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Creative analysis with Julieanne Kost


January 2020 issue Profiles

© Bob Coates Dennis Chamberlain and Julianne KostMany Photoshop users are familiar with Adobe Evangelist Julianne Kost. She’s a must-see at conferences and conventions as well as a helpful tutor via her blog, YouTube and Adobe Help videos, and her books “Window Seat” and “Passenger Seat.” She is looked to as the one person who can answer any Photoshop question.I first saw her in 2004 as she took command of an auditorium of about 2,000 Photoshop World attendees with her... Continue Reading >

5 ways to activate gratitude each day


December 2019 issue Business

No doubt about it: Gratitude is good for you. It has the power to improve your physical health, mental strength, energy level, sleep, and self-esteem. So says brain training expert Jim Kwik, who will deliver the opening keynote at Imaging USA 2020. Practicing gratitude on the daily enables you to better serve your clients and manage your business. Here are are five daily actions to rev up your gratitude.  Continue Reading >

How to focus on what really matters


December 2019 issue Business

We live in an amazing time. There is so much information at our fingertips, all the time. Photographers have access to a seemingly endless library of resources to build their businesses, perfect their processes, and hone their craft.But it can get overwhelming—quickly. There is so much out there, so many new tools and solutions and options, that even the savviest student of the digital economy can suffer from information overload. And even if you can process all this data, how do you apply... Continue Reading >

Creation is a discipline, says Amy Feick


March 2019 issue Profiles

Amy Feick, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, was feeling trapped—not professionally, not intellectually, but psychologically—as she worked through a myriad of colliding emotions in the wake of personal trauma. She decided to explore this feeling through photography, and the mental image she concocted was a person wrapped in rubber bands. Rubber bands are elastic; you can push against them, but they’re still constricting. It’s a profound idea, she says, but “You can’t wrap people in rubber... Continue Reading >

Punch up photographs with pop culture appeal

January 2019 issue News

Sometimes you want to add a little of-the-moment zing to your photographs. Stock image purveyor Shutterstock has identified trends that speak to modern consumers. Find inspiration in the colors, patterns, and themes of these modern styles.© Professional Photographers of America Continue Reading >

Balancing art and commerce


August 2018 issue Business

Identifying the ideal balance between art and commerce is a challenge for every photographer. Guy Tal’s path to success has been a road beset with compromises, all made to achieve his ultimate goal. For Tal, that means having the financial security to sustain a life filled with reading, art, and the great outdoors.  These are some of the lessons he learned during his journey to building a career he loves.© Guy TalNever lose touch with why you do what you do. There are much easier... Continue Reading >
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