Category Archives: Conference Handouts

From Wimpy to Wow

the Hooks and Ladders of Writing
Workshop by Virginia Staat, Conference 2016, Bryce Canyon, Utah

Description: Having difficulty linking your thoughts together in a coherent fashion? Can’t quite figure out how to get from point A to B, or take a side trip to D? This workshop will help. And you’ll find yourself writing better prose in no time. Not to mention picking apart some of the articles you’re reading in the magazines and newspapers!
Resource: Hooks & Ladders – PDF handout

The Name Game

Writing Effective Photo Titles & Captions
Workshop by Virginia Staat, Conference 2016, Bryce Canyon, Utah

Description: You have a special image: a spectacular sunset, the grandson hitting a home run, wild mustangs in full gallop. Now it needs a deserving title and caption before putting it out there for others to view. This workshop addresses that concern.
Resource: The Name Game – PDF handout

 

2015 Sunrise Photo Shoot – Dallas Divide

Leader: William Horton, Conference 2015, Ouray, Colorado

Description: The Dallas Divide is a viewpoint along Colorado Highway 62, west of Ridgway. It provides a vista of the aspens and oak forest down to the Sneffels Wilderness area. In leaf-color season, the viewpoint is spectacular.

Instructions: This PDF flyer provides driving directions for finding the viewpoint, plus a checklist of items to take and ideas on possible shots.

Fixing Flawed Photos

Editing Your Way to Beauty
Workshop by William Horton – William Horton Photography, Conference 2015, Ouray, Colorado

Description: No photograph is perfect right out of the camera. Many are seriously deficient. But don’t hit the Delete key just yet. With a little effort you can fix common problems such as skewed horizons, obnoxious backgrounds, camouflaged subjects, off-color color, over- and under-exposure, lighting that is harsh or flat or both, leaning walls, constipated compositions, sensor measles, and more. Don’t stop with fixing the problems: add interest and flare. See how to make the subject pop, experiment with black and white, night-for-day, and other techniques. You will see live demos of editing photos using Lightroom.
Resource: Fixing Flawed Photos – handouts (PDF, 2 slides per page)

 

 

So You Want to Blog?

What you need to Know to Get Started
Workshop by Kit Horton – William Horton Photography, Conference 2015, Ouray, Colorado

Description: This presentation is not about the craft of writing, but the practicalities of getting your oeuvre online.
We’ll talk about:

  • What’s involved in making a post.
  • What are the popular tools for blogging.
  • How your goals for your blog site will determine your choice of blogging tool.
  • Where you can go to learn just about everything you need to know.

The range of choices available to meet your needs go from dead simple to somewhat complex (and powerful).

Of course you can blog!

Resources: Here are reference sheets, showing the slides I’ll be using. Choose either or both to download and print if desired.

  • Slide handouts* with space for your notes.
  • Slide handouts* with speaker’s notes.
  • After the conference, we will post a recorded version of this presentation.

*These are LARGE files. Right-click the link and download the handouts to your computer.