Photoshop World and a new cause.

I just got back from Photoshop World in Las Vegas (yep, it was a blowout) and just as I suspected I have gotten little sleep since.  I knew I would O.D. on all the visual and auditory stimuli.  And I did.  But what a great overdose.

While at PSW I realized that there is a gigantic community of photographers, teachers, and artists all looking for inspiration, and knowledge.   Artists are endlessly restless and seemingly hell bent on finding new ways to express their vision.

I am no different.  I went to seminars and talked to other photographers and vendors and teachers.  It was pretty amazing.  What I discovered is that we all have unique ways of thinking, problem solving and creating.  I realized that there is a huge need and demand for knowledge, teaching and sharing.

So I made a decision to share what I have learned in 25+ years of photography with anyone who is interested.  So I am embarking on a new journey to help spread the love.  I want to be a open book and I will do my very best to share what I know.

It is a great way to give back to a industry that has allowed me unimaginable creative freedom, support and fulfillment.

I hope you check back.  This feels good.

Tweet Chat Image

 

 

 

Hey everyone.  Hope you have a chance to participate in our tweet chat.  Here is a set of images that were used for a composite of a 59′ Chevy I originally shot on Abbott Kinney in Venice.  You can see the elements used to create two different background and skies.  See ya’ll on twitter in a few.Image

Kristin Armstrong and University of Idaho

 

We had another opportunity to work with the great 2 time Olympic Gold Medalist, Kristin Armstrong for a campaign for University of Idaho.  It was great teaming up with her and the creatives at Davies Moore on this project.

This time we wanted to place Kristin in the heart of London, overlooking this amazing city.  This will be her last games.  We will really miss rooting for our hometown girl.  But she has provided years of excitement and we couldn’t be prouder of her and her amazing accomplishments.

The images are currently in print and on the U of I website.

Tips, trends and techniques in commercial composite photography

Hey everybody, hope you can join my Tweetchat, see announcement below.

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Join our tweetchat on the tips, trends and techniques in commercial composite photography, sponsored by Tri-Digital Group.  Engage with award-winning photographer Greg Sims in discussing cutting-edge techniques such as creating compelling background plates, exposing images for composite, and how to view the world with a compositer’s eye.  Bring your questions!

  • Tues Sept 18, 2012,  1pm PT/ 4pm ET

1. Create a Twitter account.
2. Go http/tweetchat.com use hashtag #gregsims

Chat transcript will be posted here.

Greg’s bio:  Greg is commercial photographer in Boise, ID.   His work has been showcased on Photoshop.com, and recipient of four Photo District News awards, and two Kodak gallery awards.  Greg’s clients have included Albertson’s, SuperValue, Hewlett Packard, Air National Guard, Houston Texans, Pearl Izuni, among others.