Posts in Category "Events and Workshops"

April 9, 2018

What are you doing April 18 – 22nd? Join me at Photo Camp in Sonoma, CA!

No matter what your area of interest in photograph is, the Firefly Institute has you covered! I can’t wait to spend time with friends, passionate photographers, and this fantastic lineup of speakers:

Annie Griffiths – National Geographic photographer

Laurie Klein – award-winning infrared portrait and wedding photographer

Pei Ketron – mobile photographer and social media guru

Meghan Davidson – lover of Polaroid and photographing with intent

Brooke Shaden – self-portrait fine art photographer

Leanne Hansen – using light, long exposures, and motion blur to create expressive images

Veronica Cotter and Kevin Anthuis – master printmakers helping you to craft your skills

Oh, and I’ll be there too if you want to learn about Lightroom and Photoshop! : )

Some quick photos from my last visit to Firefly and my walk around Westerbeke Ranch.

And it’s not all “work” – there’s a lot of time to play, experiment, and share ideas and techniques with the group. Plus, there’s fabulous (farm-to-table) food, lodging in cute, cozy cabins, time for socializing with other photographers, or unwinding along the many trails and pathways on the beautiful Westerbeke Ranch.

Click here for more information and to register.

Hurry, there are limited spots available!

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February 27, 2018

3, 2, 1, Photoshop! Three Ways to Rotate or Straighten Images in Photoshop CC

In this episode of “3, 2, 1, Photoshop!”, Julieanne demonstrates three ways to rotate or straighten images in Photoshop CC.

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January 5, 2018

The Creative Composite at the Santa Fe Workshops – July 1-6, 2018

Santa Fe Workshops officially announced that my Photoshop class – The Creative Composite (which will run July 1-7, 2018), is now open for enrollment. It will be a great week filled with creativity, imagery, and Photoshop wizardry. Here is the description:

Somewhere between the decisive moment of still photography and the time compression offered by moving pictures lies the world of digital compositing—a place where multiple images captured at different times are layered together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. During our five days together, Julieanne helps you discover how to transform concepts and ideas into images. You master the tools used in compositing, including layers and masking, blend modes, adjustment layers, the properties panel, opacity, and clipping paths. Then you take these concepts to the next level using Smart Objects and Smart Filters, making complex selections using channels and the pen tool, and creating knockout layer effects using advanced blending options, clipping masks, Layer Groups, and the Refine Edge command.

Mornings are dedicated to instruction, with time set aside in the afternoon for you to work on your own images. This is the chance for you to reinforce your understanding of techniques applicable to your photography and engage in individual critique sessions. Using the most flexible, non-destructive editing process imaginable, Julieanne combines creative inspiration with image-manipulation techniques to help you rediscover your enthusiasm and unleash your potential.

I hope to see you in July!

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January 4, 2018

My Favorite Photos captured from the Window Seat in 2017

One could say that my Window Seat book (and ongoing aerial projects) are a byproduct of my position at Adobe. As an evangelist, I spend a great deal of time on airplanes and shooting photographs allows me to stay sane during those long flights. What what most people don’t know is that I‘m scared to death of flying.  Fortunately, I discovered that shooting pictures out of the plane window allowed me to view the scenery in a different context: I became a spectator – an observer of the scene rather than part of it. The camera became a comforting buffer between the reality of that moment and my own thoughts.

While my enthusiasm for aerial photography grows, I’ve continued to try new approaches to it. Instead of limiting myself to taking photographs on commercial flights, I recently hired small aircraft to see what the difference would make in my photos. While I can’t dispute the benefits of being able to plan your route, the time of day, removal of doors etc, I still look out the window on commercial flights and make photos. This past year, I packed my big camera in the overhead bin and used Lightroom on mobile to capture in HDR, edit, and share images taken from commercial flights. Here are four of my favorites taken on the approach to San Francisco.

And here are six more from through out the year.

Flights from left to right: top row – Orlando to Houston, San Jose to Denver, Las Vegas to San Francisco, bottom row – Singapore to Kuala Lumper, Orlando to Houston, Orlando to Houston.

It seems unbelievable that I’ve been photographing out of plane windows for more than a decade, but sometimes you choose your personal projects, and sometimes they choose you. This project remains ideal (for me) because as photographers, we don’t always have a lot of free time to make photographs. By taking advantage of “idle” time in the plane, I have been able to create an entire body of work while getting from point A to point B.

And just FYI, this is what the previous six images look like straight out of the camera – thank you very much Lightroom!  : )

Finally here are two abstract images taken in Chicago while waiting for the plane to push back from the gate (that’s rain/slush/deicing liquid covering the windows). Technically they’re not aerial photographs, but I still really like them.

Here’s to a healthy and happy 2018.

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September 14, 2017

Getting Ready for Adobe MAX!

I’m going to be working on a special project the next few weeks, so I won’t be keeping up with my regular blogging schedule, but will be back in time to share new information at Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference (October 18-20) as well as here, on-line.

Thank you for understanding. : )

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September 7, 2017

Tasmania – Island of Inspiration

I had the opportunity to visit Tasmania last month and spent the last weekend creating an Adobe Spark Page.

I really appreciate how easy it is to create a collection of photographs in Lightroom, sync it across my mobile devices, and use a beautifully designed Spark theme (template) to tell my story.

Click on the image below to view the images – I hope you enjoy the journey!

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August 1, 2017

Window Seat features on CNN travel!

I’m super excited to announce that my aerial photography is being featured on CNN travel today: “Beauty of the Everyday – Photos of Earth from a Window Seat“.  : )

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July 26, 2017

MAKE IT – Adobe’s premiere creativity conference in Asia Pacific

I’m super excited to be speaking at MAKE IT, Adobe’s premiere creativity conference in Asia Pacific  3 August, 2017 in Sydney, Australia!

If you’re local, join over 2,000 fellow designers, artists, filmmakers and innovative thinkers will gather for an afternoon of learning and inspiration from local and international speakers. If you can’t make the event in person, you can follow all of the action from the comfort of your desk or sofa by logging into the Livestream here

Check out the lineup of international industry pioneers who will be sure to challenge, educate, and inspire you including: Mike Alderson, Co-Founder & Creative Director for ManvsMachine, photographer Nicole Tung, Craft-based designer Kitiya Palaskas, designer and illustrator Timothy Goodman and James Noble, Founder, Director of Experience at Carter Digital. You an learn more about them here:

Hope to see you there!

P.S. the live streaming begins at 1pm on the 3rd of August, 2017 (in Sydney) which means that the live stream begins at 8 pm on the 2nd of August here in California (PST).  If that time doesn’t work, videos of the event will be available online after the fact…

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April 24, 2017

Chasing the Ice: Article in Create Magazine

Create magazine posted an insightful article with regards to my trip to Antarctica last year. Click here to read the article.


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April 18, 2017

John Paul Caponigro on Blending Modes in Photoshop

I’m a huge fan of John Paul Caponigro and I just discovered an insightful article of his which explains how to isolate the effects of adjustment layers using blending modes in Photoshop. I would highly recommend that you take the time to check out the article here (The Beauty of Blending Modes), as well as the incredible wealth of information that he has on his site (

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April 17, 2017

Photography from Japan – Created in Adobe Spark

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to participate in the CP+ event in Yokohama, Japan. Fortunately, I was able to extend my stay and visit a number of incredible locations in Kyoto and Tokyo.

This weekend, I created a Spark Page of my travels in preparation for my presentation at Photoshop World. I really appreciate how easy it is to make my collection in Lightroom, sync it with my mobile devices, and then layout my story using a beautifully designed template on my mobile device or desktop computer.

Click on the image below to view the images and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Depending on your internet speed, it might take a few minutes to load because I included a large number of images…

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April 13, 2017

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Training in Dallas, TX

I’ll be presenting a series of educational programs on Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography program (including Photoshop, Lightroom, Lightroom mobile, Spark, Portfolio and more) on Saturday, April 22nd, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dallas. These are going to be fast-paced, fun, and information-packed programs!  The price to attend both programs is only $47 if you have registered for Texas School. Admission is $97 if you have not registered. Click here to register!

Topics include:

10:00 – 11:00 Adobe Lightroom Mobile and Adobe Capture

11:00 – 12:00 Adobe Lightroom Workflow

12:00 – 1:00 Adobe Lightroom – What’s New in the Develop Module!

2:00 – 3:00 Photoshop Layers and Masking

3:00 – 4:00 Adobe Spark Page and Spark Post

4:00 – 5:00 Adobe Behance and Portfolio

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February 15, 2017

Antarctic Photo Editing Tips In Photoshop and Lightroom with Julieanne Kost

Here is a link to a post on that shows some of the enhancements and edits that I made in Lightroom and Photoshop while post processing my images from  Antarctica. Enjoy!

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January 3, 2017

2016 – The White Zone

For the past several years, I’ve created a slideshow as a simple way to look back at my year through the images that I’ve posted using Lightroom mobile to my Instagram account. I find this yearly exercise yields interesting insights about where I am in my life as well as allows me to reflect upon the places that I’ve gone and the experiences that I’ve had. I would strongly encourage you to create a collection of your own images for the year to see the path that you followed in 2016. Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2017, -julieanne

And for those of you that asked, the white zone is for loading and unloading only…   : )

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November 25, 2016

Photoshop World 2017 – Orlando, Florida

If you’re thinking about going to Photoshop World 2017 in Orlando, Florida, and haven’t purchased your ticket yet, KelbyOne is offering a $300 discount from Thanksgiving until Cyber Monday!

Use this link for more information:

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