March 19th, 2012 – Reston Photographic Society – An Introduction to Black Light Photography

Black Light Photo by Scott Musson

On Monday March 12th, Scott Musson will share his extensive experience with Black Light photography.  The evening will start with a lecture describing the technique and the tools, followed by an opportunity to try some black light photography yourself..

The lecture will demonstrate several techniques that Scott has used to create award winning photographs using Black Lights and ordinary items like a Slinky.  Black Lights make fluorescent colors “glow” and create an unusual effect that forces you to look at things in a whole new way.

Black Light photography is low-light photography so remember to bring a tripod in addition to your camera.  Faster ISOs are not efficient for reducing the shutter speeds with Black Light photography so camera support is critical.

Items to bring if you would like to try black light photography

  • Camera (with charged battery and memory card)
  • Macro or Close Focusing Lens
  • Tripod

Other useful items:

  • Cable release
  • Diopters or extension tubes
  • Imagination

We look forward to a fun and educational evening that we hope will inspire you to try this unique lighting technique on your own.

You can see samples of Scott’s work at http://bit.ly/zb8JIb

March 12th, 2012 – Gaithersburg Camera Club – An Introduction to Black Light Photography

Black Light Image by Scott Musson

On Monday March 12th, Scott Musson will share his extensive experience with Black Light photography.  The evening will start with a lecture describing the technique and the tools, followed by an opportunity to try some black light photography yourself..

The lecture will demonstrate several techniques that Scott has used to create award winning photographs using Black Lights and ordinary items like a Slinky.  Black Lights make fluorescent colors “glow” and create an unusual effect that forces you to look at things in a whole new way.

Black Light photography is low-light photography so remember to bring a tripod in addition to your camera.  Faster ISOs are not efficient for reducing the shutter speeds with Black Light photography so camera support is critical.

Items to bring if you would like to try black light photography

  • Camera (with charged battery and memory card)
  • Macro or Close Focusing Lens
  • Tripod

Other useful items:

  • Cable release
  • Diopters or extension tubes
  • Imagination

We look forward to a fun and educational evening that we hope will inspire you to try this unique lighting technique on your own.

You can see samples of Scott’s work at http://bit.ly/zb8JIb

November 29th, 2011 – Workshop: Preparing Your Images for Competition at NVPS

Scott Musson

Scott Musson will share his extensive experience with digital photography software demonstrating the preparation of your images for competition using Photoshop CS 5, Photoshop Elements 10 and Lightroom 3.5.  This will be combination lecture and interactive session so feel free to bring your laptop if you care to go through the steps along with Scott. Don’t worry if you don’t have a laptop, there will still be plenty to learn from the discussion and demonstration.  Also don’t worry if you are using another version of digital photography software, much of the instruction will work with other versions.

Topics discussed and demonstrated include sizing your image, color profile usage, image resolution and various creative tips.
What to bring:
• 1 landscape oriented image
• 1 portrait oriented image
• Your laptop with your digital photography software of choice
For information on NVPS, please go to http://nvps.org

October 1st, 2011 – Scott Musson to Lead 2nd Worldwide Photowalk in Fairfax City

Photo Walk
Scott Kelby Announces the Fourth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk The Largest Global Social Event for Photographers

TAMPA, FL – August 24, 2011 – On Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, the whole world will be walking again with Scott Kelby, president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and #1 bestselling computer and technology book author, in his Fourth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ — the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography.

This year, the Photo Walk will take place over two days in October giving more photographers from around the world a chance to participate. In 2010, more than 30,000 photographers walked in over 1,000 locations taking 6 million images in just one day. We anticipate that this year’s Photo Walk will be one of our biggest events.

Local photographer Scott Musson is helping Fairfax City take part in this worldwide event by organizing a Photo Walk at Kitty Pozer Garden 10415 North St. Fairfax City on October 1st, 2011 at 4:15 PM. For more information, visit Scott Musson’s walk site, where you can also sign up to participate in the Photo Walk.

The Photo Walk is free and open to anyone who owns a camera. More Photo Walk details are available at: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/ or visit the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk Facebook page.

The 2011 Photo Walk is co-sponsored by Adobe. Additional sponsors include Wescott, KelbyTraining.com, NAPP, Peachpit, Mpix, Wacom, Manfrotto, onOne Software, Tamron, Tiffen and B&H.

About NAPP
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is a dynamic trade association and the world’s leading resource for Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop® Lightroom® training, news, and education. An award-winning team of Photoshop and photography experts, authors, consultants, and trainers lead the association – keeping its members on the cutting edge of Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography techniques and technology. With 72,000 members in 106 countries, NAPP is the largest digital imaging and graphics association worldwide. Visit http://www.photoshopuser.com for more information.
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