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Julianne Kost to speak on 'Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography'

February 18, 2011

Jessica H. Reed

Light Work will present a lecture on digital imaging in the arts with Julianne Kost, an internationally renowned expert on Adobe Photoshop, on Thursday, March 3 at 6 p.m in Watson Auditorium.

kostKost joined Adobe in 1992. She learned her craft through hands-on experience and now serves as the “Senior Digital Imaging Evangelist.” In the lecture she will discuss Photoshop and other Adobe software from an insider perspective as both an artist and Digital Imaging Evangelist. She will also talk about her photo series and book “Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking” (O’Reilly Media, 2006). This event is co-sponsored by Syracuse University’s Division of Student Affairs.

In her work, Kost is able to combine a passion for photography and a mastery of digital imaging techniques. With a degree in psychology, she finds within herself the raw components of visual emotion. For Kost, a computer isn’t merely a shortcut for what is possible with a camera, but is about exploring what is possible in no other medium and taking advantage of the flexibility and options for creative exploration.

As the Digital Imaging Evangelist at Adobe—focused on Lightroom and Photoshop—Kost’s role includes customer education, product development and market research for photography, digital imaging and illustration. She is the founder of, publisher of the Daily Photoshop Tip and the host of “The Complete Picture,” a bimonthly instructional training program featuring Lightroom and Photoshop on Adobe TV. In addition, she is a frequent contributor to several publications, a speaker at numerous conferences and industry events and a guest lecturer at distinguished photography workshops and fine art schools around the world. She has had several exhibits of her work, as well as published numerous articles on Photoshop and Lightroom in books, magazines and online. She holds an A.A. in fine art photographyr and a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

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