February 9, 2011
Thank you so much to everyone who organized, attended and participated in PhotoWorld Asia 2011. I can honestly say that your hospitality was above and beyond anything I have ever experienced while traveling and I am grateful for all of the new friendships that I have made as a result of visiting your beautiful country!
The seminars at PhotoWorld Asia were all outstanding. I had a wonderful time learning lighting and posing from the incredible Hanson Fong and was thrilled to be able to speak to such an engaged group of photographers who, at the end of a full day of Lightroom and Photoshop instruction, still wanted more!
Triston Yeo and Stuart Dee, thank you for sharing your beautiful images – it was a pleasure getting to know you and seeing you in action capturing visual moments of our travels through your photography.
Special thanks goes to everyone who worked so hard behind the scenes to make this event such a success: Mrs. Huang , Mr. Ka Lito and Mr. Nappi, Ms. Lalana, Dr. Amado Castro, Mr. Inumerable, Mr. Ruwen Verdaguer as well as the numerous volunteers needed to make everything happen behind the scenes. You all work tirelessly to help the photographic community of the Philippines and it shows in the quality of the work of your photographers.
And for all of you that joined us for the live shoot on Tuesday, I hope that you had as much fun (and learned as much as I did) while photographing the models at the fashion/body paint photo shoot.
I hope to post some images soon…
February 3, 2011
I can’t tell you how truly honored I am to be the recipient of the American Society of Photographers Honorary Educational Associate. I am grateful for all of the friends that I have met and am so thankful for the knowledge that we have all shared. I can’t imagine the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes in order to run such an incredible organization and truly appreciate the details that made this awards banquet so special and memorable for me.
– The Board of Governors of the American Society of Photographers may from time to time confer on an individual, an Honorary Educational Associate by virtue of past service to the American Society of Photographers or for outstanding contributions to photography.
February 1, 2011
I’ve started hiking on the weekends to make sure that I’m in tip-top shape for walking through some of the most spectacular vistas on earth! I hope you’ll join Randy Jay Braun (renowned camera artist of Hawaii), Karin Pizzinini (trail photography guide), Agustina Lagos Marmol (Dolomite mountains Adventurist), and myself for an artistic journey into the heart of the Dolomites – June 27th – July 4th, 2011.It’s going to be an adventure to remember! For more information, click here.
January 29, 2011
We are getting ready to start a full day program on Photoshop and Lightroom! If you joined us, please feel free to download these notes – PHOTOWORLDAsia2011 – as a reminder of what we covered.
January 25, 2011
I’m very excited to be heading towards the Philippines to participate in PhotoWorld Asia 2011 and am looking forward to spending time with both serious professionals and passionate amateur photographers who want to improve their Photoshop and Lightroom skills. We’re going to have an excellent time exploring the software, learning new tips and techniques and creating beautiful images. I’m crossing my fingers for a window seat on the flight over. See you soon!
January 14, 2011
I hope you will join me next week at Imaging USA in San Antonio Texas! I have two presentations: Lightroom 3 – Secrets of the Develop Module and Photoshop CS5 – Refining Your Personal Style. Details below. Giddy-up.
Monday January 17th, 2011 9:00 – 10:30 am
LR3 Secrets of the Develop Module – Julieanne Kost will unveil the secrets to creating the highest quality images possible by harnessing the power within the Develop module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. You’ll master the tools needed to enhance, refine and add creative effects to your images (using both global and local nondestructive image adjustments), add stylistic effects, convert to black and white, and enhance and/or subdue local color and tone for mood. Then, discover how to expedite the finishing process with custom presets to quickly apply these effects to multiple photographs, preparing your images for final delivery directly from within Lightroom or through the seamless integration with Adobe Photoshop 5.
Tuesday January 18th, 2011 7:30 – 9:00 am
Photoshop CS5 Refining Your Personal Style – There are many ways to add your own personal style and enhance your photography after the shoot. For instance, join Julieanne Kost, Digital Imaging Evangelist for Adobe Systems, and discover some subtle techniques in Adobe Photoshop CS5 that will help make your images express your own personal vision. You’ll discover creative methods for converting images to black and white, colorizing and adding edges, overlays, textures and special effects that show your personal touch. In addition, you’ll learn how to sequence multiple images and composite photographs together to create a single photograph, wherein the sum is greater than the individual parts.
December 7, 2010
While in Copenhagen, I was interviewed by Henrik Malmgreen from Digitale Medier about my thoughts on Photography, Photoshop and the Creative Process. Watch the interview here…
November 10, 2010
I’ll be presenting Lightroom and Photoshop at the Corcoran Gallery of Art on Saturday, November 13th as a part of DC Foto Week (admission is $15)
Session 1 is on Lightroom – From 10-11:30 a.m. Julieanne Kost will demonstrate why Lightroom 3 is the photographer’s essential toolbox, providing one easy application for managing, adjusting, and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. You will discover how to automate your workflow and organize your images, make global and selective corrections, enhancements, seamlessly integrate Photoshop and prepare your final images for output.
Session 2 is on Photoshop – From 12-1:30 p.m. see how Photoshop CS5 gives photographers a set of breakthrough tools to help you refine your images and get superior results faster than ever before. Julieanne Kost will showcase how Photoshop CS5 redefines the state of the art with a wide range of workflow, creativity and performance enhancements. From the novice to the seasoned expert, everyone has something to learn from this session.
Hope to see you there!
October 19, 2010
Fortunately for me, the last day of the recent CS5 tour in the Nordics wrapped up in the absolutely magnificent city of Copenhagen. I bundled up in a coat and scarf and headed out to explore the city as many of the locals do – on a bicycle! Here are a few images from the journey, including the colorfully painted buildings along Nyhavn and the Halloween decorations in Tivoli gardens.
Some details as I set out on the hotel's bicycle.
More details as I get lost around Nyhavn.
I am looking for shadows, lines and how they intersect - wishing that I could fly in order to change my perspective.
Beautifully painted houses and their reflections along Nyhavn.
More buildings from around the city.
Wonderful decorations at Tivoli that look innocent during the day...
...but come alive with light in the evenings!
October 13, 2010
At the recent PSA conference, I showed some “Lightroom 3 Workflow” slides and mentioned that anyone who wanted to use the slides for education should contact me. Since the response has been overwhelming, I have linked to them below. Of course, anyone is welcome to use the slides, although they might not be as clear to those that did not attend the presentation…
October 10, 2010
Today we begin the 4-day CS5 tour in Finland! I’m looking forward to speaking about Photoshop and Lightroom this morning and then again in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen! Terry White will also join us for a presentation on Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and Greg Ruis will be discussing Flash as well as HTML and CSS3 in Dreamweaver while Jason Levine covers everything (including how to add a jet engine) to your video production. Learn more here, I’m sure that I will!
Finland Sweden Norway Denmark
I am thrilled to announce that I will be teaching a week-long class “Photography and Creativity in the Italian Alps: An artistic journey into the heart of the Dolomites” with Camera Artist Randy Braun starting June 27, 2011! Every detail of the adventure has been planned with the help of Karen Pizzinni who will be our Trail Photography Guide and Agustina Lagos Marmo, our Dolomite Mountains Adventurist! We invite you to come and indulge your senses while photographing one of the world’s most scenic regions – the Dolomite Mountains – crown jewel of the Alps. You can expect to work hard, play hard, eat well, and sleep well – after all, we’re going to be in Italy! This exciting adventure will include four and five-star accommodations, expert instruction, transfers to and from Venice’s Marco-Polo International airport, and many incredible meals. Space is limited to just 12 lucky photographers! Click here for more information…
October 3, 2010
This Monday – October 4th I’ll be presenting Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop techniques for the portrait photographer! I hope you will join Dane Sanders, Jed and Vicki Taufer, Jeff and Julia Woods, Lori Nordstrom, Tamara Lackey, and myself, for a 2-day action packed on-line conference. Adobe has sponsored my Lightroom and Photoshop seminar from 1:15 – 2:15 so there is no charge for you to view it! Dane and I will then take questions from you (via Twitter and Vokle) from 2:15 – 2:45. No matter where you live, I hope you’ll log on to take advantage of this opportunity and tune in for all of our presentations. For more information regarding the cost of the entire event, check out the Be Boutique schedule and details here. In addition, Kevin Kubota is co-producing the event with Dane Sanders and there will be several give-aways from Adobe, WHCC, Adorama, Kubota Image Tools and many others so, follow @escalatelive for your chance to win.
Note: The event begins at 9am on Monday – Central Standard Time!
September 29, 2010
I had the privilege to write a guest blog for Scott Kelby this week. Thanks Scott! Check it out here…
June 21, 2010
Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10-11 A.M. PDT I will be demonstrating the Top 10 Reasons to upgrade to Photoshop CS5. More information and complimentary registration here: http://bit.ly/b0xTME
See you tomorrow!