"Photography and the Real World in the Digital Age" with Stephen Johnson

Steve will concentrate on digital photography's capabilities as a set of tools to capture and decode the visual wonder of the real world. Photoshop will be explored as a tool of revelation of our camera's light capture, using raw processing and Photoshop as straightforward photo processing tools rather than instruments of image alteration.

This talk concentrates on the tools within Photoshop critical to Photographers for straightforward photography. It is a great chance to explore digital photographic finishing with Steve, and his use of interpretive and editing tools, which he works hard to execute with restraint and finesse. This talk is designed to work through image processing in the digital age, breaking down the steps to really understand the processes working for a realistic representation of what we saw with our eyes. Using the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport, color correction tools, careful tonal control, and preserving options into archive versions of your files will be our primary pathways. This lecture is not about compositing or faking photographs. Software concentration will be mainly on Adobe Photoshop, but will look at other tools as well like Camera Raw/ Lightroom.

ALSO: We've got 2 copies of X-rite's ColorChecker Passport as raffle prizes. So be sure to bring your business cards in order to get your name in the raffle.

Read more about our speaker, Stephen Johnson.

Join us October 10th for this great opportunity to learn from expert Stephen Johnson. We will have time for Q&A after Steve's presentation.


Special thank you to our sponsor, Canon, for making it possible to have Stephen Johnson as our October speaker.

PIZZA PROVIDED BY ADOBE! THANK YOU!

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  • Ricardo G.

    Excellent! Even though I am a fashion photographer, I got great information!

    October 12, 2013

  • Lynn

    Very "photo" informative.

    October 11, 2013

  • Sharon S.

    Photography as conservation. Love it.

    2 · October 10, 2013

    • Marie M.

      Thanks for coming, Sharon!

      1 · October 10, 2013

    • Sharon S.

      Thanks for hosting Marie!

      October 11, 2013

  • Marie M.

    Check out the great photos uploaded by Ron Reed! Thank you Ron!

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Phyllis N.

    Great. Very interesting and informative. Good to see old friends and meet new people.

    October 10, 2013

    • Marie M.

      Post your photo with Stephen!

      October 10, 2013

  • Maxine C.

    Hi - just wanted to touch base with all those people from the Marin area regarding carpooling. Our ususal place to meet and form carpools is in the front of Starbucks in Strawberry Shopping Center. I am coming from Novato and the time to meet at Starbucks is 5:30PM -- just wondering who plans to meet there at 5:30PM. Add your Name to the list below my communication. Thanks see you there.

    Bruce - I changed the time to 5:30 at Strawberry in Mill Valley, so lets hookup at 5:00 in Rowland at Starbuck's. If this is problem let me know

    October 9, 2013

    • Bruce K.

      No 5:00 works for me. See you there.

      October 9, 2013

    • Marie M.

      Thanks for joining us tonight! So worth it, wasn't it?

      October 10, 2013

  • Leigh T.

    I was excited about this today, but I've been battling a migraine and had to sit this one out. Hope to make the next one!

    October 10, 2013

  • Marie M.

    Thanks to all who joined us! Stephen's presentation was inspiring and educational. Loved his work as both photographer and conservationist. Great door prizes Stephen generously obtained for our raffle too! Thank you to sponsor Canon for making tonight's presentation possible.

    3 · October 10, 2013

  • David E.

    This meet up was not available for online participation.

    In the future, it would be great if you could implement online attendance / participation. You might like to contact Kelly ( roundpeg Kelly <[masked]>) on how to do this. Kelly does this all the time from the various locations. Sorry- you asked for feedback and for sure, I would have been there last night if I did not have this danged disability. Thanks-David in San Francisco ( a few blocks away )

    October 10, 2013

  • rpsf

    I will be driving in to SF from Richmond. If anyone would like to share the ride, contact me ASAP.
    Robert

    October 10, 2013

  • Maxine C.

    Remember - Meetup for carpooling at Starbuck's in Mill Valley - Strawberry Shopping Center is at 5:30PM -- we are getting fed Pizza and it will be served at 6:30pm.

    October 10, 2013

  • Marie M.

    Please note! If you RSVP'd after 10:00am Wednesday, your name didn't make it on the name badges list BUT not to worry! You just need to get your badge through Security to join us. Adobe requires me to submit names today but we don't close RSVPs. Thanks!!

    October 9, 2013

  • kat

    Might you consider recording this?

    1 · September 17, 2013

    • Andrew K.

      Yes, please let me know if this will be broadcast live & later recorded?

      October 4, 2013

    • Marie M.

      To enjoy this great presentation by Stephen Johnson. join us at Adobe in San Francisco. No broadcast but a great opportunity to meet fellow members and also meet Stephen in person!

      October 9, 2013

  • David E.

    Can we attend digitally ?

    October 4, 2013

    • Marie M.

      To enjoy this great presentation by Stephen Johnson. join us at Adobe in San Francisco. No broadcast but a great opportunity to meet fellow members and also meet Stephen in person!

      October 9, 2013

  • Robin A.

    What! No food? I'm outta here. (Kidding.) Food for the mind beats food for the body any day.

    October 4, 2013

    • Marie M.

      Last minute change! We do have pizza! Thanks to Adobe.

      1 · October 9, 2013

  • Joe M

    I found out I cannot make it to SF, but I would like to view online. It would be really nice if someone could respond to the questions about availability.

    Thanks

    October 8, 2013

    • Marie M.

      To enjoy this great presentation by Stephen Johnson. join us at Adobe in San Francisco. No broadcast but a great opportunity to meet fellow members and also meet Stephen in person!

      October 9, 2013

  • Marie M.

    Apologies! In my last email notifying everyone that we will serve pizza at 6:30, I accidentally wrote "tonight". Event is still THURSDAY, OCT. 10. Pizza will be served at 6:30, Stephen's presentation starts at 7:00pm.

    October 9, 2013

    • Joe M

      Can anyone answer the questions about online availability?

      October 9, 2013

    • Marie M.

      it was answered earlier in the comments:To enjoy this great presentation by Stephen Johnson. join us at Adobe in San Francisco. No broadcast but a great opportunity to meet fellow members and also meet Stephen in person!

      October 9, 2013

  • Maxine C.

    Anyone from Marin want to carpool into the city? We usually meet up at Starbucks in Strawberry shopping center. and carpool from there. Let's decide what time to meet.

    September 22, 2013

    • rthaler

      Maxine, I emailed you the other day but didn't hear back. You interested in carpooling?

      October 9, 2013

    • Maxine C.

      Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. We are meeting at Starbucks in Strawberry Shopping center at 5:30pm. see you there

      October 9, 2013

  • Marie M.

    To enjoy this great presentation by Stephen Johnson. join us at Adobe in San Francisco. No broadcast but a great opportunity to meet fellow members and also meet Stephen in person!

    October 9, 2013

  • rthaler

    Trying to respond to Miriam Miriam, I live in San Anselmo. Hesitant to leave a phone number. You can contact me through my site, if you can't leave a direct message for me through here. http://www.lumiograph.com/contact Unfortunately, I have to leave to the event from San Rafael, but maybe we can work something out.

    October 7, 2013

    • miriam w

      thank - decided to go to an event in Oakland.

      October 9, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    For Stephen: discuss the use of layers in straight photo processing. When does this serve his photos better than the one layer Lightroom approach.

    October 5, 2013

  • Sharon S.

    So glad Stephen is going to present!

    1 · September 17, 2013

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