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Second Star To The Right
1 month ago

Second Star To The Right

How To Shoot The Milky Way

We took a family trip to Sedona, Arizona last month. Of course, you might be thinking “why would you go to Arizona in the middle …
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How To Shoot For A Local Magazine
1 month ago

How To Shoot For A Local Magazine

Ever been interested in how you can get started photographing covers for local magazines? Well, as part of the blog re-launch, I’ve put together a nice PDF for you …
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can you still be creative in today’s world?


photo sketchI’ve been thinking about this the last few days. It’s a challenge, to say the least, and it’s not just limited to photography. Think of every creative service industry that’s been affected by a transition to digital: photography, music, art, advertising, etc. They’ve all been inundated with new talent that’s able to learn and produce at a rapid pace. If you can see the results of your work right away, you can progress through those 10,000 hours much quicker. The baseline for what is considered acceptable work changes as well. As an example, look at audio. When the digital revolution started, audio professionals slammed MP3 for it’s crappy compression and frequency response. And where are we now? The pros still slam MP3. And MP3 is the dominant audio format. Not “cd quality” files. Not HD audio. This kind of market ‘attitude’ adjustment has happened in every field affected by digital. And it’s not completely a bad thing. It’s great, for example, to be able to get a beautiful print out of today’s printers without worrying about CMYK or color separations or any of that stuff.  So how can you stand out in your field among all this change?
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the elusive show/hide layer shortcut
2 years ago

the elusive show/hide layer shortcut

Heads up – it’s geek-out time now.

One of the things that’s always bugged me about Photoshop is that there is no keyboard shortcut for showing/hiding the current layer. A …
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Guess Ted’s Lighting
3 years ago

Guess Ted’s Lighting

If you haven’t had a chance to check out GuessTheLighting.com, I recommend you give it a look (especially if you are into lighting like I am). Ted Sabarese runs the …
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One on One, Part One.

Debbie emailed me last November from Atlanta. She’s a wedding photographer and was looking for ways to change things up in her lighting and the post-processing of her work (including …
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