Who’s presenting in the Adobe Seminar rooms at the Photography show 2014.
Glyn Dewis is a Photographer, Retoucher and Trainer currently based just outside of Oxford in the UK.
Having first been introduced to Photoshop in early 2005 by a family member, Glyn’s somewhat tenacious personality meant that a few short months later he found himself making his first trip across to the USA to attend a Photoshop World xxx in Las Vegas. The trip had a profound effect on Glyn being exposed to a completely new world; the world of creativity and expression where the only limitations placed on you are by yourself.
Returning from the USA, Glyn completely absorbed himself in Photoshop studying and practicing during any spare moments and soon found himself being hired to retouch other photographer’s work and it was this that naturally lead him into Photography and his first DSLR.
Fast forward a few years and Glyn’s clients range from Physique Athletes to large commercials such as Air New Zealand but he attributes his current position to a combination of hard work, guidance of incredibly talented and generous friends and a mind set of always wanting to improve and that there is ALWAYS something to learn.
As Photoshop and Photography is very much a partnership in Glyn’s work, he describes himself as a Photoshop-ographer, and now travels Internationally teaching his own series of ‘sell out’ Photography and Photoshop based Workshops, Instructing at Conventions, speaking at Seminars, writing for several Photoshop Magazines across Europe and the USA and in 2013 was featured in the New York Times. Without hesitation though, one of the highlights of his career so far was becoming a Member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of Instructors having received the call from Scott Kelby President of Kelby One (formerly the N.A.P.P. and Kelby Training)
“The N.AP.P is where it all began for me and had it not been for the people I’ve met, friends I’ve made and the overwhelming support and encouragement I’ve received and still do, things could be very different. To be entrusted to now share the stage with folks I admire both professionally and personally is nothing short of an honour”
Teaching and standing in front of large audiences came naturally to Glyn having attended drama school for a short period of time as a child and having also been a Competitive Bodybuilder although he stresses that he does wear considerably more when on stage these days.
From early on Glyn started writing a blog, (www.glyndewis.com) more as a way to force himself to create content when starting out, but this continues to this day. His website is updated 5 days a week sharing Behind the Scenes information, tips, tricks, techniques reviews and more PLUS he produces a weekly Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Show that can be seen both on his YouTube Channel and as an iTunes Podcast.
Tigz is a London based photographer specialising in fashion and boudoir imagery with a vintage aesthetic. An Adobe Community Professional and a Wacom Influencer, Tigz originally trained in digital illustration and photo manipulation at university, before her work naturally progressed into the world of photography and retouching. Her work has dominated the European burlesque and cabaret scene since 2009, which consequently means everything she owns is now covered with a fine layer of glitter…
Gavin Hoey is a freelance photographer, writer and trainer of all things photographic. His easy to understand photo techniques combined with endless enthusiasm means you can find his work in books, magazines and across the web. Gavin is driven by a passion for sharing his photography and Photoshop knowledge. In 2008 he started recording and uploading photo tutorials to YouTube, then in 2010 he was the winner of Adobe’s Next Photoshop Evangelist competition. Gavin is currently a regular presenter for Adorama TV where his mixture of camera tips and Photoshop tricks has proved a huge hit.
David Mallows has over 20 years combined photographic industry experience in both hardware and software, coupled with first hand knowledge of the day to day practicalities of running his own commercial photography business. He has been a freelance presenter for Adobe Systems UK for the last 8 years, regularly presenting and delivering training at major UK photographic trade events.
Since 2007 David has photographed many of the biggest stars of the music industry as an official photographer for The Brit Awards, The Classic Brit’s, The Mercury Prize and the Music Industry trust Awards.
For the past 25 years, Andy Kruczek has worked around the world as a photographer in the Fashion, Beauty and Advertising sectors. Most recently he has become recognised as one of the foremost photographers within the UK hairdressing Industry. Entirely self-taught, Andy has, throughout his career, worked across all formats from half frame to 8×10. He first started using digital cameras in 1992 before moving to a completely digital workflow in 2001. A Canon user since 1987, he currently shoots with Canon full frame DSLRs and on medium format backs.
Award winning and widely published, Andy provides high quality imagery for editorial, advertising and packaging use and has worked with such well known brands as Wella, Schwarzkopf, L’Oreal and Regis International.
Working with both rising stars and established names on the UK hairdressing scene, Andy’s photography has gained considerable success in many competitions and awards, most notably winning the UK Barber of the Year competition for three years in succession.
From high street billboard posters to point of sale materials in supermarkets, Andy’s advertising photography is found in many places, whilst his editorial work can been seen in many consumer and trade publications.
Andy has, in addition to achieving recognition as a photographer, become a well known face on the lecture circuit; conducting regular seminars, workshops and demonstrations around the UK, in association with Canon Cameras, Profoto Lighting, Phase One Digital Imaging and Adobe.
Richard’s career has spanned more than 20 years in the photographic, print and design markets. Originally working in a technical support role for what is today one of Kodak’s subsidiaries in the graphic arts market, he went on to spend almost ten years working in Business Development for Apple where he helped in the launch and roll-out of many products including Apple’s photographic offerings.
Further to this Richard ran Nik Software in the UK taking the company’s professional plugin products and Smart Device App, Snapseed, to market culminating in Nik’s purchase by Google.
Now Richard heads up Datacolor in the UK introducing professionals and hobbyists alike to Colour Management.
Richard has trained and presented to many of the largest professional publishing and broadcasting companies worldwide (including Publicis, Bauer, the BBC and Sky). He has a particular passion for promoting and encouraging creative skills in the classrooms of colleges and universities across Europe. During his time at Apple he played an instigator role in their ‘Young Creative’ initiative, a program devised to help budding digital artists be inspired to enter today’s diverse world of media
Richard is a Principal Solutions Consultant at Adobe and is the UK contact for Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements and Imaging workflows around the Creative Cloud. He is a keen technologist and a photographer for over 20 years, with a focus on travel and portrait photography.