FOTOfusion 2023 - Friday Schedule

500 series presentations: Free to everyone
600 series presentations: Free to Members and passport holders
Must pre-register for all events.

Color Key

100 Series
200 Series
300 Series
Computer Lab
400 Series
Master Workshops
500 Series
Lecture Demo / Computer Lab / FOTOshoots
600 Series
Community Events
700 Series: Free to Public
Portfolio Review / Technology Center
Special Events

>CLICK HERE for a description of the different types of events.

Note: Schedule is subject to change due to the busy schedule of our presenters. Changes will be posted at all sites during the week.

* FOTOshoot times indicate time that field trip leaves from The Centre and time that FOTOshoot ends at the location.  Please arrive at the Centre at least 15 minutes before departure time.  All FOTOshoots leave from Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s courtyard at indicated starting time. The FOTOshoot will end at the time indicated and additional time should be allowed to return to the Photographic Centre before your next event.

Friday, March 4, 2022
9:00am-10:15am 113 Automated Adobe Bridge - Make it work for you with Mickey Strand
Location: Virtual
10:45am-12:00pm 114 Photographic Composition: Arrangements and POV - What’s in the Frame? With George Schaub
Location: Virtual
1:00pm-2:15pm 604 Luminous Seas with Brian Skerry
Location: Virtual
2:45pm-4:00pm 115 From Almost To “WOW!” / Lightroom Demo with Jean Miele
Location: Virtual
4:30pm-5:45pm 116 Capturing the beauty of the Milky Way and the Night Sky by Lewis Kemper
Location: Virtual
7:00pm-8:00pm S3 FREE EVENT: FOTOvision- The Year in Pictures: 2021 by Scott Mc Kiernan/Zuma Press
Location: Virtual

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

 Seminar 113

Automated Adobe Bridge - Make it work for you with Mickey Strand

©Mickey Strand

How many of the automated (you not doing the work) features are you using in the application that comes free with every copy of Adobe Photoshop?   This class is for you if you would like to free up time and have your computer do some of your work. Ask yourself, are you:

  • Sending files to clients that are named DCS_00321.jpg?
  • Sending files without your Copyright and contact info?
  • Making the preview JPG or PNG files one at at time by hand?
  • Applying caption data and keywords one at a time?
  • Generating Preview images when you open each file?
  • Making Contact sheets by hand?

Join Mickey to unlock just a few of the amazing automated feature you should be using in Adobe Bridge. 

Location: Virtual

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

 Seminar 114

Photographic Composition: Arrangements and POV - What’s in the Frame? With George Schaub

©George Schaub
©George Schaub

This illustrated lecture deals with the elements of composition that can help guide you into making effective photographs regardless of subject or scene. These suggestions deal with a recognition of form and leading lines, the juxtaposition of tonality, and the impact of color contrast as you frame your picture. These decisions affect the overall harmony of the image, plus are effective visual cues that help bring the viewer into the scene.  He begins by looking at some classic photographs to examine how composition has both overt and hidden effects on perception, and then deals with matters such as equilibrium and balance, color harmonies and contrast, frame segmentation, primal shapes and forms, repetition, deep shadow play, direction of light, and the dramatic effect of focal length decisions on compositional impact. Using examples from his many years of photographing, Schaub’s lecture will offer you a notebook full of ideas to apply in the field as you go out with camera in hand. 

Location: Virtual

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

 Community Event 604

Luminous Seas with Brian Skerry

©Brian Skerry

During his 24-year career as a National Geographic magazine photographer, Brian Skerry’s work has evolved from a purely natural history focus to highlighting problems in the ocean and illustrating solutions. With Luminous Seas, Brian takes us on assignment with him into the sea and guides us through his storytelling journey. His artistic interpretation of issues such as overfishing, climate change and endangered species combined with celebratory treatment of animals like sharks (giving them a ‘makeover’) and showing the value of marine protection, provides visual context for the pivotal moment at which we find ourselves in history – a time when we understand the problems, know the solutions and simply need the will to act.



Location: Virtual

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

 Seminar 115

From Almost To “WOW!” / Lightroom Demo with Jean Miele

©Jean Miele Orchids on the Porch at Bill & Wynn's - Mississippi 2021
©Jean Miele
Orchids on the Porch at Bill & Wynn's - Mississippi 2021

Want to take your pictures from “Almost” to “Wow!”? We all use the same tools (cameras, light, computers), but some photographers produce consistently exceptional work, because they understand the magic necessary to transform what’s in front of the camera into a stunning photograph. In this 1-hour demo focusing on the newly-updated local adjustment tools in Lightroom (gradients and brushes), Jean ‘Gino’ Miele will share some of his secrets for creating stronger, more striking images, and help you take your work to the next level.

Location: Virtual

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

 Seminar 116

Capturing the beauty of the Milky Way and the Night Sky by Lewis Kemper

©Lewis Kemper

Night sky and Milky Way images present many challenges for photographers.  There are 4 ways to capture the night sky. A single image at high ISO and relatively short exposures; multiply images at very high ISO and short exposures, which then get stacked in special software;  and tracking, using a mechanical device to move the camera in sync with the stars, allowing for long exposures at low ISO; and creating star trails by either stacking multiple images or photographing for extended time periods. Lewis will explain each technique and talk about their advantages and disadvantages.

Location: Virtual

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 Special Event S3

FREE EVENT: FOTOvision- The Year in Pictures: 2021 by Scott Mc Kiernan/Zuma Press

Seventh Edition of FOTOvision by Scott Mc Kiernan

Join us for this FREE evening event and experience photography from across the globe.    

World renown picture editor and photo-journalist Scott Mc Kiernan presents 365: a Visual Review of 2021, Photography that ran moments after shot year long on Images from more than 60 countries.
It was a year that we won’t ever forget, yet strangely so like 2020. Did we live a Groundhog Day movie? 2020 again? 2021 again transformed the lives of each of the planets seven billion plus. We elected a new President who promised us a calm time and took us on a roller coaster of confusion. Maybe USA's worse year of overseas policy in a long time. Economy spiraling fueled by record inflation. Now most recently Canadian truckers started a world movement to fight COVID vaccines. Canadians? Did not see that coming. 2021 Documented in year’s most striking images, presented chronologically. Grab a cup of tea or something stronger and settle in. Been a Year to remember and forget.
After ZUMA Press movie, there will be Q&A on the imagery and highlights of 2021. It is a not to be missed visual tour de force!

A bonus feature on 2022 and the most recent last 60 days.

Here are TOP Headlines of 2021: 

06: Storming of U.S. Capital Building.

U.S. rejoins Paris Climate accord.

26: Container ship Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal, holding up billions in trade. 

Freed six days later. 

Minneapolis jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd a year earlier. 

Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for George Floyd's murder  

Elon Musk SPACE X's Dragon is first operational spaceflight by a private company.


24: Partial collapse of a 12-story condominium in Surfside, Florida, killing 98 residents.


32nd Summer Olympic games in Tokyo, a year after being postponed. 

Olympic Drama: Simone Biles withdraws briefly from competition citing mental health concerns. Crowning the 'Strangest Games History'

The U.S. topped the medal count with 113. 

American troops withdraw from Afghanistan after a two-decade war that took the lives of over 2,400 U.S. service personnel. Made Vietnam, Saigon Falls, seem well planned.

Texas Heartbeat Act, bans abortions after roughly six weeks. 

The Supreme Court declined to block the law, saying it's a question for lower courts.

World Health Organization endorses the world's first vaccine against malaria. 

Tornadoes ripped through the South and Midwest, killing at least 91 people.


Virtual link:



Location: Virtual


For registriation information, see the registration page.