Wednesday night I was a guest on Shawn King’s excellent “Your Mac Life” radio show, and of course, we talked about my Photoshop 7-point-system (Shawn had lots of in-depth questions about it), but I think it was some of the other things Shawn asked that made it one of my most revealing interviews yet.
Shawn touched on everything from whether I do paid endorsements for products, to questions about Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen stepping down and Adobe’s future, to questions about my start in this business (and my film-shooting days), including the real reason I decided to publish a magazine 10 years ago, to how people react to my quirky sense of humor (or lack thereof), to a talk about Adobe making a version of Photoshop available online.
You can listen to the interview right on their web site by clicking right here.
It’s official; the next stop for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo is Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center, on April 2-4, 2008. This year, our theme is “Photoshop World: The Evolution,” and we’re taking things up a notch with lots of new sessions, some great new instructors, an expanded three-day Expo, and all the latest Photoshop and Creative Suite techniques taught by the very best instructors on the planet. Registration for the event is now open, and you can reserve your space at photoshopworld.com
The latest update of my book, “The iPod Book” is now on press (Apple changed so much with the latest release of their iPods, including the iPod touch, that I pretty much had to rewrite the book from scratch).
Here’s one of the lifestyle shots from the book. (That’s Photoshop User TV news anchor Stephanie Cross in the shot you see here. Click on it for a larger version). I shot it using one light; a 7′ Elinchrom Octabank with an Elinchrom Ranger Kit [strobe and battery pack] positioned to her right (it is one amazing strobe!). It was shot with a Nikon D200, at f/8 at 1/125 of a second, and it’s shot at 800 ISO.
Now, you might be wondering why I shot in a studio at ISO 800. That’s simple; that’s what the camera was set on from my previous shoot, and I forgot (once again), to change it back to 100 ISO. Luckily the shot came out properly exposed, and didn’t have too much visible grain. Anyway, just another peek into the life of the world’s most forgetful photographer.
I was very tickled to see that the best book on Camera Raw, “Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS3” has been updated and is in stock and now shipping. The original version of the book was written by the beloved Bruce Fraser, and since Bruce’s passing last year, his longtime friend, business partner, and Camera Raw guru extreme Jeff Schewe (who knows Camera Raw at a level few people on the planet do), picked up right where Bruce left off and updated the entire book for the myriad of new changes and improvements that were introduced in CS3. Jeff was so the right guy to update this book, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy (you can get yours today from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com, or wherever cool books are sold). Our hearty congratulations to Jeff for getting this major update completed. Bruce would be proud. :)
I’m a guest on this week’s episode of “The Digital Photography Show,” with host Scott Sherman, where we talk about the new book, and all sorts of stuff two geeky photographers talk about when they get together (here’s the link to check it out–you can listen to the show right from their web site). Also, kudos to “The Digital Photography Show” as they’re featured in Apple’s iTunes Store Podcast section this week, and these guy are tearin’ up the charts. If you haven’t caught their show–you oughta add it to your weekly list :)