May 3, 2013
Even if you’re not attending MAX – the Creativity Conference in person,you can still connect with the Adobe community and be a part of the exciting announcements, by watching the keynotes live online May 6 and 7th. Sign up here for a reminder email and downloadable calendar invite for this free online event.
Monday, May 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. PDT
A Creative Evolution
The process of where and how we create is dramatically changing thanks to major advancements in technology, and there has never been a more exciting time. Join Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s SVP and GM of Digital Media David Wadhwani, and a collection of Adobe visionaries across digital photography, web design, illustration, video and more as we unveil brand new creative workflows and capabilities. We’ll take a look at the present and set our sights on the endless possibilities in our creative future.
Tuesday, May 7, 10-11:30 a.m. PDT
Community Inspires Creativity
Join David Wadhwani, Adobe’s SVP and GM of Digital Media, as he welcomes four incredibly creative minds to explore how they foster creativity and approach their work. You will hear from Rob Legato, an Oscar winning visual effects supervisor; Paula Scher, an iconic graphic designer and illustrator; Erik Johansson, an up and coming photographer and retouch artist; and Phil Hansen, a constraint-based artist that believes limitations drive creativity. We think you’ll leave with more than a few new ideas to incorporate in your next creative project.
April 23, 2013
I can’t believe that MAX- The Creativity Conference is right around the corner! I hope you can join us May 4-8th in Los Angeles, CA where you will have the opportunity to hear from some of the top names in digital imaging (including Greg Gorman and Cory Rich), as they share what inspires them, how they keep evolving, and how they make the most of every project. In addition, there are over 300 seminars and hands-on labs to attend and participate in.
AND a one year Creative Cloud membership is included with your conference pass!
View the entire MAX session catalog here.
April 12, 2013
For the past 5 years, Kevin Kubota has been hosting “Photographer’s Ignite” at WPPI. The format is such that each speaker is given 5 minutes to present a topic using 20 slides – which automatically advance every 15 seconds. I can tell you, it was an educational and informative experience! In case you weren’t able to attend in person, Kevin has posted video of all of the speakers here.
March 22, 2013
I’m excited to be returning to the fabulous Santa Fe Workshops this year to teach a 4 day workshop on Photoshop and The Creative Composite!
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 four 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 you will be able to join us! Click here for more information about the class, and to view the entire Santa Fe Workshops calendar, click here.
March 14, 2013
Adobe is looking for art student interns with expertise in any of Adobe’s Creative Suite products. These interns will interact with our user communities by answering questions and providing learning content to our customers. They will use Adobe’s products to create video tutorials, artwork, animations, and samples. Ideal candidates will have strong writing and communication skills as well as experience with social media, forums, or blogging.
Apply for the Digital Media Intern position at Jobs at Adobe and search for job number 20458.
March 8, 2013
If you’re attending WPPI in Vegas next week I hope you’ll join me on Monday, March 11th from 4:00-5:30 for my Platform class – “Ten Minute Techniques – Creating Extraordinary Images in Lightroom and Photoshop”
Increasing the effectiveness of your post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop can help you stay ahead of your competition. In this seminar, Adobe’s Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost will demonstrate a series of expert techniques to help expedite your workflow and automate repetitive tasks while staying true to your style. You will learn not only the new features of Photoshop and Lightroom, but also but also insider secrets to get the exact results you want and your client needs.
Click here for more information and click here to register.
March 1, 2013
Many of you know that I spend a lot of time in airplanes flying between events for Adobe, and in fact these flights were the motivation behind “Window Seat – the Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking”, but what I don’t always tell people is that I’m scared to fly. And it’s not a rational fear. I “know” that there are plenty of things that I do that are far more risky, but it’s the lack of control (and the fact that when flying, we are moving through the air at 500 mph in a fragile little metal tube and, as I learned from my father (who is an engineer), all metal has stress points that can fail).
However, I decided that I didn’t want that to stop me from taking photographs from a helicopter over the Great Salt Lake in Utah. So last summer when I was out for Adobe’s Educator Summit, I took the time to make it happen. Obviously I’m a little behind on my editing, but here are six of my favorite shots.
February 14, 2013
Richard Curtis and the Adobe team in the United Kingdom will be running a series of webinars including one on “Photoshop, Photoshop Touch and Creative Cloud for Photographers” on the 28th of February.
It’s part of a larger series that both Photographers and Designers will certainly find useful. Click here for more information about the entire range of webinars coming up soon!
February 8, 2013
I hope you’ll join me for a special pre-conference on Saturday, April 27th 2013, 10am – 4pm at the InterContinental Hotel in Dallas, TX. This class is the day before Texas School begins and will not interfere with your regularly scheduled class! Here’s the plan:
10am – 1:00pm Revitalize your workflow with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.
See how you can save time while managing your photographs from import to export – as well as everything in between. We’ll start by learning how to streamline the import process, create a simple organizational structure, and edit a shoot quickly; all using the Lightroom 4 Library module. Then, we’ll discover the key tools in the Lightroom 4 Develop module to enhance your photographs, correct color and tonal values both globally and locally, customize your color to black and white conversion, and even add special effects such as selective coloring, split toning and vintage looks if appropriate for telling your story. Then we’ll master how and when to move images to Photoshop for further enhancements and discover how to easily create slideshows, photo books, post on social media sites, and create templates for printing.
2:00 – 5:00 Photoshop Techniques for Photographers
In the afternoon session, we’ll learn how Adobe Photoshop can help you refine your images to get superior results faster than ever before. I’ll demonstrate my favorite ways to add creative techniques to enhance your photography and express your own personal style. We’ll discuss compositing techniques, textural overlays and special effects. You’ll learn how to sequence multiple images and composite photographs to create a stunning single image impossible to create in camera. Plus, we’ll look at the smart Object/Filter workflow as well as create actions and droplets to increase your productivity and maximize your efficiency.
The cost is $47 for Texas School Attendees, $97 if not attending Texas School
For more information and to register, click here!
February 5, 2013
I’m honored that Dan Marcolina included me in his new iPhone app Mobile Masters – Crossing the Threshold. Click here to watch a video with more information… or go to the iTunes store and search “Mobile Masters”.
January 25, 2013
Even when it rains in Iceland, it’s a photographer’s paradise.
I’m sorry that I’m not going to be able to teach this summer with Focus on Nature, but I certainly would recommend contacting them if you’re looking for a trip of a lifetime. I made these photographs (and a few thousand more!) last summer.
January 18, 2013
Over the holiday break, I worked on one of my personal projects – “Passenger Seat – Images in Motion”. I hope to write up the process one of these days when I have time. – Maybe it should be my next book project!
January 8, 2013
I’m pleased to be taking part of the Mobile masters session at MacWorld where I will be joining the Mad Scientist Russell Preston Brown to present our tips and tricks using Adobe Photoshop Touch with a real, live monster! You’ll discover insider secrets about Photoshop Touch , how it integrates with Photoshop and the Creative Cloud and even have time to practice your skills while creating your own monster photos and sharing them with the world. This is a photo opportunity that you won’t want to miss. For more information about the incredible list of speakers click here!
December 21, 2012
All Adobe U.S. offices will close for a winter break Monday, December 24, 2012 – Tuesday, January 1, 2013, reopening Wednesday, January 2. Happy Holidays everyone!
December 20, 2012
Last year I created a short slideshow (The Red Thread) of the images that I took with my mobile phone. I found it to be an enjoyable way to look back at the year and reflect upon the places that I’ve gone, the people I’ve met and the things that I was paying attention to. So, I decided to do it again this year and here it is – Moments Alone. I’m sure that the images will mean more to me than they do to you, but I would encourage you to create a collection of your own images and look at them as a complete body of work for the year to see what you can discover about yourself.