For many years, you’ve been able to drive to Apple Valley and bring your Photography/Software/Art topics to Rikk’s office for live support. For some of you, you’ve had me come into your home, business or even the middle of a national park to get much-needed live support. These two options weren’t practical for everyone and the need is so great, I felt I had to do something. Today, I am pleased to announce that I am extending live support offerings to include online support at Rikk’s virtual office.
Welcome to Rikk’s Virtual Live Support Center
Using Adobe Connect, either through a web interface or the free Adobe Connect app (browser extension), Rikk’s office can come to you. A quick download and 60 seconds is all it takes to get your computer securely connected to mine so that we can: see and hear each other, see each other’s screens, exchange information and links and more importantly, record the session for playback at a later date. We can even conduct classroom-style sessions with many users in a single connect session!
I am still working out the pricing and policies for the support options but what is posted on my website will be valid through 3/31/2018. Notably, I have changed my minimums for online support. Rather than a two hour minimum, I will be having a one hour minimum for online support. If we can answer you fast and I don’t’ have to leave my office, it just makes sense to make it a little easier on your wallet! The two hour minimum will remain for in-office and your-location support.
Contact me via my website to set up a local, remote or online session today!
Rikk Flohr © 2017
A great deal for Photographers who previously could not qualify for the Photographer’s Bundle. Act now, there are only 13 days to get in on this deal!
“For a limited time, you can join a special Creative Cloud plan. It includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available, 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration, and a Behance ProSite. And it’s just US $9.99/month when you sign up for a one-year plan, but you need to join by December 2, 2013. Questions? See our FAQ and terms.”
Rikk Flohr © 2013
When Model Alemari approached me about shooting a pulp fiction-style cover I had to admit I was intrigued. She showed up with books of covers and poses marked with sticky notes. With her wardrobe and my props we managed to get the scene above captured in-studio on white seamless.
The finished retouch of the model ended up like this. We decided to go for a painterly, illustrative look with the exaggerated contrast, the stylized look and the beefy flesh tones. It closely matches the art of the genre and the time period. Next we had to hunt for a suitable backdrop into which to ensconce her.
This ship interior turned out to be a good option. An HDR exposure captured hand-held during the floating museum’s hours offered a great scene but needed a little help. The problem with places open to the public is they are well kept. We needed a more distressed location: enter the photo-editing software…
With some help from Adobe, Nik, Alien Skin and a couple of others, we managed to create a gritty and perilous environment into which to drop the dagger-wielding Alemari. As a preliminary concept image it isn’t bad. Now, what to do with those other dozens of poses…
Rikk Flohr © 2013
Rikk Flohr and Laurie Hernandez are excited to announce a new Twin Cities-based photography workshop called Ghostography™
Ghostography is about taking your image captures of family and friends and converting them into spectral creatures. The workshop features live model shoots, multiple camera and Photoshop techniques, a sample stock library and written instructions. It is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit, if you get my drift.
Full details can be found at our website.
© Rikk Flohr 2012
Ghostography™ is a trademark of Rikk Flohr and Laurie Hernandez
The promotional pricing for current CS users who upgrade to Adobe® Creative Cloud™ ends August 31.
If you’ve been on the fence waiting for a deal, this is it. Gain access to all the software Adobe is offering through the Creative Cloud program for a low-introductory price. Photoshop, Lightroom, Acrobat and a host of others are waiting for your subscription download!
Click the graphic above for details.
Rikk Flohr © 2012
Greetings all. If you are in or near the San Francisco bay area between now and August 6th, stop in see the very cool Photoshop Pop-up store. Over the past few days we have had very cool workshops, photo shoots, photo walks, and print events by Canon and Universal. Most of my days are spent helping people with Lightroom workflow and Photoshop techniques for improving photos. In the future there will be some studio shooting and general photography tips.
So, if you would like a workflow makeover, learn how to leverage Lightroom as an image editor, how to print from Lightroom or just whether you even need Lightroom (Hint: You do), stop on by and I will take you through a customized tour.
Of course we sprinkle some Photoshop techniques and Digital Photography tips in as well.
More info on the Photoshop Pop-up store here.
Rikk Flohr © 2011
If you are passing through the San Francisco area, stop in at the Photoshop Store and say hello. I will be stationed there to help with your photography and Lightroom questions for the next two weeks. Maybe we will crop something or a whole lotta somethings?
Rikk Flohr © 2011