Originally from Staffordshire in the UK, it was when Glyn was first introduced to Photoshop in early 2005 that his life took on a completely different path. With a somewhat tenacious personality and hunger to learn, a few short months later he found himself making his first trip across to the USA to attend the Photoshop World 2006 Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. The trip had a profound effect on Glyn being exposed to a completely new world; the world of creativity and expression where the only limitations placed on you are by yourself.
Returning from the USA, Glyn completely absorbed himself in Photoshop, studying and practicing during any spare moments and soon found himself being hired to retouch other photographer’s work and it was this that naturally lead him into Photography and his first DSLR.
Fast forward a few years and Glyn is a Photographer, Retoucher and Trainer with clients ranging from the BBC, SKY, FOX and Air New Zealand, to Physique Athletes and Musicians. He attributes it all to a combination of hard work, the guidance of incredibly talented and generous friends and a mind set of always wanting to improve and that there is ALWAYS something to learn.
Photoshop and Photography is very much a partnership in Glyn’s work, and he now travels internationally teaching his own series of sell-out workshops, coaching, speaking and instructing at conventions, writing for several Photoshop Magazines across Europe and the USA including Photoshop User and Practical Photoshop, and in 2013 was featured in the New York Times. Without hesitation though, one of the highlights of his career so far is becoming a Member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of Instructors having received the call from Scott Kelby, President of Kelby One (formerly the N.A.P.P. and Kelby Training)
“What was originally the N.AP.P (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) is where it all began for me and had it not been for the people I’ve met, friends I’ve made and the overwhelming support and encouragement I’ve received (and still do), things could be very different. To be entrusted to now share the stage with folks I admire both professionally and personally is nothing short of an honor”
Teaching and standing in front of large audiences came naturally to Glyn having attended drama school for a short period of time as a child, and having been regularly entered into public speaking competitions. Up until 2008, Glyn was also a Competitive Bodybuilder, although he stresses he does wear considerably more when on stage these days.
Glyn is the author of the Best Selling‘The Photoshop Workbook: Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks and Techniques’. He currently lives just outside of Oxford in the UK with his wife Anne, and cat Posey, and regularly updates his blog with news, reviews, behind the scenes information, tutorials and much more…
Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider Blog:
For a little more in depth and maybe too honest account of who and what I am you could always check this out 🙂
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