29 June, 2013
Speaker Spotlight: Eric Basir
Eric Basir is the owner of Photo Grafix, a photo-retouching studio in Evanston, Illinois. He is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and has presented at numerous meetings and conferences throughout the Midwestern United States, focusing on family photo restoration and preservation with home computers. He is the author of two books and the creator of a “Photo Retouching and Restoration Foundations” video course.
It was only two years ago when Eric had the privilege to present three packed workshops for the Federation of Genealogists in Springfield, Illinois. Now, he’s back this year at our conference in Fort Wayne, to present one workshop and two classes.
F-344 Workshop: Scanning+Image Editing+Placement, Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
This is an important topic specifically for genealogists who self-publish for print (Word, InDesign) or present their research on screen (Internet or PowerPoint). Eric will address problems and solutions to ensure that images enhance your work, not distract from it. Audience members should bring their in-progress publications and presentations, along with original images, which Eric will use to demonstrate. This two-hour Workshop is sold out, but a waiting list is being created.
F-319: Image Organization Made Easy, Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Learn about organizing your photos on a computer by name, date or description. What's the best format to store your images and what software might help you keep track of them?
S-419: Scanning 101, Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Covers choosing a scanner with the right features, techniques for finding your scanner’s “sweet spot,” and scanning various types of originals, such as prints, negatives and oversized originals.