April 27, 2011

Grand Teton Imaging in Ophthalmology Workshop

This coming June, Helene and I will be presenting at the second annual Imaging in Ophthalmology Workshop. This year it will be held at the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Last years workshop at Yosemite National park was a great success, and we are looking forward to another great time. I have never been there, so I am excited to see the incredible landscapes there... For more information, visit the Digital Imaging for Science and Medicine Web site at http://www.digitalimaginginstitute.com/

April 24, 2011

A Week In Banff

This past week Helene and I taught programs at the Professional Photographers of Canada Conference in Banff. We had a nice time there and the Canadian Photographers were great hosts. We stayed at the Banff Springs Hotel that is pretty much a castle in the mountains built by the railroad company back in the 1880’s. The scenery was beautiful both inside and outside of the hotel. We would both like to thank our sponsors Booth Photographic, Adobe, and onOne Software for helping us present our photography classes here.

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You don’t have to travel far in this area to see the wildlife. It’s just roaming around the town.

Here are some of Helene's images that she did while we were there. Aways on the lookout for good material for her fine art and greeting cards. Our new friends Heather and Sandy drove us up to Lake Louise for some landscape photography in the snow.

When I wasn't teaching, I found myself working away on retouching product images I brought with me to finish up from Atlanta. At least the view from my window was good....

Sandy and I walk out on the frozen Lake for a better shooting angle on the glacier.

Not looking forward to next months cell phone bill......

We are both looking forward to more visits with our friends in the Professional Photographers of Canada!

April 11, 2011

Photoshop World Orlando 2011

This past week I had the pleasure of teaching at my 22nd Photoshop World along with Helene. This year’s show had the fashion theme of Project Photoshop. The opening keynote was done with a fashion show parody of the TV show Project Runway with Photoshop World instructors playing all the parts. The videos that NAPP produces at the keynote get better every year and this time was no exception. The Photoshop Fashions that were created were very cool.

Lots of new classes this year. I did a class on Post-Production Prototyping for the first time that went well. Helene had a large crowd on hand for her posing and lighting class. Besides the regular programs and portfolio reviews, I did several short programs in the trade show theater and the onOne and Wacom booths so it was a fast paced conference as usual.

The Art of Digital Photography panel was one of the very best ones ever. Hosting this conference gathering of 2500+ attendees is defiantly a major highlight and honor every year.

Photo realist artist and Photoshop World instructor Bert Monroy (www.BertMonroy.com) had his 25-foot long Time Square digital painting on display there in a giant backlit light box. Bert is the only person I have ever sceen that can draw a computer image by hand that looks like a photograph. You have to visit his site to really appreciate this image that took 4 years of work, 750,000 layers, and upwards of 1,000,000 paths. (Makes me worn out just saying that) Another reason this is so cool is that all of the Photoshop World instructors are in the crowd including Helene and me. Remember… This is drawn from scratch… No photography here… You just have to see it in person to believe it….

Helene and I are shown here in the New York crowd along with all our Photoshop World instructor friends. If you missed the Orlando conference, you need to make plans for the fall show in Las Vegas….

Helene is showing the class how to pose a large group portrait.

Scott's band Big Electric Cat rocks out at BB Kings.