he 4Cs will hold a short virtual convention on Saturday, November 14th, and we are delighted to be hosting Sean Bagshaw as our featured speaker! Sean will be making two presentations in the morning, and we’ll wrap up the event with an afternoon presentation of the 4Cs awards program.
There is no charge to attend: it’s been a strange year and we wanted to make this set of programs available to as many 4Cs members as possible. We will be using Zoom’s Webinar feature which requires a simple registration process: you’ll need to enter your name and email, and answer one 4Cs question about virtual presentations. Note that we need your email ONLY for the automated process of sending the meeting link. We will not be saving or otherwise using the email addresses. Since the webinar is free, using a registration mechanism seemed like the best way to keep everyone on the internet from tuning in. It will also tell us ahead of time how many people to expect; the webinar will support a maximum of 500 attendees, and in the unlikely event that we bump up against that limit we will record the presentations and make them available afterwards.
Here’s the link to register:
Sean is an outstanding landscape photographer based in Ashland, an excellent speaker who presented at the 2010 and 2013 conventions, and a founding member of the Photo Cascadia group. Just back from an autumn photography foray, Sean will be making the following two presentations:
Adventures in Light - 9:30am
Light is perhaps the most important element in photography. In outdoor photography, we are at the whim of the natural light that is available. In the landscape, being a student of light, intimately knowing the different kinds of lighting situations and understanding how they impact our photographs is essential. In this presentation, Sean will share what he has learned about the types of light on his photography journey and how they can be used to elevate our images.
An Introduction To The Power Of Luminosity Masks - 10:45am
The more fine control we have over image adjustments the better we are able to create high-quality results and achieve our creative vision. The use of masks to control adjustments in Photoshop makes it one of the most powerful image editing tools available. Pixel-based masks, such as luminosity masks, provide an even finer degree of control. In this presentation, Sean will provide an introduction to what luminosity masks are and ways they can be used to make very fine, nuanced and natural image adjustments. There will be helpful takeaways for people of all experience levels.
There will be a short break after Sean's first program and a longer break for lunch when Sean’s second program wraps up. We’ll resume at 1pm with the presentation of all the 4Cs results from the annual competitions: the Convention EID Invitational competitions, club winners from the monthly EID and print competitions, Recorded Program winners, and Image of the Year awards for Quarterly and Monthly EID.
It should be a fun and educational day— I hope you can join us!