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Monica Royal


Advanced Post Production

How do you take your images to the next level? Decoding modern industry techniques means a blend of nailing the shot in camera and post-processing in programs like Lightroom and Photoshop. Learning the industry best practices and engineering how to recreate popular image trends. From something as simple as a headshot portraits, through to a cinematic movie poster, knowing some of the industry techniques will help you take your images and portfolio to a new level creatively. For our second year Mark Heaps once again returns to share his industry experience in how award winning images are produced. If you're a beginner this class will introduce you to the potential for your work, and give you some key direction on what you should be learning moving forward. For more seasoned attendees, come learn the best practices that Mark teaches at seminars and conferences around the world based on his clients ranging from Dell, Coca-Cola, Rachel Ray Magazine, Adobe, and more.

Feel free to bring a laptop with a recent version of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, or just sit back and take notes to practice from later. As an Adobe Community Professional Mark will be happy to answer questions and demonstrate solutions to problems he is regularly asked about. Bring your cameras as well in case you want to shoot our setup scenes that we'll use to demo with.

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Monica's Bio

Monica Royal was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada. She immigrated to California in 1999.

After being a hobbyist for 15 years, she formally launched her photographic career in 2006 after studying with world renowned fine art photographer Freeman Patterson. It was the inspiration from him that helped develop her fasciation with water and other liquids as design elements within her artwork.

Monica’s imagery is widely recognized as unique and innovative. She won Illustrative Photographer of the Year with Professional Photographers of San Diego in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Her artwork has been published in several national magazines. Monica’s articles and podcasts have been shared on numerous webpages.

As a social and entertaining artist, she has become a sought after speaker & private teacher. Through coaching and training she helps take her students to their next level of professionalism and well beyond. Monica travels around the country speaking and teaching with the sponsorship of Tamron USA, Miller’s Professional Imaging and Savage Universal behind her.

Monica has permanent art installations in public venues in Canada, the U.S. and Guam as well as a long list of private collectors. She has exhibited at Escondido Art Gallery in Escondido California and the Natural History Museum in San Diego.


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