Friday, October 24, 2008

Finish the Sentence...with Julieanne Kost

[cue the cheesy game show music]
"Hello, Good Morning and Welcome! It's time once again to ask a well-known photographer, instructor or otherwise interesting person the same 10 questions and have them to Finish the Sentence! This week: Julieanne Kost

Julieanne, please Finish the Sentence..."

My favorite photography accessory (lights, modifier, bag, tripod) is

I’ve learned the most from..
My mom and dad.

If I could go anywhere in the world it would be_____ because….
Outer space or to the bottom of the ocean...because...It would be an interesting perspective.

My most-used Photoshop add-on, plugin, action set (etc) is
Lightroom. Or wait, is it vice versa?

I love the fact that Photoshop
Allows me to create whatever I can visualize. I believe that when you commit yourself to mastering any technology, it will become an asset that allows you to focus on the creativity and ideas behind the content. And there is nothing more important than that.

I hate the fact that Photoshop
There is nothing in Photoshop that I hate, but I do envy the fact that Photoshop offers unlimited possibilities - because there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to try everything that I want to.

If I could turn back the clock 10 years
Just turning the clock back 10 years wouldn't do much good unless I could take the lessons that I've learned with me. If I could, the top three would be:
Learn to negotiate
Know who's approval means something to you
Ask questions and question assumptions - things are rarely as they appear.

In 10 years
I hope to be wiser.

If I could give one piece of advice it would be
Believe in something big, your life is worth it.

Your readers can find out more about me

Ladies and Gentlemen, let's hear it for Julieanne Kost!
[fade the incredibly repetitive game show music, as the audience cheers]

Joining Adobe in 1992, Julieanne has learned her craft through hands-on experience and now serves as the Senior Digital Imaging Evangelist. Spanning digital imaging and illustration, her role includes customer education, product development, and market research. She is a frequent contributor to several publications, a speaker at numerous design conferences and tradeshows, and a teacher at distinguished photography workshops and fine art schools around the world.

Herself a passionate photographer, she combines her background in psychology in creating artwork, seen in several showings and published in several magazines. She is also the author behind the Comprehensive Photoshop CS3 training DVDs published by Software Cinema and author of Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking published by O'Reilly.

1 comment:

mike meyer said...

I love that piece of advice. I've always heard " do what you love, and the money will follow" Maybe I need to love something bigger. Great interview.

mike meyer