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Panel Discussion: Expanding Your Horizons & Igniting Your Creativity

Panel Discussion: Expanding Your Horizons & Igniting Your Creativity

SPEAKERS: David Johnston - I started my journey in photography in 2004 when I took a film photography course in high school. It was an amazing experience to shoot with film and then bring those images to life in the darkroom. There is definitely an enormous difference in film and digital photography. Film cameras taught how to get my light correct in-camera as best possible. However, it was in 2010 that I really became obsessed with photography after I got my first DSLR camera. I decided to put all of my energy into photography to make it my life career. I knew I couldn’t quit my full-time job right away, but I could hustle with photography on the side until I could do photography full-time. In 2014 I started my first blog and podcast called Photography Roundtable. I had a good run with the podcast and it enabled me to meet some of my best photography friends, teach, and run photography workshops in national parks in the United States.

Mark Denney - Mark began working as a part time freelance photographer in 2016 creating outdoor photography content for local brands and in 2018 rolled the dice and became a full time landscape photographer. Much of his YouTube content has been featured in publications such as PetaPixel, Fstoppers and ShutterBug Magazine.

Julieanne Kost - Named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Julieanne Kost is the Digital Imaging Evangelist Director at Adobe, responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard Digital Imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating and educational training sessions, sharing original techniques and tutorials worldwide — via live events, Adobe.com, YouTube, and her blog (jkost.com/blog). She is also the author of “Passenger Seat—Creating a Photographic Project from Conception Through Execution” and “Window Seat — The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking”, an accomplished photographer and fine artist, and creator and host of the popular Photoshop Essential Training, Lightroom & Photoshop Workflows, Photoshop Automation Techniques, and the Art of Photoshop Compositing courses for LinkedIn Learning | Lynda.com.

Ryan Smith- Combining his professional experience as a corporate trainer with his passion for photography, Ryan has a knack for sharing the technical aspects of photography in an easy to understand way through various workshops, and events through the west and beyond including the Hawaiian Islands. He enjoys adapting to the various needs of his attendees whether it's in the field learning the technical side and composition techniques, or if it's in the classroom focusing on perfecting post editing techniques to help achieve a print ready image. Ryan also enjoys sharing his print selling success as experience as a gallery represented artist . Ryan is one of the founders / organizers of OUTSIDERS Photography