Speaker: Michelle Parsley | Processing / Retouching images for Competition and Fine Art Images

  • 19 May 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Pappas Bar-B-Q, 7007 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074


  • Registration type for Professional Active, Degreed Professional Active, Associate & Aspiring members. Refer to the registration form to choose a dinner and other options. Look all the way down at the bottom of the screen.

NOTE: Online Registration is now closed. If you want to attend the all day or evening meeting, please arrive early to be able to register and pay at the door. Thanks!

Michelle Parsley

“Retouching for Competition & Fine Art Images”
Haunted by that elusive merit? Want to take your competition prints to a new level? Join Michelle Parsley as she takes you through some proven techniques to help you with print competition. She will share her own journey to her Master Photographer degree help you understand what it takes to merit in print competition!

In this program you will learn:


• How to simply and accurately adjust the density of a print!

• Fail proof method for locating blocked up blacks and blown highlights!
• How to soften skin without making it TOO soft!
• How to accentuate eyes (No alien eyes here!)!
• Never use the dodge and burn tools again! (with rare exception)!
• Using masks to your advantage!
• Changing the color of objects within your images (creating color harmony)

• Preparing an image for digital submission with PPA specs!
• A different take on vignettes - think outside the elliptical!!

While no one can guarantee a merit, this will set you on the road to success in print competition and give you solid techniques for enhancing your prints both for competition and for clients.

Meeting Day Agenda
  • PPGH Programs (all programs include short PPGH meeting prior to evening program)
    *All Day Program = Generally afternoon & evening programs, approximately 6 hours education
    ** General Evening Program = Generally in the evening, approximately 2 hours education 
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:p.m.
    Speaker's Afternoon Program
  • 5:00 - 5:30 pm
    Meeting Registration and Social Time.
    Meet & Greet for anyone interested in serving on the board or guild committees & sign in for image competition.

  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
    Image Competition
    Shhhh... Please remain quiet so all makers may hear image scores and critiques.

  • 6:30 - 7:00 pm
    Dinner (delivered at 6:15pm)

  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Speaker's Evening Program

  • 9:00 - 9:30 pm
    and out of building by 9:30

Meeting Location:
Pappas B-B-Q, 7707 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074





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