Fall Seminar


Dan Hughes

October 29th, 2016 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (registration and sign in at 8:00am)

Join RIT visiting asst. professor of photography & former Nik Software trainer for a day of exploration into new ways of thinking about photography. Dan’s focus on simplifying complex procedures provides a fun and engaging learning environment for the novice all the way to the seasoned pro.

NFRCC Fall Seminar(1)2016 Fall Seminar

Telling the story is the heart of photography. Whether it is a child blowing out birthday candles, vistas of a far off land, or an interesting architectural detail, these are documents that communicate a moment in time captured by a dark box connected to a few well organized pieces of glass. But that is not where the story should end, capturing just the beginning.

The 2016 NFRCC Fall seminar will delve into two digital photography techniques implemented after the capture of the image; High Dynamic Range and Black and White conversion. While both of these tools are used after the capture of the initial photograph, forethought can go a long way to realize exact story you wish to emote.

The seminar will be broken into two main segments. Our morning will consist of a brief introduction to the long history of HDR, the basics of and tips & tricks for good  capture, followed by what to do with the exposures once they’ve been captured. The afternoon will focus on the thought process of digital capture for B&W, the process of optimizing color photographs for conversion, and solutions for converting color images to stunning B&W photographs.

About Dan

Dan is an avid commercial photographer who’s clients include; Red Bull, High Falls Brewery,  Google, Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. While maintaining commercial clients, Dan developed his knack for teaching photography & photographic software at Nik Software as the official Webinar  trainer, where attendees could join classes for free 3 times a day 5 days a week.

When not exploring his own personal vision to offer new dynamic photographic solutions. Dan teaches photography, video, and photographic workflow at RIT in the Photographic Science department.

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The Venue – Michael’s Banquet Hall

Centrally located within Erie County, Michael’s Banquet Hall is just two minutes off NY State Thruway Exit 57, and within five minutes from the Skyway, Rte 20A, Rte 219, and Rte 16. Located in the town of Hamburg on Southwestern Blvd. (Rte 20), there is plenty of safe, private parking and the restrooms and five banquet rooms are all on the first floor and are completely handicap accessible.
Date:  Saturday Oct 29th from 9 to 4:30, registration and sign in at 8am.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are $60 until Oct 18, $65 Oct 19 or later (in US Funds).  Ticket may be purchased online (below) or by mailing the attached registration form along with a cheque payable to NFRCC to:
Janet LoPresto
5584 Country Club Lane
Hamburg, NY 14075
1 (716) 648-7534

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Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refund requests received on or before October 24, 2016 will receive a full refund. Requests received after this date will not receive a refund.

All refund requests must be submitted via email or letter to the event Registrar, Janet LoPresto (jlopresto@nfrcc.org). Phone requests must be immediately followed with an email or letter confirmation of cancellation. If the event is cancelled due to factors beyond our control (i.e. weather, etc.), every effort will be made to reschedule the event for a future date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event, a full refund will be issued based on the NFRCC Cancellation Policy. If the event cannot be rescheduled, a full refund will be issued. Event cancellation will be communicated to registrants via email and posted to the NFRCCPhoto Exp website.


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