PhotoshopWorld & Vincent Versace

Posted: June 25, 2010 in PhotoshopWorld
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I think the next week or so will focus on PhotoshopWorld and what one can learn while having fun.  PhotoshopWorld is put on by NAPP & Kelby Training, and is held from September 1 through September 3, 2010.  If a person did only the conference and nothing else, they would have 3 days of almost non-stop learning injected with infectious fun too.  There are Pre-Conference workshops that are worth every penny.  In fact, the one that is the most expensive is already sold out.  The instructors that NAPP uses for this conference are second-to-none.  I will discuss Vincent Versace for a bit today. 

Vincent Versace is a master of black and white photography.  His PhotoshopWorld classes are very good.  He has a lot of downloadable freebies for attendees to his sessions.  He has 3 PSW classes that include, “The Lazarus Effect of Raising the Dead Pixel: How to Undo an Out of Focus Photograph”, “Black & White Conversion Techniques”, and “Hollywood Lighting on a Laptop and Bokeh: The Science of Focus and the Art of the Blur!”  He is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award, a six-time nominee to the Photoshop Hall of Fame and the best-selling author of Welcome to Oz a Cinematic Approach Digital Still Photography with Photoshop. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. Vincent was the original host of the Epson Print Academy. He is the photographer of Immediate Assistants Medical Rescue Go team and one of the members of the photographic team of Eco-Challenge. He was commissioned by the San Francisco Presidio National Park to create a permanent collection of art for the park. Vincent is former member of the board of directors of Los Angeles chapter of the American Photographers Association and is also a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals “Instructor Dream Team” and teaches regularly at PhotoshopWorld as well as being a regular instructor for the US Navy Combat Camera School, the Maine Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe Photographic and Palm Beach Photographic Workshops.

I saw him teach last year at PhotoshopWorld, and I’m glad I did.  I learned a lot about sharpening different areas of a photograph.  I have also been working toward improving my black and white conversions to look somewhat presentable.  The image below is of a part of the Teton Range in Wyoming with Jackson Lake in the foreground.

Grand Tetons and Jackson Lake


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