March 1st – Meeting Announcement

Post Processing Techniques: Photoshop & Lightroom

Sure, even today’s basic digital cameras automatically produce acceptable photos in just about every light. They even make phone calls! What’s left for the artistic photographer to do?  When it comes to post processing techniques, Mark Heaps has over 20 years of experimentation and knowledge with Adobe tools like Photoshop, Lightroom, and Illustrator. He was a 2017 Adobe Max instructor and author of a January 2018 cover article on transform, warping, and distorting photos in Photoshop User magazine. Mark will present examples of simple and advanced techniques to enhance ordinary photos to become creative, artistic images that will have viewers asking, “How did you do that?”

About Mark Heaps

Mark HeapsMark Heaps is an Adobe Max instructor, studio owner, professional storyteller, image maker, author, instructor, and dad.

Mark is an American born designer, but after his British parents suffered financial setbacks, he and his parents lived on a small island off the coast of England. He studied art and design at a UK college, then decided to sell everything and move back to America. New Orleans to be exact. He traveled across the states eventually moving to Silicon Valley in the 90’s where he discovered a tech movement where creative ideas were welcomed, and designers were seen as valuable to business culture. He became obsessed with Adobe tools and how they worked for designers.

Mark Heaps was a 2017 Adobe Max Instructor

Mark Heaps was a 2017 Adobe Max Instructor

Now 20+ years later he claims the title Professional Creative, hired to provide creative solutions for some of the top Fortune 500 brands on the planet! On his own or directing professional teams, he builds creative solutions that are visual, audible, and experiential; solving challenges put to him by his clients or his own cutting-edge personal projects.

Dell Children's Gala - Image Storyboards. Artistic Director Mark Heaps

Dell Children’s Gala – Image Storyboards. Artistic Director Mark Heaps

He has lived in Austin, Texas almost eight years. He and his wife own ATX Photo Studio and manage a small team of designers and production experts. To learn more about his creative values and view his personal portfolio, check out the links below, especially his recent interview on;;;;;; and

Just the Facts

The 3rd NAPƒS meeting of 2018 will be held Thursday, March 1st starting at 7PM. The meeting location is United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, TX. 78727 – MAP


7:00-7:15PM Meet & Greet, Member Print Exhibition Q & A
7:15-7:30PM Announcements, New member introductions
7:30-9:00PM Guest Speaker/ Judge Introductions, Club Competition, Presentation

Member Print Exhibition

During the meet and greet, NAPƒS Club member Stacy Wells will exhibit her prints.

Member Photo Submissions

The theme for March 1, 2018 is “RED DAZZLE!” Red, red, red! It’s everywhere! Here’s your chance to submit images that show visions of RED in your most creative ways. Remember the Red Ruleif it’s red, shoot it! Submissions will be taken until midnight Saturday, February 24th at

About Clay

I've always loved photography and cameras. Started in high school with darkroom and school newspaper; continued with college yearbook photos. I just keep going; taking photos of events around me for personal pleasure. I love capturing the moment and saving memories as "citizen journalism" storytelling. Like Cronkite used to end the newscast by saying, "And, that's the way it was!"