Most direct observational painters have photographed subjects at least once to use as references later when a piece needs some touching up in the studio. The pitfalls of using photos are many and should always take a back seat to the human eye. However, a photograph, like any other tool can be quite useful so long as we’re mindful of its shortcomings. Fortunately, software today make digital images more malleable and useful than ever before.
This workshop will cover, first, the flaws of photos, followed by some fundamental editing software commonly found on most phones and tablets. and then end with a short demo of some of my favorite tools on advanced software such as photoshop. Afterwards you will get to practice on some of your own digital images while using your paintings as references.
1) Comparing the eye to a camera (What Experience Brings to a Digital Image.)
2) Editing Features and Demos
1) Digital device such as phone, tablet or laptop
2) Photos to edit
3) Corresponding Paintings (Encouraged but not required)
Where to meet:
Grand Marais Municipal Campground, 114 S 8th Ave W, Grand Marais, MN 55604. Meet at the harbor picnic shelter (pavilion where we have the hootenanny). Drive down the hill into the campground from Highway 61 and turn left at the end to park by the lake next to the pavilion.