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Advanced Imaging Conference 2013 Speakers
Warren Keller Astrophotographyer Lecturer Processing Instructor ABCs of Image Processing: Warren presents an easy and fun quick-start to producing lovely images with little effort. Warren sets the record straight, demonstrating that these are both merely tools which an artist can employ to achieve whatever result their mind's eye envisions. The basics of both pre and postprocessing are covered. Warren teaches astrophotographic processing via IP4AP.com tutorials- a SKY & Telescope 'Hot Product'. His images and articles have been published in Sky & Telescope and Astronomy Magazines, as well as many places on the Web including NASA's APOD and Universe Today. Three of his large format prints were chosen for 2012's prestigious Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography exhibit at Maine's Bates College. He is currently writing a book for Springer Press, and producing Part-2 of a PixInsight tutorial series. He was the North American representative for Atik CCD Cameras in 2009, and is a consultant to MSB-Astroart, and Celestron where he co-designed AstroFX software for the Nightscape camera.
AIC 2009 Speakers
Warren Keller Lecturer, Author, Image Processing Instructor, Astrophotographer Warren Keller will provide an overview of five critical steps, primarily with Photoshop, that he calls 'The Five Ss' TM of Astrophotographic Post-Processing: 1) Stretching, 2) Sharpening, 3) Saturating, 4) Smoothing, and 5) Selecting. At 15-years old, Warren began exploring the night sky with an 8" Newtonian, but by college; the sky was forgotten for a career in music, playing bright-city venues far from the dark skies of his youth. Receiving gifts of a star chart and modest achromat, Christmas of 1997 re-ignited the passion. He says 'When I was a child, I was given Fred Hoyle's 'Astronomy'. The cover had the glossiest, full-color photo of the Ring Nebula in the blackest, velvet sky. I knew from that moment I must someday photograph the heavens' wonders.' Warren's artful photos are displayed at Billions and Billions.com. Beginning with film in 1998, Warren switched to CCD in 2003. Artistic by nature, it is less about Cosmology and Charge Coupled Devices, and more about the thrill of the hunt for the myriad of beautiful shapes and colors throughout the universe. Warren has the ability to reduce difficult concepts of Astro-Imaging to the essentials and effectively teach it to others. His tutorial business IP4AP.com has given clients the world over, a 'quick start' to taking their own great photos, and was named a Sky & Telescope Magazine 'Hot Product' in 2007. Warren uses his background in communications and art history from the American University, Washington, DC to emphasize the importance of artfulness in a largely left-brained hobby. Warren is proud to have been published in Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, Amateur Astronomy, and many places on the World Wide Web, most prestigiously- NASA's APOD. Warren writes extensively for AstroPhoto Insight, and is list owner/moderator of SXV-OSC, a user group for One-Shot-Color CCD at Yahoo! Groups.
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AIC Newsletter Volume 6, number 5
Warren Keller, astrophotographer, lecturer and author