Find out how Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom work best together. This session reveals the most efficient way to move back and forth between these powerful applications, whether you’re editing a single image or an entire shoot. You’ll learn how to take advantage of export options, presets, publish services, Smart Objects, droplets, and more to automate your workflow and increase your productivity.

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Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.

Matt Koslowski demonstrates Lighroom essentials – importing and organizing, developing, editing in both Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as printing and presenting your photos.

View more Lightroom videos here.

Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.


Sean Duggan and I discuss the benefits of becoming more aware of your creative process.

Find out more about Sean Duggan here.

Find more Photographers On Photography resources here.

Catch us both at Foto Clave this weekend.

Finding it hard to choose between so many photo editing iPhone apps? Here’s my short list of essential photo editing apps. Get these ten apps and it’s likely you’ll only buy other apps for specialized effects or participating in specific social networks.

Snapseed, PhotoForge 2, Pro HDR, Auto Stitch Panorama, Liquid Scale, iResize, Photo Fixer, TiltShift, Image Blender

Read my full review on The Huffington Post.


Arthur Meyerson provides candid answers to a variety of questions.

What’s the best thing about photography?

Taught me how to “see”.

What’s the worst thing about photography?

We are inundated with photographs… not enough vision.

What’s the best thing about gear?

Allows me to capture what I see

What’s the worst thing about gear?

Weight, cost and continually thinking I need to upgrade plus the never-ending conversation about gear

What was the most significant visual moment in your life?

I once had a dream in slide show form and each still image “came alive” becoming a dream within a dream.

Which was the most important image to you that got away?

Spending a day with Cartier-Bresson and NOT photographing him.

Read more of Arthur’s answers here.

Find out more about Arthur Meyerson here.

Read answers to the same questions by other photographers here.

Read my extended conversation with Arthur Meyerson here.

Read my series Photographers On Photography here.


Turn your Blurb books into ebooks compatible with the iBooks app.

Transform your books with one click; Blurb does the rest.

Set your price; charge as little as $1.99.

Flip through pages, search text, zoom in on full-resolution images and more.

Learn more at Blurb.

Read more thoughts on Blurb ebooks here.

Julieanne Kost explains how to transfer all of your Lightroom Catalogs, backups, presets, preferences and supporting files from one computer to another. If the paths to your images change along the way, she provides her tips on how to re-link any missing files and folders.

View more Lightroom videos here.

Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.

Join Photoshop Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes for a deep dive into the hidden gems of Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended, including tips, tricks, and technologies that are sure to help boost your productivity. Discover how to go places creatively that were impossible in Photoshop before CS5. Hughes will reveal many new techniques and enhancements to help keep your skills sharp and current.

View more Photoshop videos here.

Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.

This one day seminar is one of the best values in the industry!

Thousands of dollars of free giveaways are provided by Adobe, X-Rite, NIK, OnOne, HDRSoft, Imagenomic, Chromix and more!

Find out about the latest advances in digital printing. You’ll learn to evaluate printers, inks, media, RIPs, and profiles. See the latest Epson printers and media in action. Take the results home!

Discover what’s unique about a fine art workflow designed to maximize quality. See it in action. See it detailed step-by-step. See the results. John Paul and Mac will build a file from the ground up and show you the final results in print.

You’ll learn to seamlessly integrate Adobe software Lightroom, Bridge, Camera Raw, and Photoshop. You’ll learn a variety of tools and techniques that will help improve and refine both your digital files and prints. We’ve heard time and time again, “That one tip was worth the price of admission.” And there are dozens of these!

You’ll leave with the knowledge you need to get the results you’re looking for and the confidence that it’s the very best.

Topics include:

  • Evaluating printers
  • Comparing media
  • Quick color management
  • How to analyze images to determine an optimum strategy
  • Raw conversion
  • Sophisticated color adjustment strategies
  • Selections and masking
  • Upsampling
  • Noise reduction
  • Sharpening — input, creative, and output
  • Softproofing and proofing
  • Equipment maintenance and fine-tuning
  • Print finishing and handling
  • Fine art market practices

Preview our DVDs Fine Art Digital Printing and Fine Art Digital Workflow.

Learn more in our Fine Art of Digital Printing Workshop.

 


During my recent South Africa Photo Safari (sponsored by NIK) in Mala Mala, South Africa, I spent several days photographing African wildlife. We saw all of the big five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, cape buffalo) and many other animals. It was the first time I made a concerted effort to make finished wildlife photographs. I gained an increased appreciation for how moments of peak action (or lack thereof) can make or break some photographs. I made many competent photographs, but only one that I felt began to have an inspired quality. I suspected I would have no intention of using these kinds of images professionally – and confirmed this. But, these images rekindled an old flame.

Making these images reminded me of the many hours I spent drawing animals. I quickly discovered that for what I wanted to depict, portraits weren’t enough, interaction and context were necessary. I was interested in how people, of many eras and cultures, react psychologically to animals and to the archetypal ideas of animals we share. One of my favorite essays is about an animal – the snake. Psychologist James Hillman’s A Snake Is Not A Symbol (from the book Dream Animals.) has an enormous amount to offer about how we respond to images of animals. He suggests we reanimate images, especially those we encounter in dreams, through an extended inner dialog with them.

Days later, after making these images, during which my guide repeatedly warned me about the potential for finding hidden snakes, I had a dream about a snake, which was very important to me personally. For me, it was one more in a long line of dreams about snakes. It’s fascinating to see how inner material resurfaces during the creative process and what we can do to stimulate and work with this process.

What images could you make to help you reconnect with and develop important material in your inner life?

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