Vincent Versace

Vincent Versace

Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. His passion for natural light photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain. Vincent is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History. He is the photographer of Immediate Assistants Medical Rescue Go Team. He was commissioned by the San Francisco Presidio Trust to create a body of photographic work to permanently capture this National Park and Historic Landmark. Vincent's work has been highlighted in American Photo, Popular Photography, The New York Times, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer, Pro Digital Imaging, PDN, What Digital Camera, Petersen's Photographic, PC Camera, Studio Design and Photography, Professional Photographer, Digital Imaging and many more. Nominated multiple times to the Photoshop Hall of Fame, Vincent has been recognized by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals through the creation of the Vincent Versace Award for Digital Photography Excellence. The "Vinnie" is a special category of the Photoshop Guru Awards, considered one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in the international digital imaging industry. He is the author of the best selling books From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black & White Technique Known to Mankind and Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop . His book, Welcome to Oz has been selected as Shutterbug Magazine's best how-to book of the year. Vincent was the original host of the Epson Print Academy and is a member of the Epson Stylus Pros. He is also a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, an Xrite Colorotti, Lexar Elite Photographer, Team NiK Elite Photographer, an American Photo Magazine Mentor Trek and Master Class instructor and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team. He teaches regularly at Photoshop World, B&H, the FBI, US Navy Combat Camera, US Coast Guard, Maine Media Workshops and Palm Beach Photographic Workshops. Vincent's passion for photography dates back more than four decades when, at the age of seven, his wedding-photographer uncle introduced him to the magic of the darkroom. Within two years, he had sold his first photo. Within ten, he had booked his first professional assignment. Today, based in Los Angeles, he divides his time between commercial and fine art photography assignments, teaching, and consulting for such suppliers as Nikon, Epson, Nik, OnOne, X-Rite, Adobe, Westcott and others. Websites: www.versacephotography.com Blog: www.thesunist.com

In his latest class, From Oz to Kansas 2.0, master photographer Vincent Versace takes the student through the various processes and conversion options using both Photoshop and several 3rd party plug-in options. The result is a thorough explanation that yields impressive control over a wide variety of subtle aspects of black and white images converted from color originals. You will learn several conversion techniques and methods for blending various conversions with one another to give you, the artist, a finished image that is the exact image you saw in your mind's eye when you first considered your image. From tradition and theory to practical implementation, From Oz to Kansas 2.0 is exactly the kind of class that has helped Versace develop his loyal following.

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In his latest class, From Oz to Kansas 2.0, master photographer Vincent Versace takes the student through the various processes and conversion options using both Photoshop and several 3rd party plug-in options. The result is a thorough explanation that yields impressive control over a wide variety of subtle aspects of black and white images converted from color originals. You will learn several conversion techniques and methods for blending various conversions with one another to give you, the artist, a finished image that is the exact image you saw in your mind's eye when you first considered your image. From tradition and theory to practical implementation, From Oz to Kansas 2.0 is exactly the kind of class that has helped Versace develop his loyal following.

Learn the new features of NX2 from a professional photographers perspective. Then, go beyond the features and learn to use NX2 as a powerful creative tool to aesthetically enhance your images. This course delivers a unique combination of content and implementation, allowing you to unleash the RAW power of NX2 as well as your creativity

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Learn the new features of NX2 from a professional photographers perspective. Then, go beyond the features and learn to use NX2 as a powerful creative tool to aesthetically enhance your images. This course delivers a unique combination of content and implementation, allowing you to unleash the RAW power of NX2 as well as your creativity

This course is a follow-up to Vincent's earlier course, Retouching a Portrait in 15 Minutes

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This course is a follow-up to Vincent's earlier course, Retouching a Portrait in 15 Minutes

The Basics of Capture NX

with Vincent Versace

Vincent takes a look under the hood of Capture NX. In each lesson, he takes you through how he created, or recreated in Capture NX, each image. This course is designed to get you up to speed with an understanding of both why and how to use the most powerful RAW processor on the market today.

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Vincent takes a look under the hood of Capture NX. In each lesson, he takes you through how he created, or recreated in Capture NX, each image. This course is designed to get you up to speed with an understanding of both why and how to use the most powerful RAW processor on the market today.

Accentuate and perfect each shot by learning how to brighten and enhance features, how to create flawless but believable skin texture, and how to improve overall tone, color and detail to make quality portraits

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Accentuate and perfect each shot by learning how to brighten and enhance features, how to create flawless but believable skin texture, and how to improve overall tone, color and detail to make quality portraits