CCAC Presents CLICK! Saturday Seminars
Cape Cod Art Center had to cancel its annual CLICK! Photography Conference due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to be back in 2021. In the meantime, we’re happy to announce CCAC’s CLICK! Saturday Seminars, a series Zoom-based webinars featuring internationally known master photographers. Our first series includes programs by Harold Ross, Tony Sweet and David H. Wells.You can sign up for one or all (with a discount!) of the program.
October 31 – In Sculpting with Light: Light Painting Still Lifes, Landscapes & More with Harold Ross fine-art photographer Harold Ross will show you light painting techniques to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Click here for more information.
November 7 – Mastering Found light: Light, Shadow, Night and Twilight. Learn all about light from visual storyteller David H. Wells in Click here for more information.
November 14 – In Visual Artistry with Tony Sweet discover how Tony approaches composition to find the essence of an image. You’ll then have chance to have him critique and edit one of your photographs. Click here for more information.
December 5– Rad Drew – In Creating with Topaz Studio 2 and related Topaz Tools Rad Drew will take you through a workflow using the creative tools of the Topaz Studio plus the powerful DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Mask AI
Harold Ross-Sculpting with Light: Light Painting Still Lifes, Landscapes & More
October 31, 2020, 10 -11:30 a. m.
$125 for the Series for Members/ $150 for the Series for Non-Members ; for single workshop $25 members/$30 non-members each- if you choose individual workshops
Join noted fine-art photographer Harold Ross for a presentation of his Sculpting with Light process, a technique that he has been perfecting for 30 years. He will show you how his photographic methods using the technique of light painting can transform the ordinary into the remarkable. Harold will explain the tools needed, the advantages of light painting, and the Six Principles of Light that he feels are essential to mastering lighting. He’ll also touch on the amazing power of enhancing dimension and depth through specialized (yet simple) masking techniques in Photoshop. These masking methods, which Harold teaches in his workshops, are akin to painting and drawing, and are not taught as photographic techniques anywhere else. This will be an information-packed program. Be prepared to be inspired!
About Harold Ross
Harold Ross began his career as a fine-art photographer and teacher, and also owned a commercial studio. For the last 30 years, he has specialized in light painting, a technique involving “painting” the light over a long, time exposure. Harold refers to his image-making process as “Sculpting with Light.” His work mainly involves still lifes, but he also makes photographs of larger subjects as well as landscapes (shot at night of course).
His large-scale color work has been exhibited, collected, and published in the U.S. and internationally in Photo China Magazine, Medium Format Magazine, the Italian magazine Progresso Fotografico, Ukraine Photographer, and The Journal of the Royal Photographic Society in England, among others. Here at home, his work has been featured in LensWork #93, #121 and #137, LensWork Monograph, Professional Photographer Magazine, Digital Photographer, and Popular Photography, among many others. Digital publications of his work include The New York Times LENS blog, Boing Boing, aCurator, LENSCRATCH, Colossal, Photigy, Luminous Landscape, and more.
David H.Wells- Mastering Found Light: Light, Shadow, Night and Twilight November 7, 2020, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
$25 member/$30 non-member
David H. Wells will share his tools for mastering found light, experience that comes from decades of practice and decades of looking at light analytically. This seminar is more than a refresher in the basics; it offers a whole new way to look at and master found light. Wells has repeatedly been called a master of light and shadow. His photo-essays on the light and atmosphere of different places have been published in general magazines and in photography magazines. His photographs have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including one where a curator wrote of David’s work saying, “Wells uses light like a surgeon.” His approach to light has been profiled on the web and in magazines, such as Camera and Darkroom, Photographers International, Communication Arts Photography Annual, Photo Magazine and Phototechniques. Working in places like Israel, Guatemala, Bangladesh, India and Italy, has given Wells the opportunity to critically analyze found light around the globe and to become a connoisseur of light.
About David H. Wells
David H. Wells is a freelance photographer based in Providence, R.I. and affiliated with Aurora Photos. He is a specialist in intercultural communication and visual narratives that excel in their creative mastery of light, shadow and sound, stills and video. Wells’ photo essays have been published in Life Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, where his essay on the pesticide poisoning of farmworkers in California was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is also a photo educator, with previous workshops at such institutions as the International Center for Photography in N.Y. and the Maine Media Workshop. David teaches workshops around the world, and he was featured in Photo District News as one of “The Best Workshop Instructors.” He has launched an online educational tool with video podcasts and other useful information for photographers called “The Wells Point,” at thewellspoint.com.
Tony Sweet: Visual Artistry November 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$65 members/$70 non-members
In this two-part seminar, acclaimed photographer Tony Sweet will first show you how to create more compelling photographs by mastering composition. You’ll also see how Tony reviews his images and makes his editing decisions, and then he will discuss and demonstrate editing options using images from his portfolio and images submitted by you.
Part 1: Compelling Composition, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Line, shape, form and flow are only a few of the components which work together to create compelling composition. In this presentation, Tony will discuss and illustrate many traditional and creative compositional techniques to help you to think in terms of distilling the subject down to its essence.
Break: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Part 2: Critique & Transformation, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Here’s your chance to have your photograph critiqued and edited by Tony Sweet. Each participant can submit one image. Tony will critique the photographs, discuss editing options and then demonstrate editing techniques to create the finished image. Due to time limitations, Tony will not be able to review all of the images submitted. However, all participants will gain valuable information in seeing how Tony reviews and edits an image.
About Tony Sweet
Over the last 30 years, Tony Sweet has become an in-demand speaker throughout the United States and Canada on photography and creativity. His photography is published worldwide in every medium and is represented by Getty Images. Tony’s images are also used by Nikon, Exposure Software, Singh Ray, Topaz, Lensbaby and others for national ad campaigns.
Rad Drew-December 5
Creating with Topaz Studio 2 and related Topaz Tools
December 5, 10-11:30am
$25 members/$30 non-members
Topaz Labs has created some of today’s most powerful desktop software for post-processing our images, including tools powered by artificial intelligence.
In this session, Rad will share his workflows, demonstrate the use of Impression for painterly effects, and demonstrate the power of DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Mask AI.
What you’ll learn…
- the tools available in the Topaz Studio 2 photo editor
- how to process RAW files in TS2
- how to create painterly effects with Impression
- how to access DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Mask AI from within Topaz Studio 2
- how to use DeNoise AI to eliminate noise from almost any image for a cleaner, sharper photo
- How to incorporate Sharpen AI into your workflow
- how to create a mask in Mask AI, eliminate the background, and replace it with a texture, image, or color.
Discount on All Topaz Labs Products
It is not necessary to have Topaz Labs software on your computer to participate in this webinar. If, however, you wish to purchase Topaz tools before or after the webinar, you can receive a 15% discount on all Topaz tools by using the link and code (below):
Follow this link: https://topazlabs.com/ref/8/
Use code RAD15 at checkout
About Rad Drew Teacher, photographer, and tour leader, Rad A. Drew, creates with the iPhone, mirrorless, and infrared cameras. He is a frequent contributor to PSA Journal, and was listed in PSA’s Who’s Who in Photography 2018. His creative images have been recognized internationally and exhibited in galleries around the world including SOHO Gallery and SOHO Arthaus in NYC, the L.A. Mobile Arts Festival, and Obscura Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Rad is an associate editor for PhotoPXL.com, and the mobile art network, TheAppWhisperer . He is a contributor to The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone, serves as a Topaz Labs Affiliate, and is the creator of the popular webinar series, How I Did It!™. See Rad’s work and tutorials on his website, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, and subscribe to his newsletter.