Pre-Con PPA/Edu - Art + Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Scott Detweiler, M.Photog.Cr
Friday, March 22, 9am - 5pm
PPW/PPA Members $139
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage lately, and it's only going to become more and more common in our lives.
AI has already been used to create art for a while now, and it's only getting better. These AI engines are now available to everyone, and they can be used to create amazing things. I want to show you what a few of these different systems can do, and how you can use them to open new doors. You can use AI to create new products to sell to your clients, or you can use it to learn how to create your own art.
AI is here to stay, so it's important to understand it and embrace it. The sooner you do, the better equipped you'll be to use it to your advantage. AI isn't going to destroy your business, but your AI-enabled competition sure can put a dent in your revenue.
During this session, Scott Detweiler, M.Photog.Cr will use several AI-driven tools and I'll show you how to use and combine them to level up your photography and Photoshop composite skills.
Sponsored by H & H Color Lab
A little bit about Scott in his words:
I have been an artist and painter since I was quite young when I worked with pen & ink, marker, and acrylics. However, I have only been a serious photographer for a little over a decade.
Initially, I became interested in Photoshop over a decade ago when it still came on floppy disks. My motivation to focus on photography began when I realized that no matter how I modified an image, it was never truly mine, mentally or legally. I could paint or manipulate the image for hours or days and never actually own.
The decision to start shooting my own stock started me on the journey I am on today. My initial challenges were lighting related. I could envision the image I wanted and even sketch my idea, but getting real lights to cooperate was a constant source of frustration. To get past this, I shot as often as possible, and by changing small variables each time I learned how my alterations were affecting my images.
As a Physics major, I enjoy the technical aspects of photography. I like to know my camera settings, angles, focus depth, fall-off, as well as other elements of the scene that directly affect the result. By understanding how an image will look at 24mm versus 200mm, or when lit by a larger or smaller apparent light source, it becomes easier to make creative decisions.
In our studio challenge each other to set up complete scenes and take a single photo without test shots. This drill has dramatically improved our abilities to create successful scenes from our imagination, even on location or group shoots where planning isn't much of an option. We are always learning and trying new ideas.
Our challenges now lie in finding dependable muses, unique designers, and amazing stylists that can work in collaboration. I am quite blessed with a bevy of such individuals here in the Milwaukee area, where we can additionally pull talent from Green Bay, Madison, and Chicago when needed.