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SCOTT DETWEILER – Portrait to Complete Photoshop

Class Type – Live Demonstration (8 hour with hands on)
In this day-long session, we will start by photographing hands on with a portrait so we have some material to work with for the remainder of the day. I will explain some of my approaches to working with one light and how to get a nice variety of images. Then we will move on to Photoshop, from a solid start to some advanced yet approachable concepts. There is a lot to cover and suffice it to say you will leave with a much stronger sense of how to use the application, especially in the areas of skin retouching and image texturing, and maybe even some automation.

I have been an artist and painter since I was quite young when I worked with pen & ink, marker, and acrylics. However, I have only been a serious photographer for a little over a decade.

Initially, I became interested in Photoshop over a decade ago when it still came on floppy disks. My motivation to focus on photography began when I realized that no matter how I modified an image, it was never truly mine, mentally or legally. I could paint or manipulate the image for hours or days and never actually own.

The decision to start shooting stock started me on the journey I am on today. My initial challenges were lighting related. I could envision the image I wanted, but getting the lights to cooperate was a constant source of frustration. To get past this, I shot as often as possible, and by changing small variables each time I learned how my alterations were affecting my images.

Learn more about Scott and see samples of his work on our Spring Seminar Page

Craig Lamere - FPP Fall Seminar Instructor

Mission Statement

The Florida Professional Photographers, Inc. exists solely for the good of its members. The association provides the tools and educational opportunities for its members to achieve their business and artistic goals. It is committed to an ongoing exchange of information and experiences among all members in an open and friendly atmosphere.

Who are we?

The FPP is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization, made up of the most talented professional photographers in the state of Florida. As stated above, our goal is to educate our membership in all aspects of the art and business of photography and provide the general public with a trusted and talented partner when the need for a professional photographer arises.

PPA State Affiliate

We are the Florida state affiliate of Professional Photographers of America. Our members can earn PPA Continuing Education merits by attending our spring and fall seminars as well as our Florida Photography Workshops. Instructors also earn merits toward PPA’s Craftman Degree.