Spring Digital Salon - Transforming Photography, Transforming Artists

BDA's Digital Salons are a fun and unique hybrid of schmoozing and networking, art and technology, entertainment, and education. These FREE quarterly events bring together people from all different disciplines - filmmakers, photographers, web designers, mobile app developers and more!

Doors open at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 19 for our exciting Spring Digital Salon, featuring free food and beverages, an engaging selection of presenters beginning at 6:45pm, plus ample time to meet new people and enjoy great food and beer, courtesy of PhotoCraft and Bill Flinchbaugh!

You'll also have an opportunity to address the crowd if you have a project to showcase or crew positions you'd like to fill. If you do want to speak, please arrive early to get your place on the sign-up sheet, as time is limited!

And when you check in, be sure to get your free raffle ticket, as we're giving away a brand-new shiny Apple Trackpad and lots of schwag from this year's South by Southwest Festival!

The Spring Digital Salon features:

Transforming Photography, Transforming Artists -
A Photography/Photoshop Extravaganza!

A GREAT selection of presentations by several well-known professional photographers and Photoshop experts!

Photoshop luminary Mark S. Johnson will talk and give a demo on the art of portrait compositing. By photographing models in front of a white backdrop and compositing them with HDR backgrounds, the creative artist has total control over the light, texture, and atmospheric effects...resulting in breathtaking, edgy portraits that look like they belong in a movie poster!

From Raw Photo-Realistic to Enhanced Digital Art - The Effect of the Digital Rendering on Photography as Art - photographer and author Robert Castellino will explore how photo-realism on film has given way to the craft of digitally rendering images. He will explore how the key elements of exposure, composition and subject affect digitally enhanced photographs. He will illustrate through a sequence of 4 images how digital rendering has affected his approach to deliver photographs to wide range of viewers through a variety artistic mediums.

Nationally-known photographer Stephen Collector was named artist in residence at Mesa Verde National National Park, and was awarded a 2 week stay at a historic Civilian Conservation Corp stone hogan. This residency is a juried competition with only 4 artists selected per season. In September of 2012, Stephen has been awarded artist in residence at the Frank Waters Foundation in Arroyo Seco, above Taos, NM. Stephen will discuss his experience as an artist in residence and show some images from his residency.

And lastly, renowned Photoshop trainer Jan Kabili will give a quick peek at the incredible new features of Photoshop CS6 Public Beta! BTW, you can download the app for free from labs.adobe.com to play with and test before the final release!

Last chance to see the Live Concert & Stage Performance Art Show Exhibition
Later this month, we'll be taking down this awesome collection of amazing images - the latest exhibition to grace the gallery walls of BDA's beautiful Arapahoe space - features digital photography and graphic design from live concerts and stage performances, with more than 50 new pieces contributed by local artists!

Digital Salons are FREE and open to anyone working with, or interested in, the wide variety of digital tools and technology available today, but space is limited, so please register early!

Please keep in mind that pre-registering does not guarantee admittance. We highly recommend that you arrive early to ensure getting in to this event.


6:00pm to 6:45pm: Schmoozing/networking

6:45pm to 7:05pm: Announcements

7:05pm to 7:25pm: Stephen Collector

7:30pm to 7:50pm: Jan Kabili

7:55pm to 8:15pm: Mark Johnson

8:20pm to 8:50pm: Robert Castellino

BDA would like to thank PhotoCraft and Bill Flinchbaugh for providing the food and beverages at the April 19th Digital Salon!

Partial funding for this program provided by a grant from the Boulder Arts Commission

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