Monthly Program

Thursday, October 11 2018


Compositing – Expand Your Creative Space.  Do you consider the time you spend in the “digital darkroom” creative time? Jim will try to expand the images you can imagine and render in your digital darkroom using a technique called “compositing”. It lets you mix your imagination with your digital captures to create images that communicate your vision with more oomph. He’ll show you examples of several different kinds of compositing, and teach you the best ways to make composites using Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. If you want to preview some of Jim’s work, please visit his website at

Jim Christensen (NY) is a photographer, teacher, and speaker from the New York City area; a member and past president of the Westchester Photographic Society; founder of the annual Croton-on-Hudson Fall Arts Festival; and was the Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park in the spring of 2015. His work has been featured in galleries and other venues in NY and CT, and spans landscapes, night-scapes, wildlife, people (in the studio and on the sidewalks on NY), flowers, and abstracts. In addition he designs and builds one-of-a-kind mixed-media frames, and has a deep technical background in digital imaging theory and software as a result of his career as a research scientist at IBM were he created firmware and image processing software for one of the world’s best (and first) digital colorimetric cameras (in the 1980’s and 1990’s). You can see some of his work on Facebook (where he’s the Jim Christensen in Westchester NY), and on his website: