Beyond Photography: Painterly Effects with Harold Davis (31:20)

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2016 is a ‘Year of the Monkey’…so in honor of this new year in which we can expect the unexpected, let’s kick it off with an exciting presentation from master photographer and digital artist Harold Davis. In this session, Harold will go beyond photography and create imagery that has the freedom and wild expressiveness of fine art painting. He will show you how to use Topaz tools to unleash the power and creative freedom of your unbridled imagination! There will be time for Q&A at the end of the session.

Harold Davis is a well-known photographer, the author of many bestselling photography books, and a popular workshop leader. He is an Adobe Influencer, a Moab Master, and a Zeiss Lens Ambassador.

The Power of Topaz and Aurora HDR for Mac Users

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See the power of Topaz Products combined with the HDR processing dynamite of Aurora HDR (currently Mac only). Aurora HDR was co-designed by Topaz user, and popular HDR photographer, Trey Ratcliff.  It vastly simplifies the process of merging, enhancing and exporting high quality HDR images. Combined with Topaz tools like Texture Effects or Impression it really is a workflow to take your images to an entirely new level! Below we’ll give you an example of what a sucessful workflow could look like.

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Creative Processing – Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art with Hazel Meredith (33:11)

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Want to take that “ordinary” image to the next level? Join Hazel Meredith as she demonstrates some of her techniques to “turn ho-hum into a work of art”. She will be using several Topaz products including: Adjust, Clarity, ReStyle, B&W Effects, Glow and Textures.

Hazel Meredith is involved with the photographic community on local, regional and national levels. She is an officer of the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club; the Connecticut Association of Photographers; and the New England Camera Club Council and active in the Photographic Society of America, and has presented at many camera clubs and councils throughout the U.S.

Her photos have won awards in both local competitions and international salons. In 2008 she received an honors distinction of Master Member of NECCC; in 2013 she was awarded the distinction of APSA from the Photographic Society of America.

She just released her first eBook, “Working with Textures & Overlays: Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art”.

Guiding Your Inner Artist, presented by Blake Rudis (42:01)

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Some people think artists are naturally artistic. While that may be true to an extent, there are ways to guide your artistic self along. Those who consider themselves “just photographers” fail to realize that they are artists practicing in the form of Photography. You can be taught to think like an artist or you can dredge it up from the inside. Join us with Blake Rudis as he guides us through his inner artistic thought pattern using the Topaz Plugins.

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong Fine Art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR Photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop Tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.

Creative Landscape Photography with Harold Davis (34:49)

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Join us for an inspiring session as Harold Davis shows how he uses Topaz plug-ins to enhance his landscape photography. Harold will cover his workflow from photo to finished art, demonstrating some of his favorite filters from Topaz, and showing how he uses the plug-ins both as tools with specific visual goals in mind, and also as a jumping-off place for endless creative opportunities. Harold’s session will help you learn to make the most from Topaz Adjust, Simplify and more in the context of your photography, and explore options for using this powerful software in the process of coming up with your own creative style. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the session.

Harold Davis is a well-known photographer, the author of many bestselling photography books, and a popular workshop leader. He is an Adobe Influencer, a Moab Master, and a Zeiss Lens Ambassador.

Keeping it natural with Topaz Plugins, presented by Joel Wolfson (51:00)

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Most of us put a lot of our photographic efforts into capturing the beautiful things we see. Now that we’ve captured something that moved us, how do we communicate that sense of beauty or awe to the viewer without it looking unrealistic? It’s easy to get carried away with the saturation or contrast slider and lose the natural feel- but it can be done without complication using Topaz plugins. Join internationally published photographer and imaging expert Joel Wolfson as he shows you how he maintains the natural beauty in his images and conveys that very sense to the viewer using his favorite Topaz plugins. Joel will show you step-by-step using bread and butter plugins like Adjust, Clarity, B&W Effects and more!

Joel conducts photo workshops worldwide from his native Southwest to Italy, France and other locales. His roster of notable clients include Newsweek, Elle, Seventeen, Houghton Mifflin, and corporate clients such as Apple, AT&T, 3M, United Airlines and Pillsbury. His technical articles on digital imaging have been translated for use in more than 30 countries. Yet he is best known for his artistic images and unexpected views of everyday places around the globe.

Challenging Images? Not a Problem!, presented by Joel Wolfson (43:49)

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Even a nice sunny day and its harsh shadows present a challenge in post capture processing. Then there are storms, haze, backlight and all kinds of other tough situations that can make processing those images seem daunting. But it’s easier than you think! Join internationally published photographer and imaging expert Joel Wolfson as he shows you how to easily transform those seemingly difficult photographic situations into magnificent images. Joel will walk you through his workflow from start to finish using some of his favorite Topaz plugins like Adjust, Clarity, ReMask and more.

Joel conducts photo workshops worldwide from his native Southwest to Italy, France and other locales. His roster of notable clients include Newsweek, Elle, Seventeen, Houghton Mifflin, and corporate clients such as Apple, AT&T, 3M, United Airlines and Pillsbury. His technical articles on digital imaging have been translated for use in more than 30 countries. Yet he is best known for his artistic images and unexpected views of everyday places around the globe.

Creative Floral Photography with Harold Davis

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Join us for an exciting session as Harold Davis shows how he uses Topaz plug-ins to enhance his well-known botanical photos. Harold will demonstrate his full workflow, from photo to finished art, incorporating his favorite Topaz programs and how he uses the plug-ins both as tools and endless creative opportunities. Harold’s session will help you learn to make the most from Topaz Adjust, Impression and Simplify in the context of your photography, and explore options for using Topaz in the process of coming up with your own creative style. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the session.

Harold Davis is a well-known photographer, the author of many bestselling photography books, and a popular workshop leader. He is an Adobe Influencer, a Moab Master, and a Zeiss Lens Ambassador.

Long Exposure Photography: Tips and Tricks from Blake Rudis (40:42)

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Long Exposure Photography can create some awe inspiring results in your images. However, just capturing the long exposure alone is never quite enough. The bulk of the “Wow Factor” comes from the steps you take in post-processing to take that long exposure image to the next level. Join Blake Rudis as he shows us his complete Topaz and Long Exposure Photography workflow.

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong Fine Art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR Photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop Tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.