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August 3, 2016 /

Adobe MAX 2016: Featured Speakers for Photography & Creative Imaging

If you spend your days trying to perfect an image in Photoshop, Lightroom, and other mobile applications such as Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Sketch, you’ll want to take a close look at the speakers and sessions we have lined up for our Photography & Creative Imaging track.

These speakers will provide the inspiration, training and ideas you need to create whatever it is that you can imagine. We think this is our strongest lineup ever for this track.

Chris Burkard – We’re thrilled to welcome Chris Burkard to MAX for the first time. Chris is a thirty-year-old travel, landscape, and adventure photographer who makes his home on California’s Central Coast. But if you are one of the more than 1.7 million who follow Chris on social media, you’d be excused for thinking that he was permanently on the road. Chris’ work has been published in National Geographic, The New Yorker, GQ, Men’s Journal, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, and Surfer Magazine, where he is a staff photographer. Last year Chris was honored to speak at TED in Vancouver. The title of his talk: “The Joy of Surfing in Ice-Cold Water.”

Session: Have Camera Will Travel: Life Lessons from Extreme Locations

Lindsay Adler – Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, Elle, InStyle, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought-after speakers internationally, teaching on the industry’s largest platforms and most prestigious events. A Canon Explorer of Light, her work is marked by a clean, bold and graphic style. Lindsay is renowned for her creativity and collaborating with designers and stylists in order to create fresh looks. In this featured MAX session, she’ll share some of her best tips and techniques.

Session: Secret Retouching Techniques Made Easy

Helena Price – We’re excited to welcome another MAX first-timer, Helena Price. Helena is a commercial, editorial and portrait photographer based in San Francisco, California, most recently known for creating the Techies Project, a large-scale photo project documenting the stories of underrepresented people in the tech industry. Raised in a small town in North Carolina, Helena has been making photos since she was six years old, getting her start shooting with disposable cameras from Wal-Mart. At 25, Helena ditched her prospering Silicon Valley career to try and make photos full-time. Within two years, she was named “Silicon Valley’s Most Wanted Photographer,” working on projects with Facebook, Fitbit, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Pinterest, Twitter, Uber, Square and more. Her work has been featured on ABC, CNN, The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, The Guardian, Inc. and more, and Huffington Post named her one of the “Top 30 Most Influential Photographers on the Web.”

Session: Creating Personal Work for Good

Katrin Eismann – Back by popular demand, Katrin Eismann is an internationally respected artist, teacher, and author specializing in creative digital photography and the impact of emerging technologies upon professional photographers, artists, and educators. She received her BFA degree in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her MFA degree in Design at the School of Visual Arts. Katrin is the co-author of Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Photoshop Masking & Compositing, The Creative Digital Darkroom, and Real World Digital Photography – all of which have been translated into numerous languages for worldwide distribution. In 2005, Katrin was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame and in 2015 she was named a Sony Artisan of Imagery. Her images have been featured in numerous books, magazines, group and solo exhibitions. Katrin is the founder and chair of the Masters in Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, which is offered as both an on-campus and low-residency program.

Session: Photoshop Selections, Layers, and Masks – Oh My!

Bert Monroy – Bert Monroy is a pioneer of digital art. He is a hyper-realistic digital painter who builds his digital paintings as a traditional artist would, adding color and texture, but on a digital canvas. He is a veteran of 20 years in the advertising industry and 30 years as a commercial illustrator. He coauthored the first book on Photoshop and has authored several books since. An accomplished teacher and lecturer, Bert has served on the faculties of many institutions worldwide. He was a regular on Tech TV for several years. Bert has produced thousands of training videos. His client list includes Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, Pixar and Disney Animation. Bert is a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team and in 2004 was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

Session: Developing Your Inner Picasso: Painting with Photoshop CC