Online workshop digital blending and sublimating nature
This workshop is presented in French only
- Tariff in euros for 1 person,all taxes included
- Dates: Sunday 15 and Sunday 22 May 2022
- Timetable: from 16:00 to 19:00
- Workshop duration: 3 hours on 15 May + 3 hours on 22 May 2022
- Prerequisite: knowledge of Photoshop basics
- Video summaries of the 2 sessions provided
- Number of registrations to date: 11
(see description below for more details)
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After a first collaboration on a workshop dedicated to digital blending in 2019 in Paris, and an online workshop in 2021, Daniel and I are happy to propose this brand new online workshop.
The original idea here is to offer 2 workshops in 1, with landscape photography as the main theme.
In a first session on May 15, 2022, Daniel will present his remarkable technique in the art of mixing different exposures, in order to obtain his beautiful images. As he says himself when presenting his approach, and I quote: "direct output from the sensor is not a concept I am familiar with. I don't pretend to represent reality, but an idealised version of it".
David, in a second session on Sunday 22 May 2022, will present his techniques for creating atmospheric nature images. Like Daniel, David likes to add his own creative touch to his images.
Contents of the workshop :
Digital blending by Daniel Cheong:
Digital blending is a technique that consists of creating an image from several shots of the same subject, with different exposure times and settings, and at different times.
- Presentation of this image style:
a presentation will be made with before and after examples.
- Shooting conditions :
Tips will be given, including multiple shots in bracketing mode, and the use of ND (neutral density) filters for long exposures.
- Developing the file in Camera Raw :
the raw files, commonly called "RAW", being the most complete, since they are unprocessed by definition, it is from these that the basic adjustments will be made.
- Techniques :
- Digital Blending technique applied to landscape photography. Combination of exposures taken with different settings (ISO, aperture, speed), as well as with ND filters. Some tricks to accentuate lights and paint colours will be explained. The finalization of the image will be done with Nik Collection Color Efex filters.
- Creation of vertical panoramas (Vertoramas).
- Focus Stacking. This technique allows you to obtain a perfectly sharp image from the foreground to the background, even when the foreground is very close to the lens.
All these techniques will be shown live on Photoshop.
Sublimating nature by David Duchens :
In this session you will learn how to sublimate your landscape images, in the style you can see in the examples under the course thumbnail.
The work will be done from a photo taken in the forest, in autumn. This is the time when nature offers its magnificent palette of colours. This course will teach you techniques that will allow you to obtain results with a visual "boost" compared to the initial shot. You will be able to create different atmospheres, by playing with light, colours, modifying the sky, or even adding sun rays.
- Shooting :
technique and advice.
- Sky replacement :
Two techniques will be discussed:
- The automatic sky replacement tool in Photoshop will be explained.
- You will also learn how to crop the sky in the "classic" way, using separation masks (preparation on an alpha layer). This technique is very effective for selecting small elements. This will be the case here with the branches and foliage of trees.
- Colours :
Colours are one of the main elements to work on.
You will learn to use several of the most impactful settings. The modifications will sometimes be global, but most often localised. You will therefore use tools to select areas of the image.
- Atmosphere :
As you will have noticed from the images in this course, the overall mood is almost always different from the base image. You will see how to create different moods, sometimes with global applications on the image, but more often by playing on the lights and shadows in a localised way. The creation of rays of light, the dramatisation of the sky, or the creation of mist, all contribute strongly to the overall atmosphere. All these techniques will help you achieve the results you want.
- Filters :
You will discover in this course the use of several filters from the Nik Collection suite (see below the software section). Some of them contribute to work an atmosphere in a very simple way.
As with Daniel's session, the techniques covered will be demonstrated live on Photoshop.
Questions / Answers :
During the different stages of the 2 workshops, questions may be asked.
Also, 30 minutes will be devoted at the end of the workshop for a question and answer session.
Course of the workshop :
This workshop is delivered online (via the Internet), and live. The ZOOM video conferencing application will be used. The connection is established in a few clicks. You do not need to create an account or subscribe to Zoom to participate in the workshop. An invitation link will be sent to you by e-mail before each session. You will then simply be asked to download the application, in order to get the user interface. It is very easy to learn. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Video summary :
This workshop is accompanied by a video summary for each session.
It is recorded live during the workshop.
The video will be sent to you in MP4 format, via WeTransfer, after each session.
Practical information :
Workshop leaders: Daniel Cheong on 15 May & David Duchens on 22 May 2022.
Dates and times of the workshop: Sunday 15 May 2022 from 4pm to 7pm and Sunday 22 May 2022 from 4pm to 7pm
Nota Bene: this workshop is only offered in French.
Note: for English-speaking audiences, this workshop will also be offered in English soon.
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