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Workshop in Photographic Restoration

Explore and practice key concepts and techniques in photographic restoration.

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In this TWO-DAY workshop on photographic restoration, participants will explore and practice key concepts and techniques, including: how to create the best digital original; how to eliminate stains and discoloration in monochromatic originals; how to correct simple damage (cracks, tears, and spots); how to even out uneven tones; how to quickly eliminate widespread dust and fine scratches; how to rebuild depth, texture, and detail as well as other techniques.

The approach with each technique will be to explain, demonstrate, provide guided practice, and reflect on our attempts. Participants should have at least a basic working knowledge of the layout of Photoshop and plan to use it during the session. While some concepts are above beginner level, all participants should be able to follow and build upon what they know and can do.

Instructor Chris Paulis, M.Photog, M.Artist, Cr, CPP, has won numerous awards in photographic competition at all levels. In the 2019 SE District Photographic Competition, he earned first place in both the Artist Open and Artist Restoration categories. He has been a GIA finalist and won the Grand Imaging Award for photographic restoration in 2021.

Chris is a PPA approved juror. He is a grandfather of ten, and living proof that one can begin and thrive in a new career after retirement, having begun his journey as a professional photographer after finishing a career in public education.

Still on the fence? Come check out Chris' presentation for our member meeting ahead of time! If you've never joined us before, your first meeting is free!

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