In this seminar Robert Stacy will share his process and thoughts about the importance of marrying a subject’s own words with their pictures, so that there is a better opportunity to see them more clearly, vividly, and to offset the confirmation bias we often when viewing a photo by itself. Too often, because we are denied the subject’s voice, and only have their image, we think we know the whole story – but do we?
Using specific photos and narratives from past work, Robert will share how he stumbled upon a new way of seeing and listening which influences him not just in his creative work, but in his everyday life.
Luisa Winters is a Certified Instructor for Adobe and Apple (ACI and ACT). She consults for organizations and works at several different training centers all over the United States and abroad. Luisa is one of the few Adobe Premiere Pro Master instructors. A well-known artist, Luisa often speaks at different conferences on topics ranging from video editing to compositing and web.
Luisa is a certified Private Pilot and a Commercial UAV Pilot. She’s been involved with video production and cinematography for over 30 years. Having spent years flying, Luisa’s priority is safety. It is this safety mentality that make Luisa’s missions successful: from preparation and planning, FAA Authorization and client expectation to flying and finally, post-production. At the beginning of 2019, Luisa joined forces with Mike Sobola to form Mid-Atlantic Drones, LLC, a drone service provider specializing in aerial mapping and cinematography and missions in flight-restricted zones.
Capturing a moment that feels real with a well-known personality means watching for that brief flicker of true feeling that peeks out from behind the mask, the unselfconscious laugh, the beat before the in-breath.
In this presentation, I will share anecdotes and lessons learned from capturing the inner light of some of the most extraordinary and highly celebrated personalities in the world.
Marc Aitken has been surrounded by fashion, photographers and models for as long as he can remember. His mother was 60’s model Pamela Portman, who ran her own model agency in London and whose circle included everyone from legendary fashion photographer Norman Parkinson to the Beatles manager Brian Epstein. He studied theatre lighting and set design at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and a career in theatre and rock ’n roll followed during which he worked on the original Kate Bush tour and spent many years working in London’s West End Theatre industry. More recently, he has worked with both Peter Gabriel and renowned music video director Dick Caruthers, filming artists as diverse as Rush to Usher. In his former life he has produced events for corporate clients such as Microsoft, Rolls Royce, Disney and NASA. Marc is a veteran of over 17 seasons at London Fashion Week, and has produced work for The Body Shop, Christopher Kane and Burberry amongst many others. His runway work has been featured in publications such as Vogue, The Times and The Guardian. He draws inspiration from many sources; from Italian Vogue to the films of Ridley Scott. His experience of set design, theatre lighting and film-making give his photography a filmic and theatrical edge, allowing him to tell a story through the still image. “I love fashion, I grew up surrounded by it. The 1960s are a big influence on me and I am always trying to sneak a bit of that Pop Art glamour and fun into everything I do”.
Ellen Johnson has devoted over three decades to the arts as a recording and performance artist, educator, songwriter, lyricist, author, and publicist. She holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from SDSU, Bachelors of Music from the American Conservatory of Music, and continued her Ph.D. studies at the University of Humanistic Studies. She attended UCLA's Music Business Extension program and completed certificates in Expressive Arts Therapy and Creativity Coaching with Eric Maisel. Jazz Journal International describes her as “superior jazz singing by an artist of the highest quality.” She has performed with musical icons Bobby McFerrin, Charles McPherson, Louie Bellson, published lyrics to Sonny Rollins and Charles Mingus compositions and is the author of the biography, Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan. Currently, she is immersed in her long-time passion of sound healing and music cognition studies.
Jeff Foster is an imaging industry veteran and author of multiple computer technology, animation and video production/visual effects books. He has been an Adobe® Certified Expert and has served as a workshop instructor and featured speaker at conferences such as Photoshop World, Macworld, Adobe Max, NAB, InterDrone, PhotoPro, LinkedIn (Lynda.com), CreativeLive and a long-time columnist for the ProVideo Coalition. For over 30 years, his award-winning production and training work in photography, animation, video and visual effects have catered to numerous clients, including Disney, Deluxe Digital, Nestlé, Discovery/TLC, Universal Studios, FOX Television and Lions Gate Films.
Tim Grey is passionate about traveling the world with his camera and sharing his knowledge and experience with other photographers. As a respected educator, Tim has written eighteen books on a variety of subjects related to photography, has published over two hundred video training courses, and has had hundreds of articles published in magazines such as Digital Photo Pro and Outdoor Photographer, among others. For more than nineteen years Tim has been answering questions from photographers in his daily Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter. He teaches through hands-on workshops and presents at a variety of events around the world.