Using Photoshop to Enhance Images Workshop: Aug. 13, 2020

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020
  • Online via Zoom; free and open to the public. Meeting ID: 817 431 1431; Passcode: fwcc2020
  • Using Photoshop to Enhance Photos; download the presentation PDF Enhance Images Workshop Morris

How do Master photographers enhance their photographs and draw the eye to the subject?

Charles MorrisGet ideas and learn more from Fort Worth Camera Club member Charles Morris, an avid bird photographer, as he demonstrates how to enhance images using a variety of Photoshop functions.

Charles will add his skills to lessons from previous 2020 workshops presented by club member and Master photographer Robert Chura and Matt Kloskowski.

This session will show how to use Photoshop’s powerful layers for sharpening the subject, burning elements in the background, using dodging to draw the eye, blur the background to create depth of field and saturation.

Left, phoebe eating lunch; right, after Charles’s post-processing skills.

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In-Person Meetings Cancelled

Updated Aug. 4, 2020

  • In-person meetings are cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
  • Join us via Zoom for programs, competition review and workshops. The Fort Worth Camera Club Officers and Board of Directors has made online presentations open to the public, as were our in-person events.
  • Check this website and Facebook for login information and topics.

Updated May 11, 2020

  • In-person Club meetings will be cancelled until at least September. UNTHSC is not yet open for public meetings.
  • Club workshops will be conducted on Zoom starting in June with Robert Chura as the first presenter. He will explain his image planning and processing steps. Robert is a Master photographer, regular award winner and a long-time Club member.
  • We hope to host programs online and schedule outings in small groups with social distancing. Please check this website and Facebook regularly.
  • We hope you will continue to participate in online activities, and we hope you are safely able to enjoy making photos at home and outdoors.
  • We look forward to seeing you online!

 Published March 11, 2020

Our regularly scheduled March 19, April and May meetings at UNTHSC have been cancelled due to concerns about COVID-19, the novel corona virus.

We meet at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, which has closed its public meeting rooms through the end of May to help protect its campus and students, and the many community members who use its facilities.

Medical professionals and the Centers for Disease Control recommend that we avoid gatherings and groups to help manage the virus. About 100 people regularly attend our first and third Thursday meetings.

These monthly meetings at UNTHSC are cancelled:

  • March 19
  • April 2
  • April 16
  • April 28 workshop
  • May 7
  • May 21

Please follow us on Facebook and this website for updated information about club activities. We will provide additional information about outings not at UNTHSC, competition, programs and future events on these sites and by email. Thank you for your membership and your understanding.

We encourage you to consult with your health care provider and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and its experts in the study, treatment and prevention of viral illness. Here are tips:

  • If you feel ill, have a cough or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your medical provider.
  • If you think you may have been exposed to the corona virus, stay home and contact your medical provider.
  • Avoid large gatherings and groups of people.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.
  • Don’t shake hands with others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds (Sing the Happy Birthday Song twice).
  • Use hand sanitizer; let it dry on your hands.

Find current information from these sources:

We hope to see you at an outing or future meeting. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.

Above, Exchange Avenue, Ken Spencer

Image Planning Workshop Online: July 7, 2020

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  • Online for members via Zoom; log-in information emailed to members

John Nixon 2019 President 400wJoin John Nixon as he explains his how he got that shot … of the Grapevine Railroad and train station.

We will cover all aspects of capturing the image, says John:

  • Planning the shoot.
  • Envisioning the image.
  • Processing with Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • Final image selection and output.

John is a Master photographer who is serving as Fort Worth Camera Club president for the second year (2019 and 2020.) The Grapevine Train Station earned third place in the Master’s division in the June 2020 competition.

Processing Infrared to Black/White Workshop: July 28

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  • Online via Zoom for members; log in credentials emailed to members

Log in to a video workshop presentation featuring Vincent Versace. Versace will discuss steps needed to process an infrared image to a black and white photo. His recommended steps also are applicable to any black and white image.

Versace is the author of the best-selling books “From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black & White Technique Known to Mankind” and “Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop.”

He is based in Los Angeles and is a consultant to several camera, software and printer manufacturers. This presentation is provided by B&H Photo and Video.

Join us!

Annual dues are reduced each July. Download a PDF-2020-July-Member-Form and mail to the address on the form; $20 for individuals or $10 for students to age 18.

Lightroom Tips Online Workshop: June 9, 2020

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  • Online, for Members
  • Lightroom Tips from Master Photographer Robert Chura

Join others in the club in a Zoom workshop to learn Lightroom tips from Master photographer Robert Chura.

Chura_Robert_400wBob will show us how he uses Lightroom Classic CC to enhance his photographs. Users of Lightroom 6 may follow along with most of the presentation.

This will be mostly for intermediate and advanced Lightroom users who know the basics of Lightroom tools. But the basics will apply to other software, and beginners will certainly get some good ideas from Bob’s presentation. Bob will go through a couple of his images and show how he uses Lightroom tools and brushes to enhance, make masks and improve the final image.

Bob is a Lifetime member of Fort Worth Camera Club. He regularly wins awards at monthly competition in both print and digital categories. Above, Window and Sink, an award winner in May competition.

This event will only be open to club members. Future events may be open to other followers, depending on participation and capacity of our Zoom membership.

If you have a suggestion for a workshop topic and/or presenter, contact Workshop Coordinator David Bee.