and feelings conveyed when holding or looking at a print. He is a bit obsessed about quality, but in a world where photography has become a commodity, he feels the need to push himself to raise the bar. He enjoys the never-ending learning process, and never misses an opportunity of learning, trying something new or helping others with photography.

With the maturation of digital photography, he works at marrying art and technology with the goal of creating images that convey how beautiful and interesting our environment really is.

Boris is the Past President of the Ridgewood Camera Club and a member of the Photographic Society of America.  

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  • Lee W.

    Great workshop Thank you Boris, and thanks to Marty for arranging it. Lee

    4 days ago

  • Glenda j.

    Excellent. I learned a lot.

    4 days ago

  • judy d.

    Can I arrange private lesson with Boris?

    4 days ago

    • Martin J.

      Judy, I'll pass along your request.

      4 days ago

  • judy d.

    Sorry to have missed yesterday. Would you be willing to do this again?? Especially the afternoon session?
    Thanks.. judy

    5 days ago

    • Martin J.

      Judy, We'll probably run these workshops again but not for a while. I suspect that there won't be enough interest for some time to come.

      4 days ago

  • Dieter T.

    An excellent presentation. Good and salient examples demonstrated interactively. Well prepared material available to us. Chapeau bas Monsieur.

    5 days ago

  • Barbara S.

    The workshop was terrific! A lot of ground was covered and I came away with some valuable information that has already improved my workflow and, more importantly, the final image! Thanks, Boris....

    5 days ago

  • Boris H.

    Hello everyone, It was great to see you yesterday and I really enjoyed our very interactive workshop.
    I have posted the material in the "More>Files" menu above. The link is: http://www.meetup.com/Adventure...­
    Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

    5 days ago

  • Boris H.

    Hi Judy, no need to bring a computer to this workshop. It will actually be a great opportunity for you to learn which plugin would work best for you.

    November 12

  • judy d.

    I don't have the software yet. Is this a good workshop to learn which software programs to buy?
    Will computers be needed? judy

    November 11

  • Renate S.

    Boris gives great presentations but I don't have any of these softwares so I won't attend.

    November 11

    • Boris H.

      Hi Renate, actually you do not need to own any of these plug-ins. It is actually a great opportunity to learn more about what they can do and if you could use them.

      November 11

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