Posts tagged "Photography"

March 29, 2013

Photo Friday – Series of Images

I enjoy creating series of images which, when shown next to each other, create their own, unique relationships between frames. The first photos were taken walking across a bridge from Kentucky to Ohio, the second were in Chicago and the third were approaching SFO.


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March 15, 2013

Photo Friday – The Colors of Mexico

While traveling in Mexico, I was overwhelmed with the incredible color palette of the region. So, when the group of (ridiculously talented) photographers that I was traveling with were given the challenge to submit an image to “best represent Cabo San Lucas and the surrounding region”, I decided that I’d better do something really different if I had any chance of winning the contest! Instead of realistically representing the location,  I focused on the colors, movement and spirit of the people – creating a blanket of the “Colors of Mexico”.


If you have time and want to check out the other submissions, click here and vote for the image that you like the most. Certainly I don’t expect to win – although I do think “Colors of Mexico” would look fantastic printed 12 feet wide behind the registration counter)!     : )


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March 8, 2013

Photo Friday – At Least This Friday

I thought I would post some images today instead of a tip and technique to remind me why learning all of this is important – so that I can make images!


(Plus, I’ve decided that instead of posting photos to facebook, each week I will choose some of my recent favorites and post them to my blog. That way, regardless of if you follow my “Personal” or my “Like” page of FB, everyone will see the same content.)

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March 1, 2013

Aerial Photography – This Time with the Doors Off!

Many of you know that I spend a lot of time in airplanes flying between events for Adobe, and in fact these flights were the motivation behind “Window Seat – the Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking”, but what I don’t always tell people is that I’m scared to fly. And it’s not a rational fear. I “know” that there are plenty of things that I do that are far more risky, but it’s the lack of control (and the fact that when flying, we are moving through the air at 500 mph in a fragile little metal tube and, as I learned from my father (who is an engineer), all metal has stress points that can fail).

However, I decided that I didn’t want that to stop me from taking photographs from a helicopter over the Great Salt Lake in Utah. So last summer when I was out for Adobe’s Educator Summit, I took the time to make it happen. Obviously I’m a little behind on my editing, but here are six of my favorite shots.


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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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February 3, 2012

Recent Travels

Here are a few snaps from my recent trip. I’m looking forward to summer when the flights aren’t so bumpy.  : )

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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!





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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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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 25, 2011

Video Tutorial – Using Leading Lines in Photography

In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates several ways to use leading 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.

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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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December 14, 2010

“World Without Photoshop” (for ipad)

Take a few minutes to check out the World Without Photoshop – a unique interactive iPad book by Marcolina Design. It features the work of a dozen Photoshop masters including Maggie Taylor, John Paul Caponigro, Bert Monroy, Adhemas Batista, Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen, Olivia Parker, and Adobe’s own Russell Brown and Julieanne Kost. World Without Photoshop provides several examples of their work, short video’s as well as insights. Go straight to the World Without Photoshop download page or read what Maria Yap, Director of Product Management, Digital Imaging, at Adobe Systems has to say about it on and add your own comments!

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November 25, 2010

Video Tutorial – New Digital Composite: Hindsight

Even if you’re not celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday as we do in the United States, this is the perfect time of year to reflect upon the goals that we set for 2010 – evaluating if we have been successful in accomplishing what we set out to do and if not, taking inventory on what we still can complete before the clock rolls into 2011.

Thankfully, I am satisfied with all of the career goals that I set for myself this year. And I made it through all of the practical, pragmatic, “you really need to take care of this” type of goals that one runs across in life. However, I realize now that my creative/photographic/artistic goals suffered this year.

I have not made nearly enough time for my own personal work. I traveled for Adobe, as I knew that I would, and made thousands of photographs, but haven’t spent the time I need to to turn them into the  digital composites that I am holding in my imagination. Luckily, I still have time and I’m going to take the next month to really focus on making images that matter to me (my own personal projects) while learning a few new things at the same time as I try some new techniques and tools.

It feels to good (and a little bit unnerving) make that commitment to the universe. But we all know that a promise made to another person has a much greater chance of being kept.

Here is an example of an image that I have in mind to make.


This image was composited after returning from Iceland with Focus on Nature (click here to find out how you can join me next year in Iceland). The components were all shot at Jokulsarlon or the Glacial Lagoon on the south coast of Iceland - the waves at the estuary of the lagoon, the birds flying over at the shore and the ice in the lagoon itself.

Watch the video below to see how the image was composited.

Wish me luck, it’s going to take some self discipline to focus during the holidays!

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