It’s been fun for us to see reactions like these to Bryan O’Neil Hughes’ (Senior Product Manager for Photoshop) blog post – “Photoshop Hits the Open Road” – about his recent trek to the Adobe and lynda.com photography event in sunny southern California.
- Steve Gallegos says: Thank you for sharing the details and outcome of your journey. Professional results or not, the whole point of the experience is that you had fun, and it sure looks like you did! I love the pictures, and the silent movie…well, recall that a silent movie recently won an Oscar! As a pro shooter and videographer, I love taking journey’s like these and just exploring with the gear. Thanks again for bringing joy to my day!
- Guy Manningham says: Cool shots, mate! I can’t wait till my new CS6 comes in the mail.
- Bhupendra Singh Parihar says: photoshop works beyond our imagination. Nice work
Thousands of fans liked and shared his Facebook album with behind the scenes photos of the screaming fast Porsche he outfitted with video and photo gear to document the journey.
After several hours on the road, playing with a Go-Pro Hero 2 attached to the front of his car, Bryan arrived in Carpinteria, California (just a few minutes south of Santa Barbara) where the lynda.com team was hard at work clearing an old, abandoned Salvation Army warehouse and orchestrating an elaborate lighting set-up in three separate spaces.
While we enjoy corralling the community together for our local Bay Area or East Coast photo walks, we’re always looking for new ways to test our Photoshop and photography skills and can’t help but incorporate our own interests in cool things and places to shoot. What better than luxury cars that you don’t normally get the opportunity to be up close and personal with?!
Thankfully, the team at lynda.com shared the same vision and graciously offered up their campus and their cars for a unique experience.
Bryan: “As if the cool spaces lynda.com provided weren’t enough, Bruce Heavin, lynda’s Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, just happened to have a Mercedes SLS, one of his employees had an equally rare BMW 135M (which had attracted my attention many months prior on a visit to showcase the then un-released Photoshop CS6)! They also used a cyc (an infinity edge white curved backdrop) to showcase a shiny, Aprilia motorcycle in another studio. It was heaven for car enthusiasts…me included!”
We found that if you combine car lovers, photography, Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6, the result is an exciting event where over 130 people came together to shoot rare exotic cars and learn how to perfect those beauty shots with expert tips from Bryan himself. We gave away copies of Lightroom, Photoshop and year-long subscriptions to lynda.com content to a number of lucky attendees and enjoyed talking at length with many while on the shoot and at lunch. This ideal intersection of passions makes it a great environment for loads of inspiration and learning from one another.
BIG THANKS to all the photographers that came out to shoot with us that day and especially to the team at lynda.com, including co-founders Bruce Heavin and Lynda Weinman who made sure every detail was thought through in order to create an experience we won’t soon forget!
lynda.com will be sharing instructional content in the future for all those that want to see the tips that Bryan gave for editing in post. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to catch that great video content!