Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Deja View Attends Design 101 Class Sponsored by WPPI, H&H and Graphic Authority

To be part of this class has been an amazing experience.  It was an online webinar that lasted 6 sessions over a three week period with instructors Jaron Horrocks, from Graphic Authority and David Curerdon who taught beauty retouching tips. I have spent the last couple weeks working with Photoshop using masks, clipping masks, textures, overlays, frames, edges the list goes on and on.  Each of us in the class was given the assignment to produce a final project including a card, canvas and a twenty page book all supplied by H&H Color Lab. I hope to have all of these completed before I head off to the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Convention in Las Vegas. I have never printed a 12x12 canvas, mine have all been larger and this will be the first time I use a series of photos. I have put together a collection of my favorite cat and dog images for this and the book I plan to use as a sample to show my clients my recent portrait work including babies, children, Seniors and individuals.

Besides working with great instructors like Jaron and David I also was able to connect with another person in the class who has a wedding photography business in Cleveland, Ohio.  Kelly Brown and her husband Jay own J.A.Y.S. Photography . Kelly has years of experience in Photoshop and has been a wonderful help to mentor me while working on this project.  Kelly will also be at WPPI and I can't wait to meet her. We both are in an evening class, one of the first nites in Las Vegas, where we will be photographing models on the strip not far from the MGM where we are staying.

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