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Betty's Skies, Textures and Composites Post Processing Workshop: MORNING

  • Jul 21, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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Always wanted to know how Betty Wiley makes her fantastic, atmospheric images? This popular workshop is a repeat of the workshop in May. Read the reviews and see the images created here.

By popular request, Betty Wiley will be doing a special 3 hour workshop on replacing skies and using various texture overlay techniques to enhance images. This post processing workshop will be an intensive, hands-on class and students are asked to bring 3-4 of their own images to work on.

Betty will be presenting a brief slide show with images she has worked on and transformed using various different techniques. This will be followed by a step-by-step demonstration which will be accompanied by a written hand-out which will allow the student to follow along. The remainder of the workshop will be spent with students working on their own images using the techniques that Betty has demonstrated. Betty and Amy will be available to help and to answer questions.

The goal of this workshop will be for each student to leave with a thorough understanding of the processes and techniques involved so that they are competent to do this on their own. Betty will also provide each student with a CD of skies and textures that they can take home. If you have wanted to learn Betty’s techniques to replace boring, drab skies and use textures to add drama and impact to your images, now is the chance!

Need To Bring: Students will need laptops or a portable desktop with either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (a version that supports layers and masking, 9 or 10 work well) and 3-4 images that they want to work on that are preloaded onto their laptop/desktop or on a thumb drive so they can be found easily. If you do not have a laptop or desktop you can bring, you may share with a friend if that works for you.

**While high proficiency is not required for Photoshop or Elements, knowledge of how to navigate the programs, download images from a CD and find them, and move them around your laptop and software programs is required.**

Here are some examples of before and after post processing by Betty Wiley.


Betty Wiley is an award-winning photographer who currently resides in Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Her favorite subjects are birds and wildlife and she is an accomplished landscape photographer. She also loves photographing children and operates a small studio out of her home, AvaGrace studio ( Retired shortly over 3 years ago from a long, rewarding and successful career in the biotech industry where she specialized in licensing products to treat rare genetic diseases, she loves having the freedom now to pursue her passion for photography. She belongs to several local camera clubs, Cape Cod Art Association Camera Club (CCAACC) where she was named “photographer of the year” for 2010, and also to Cape Cod View Finders Camera Club (CCVFCC) where her image of sandhill cranes won "image of the year" for 2011. Betty recently received a commendable award in the International Nature Photography competition sponsored by the Audubon Society. Betty's images frequently appear in Cape Cod magazine and she was featured in a photo essay which appeared in the July (2011) issue which showcased some of her images taken on Cape Cod and the islands. Betty is also a Getty image contributor and has sold work to companies such as American Eagle Outfitters.

Below is an after and before by Betty of what can be done using techniques you will learn in this 3 hour workshop.

Here's an opportunity to learn from the master, you'll leave this workshop with all the tools you'll need to create your own works of art.

To sign up for this workshop, use our paypal option when you RSVP.

Hope to see you there for a fun and extremely informative event!!

Amy Davies and Betty Wiley

Refund Policy: If you find you can not attend, it is up to you to contact someone on the waiting list, or a friend and make arrangements with them to take your place. Refunds only if we have to change or cancel. Thank you.

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  • Ralph M.

    Betty has a number of gifts - as a photographer, as a presenter and, most importantly, as a person. I feel most fortunate that I have been able to experience all three. If you get the opportunity again to take one of Betty's workshops, don't pass it up. You and your photography will be better for it.

    July 23, 2012

  • Barbara H.

    Super! I learned a lot, particularly how to save some less than stellar shots of which I have my fair share. I highly recommend this workshop to photographers and photoshoppers of all levels. Thank you Betty, my opsreys look so much better against a pretty sky.

    July 22, 2012

  • Peter S.

    Betty is the best! She made everyone feel comfortable and accomplished what she showed us in the agenda at the beginning of the workshop. Th handout reinforces her in class presentation.

    July 22, 2012

  • Carolyn H.

    Betty is an excellent teacher. Her workshop was the best I have attended. She made a complicated program and subject easy. I am looking forward to attending more of her workshops.

    July 22, 2012

  • Lauren

    Loved, loved, loved this workshop!! Betty did an excellent job with the presentation, clearly explaining and guiding us through the process step by step!

    July 22, 2012

  • Sherry M.

    Thoroughly enjoyable! Betty's a great teacher. She makes learning complex procedures clear and easy. Thanks again!

    July 22, 2012

  • Cheryll O.

    What an amazing class! Betty showed us her tips and tricks in a very organized, methodical way, which made it easy for people of all skill levels to follow along. She and Amy were right at your sde if you had any questions or problems. Betty's knowledge and enthusiasm, as well as her patient teaching methods made the class FUM and EASY for all of us! I had heard high praise about this class from other PDP members, who advised me to go to this class if it was offered again, and I am so glad It was, and I was able to participate. Thank You, Betty!

    July 22, 2012

  • Lindaellen B.

    Today, was the most interesting class that I have been too in a long time. Betty and Amy were super with me. I am working on my picture, if you have not taken this class you are missing a great deal, fun, creative, and I am waiting for the next class in the future. Excellent on teaching this and great with each and everyone of us who needed help.


    July 21, 2012

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Additional notes: If you find you can not attend, it is up to you to contact someone on the waiting list and make arrangements with them to take your place. Refunds only if we have to change or cancel. Thank you.

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