PPA Merit Class:
From Concept to Composite - Crafting Imaginary Realities - with Amber Damour, M.Photog.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Class
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Break for Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Class
Step into the world of visual enchantment with our captivating full day workshop on creating stunning photography composites using Adobe Photoshop. Join master photographer Amber Damour as she unravels the artistry behind seamlessly blending multiple images into captivating narratives that transcend the boundaries of reality.
In this immersive session, you will witness firsthand the creative process that transforms individual photographs into harmonious and breathtaking compositions. Amber will guide you through each step of the composite creation journey, sharing invaluable insights, tips, and tricks honed through years of experience.
Highlights of the workshop:
Preparation and Vision: Gain a glimpse into the photographer's mindset as they discuss the importance of pre-visualization, concept development, and selecting the right images for your composite.
Layer Magic: Watch as layers come to life, and see how Amber seamlessly integrates elements from various sources to build a cohesive visual story.
Masking Mastery: Learn the art of precise masking techniques to seamlessly blend subjects, adjust lighting, and ensure a flawless integration of elements.
Lighting and Shadow Mastery: Discover how to manipulate light and shadows to create realism within your composites, making them indistinguishable from single photographs.
Texture and Color Harmonization: Observe as textures and colors are harmonized across different elements to create a unified and visually captivating composition.
Fine-Tuning and Detailing: Dive into the finer details as Amber demonstrates how to refine your composite through careful adjustments, adding intricate details that elevate the overall impact.
Creative Effects: Explore advanced Photoshop tools for adding creative effects, enhancing atmosphere, and infusing a distinct mood into your composite.
Real-Time Interaction: Engage in real-time Q&A sessions with Amber Damour, where you can seek clarifications, gather insights, and learn personalized techniques tailored to your interests.
Whether you're an aspiring photographer or a seasoned enthusiast, this live demonstration promises to ignite your creativity and expand your skill set in the realm of photography composites. Immerse yourself in the world of digital artistry as Amber unveils her expert strategies for crafting mesmerizing visual stories that captivate and inspire.
A recording of the Photoshop Composite section will be sent to all Workshop Participants. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will forever transform the way you approach visual storytelling.
Register early. Space is limited. Attendees must register and pay in advance. No refunds or onsite registration.
ABOUT AMBER DAMOUR, M.Photog.
Amber Damour is the premier family, children & senior portrait artist in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex specializing in bespoke artwork that not only captures the uniqueness of each client but creates timeless heirlooms to pass down from generation to generation.
Amber's signature photography style is authentic and intentional- from the lighting & styling to the editing & artwork. She provides a customized experience for you and your family, sourcing museum-grade, archival artwork and products that will stand the test of time. Serving the Dallas, Addison, Plano, McKinney, Rowlett, Rockwall, Forney, Highland Park, Coppell, Colleyville, Crandall, Frisco, Grapevine, Highland Village, Sachse, Sunnyvale, University Park, Southlake, Allen, Heath, Royse City areas and beyond. Amber is a portrait photographer & composite artist based in Dallas, Texas and she works with children, families, maternity and seniors. She focuses on creating story telling imagery for her clients and designing heirloom artwork for their families.
She started her business in 2016 after the birth of her oldest daughter. She has spent countless hours learning and elevating her craft and now her passion is educating fellow photographers. She joined PPA and her local and state guilds in 2020 and received Master of Photography degree in 2022, as well as my TPPA Associate Fellowship & WPPI Associate designation.
Amber has a very impressive list of Image Awards and has been published in many magazines such as: Professional Photographer Magazine, Lensational Magazine, Child Coture Magazine, Iconic Child Magazine, Voyage Dallas etc.
2022 WPPI FIRST PLACE PORTRAIT
2022 TEXAS PPA BEST OF SHOW
2022 TEXAS PPA BEST ARTIST
2022 TEXAS PPA BEST PORTRAIT
2022 TEXAS PPA BEST PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
2022 TEXAS PPA BEST PORTRAIT OF A CHILD
2022 TEXAS PPA BEST PORTRAIT OF A GROUP
2022 ASP STATE ELITE AWARD
2022 TEXAS PPA JUDGE'S CHOICE
2022 TEXAS PPA DIAMOND AWARD
2021 IPC FINALIST/GIA NOMINEE - CHILDREN
2021 IPC DIAMOND AWARD
2021 DALLAS PPA FIRST PLACE PORTRAIT
2021 TEXAS PPA PLATINUM AWARD
2020 IPC DIAMOND AWARD
2020 IPC FINALIST/GIA NOMINEE - CREATIVE OPEN
2020 RISE FINALIST - CHILDREN
2020 TEXAS PPA DIAMOND AWARD
2020 TEXAS PPA BEST PORTRAIT
2020 TEXAS PPA BEST CREATIVE OPEN
2020 TEXAS PPA BEST GROUP PORTRAIT
2020 TEXAS PPA JUDGES CHOICE
2020 DALLAS PPA 2ND PLACE PORTRAIT
2020 DALLAS PPA TOP FIRST YEAR
2020 TEXAS STATE FAIR - FIRST PLACE PORTRAIT