Ep 268: How to stand out from the pack with Photoshop guru Aaron Nace from Phlearn

If you’ve wondered how you can use Photoshop to transform your images or give them some extra pop, you’ll love this interview with Aaron Nace. Founder of Phlearn and guru of all things Photoshop, you’ll discover tips and workflows that will take your images to the next level.

Born and raised on the quiet island of Kauai, Aaron Nace would be the first to tell you that his upbringing was anything but ordinary. Despite the obvious perks of Hawaiian life, he would eventually move with his mother, father, and two brothers to North Carolina.

Aaron studied at North Carolina State University and obtained a degree in Industrial Design. Graduating from college, he thought his path was clear to one day becoming an automotive or furniture designer — that is until a six-month-long trip to South America transformed his life forever. It was during this time that he fell in love with photography and its power to both facilitate and share adventures. In 2011, Aaron founded PHLEARN to bring creative education to anyone around the world.

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Show Notes

Aaron Nace

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Born and raised on the quiet island of Kauai, Aaron Nace would be the first to tell you that his upbringing was anything but ordinary. Despite the obvious perks of Hawaiian life, he would eventually move with his mother, father, and two brothers to North Carolina.
Aaron studied at North Carolina State University and obtained a degree in Industrial Design. Graduating from college, he thought his path was clear to one day becoming an automotive or furniture designer — that is until a six-month-long trip to South America transformed his life forever. It was during this time that he fell in love with photography and its power to both facilitate and share adventures. In 2011, Aaron founded PHLEARN to bring creative education to anyone around the world.

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In this interview with Aaron, we ask him:

  • What are the qualities of a photo that stop you?
  • The importance of personal projects to develop your style
  • What are the benefits of post-production?
  • What does your basic workflow look like and what’s your advice to someone who wants to take their images to the next level?
  • What does good postproduction look like?
  • Importance of previsualisation?
  • How do you know when an image is finished?
  • What do you think about popular editing styles or fashion?
  • Where do you see postproduction going in the next few years?
    And much more
Image by Aaron Nace
Image by Aaron Nace
Image by Aaron Nace
Image by Aaron Nace
Image by Aaron Nace

Aussie Slang word of the week

Sweet as:sweet, awesome. Aussies will often put ‘as’ at the end of adjectives to give it emphasis. Other examples include lazy as lovely as, fast as and common as.

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