If you’re in the New York area, be sure to join Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor at the School of Visual Arts tonight, Saturday, October 27th from 7:00 – 9:30 PM at the SVA Theater (333 West 23rd Street). Katrin Eisman will moderate a Q&A with Jerry & Maggie after the screening of “This is not Photography“.
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If you’re a beginner to Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop or, if you simply need to brush up on some of the features that you use less often, then this is the perfect training course for you! With 150 crisp, concise videos, Julieanne makes it easy to find information on exactly the topic you’re looking for so that you can get professional results as soon as possible. To see a table of contents and more information, click here.
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Why is travel photography important to me? Click here to find out!
Click here to find out about the “Around the World with Lightroom” photo contest (Facebook) and learn how to submit your best shots for a chance to win a photo expedition to Thailand with photographer and photojournalist Steve McCurry.
I know that this post is a bit “off-topic” for my blog, but I believe that reading can be an excellent way to spark one’s imagination. Last weekend, I read Berhard Schlink’s novel “The Reader”. I’m sure that many of you have already read the book, but I wanted to share a few of his words that inspired vivid images in my mind.
“Her face as it was then has been overlaid in my memory by the faces she had later. If I see her in my mind’s eye as she was then, she doesn’t have a face at all, and I have to reconstruct it. High forehead, high cheekbones, play blue eyes, full lips that formed a perfect curve without any indentation, square chin, a broad-planned, strong, womanly face. I know that I found it beautiful, but I cannot recapture it’s beauty.”
“I don’t mean to say that thinking and reaching decisions have no influence on behavior. But behavior does not merely enact whatever has already been thought through and decided.”
“Sometimes the memory of happiness cannot stay true because it ended unhappily.”
“But at a certain point the memory of her stopped accompanying me wherever I went. She stayed behind, the way a city stays behind as a train pulls out of the station. It’s there, somewhere behind you, and you could go back and make sure of it, but why should you?”
“So I stopped talking about it. There’s no need to talk because the truth of what one says lies in what one does.”
I would highly recommend the book – it is not a light read, and certainly will make one think. I’m certain that one of my future composites will be influenced by Bernhard’s eloquent descriptions of his characters.
I like flying internationally because periodically you can see the outside temperature displayed on the video screen.
On one of my more recent trips, the ice crystals made a stunning view – but unfortunately, I have no idea what the temperature was outside.
Have a great weekend. : )
The wonderful folks at Texas School have invited me to give a full day seminar on Lightroom and Photoshop on Saturday April 28, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center in Dallas TX. Here’s some more detailed descriptions of the topics I’ll be covering:
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 retouching 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, learn Julieanne’s favorite shortcuts to make you more productive in both Lightroom and Photoshop.
This seminar is open to the public for $97. If you’re already registered for Texas School then you can attend the seminar for only $47!
I’ve been having a lot of fun with the SlowShutter app lately. What do you think, are the images interesting or too cluttered?
For insights into my mind, here is a link to the Spotlight interview PS.com posted!
Here are a few snaps from my recent trip. I’m looking forward to summer when the flights aren’t so bumpy. : )
Focus on Nature has just updated their website so I thought it might be a perfect time to post the details for my workshop again!
I’m thrilled to be returning to Iceland July 8th – 14th 2012, to spend a week with some of the most delightful people on the planet – and I’d love for you to join me and our wonderful hosts from Focus on Nature. This workshop is an incredible opportunity to give yourself permission to unplug from your daily life and reenergize your photography, your mind, and your soul.
The time we spend together: Pursuing Your Personal Project in Iceland, will be a graceful balance between creating stunning imagery in the field and learning the tools necessary to finish the images in Lightroom and Photoshop adding your personal style. The first day will be spent at the Grand Hotel in Reykjavik where we will cover the Lightroom workflow in depth to provide you with the workflow you’ll need for the rest of the week.
Then, the class will shift gears: participants will be challenged to communicate their own personal photographic project as they explore and expand upon their photography skills while traveling through the Icelandic landscape. During the field work, we will have technical and creative discussions regarding photographic conditions we encounter. The last day will be spent at the Grand Hotel processing selected images (using both Lightroom and Photoshop) before sharing work with the group.
This really is a unique opportunity to experience Iceland and all that it has to offer – glacier lagoons, Icelandic horses, waterfalls, and mud flats are just a few of the things we may see on our excursions. We will follow the weather and the light, photographing Iceland’s ever changing landscape with long hours of exquisite sunrise and sunset while the Focus on Nature team takes care of every little logistical detail so that we can photograph in a relaxed, low pressure, and unhurried environment. We will come home not only with improved technique, but reenergized and inspired as a result of making the images that fulfill us as creative and passionate photographers and artists.
If you are looking for a location that will ignite your passion for photography, there is no better place than Iceland to photograph and no better workshop to participate in than Focus On Nature. Join the Focus On Nature family as photographers, collaborate together as artists and depart with friendships that will last a lifetime.
Creative people need to exercise their creative muscles, and this is the perfect opportunity to do so! I hope you will join us!
Here are a few of my favorites images from last month.
I seem to be focusing on vast landscapes from the window seat or miniature details of eroding pipes. : )
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.
Well, I seem to be a bit tardy already.
I’m sure that most of you have started on your new year’s resolutions and yet I am still reflecting on the images from the past 6 months. I enjoy revisiting these “moments in time” as I always find it fascinating to try to find connections between events that I would miss if I relied only on my memory. The snapshots that I take are my visual journal, and at the end of the year, they allow me to identify the obvious information – such as the events that I have attended as well as the locations that I have visited. Yet they do much more than that, and I am always surprised at the number of memories and emotions that are triggered by seeing the photographs again.
Certainly I would not expect the images to hold the same significance to you, the viewer, as they did for me. But that is not the point. I am sharing this slideshow (Passing Time) to encourage every image-maker to begin a visual journal for themselves – as a personal project. I am a firm believer that you have to exercise your creativity and you have to practice in order to improve. So when I found myself in a rut last year, I started capturing images that were meaningful to me – purely because I wanted to, for my own reasons – not because I think someone else is going to “like” it. And I had a delightful time.
I hope you enjoy the video, but more importantly, I wish everyone a healthy, prosperous and happy new year.