Speaker: Donald Martin - Subject: Post Processing, Surrealism and False Colors

This talk is intended to expand your ideas in post processing images.
Every book on digital photography discusses post processing. Almost all of them take a very conservative approach with warnings such as overdoing saturation, contrast or sharpening. My view is that these warnings should be viewed as challenges. What can you achieve by throwing the rules out the window! I will illustrate an examples of the unsharp mask at 500% and equally outrageous color adjustments.

The talk will be less about the technical details and more about when
and why to use unusual approaches. I will also mention surrealism. I see
it as a way to have some fun while avoiding ordinary images. In fact, I
have attempted to make all of my examples somewhat surreal. I will use
my images based on the ECC scavenger hunt. The problems in creating
images for this hunt will be familiar to many of the club members. I
don’t expect agreement on the images but I believe that my approach may give you some interesting ideas. I will have a handout on false color
methods which includes work that I have not seen published elsewhere.

PS - Come early (6:30pm) to socialize!!!!

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  • Lynn C.

    Thank you Don. Interesting to see the way you work.

    January 18, 2014

  • N. Michael H.

    Don's wonderful imagination at its best. Some unforgettable images.

    January 18, 2014

  • Lynn C.

    I do a lot of post processing fun (not work) in Photoshop Elements and like to take things to extremes, so looking forward to learning more.

    December 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pay dues? What happened to just rsvps? Not going to be able to make it anyways.

    December 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Joe.
      I am helping Susan implement the new dues mechanism. I am sorry that you were unaware of the new method for collecting member dues. We should have done a better job of communicating this in yesterday’s email.

      As a matter of fairness we require members to pay $10 per year to support paid speakers, the cost of meetup.com, membership in the Northwest Council of Camera Clubs, etc. However we have never had an easy way to remind members to pay dues or when their dues anniversary was approaching. Meetup has provided a new method for reminding members when they RSVP and we are implementing it at this time. It resolves the problems I mentioned and takes a large burden off of the volunteer organizers.

      Reminding members when they RSVP for a meeting is the most practical mechanism. I would appreciate hearing of your concerns and any suggestions you may have and hope that you decide that the $10 in dues is a reasonable price for the benefits that you receive. Kind regards, Michael

      December 10, 2013

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