On Wednesday, January 16, the Greene County Camera will present another in its series of free lectures and demonstrations on photographic topics at the Athens Cultural Center at 7:30.  This month, Photographer Stephen Blauweiss will present “Demystifying Masking and Alpha Channels.”  He will demonstrate various types of masking to create clean silhouetting. There will be no use of the Magic Wand or Quick Selection tools. He will also cover the relationship between Selections and Alpha Channels, as well as some handy tips for using the Pen tool, and more.
Stephen Blauweiss has been using Photoshop since its inception in 1990.  He currently on the Fashion Institute of Technology faculty and has worked as an instructor at Pratt Institute in New York City for over a decade and has served as principal computer trainer/consultant for art directors and production staff at The New York Times, CBS TV, and ShowTime Television Network, as well as at major magazines and advertising agencies such as Time Magazine and People Magazine. Since 2001, he has been a member of the Digital Archive Advisory Board for The New York Public Library.
The Greene County Camera Club, established in 1995, has a tradition of teaching and sharing photographic skills with the community.  Its’ members embrace all approaches from classic to cutting edge technology. Not restricted to Greene County residents, the club furthers the interest, education and social benefits of photography offering three meetings every month.   For more information, contact Eileen Camuto at (518) 678-9044 or morninglight1@verizon.net and Nora Adelman (518) 945-2866 or brphoto@mhcable.com.  The Greene County Camera Club website, www.gccameraclub.com, offers details about the meetings, photography information and works by Club members. The Athens Cultural Center is located at 24 Second Street just off Route 385.  The entrance to the Athens Municipal Parking Lot is on Franklin Street. Information about exhibits, classes, performances and events of the Athens Cultural Center can be found at www.athensculturalcenter.org.