March 31, 2009

Hands-On Digital Photography Workshop In Our Atlanta Studio

It's time once again for the Divitale/Glassman hands-on workshop held in our Atlanta Studio hosted by Software Cinema. Helene and I are looking forward to three days of in-depth digital photography training and would love to have you join us. For more information, please visit the software Cinema website link at

March 15, 2009

Mark Maio and Jim DiVitale announce the start of the Digital Imaging Institute for Science and Medicine

To help bring digital imaging training into the medical areas, photographer Mark Maio has created the Digital Imaging Institute for Science and Medicine. As President and CEO of this new association, Mark has appointed me Director of Education. Mark and I have been working on these plans for a long time as we create our outline to help get the medical and scientific users up and running on the latest imaging techniques and Photoshop CS4 Extended. This expanded version of Photoshop has many additional features that are designed for the forensic, medical and scientific research side of digital imaging. From basic digital capture through specific area applications, we plan to provide a place for ongoing training through the web, seminars, hands-on workshops, and training DVD’s. Our first official daylong seminar is in two weeks in Boston right after Photoshop world. Information can be found on our new web site

Mark and I have been friends for over 25 years. We started out as instructors together at the Art Institute of Atlanta in the eighties. Both photography and education has been a big part of our lives. Mark is both a world-class medical photographer and consultant specializing in ophthalmic imaging, as well as an established fine art photographer with a permanent collection of work in the George Eastman House. I am very excited about the opportunity to help coordinate the training efforts for this new association as it starts out. Adobe is very excited to see where this can go as we start off small, by have really big ideas for it’s future. If you, or have any friends in the medical or scientific side that you feel would benefit form this type of association, please send us an e-mail through the web site.
I have been on the road teaching a lot this past month with programs in Atlanta and Raleigh NC. This coming week I have a Canon Explorers of Light program this Thursday for ASMP held at PPR Atlanta, and another 2-day Canon sponsored program in Chattanooga. Then it is off to Boston for Photoshop World and our medical seminar. Back in the studio we have been very busy shooting our Mizuno Baseball catalog for 2010. 
Helene has been very busy with multiple photographic projects in Santa Barbara. This weekend, she taught her “An Outlet For My Creative Self “ two-day workshop at Lepp Institute. Students learned all types of creative imaging techniques as well as solid business marketing applications. These are all good tune-ups for both of us as we approach Photoshop World in Boston. Working with Scott Kelby and his staff is certainly the best teaching experience we have all year. I have some new classes I have never taught before and I am looking forward to an exciting conference as usual. If you have never been to a Photoshop World, you should really make plans to attend one in the future. I will get a new imaging tutorial posted as soon as I can this week…