May 29, 2018 – E&T: Swap Meet and The Power of Post Processing, Part 2 – Live Demo by Mike Whalen

Swap Meet and The Power of Post Processing, Part 2 – Live Demo by Mike Whalen

The swap meet will begin at 6:30 and the program will begin at 7:30.

This session will be a live demonstration of several post-processing techniques mentioned in Mike’s presentation on February 18. Part 2 will demonstrate several of Lightroom’s powerful development tools including the Adjustment Brush and Transform tools. Removing annoying distractions with Photoshop’s powerful photo editing ​tools​ will also be demonstrated.

Mike Whalen

As a teen, Mike learned a few photography basics from his father, a photographer and artist. In 2002, he became interested in photography and purchased his first digital camera – a Kodak “point-and-shoot”. However, it wasn’t until 2006, when he purchased a basic Canon DSLR, that he began to see the potential of this “new” technology.

In 2009, Mike joined NVPS. Here, he met many talented people, happy to share their photographic knowledge. This was another turning point. At NVPS, he served on many board positions including President in 2013. From competing in many NVPS competitions, he received numerous annual awards including, “Photographer-of-the-Year”, “Color-Print-of-the-Year” and “Image-of-the-Year” at various times. In recent years, he also scored three cover shots on the Spring editions of Washington Gardener Magazine.  He has also won “People’s Choice award in 2016 for his photo, “Charleston Plantation” at the annual “Nature Visions” photo expo. Mike donates his time regularly, as a pet photographer for the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and, volunteers as an event photographer for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s annual race-walk.

His inspiration comes from seeing the great works of his peers and images on popular photo websites.  He thanks you for inviting him to speak and hopes you enjoy the presentation.

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