Thursday News Stuff (and news of a million new photos!)
First, thanks to everybody who understood about yesterday’s “lame blog” and a special thanks to those who offered to “guest blog” in the future. I’ll definitely be calling on some of you to guest blog for me in the future. :)
Now, onto the news:
- My friend, and New York photowalk leader, Gabriel Biederman pointed out a pretty amazing statistic about my Worldwide PhotoWalk and the photos it generated. If each participant took an average of only 125 shots during the two-hour walk (which I think it a pretty low average—I took 216 myself), then on that one day, August 23rd, more than one million photos were taken during that walk alone (more precisely, it was 1,017,125 photos). To me, that was just amazing!!!!!
- At Photoshop World I got a brief chance to see a pre-production model of the new Nikon D90 DSLR, and I learned two interesting things: (1) the built-in video recording capabilities really work, but (2) the video taping feature uses manual focus. I dunno, that just surprised me, but I guess in the case of shooting video through a standard digital camera lens (that doesn’t zoom in/out automatically like a video camera lens does), I guess on some level it makes sense.
- Here are some blogs that have posted their own coverage and photos of their Photoshop World experience:
- Mike Lao’s blog (link)
- Pixsylated (link)
- Nicolesy blog (link)
- Official Photoshop World photographer Josh Bradley’s blog (link)
- My Home-Sweet-Home online blog (link)
- The Pixel Diaries (link)
- Jerry Courvoisier (Santa Fe Workshops and Photoshop World Instructor), has released a new book called “Lessons in DSLR photography with Lighroom and Photoshop” and in conjunction, Jerry did a podcast interview with Peachpit Press, and you can hear it right here.
- Photoshop World video guru Rich Harrington just released a new online class at KelbyTraining.com on Advanced Apple Motion. Click here to view the lessons.
That’s it for today folks. Here’s wishing you a fantastic Thursday!