Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Save the Date: Scott Bourne Speaking at Pictureline 11.17.09

By Rich Legg (reposted from LeggNet.com)

Earlier this month at Photoshop World, I was involved in a conversation with Scott Bourne and Nicole Young about a possible event featuring Scott in Salt Lake City. I am pleased to announce that we have finalized the details and are now taking sign-ups.

The event is scheduled for the evening of November 17th at Pictureline in Salt Lake City. The two hour session will begin with a short presentation (by me) on "Giving Back" before handing the microphone over to Scott for the remainder of the time. Scott will be showing his work and talking on the subject of "Previsualization". In addition, he will be giving a gear demo and displaying examples of his stunning wildlife photography.

Here are the details from the registration page at Pictureline.com:

"Scott Bourne is a digital media pioneer and has been involved in photography for more than three decades. He’s the author of four photo books including, 88 Secrets to Selling & Publishing Your Photography, Captivating Wildlife, with David Middleton, 88 Secrets to Photoshop for Photographers, and 88 Secrets to Wildlife Photography with Rod Barbee. Scott’s also authored three photography-related titles for Lynda.com.

His website, www.photofocus.com, is a widely used resource in the photographic industry.

Scott has led workshops and seminars for, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Cooperative Communicators of America, WPPA, The Professional Photographers of America, Seattle Art Center, and Olympic Mountain School of Photography. He holds the designation Apple Certified Professional Trainer (T3) for Apple’s Aperture. He’s also previously held the designation Certified Adobe Photoshop Instructor.

Scott is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA.) To see Scott’s bird portfolio or his general wildlife portfolio go to http://www.avianstock.com or http://www.photodiary.com.

Come to pictureline and listen to Scott's presentation on pre-visualization and the impact that it has had on his life in the photo world. We are thrilled to have him speaking to us and look forward to having the great Salt Lake photo community in attendance. Reserve your seat today and receive a gift card of equal value when you attend the seminar."

There is a $10 cost for the event, but as a great gesture of support Pictureline will be giving each attendee a $10 Pictureline Gift Card.

Space is limited, so I recommend signing up early. To view the registration page and reserve your seat, CLICK HERE.

I hope to see a great group of photographers on the 17th!

IPPA - Free Tradeshow Ticket

The I.P.P.A. (Intermountain Professional Photographers of America) is having their annual convention next week at the Davis County Convention Center. Along with the convention is the annual trade show. If you'd like to attend, click on the above image to print out a ticket for a free admission. Additionally they are offering a two-for-one special for membership. To receive the special, click here.


For more information, visit the I.P.P.A. website at intermountainppa.com.

Posted Monday, October 19, 2009

Old Greek Town SLC Photowalk Recap

By Nicole Young

Group Photo - Old Greek Town


This past weekend we had a really great turnout at the Photowalking Utah "Old Greek Town" photowalk. More than 50 photographers showed up and, after a risky group photo (video here, thanks to Jeremy Hall!), we made our way through the streets of downtown Salt Lake during the beautiful "golden hour" of the evening.

I'm always surprised at how many new faces we see at each event! It really solidifies the fact that Utah has an amazing photographic community, and I'm very proud to be a part of it. For me the "photography" aspect of the get-together is just an excuse to hang out with a great group of people. ;) It's also really neat to talk to the passers-by asking about the group and what we are doing ... I guess that's what happens when several dozen photographers go walking down a sidewalk together!

To see photos from the walk and view upcoming events go to the "Photowalking Utah" Flickr group.

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Save the Date: Lensbaby Photowalk Salt Lake City

By Rich Legg

Have you ever seen a photographer shooting with a little bendy lens on their camera? Maybe you even were bold enough to ask them what it was and you heard the name Lensbaby. Now is your chance to get to use one.

The Lensbaby is a special effect SLR lens that creates a unique out-of-focus area (bokeh) with a focus area that can be moved throughout the image. The above image on Nicolesy was taken using a Lensbaby.

Photowalking Utah, in conjunction with Lensbaby and Pictureline, is hosting a Lensbaby Photowalk on November 7th in Salt Lake City. At the event we will have over 20 samples of the product (Canon, Nikon & Olympus mount) for participants to use.

The outing will be led by Pictureline's own Nick Gilson. Here is the schedule:


November 7th, 2009 - Pictureline SLC, 305 W 700 South

1:15 - 1:30 pm Meet at Pictureline (Salt Lake CIty)
1:30 - 2:00 pm Lensbaby orientation and how-to session
2:00 - 3:30 pm Photowalk starting/ending at Pictureline
4:00 - 5:30 pm Optional Dinner at Charlie Chow's (255 E. 400 South)

As always, these events are free of charge for photographers to participate in. We can't take any responsibility though if you fall in love with the Lensbaby and end up buying one :)

If you are planning on attending (or have any questions), please head over to the Photowalking Utah Flickr group by clicking here and let us know.

I'm really excited about this event and hope to see many of you there.