.....well known Atlanta-based photographer and educator, and real 'one-light' master, Zack Arias! I've been following Zack's work for almost a year now on his excellent blog (here's the link), but I really became a fan late last year when a friend gave me Zack's "One Light Workshop" DVD as a gift, and I was hooked. What this guy does with one light is just amazing, and his DVD was as fun to watch as it was educational (here's the link to his DVD). It has a raw, live, edgy feel to it that made me smile (as I trotted along on my treadmill). I'm really looking forward to his post tomorrow, and I hope you'll stop by tomorrow and see what Zack has in store. :)
When Scott asked me to pen a guest blog, I was honored and thankful to have such a great opportunity to reach so many passionate users of our application… Then I realized I’d have to constrain my piece some and focus it on a particular room in the funhouse that is Photoshop. I feel the same way when I’m demoing; whether I have ten minutes or two hours, it never seems to be enough time. So I’m going to attempt two things here; one, to deep-dive on some new technology that I haven’t seen thoroughly explored, and two, to let this post be a launch pad towards some great resources for information and technology related to Photoshop.
Of the many twists and turns that Photoshop has taken over the course of my (nearly) 10 years on the team, none have been as interesting to me as those related specifically to photography. My background is behind the lens and it’s my love for the medium that first drew me to Adobe. Being mindful of photographers and the applications we provide for them, today I want to focus on two features whose powers can be tapped directly from Bridge CS4, Lightroom 2.0 or from within Photoshop CS4 itself.
....none other than Adobe Photoshop Product Manger (and all around cool guy), Bryan Hughes. I got to spend some time with Bryan when I was out at Adobe's HQ last month, and he really brings a totally different point of view to the evolution of Photoshop, how we work with it, what we want, and where it's going. On a personal level, he's a very dedicated, passionate, fun, and totally brilliant guy, and it's a real honor to have him as my guest tomorrow here on the blog. I hope you'll stop by and check out his Guest Post.
Joey L's excellent, inspirational Guest Blog post from yesterday got me thinking about a lot of things, and one of those was the guest blog topic in general: I've followed Joey's blog for quite a while now, so I knew his photography would be great, but I was equally as impressed with his writing style, and even more with what he had to say. His post was what I love most about this Guest Blog concept, which is that every guest brings their own personality, their own story, and their own views on photography to my readers, and I think it's that freedom that makes it great. I also want to thank my assistant and digital tech Brad Moore, who was responsible for us having the honor Joey L as our guest in the first place. But beyond that, Brad has taken a big…
We are very excited to have JoeyL as our guest blogger today!
WARNING: If you’re familiar with Joey’s work, you know that he travels all over the world photographing many different cultures. His post today contains some National Geographic-y type images of natives, and since these natives don’t tend to overdress, there are a few images where the natives have exposed breasts. If you’re sensitive to seeing these types of images, then please don’t click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” button below. Even more importantly, now that you’ve been warned up front, don’t post complaints about the images (I’ll just delete them). Now, here’s JoeyL!
.....world famous photographer, and one of the "It" guys; the amazing Joey Lawrence (also known as simply "Joey L"). Joey has really made a name for himself with his very cool gritty photographic composition and lighting along with some top notch post-processing (a combo that's hard to beat), which has made him one of the most in-demand photographers around, shooting for clients like Forbes, Warner Brothers Records, Kawasaki, NBC, Atlantic Records, and Arena Magazine (among others). Joey also writes a blog where he shares some behind-the-scene videos. Here's the link to check out his blog, but make sure you check back tomorrow for his special guest blogging post. I can't wait!