Thursday, 22 April 2010

From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success

So a volcano erupts in Iceland and Europe grinds to a halt. OK that’s a bit of an over exaggeration but it’s certainly thrown a light on just how much we rely on air travel.

The ash cloud floating over parts of Europe has meant many peoples week in the sun has turned into a longer and potentially much more expensive stay away from home. For many more, it’s become an unwelcome road trip across Europe that’s cost them £000’s.

But as they say, one man's problem is another man's opportunity. For me that’s exactly how things might turn out.

Next Tuesday sees the Photovision Roadshow arrive in Hatfield, Hertfordshire (here’s the Photovision link). This one of my favourite events, partly because the road shows are less crowded then the big events like Focus, but mostly because they have some excellent free seminars.

One of the star speakers is Photoshop expert Guy Gowan. Unfortunately Guy has been stuck somewhere in Europe and may not be able to make it back in time for the Roadshow. That means there’s a spare lecture slot and I’ve been approached to fill it.

Sadly for me I get the feeling that by Tuesday everything’s going to pretty much back to normal and Guy will make his flight, but I’m feeling pretty chuffed to be asked to fill his shoes.

Although the Photovision Road shows are open to any photographer, both professional and amateur, the show is defiantly geared towards wedding and portrait photographers. Currently I don’t have an off the peg lecture that really fits that bill, so I’ve been busy pulling a few ideas together.

Here’s a portrait retouching before and after sample from the talk.

Even if I’m not giving a talk I’ll be attending the road show. Come and find me on the Photovision shop stand. I’ll be there with my laptop answering questions on photography and Photoshop


Manuel said...

Hi Gavin,
I can see you've been using pp, it's great for the eyes and saves lots of time. I bought it a few weeks ago after your mention. My studio/portrait work it's aimed at hairstyling and the latest shoot was very well received by two magazine editors so far.
Just wanted to thank you for all your tips and videos.


SZIKOSZA said...

Hi Gavin,

let us know if you will hosting one of the seminars :) It would be a pleasure to see you there :) Will try to make it.


Gavin Hoey Training said...


It now looks like I wont know for sure until an hour before the lecture time.

Lory said...

It was very nice to meet you today and FWIW, I'd have definitely preferred a tutorial done by you any day!

Gavin Hoey Training said...

Hi Lory
Thanks for the vote of support :-)

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