Houston Center for Photography

Digital Darkroom with Moose Peterson

Saturday, May. 23, 2020 – Saturday, May. 23, 2020

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM


Digital Darkroom with Moose Peterson
Presented by Precision Camera and the Houston Center for Photography

To keep everyone safe, this class is currently online only! We are using a website that requires no software download, full access to class handouts, and the ability to chat and ask questions with your class. More information will be sent upon purchase.

Price: $49
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You want the best possible photograph. Remember that it begins and ends when you go "click" with the camera! With that said, our cameras are what I loving refer to as "cold, heartless bastards." There is no setting for romance and no slider for passion. You have to bring that to your photograph, and that is often done in post — in the digital darkroom. Finishing your photographs - not fixing - is what we'll be covering in this special, fun webcast.

I'll start with how the photograph was taken, knowing what would need to be done in post to finish it and then, actually going into Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop. I'll go over how if I can't get an image finished in two minutes, I will abandon it. We'll cover the three things most important in our finishing - speed, quality and flexibility. Most importantly, I'll provide you lots of tools to simplify your finishing. It's going to be brilliant - can't wait to share it all with you!

About the Instructor
Moose’s lifelong passion is photographing the life history of our endangered wildlife and wild places. Since 1981, he and his wife, Sharon, have dedicated their lives to this pursuit. Educating the public about our wild heritage is their hallmark. Moose added to this in 2008 aviation photography with the same goal of preserving our aviation heritage and the freedoms they protect — pictorial and oral — for future generations. Along the way, Moose has been honored for his photographic passion: a Nikon Ambassador, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program, just to name a few. He was part of Epson’s Finish Strong ad campaign. Moose was the creative producer/photographer of his acclaimed film Warbirds and The Men Who Flew Them. He shares his knowledge through his writing and has been published in over 143 magazines worldwide and authored 29 books including his latest, Takeoff and best seller Captured. He lectures across the country to thousands upon thousands of photographers every year. One of the original Nikon shooters to receive the D1 in 1999, Moose embraced this new technology becoming the only wildlife photographer in the world to shoot strictly digital in the early years. While a beta site for all the major hardware and software manufacturers, Moose continues being a creative innovator of new techniques both behind the camera and the computer, which is the driving force behind his photography and goals.


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