by Julieanne Kost

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January 20, 2012

I am pleased to announce that I was awarded the prestigious Gerhard Bakker award  this year at Imaging USA. This award “may be presented annually to an individual, school, company or organization that best epitomizes outstanding service through education in the field of photography and visual communications” and I am honored to be the recipient. I am incredibly blessed  to have met, and become friends with so many exceptional photographers through Professional Photographers of America and I can’t even  begin to tell you how much I have learned from you throughout the years. So thank you, my extended family, for such a memorable evening.


  • By jr - 6:56 AM on January 20, 2012  

    Congratulations. I believe it is the Professional Photographers of America.

  • By Tom Flynn - 7:38 AM on January 20, 2012  

    Congratulations Julie Ann, well deserved and thank you for all I have learned from you through your blog a d videos.

  • By MW - 8:11 AM on January 20, 2012  

    Well deserved! Congratulations! … and thank you for your thoughtful and clear video series – wonderfully done.

  • By Gene Kimball - 10:12 AM on January 20, 2012  

    Congratulations Julieanne, you earned it. I enjoy watching your instructional videos as they explain what I need to know in easy-to-follow steps.

  • By Arnold Hoddevik - 10:36 AM on January 20, 2012  

    How great. Congratulations!!!
    Keep on the good work. There are many who appreciate your presentations, including me.

  • By Sharon Thomas - 11:03 AM on January 20, 2012  

    Julieanne, congrats! Well deserved. Always enjoy your blog and training. Thanks!

  • By suepuetz - 11:09 AM on January 20, 2012  

    Congratulations, Julieanne! You are the greatest at delivery – easy to follow and understand. Thanks for your efforts.

  • By Monte Trumbull - 11:41 AM on January 20, 2012  

    Congratulations Julianne. Very well deserved!

  • By Paul Theseira - 2:36 PM on January 20, 2012  

    Well done Julieanne. An award well deserved!

  • By Hugh Adams - 7:42 PM on January 20, 2012  

    Julieanne…I have spent years going to photography classes, workshops, etc. No question you are the best at what you do. There is not a close second.
    Look forward to seeing you at the TPPA School.

  • By Mike Nelson Pedde - 10:46 PM on January 20, 2012  

    Congratulations! So well deserved… you are worth it!


  • By Liz Russell - 11:28 PM on January 20, 2012  

    Congratulations you certainly deserve this award. I have learn’t so much from you from your excellent videos on Lightroom and Photoshop. You have such a clear and easy way of presenting the material that makes it very easy to follow along and then do what you have been teaching. Well done

  • By Tom - 3:21 AM on January 21, 2012  

    +1 to all of the above!

  • By PECourtejoie - 7:40 AM on January 21, 2012  

    It is about time that they recognized you 😉
    You know that you have also the audience award, for your skills, artistic sensibility, clarity, patience, knowledge, and talent!

  • By Steve Rosenbaum - 7:54 AM on January 21, 2012  

    Congratulations… well deserved and well done!

  • By Marita Gootee - 8:57 AM on January 21, 2012  

    Congrats! I have seen you present many times. You bring humor and a true love of the programs into each presentation. I can’t think of anyone better to recieve this honor. I look forward to the next presentation.

  • By William Wallis - 8:58 AM on January 21, 2012  

    You deserve it for all your fantastic and artistic videos that we all learn so much from!

  • By Michael Peres - 9:03 AM on January 21, 2012  

    I am almost late to the party but please accept my heartfelt congratulations, too. They could not have selected a more deserving person.

  • By Edie Freedman - 9:11 AM on January 21, 2012  

    Yay!!! Congratulations, Julieanne. You totally rock. (Let’s do another book on our own one of these days. The last one was fun.)

  • By W Blaine Pennington - 9:14 AM on January 21, 2012  

    Hooray! Very well deserved! Congratulations!

    • By Julieanne Kost - 10:09 AM on January 21, 2012  

      Wow! Everyone is being so kind! Thank you all so much for your encouragement. Honestly though, the credit should go to so many people. There is an entire team of brilliant engineers that make the killer products I get to talk about, superb product managers that keep it all on track and keep me “in the know”, a very talented video production team that make sure that I don’t drone on forever, AND excellent editors that really know how to make me sound good. I am truly thankful to all that are involved. : )

  • By Donna Boucher - 10:39 AM on January 21, 2012  

    “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”
    Albert Einstein

    You are a wonderful teacher, a gifted photographer, and a warm and thoughtful person.

    Very well deserved, dear Julieanne!

  • By nate parker - 2:25 PM on January 21, 2012  

    Yes! You’re the best +Julieanne! You deserve it! Thanks for helping me learn!

  • By Jan Kabili - 3:08 PM on January 21, 2012  

    That is fantastic news +Julianne! They couldn’t have picked anyone who deserves it more. You are a fantastic teacher and a role model for the rest of us.

  • By Sean McCormack - 9:50 PM on January 22, 2012  

    Well done Julieanne, you’re too humble!

  • By Michael Smith - 3:34 PM on January 23, 2012  

    Very well deserved. I always introduce your videos to my classes as great resources and the very good work of “My Hero.” I’m glad other people have the good sense to recognize your great value to the photo community.

  • By Jon Allyn - 8:55 PM on January 27, 2012  

    The recipient was deserving, graceful and elegant. The dress and shoes were stunning. At least that was the talk I overheard in the hallway after the awards.

  • By Gummi - 10:09 AM on January 30, 2012  

    Congatulations !

  • By Matt - 7:45 AM on March 14, 2012  

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer person! I love your tips/tricks and tutorials–they’re always easy to follow and apply.