Though I deeply enjoy sharing and teaching workshops, I have decided to take a break from them in the coming year.
Photography is something that I have passionately and tirelessly worked on over the past couple years, and it has reached the point where I need to refocus on “Why” I do photography. Recent soul-searching has led me to discover a new-found passion for the themes of conservation and advocacy and because of that, I feel that it is best if I take a little break from teaching until I understand this new direction fully.
Although nothing will truly replace a full workshop experience, I partnered up with Colin Smith from PhotoshopCAFE to produce a 4 hour tutorial that will take you through not just the retouching process but also the shooting process. Similar to my workshops, I go through the entire thought process on how and why I set up lighting, what goes on in my head during the various parts of a photoshop as well as the different tools that I retouch with.
Just to be clear, this isn’t goodbye.
I plan to continue putting out free BTS videos and blog posts (my next one will actually be on shark diving in Fiji!) just like I always have. Giving back to the community and inspiring others to live their lives to the fullest is something that I have continuously done for my entire career, and something I have no intention of stopping.
Workshops take a lot of work to put together. Though they may last just a couple days at a time, I have always gone above and beyond to create a unique experience – putting exotic locations and models at the disposal of creatives.
As a result, I end up spending weeks and occasionally months planning workshops that don’t reach the majority of my internet audience.
With this tutorial, I hope to give everyone access to the workshop experience while also making sure that my photography and the adventures that I share continue evolving in an exciting direction.
I definitely plan to be back in the future, speaking at trade shows, touring around the world and talking about the new discoveries and techniques I develop… but for 2016, it’s just going to be this tutorial.
Thank you all for your support. I wouldn’t be here without you.
Oh, and one more thing for those of you who have made it this far: Every day of this week, I’ll be giving out one copy of either PhotoshopCAFE’s tutorial or my own retouching tutorial. You must gift the tutorial to anyone but yourself. Tell me why that person is special and why they deserve it in the comments below. The end 🙂
If you feel like supporting me you can pick up a copy of your own at PhotoshopCAFE by simply clicking over yonder –>