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Transforming the Photographic Image Sun 27 Jan

  • Arts

Borrowing Time and Light

Pressing the shutter release is only a small part of photography’s image making process.

What follows that moment is the transformation of the image from its raw state into the refined.

Ever since the earliest photographic practice, photographers found that in order to fully interpret their images, they needed to manipulate them. Those early pioneers would do this in the darkroom, but now we can make far more advanced changes with photo-editing software.

During this editing process distractions can be removed, tones and colours adjusted, emphasis altered and formats changed.

Using some basic software and simple techniques, Kel will take you through essential image enhancements and edits that can be used on camera phones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers.

Participants will need their own digital device to practice on.

Registration and Arrival 9.00am-9.30am; course begins 9.30am. Course ends 5.00pm


Course fee includes coffee on arrival, morning break, delicious two-course lunch, afternoon tea.  

Kel Portman is a practising artist, photographer, curator and educator, with extensive experience of teaching in the UK, America, Greece and Asia.  His images are widely exhibited and in private collections in Europe and the United States.  As well as organising exhibitions and running his own workshops and courses, he is a lead artist with Walking the Land (a land-art collective) that uses art to link landscape with community and to widen awareness of ecological, and countryside issues.

This course is part of Stroud’s Celebration of Photography and accompanies exhibitions and events throughout  January 2019.  

Details will appear on www.photostroud.co.uk in December 2018

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