Archive for February, 2015

Phase One / Mamiya Leaf demo day at Dodd Camera

February 16th, 2015  |  Published in Other News and Events

Dodd Camera and Phase One are excited to offer you a unique opportunity to check out the IQ2 series and Leaf Credo digital backs.

Capture One Pro 8 training
Phase One and Mamiya Leaf representative, Francis Westfield, will be on hand to demonstrate setting up a tethered shooting session using a professional model. He will also provide tips and tricks on how to optimize your on-set Capture One workflow. Francis worked as a digital tech in New York for over twelve years. Here is your chance to pick his brain!

IQ2 and Credo hands on demo
Francis will also be offering personal hands on demonstration, where you can shoot with the Phase One IQ2 series digital backs. Learn first hand how the many new features such as wireless connectivity, long exposure and improved image quality will help to enhance your photography.

Open discussion forum
We welcome all Phase One users and non-Phase One users to ask questions, discuss issues or concerns about both hardware and software.

All attendees will receive a 25% off coupon for a Phase One IQ rental and there will be door prizes!

March 4, 3pm and 7pm
Dodd Camera Columbus
1301 Cameron Ave.
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

March 5, 3pm and 7pm
Dodd Camera Cincinnati
6475 East Galbraith
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Become a Phase One Certified Professional

February 16th, 2015  |  Published in Other News and Events

Phase One and Dodd Camera are pleased to present The Phase One Certified Professional Training Program

The Phase One Certified Professional training program is designed to give working digital techs the training and skills they need to confidently work with Phase One software and cameras on the most demanding of jobs. It is an advanced course designed for working professionals taught by Phase One Technical Support staff.

Training takes place over a two-day period encompassing everything from efficient on-set workflow to troubleshooting to advanced software techniques. At the end of the two days it culminates with a certification exam. Those who pass the exam are given the title of Phase One Certified Professional and listed in the official Phase One database.

The training program includes:
- A full license of the NEW Capture One Pro 8
- A special Trouble Shooting Guide
- Get listed on Phase One’s website as a ”Phase One Certified Digital Tech”
- Hands on with the Phase One 645DF+ camera and IQ digital backs.
- Access to the Phase One Pre-Course

We recommend that you bring a laptop to the training.

A Note about Pre-requisite courses:
You MUST complete all courses before the POCP event. Each course is a mixture of articles and videos and includes 1-2 short quizzes. You can take the quizzes as many times as necessary but you must get an 80% to move forward within the course. We expect that the entire online course should not take more than 5 hours total.

Wednesday, March 11th and Thursday, March 12, 2015
9am – 5pm

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
5300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

$499 – Certification
$299 – Re-certification
$49 – Re-test
Lunch will be provided.

If you would like to REGISTER or have more specific questions regarding the Phase One Certified Professional Program, email Dennis Semick at or call 216-361-6805.

Seating is limited

Photoshop CC and CC 2014

February 9th, 2015  |  Published in Uncategorized


Meeting Type:
CDPUG General Meeting

Reception Starts:
6:00 p.m.

Meeting Starts:
6:30 p.m.

New Horizons Computer Learning Center
1 Infinity Corp Ctr Dr # 250
Cleveland, OH 44125
Driving and Parking Directions

Stan Kohn, senior lecturer at the University of Akron

Free for members, $10 for guests

Raffle Prize(s):
Two copies of the O’Reilly eBook, “Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition” by Lesa Snider. Two licenses of Crashplan.

Regarded as an expert in and an early advocate of digital imaging, Stan Kohn is a senior lecturer at the University of Akron. Also known to us as a past president of CDPUG, Stan will share his knowledge of the latest features of Photoshop Creative Cloud and Photoshop Creative Cloud 2014, including:

• Improved use of guides
• Blur along a path
• Camera shake reduction
• Image resize improvements
• Color picker improvements
• Font search and other font improvements
• Adobe Camera Raw 8 enhancements
• Workflow enhancements
• Other improvements

With more than 35 years of experience teaching digital imaging, photography, panoramic photography and video, Stan divides his time among photography, teaching and consulting, but it’s his enthusiasm for helping students succeed that shines through.

Please help with an RSVPWhile an RSVP is not required for our members and guests to attend, it is strongly encouraged! We order our food, based on the number of RSVPs we receive. So, to make sure that we order enough food for all who attend, please RSVP at the following link: Click here to submit an RSVP. Thank you for your help!

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