Media praise for Window Seat
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"...one of the more profound Photoshop and photography related books I've seen in many years, yet has the least amount of technical content...While she has educated many thousands of photographers on Adobe's flagship software through various Photoshop conferences, workshops, and a DVD series from Software Cinema), the real meat of her book is a plainspoken treatise on how to stay fresh and creative, even in the face of your fears or while mired in the prosaic grind of the workaday world."
-- , Professional Photographer
"[This book] will stand out among photography books for the sheer brilliance of the photography within its pages...if youre looking for a fascinating concept of images, insight into streamlining your digital sight, and letting your imagination run, then Kosts book will do exactly what she wanted...Kost has taken to heart her love of photography and used every artery available to produce a book that will not only open an artists eyes to the beauty of photography, but will also give that artist a taste of what its like to capture what no one else sees."
-- , BlogCritics.org
"If you have never worked with Curves in Photoshop or other more elaborate refinements, this book will give you a leg-up in those areas. This was, in fact, unexpected when first glancing through the pages. Lots of before and after are included along with good graphs for extrapolating the processes. Any photographer can benefit from this book and will enjoy the visuals as well as the text."
-- , Spartanburg Mac User Group (SMUG)
"There is a Zen principal that says if you seek enlightenment, you will not be able to find it, but that if you just let things come, enlightenment will also come. Don't read this book looking to develop your creativity. Instead, look at the pictures, slowly and carefully, and enjoy them. Read what the author has to say but don't try to mine the words. To your surprise, you might enjoy the pictures. And when you are finished you just might find you've tweaked your creativity."
-- , Amazon.com
"For those who like coffee table books as conversation starters, this book will easily draw attention to itself - no matter where it flops open to - and a love of Photography and Photoshop. The pictures paint a familiar portrait for anyone whose flown on an airplane, staring out the window. Along with the photography, the author also describes a number of the Photoshop techniques she used to bring the pictures to life, with a number of before and after shots. She also lets you in on - I'm guessing all of - the "secrets" to capturing images from the window seat of an airplane."
-- , wuehler.com
"Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking is a complete view of a creative project from the artist's perspective. Julieanne Kost, a Photoshop and creative thinking expert, has taken her own experience shooting images out of commercial airplane windows to create a unique creative seminar...This book is essential reading for photographers and artists looking for ways to stay creatively awake, aware, and alive."
-- , Boston West Photographic Society
"This book now has me not only looking out of airplane windows with a new view in mind but it also has done something else. Instead of watching TV the other night during a lightning storm, I decided to turn off the TV, turn off the lights, look out my window and simply watch the the bright dancing patterns of lightning against a black sky. I even took a few photos out the window. Windows have now taken on a new meaning for me. "
-- , Amazon.com
"Window Seat is an interesting approach to the photographic process. It is part self-help book, part Photoshop tutorial, and a whole lot of captivating pictures of our great country from above."
-- , MacNN
"Julieanne Kost, a Photoshop and creative-thinking expert, has taken her own experience shooting images out of commercial airplane windows to create a unique creative semiar. This book is useful for photographers and artists looking for ways to stay creatively awake, aware, and alive."
-- , Photo Life
"Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking is a complete view of a creative project from the artists perspective. Julieanne Kost, a Photoshop and creative thinking expert, has taken her own experience shooting images out of commercial airplane windows to create a unique creative seminar....It was as easy and enjoyable to read as a novel. You may have guessed already, but this book gets two thumbs up, 5/5, a gold star - whatever measure you want to use I rate this book extremely highly. Oh I nearly forget - it has some absolutely stunning photographs in it as well!"
-- , MyAppleStuff.com
"...if you want to see the visual art of a true expert then you will certainly enjoy Window Seat."
-- , Fat Bits: A Publication of Conejo Ventura Macintosh Users Group
"I think that Window Seat works on two levels. The first is that of a picture book; a coffee table book if you will, that provides wonderful inspiration when you need the motivation to get out and do something. Second, it gives you an insight to what some has done that is very different to 99 percent of everyone else. This to will force you to think about what you are doing and how you can perhaps do it differently."
-- , Blogcritics Magazine
"With her beautiful and inspiring Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking, Julieanne Kost has created one of the very best books on the topic of the creative process of digital photography...Kost is not giving up a step-by-step, how-to guide of how to make her art. As with everything in the book, she is simply sharing her craft to inspire others to improve their own craft, regardless of the direction they may take. And reading Window Seat, it is hard not to be inspired."
-- , The Picture Professional