Hi Gang, and greetings from Photoshop World Las Vegas!!! I'm pretty swamped today, but I wanted to share this video tip with you that I mentioned last week in my report about my trip to Maine. In that post, I mentioned how I went shooting with Scott Eccleston from WeeklyPhotoTips.com, and that I did a tip for shooting long exposure HDR's. The video (below) looks tremendously brighter than it actually was when we shot the video (as you'll see by how long the exposures take). It was really really dark---so dark I wasn't sure it was going to work at all, but the video camera did such a good job of exposing for the tiny amount of light that was there, that it looks a lot brighter than it was. (Thanks to Mark Hensley for the awesome video work). Anyway, here's the clip (below),…
I loved doing this interview, because the Interviewer (Sophia Betz) asked some really great questions. We went into stuff like: Q. What do you find is interesting to talk to photographers about these days in terms of new technologies that didn’t exist even three or five years ago? Q. What tips do you have for photographers branching out into video? Q. When you’re out talking to photographers or taking photos, how do you define success in an image? Q. For first-timers to Photoshop World like myself, what advice would you give? Q. Do you have any other advice for up-and-coming photographers? And a bunch more. You can read it right now right here.
That's right, we're bringing the big show to the little screen, as we broadcast the entire Photoshop World Opening Keynote presentation, including Adobe's special presentation, live on the Web at 9:00 AM PDT (12:00 pm noon on the East Coast). (Photo above by Brad Moore, taken during the previous opening keynote). To watch live Wednesday morning, go to PhotoshopWorld.com and sit back and be a part of the excitement, energy, and Photoshop love-fest that is our world famous opening keynote. It's the next best thing to being there (with the added bonus that there's 0% chance of Vanelli getting in your face, since you're watching from home or work). Don't miss it----it's gonna be big!!!! :)
I'm heading out today for the big show!!!! Can't wait!!! (Photo above by Brad Moore). If you're going to be at Photoshop World, and you read this blog, make sure you come up and say "hi" or stop me if you see me on the show floor and say howdy. I love meeting the people I write this blog for, so don't hesitate to stop me---I'd love to shake your hand and say thanks! :) Don't forget to catch my panel discussion on Blogging for Photographers on Thursday (I'll have some very special guests on the panel). Also, seeing as we have a Social Media Track this year, you know you've gotta have Scott Bourne there (or should I say @scottbourne)---he's our special guest in the session on Maximizing Twitter, so make sure you catch Scott there. He and Rod will uncover stuff you…
This was shot on location at Photoshop World Orlando, with an original soundtrack from the awesome band Seven Nations (You see them in parts of this video shot during the "Shooting Video With Your DSLR" pre-conference workshop, about :25 seconds in), and if you're going, you gotta watch it just to give you a glimpse of what's in store for you this week! :)
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Hey everyone, RC here. I was chatting with Scott a couple of days ago about my experiences at the Star Wars Celebration that just happened in Orlando, FL – and he thought it a good idea to share them here on the blog. I was happy to oblige! [NOTE: RC is being kind here. I absolutely loved his images, and the story behind them, and I begged him to do a post about it—Scott].
I walked into this opportunity not really being a Star Wars fan. I’d seen the second half of the movies as a kid, but never really got around to watching the three prequels. For the most part, I don’t watch a lot of movies, so it wasn’t something that I felt I was missing out on.
Why I Went
What attracted me to go to this convention was passion. I’m a passionate person by nature – you kinda have to be to work here. Because of that, I find myself attached to people who are really into being passionate about things. I don’t follow sports, but i’ve always wanted to be friends with one of those superfans who paint themselves with the letter D and hang out by a stadium.
I mean, i’m the guy who drove by myself a ton of hours to go to the “RC Cola Moonpie Festival”. I love talking to people about the things that they love talking about. The sparkle in a person’s eye is just awesome- I guess it’s why I enjoy environmental portraiture as much as I do. To be able to go to a place where people get dressed up to pay tribute to something that they love was just something that I couldn’t pass up.
I packed a bunch of lights in my car and headed out to the convention. I was prepared for anything – from small lights to a pack and head scenario. More often than not, i’m usually the guy that’s packing 6 strobes so this isn’t entirely out of character. It’s the McNally in me. Last minute – I threw my tripod in the car, not really knowing why.
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