Now here’s something you don’t see too often: a beaver mother swimming with her kit on her back. I was glad I had carried the camera on our walk from the St. Mary’s campground in Glacier National Park to the Visitors’ Center. The smoke from the 2007 fires had been awful, and I wasn’t expecting to get anything. After she swam under the footbridge, she tried to hide baby by kicking up a bunch of mud from the river bottom.
What does that have to do with SparkArts? Nothing. Well, maybe the idea that unexpected surprises can go your way if you have the tools and skills at hand. I was asked to give a beginner’s intro to Photoshop. In 60 minutes. Um, yeah. Right. The organizers and I have refined the subject to strategies for learning Photoshop, or just about any other full-service digital imaging software package out there. It’s still too much to cover in 60 minutes, but I’m going to give it a go. So like that little beaver kit, grab on tight, because we’ll be moving fast.
SparkArts at the Salt Lake City Main Library, Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of November. Check out the schedule for the Intro to Lightroom talk, scavenger hunt, digital music composition and Dance Dance Revolution contests. This won’t be your usual photography weekend.