7:00 PM Cornerstone Coworking - 279 W Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA

Doors open at 6:30pm, so come a visit with other photographers before the meeting starts. 

Tonight, you get two for the price of one.  Horace Hamilton and Stewart Woodard will present four different topics; Photoshop’s Orton Effect, Black& White Conversion, a review and primer on Ansel Adams and Photoshop’s Photomerge to create Panoramas. 

Horace is the past state president of GNPA and was a founding member of the Gwinnett Chapter.  A graduate of the University of Tennessee and a retired Kroger executive.  Nature photography has been a long-time passion and his home state of Tennessee keeps drawing him back.

Stewart is the Gwinnett Chapter Coordinator and retired newspaper operations executive and Oklahoma State University graduate.  For a short time in college, he worked as a newspaper photographer.  Now, back to his early love of photography after an absence of almost 30 years.   

Photoshop’s Orton Effect: Horace will explain and show us what and how to use the Orton Effect in Photoshop. The Orton Effect gently blurs your image to give a dream-like quality. Commonly used by landscape photographers, and now by some in portrait photography.

Following the Orton Effect, he will discuss Black & White Conversions.  His preferred methods of converting color images into black & white. Showing a few examples and hints along the way.

Then Stewart will present examples of Ansel Adams work with an emphasis on the characteristics that distinguish his wonderful work.  This is a Primer for our 4th Annual ‘Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps’ print competition in February. Brief discussion of categories and a new subcategory for Smart Phone images only.  A timely way to use what we learned last month with SnapSeed or other apps for your smart phone.

And, to finish the evening an explanation and examples of how to use Photoshop’s Photomerge to create Panorama images of a little as 2 images up to 17 or more images stitched together into a single panorama image with hints to ensure you get the best results.

A full evening and we hope to have a big crowd to end our year. 

A reminder we combined November and December into a single meeting the 1st Wednesday of December to not conflict with family plans or activities during Thanksgiving or Christmas.  The December meeting is our annual Christmas Social.