Friday Resource Roundup

In News & Stuff, Resources by David1 Comment

Want a look into some of the hoped-for possibilities for the next release of Photoshop? Want a say? Got a feature idea you want to let Adobe know about? Check out this post on Photoshop Insider. While we’re on Scott’s site, be sure to read McNally’s guest article on his favourite photography books – here’s a list of the influences …

STROBIST DVDs Released

In GEAR, News & Stuff, Tutorials &Technique by David0 Comments

The venerable David Hobby, single handedly responsible for keeping sales of Nikon SB-800 flashes and Pocket Wizard remotes well above average, has just released his 8-disc Strobist Lighting Seminar set. There’s some whining and complaining going on about David’s choice to focus on content over production value, and some about the $139 price tag, but the 200,000 readers of Hobby’s …

Increase The Inputs

In Influences, News & Stuff, Tutorials &Technique, Workshops and Events by David1 Comment

Running dry? Looking for inspiration? Here’s a simple solution: increase the inputs. Watch something inspiring or educational. Read something you wouldn’t otherwise read. Attend a workshop. Go to Borders or Barnes and Noble and pick up a photography book by someone you’ve never heard of who shoots in a style you’d never shoot. Here’s some suggestions: Western Canadians who haven’t …

Monday's All-About-Me Post

In News & Stuff by David7 Comments

Tune in to this week’s (Episode #133) PhotoshopUser TV, (now airing) to see yours truly making a guest appearance with Scott Kelby. (It used to be PhotoshopTV, now it’s Photoshop USER TV, presumably the change was made to reflect the addictive nature of Photoshop and the dependance-based behavior it induces.) Let me know how it is because I’m not sure …

Adobe On-board

In News & Stuff by David0 Comments

No one here should be surprised by my enthusiasm for, or loyalty to, Adobe products. From the day I got my first Mac ( a 15″ titanium PowerBook,) Adobe has been under the hood in one form or another. My digital creative life revolves around Photoshop and Lightroom and I’d be lost without them. It’s impossible for me to overstate …

NEED Magazine, New Baggage Rules, New Lighting Book…

In Books, Influences, News & Stuff, Thoughts & Theory, Travel by David1 Comment

Aspiring humanitarian photographers will want to look into NEED – The Humanitarian Magazine. This is a first class magazine with excellent photography and a strong focus. It’s not filled with ads, just great stories and great images and a really elegant layout. If you’re looking for inspiration, this is it. Subscriptions start around $30 depending on where you live. There’s …

Top 100 Destinations – CRAPPY Design – Etc.

In GEAR, News & Stuff, Travel, Uncategorized by David2 Comments

TripAdvisor.com has published their 2008 Traveler’s Choice Destination awards and the pdf is available for download HERE – if you’re passionate about traveling the globe this list of top destinations is a wonderful distraction. — While we’re talking travel and top picks for destinations, here’s a link to the Canon/Microsoft Top 100 Iconic Locations Contest. I don’t have much interest …

Monday Headlines, etc.

In Books, Lightroom & Workflow, News & Stuff, Photographs & Photoshopping, Thoughts & Theory by David0 Comments

Moose Blogs A Piece of Paper Sometimes ya just shoot nothing good, but that’s part of the process. Read this, from Moose Peterson’s blog. Chase Jarvis Renounces Light Meters Chase has a good post on forsaking the old hand-held light meter. Here’s the wisdom: But one thing is for sure: don’t ever confuse all the silly little gadgets and the …