Visual Creativity Seminars with Tony Sweet
Presented by Tony Sweet Instructional Level: Intermediate/Advanced
“Have faith in your vision.” – Tony Sweet
The most comprehensive and information packed workshop to date, this four hour plus seminar is refreshing, fast paced and full of shooting and post-processing information that will help any photographer, regardless of your skill level.
- Compelling Composition - Line, shape, form and flow are only a few of the components which work together to create compelling composition. In this presentation, many compositional techniques (traditional and creative) are illustrated and discussed, the point being to help you to think in terms of distilling the subject down to its essence.
- Flower Photography- Flowers have always been a favorite subject with photographers, painters and visual artists. Soft lines, curves, color and translucency lend flowers to infinite interpretations. Many image illustrations, equipment, lenses and set-ups are revealed.
- Panoramic Photography - The world of panoramic photography is at your finger tips. First, it is possible to create great panos hand held, with no tripod. Photoshop’s Photomerge can create the composite and you’re good to go. However, for more advanced panoramic photography, hardware is needed and will be discussed, as well as nodal points, amount of overlap needed at different focal lengths, metering and multi-layered stitched pans.
- Texture Blending Images - Texture blending is gaining in popularity and is a wonderful way make your work unique. We’ll explore various texture blending techniques and software options, as well what consider when applying textures to an image.
- Plug-Ins Unplugged - In this segment, the creative use of the top plugins will be illustrated including a series of “befores” and “afters” demonstrating the wide range of creative interpretations available.
- Special In-Camera Creative Effects - Although software is one of the great driving forces in modern digital photography, there are many creative effects that can be accomplished in-camera. Techniques such as HDR, multiple exposures, swipes, Infrared, light painting, and extreme long exposures will be illustrated.
- iPhone Photography - The final portion of Tony’s seminar will introduce you to the incredible possibilities of using mobile phones for serious work. All apple apps are available on the iPad, so even if you do not have a iPhone, but have an iPad, you can import the photos and have use of all of the incredible apple apps to optimize your images. Essential apps, processing techniques, creative recipes, and printing tips will be shared!
Photography how-to videos are a great way to learn photography because it allows the viewer to easily review any section that is more interesting or challenging until the techniques becomes a part of your own photography skills!