FP105 – Digital Editing Workshop

This workshop discusses the techniques you’ll need to effectively and artistically fix, enhance (or even change) your digital photographs. Two major digital photo enhancement packages are catered for: namely, Photoshop, and Picasa. The free or affordable packages are used for group discussions. Individual lessons are given using any edition of Photoshop or Picasa. The skills you will learn are easily portable between packages and versions.

Here are just some of the techniques you will learn:
● Basic usage of Picasa and Photoshop Elements
● Digital work flows
● Quick digital fixes
● Adjustments to exposure, contrast, color, and saturation
● Image resizing
● Various shortcuts
● Selection tools, brushes, painting and drawing tools
● Blur and Sharpening
● EXIF image information
● Canvas sizes and cropping
● File formats
● Filters
● Black and White conversion
● Sepia toning …
… and more!

Course Format

The instructor-led workshop consists of 2 modules of about 3 hours each.
Individual customized sessions are arranged by appointment.

PREREQUISITES

● Students must bring the following:

  • Their own digital camera equipment. Digital SLR (D-SLR) cameras with manual override functions are recommended.
  • Spare accessories (e.g. batteries, chargers, memory cards, etc.)
  • Camera’s instruction manuals
  • A valid insurance declaration from an insurance company for private or commercial insurance of all your photography/electronic equipment
  • About 10 digital photos that you want to edit on a USB memory stick or CD
  • Some photographs for discussion
  • Own notebook and writing instruments
  • Own refreshments
  • For INDIVIDUAL coaching only! A list of discussion topics at least one week in advance of the session, and their own laptop installed with the required software.

Costs

● Workshop: Choose between course FP105a (Photoshop) or FP105b (Picasa): R950-00 per delegate. A non-refundable retainer fee of R500-00 must accompany the registration to reserve your place. The balance of R450-00 is payable on or before the day the workshop starts.
● Individual lessons: R250-00 for the first hour or part thereof. Then R200-00 per half hour or part thereof.