Suzette Allen & Jon Yoshinaga


MULTIMEDIA: Adding Impact with Movement and Music

In this world of moving imagery everywhere, it is vital that photographers learn to embrace videos and create at least hybrid multimedia products to stay relevant in the market. ReelStories are a powerful way to capture much more than is possible with a still image. By combining stills, short video clips, music (and perhaps audio), you can stir the hearts of the viewer and tell much more powerful and emotional stories!
Even fine artists or travel photographers can benefit from interactive bios or albums and coffee table books, utilizing AR [augmented reality] technology to create an unforgettable visual experience.

Join Suzette Allen, hybrid pioneer and Lumix Ambassador, along with her techie husband, Jon Yoshinaga to learn how to properly capture video, efficiently manage files, and easily trim and edit them with Lightroom, Photoshop and Photodex. You will learn to make slow motion magic, cinemagraphs, and Live Portraits with video clips, as well as capture good audio for Talking Business cards and other commercial applications.

Authenticity and emotional appeal are natural byproducts of communicating with video, and leveraging those tools will change the way you capture life–Your images will come alive and tell stories that will captivate your viewers like never before!

You will learn
Video settings
Filming techniques
Editing and trimming video
Creating a slow motion video
Combining video and stills to create a hybrid product
Add music and credits to videos
Use Lightroom and Photoshop CC to edit video
Create Reel Stories with Photodex software
Create a Talking Business Card and help write scripts/coach
Use microphones and audio tools
Use continuous lighting
Capture motion in nature and create interactive stories
Create Albums or books that are activated with videos

*Class includes a photo/video excursion day to Macinac Island
Sponsored by Panasonic Lumix, PhotoDex and Bay Photo

Hybrid Class Requirements:

Laptop or Desktop
Photoshop CC (trial is ok)
Lightroom CC (trial is ok)
i5 processor (minimum), i7 processor preferred.
Minimum 8 gig RAM
Minimum 10 gigs free hard drive space.
Mouse required. NO touchpads or trackpads please (tablet optional)
Pro Show Web (free trial is ok) no limit or deadline on trial, from


Computer with Photoshop and Lightroom LOADED AND ACTIVATED BEFORE COMING TO CLASS. Trial versions are fine as long as you are still in the 30 day window. You should also have at least 10 gigs of free space on your internal hard drive., or a trial version (no expiration), is vital for the slide shows. Just create an account and log in!

DSLR or DSLM that will shoot stills and video. We will have a few Panasonic Lumix m mirrorless cameras if your camera will not shoot video. Be sure to bring your CF/SD cards and a card reader.

** Computer note: We will be editing and watching VIDEO which takes a lot of processor speed. Please bring the most current or fastest computer you have. Many laptops do not have the ability to process video and it is very frustrating to not be able to keep up! If you have questions on specs, please email Jon at the address below or call him at 916-710-0706

Bring a set of earbuds or headphones so we can all concentrate when everyone is listening to music to pick out for shows and videos!

If you have a tripod, bring it, and don’t forget the mounting plate. A monopod will work, but tripod is better.

If you have any questions please email or

BIO Suz n Jon: 
Suzette Allen (Cr.Photog., CPP, API)
With Jon Yoshinaga, (Cr.Photog.)

Suzette Allen, Lumix Luminary and Adobe Influencer, is a long- time Photoshop instructor (16 yrs) and Hybrid pioneer who continues to reinvent herself to stay current with the changing landscape of photography. She loves to capture the beauty of people and nature; seeing through rose-tinted glasses and the eye of a lens is how she most enjoys experiencing life.
Majoring on creativity and innovation has become a hallmark of her style and a continual driving force toward sharing her creativity with the world. She passionately creates and shares her visions as an educator, since she loves to TEACH creativity as much as she loves people and photographic art! She is assisted by her talented techy husband Jon, who brings lots of knowledge and 30 years of experience to the table as well.

Follow Suzette’s journey of creativity