"Art - Inspiration - Photoshop"

SPEAKER: Thom Rouse, M. Photog., MEI, Cr., F-ASP

A hybrid program of how to not only get inspired - but how to use inspiration practically to expand your personal creative process. 

Everyone gets inspired, but there are ways to utilize inspiration and create your own art, not just to sit in awe and envy of someone else’s.  

And Photoshop as an artistic medium.  Photoshop techniques that take us beyond just enhancing photographs out of camera -  but for creating within Photoshop.  You’re welcome to bring a laptop and play along.  


- Using all of art history s as a source of inspiration

- How to expand and energize your creative process

- Photoshop as an artistic tool 


Thom Rouse began his career as a portrait and wedding photographer in 1994.  Based near Chicago, he now divides his time between commercial, fine art and commissioned fine art images with his clients as the central subject of his pieces.  His conceptual fine art images utilize real world photographs blended and manipulated to create an alternative to real world perception. Thom also lectures and teaches workshops on topics ranging from Photoshop as an artist’s tool, visual literacy and lighting and posing for figure studies.

Thom holds the PPA Master of Photography degree, the Award of Excellence, the Master of Electronic Imaging degree, and the Photographic Craftsman degree. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Photographers and a member of Camera Craftsman of America.  He has 59 PPA loan Collection images and has won the ASP Gold Medallion twice. He has received five Diamond, four Platinum and two Gold Photographer of the year awards. He has received the Kodak Elite award, the Canon Par Excellence Select Award as well as numerous Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece awards. Thom’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and Europe.

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