Posts Tagged ‘digital photography’

Scott Kelby Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers Seminar Tour DC Convention Center March 1, 2010

February 1, 2010 1 comment


Scott Kelby’s Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers Seminar Tour is coming to the Washington, D.C. Convention Center on March 1, 2010.  I enjoyed his CS4 Killer Tips and Tricks so much that I will definitely be in attendance to get more tips and tricks.

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April Sims at Skip’s Summer School photography seminar

August 18, 2009 3 comments

I am currently attending Skip’s Summer School (photography seminar), located at the beautiful MGM Grand Las Vegas, 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

There are so many inspiring speakers at the seminar.  The great thing about all the teachers is they are all photographers.  I am rejuvenated by all the inspiring speakers as well as the testimonials of other seminar participants.

I had the pleasure of taking pictures (see below) with some of the photographers.

AprilandDaneSanders.jpg picture by April0416

April Sims and Dane Sanders

Clutching my autogaphed copy of Fast Track Photography by Dane Sanders after sharing a few tears with Dane.  His story and his passion and willingness to help other touched me deeply.

AprilandRonDawson.jpg picture by April0416

April Sims and Ron Dawson

AndyJohn-BambiCantrell-AprilSims.jpg picture by April0416

Andy John Bambi Cantrell April Sims

All of the above photography by

I am sitting in class right now so I have to run.  More to come so stay tuned.


Alexandria, Virginia Photo Shoot with Stephanie Dang

July 26, 2009 1 comment

I attended the DC Photo Shootout in Alexandria, Virginia. The shootout consisted of 50 area photographers getting together to learn as well as teach lighting, posing, panning, customer service and more.

Stephanie Dang (model featured in image above) was one of three models that participated in the event. Above is my favorite images from that shoot.

photography: April Sims
model: Stephanie Dang

make-up:  Crystal Hannon

© 2009 April Sims


Down and Dirty Tricks with Adobe Photoshop CS4 seminar

May 10, 2009 2 comments

Friday, May 8, 2009 I attended the Down & Dirty Tricks Photoshop CS4 seminar at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The initial cost for the seminar was $99 but I received a discount for being a member of National Association of Photoshop Professionals and early registration, which brough my total down to $69. The seminar was from 10 am – 5pm. The key presenter was Scott Kelby himself. This was my first time attending a Photoshop seminar by Scott Kelby.

I thought the price was really cheap and knew I would learn a few things BUT walked away with a wealth of knowledge. Far more than I could have ever imagined.

The seminar outline was as follows

* layers and compositing techiniques
* designing with type
* Photoshop down & dirty tricks
* Photoshop killer tips
* Tricks of the Trade

Any of the above would have been worth the $99 cover charge.

I highly recommend this seminar when it comes to a town near you.

Here is a link to Scott Kelby’s site:

April Sims
Photographer & Digital Artist
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A Few Images from Elissa DeSouza Photoshoot

April 26, 2009 2 comments

photography: April Sims
model: Elissa DeSouza
hair/make-up: Kim Gray

© 2009 April Sims


Lamont Carey Photo Shoot

Last night was absolutely gorgeous out. I took advantage of the evening by capturing still images of my friend Lamont Carey.

Images from my photo session with Lamont Carey.

Lamont Carey is the Executive Director, Executive Producer and Creator of

Laws of the Street

You may have also seen Lamont Carey on HBO’s ‘Def Poetry’ and HBO’s ‘The Wire’

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