Texas School 2018

April 22-27, 2018 Addison, Texas


Suzette Allen Cr.Photog., CPP, API

Take a journey of discovery to reignite your creativity- to figure out what you truly love to create! Not just what you have always done, or felt expected to do, or what pays the bills. (...or what you see others producing). Our passion and delight for photography is rekindled as we are willing to take the journey of self-discovery and introspection and find out what is our ͞bliss͟ or natural essence. We will explore and develop what makes us feel creatively alive! ͞

"In my journey, I learned to give myself permission to create fresh work, to pursue a fresh perspective or approach that inspired me! I focused on ͞my bliss͟ which involved photographing flowers, beautiful places and light, painterly enhancements and storytelling, with stills and even some motion (video). What happened was a total shift from stale to innovative, blah to colorful, boring to compelling, and it changed my attitude from avoidance to motivation and self-criticism to creative confidence"    -Suzette Allen

Join Suzette on the journey of discovering your own bliss and enjoy some fun, creative projects to create fresh work, and bring a growth spurt in your imaging skills too. You will learn more Photoshop, mixer brush painting, compositing, creative presentation and even a bit of motion. It’s a beautiful time to be creative and develop your visual voice—by finding and following YOUR bliss!



Texas School Class Requirements:

COMPUTER: Laptop or Desktop Photoshop CC (trial is ok) Lightroom CC (trial is ok) i5 processor (minimum), i7 processor preferred.

Minimum 8 gig RAM

Minimum 10 gigs free hard drive space.

Mouse required. NO touchpads or trackpads please.

Wacom tablet (or similar brand) is required for painting.

Pro Show Web (free trial is ok) no limit or deadline on trial, from http://photodex.com.


Computer with Photoshop and Lightroom LOADED AND ACTIVATED BEFORE COMING TO CLASS. Trial versions are fine as long as you are still in the 30 day window. You should also have at least 10 gigs of free space on your internal hard drive. ProShowWeb.com, or a trial version (no expiration), is vital for the slide shows. Just create an account and log in! (helpful to do before class since it requires an email confirmation and online activation)

DSLR or DSLM that will shoot stills and video. We will have a few Panasonic Lumix m mirrorless cameras if your camera will not shoot video. Be sure to bring your CF/SD cards and a card reader.

** Computer note: We will be editing and watching VIDEO which takes a lot of processor speed. Please bring the most current or fastest computer you have. Many laptops do not have the ability to process video and it is very frustrating to not be able to keep up!

If you have questions on specs, please email Jon at the address below or call him at 916-710-0706

Bring a set of earbuds or headphones so we can all concentrate when everyone is listening to music to pick out for shows and videos!

If you have a tripod, bring it, and don't forget the mounting plate. A monopod will work, but tripod is better.

If you have any questions please email suzette@suzetteallen.com or jon@suzetteallen.com.

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Suzette Allen is a long- time Photoshop instructor and Hybrid pioneer who continues to reinvent herself to stay current with the changing landscape of photography. Majoring on creativity and innovation, as well as embracing technology has become a hallmark of her style and a continual driving force toward sharing her creativity with the world.

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