Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Achieving the color display that is expected can be a bit complex even with today's tools. Digital media requires practitioners develop the fundamental structure to achieve optimal fidelity and accuracy. This workshop will investigate the current recommendation for practices that go beyond simply calibrating a monitor. This demonstration session will explore monitor calibration, environmental considerations, effective color space and critical evaluation of optimized use of color profiling.
In today's exciting and ever dynamic digital environment, developing customer vendor methods for creating usable metadata, methods for access, software compatibility and labeling are just a few of the many things to consider when providing photographic and multimedia services. File naming conventions and labeling all require consideration leading to industry best practices. In this workshop, participants will learn how to develop the right balance and requirements that will allow the workflow to evolve for future opportunities and requirements that their customers may need. Many of the ideas that will be showcased have been influenced as ASMP recommendations.
Photographers are requested to travel to locations to perform environmental portraits. The use of small strobes solves many problems, including portability. The use of these strobes, when done properly, can provide excellent results and garner look of much heavier and bulkier studio strobes on location. Total control is afforded using specialized equipment that will be demonstrated. The student will be able to use the equipment and make photographs using this technique and various photographic equipment. The student may bring compact flash cards for use in the provided camera or use their own camera to make photographs that they can take away with them. A complete equipment list will be provided.
Lightroom is the photographer's essential toolbox for managing, adjusting and presenting digital photographs with advanced non-destructive image editing technology.
This workshop will discuss some of the new Lightroom 4 features, most notably the significant changes in processing your digital image. This new Process Version 2012, with its expanded tonal range and adaptive adjustment, presents us with a processing tool unlike anything we have experienced in the digital or wet darkroom. We will talk about the optimum global workflow for this new process along with advanced techniques for the powerful Adjustment Brush for localized edits. This new process is the same as the Adobe Camera Raw Plug-in for Photoshop CS6 so this workshop will benefit Photoshop users also.
We will start the workshop with a brief discussion of your burning Lightroom / digital processing questions and integrate them during workshop.
The workshop will have summary handouts, a supportive Workshop Website and a "cloud" folder to augment the material presented.
Other areas prepared for discussion:
Started in December 1987 as a Biomedical Photographic Communications department event, the RIT Big Shot has become a sought after event. This presentation will showcase the 45 minute PBS documentary sharing the project's history. Never before seen footage from the 1999 project of the Intrepid Air Sea and Space Museum was included in the story. Professor Michael Peres will discuss the current directions for the project and introduce the film.
A pizza dinner will precede Michael's presentation. After his presentation there will be a Painting with Light night activity.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Jackson Laboratory, an independent, nonprofit organization focuses on mammalian genetics research to advance human health. Our mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease, and to enable research for the global biomedical community. Our more than 1,400 employees located in Bar Harbor, Maine, and in Sacramento, California conduct genetic research, and provide scientific services and genetic resources to laboratories around the world.
Scalable Genomic Data Visualization
Growing collections of high-throughput genomic data (e.g. sequencing, gene expression, etc.) are not being efficiently translated from raw information to concrete biological knowledge. However, improved visualization and analysis techniques are enabling researchers to identify important patterns within their data, and to compare those patterns with existing repositories to draw novel conclusions. In this presentation, Dr. Hibbs will describe recent advances in large-scale genomic data visualization, including methods that more gracefully scale to larger datasets and display technologies.
Saturday, June 23 – Monday, June 25, 2012
Post-Meeting Workshop in Acadia National Park
Join Bill Fortney on Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park for one of America's most spectacular coastlines. Truly some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Northeast – pristine coastal forests, great close-up opportunities and the beautiful bays of Mt Desert Island, Maine. We'll visit Cadillac Mountain at sunrise, the first place light strikes the eastern coast. Don't miss this great workshop sponsored by Nikon.
Bill will lead us to sunrise and sunset photo shoots and during the day there will be classroom time for discussions, lectures and critiques. The workshop will officially end after the sunrise shoot on Monday but there will be informal opportunities for shooting around the island on Monday. Meals will be on your own but often the group will dine together at various restaurants.