Thursday, November 14, 2013
#IUSA14 Class Tracks: #Hash It Out and Adobe
As we continue counting down the days to Imaging USA 2014, we wanted to share more of the great educational opportunities available to photographers at the convention.
We've already talked about the Wedding and School, Sport and Event educational tracks, so be sure to go and check those out if this is your photographic specialty, or if you want to enter these markets! Also, the Imaging USA schedule page is sortable by track, so go there to find all the classes you want to attend.
Now, the next types of IUSA classes we wanted to share are the #Hash It Out sessions. These
sessions are different, in the sense that they are interactive and will need your active participation.
These daily sessions are interactive smart talks that will explore new ideas, from pro photographer to pro photographer. It's a photography business Q & A with a group twist. Our moderators will propose discussion ideas that you'll talk over with a small group of photographers and then share with the session as a whole.
The really cool part about the #Hash It Out sessions are that you'll be able to tweet or text questions and ideas to the moderators and your peers and get advice on the spot.
#Hash It Out sessions will be held twice a day January 12-13 with an additional session on January 14. Check the schedule page for times, and be sure to bring your ideas and questions!
So, now that we've talked about the #Hash It Out sessions, let's dive into another type of track you'll find at IUSA, the Adobe class track.
In today's photography world, it seems that nearly all photographers use at least one of Adobe's software products at some point during their workflow. Whether you use Photoshop or Lightroom, wouldn't it be nice to be able to be more efficient with this software? After all, photographers all want to be out there taking photos, not sitting behind a computer! The classes in the Adobe class track are all designed to show you how you can use this software more efficiently and improve your images at the same time.
It all begins bright and early on January 13 with Jared Platt's "Post-Production Speed in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop" class. Whether you are shooting portraits, editorial or weddings, you spend a lot of time behind the camera, only to be followed by even more time behind the computer. Join Jared as he demonstrates lightning-fast and effective strategies for using Lightroom and Photoshop to make short work of the overwhelming task of post-production. Jared will also demonstrate some of the powerful new features in Lightroom 5.
Following Platt's class, Photoshop expert Dave Cross will show you how to handle flaws in images with Photoshop in "Quick Photoshop Fixes for Common Problems". Dave will show you how to use Photoshop to correct errors like sensor dust on an image, glare on glasses, harsh shadows and much more.
Later that day, you can learn more about improving your workflow in "Lightroom and Photoshop - New Techniques for a Winning Workflow" with Julieanne Kost. In Lightroom 5, Julieanne will show you how to best manage your files, make enhancements to images to define your personal style and handoff those files quickly for print, web and social media. In the Photoshop portion of the class, she'll demonstrate not only the new features including improved sharpening, resizing and lens correction, she will also reveal more precise methods for removing distracting items in images and demonstrate advanced masking and layering techniques.
Julieanne will also continue the Adobe track on January 14. "Photoshop and Beyond!" will show you Adobe tools that take you further than just Lightroom and Photoshop. She'll demonstrate how easy it is to showcase your projects or post your entire portfolio on Behance, sharing files with clients using Creative Cloud, creating slideshows using Premiere, creating one-click color profiles using SpeedGrade and even how to publish your own iPad app or book using InDesign!
If you shoot video (or want to), the Adobe track has something for you as well. In "DSLR Video for Photographers with Photoshop", Colin Smith will show you how you can use Photoshop to edit HDSLR footage and effortlessly create a stunning short film and create customized slideshows, complete with music and title graphics.
This Adobe track is a great option for photographers looking to use this software at an expert level.
Stay tuned to the PPA blog for more details on upcoming Imaging USA class tracks, events and much more! If you haven't registered for Imaging USA, make sure you do by December 4th to get the best rate.