3 New Workshops Announced!

I’m pleased to announce three new workshops to help you take your photography to the next level!

SAT., MAY 3, 2014


Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art (Part Deux)

If you attended our first workshop in February, you know we just scratched the surface of all the ways we can create and use textures. This workshop will NOT be a repeat – it will be all new creations! Join us for some texture fun and turn your photos into a work of art!

Bring your laptop (or follow along with a friend), loaded with Photoshop CS/CC or Elements (version 9 or later). I will provide detailed notes and a CD of images we can work on together.

Date Change: SAT., MAY 31, 2014 


Powerful Software to Make Beautiful Photos

Topaz is at the top of my list of Photoshop Plug-Ins. Their suite of 14 products lets you do everything from creating stunning black and white images, to artistic paintings, simulating various photographic effects, and removing noise from digital images, and much, much more.

Bring your laptop (or follow along with a friend) loaded with Photoshop CS/CC or Elements (version 9 or later), as well as Topaz Suite. If you haven’t purchased the suite yet, you can download a free 30-day trial at: http://www.topazlabs.com/432.html. You can save 15% on your purchase through this link and using the code MeredithImages. Let’s get creative!!

I will supply detailed notes as well as a CD of images that we can work on together.


SAT., JUNE 14, 2014


From Capture to Processing

In some photography circles, HDR has a bad reputation! People associate it with an over-processed “grunge” look. In this seminar I will demonstrate that HDR can also look very natural – it’s all in the processing. It can even be used on delicate flower images! We will meet early morning to take some images at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford (just a couple miles down the road from the hotel). We will review shooting a series of shots by bracketing to capture all of the light that our eyes can see in a scene, then I will then we will head over to the meeting room at 9 a.m. and I will show you how to process using Photomatix Pro by HDRsoft and Nik’s HDR Efex Pro. I will also touch on using other plug-ins and textures to then add some further creativity to your images.

Bring your camera, tripod and cable release as well as your laptop loaded with Photomatix or Nik HDR Efex Pro. If you do not have either program yet, you can download a free trial at: http://www.hdrsoft.com/index.html.



Or directly with me by e-mail at Hazel@MeredithImages.com