16 - 23 February 2024, An Introduction to Photo Editing with Cristy Froehlich
So you’ve taken your photo, now what? Be it wanting to simply add a watermark, or delve further into the world of post-production, this workshop will assist you in finding your feet and knowing where you want to go in terms of editing software and editing techniques.
- Dates: 16 - 23 February 2024
- Day/Time: Fridays 9.30am - 4.30pm
- Location: NatureArt Lab, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, ACT
About the workshop
The workshop focuses on principles that make an image aesthetically pleasing and in turn what you might like to do to an existing image in terms of editing, and why.
In the beginning, the thought of photo editing can be pretty daunting if you have not played in the editing space before. During this workshop, you will learn everything from how to import images from your card to your device, right through to exporting an edited and watermarked image out the other side, ready for posting to social media and printing.
During this two-day workshop, build your confidence and learn how to edit nature focused images. Day One will cover many things from settings used in your camera to prepare for editing, importing your images and healthy cataloguing and storage habits, through to removing unwanted image distractions and basic enhancements - we even cover adding watermarks before finally exporting your image for sharing (or printing).
Cristy will cover the general rules of editing as well as explaining the rules of composition, what you want to edit and why. Once it is understood what can be edited and why we edit, Adobe Lightroom will be the tool used to cover basic editing techniques to correct or enhance image composition, exposure, white balance and use of colour, noise as well as sharpening options and how to finally export the image for print. Using a series of exercises, practice using Lightroom to achieve competency with each of these areas with guidance and support.
On the second day, you will bring a selection of your own images to edit on your own laptop/device. The morning will be spent practising the techniques learned on Day One, and reinforcing your learning. You will then be able to guide your own editing practices to achieve your processing photograph goals. While photo editing is very much a personal choice, there are key concepts and principles that underpin what is mostly aesthetically pleasing to all.
- Demonstrated understanding of image import, storage processes including cataloguing and image retrieval.
- Demonstrated understanding of basic editing techniques including cropping, exposure, white balance, contrast, saturation and sharpening.
- A demonstrated understanding of when and why we would use the various editing options.
- Demonstrated understanding and effective use of histograms.
- An introduction to colour theory and why correct colour regeneration is important.
- Demonstrated ability to overall basic photographic enhancements.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the importance of focal points, leading lines and composition including the rule of thirds.
- Demonstrated ability to understand and combat grain in an image.
Level of course/workshop
Suitable for participants (16+) from beginners and intermediate wanting an introduction to image processing. A basic understanding of how to navigate your device/laptop is a must (eg: open an image, create a file / folder etc).
About the tutor
Cristy Froehlich is an award-winning Canberra based nature photographer with over 10 years of experience within the professional photography field. Cristy uses her deep photographic understanding and love of light to capture detailed and artistic images of the macro world. With a wealth of technical knowledge as well as in-field skills, Cristy specialises in taking photographs of live subjects without needing to harm, freeze or pin her subjects. Cristy’s genuine love and knowledge of insects coupled with her photographic passion makes her an inspiring facilitator.
Beginning her professional photographic journey within the wedding and family portraiture industry, Cristy eventually realised her true calling was nature and in particular the macro world. Cristy now uses photography to shed light on the macro world not often seen, in order to create awareness around nature and conservation. Her most recent exhibition ‘World of Waterbugs’ , photographed live waterbugs found at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
NatureArt Lab Awards:
- 2022, Telstra Best of Business Award Winner for Promoting Sustainability, ACT
- 2024, Telstra Best of Business Award Winner for Building Communities, ACT