Introducing Webinar Wednesday

At Wild Eye our goal is to change the way you see the world and now we are excited to announce the start of Webinar Wednesdays starting on the 29th of April.

Each week, one of our professional photographic guides will be presenting a 60 or 90 minute themed webinar followed by a 30 minute Q&A session. These will follow the same format as the webinars you may have already attended but, we will be taking this to the next level

Webinar Wednesday features will be limited to a maximum of 50 attendees and will be charged at a cost of $15 to $20 per event. Don't worry though, we will still be adding the value that we always have, free of charge, through our regular webinars which will be scheduled throughout the wee

Here are the first Webinar Wednesday events that you can look forward to.

The Ultimate Monochrome Workflow


Host: Gerry van der Walt
Date: Wednesday 29 April 2020
Time: 18:00 CAT
Max Guests: 50

In this one and a half hour webinar Gerry van der Walt will break down and guide you through an entire processing workflow on how to use Lightroom, Photoshop and Nik filters to create striking and powerful monochrome images.

By using an easy, integrated workflow and utilising the full potential of each of the three pieces of software this webinar will leave you with not only the complete understanding of how to approach your own monochrome conversions but also with some new tips, tricks and inspiration to get the most out of your RAW files.

The monochrome workflow will include:

- RAW processing in Lightroom
- Monochrome conversions using Silver Efex
- Masking and fine tuning your image in Photoshop
- Pushing and pulling tonal values forward and back in Lightroom

Whether you are new to processing or you're looking for some new techniques to use to take your own workflow and images to the next level make sure not miss this webinar.

The will be time for Q&A as well during which Gerry will answer your questions on the processing of your own monochrome wildlife images.

After the webinar you will have the opportunity to download 2 of the RAW files that Gerry used in the presentation so that you can try the techniques you've learnt for yourself as well as a PDF document with a simple breakdown of the monochrome workflow.

The will be some time for Q&A during which Gerry will answer your questions on the processing of your own monochrome wildlife images.

 


Seeing in Monochrome


Host:  Marlon du Toit
Date: Wednesday 6 May 2020
Time: 19:00 CAT
Max Guests: 50

Strong black and white images are created both in the field before triggering the shutter and through smart post-processing. Marlon will discuss and showcase important aspects of black and white photography.

  • Seeing it in the field – Learn to identify a strong black and white image.
  • A strong story – Transfer that compelling scene you witnessed to the viewer.
  • A bold subject – Showcase the key characteristics of an animal correctly.
  • Contrast and detail – Learn to emphasise the scene through post-processing.
  • Process all in Adobe Lightroom – Learn how to achieve incredible results within Lightroom only.

Marlon will discuss these critical points with you & show that the best black and white images are the ones that have been purposefully shot for the task and processed with intent.

This webinar includes the following:

  • A keynote presentation - considerations for powerful black and white imagery.
  • A practical Lightroom editing session.
  • Please note – files will not be sent to you for this session.

Marlon has found great success with his black and white photography and drawn inspiration from great photographers such as David Yarrow and Nick Brandt – both of whom he now calls friends. This exciting webinar will leave you with a fresh, new, relevant approach to your black and white photography.

 


Sunrise, Sunsets and Silhouettes


Host:  Andrew Beck
Date: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Time: 20:00 CAT
Max Guests: 50

It’s the most beautiful time of the day.

The sky is transformed into an amazing palette of deep reds, oranges and yellows. But you just can’t get it right in camera.

Do you include or exclude the sun? Do you over or underexpose the scene? Should you include more or less of the sky? Where do you even begin to process the image in Lightroom?

In this 60 minute Webinar, Andrew Beck will look at how to go about photographing and processing (in Adobe Lightroom) sunrises, sunsets and silhouettes. Andrew will cover the technical, creative and compositional considerations that one needs to keep in mind when looking to capture these iconic and captivating moments whether you’re out on safari or simply photographing in your local neighbourhood.

Leading up to the Webinar you will receive 2 RAW files with EXIF data to practice and apply your new found skills.

Whether you are new to photography or you're looking for some new techniques to use to take your photography to the next level, make sure you do not miss this webinar.

The will be time for Q&A as well during which Andrew will answer your questions on the photographing and processing of sunrises, sunsets and silhouettes.


Free 45 Minute Webinars

Monday 27 April 2020:  Are you ready for a self drive safari in Africa?
Time: 18:00 CAT
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Tuesday 28 April 2020:  Processing Radial Blur and Panning Images
Time: 17:00 CAT
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Tuesday 28 April 2020:  Photographing the BIG 5
Time: 20:00 CAT
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Thursday 30 April 2020:  Using Teleconverters for Wildlife Photography
Time: 16:00 CAT
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Thursday 30 April 2020:  A Few Tips to Improve Your Photography
Time: 19:00 CAT
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Friday 1 May 2020:  My Top 10 Sightings of Last Year
Time: 19:00 CAT
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We look forward to changing the way you see the world online!

Until next time,

Gerry

One thought on “Introducing Webinar Wednesday

  1. Peter van der Ko0ij

    says:

    Hi Gerry

    Sofar I have been following the webinars with great interest, specially the one on noise reduction & sharpening was a good one. As I am a non native english speaker it is sometimes hard to understand theprocessing the first time. Most of the webinars nowadays provide, for a couple of days, a link which gives the possibility to download the session. As you understand, in my situation that is extremely helpfull. It gives me the possibility to view (parts of) the session again.
    I would greatly appreciate as you include a possibility for a download afterwards
    Thanks in advance

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