Sun setting over an alpine lake, Yosemite NP, CA, USA

Sun setting over an alpine lake, Yosemite

I’m pleased to be joining the Winter Speaker Series on Nic Stover’s Nature Photography Classes site. The Winter Speaker Series will be focused on image processing, and includes online presentations by David Kingham, Nick Page, Sean Bagshaw, and me.

My talk will be about the Masking Panel and local adjustments in Lightroom Classic. The Masking Panel is incredibly powerful, allowing you make and combine selections in almost infinite ways, and add sophisticated touches to your images that you previously needed Photoshop for.

But tools are only useful if they serve a greater purpose. Masking can be a wonderful tool – if it can be harnessed to help you express your vision for a photograph. In this presentation I’ll demonstrate simple – yet powerful – techniques to make your photographs come to life with Masking, but more importantly, I’ll show you when and where to use these techniques to get the most out of your photographs, express your vision, and tell the story you want to tell.

My presentation will take place on January 16th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Then on January 23rd David Kingham will present Rethinking Lightroom – A Unique Approach to Colors and Tones, followed by Nick Page’s Mastering Luminosity Masks and Selections on February 9th, and Sean Bagshaw’s Photoshop Blending: Focus, Perspective and Dynamic Range on February 27th.

You can sign up for these talks individually for $27 each, or register for all four speakers for $87. And 10% of the proceeds go to individual charities chosen by the speaker (I’ve chosen the Yosemite Conservancy):

Click here to register for the Winter Speaker Series.

I hope to see some of you on January 16th!

— Michael Frye

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Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He is the author or principal photographer of The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite, Yosemite Meditations, Yosemite Meditations for Women, Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers, and Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters. He has also written three eBooks: Light & Land: Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom, Exposure for Outdoor Photography, and Landscapes in Lightroom: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide. Michael has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and his images have been published in over thirty countries around the world. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite National Park since 1983, currently residing just outside the park in Mariposa, California.