Over the last few years I've been afforded the neat opportunity to be both a working freelance photographer and a photography educator. It's an interesting balance and is very much the same as working two full time jobs... two jobs that I absolutely love! The best part is that I couldn't imagine one without the other now. As a photographer I am constantly staying up to date on the latest gear, techniques, and trends so that I can offer my clients the very best when they hire me. This never ending thirst for personal knowledge also puts me in a position to share not just my photos, but how I was able to create them. In doing so I hope to help other artists realize their own creative vision.
This brings us to today, the first day of Photoshop World. This is my favorite conference to both attended and teach at. It brings together creatives of all different mediums, and in one week offers classes by the best in the industry; including live shooting demonstrations, the latest gear and gadgets to try out in person, full day "pre-con" workshops and more. Essentially it's a playground for the artistically inclined in search of knowledge and inspiration.
I'm honored to be invited back again as a speaker this year, and look forward to meeting more awesome people and both sharing with and learning from everyone! And I'm especially excited because the Kelby Media organization has asked me to step outside of my current box as a "Photography Lighting Expert" and speak about every aspect of what I do on a daily basis. Being a professional photographer is so much more than knowing how to setup lighting gear. I need to be able to work well with my subject, I need to be efficient in post production suing Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, and I need to think like a business owner and an artist. So this week I'll be sharing every aspect of my journey as a working commercial photographer. Make sure to swing by my classes and I'll be sure to help you out on your own journey!
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: FROM SNAPSHOTS TO GREAT SHOTS
4:00pm - 4:50pm | KelbyOne Store
CHOOSING THE RIGHT LENS AND LIGHT FOR ANYONE
5:00pm - 5:45pm | KelbyOne Theatre
ROUND TRIP WORKFLOW FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
6:00pm - 7:00pm | Ballroom F
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
HOW TO LIGHT ANYONE
12:00pm - 1:00pm | Hall A
TAMING NATURAL LIGHT – NO STROBES REQUIRED
5:00pm - 6:00pm | Hall A
Thursday, April 10, 2014
ARE YOU READY TO GO PRO?
1:00pm - 2:00pm | Ballroom Habersham
This year for the first time ever the conference expo hall is open to the public for free all week. So if you're in the area and aren't attending Photoshop World still swing by for some free education and a chance to check out the latest gear anyway. Hope to see you in the fall for the next PSW in Las Vegas!