If there is one thing that we know to be true, it’s that the art and science of photography continues to evolve. Whether you are combining multiple images in Photoshop to overcome obstacles that cannot be solved in capture, or creating multi-image photo-realistic montages, the tools and techniques needed to create a successful image are the same. In this unique three-part series, join Julieanne Kost as she walks through her creative process from ideation to completion. She shares insights into her workflow including her sources for inspiration, approach while capturing photos, and techniques used in post processing in Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.
In the first session, Julieanne discusses the easiest way to create photo-realistic composites by revealing techniques to previsualize the final image while on location. She demonstrates how to increase your productivity (and decrease your frustration) by capturing all of the necessary components with the same quality and direction of light, and how to seamlessly combine them in Photoshop.
Julieanne reveals the inspiration and techniques behind her powerful surreal composites in the second session. She shares how she selects a primary subject, builds the environment, and adds supporting elements to reinforce the visual narrative. Julieanne shares best practices for a completely nondestructive workflow and shows how color, tone, and texture can help unify even the most surreal of scenes.
In the final session, Julieanne examines several multi-image merging techniques to increase the quality and resolution of a photograph. Then, she reviews a recent self-assignment that combined multiple images to explore the psychology of color. And finally sharing an ongoing project of compressing images taken over time into a single moment, showing how the simple act of sequencing images can create new relationships and meaning between images.
A 10 to 15 minute Question and Answer session follows each daily presentation. Questions from the participants will be reviewed and a few selected during this informal wrap-up conversation.
Open to anyone interested in this special program.
Julieanne Kost is the Digital Imaging Evangelist Director at Adobe Systems, responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction, and was previously named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business.” As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard Digital Imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating and educational training sessions, sharing original techniques and tutorials worldwide — via live events, Adobe.com, her blog (blogs.adobe.com/jkost) and website.
Julieanne is also the author of Passenger Seat—Creating a Photographic Project from Conception Through Execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Window Seat — The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking, an accomplished photographer and fine artist, and creator and host of the popular Photoshop CC Essential Training, Lightroom & Photoshop Workflows, Photoshop Automation Techniques, and the Art of Photoshop Compositing for LinkedIn Learning | Lynda.com.
Julieanne is well-known for her unique approach to instruction, infusing practical tips and tricks with an equal amount of humor and creativity that keeps audiences entertained and engaged. She often serves as a guest lecturer at distinguished photography schools and leading educational institutions around the world. She has created and published more than a thousand instructional videos for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. For her outstanding service and contributions to the photographic industry, she received the Chuck Westfall Technical Education award from the Lucie Foundation, the Gerhard Bakker award from the Professional Photographers of America and was granted the title of Honorary Educational Associate as well as received the International Award for her significant contributions to Professional Photography as an Art and a Science from the American Society of Photographers, and was inducted to the Photoshop Hall of Fame by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.