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Levi Sim
Works at SDesigns Photography
Attended Bridgerland Applied Technology College
Lived in Lake Oswego, OR
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Did you know that your camera inherently fouls up your pictures? You know about a few obvious things like lens distortion, but did you know about infrared and the terrible things it does to colors? Yeah, me neither. That's why I'm glad Jeff Stephens from Athentech Imaging is joining us this month. He's going to help us understand how our cameras make problems for us, and how we can conquer them both while shooting and with software tools like Lightroom and Perfectly Clear. Jeff is a software engineer for Perfectly Clear, which is a tool I use daily to make my pictures look more lifelike. We can't wait to have you join us to learn these skills.

Join regular hosts +Rob Sylvan and +Levi Sim live to ask questions and be entered to win some terrific prizes, too.
This episode will be useful for all levels of Lightroom users from beginner to advanced.

Tune in Live to enter the drawing for some terrific prizes from our sponsors.

We'll see you here on Monday the 1st.

Hosts Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim hangout every month exploring Lightroom to help you smooth your workflow and finish your photographs with the vision in your mind's eye.

Brought to you by Athentech, makers of Perfectly Clear, and Drobo, which provides the simplest tools for backing up your photos.
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Lightroom Hangout: Lies Cameras Tell Part II
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At Level 9 ~ Last night in Minneapolis

I often hunt for silhouettes at this location but it's rare to see subjects who stand out. Last night, a small group of elegant women with beautiful outfits suddenly appeared. It took a few minutes until I was able to isolate one in my frame at the right moment. A little patience, et voila!

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If you've never attended +Matthew Jordan Smith's classes, then this is your chance. If you have attended, then you know he's one of the most generous teachers in the world. I can't wait for this one!
 
Have you ever wanted to drop onto the set of a top pro and see how things really run for a shoot?  Matthew Jordan Smith is going to join us live from Tokyo and walk us through some recent projects.  

Learn how to plan for a shoot, get practical tips on gear setup, and how to manage clients and talent during the shoot.  We'll also explore tethering and onset processing using Lightroom and Perfectly Clear for instant access to polished photos.

Matthew will discuss editorial shooting challenges and how to manage shoots where the client is present.  If you've ever wondered how a pro does it.. don't miss this free event.  

This event is brought to you by Photofocus and Perfectly Clear

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Matthew Jordan Smith is an American photographer based in Los Angeles. He has photographed some of the most famous people in the world – including the President of Iceland, Oprah Winfrey, and the richest man in the world, Carlos Slim. He is best known for his portraits of celebrities, actors, and models. His client list include Olay, Pantene, Revlon, Sony Entertainment, HBO and Showtime. His celebrity clients include Angela Bassett, Tyra Banks, Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin and many more.

Matthew launched his career as a photographer in New York City, shooting for major magazines and advertising agencies, and in his spare time he focuses on personal projects. On February 16, 2015, (Presidents' Day) Oro Editions/ Goff Press published Matthew’s third book, Future American President; 50 States, 100 Families, Infinite Dreams. Future American President features portraits of children from 100 families and from every state in America. The goal of Matthew's third book is to inspire every child to dream big knowing they have infinite possibilities. He is currently working on a new project inspired by his travels to Asia.
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Running a Professional Photo Shoot with Matthew Jordan Smith
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I"m excited to show you how simple it is to use Perfectly Clear to prepare my family photos for sharing. To me, touching up studio pictures I've made is no great chore for an app--I got it mostly done in camera. It's these pictures I shot in the dark of my kid visiting Santa, or the family dinner, etc that really need some magic, and we're going to show you just how to do it.
 
Levi and Richard will show some basic as well as advanced techniques in fixing your Holiday and Vacation photos. Tune in live for some great giveaways including Perfectly Clear software. 

We’ll see you here on Wednesday the 27th! 10 PST, 11 MST, 12 CST, 1 EST
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Fixing Holiday & Vacation Photos with Richard Harrington and Levi Sim
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Photofocus Hangout: Retouching Like a Pro, with @amesphoto and @PhotoLevi

You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN).…
You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help...
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First Impressions: Hasselblad's Mirrorless X1D by @PhotoLevi on @Photofocus #X1D #hasselblad #

Hasselblad has made some of the finest cameras since the 1950’s, and their newest camera looks like it fits with their reputation for quality and simplicity. The recently announced X1D stands out from all other medium format cameras because it is…
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Is @on1photo's "Photo RAW Project" the future of market research? by @PhotoLevi on @Photofocus

ON1 recently announced their upcoming software, Photo RAW, and it sounds like it may be a really good solution for most photographers (read more about the features here). They are striving to make the best RAW photo editor, which is a big claim. However,…
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I'll be there on Oct. 15, and it's going to be awesome! Receive $100 off today for a limited time with code JARDIN100 at registration. I'll see you in NYC! www.outofnewyork.com
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I have long list of people who are my 'Favorite People', but the list shortens significantly for my 'Very Favorite People.' Well, next Monday I get to spend an hour with two of my Very Favorite People ( +Rob Sylvan  and +Pete Collins​) discussing photography and demonstrating Lightroom, and I'd be tickled if you'd consider joining us, too. It's free, the folks are great, and Perfectly Clear​ is providing prizes...

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This'll be a good one! we're going to show you how to quickly finish off all those holiday pictures your in-laws are probably asking you for about now. Plus, tune in live to be entered in our drawing to win a license of Perfectly Clear. See you next Friday!
 
Okay...  you made it through the holiday season... chances are you have a ton of photos that you've taken of your family and your trip.  Now its time to get those images organized and processed to look their best.

This webinar will help you get your holiday and vacation photos looking great.  you'll learn how to.

Backup images to multiple hard drives
Set up an organized folder structure to make it easy to find things
Take advantage of cloud-based backup for those precious moments
Quickly fix your images using Photoshop, Lightroom, or a new app called LUCiD
Tackle 20 image problems in just a couple of clicks.

We’ll see you here on Wednesday the 27th! 10 PST, 11 MST, 12 CST, 1 EST
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Fixing Holiday & Vacation Photos with Richard Harrington and Levi Sim
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+Kevin Ames is a fine photographer, and a terrific teacher. I'm excited to learn from him the techniques for real, professional portrait retouching. See you next week!
 
+Kevin Ames  makes beautiful portraits for private and corporate clients, and knows the ins and outs of finishing and retouching portraits. He does it efficiently, naturally, and repeatably and in this webinar he's going to help us learn how to make our portraits look their best. He'll use Lightroom, Photoshop, and Perfectly Clear, and you'll come away with solid techniques for finishing your portraits, too.

We'll be giving away a copy of Perfectly Clear for Lightroom and Photoshop, must be tuned in live to win. You can ask questions and interact live.

+Levi Sim will be hosting and helping manage the questions and drawing the winner. We can't wait to see you on the 30th!
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Photofocus Hangout: Portrait Retouching Like a Pro, with Kevin Ames
Wed, December 30, 2015, 1:00 PM
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I'll be there! +Mel Torrie , you free to watch?
 
One of the most important choices you can make when creating your HDR photograph is how to use all of the exposure information.  This is where Tone Mapping and Exposure Fusion come in.

Join us for this informative hangout where we'll showcase top techniques from three HDR photographers. You'll learn from Ron Pepper, Scott Wyden Kivowitz, and Rich Harrington
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Photographer: I help you show your character to your family, to the world, and to your clients.
Employment
  • SDesigns Photography
    Photographer/Owner, 2009 - present
  • FreeMotion Fitness
    Engineer, 2007 - 2010
  • Black Warrior Wireline
    Wireline Operator, 2006 - 2007
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Lake Oswego, OR - Colorado Springs - Bragg Creek, Alberta - Logan, Utah - Fort Walton Beach, FL - Mascouta, IL - Dayton, OH - Roosevelt, UT - Rexburg, ID - Baoding, Hebei, PRC - Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Tainan, Taiwan - Pingdong, Taiwan
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435-535-1501, 971-238-9972
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I'm just crazy about making pictures, and helping other learn to make their pictures better, too.
Introduction
I'm the Levi who is a Photographer in Lake Oswego, Oregon, previously of Logan, Utah. I'm the Levi who wears hats. I'm the Levi who makes Steve Jobs tribute portraits after the style of Albert Watson. I'm the Levi who grew up in Colorado Springs. I'm the Levi who was a park ranger, soda jerk, lab assistant, curator, adventure guide, foreign English teacher, Taiwan missionary, wood shop manager, buffalo meat company manager, wireline hand, electronics engineer, and world traveler. Did I mention I'm a photographer?
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I have a wonderful set of people who support me from my wife to my business advisors to my club members in the Portland PAC
Education
  • Bridgerland Applied Technology College
    Instructor, Photography, 2009 - 2013
  • Cache Valley Center for the Arts
    Instructor, Photography, 2012 - 2013
  • Air Academy High School
    Photography and science, 1995 - 1999
  • BYU-Idaho
    Geology, Mandarin, Education, 1999 - 2005
  • HeBei Agricultural University
    Instructor, 2005 - 2006
  • Uintah Basin Applied Technology College
    Woodworking, 2007 - 2007
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The service was very courteous, and even went above and beyond for my little girl, bringing extra food more to her liking gratis. The food itself was very authentic and delicious. We had cashew chicken and pork strips with garlic and enjoyed them both. Servings were generous. We ordered the two dishes and had plenty to bring home. The spring rolls were made fresh. The hot and sour soup was the best I've ever had--truly sour, so be aware! Kids loved watching them cook the food through the windows in the kitchen, and everything was very clean and fresh. our dishes were both under $10 at dinner time. Decor was newish, and the booths were all nicely furnished and actually quite comfortable. It's a nice atmosphere, and fairly quiet. We'll be going back for sure.
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Getting ready for Church Sunday morning I found a lump on my stomach. I was so anxious I couldn't sit through the service, and was so relieved to find that Portland Urgent Care was open on Sunday. I arrived to a kind welcome from Amanda and was seen right away. Farm, the Medical Assistant, was personable and gentle, and so empathetic it put me right at ease. When P.A. Rafkind came in, his easy manner and experienced discussion drove all discomfort out of my mind--I knew I was in good hands. After all this, they went even further and did price shopping for me to make sure that the extra care I needed would be as small a burden as possible; for a guy who is self-employed, uninsured, and new to the area, this was the greatest gift they could have given me. And yet, my experience doesn't end there! After getting results from the radiologists, P.A. Rafkind searched and found me a surgeon to finalize my care. This is a team of people who aren't interested in merely treating symptoms; they go the extra mile to ensure the health and peace of mind of their clients.
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