Education and Tutorials

May 2023 - Presentation - John Murphy

Did you know that over half the sunlight reaching the earth's surface is Infrared, a light frequency which is not captured in “normal” photography? That means you are wasting over half the light energy available for making images. John Murphy's discussion covers conserving this unused energy and using it for innovative photos. You may even become tempted to try it yourself.

Linda Madden

February 2023 Presentation - Linda Madden

365 Photography Challenge

This is a presentation of Linda Madden's 365 Photography Challenge. It represents her journey back to the joy of photography during one of the most challenging times of her life. Enjoy her presentation and video!

Ron Wilson

January 2023 Presentation - Ron Wilson

This presentation teaches you how to create an effect on Photoshop whereby an image appears to be both in - and out of a frame.  

Susan Willin

November 2022 Presentation - Susan Willin

This presentation covers judging basics to include the importance of Impact, Composition, and Technique. It gives good examples and techniques you can use to improve the overall quality of an image using Impact, Composition, and Technique. The presentation also covers judging rules on how to quantify an individual judging score and understanding the overall judging score.

Kathy Moore

September 2022 Presentation - Kathy Moore

When asked about her work with animals, in addition to being a volunteer photographer at the Cincinnati Zoo, Kathy said “that’s a long list.” Agreed. The short version is raised and/or trained horses, dogs, parakeets, cockatiels; owned a pet store; worked as a vet tech; competed—and continues to participate—in dog performance events. Kathy is a long time active member of Focus Photo Club. She has been photographer of the year. She currently serves as the club secretary.

January 2022 Presentation - Stan Rohrer

Aimed at novice and intermediate photographers with some gold nuggets to be discovered.

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Susan Willin

Pen Tool - Susan Willin

These links will take you the files you need for this lesson..

There is a direct download of the images in the tutorial.

Image 1 - Lines - Try It 

Image 2 - Curves - Try It

Image 3 - Curve to Angle - Try It!