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Event: Hilarie McNeil-Smith

Hilarie McNeil-Smith

Hilarie McNeil-Smith:  “HILARIZING”–Playing with Pixels

‘HILARIZING’ – Playing with Pixels     ( Hilarizing is a term coined by a fellow club member) Hilarie will present several slideshows of her creative work both manipulated and in camera. She covers a variety of subjects, and styles altered in photoshop, and  some popular plugins. A segment of ‘befores and afters’ will show just what can be done to play with your pixels. Hilarie will openly share with you some of her creative techiques to transform images into works of art and will edit several images from beginning to end using simple photoshop techniques. HILARIE BIO Hilarie is a long term member of the Mississauga Camera Club , a judge, and past member of the executive as  outings director. Over the years, Hilarie has presented to all the camera clubs in the GTCCC  , several clubs outside Ontario, as well as International Photo Seminars. Her main interest is creative photography, using photoshop , Corel Painter and several other artistic plugins.  She has also taught photoshop classes for the city of Mississauga. Her photo gear is Canon equipment, and an Olympus micro 4/3 camera. She considers herself an emotional shooter, and when people ask what does she like to shoot, she answers ‘anything that is in front of the camera that grabs my attention’.   April 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm Barton Stone United Church 21 Stone Church Rd W Hamilton, Ontario  L9B 1A1 HCC Non-Members: $10.00 payable at door  

Hilarie McNeil Smith:

According to Hilarie, she has always been creative in some way. Whether it was the scrap paper collection in her toybox, the hobby fair in junior High, or an honours diploma from college in Fashion Design, Hilarie had a need to be artistic in her endeavours. But her talents never came to the forefront until she won a digital camera and acquired Photoshop to look at and edit her pictures.

All this has translated into award winning photography and digital painting. She has taught herself to digitally paint with the Photoshop brushes, and Corel ‘Painter’ , creating original works of art, enhanced with real chalk pastels.

Now she shoots with a canon 40D, paints with photoshop CS3 and Corel Painter lX, and she enjoys her brand new dual monitor setup, and Igor, her new monster computer.

Hilarie creates one-of a kind original art from her photographs, and thrills her clients with masterpieces for their homes.

Camera clubs around the GTA and associations from the CAPA conference in Toronto to the Windsor International Photo seminar have enjoyed a taste of Hilaries ‘pixel painting’ techniques.

Her work has been published in the British painter magazine as well as travel magazines, several websites and brochures.

Hilarie is listed on the Interclub speakers and judges list and has been presenting her creative slideshows and tutorials to various clubs throughout the Toronto and surrounding area. Digital painting has given Hilarie the freedom to transform photographs into memories to be treasured.