Teaching Update – Where's Matt?

First off, make sure you scroll down to the next post for this week’s presets. In this post, I thought I’d give you a quick teaching update (as of now at least) for the year to come. I hope you’ll come out and join me if you’re able to.

• January 23 – Lightroom 2 Live Tour in Covington Kentucky. This one is coming up quickly. Come on out and watch the entire Lightroom workflow from start to finish. You can see the day’s schedule and find out more at the Photoshop Seminars website.
Note: I’ll be teaching a few more dates for this tour during the year. Right now this is the only one I have nailed down, but as soon as I find out more dates I’ll be sure to let ya know.

• March 24-27 – Photoshop World Boston. I’ll be teaching a brand new pre-conference session called Real World HDR. It’s hands on so we’ll get to go out and shoot and then come back to the classroom and process the HDR images from start to finish. You’ll have me on hand (as well as the Photoshop Lad Corey Barker and RC Concepcion) to help out with any questions you have. I’ll also be teaching an Illustrator class, a Photoshop Restoration class, and two Lightroom classes. Make sure you sign up before the early bird special ends to save $100.

• April 15-19 – Arches/Canyonlands Workshop with the Great American Photo Workshops. These GAPW workshops are a mix of classroom time and shooting. Be prepared to spend a lot of time doing both over the course of the weekend. I can tell you all about it, but one of the blog readers who went to my Great Smokies workshop last year left a really nice comment. Here it is.

• June 10-14 – I’ll be heading to the Palouse area with the Great American Photo Workshops. The Palouse has been top on my list for years, so I’m really excited to finally get there this year. Here’s some photos from there compliments of the Luminous Landscape.

• September 2009 – Photoshop World Las Vegas. I’ll announce the exact dates as soon as I get them.

• October 25-31 – I’ll be teaching on the Cruising Through Life Picture Perfect Caribbean Cruise (that’s a mouthful huh). I taught on their Hawaiian cruise last year and I had an awesome time. It’s one thing to stand up and teach for a while and spend a few hours with the group I’m working with. But spending a week with everyone takes it to a whole new level. I still keep in touch with a few people from last summer’s cruise and have made some lasting friendships. You’ll learn a ton but you’ll also come back with some great memories. Oh yeah, the deposit to hold your space in the class (and for the cruise itself) is only $100 right now which ain’t bad.

That’s it for now folks. I’ll update here as soon as I find out more details. Honestly though, this is a pretty full plate for me this year and I’m happy with it as is. I hope to get to see you at one of these seminars/workshops :)

Author: Matt K

Matt is a full time Education Director for the NAPP and Kelby Training. He's a best-selling author of various books on Photoshop and Photography co-hosts the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid" and is co-host of "Photoshop User TV". In his spare time he practices as a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys spending time with his family in Tampa, FL.

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6 Comments

  1. The Palouse is beautiful (in my backyard, almost). While you’re in the area, you should take a day and do the Wine Country Tour. The vineyards will be beautiful! (Tri-Cities, WA).
    http://www.visittri-cities.com

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  2. I don’t know where to post this so I figured I would do so here.
    I found this awesome tutorial that teaches you how to actually paint a black and white image with whatever colors you like in LR2. The image can start out in color and you desaturate it first. Then you use the mask and brush to paint in the colors. The nice thing is that it remembers the underlying colors and edges so the masking works great and doesn’t bleed into other areas.
    Here is the link…. I hope it’s okay to post this.
    Enjoy!
    xoxo
    Gina
    Chicago IL

    http://lightroom-news.com/2008/07/31/auto-masking-in-lightroom-2/

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  3. Sounds like a full year for you Matt. I really do envy you. This must be a dream job.

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  4. Sounds like an awesome year! I just started watching your video on real world HDR. I have been an HDR nut for a little while and look forward to your take on it and techniques. Also, pass it on that I am humbled that you chose a couple of my images over the holidays for Editors Choice. That was really cool and I got alot of great complements. Thanks again. Maybe I will see you on a class or seminar this year!

    Thanks,

    Michael S.

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  5. I will see you in Covington. I am looking forward to it..

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