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January 24, 2012

Pursuing Your Personal Project in Iceland!

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!

-julieanne

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January 21, 2012

Recent Travels

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.  : )

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January 20, 2012

Professional Photographers of America – Gerhard Bakker Award

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.


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January 9, 2012

Passing Time – moments alone.

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.

-julieanne

 

 

 

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December 12, 2011

Finding the Magnificent in the Mundane

Chris Orwig is absolutely inspirational in his TEDx talk:

“Finding the Magnificent in the Mundane”

I hope you will take time to watch it, you won’t be sorry!

 

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November 30, 2011

Returning to Iceland July 8-14, 2012!

We all need something to “Look Forward To”, and right now, my LFT is Iceland!

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!

-julieanne

 

 

 

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November 22, 2011

Once You See A Buffalo…

Last week I took a quick trip to Colorado, Utah and Washington DC.

Is it a coincidence that I saw buffalo in all three locations?

Or, does the eye see only what it wants to see…

And is that a dolphin in the sky as well?  : )

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November 4, 2011

Photo Walk NYC – Day 2

Last Saturday we had a quick change of plans for our photo walk in New York due to the rain/slush/snow. Thankfully, Cari (who always has a back up plan) knew that Eataly was right around the corner from Foto Care (who hosted the event). Here are a few shots I grabed that morning with my iPhone:

Have a great weekend.

 

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November 2, 2011

Photo Walk NYC – Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone that joined us in New York on Friday (for some beautiful weather), and on Saturday (and braved the weather) for our photo walk! On Friday I gave myself an assignment to shoot circles for the hour  and promised to post them so here are some of my favorites. Next I’ll take them into Photoshop Touch and see what I can do…  : )

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October 26, 2011

Lightroom and Photoshop at Photo Plus in NY

Photo Plus starts tomorrow and I hope you will join me for one of my sessions on Photoshop and Lightroom (see descriptions below). I love how energizing NYC can be – here are a few snaps from my room. See you tomorrow!

Thursday October 27th, 2010 – 8:45 – 11:45    |     Photoshop & Lightroom: The Dynamic Duo

Are you using Lightroom to its fullest potential? Spend the morning honing your Photoshop and Lightroom skills, and learning how to streamline your workflow using these tools as the center for your image management and organization. Julianne Kost will give you an overview of Lightroom 3, the Library and Develop modules, including a discussion of file organization and management; filtering and finding files; using metadata and keywords; making collections of images; refining and adjusting photos; converting to B/W and adding special effects; and selective adjustments. Then you¹ll seamlessly edit those images into Photoshop CS5 and see some hidden feature gems and learn some time-saving best practices. Click here for the Lightroom Handout. Photoshop information is covered by video tutorials found here.

 

Friday October 28th, 2010 – 1:30 – 3:30    |     Maximize Your Productivity in Lightroom 3

Spend two hours honing your Lightroom skills with Julieanne Kost, Digital Imaging Evangelist at Adobe Systems. We’ll begin by discovering how to streamline your workflow using Lightroom as the center for image management and organization by taking an in-depth look at the Import dialog and the Library module. Then, discover how to work more efficiently by syncing images and use the power of presets to find out how to make the most of the many tools available in the Develop Module.  Finally, unleash the power of the output modules to deliver images to clients that express your unique vision. Click here for the Lightroom Handout.

 

Saturday October 28th  -3:30 – 5:30    |     Classroom 2.0: Online Teaching and Social Media (Panel)

Moderator: Jeff Curto, Panelists: Julieanne Kost, Mark Malloy, Erika Gentry & Joe Levine

 

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August 26, 2011

Seeking Inspiration – Interview with Julieanne Kost

Photoshop.com published a short interview on how I find inspiration. Click here to read more…

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June 7, 2011

The Red Thread – Moments Alone

Well I spent my first week on sabbatical in bed with the flu – as you can imagine it was not exactly what I had in mind!

However, I thought, why not make use of my “down” time, to organize the  images that I shot and processed using my camera phone and Instagram in past 6 months. After selecting my favorites and printing them (yes, I printed them!) in order to decide how to sequence them, I knew that they had to be shown as diptychs. (Perhaps if you attended Photoshop World in the spring, you might remember some of the early images that I showed on the Art of Digital Photography panel.)

What I should have known, was that Kush (being the phenomenally efficient man that he is), posted the slideshow for me on Adobe TV on Monday but remember, I am on sabbatical, with the flu, and I have to admit that I wasn’t really paying attention. So you can imagine what a surprise it was to me when I clicked the link tonight and saw that there were already people viewing it! Shame on me for not paying attention because, this is not a tutorial –  “The Red Thread – Moments Alone” is simply a slideshow of my work. Sorry that I didn’t warn you earlier, but I hope that you will enjoy it for what it is.

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February 28, 2011

Pursuing Your Personal Project in Iceland – August 21 – August 27

Last week I posted a video about how we can use lines in order  to guide a viewer’s eye through an image including leading towards the primary subject, keeping movement within the frame, and adding tension to a composition. I wanted to point out that the images that were used in the composite were taken last year while in Iceland with the Focus On Nature International Photo Workshop. I had such an incredible time on that trip that I decided I absolutely had to return this year.

I’m hoping that YOU will be able to join me this summer (August 21 – August 27) on an incredible journey through the Icelandic landscape. 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, 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.

View participants work here.

View more images that I captured in last year’s course:

Unsurpassed Beauty

Waterfalls and the Glacier Lagoon

Icelandic Horses and Textures

The Countryside

Mudflats

Forever Changed

 

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February 24, 2011

Recent Photographs

I wanted to share some photographs that I took with my iphone on my recent travels. I hope you enjoy!


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February 13, 2011

Photos From Instagram

I’m sure that many of you are aware of the free application called Instagram. I’ve been having fun with it lately in order to document and share things that I see throughout my day.

I figured out how to automatically send the photos to Twitter and to Facebook but does anyone know how to automate Instagram so that I can post them to my blog? I was able to find my Instagram RSS feed through posting to Twitter.

For those of you asking – Julieanne, why do you want to do this?  The answer is simple, I would really like to continue to post from one and only one source (my blog) and from there make use of the many automation applications available in order  to send my posts to my 1) personal Facebook page, 2) Facebook “Like” page and 3) Twitter account. Otherwise, it  gets too confusing for me (I’m very simple minded) and different friends end up seeing different information (or duplicate information) depending on where they look.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you are able to provide!

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