Holiday and travel shots are always in danger of falling into the same old, uninteresting patterns time and again. And it can be amazingly difficult to do something fresh. Heck, it gets tiring putting so much effort into each and every shot. So here’s a big secret for you: decide beforehand what you want from the shot. Do you just want a pleasant record of the scene? Is it for your own memory, or are you going to share this with the world? Choosing in advance that you are simply taking snaps to make a recording can take away a lot of any stress you may put on yourself. And you know what? It’s OK to just take snapshots now and then. It will take less time, and probably be less annoying to your family and friends than trying to crawl under that Clydesdale for a truly unique shot of the holiday parade.Details
On my Facebook page I’ve posted instructions on how you can get one of the two books listed in the previous blog entry. Since FB has limits on text, I wanted to add some info here. First, I can only afford to ship within the Continental US. Second, you do not have to sign up…Details
Due to life being OBE (overtaken by events, not, as some of you think out of bodice experience), I managed to miss the drawing for November’s prize: The Filmmaker’s Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition. But not to worry! For December, I have Gustavo’s excellent book AND a copy of The Photographer’s Mind: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos. Both of these books are pretty cerebral in that they address perception in creating visuals. Both are outstanding titles, and I’m sure the lucky winners will be quite happy with them. Details on entering after the jump.Details
In October, I offered up a free book from Focal Press to friends on my Facebook fan page. The first winner was Bruce Bicknell of Digital Blue Productions, who will be receiving a copy of 3D in Photoshop: The Ultimate Guide for Creative Professionals by Zorana Gee and Pete Falco. Guess what I’ve got for…Details
I’m trying to get another 150 followers on Facebook. To give you a little incentive, I have a copy of Zorana Gee’s 3D in Photoshop: The Ultimate Guide for Creative Professionals. This book is awesome, and has what you need to know to get rolling with the new 3D tools in Photoshop.
I thought that might get your attention. If you follow my online ramblings, you are sure to know that I am trying to get into equine photography. I recently completely shooting my 4th event for the local AERC club, and my gear lineup is getting fairly solid. I figured I’d log it here for anyone else who may be interested in such things.Details
Photoshop World 2010
Well, I didn’t get to go this year, but I hope to hit the Spring show. If you are there this year, take advantage of some key opportunities to meet the movers and shakers of the awesomeness that is Photoshop. Among them will be John Nack talking up tablets (both Wacom and iPad flavors), which should be a very cool way to glimpse the future of tablet/pad work flows.Details