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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform.
Class meets Tuesday/Thursday 1-5pm ET for four sessions + 1:1 time with instructor

This workshop teaches the mindset and methods for mastering the art of Photoshop montage. With inspiration from Dave’s presentation of collected works, demonstrations and lots of direct guidance, participants learn how to conceive, shoot and create visual stories through expressive image treatments and artful composites.

The aesthetics of vintage photographs are also referenced for their timeless beauty, as are images from toy cameras and other alternatives visual sources. We work together through on-screen presentations, demos, off-line practice, shared reviews and 1:1 guidance. By combining experimentation and practice, participants build confident control of layers, masking, selection tools, blending, toning and adjustment techniques to improve compositions, combine images and repeat successful ‘spontaneous inventions’. Crafting personal narratives, family histories, dreams and visual poetry are all possibilities within this workshop.

Dave shares many of his unique workflows and provides all files for the week and for review after the workshop. Whether you are at an emerging or professional level, all participants advance their abilities and will find this workshop extremely rewarding. A basic familiarity with Photoshop’s layers, layer masks, brush and selection tools is required for this class. A pre-workshop tune-up tutorial folder for gaining these skills is available to fully-enrolled students by request. Feel free to contact Dave with questions about this workshop.

All Images: ©David Julian

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Instructor: David Julian

Dave is a Seattle-based photographer and educator. Between assignments, he is photography faculty at The University of Washington and Seattle Creative Academy. He has led over fifty of workshops in the US and in India, Canada, Alaska, Mexico and annually in Cuba. His publications include Nikon World, Outside, Nat Geo Traveler, Islands, After Capture, Outdoor Photographer and Rangefinder. He has also been guest and host on podcasts Hit the Streets and Black Rapid Media. He is an official Fujifilm X CREATOR photographer.