Monthly Archives November 2009

Hi gang. First, I want to thank Tyler Stableford for a tremendously inspiring post yesterday. His post is really what it’s all about. When I met Tyler at Photo Plus Expo, I knew I had met a great photographer, but as he’s demonstrated through this actions, he’s much more than that, and I'm even more impressed. If you didn’t watch his video yesterday, please take a moment to watch it right now. It’s incredibly powerful, and you’ll be glad you did. Cool new iPhone App for Adobe Freaks (like me) My buddy Terry White has just released his own iPhone App (you knew it was only a matter of time, right?), that is already getting rave reviews. The App lets you watch Terry’s top-ranked “Creative Suite Podcast” right on your phone, but the advantage of using the App (as opposed to just subscribing to…


Hi all,

It’s a real honor to be writing today, and I want to thank Scott and Brad for the bandwidth. I’d like to share a behind-the-scenes story about the most exciting project of my career.

I’m an adventure photographer in Aspen, Colorado. When I first picked up a camera 15 years ago, I was tickled at the idea of being paid to rock climb, ski and travel. I certainly didn’t get into photography to “make a difference.” Indeed, from a cynical bent, you could say that I shoot leisure sports — images of rich white people overindulging in the outdoors.

Last winter, however, I turned my lens in the other direction. My wife and I were about to adopt a young boy from Ethiopia. As I read about the country’s poverty crisis (it’s one of the 10 poorest places in the world, with a mind-boggling 5 million orphans), I had pangs of guilt over our decision. We were spending thousands of dollars to haul a child to America when, one could argue, the money could go much further keeping at-risk parents alive. If we really cared about the welfare of our new boy or his Ethiopian peers, wouldn’t it be better to keep his family healthy and fed in the first place, rather than opportunistically adopting him as an orphan?

Hi Folks, and greetings from 37,000 feet, somewhere over Pennsylvania (courtesy of Delta's new in-flight 'go-go" wi-fi Internet service). I'm totally beat, so I'm gonna keep this one short and sweet (that way, I can take a nap before I have to change planes for the 2nd leg back home). Philly rocked! First, thanks to everybody (nearly 600 of you), who came out to my Philadelphia seminar yesterday. What a great group to present to! It's been years since I've been to Philly, but I'll make sure it's much shorter before my next visit! Adobe has a challenge After teaching this seminar in Boston and now Philadelphia, it has really become even more clear to me that there's just a ton of confusion about the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop. Most of the photographers I talked to yesterday already use Lightroom, but the ones…

Just a quick update on who's teaching where this month: Joe McNally's smash hit "Location Lighting" seminar comes to: Los Angeles: Friday, November 6th New York City: Thursday, November 12th Here's the link with details. _______________________________________________ I'll be teaching my "Photoshop Tour for Digital Photographers" in: Tampa, Florida: Monday, November 16th Here's the link for that tour. _______________________________________________ The Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks Tour (with Corey Barker) comes to: Chicago: Friday, November 13th San Francisco: Wednesday, November 18th Seattle: Monday, November 23rd Here's the link for details. _______________________________________________ Ben Willmore's "Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers" tour comes to: Sacramento, California: Monday, November 9th Here's the link with details _______________________________________________ RC Concepcion is bringing our "Creative Suite 4 Unleashed!" Tour to: San Diego, California: Friday, November 20th Here's the link with details. Hope to you see guys when we come to your town! :)

Hi Gang: As you�re reading this, I�m in Philadelphia for my �Photoshop Tour for Digital Photographers� seminar, but on my way to Philly, I headed up to Chicago for an NFL sideline shoot at the Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns game on Sunday, with a couple of my buddies; Mike Olivella, and Alex Walker (That's us above. L to R: Mike, me, and Alex at Soldier Field during the game). It was perfect weather for a football game; around 55� with no wind, and all three of us had an absolute blast! I�ve included a few shots from the game (but I got into Philly around 12:30 am so I didn't have a lot of time to go through all the shots yet), but here�s a few quickies and the details on the gear I used, and settings: Gear I used two bodies: A…