Speaking at Photoshop Live in Washington, DC Nov 2/3

*i don't love you anymore*
5DMKII, 85mm f/1.8, 1/500 at f/5.0, ISO 100.

I am speaking at my first Photoshop conference in Washington, DC on November 2/3. I’m a self-taught photographer, so I think this will be a great opportunity for me to share my workflow & processing style with fellow photographers and learn a few tips from them!
My two sessions are:

How to Make Your Portraits Stand Out (Nov 2nd)
In this session, I want to focus on some Photoshop processes that will make your portraits really pop. I will cover basic retouching techniques, as well as giving you several different processing actions that will take your photos from boring to super awesome. How can you say no to super awesome? You can’t.

From LR to PS: A Look at my Personal Workflow (Nov 3rd)
In this session, I will take a RAW image straight from my camera through to the finished product I would upload onto my server and give to a client. Everything from basic RAW editing in Lightroom, retouching and editing in Photoshop, and tips on how to streamline your photo exporting. You’ll get to ask me any questions you have about my processing or workflow. Sound good? Definitely.

I have 10 Free Passes for my super special VIP guests to attend the full two-day conference and some discount codes as well. Leave me a comment if you’re in the area and would like to come to the event and learn more about my photography.

For more info about the conference.

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    October 19, 2009 at 12:50 AM

    Strange, Looks like my previous comment was deleted!
    How did you score a gig like this?

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    Pat Fauquet
    October 19, 2009 at 4:22 AM

    I am a long-time reader of your blog and an aspiring photographer. I also live in the DC area. I would really enjoy a chance to attend your session.

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    October 19, 2009 at 4:36 AM

    Nice, congrats on the speaking gig Lisa.

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    October 19, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Scrap that.

    Talk about timing. I was supposed to be in Maryland around then but those plans have just at this very moment fallen apart.


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    October 19, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Yeah, my previous comment was deleted too…think something’s wrong with the script here…

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    October 20, 2009 at 3:00 AM

    Wow, my comments were deleted as well.

    Nevertheless, I live in the DC area and would love an opportunity to learn from you in person. Please send a free pass my way!

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    October 20, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    I live in DC and would appreciate one of your passes! I’ll be around then. -Paul

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    Lon Farenwald
    October 20, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    I’m not far from DC, I’d love to attend and gain more Photoshop knowledge. If I had a free pass I’m sure I could justify a couple days off work. ;)

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    Mike Haas
    October 20, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    I would love to attend if you wouldn’t mind parting with one of those great passes! I shoot RAW but have been pretty limited to doing a few adjustments in Bridge to get what i want. Love your shots and follow you on twitter..big fan!

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    Gene T
    October 20, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    What time are your presentations at? Depending on the time, I would love to attend.

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    Tony G
    October 20, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Hey Lisa. I think I can come down on Monday afternoon for that one. I need the help in Photoshop. I don’t want to take up a two day so send me a discount code for Monday if that works.

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    October 20, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Hey.. I assume I am too late(just saw the tweet) let me know if I can score a free VIP pass. I live a few miles outside of DC.

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    Joel Housman
    October 20, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Hey Lisa!

    I’m the webmaster/designer for the U.S. Green Building Council ( and live in the area. I would LOVE to stop by to meet you and hear you speak. I’m an amateur photographer who has been taking photo workshops here in the city but I would love to learn more from you during your session. I have experience with Adobe’s Aperture but am trying to learn Lightroom as I want to switch. One of those free passes sure does sound nice :)


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    Derek Jay Steen
    October 20, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    I’m very very far from D.C.

    I can hope that your passes include the rickety boat ride over from Australia. But on the off chance that it doesn’t I guess I’ll just have to wait for the video of your talk. :)

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    October 20, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Do you even have 10 friends in the States? Give me a pass, I’ll go!

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    October 20, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Yes! I live in the DC area and would *love* to come! Pretty please?

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    Mark Chevalier
    October 20, 2009 at 8:29 PM

    The bungie jump did it! If that is what it takes to get the results you do then I am in.

    I live close to DC and would love to attend. I need the training.
    Than you, Mark

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    October 20, 2009 at 10:05 PM

    hey lisa. great gig! but I’m halfway around the world, so, why not make a blogpost telling us about your workflow here? or even get a recording from your gig.

    good luck :)

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    October 22, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    I live in Richmond, VA and my birthday is Nov 2nd! Would love a pass, but may come up for the day regardless. Best of luck in your first PS conference.

    BTW I use PS/LR on a Mac and could use some help on workflow.

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    Tania Slaton
    October 22, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    I would love to attend Photoshop Live. I live in the DC area. Do you have any more passes?

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    October 24, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    If you still have a pass for your workshop, please let me know. Would love to attend.

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    October 26, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Late to the party, but if you happen to have any more passes for your Photoshop Live engagement, I’d love to have one. I live just outside of DC. Thanks!

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    October 28, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    I would love to have an opportunity to win a pass. I am a retired person with a love for photography and for Photoshop. I recently acquired CS4 and bought myself a D90, so I’m prepared to learn, learn, learn.

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    December 22, 2009 at 7:52 AM

    Sounds like a good talk!

    Was it video’d and can it be watched online now? Or will the content make it into a blog post someday? That would be great!

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