Exploring Photography in the 21st Century
Patricia Newman, Her Majesty, The Monarch Butterfly, 2012, digital photograph
On view in The von Liebig Art Center June 4 – August 3, 2012
Naples Art Association instructor John Goodlet taught classes in Beginning Digital Photography and Image Editing using Photoshop Elements 10 during 2011-2012 class sessions held at The von Liebig Art center. This exhibition features photographs by Goodlet and six of the students who explored digital art and editing in his classes.
Exhibited in the Millicent & Charles Marshall, Elizabeth & Alan Harris, John H. & Lucile Harris Foundation and Minnesota Lobby Galleries. This program has been generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Click here to view a selection of images from the exhibition.
John Goodlet, Instructor
The first part of the course covered the basic mechanics of using a digital camera, uploading images to a PC hard drive and storing them so they could be easily found and retrieved. The second part focused on (pun intended) image editing using the software package known as Photoshop Elements 10, a low cost but very comprehensive and versatile image editing program which can be used with either Windows and Mac platform computers. I taught the program in an intensive, hands-on manner with each participant assigned to a single computer over a four-week period. In essence, the software acted as a digital darkroom where digital images from cameras or scanners could be developed, enhanced and artfully edited in any way the user desired. As the class progressed, I encouraged my students to bring in and work on their own images.
John Goodlet, Drawn and Quartered, 2012, digital photograph
This photograph was a class "defacing" demonstration of layering and selection techniques in Photoshop Elements 10.
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