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Photoshop and the Mid-Year Meeting

Posted By Lauren Welch, Friday, October 5, 2012
Updated: Friday, October 5, 2012


 (Sample of before / after images during workshop.  Photo Credit:  Richard Hackel, CRA, FOPS)


As Ophthalmic Photographers we all share a love for the eye and a love for photography.  It was a unique experience to embrace both at the Photoshop™ workshop at the Chapel Hill Midyear meeting.  Being in a room full of motivated beginner to advanced "Photoshoppers”, bright eyed and ready to soak in whatever Marshall Tyler and Richard Hackel could throw at us, was inspiring.  Everyone was ready to go, their faces illuminated by LED screens loaded up with the latest and greatest Adobe™ software.


  (Photo Courtesy of Rona Lyn Esquejo-Leon, CRA)

"There are 3 key things for good photography: the camera, lighting and ...Photoshop" - Tyra Banks.

Throughout the workshop we reviewed workflow, the importance of color (especially in the medical field), and how to calibrate your monitor.  We were then taken on a journey through a variety of images, both ophthalmic and non-ophthalmic.  We learned how to take stereo photographs and convert them into anaglyph images.  We learned how to combine images at different depths of focus.  We learned how to color correct and remove artifacts; how to adjust specific areas in a photograph without affecting the rest of the image.  The list goes on - and I'm sure could have kept going if we hadn't run out of time at the end of the workshop.



  (Photos Courtesy of Rona Lyn Esquejo-Leon, CRA)

The presentations were phenomenal, and the hands on experience were helpful and encouraging.  Everyone left with a new confidence in their Photoshop™ skills; brimming with new ideas for their personal and Ophthalmic Photography.  The Photoshop™ workshop is a definite 'must see' if you get the chance at an Ophthalmic Photographers Society meeting.  With Adobe™ consistently updating and improving their Photoshop™ software, it is important to keep up with the new advances in our field.  The tips and tricks I learned have definitely improved my workflow and added to my skill set in Photoshop.

After all, "You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” - Ansel Adam



Lauren Welch has been an Ophthalmic Photographer at Duke University Eye Center since graduating in 2008 with an AAS in Bio communications Photography from Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC.  She has had several images published in EyeNet magazine's Blink, as well as a cover image for the journal of Glaucoma.

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