Upcoming events

    • 06/14/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Center for Digital Arts

    You've all seen those spectacular photo compositions showing subjects in settings that just seems too perfect to be true. Of course, they were photo composed! In this presentation Rick Valasek will show you an overview of how today's best image manipulators have achieved these results. Starting with methodical planning and then employing masking as selection techniques you too can achieve whatever results you can imagine. These techniques are used by such digital artists as Joel Grimes, Cory Barker, Pete Collins and many more. With the advancements in Photoshop CC masking around fly-away hair, and other "impossible" subjects is a task which takes minutes (instead of hours). Rick will also show you how the final "finishing" effects can blend any subject "into" the scene. 

    The presentation on Wednesday night will also give you a preview of the 4-hour, hands-on workshop which will be offer at the Center of the Digital Arts on June 15 (next day).

    • 06/17/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Center for the Digital Arts - 310 W. 5th St. Santa Ana

    This is a "hands-on" workshop. All digital "work" images will be provided, however you need to bring your own laptop computer. We will begin with the "concept" and planning stage and describe how to set-up the subject photo shoot to achieve optimum results. Next we'll go through the shooting and/or selection of the background setting and elements to insure that the final results are believable. Along the way, we'll go through the best way to use various tools in Photoshop (yes, you must have Photoshop on your computer) to mask around hair and other difficult areas. While getting all the elements into a composite image is important the difference between good and great is insuring that the lighting and other factors are in balance so that the "illusion" is believable - and that is where split-toning and other filter come into play. We'll go through a number of techniques to insure that you get an image that is polished!

    • 06/28/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Center For digital Arts 310 W. 5th St,, Santa Ana

    Image Competition

    • 08/09/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Center Digital Arts 310 W. 5th St. Santa Anna

    Image Competition

Past events

05/10/2017 Image Comp
04/13/2017 **WORKSHOP** Black and White Character Portraits with Pete Rezac
04/12/2017 Black & White Children's Character Portraits with Pete Rezac
03/08/2017 Speaker Steve Brazill
03/08/2017 March Meeting with Steve Brazill - The Joy of Music Photography
02/08/2017 Image Comp
02/05/2017 Last Day to submit for Image Comp
02/04/2017 Elements of Image Comp
01/19/2017 Breaking the Mold in Studio Portrait Lighting - Workshop with Tim Meyer
01/18/2017 PPOC's 2017 Open House with Tim Meyer
11/09/2016 Image Comp
10/12/2016 Larry Vogel - What would Ansel Do?
09/14/2016 Image Comp
08/10/2016 Boudoir Photography with Cherie Steinberg
08/10/2016 Boudoir Photography with Cherie Steinberg
07/13/2016 How to get (and deal) with a Professional Photo Agent
06/30/2016 **WORKSHOP** Turning your Photos into Fine Art with Florina Romoser
06/08/2016 Turning your Photos into Fine Art with Florina Romoser
05/11/2016 Image Comp
05/08/2016 Last Day to submit for Image Comp
04/21/2016 Visit (and photograph) Rancho Las Lomas
04/14/2016 Lighting Techniques with Rick Ferro
04/13/2016 Monthly Meeting - Rick Ferro - Lighting for success.
03/10/2016 Photoshop with the Amazing Michael Collins
03/09/2016 Photoshop Instruction with Michael Collins
02/10/2016 Image Comp
02/07/2016 Last Day to submit for Image Comp
02/02/2016 PPA Western District Competition
01/27/2016 2016 Open House
01/27/2016 Monthly Meeting - PPOC Open House Frank Salas
11/11/2015 Image Competition 4
09/09/2015 Special Event - An Evening with Jerry Ghoinis @ Studio Exchange
08/12/2015 Image Competition 3
07/09/2015 Vincent Versace - Workshop
07/08/2015 Vincent Versace
06/14/2015 West Coast School
06/10/2015 Kip Cothran
05/30/2015 PPOC at the Saddleback Photo Summit
05/13/2015 Image Competition 2
05/04/2015 Prep'ing for Image Comp
05/03/2015 PPOC Safari - A day at the Renfair
04/08/2015 Duane Murphy - The Adventures of the Lucky Otter, What you need to know about Drone Photography
03/26/2015 PPC's Pro Photo Expo & Confrence
03/12/2015 (WORKSHOP) Babies and Bellies a day in the studio with Ana
03/11/2015 An evening with Ana Brandt
02/27/2015 PPOC Safari - Yosemite Valley
02/18/2015 Special Event - PPOC Members only!! A night with Jerry
02/11/2015 Image Competition 1
02/05/2015 Image Critique
01/23/2015 Workshop with Arthur Rainville and Kristi Elias
01/22/2015 PPOC Installment, Awards and Membership Drive
01/20/2015 PPC STATE Image Competition 2015
11/12/2014 Image Comp #4 - Are you READY!!
11/07/2014 Image Comp #4 Submission - READY - SUBMIT NOW!!
10/08/2014 Venders Night
09/10/2014 Image Comp #3 - Are you READY!!
09/01/2014 Image Comp #3 Submission - READY - SUBMIT NOW!!
08/14/2014 Workshop - Iconic Portrait Lighting with George DeLoache
08/13/2014 Iconic Portrait Lighting with George DeLoache
06/11/2014 June Image Competition
04/10/2014 WS: PPOC Super Duper Gotta Be There Workshop
04/09/2014 GM: Dan Holmes, Travel for Inspiration
06/01/1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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