Our speaker, Rob Evans could surely hear the excited chatter in the pub about his presentation as he travelled back down the M6 to Birkenhead.
Rob is a highly successful photographic artist, specialising in composite image making and the creation of ‘real’, surreal and fantasy images. His presentation did feel like a magic show and his enthusiasm and impassioned desire to share with members his knowledge of Photoshop, its huge potential, and the procedures he uses to create his kind of magic was refreshing and inspiring. His advice to members that they should create images for their own pleasure and look for inspiration in the work of others struck a note and will, I am sure, inform their work and increase their enjoyment of photography.
Rob has been invited to come back to Lancaster for a more in-depth, learning day. This will, hopefully, slot into our emerging programme of Saturday workshops.
From Rob Evans's slides, the apps and Photoshop plugins he uses were:
- Nik Software Colour Effects Pro
- Nik Software Silver effects Pro
- Topaz Filters
- Lucis Art
- Raya Pro
- Also the YouTube Downloader app for Windows