Monthly Technical Webinar – September 28, 2021

Texture Blending

The September Technical Webinar speaker will be Mario Lombardi and the topic will be “Texture Blending.”  The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

About Mario Lombardi

Mario Lombardi is an amateur nature and landscape photographer from Snellville, Georgia and is a member of Board of Directors of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club and a member of the Southeastern Photographic Society.  After retiring in 2016 from the U.S. Treasury Department as a National Bank Examiner, he became serious about his photography journey.  Always an outdoor enthusiast, he strives to create images that speak to the beauty of the natural world in his home state of Georgia, Sedona, Arizona, the Colorado Rockies and the rest of the Southwest. 

In this Technical Webinar,  Mario will cover some of the basics of texture blending.  A fun and easy way to bring a lot of creativity and impact to your images.  His presentation will address the software you need, the concepts you need to understand to create texture blends and what photos make a good candidate for a texture blend.  He will give several examples of how to texture blend using different techniques, where you can find textures and where you can go to learn more about texture blending. 

Check out Mario’s short preview video on texture blending!

Check out the examples texture blending. Move the sliders left to right to see the before (left image) and after (right image).

Technical Webinars

The Technical Webinars will be hosted monthly by skilled Club members as well as guest speakers who are subject-matter experts on the various topics. They will be sharing expertise, tips, and knowledge for various photography and post-production techniques. Our aim is to increase your skill level and confidence with your photography and post-production.

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 28th for the Monthly Technical Webinar!

Monthly Technical Webinar – August 24, 2021

Smartphone Photo Editor Apps

The August Technical Webinar speaker will be Tracey Rice and the topic will be “Smartphone Photo Editor Apps.”  The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

Tracey Rice will follow-up on the August Club meeting presentation on “Smartphone Photography” with a deeper dive into several powerful, yet easy-to-use photo editing apps.  She will give an overview of the most popular apps, how they differ from one another, and their primary uses.  She will demonstrate the major functions of several general-purpose photo editor apps like Snapseed, Instagram, VSCO, and Lightroom Mobile, as well as more specialized apps such as TouchRetouch, Mextures, PhotoMarks, and Roll World.  

Whether you just want to quickly enhance a photo before sharing on social media, or you want to add fun special effects, filters, or text, or you’re looking to create a unique piece of art with your photos, there is an app for you! 

Technical Webinars

The Technical Webinars will be hosted monthly by skilled Club members as well as guest speakers who are subject-matter experts on the various topics. They will be sharing expertise, tips, and knowledge for various photography and post-production techniques. Our aim is to increase your skill level and confidence with your photography and post-production.

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, August 24th for the August Technical Webinar!

Monthly Technical Webinar – July 27, 2021

Printing at Colorchrome

The July Technical Webinar speaker will be John Rhodes and the topic will be “Printing at Colorchrome”. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

Brief description of John’s presentation:

John will introduce the audience to Colorchrome’s 52,000 square foot facility which houses dozens of state-of-the-art printers and scanners along with computerized cutting equipment and premium custom framing tools. Colorchrome offers film and slide scanning and also has a dark room to create true photographic prints. You’ll accompany John on a video tour of the facility and then watch as he guides you through the production of a framed ChromaLuxe aluminum print – from file set up all the way through to the finished artwork. John will be available via Zoom to answer any questions following the 12 minute video presentation.

About John Rhodes and Colorchrome

John Rhodes started his imaging career early in life by looking through a 35 mm camera. The camera, handed down by his father, proved to be a little challenging for an 8-year-old, and was soon replaced with a Kodak Instamatic and later a Polaroid. By the time he entered high school, it was time for a camera with more advanced capabilities. John became the yearbook photographer and was known as “The Minolta Man”.

In 1974, John began his first job working at a photo lab. He attended The University of Georgia, completing his degree in Business Administration in Marketing. John photographed weddings and worked at the same photo lab throughout college. After a number of years in the photographic printing industry, John knew he wanted to own his own photo lab one day. He secured a job with Meisel, one of the largest photo labs in the country. John worked with them for almost four years, absorbing everything he could about the industry, technology, and large-scale operations. Armed with the experience he had gained with Meisel, he took the leap and began his own business.

John and his wife Betty founded Colorchrome together in 1983. What began as a small photo lab has developed into a large cutting-edge digital printing company. Colorchrome now services clients throughout the world, using the most innovative technologies to produce the highest quality images possible.

When John is not researching the latest printing techniques or overseeing Colorchrome’s production, you will find him involved in a variety of activities. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing, scuba diving, boating, hunting, skiing, and hiking.

“I started Colorchrome in 1983 because I saw a need for exceptionally high quality photographic imagery that no one else was doing. I have a passion for quality in all aspects of Colorchrome and have worked hard to create a culture where we expect to be the best at everything we do. This drive to be the best goes beyond image quality; it also encompasses our customer service, our diverse array of products, and our commitment to meeting all of our clients’ needs, big or small. Thanks to our diverse and talented staff, as well as our new, larger, state-of-the-art production facility, I expect to continue to build upon this tradition of excellence for years to come.”

Technical Webinars

The Technical Webinars will be hosted monthly by skilled Club members as well as guest speakers who are subject-matter experts on the various topics. They will be sharing expertise, tips, and knowledge for various photography and post-production techniques. Our aim is to increase your skill level and confidence with your photography and post-production.

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, July 27th for the July Technical Webinar!

Monthly Technical Webinar – June 22, 2021

Focus Modes and Panning

The June Technical Webinar speaker will be Bob Chadwick and the topic will be “Focus Modes and Panning”. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

Bob Chadwick will present information on the various focus modes associated with modern DSLR and mirrorless cameras and how they can be best used to ensure sharp, focused pictures in given situations. He will follow this with techniques to use to show motion in fast moving objects ranging from children to cars and airplanes. 

Technical Webinars

The Technical Webinars will be hosted monthly by skilled Club members as well as guest speakers who are subject-matter experts on the various topics. They will be sharing expertise, tips, and knowledge for various photography and post-production techniques. Our aim is to increase your skill level and confidence with your photography and post-production.

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, June 22nd for the June Technical Webinar!

Webinar May 2021

The webinar “Seeing Like an Artist” scheduled for May 25, 2021 has been postponed. The presentation will be rescheduled at a later date.

There will be no webinar on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Monthly Technical Webinar – May 2021

Seeing like an Artist

The May Technical Webinar speaker will be Ludwig Keck and the topic will be “Seeing like an Artist”. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

In this webinar Ludwig Keck takes us on a visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art to explore how artists see their world. Artists see differently – rather than concentrating on subjects, they recognize lines, shapes, patterns, colors, and above all light and shadows. That helps them translate their vision into visual art. Those skill can be learned and allow us to improve our photography.