Specialty: Hybrid | Video | Photoshop | Video Editing with Photoshop | Mixer brush painting
Sponsored by: Panasonic, Durys, Bay Photo
Join Suzette Allen, Cr.Photog., CPP, API, Creative Visionary, Lumix Luminary, & Adobe Influencer and experience how she sees the world around her. With interactive images of people and places, you can see in a new way, hearing and perceiving more than meets the eye! Her pioneering work with hybrid (a creative combination of photo+video+audio), has blossomed into fresh works of creative imagery utilizing Photoshop and other image tools. Be inspired and equipped to create as she shares her vision and process. Suzette is not your typical artist–her 30-year career as a photographer, depth of computer skills and Photoshop wizardry is the basis for an inspirational and instructional program that will not only inspire but also teach you some fresh and exciting techniques in 4K video, Photoshop and Lightroom too!
Suzette has been a portrait artist for 30 years, and Photoshop instructor for 15 years, and more recently, a Hybrid/mirrorless instructor for 3 years. She helps photographers become well-rounded and skilled to become the next generation of image enthusiast; ones who are fluent in photographing stills AND video, and capable using image editing software as well.
She lives in Sacramento California with her husband Jon and has a small studio there, but they travel a lot, teaching and shooting everywhere they go, teaching and sharing along the way. Suzette loves the creative process of not only shooting and refining the image with Photoshop/Lightroom/plugins, but also making hybrid videos that tell stories much deeper and more meaningful than a still capture. Portraits, especially, will come to life with bits of video [and LivePortrait], but even scenics and landscapes become interactive art when combined creativity with video!!
What she will be teaching:
Suzette Allen, Cr.Photog., CPP, API with Jon Yoshinaga, Cr.Photog.
Lumix Luminaries, Photographic Craftsmen, Certified Professional Photographer, Approved Photographic Instructor
Storytelling is what we do as photographers, but stills can only say so much. (about a thousand words, I’ve heard). But Video is the world’s easiest and most powerful storyteller, capturing not only the visual but audio as well. (we can call this the million-word essay!) Video is also becoming the most requested medium for advertising, web use and sharing!
As photographers, we truly need to harness this tool that is already in our cameras and start learning to tell ReelStories. It’s a journey of discovery like learning a language (or photoshop) and we all should start ASAP! Join Suzette Allen, Hybrid Pioneer and Lumix Luminary and learn the basics of how to get started with video and start creating powerful stories. We all start with filming friends and fun but we can also create them for clients and leverage motion for emotional impact and even sales. Learn how to create Live Portraits using hot new technology (Augmented Reality) and literally create a new market for yourself along with added value to your wall portraits and prints.
Breakout Session: Shoot a ReelStory Romance: shoot to create a Live Portrait Save the Date card or LoveStory.
Breakout Session: Make a Custom ReelStory: Use Photoshop CC and Lightroom to create a simple, custom video that can be used for social media (marketing) or a Live Portrait