Digital Editing for Photographers

Taking photographs on digital cameras is just one part of what today’s technology offers. Beyond the photograph is the important step of editing your images for maximum results. Students will learn important editing techniques that will improve and restore photographs and scanned prints or slides with instructor Don Dement in a two-day workshop in Centreville, Maryland. Dement will give demonstrations using the popular program Adobe Photoshop Elements v.3-v.7 to show students how to use the workspace, its many tools, palettes and filters; how to use layers for adjustment, dust and spot removal, compositing and how to resize for printing and use on the Web. Bringing a laptop to the workshop is optional. Students will receive detailed instruction on all aspects of digital editing. Classes will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 27 and April 3.   The deadline for registration is March 19.  The cost for the class is $115 ($105 for Arts Council members).

Don Dement is an Annapolis-area photographer and instructor. His wide-ranging photography covers subjects of land and seascapes, maritime and social events, portraits and weddings, and most recently extending into architecture and fine arts. It’s become natural for him to meld his long career in systems management with the creative activities of photography. Since 2002, he has taught digital editing and photography at locations including the Arts Council, Anne Arundel Community College, Chesapeake College, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and numerous senior centers, as well as tutoring individuals. His photography has won several awards, and he continues to exhibit in the local area. He is a co-founder and current president of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis.

The Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410.758.2520, online, www.arts4u.info, or request via email at exhibit@arts4u.info.  The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to  promoting, expanding, and sustaining the arts.

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