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Accidental Photographer - Francis Hills - The Tour Begins Today - September 28, 2010

Francis Hills is known as the Accidental Photographer, and for a compelling reason: seven years ago, after losing his job during the dot.com bust, he picked up a point-and-shoot and discovered his true passion. Today, Francis shoots celebrity, fashion and beauty from his New York Studio. A digital photography evangelist, he's worked closely with Hasselblad and Hewlett Packard, giving presentations about his photographic journey and demonstrating high-end digital photography, worldwide. His work is primarily shot on high resolution digital using medium format backs. Francis has appeared numerous times as photographer and judge on Scandinavia's Top Model, Norway's Top Model, Sweden's Top Model (as resident photographer) and TLC's Covershot TV shows. In 2007 Francis had the rare opportunity to fly to Africa and France to take portraits of the enigmatic French Foreign Legion, documenting first hand the Legionnaires for a book and exhibition. His work has appeared in numerous magazines world wide including: Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Essence, Gotham, GQ, Las Vegas, LA Confidential, Ocean Drive, Oprah, Time and Zink.

First Stop - Seattle

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Join renowned celebrity photographer Francis Hills for a 3-hour photographer's workshop where he will demonstrate the digital photo workflow he uses to create iconic images of today's most interesting and influential personalities. In addition to an intimate look at how Hills achieves his unique photographic style, you will learn image capture with SanDisk memory, how to edit, showcase and manage your images with Aperture, and create gallery-quality prints with large format photo printers.

Francis Hills' workshop will demonstrate his photo digital workflow using products from Apple, HP, and SanDisk.

Learn How To:

1. Capture with SanDisk imaging memory cards & readers
2. Refine and manage massive libraries with Aperture.
3. Print with HP DesignJet Large Format printer.

Schedule

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PT)

Location

REI Seattle
Casey Schwabland Conference Room
222 Yale Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Tickets $29.95 - order here

Next Stop - LA

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Date:     September 30th, 2010
Time: 10:00-1:00pm
Location:     Samy's Camera Fairfax Classroom
Instructor:     Francis Hills
Fee:     $25 - order here

Next Stop - Gaithersburg

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Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 -Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Time: 10:00 -1:00 pm
Location:    Mac Business Solutions , 9057 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg MD 20877 (US).
Fee: Free - book place here

Next Stop - New York

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Session 1

Date: Monday, October 11, 2010
Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: B&H Super Store, 420 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Fee: Free - book place here

Session 2

Date: Monday, October 11, 2010
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: B&H Super Store, 420 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Fee: Free - book place here

Next Stop - New York City

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Date: To be determined
Time: As above
Location: Adorama, 42 West 18th Street, New York City, NY 10011
Fee: $25

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