Friday, April 12, 2024

Renown photographer to lead UH workshops

Chris Orwig — professional photographer, interactive designer, author, conference speaker, and faculty member at the world renowned Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara — will be leading serveral workshops at the Pacific New Media at the University of Hawaii–Manoa. Topics include “Getting up to Speed in Photoshop CS3,” and “Creating a Compelling Digital Portfolio.”

  • Getting up to Speed in Photoshop CS3

    June 29 · Fri · 9:00am-4:00pm · UHM Sakamaki C104, Manoa MultiMedia Lab · $125

    The new features of Photoshop CS3 upgrade dramatically expand the photographic potential of the program, empowering us to become more effective and creative. This course approaches Photoshop from an image-making perspective exploring how we can create more compelling images. Follow a photographer`s digital workflow, starting with essential color management; then explore how best to organize images with Adobe Bridge and Lightroom; and move on to cover processing Camera RAW files, enhancing tone and color, burning and dodging, sharpening, retouching, creative photographic techniques, and more!

    This course is designed for both the enthusiast and the pro who are passionate about photography and who want to take their work to higher heights.

  • Creating a Compelling Digital Portfolio

    June 30-July 1 · Sat/Sun · 9:00am-4:00pm · UHM Sakamaki C104, Manoa MultiMedia Lab · $250

    Artists, designers, and photographers, who are ready to take their work to the next level, need to think and act like a poet when creating a focused digital portfolio. Begin with the characteristics of a good portfolio: it is a limited and focused collection, sharing qualities with the best poetryÑreduced, simplified, and deepened. Topics range from branding and marketing to story and visual communication. Next, learn how to prepare artwork for optimal results. Finally explore how to utilize Flash to create an online or CD-based portfolio. By the end of the course, participants have created a portfolio that, like poetry, enriches, deepens, and advances their creative journey.

The workshops are supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and Hawai`i Community Television. For more information, visit To register, call 956-8400.

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