Last week we spoke to the godfather, this week we speak to ‘The Photoshop Guy’ Dave Cross. Both Glyn and Dave have learned so much from people such as Dave since their introduction to Photoshop and continuing our quest to interview the very people who have helped us we bring you our episode with Photoshop Hall of Famer, author and instructor (ex-KelbyOne/NAPP) Dave Cross.
For over 28 years Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since1987, Dave has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught for Adobe, at Photoshop World, the Texas School of Photography, Adobe MAX, Imaging USA and at numerous corporate locations. Dave has written many articles and multiple books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has taught online courses for Kelby One, Creative Live and Photoshop Cafe. He offers online training at learningphotoshop.cc.
Dave has taught Photoshop in every state in the United States, throughout Canada and in Europe, consistently earning rave reviews. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame, and in 2016 and 2017 was named a MAX Master Instructor.
https://online.davecrossworkshops.com // https://www.facebook.com/PSGuyDaveCross/ //
Glyn and Dave return from Adobe Max in Los Angeles and give you an update about the event, the great people they met and also dealing with some very negative online comments about Photoshop CC2019. On episode 44 we chat to Photoshop legend Bert Monroy, recorded at Adobe Max 2018.
This week Glyn interviewed a friend from his school days, Nathan Black. Nathan was the kid that everyone wanted to be: good looking, tough, he had muscle, all the girls chased him..he had it all. However in later life has had serious physical and medical illness and it’s through his strength of character and positivity he’s alive today! No matter what you’re experiencing in life have faith that it will work out. Good times are ahead, just stick in there as Nathan has because through darkness there is light!
Photography is Gift so GIVE IT!
Who needs a Studio?
This week Glyn and Dave chat to photographer Peter Hurley – the headshot guy who created “The Peter Hurley Look”, “The Squinch” and of course SHABANG! We chat to Peter how a schoolkid with little confidence starts of sailing and ends up with a modelling career with Ralph Lauren / Polo and ends up being a successful photographer, teacher and author….and still a decent sailor!
http://instagram.com/peter_hurley http://www.youtube.com/user/peterhurleyphoto https://www.nytimes.com/1995/12/03/style/a-sailor-finds-his-angel.html
Following on from the Lenny Terenzi episode, Dave and Glyn got chatting about friendship and relationships in business and life and how to make sure you know how to balance and manage them to the best possible outcome. Not all decisions in life are a ‘yes’ but quite often the ‘no’ isn’t always a negative. Hopefully after listening you’ll find a way of making sure your friendships stay strong and your business continues to grow with their support and help.
This week we speak to a man we both admire as a professional and a friend, Jason Levine. Many of you may know Jason in his role as Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe Creative Cloud and seen him presenting at many of the Worldwide Adobe events, dubbed by some as Adobe Jesus! Jason tells us about his beginnings and what the role means to him.
Jason Levine, Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe, travels the globe inspiring and educating users about Creative Cloud, focusing on video, audio and mobile workflows. Levine has conducted training sessions for many top broadcast corporations in Europe and Asia including BBC, RTL and SVT. Prior to Adobe, Jason was a full-time recording engineer working in studios coast-to-coast, engineering hundreds of recordings in a multitude of genres, prompting the formation of BoodahJooMusic Publishing. Shortly thereafter, in combining years of songwriting and performance, he began laying down the foundation for a children’s music project entitled Just Play Music™. Since 2003, Jason has presented to more than 400,000 people, from Syracuse to Singapore and everywhere in between.
https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/author/jason-levine/ // https://twitter.com/Beatlejase // Jason’s music on Spotify https://t.co/zTEb8Q8HDn // Article referred to in the interview https://qz.com/1166041/known-to-fans-as-adobe-jesus-technology-evangelist-jason-levine-takes-software-training-to-a-higher-level/
Dave chats to HeyDesign’s Lenny Terenzi. Dave met Lenny earlier this year at Creative South and as they kept in touch Dave saw Lenny post a heartfelt and very honest blog post about the struggles of running your own business and how to break out of that bad situation. It’s honest, frank and full of great advice! About Lenny – “I’m 45. A Designer, illustrator, educator, screen printer, community builder. A lot of hats, one head. I am a dreamer, blue sky thinker. ENFP-A on the Myers Briggs scale. I thrive in group activities and social interaction. Probably stemming from my days as a touring musician. Blues and Classic R&B if you are curious though my youth was spent with long hair and headbanging to the Sunset Strip.” … “After 15 years of working for myself in a home office, I felt like it was time to think bigger, be bigger. Believe in myself and plant a flag in the ground. So in August of 2014 I signed a lease on a 1700 sq. ft. warehouse space in the bustling and bursting mecca of Durham, North Carolina. A design studio, a print shop, a creative experience where anyone can get energized and inspired to reignite into the best version of themselves.”
https://www.heymonkeydesign.com // http://www.twitter.com/heymonkeydesign // http://www.instagram.com/heymonkeydesign // http://www.facebook.com/heymonkeydesign // https://www.linkedin.com/in/lenny-terenzi
This week Glyn decided to interview Dave about his background in graphic design and why he thinks it is awesome. They spoke about Dave’s unorthodox entry into the industry via a mix of very different, non design related jobs. This is part one of what will be a two part interview, the second to follow soon. If you want to know what makes Dave tick – this is the episode for you!
link Derren Brown Experiment https://youtu.be/YQXe1CokWqQ
Glyn sat down with David Edmonson and his son, Luke, both incredible photographers for a very personal chat about life and photography but it’s more than that for both of them. David has over 40 years in the industry and is truly a ‘Master Photographer’. Join Glyn, David and Luke for a very intimate conversation.
David Edmonson has been called a “Master Photographer to Master Photographers” and with good reason. With over 40 years in the industry, the indelible impact David Edmonson leaves with clients, students and peers around the world is remarkable. No doubt, his signature style is unmistakable. But it’s his “Iron-Sharpens-Iron” philosophy that has fueled his art and professional success.
A relentless pursuit of excellence through competition. Selfless mentorship. A hands-on benevolence with his passionate charities. Simply put, the “Edmonson Way” means that giving is a both a privilege and a path to self-improvement; for himself and those he encounters. David, is a Grand Master Photographer of WPPI, was bestowed with WPPI’s Lifetime Achievement the organizations highest honor. It’s often said that Art Imitates Life. If you’ve ever seen the work of David Edmonson, this is clearly true: “Profound with dimensionality, ingrained with emotion and compelling in their beauty.”
In 2015, Luke, a Double Master of WPPI, presented his father David with WPPI’s Lifetime Achievement the organizations highest honor. Luke is al-so one of the three founders and and a graduate of WPPI’s Certification Program for Wedding & Portrait Photographers, the first ever of its kind.
…This is the Edmonson Way.
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