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May 2013 Tuesday Learnshop: Digital Composites – A Single Frame Story

John Mariana will be presenting “Digital Composites – A Single Frame Story.”

John is a prolific photographer and instructor extraordinaire.  John always has excellent suggestions to help with our own photography. We look forward to seeing you at this Learnshop.

John's Description of His Presentation

How do you create a fine art image from multiple images? Compositing is the art of combining multiple images or parts of multiple images into a new single image. I want my images to tell a story so I think of them as “Single Frame Stories.”

(For a complete description with photos, click here.)

In this program I will present and demonstrate the Fine Art Techniques I use in Photoshop (PS) using selections and layers to create “My Story”. I will present the concepts of image impact and storytelling.

A great quote from Leonardo da Vinci is “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Images with the most impact are those that have “simplicity” of concept, background, and content, telling a story in a single frame.

During the presentation I will show examples of my original image(s) and then the final composite image. Using Photoshop I will demonstrate the use of the tools to achieve images in my style. * [masked] * [masked]

Fourth Tuesday Learnshops are technical sessions, sponsored by SPS for its members. While we ALWAYS welcome visitors interested in the club, if you attend regularly, we ask that you help support the club (which pays for the rent and facilities) by becoming a member!

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  • Bob F.

    John was excellent. Made me open my mind to a different approach to photo processing. He made it look so easy I couldn't wait to get home to try his techniques. Well done Sir

    May 29, 2013

  • Mary B.

    Great class

    May 29, 2013

  • Harriet D.

    Excellent presentation by John!

    May 29, 2013

  • Stan K.

    As usual, John not only gave me some valuable information, he wowed me with what he does. He always raises the photography bar for me.

    May 29, 2013

  • Catherine C.

    Wonderful presentation!

    May 29, 2013

  • Horace H.

    John was superb! His photoshop expertise translates into a very understandable teaching style. Excellent!

    May 29, 2013

  • Mikki Root D.

    Excellent! John did his usual super job of letting us see his workflow. He makes layers look easy. Must get in the groove and learn that skill!

    May 29, 2013

  • Vicki M S.

    John Mariana was superb! He makes it all look so simple. Hopefully his books will truly make it that way! Just need more volume for the sound system so even those in the back can hear clearly.

    May 28, 2013

  • Adelmo Leite de S.

    it is paid or is free?

    May 27, 2013

    • Cherie T.

      It is free. We hope you enjoy the programs and will choose to join SPS if you haven't already. Have fun!

      May 28, 2013

  • Adelmo Leite de S.

    it is paid or is free?

    May 27, 2013

  • Eric E.

    Looking forward to an exciting evening. John is a great presenter. I officially joined the club last month

    May 26, 2013

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