Posts in Category "Photography"

January 25, 2013

Rainy Days in Iceland

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.

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January 18, 2013

Images in Motion – A Personal Project

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!



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January 12, 2013

The Oil Painting Filter in Photoshop CS6

I was playing with the Oil Painting Filter in Photoshop CS6 today and thought that I would share three of the images that I had fun making. Have a great weekend!





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December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays!

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!

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December 20, 2012

Video – Moments Alone

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.

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December 13, 2012

Video – Creating Your Own iPad App

If you weren’t able to tune in to the Create Now event but you’re interested in the Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition, then be sure to take a look at this video. I’ll provide an overview showing how pro photographers can use DPS SE to create your own branded app making it easier than ever to express yourself with the Creative Cloud and your iPad.

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November 26, 2012

iPhoneography: The Mobile Masters Sessions

If you’re interested in iPhonography, then be sure to join us at MacWorld in San Francisco, on January 30th from 8 AM to 9 PM for the Mobile Masters Sessions. Speakers and sessions include:

• iPhoneography: Evolution or Revolution? Why the iPhone is the New Zeitgeist of Mobile Photography – Jack Hollingsworth

• Street Photography — iPhoneography: from Shooting to Storytelling – Richard Koci Hernandez

• The Fine Art of iPhoneography – Karen Devine and Cindy Patrick

• Life, Camera, Action: Ideas, innovation and images on the go. How mobile image capture is altering how we interact with the world. – Neill Barham, Michael Koerbel, Jonathan Houser

• Phone In Education The Mobile Movement in Photography – Richard Gray

• Pimping out your iPhone for photography, filmmaking and storytelling – Jack Hollingsworth

• Leading iPhoneography Authors: Personal publishing experiences and favorite app techniques – Dan Marcolina and Stephanie Calabrese Roberts

• PS touch, Photoshop and Creative Cloud integration with Monsters – Julieanne Kost and Russell Brown

• iPhone Blogs and social photo networks shaping the iPhoneography story – Glyn Evans and Marty Yawnick

• iPhone art sharing sites and the trajectory of the new Mobile Movement – Knox Bronson and Nate Park

• Local LA/Bay Area Talent: Meet and Greet Party

I hope to see you there!

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October 27, 2012

“This is Not Photography” Screening and Q&A with Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor at SVA Tonight!

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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August 23, 2012

Photoshop CS6 Essential Training by Julieanne Kost on (repost)

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.

For more information on how to become a member, click here.

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August 16, 2012

Lightroom Travel Team Spotlight: Julieanne Kost

Why is travel photography important to me? Click here to find out!  

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Around the World with Lightroom Photo Contest

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.


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April 20, 2012

Bernhard Schlink – The Reader

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.

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March 31, 2012

Ice Crystals at 30,000 Feet

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. : )

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March 28, 2012

Lightroom and Photoshop – a Full Day of Training at Texas School!

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!

Click here for the Texas School schedule to find out more information as well as see the list of incredible photography instructors  that will be training all week. I hope to see you there!


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March 16, 2012

Trying to Flex my Creative Muscle

I’ve been having a lot of fun with the SlowShutter app lately. What do you think, are the images interesting or too cluttered?

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