Posted December, 2008

  • Window Light Portrait Set-up Shot

    Dec 15th, 2008  |  6 Comments

    The spread above is from my book “The Digital Photography Book, Vol 2.” It’s my opener for the chapter on shooting portraits (click on it for a larger view), and the reason I’m mentioning it is that I found the shot below, showing the set-up for that shot (taken just moments after I took theContinue…

  • Monday News Update

    Dec 15th, 2008  |  1 Comments

    Howdy. Hope everybody had a great weekend. Here’s what’s up! You’ve heard me talk about photographer/retoucher David Cuerdon numerous times here on the blog. Right after Photoshop World Las Vegas I got to talk to him about a new “Retouching Kit” he had put together, with included not only more advanced retouching techniques, but aContinue…

  • True Confessions: I Was in an 80s Pop/Disco Band

    Dec 12th, 2008  |  7 Comments

    I’m not proud of what I’ve done. I hurt a lot of people’s eardrums along the way. I had blond tips. I wore stage clothing that would make Duran Duran blush. But I was lucky. I got out. A lot of good people never did. OK, so why am I not only admitting that IContinue…

  • Update On The Spring Of Hope Kenya Orphanage

    Dec 12th, 2008  |  2 Comments

    I wanted to share a photo of the incredible progress being made to finish the orphanage in Kenya that many of you here on the blog have helped to make happen. The roof is almost done (as seen in the photo above), and they’ve come so far, and we’re so close. That’s the good news.Continue…

  • Friday “Photoshop Insider” News Nuggets

    Dec 12th, 2008  |  0 Comments

    Here’s a few things to take us into the weekend: Photoshop Hall of Famer John Paul Caponigro has just announced three new Photoshop training DVDs, seen above (produced by Acme Education). The titles are: (1) Black & White Mastery (2) Photoshop Color Strategies, and (3) Photoshop Color Tools. All three are available for pre-order, andContinue…

  • Catch My Holiday Gear Guide LIVE on Photoshop User TV

    Dec 11th, 2008  |  3 Comments

    This week on Photoshop User TV, we did our annual “Holiday Gear Guide Live!” where we share some of our picks for holiday gifts, including a bunch of cool gear that isn’t in the printed or online versions of my gear guide. You can watch it here online, or in Apple’s iTunes (where you canContinue…

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