PRESS RELEASE: Kubota Image Tools Launches New "Artist Series" Of Instructional Style Books And DVDs With Premier Edition From Childrens Photographer Tamara Lackey
Tamara Lackey, widely praised for her award-winning child portraits, shares her step-by-step process, actions and tips for achieving stunning portraits
Bend, OR – AUGUST 30, 2010 – Kubota Image Tools, provider of photographer-empowering creative imaging tools, workflow-saving solutions and educational offerings for photographers of all levels, today announced availability of the “Kubota Artist Series Style Book & DVD Tutorial, Artist: Tamara Lackey” instructional guide for photographers interested in improving their portrait work through smarter use of Photoshop.
Ideal for the consummate portrait professional looking for inspiration or for those looking to expand their business into the lucrative market of child portraits, Lackey‘s step-by-step guide is perfect for users of all skill levels. In addition to the hardcover, comprehensive style book featuring before and after comparisons that detail the actions used to create the finished work, Kubota Image Tools includes a DVD with a tutorial exploring the entire process from captured image to final print, and downloads for Lackey’s Action formulas.
“Child portraits are deeply satisfying for me as a photographer and for the families that treasure them. They mark a stage in each child’s life that is gone too quickly, and you never want to feel like you missed an opportunity to make that image better,” said Lackey. “I approach post-processing as a means to finishing an image that I often see as only partially-created at capture. Kevin and the Kubota Image Tools team are pioneers in post-processing automation, and leaders in industry innovation. To have that capability at my fingertips allows me to create whatever look works best and tweak as desired.”
In addition to a walk-through of Lackey’s digital workflow, the included tutorial DVD will help photographers with tips on how to manage their youthful subjects. Whether identifying useful poses, inventive tactics to spark a smile or quiet a rowdy child, Lackey’s entire approach to children’s portraiture is on display.
“Tamara Lackey was a natural choice to be our first featured artist,” said Kubota Image Tools Idea Guy Kevin Kubota. “Her fresh and friendly family photography is beautiful and inspiring, and she loves to teach and share. Her edition of our Artist Series is a perfect way for other photographers to learn what she does behind the scenes to create her fantastic images.”
“Kubota Artist Series Style Book & DVD Tutorial, Artist: Tamara Lackey” is available through the Kubota Image Tools website at http://kubotaimagetools.com/store/catalog/product_16353_Kubota_Artist_Series_Style_Book__Tamara_Lackey_cat_295.html at a price of $125.
This new learning package will be available alongside popular Kubota Image Tools educations tools including the Digital Bootcamp Book, Kevin Kubota’s own Kubota Artist Series Style Book, the Kubota Lightroom 3 Workflow eClass, and the award-winning Kubota RAW Workflow for Lightroom 2.
About Kubota Image Tools
Bend, OR-based Kubota Image Tools is the source for time-saving and award-winning image-enhancing Photoshop® Actions and Lightroom® Presets and presenters of inspiring international workshops designed to empower professional photographers. The workflow-saving offerings grew from the digital experience of Kevin Kubota who began pioneering the field of completely digital wedding photography in the 1990s.
As the President and Owner of Kubota Photo Design Inc., Kevin has been working with Photoshop and as a digital/computer educator since 1993. Kevin shares his experience with other photographers through the award-winning Digital Photography Bootcamp®, which has trained thousands of photographers to make the digital transition while empowering them with improved creative control and proven management practices to drive success. Kevin also presents seminars on digital imaging, workflow and Photoshop techniques for professional photographers for national associations such as WPPI, PPA and many state associations.
As the author of the book Digital Photography Boot Camp: A Step-by-Step Guide for Professionals (now in its second edition), published by Amherst Media, Kevin continues to make his vast experience available to the photographic community through his ever evolving blog.
(First posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 16:43 EDT)