Shooting the Florida State Seminoles From the Sidelines

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On Saturday I shot the Florida State Seminoles vs. the Chattanooga Mocs from the sidelines (FSU won 46-7). Being a longtime Noles fan, this was really a treat for me (let the “Gators” comments ensue). ;-)

Below are some pics from the shoot (which are pretty much raw from the camera—I didn’t really have time to do anything but fix the white balance on two of the photos and add an unsharp mask).

SPECS: I shot with a Nikon D3, and a 300mm f/2.8 Nikon lens (which I borrowed from my buddy, sports shooter Mike Olivella) but I attached a 1.4 tele-extender attached to get me closer to the action, because the full-frame sensor puts me farther away than with my D300. All the shots were taken wide open at f/4 (with the tele-extender, you lose a stop of light) to blur the background, and most were taken at 200 ISO at around 1/2000 of a second. I also did use the D3′s high-speed Crop mode a number of times when I couldn’t get close enough to the action (because of the team’s bench, and their position on the field).

I had several challenges during the day; since the game started at 3:45 pm, by the 2nd half the field was 2/3 in the shadows, so plays would start in the sun, and end in the shade, which wreaks havoc on your white balance. I wound up having to increase my ISO to 800, which was no problem whatsoever on the D3 (I didn’t see any visible noise whatsoever). The other problem was my camera itself—it wasn’t shooting nine frames per second—for some reason it was hiccuping, and skipping frames all day. I brought a back-up D300, but my brother Jeff was with me, and I let him shoot with it, so I didn’t want to snag it back. (Had I been on assignment, I would have had to switch to it). Either way—the D3 goes to Nikon for repair today.

Overall, despite the frustration of the hiccuping, I had a great day of fun and football, and of course a win is a win! :)










My First Lightroom 2 Tour Dates Are Announced

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The first two tour dates for my Lightroom 2 Live! Tour have just been announced. My first stop is in:

  • Dallas, Texas on Monday, October 27th, and then it’s on to
  • Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, October 29th.

I’ll also be coming to Denver, Colorado and possibly Ft. Lauderdale, Florida before the end of the year, and then I’ll be hitting the road next year once again (I’ll announce cities and dates as soon as they’re available).

Here’s a link to the seminar registration page, with detailed class descriptions, cities and dates, and more info. I hope to see you out there this time around! :)


A Little Photoshop Angel Is Born

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I am so thrilled to announce that my good friend RC Concepcion (co-host of Layers TV, and NAPP’s resident “Photoshop and the Web” guru), and his lovely wife Jenn (also known as “J-Bonn”) had a new arrival at 2:30 am Thursday morning; a wonderful, adorable, newborn baby girl—”Sabine Annabel Concepcion.”

She was 7 lbs., 12 oz. and 21″ long.

I’m so excited for RC and Jenn, and send them warm wishes on being blessed with a little “Photoshop Angel.”


Be one of the first to see the Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4)

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You’re invited to be a part of Adobe’s Creative Suite 4 (CS4) special invitation-only Web broadcast on September 23rd. All you have to do is go to this sign-up page (, sign up, and you’re “in.”

I can’t tell you anything specific about CS4, but I can tell you this; you will be amazed! :)

So, go sign up right now. You’ll be talking about it for days!


Thursday News Stuff (and news of a million new photos!)

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First, thanks to everybody who understood about yesterday’s “lame blog” and a special thanks to those who offered to “guest blog” in the future. I’ll definitely be calling on some of you to guest blog for me in the future. :)

Now, onto the news:

  • My friend, and New York photowalk leader, Gabriel Biederman pointed out a pretty amazing statistic about my Worldwide PhotoWalk and the photos it generated. If each participant took an average of only 125 shots during the two-hour walk (which I think it a pretty low average—I took 216 myself), then on that one day, August 23rd, more than one million photos were taken during that walk alone (more precisely, it was 1,017,125 photos). To me, that was just amazing!!!!!
  • At Photoshop World I got a brief chance to see a pre-production model of the new Nikon D90 DSLR, and I learned two interesting things: (1) the built-in video recording capabilities really work, but (2) the video taping feature uses manual focus. I dunno, that just surprised me, but I guess in the case of shooting video through a standard digital camera lens (that doesn’t zoom in/out automatically like a video camera lens does), I guess on some level it makes sense.
  • Here are some blogs that have posted their own coverage and photos of their Photoshop World experience:
  1. Mike Lao’s blog (link)
  2. Pixsylated (link)
  3. Nicolesy blog (link)
  4. Official Photoshop World photographer Josh Bradley’s blog (link)
  5. My Home-Sweet-Home online blog (link)
  6. The Pixel Diaries (link)
  • Jerry Courvoisier (Santa Fe Workshops and Photoshop World Instructor), has released a new book called “Lessons in DSLR photography with Lighroom and Photoshop” and in conjunction, Jerry did a podcast interview with Peachpit Press, and you can hear it right here.
  • Photoshop World video guru Rich Harrington just released a new online class at on Advanced Apple Motion. Click here to view the lessons.

That’s it for today folks. Here’s wishing you a fantastic Thursday!

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