Bryson Leidich

Photography and Photoshop

The evolution of the Fine Art Image
Photography and Photoshop
The Photographer's Guild - Goshen, Indiana

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Photography and Photoshop Seminar will take place at the Guild at 212 W. Washington Street, Goshen, Indiana starting at 9:00 a.m. The seminar will run until about 3:00 p.m. The cost is $95 per person and includes lunch.

To Register
contact Danny Graber (
or 574-370-6192.

Visit the Photographer's Guild website.

The purpose of learning is to be able to more easily pursue that which we find interesting in life. How to do something is rarely a specific set of rules, but rather a set of concepts which we can apply to what we seek to accomplish.

We will explore photography, Lightroom and Photoshop from the perspective of creating and enhancing images using best practices and expanding your understanding of post processing. Making images your own means getting more satisfaction from photography whether you are a casual or serious shooter.

“I am always doing what I can’t do yet in order to learn how to do it.” - Vincent Van Gogh

  • ... learn how to use your camera more effectively including manual mode for control.
  • ... learn professional exposure techniques, and how to use the histogram for better capture.
  • ... learn how to better understand focus and depth of field for best image impact.
  • ... learn composition, balance and color control for leading the eye in an image.
  • ... learn how and when to sharpen an image.
  • ... learn curves in Photoshop - the key to controlling color and contrast.
  • ... learn better selections, layers and masking.
  • ... learn how to get beyond the camera capture - move an image from a snapshot to a fine art photograph.
  • ... understanding the elements of a Fine Art Image.

And, of course there is a lot more: Raw image processing best practices - Integrating Lightroom and Photoshop - Simplified Image Enhancement with Blend Modes - Aspect Ratios, Resolution, and Printing, Oh My!

Bryson Leidich earned his Master of Photography degree in 1997. He was a member of the Club of Excellence with 4 blue ribbon prints in one year, and a print in the PPA Loan Collection. He has received awards from Kodak and Fuji and a Clio award for advertising. He has spoken to state and regional PPA meetings and was a featured speaker at the PPA National Convention in Las Vegas in 1990 on image compositing with multiple cameras. He taught photography and Photoshop at Penn State Harrisburg and Harrisburg Area Community College and has given seminars at his own studio for more than 25 years. He judges regularly at local camera clubs.

Bryson is currently a semi-retired commercial photographer who still enjoys the creativity of making good images. His work is currently on display at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, and was recently published in the Manifest International Photography Annual INPHA 4.