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Ben Willmore
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Attended Minneapolis College of Art & Design
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Photo Week is coming up on creativeLIVE. It's 6 days of nonstop photography education with everything from gear demos to master classes! I'll be teaching a Lightpainting class this Monday at 1:15 PST. Tune in for free while it's live!
<p>Discover the unique art of light painting, and add a new dimension of light painting into your photography. Experienced light painter Ben Willmore will introduce you to the basics of light painting in this fun and informative class. You’ll learn which tools and settings to use to get your desired effect and how different light sources can be used to produce dramatically different looks. <p>Learn how to combine an interesting subject, inexpe...
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Hi gang! It's time for another update, and this time it's a gear update! As you may know, I have been a Canon shooter for years and I've really enjoyed using Canon gear. However, I've been giving my setup a lot of thought, and have been doing a ton of research, and I finally came to the ...
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I would love to here your review on the Sony Ben. When you made the move it must have been for a good reason.
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I'm going live in 20 minutes! Join me for my "Post Processing for Outdoor & Travel Photographers" class. https://www.creativelive.com/live2
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On Monday morning (PST) I'll be kicking off my 3-day online class: "Post Processing for Outdoor & Travel Photographers." Watch for free while its live and learn how get create spectacular results like the before & after here. This image was shot in Great Smoky Mountains National Park last fall.   Learn more or enroll: https://www.creativelive.com/courses/post-processing-outdoor-and-travel-photographers-ben-willmore
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Here's a mini post on what I'm up to and why we haven't been on the road lately: http://digitalmastery.com/a-mini-update-from-florida/
Hi all! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! Things have been pretty low key here over the past few weeks, but I wanted to give a mini update anyway. First of all, if you read this blog often, you know that I've been based in the greater Tampa area for a while.
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Ben how about a pic of your new vintage project I'm doing a 1987 34ft pace arrow I'll send a pic when I get it painted next week or two
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Going live in one hour! Join me online for some Photoshop Fundamentals! https://www.creativelive.com/live1
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Enjoyed the class, +Ben Willmore. Thanks! 
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Blog post up, on this past week's travel and training, as well as an upcoming Photoshop event! http://digitalmastery.com/travels-training-events/
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New blog post up, featuring... textures! I just released some new texture packs, and posted lots of fun before & afters in the post: http://digitalmastery.com/bens-texture-packs-now-available/
Hi Gang! I'm excited to announce the launch of my new Texture Packs, a series of products I've been working on for some time now. Adding texture overlays to your photos, graphics and illustrations is a great way to add depth and really unify the image. It can be difficult to find (or make) ...
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Do you use Lightroom? If so, open it and take a look at the right side of the Library module where you see the Keyword List. What does it look like? 

If it doesn't look like something you are proud of, then tune-in today at CreativeLIVE.com to see how you should setup your keywording to get the most out of Lightroom. 

I can't wait to show you what I've been working on.

The screen shot here only shows the tiniest hint of what I have in store for you. I've been working on a system to organize all my images so I can find any image in less than three seconds (any of 200,000 images total). 

This is part of my "Post Processing for Outdoor & Travel Photographers" class and we go live in 30 minutes (9 am PST) and it's free to watch while it's live. Hope to see you there! 
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Beginning to sort out the keyword list. Need more hours per day
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I ran across this image while keywording some older photos and thought you might like it.

This is a morning shot of Bagan in Myanmar that I captured a few years ago. There are 2229 temples and pagodas to be found in this ancient city. 

I returned to Myanmar earlier this year, but didn't get a chance to make it back to Bagan.
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This was one of my favorite photos during your Kelby photoshop seminar I attended a few years back.
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Tomorrow, I'll be teaching a Photoshop Fundamentals online class, which is part of creativeLIVE's "Adobe Creative Apps Starter Kit" week. Tune in and watch for free while it's live! https://www.creativelive.com/courses/adobe-photoshop-cc-ben-willmore
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Here's my latest light painting. It's a 1936 GMC Pickup Truck. I captured it darn near three weeks ago, but hadn't had a chance to process the images.
It's not quite "done" yet... here's what I want to do:
1) Darken interior
2) even out brightness of front fender
3) Match color between front and rear fenders
4) retouch out a few bright reflections in the paint
5) brighten roof in center
I'm done working on it for today... so those changes will have to wait until I next feel like working the image... but I thought it was far enough along to share it with you.
If you want to try your first light painting... then download the free sample PDF from my eBook on the Fine Art of Lightpainting here... it has enough detail to get you started: http://digitalmastery.com/lightpaintebook/
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Without a doubt, when your finished it will be even more awesome than now. After all, you ARE the master at creat great works of art with your post work. Thanks for sharing and providing inspiration.
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The Open Road
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Minneapolis, MN - Boulder, CO - Nederland, CO
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Nomadic photographer and photoshop hack.
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A crazy dude who sold his house and all his possessions (except laptop and camera) in 2006 and has been living a mobile lifestyle ever since. He tends to blab about Photoshop when prompted.
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Escaped routine, vectored his own trail and haven't looked back.
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  • Minneapolis College of Art & Design
    Studio Arts
  • University of Minnesota
    Applied Design
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