Monthly Archives May 2010

by RC Concepcion

Hey everyone – I figured while we were in the guest blog mood with no guest blog, I’d fill in and talk a little bit about something that seems to be a hot topic as of late – Flash on mobile devices. In what seems to be an open debate – Conan vs. Leno Style – the arguments have spilled out into the open as to whether the Flash technology will die because of its inability to be on smart phones. This argument reached fever pitch when Steve Jobs himself wrote an open letter – defending the decision not to run Flash on their devices.

Now, I personally disagreed with the open letter and posted my own rant about it on my personal blog arguing point by point why I thought Mr. Jobs was looking at it the wrong way. That said- I still don’t think that the iPod/iPad should be forced to have Flash installed on them. I’d like it.. It’d be nice… It’d be even better with an on/off switch.. but it’s ultimately Apple’s call – and you have to respect that. At its core, I just took issue with -how- the argument was presented and how I felt like the choice was limiting – but consumers should ultimately decide with their wallets.

This would beg the question as to whether Flash “is Dead” (as it’s clamored on the net these days). I’d say – don’t count them out yet. Here’s a few reasons why. Come on.. you know you’re curious.. :)

You guys are invited to join me (and my buddy and co-host RC Concepcion) for a free Webinar on the new features of Photoshop CS5, sponsored by nvidia, Dell, and Adobe Systems. You can register for the free event right here, and I hope you'll join us then.  We'll be taking your questions live (you can just post them right on the same page where the live video feed is showing), and we'll also have the crew from nvidia, Dell and Adobe on hand answering your posted questions live as well, (plus at the end of the show, we'll be sharing some recommend hardware configurations, and where to get more info. The cool thing is---it's all free, so I hope to see you there (here's that link again). See you tomorrow!

I had a number of questions yesterday about the photos I took during my trip to China, so I thought I'd cover a few of them here today. Here we go: Q. I frequently refrain from posting pictures of people (unless they are family) on the web. I worry about model releases and stuff like that, I realize that these folks are half way across the world, do you ever worry about that kind of risk? A. This question came up a number of times yesterday, and this is probably going to freak you out, because do I not get model releases of people I shoot on the street, yet not only can I post their images on the Web, I can even sell prints of these images. This whole topic was covered brilliantly by Copyright and Intellectual Property Attorney Ed Greenberg who was…

Hi everybody---I'm back from my break, which turned out to be 16-days in China of nothing but rest and relaxation (with some travel photography throw in as we slowly made our way from Hong Kong to Shanghai by ship and eventually to Beijing for a few days before heading back home). My wife surprised me with the trip as my Christmas present (I was totally blown away----and still am), and what was cool was it was just us two---we left the kids at home this time (well, it was us and two other couples who are good friends of ours). Another cool thing is that my wife speaks Chinese (Mandarin), so that made everything much easier (even though they primarily speak Cantonese in Hong Kong, and "Shanghainese"[dialect] in Shanghai, they still understood enough Mandarin to help us get around and get everything we needed).…


(I’m going to go ahead and apologize up front… There aren’t many, well, any, images in this post to help break up the text [I know, I should’ve had my camera with me the whole time!], but I’ve done my best to break the text up into smaller chunks to make it easier to get through. Hope it’s worth the read!)

How did I get to where I am today?

That’s a question that I get asked somewhat often when people meet me, so I figured I would share it here. That way, if we do meet some day, you’ll already know and we can talk about something besides me :)

I was born at a young age in the hills of East Tennessee…

Actually, let’s fast forward to the part where I pick up a camera, cool? Thought so.

Hi folks!!  Well I thought I would just bring you some news bits today. Just a few things I have heard pop-up in the last few days. Sports Photographer Producing "How To" Web Vids Mike Olivella is a sports photographer in Tallahassee, FL whom you have no doubt heard Scott mention a couple times here on his blog. Recently Mike has been doing something very interesting. He has been bringing a small video camera with him to the sporting events that he shoots in an effort to give viewers an inside look on how to he preps and shoots these events. He just recently shot videos at an FSU spring football game and pro tennis tournament. You can also find more information at Mike's website by going here. The Lighter Side of Apple Drama Well you have no doubt seen or heard about all…