Monday
Nov
2007
05

Shooting The Bucs vs. Cardinals On Field

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This Sunday I got to shoot my home team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in my home stadium (Raymond James Stadium). First the big news; we won!!! (17 – 10). A Bucs win is always something to celebrate in my house, but getting to shoot them on field during a win was just an absolute blast (of course, had they lost, it still would have been a blast, just a smaller blast). Click on the slideshow above for larger views of the images.

Perhaps the coolest part was that I had incredible access because I had an “on-field” pass that got me out there with the players (I was even at a midfield for the coin toss) I pretty much had access to anywhere I wanted to go, and I went pretty much…well…everywhere. What a blast!

For the game I shot two different bodies that were with me all the time; For the wide shots, I used a Canon 5D with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, and for the long stuff, I shot a new Canon 1D Mark III (what an incredibly sweet camera, by the way!), with a 400mm f/4 with Image Stabilization, supported with a Gitzo monopod. It was a load to carry around, but it was absolutely worth it!

All the long shots were taken at f/4, at 200 ISO, to get a very shallow depth of field, and the wide shots where also at 200 ISO but mostly at f/5.6 or f/8 to get more detail in the background. All the shots were imaged on Lexar digital film.

A big thanks to Bucs Team Photographer Paul Abell, who is just a terrific shooter (and Lightroom User), for his gracious hospitality, and to his wonderful assistant Patrick who helped make sure I didn’t get leveled by a 280 lb. linebacker. Also thanks to Paul and Dave Carlson at Canon for the two photos of me you see in the slideshow above.

 

Friday
Nov
2007
02

Friday News Wrap-up

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Here’s what’s up as we head into the weekend:

  • How ’bout we start with some photographic inspiration by stopping for two minutes to check out the brilliant work of photographer Erik Almas. Great images, and very nicely-executed Photoshop technique. Here’s the link (It will start your Friday off right).
  • Peachpit Press has a contest going on called “The $1,000 Question” (the logo is shown above) where they asked a number of photographers (yours truly included), what they would tell a friend to buy if they only had $1,000 to spend on digital photography. There are five different short video advice clips, and just by watching them, and voting on which package you’d like to have yourself, you’re entered into the grand prize giveaway of (you guessed it), that $1,000 in digital photography gear you voted on. Watch the clips, and enter Peachpit’s contest right here.
  • Here’s a link to a very interesting blog from a photo editor at a major magazine. It’s called “A Photo Editor’s Blog” and I have to say, even if you’re not interested in submitting your work for publication to a major mag, the ideas and perspective shared there about how to submit, your portfolio, what works/what doesn’t, etc. is really fascinating. Definitely worth checking out (here’s the link once again).
  • I have right around 1,100 people joining me next Tuesday at the Javits Center in New York City for my Photoshop CS3 Power Tour one-day seminar, and if you haven’t made plans to join me for the day; it’s not too late! Click here for details and to snag a seat. Hope to see you there!
  • I hope to be posting some shots from a very special shoot I have lined up for this weekend, and if I get anything, you’ll see it here on Monday morning (I’m keeping my fingers crossed). :)

That’s it for today. Hope everybody has a great weekend, and we’ll see you in New York next week (ya know….or not).

Thursday
Nov
2007
01

Layers Magazine.com’s New Look, New Blog, and New Stuff

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We’ve just totally updated the online home of Layers Magazine (The how-to magazine for everything Adobe; available on newsstands nationwide) with an all-new look and feel. But beyond that, the new site features some very cool things, most notably a brand new daily blog from LayersTV co-host RC Concepcion; a new Photoshop Killer Tip video tutorial posted each day from Photoshop guru Matt Kloskowski, and it’s also the home of the Adobe Creative Suite how-to show; Layers TV (you can watch each weekly episode of LayersTV right there on the home page).

Besides the fresh new look, LayersMagazine.com has loads of tutorials on all the Adobe Creative Suite apps, including InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop and more! It’s really pretty slick, and RC’s blog and Matt’s Killer Tips make it worth a daily stop for sure. Check it out today; here’s the link.

Thursday
Nov
2007
01

Call for Entries: The Photoshop User Awards

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The “Call for Entries” goes out today for the 2nd annual worldwide “Photoshop User Awards” competition, (sponsored by Photoshop User magazine), and if you’re this year’s “Best of Show” winner, we’re sending you and a friend on a trip to beautiful Maui, Hawaii (including round-trip airfare, hotel, and daily expenses) to get you totally inspired to have your work featured as the cover art for an issue of Photoshop User magazine. Besides the grand prize, there are also thousands of dollars in other prizes and winners in a variety of different categories. The contest is open to any Photoshop user, anywhere in the world, but you can’t win if you don’t enter, so for all the details, visit PhotoshopUserAwards.com. Good luck everybody!

Thursday
Nov
2007
01

My Lightroom Tour Covered Over at “The Photo Enthusiast”

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I just found this link (thanks to Google Alerts) to a review of my Lightroom Live Tour in Tampa, over at “The Photo Enthusiast.” Besides the review, they’ve got some really great photos of the event and if you’ve got a minute, it’s worth a quick look. Thanks to Laurel and Aaron for being a part of my Tampa Lightroom seminar, and for sharing your experience with your readers. :) Here’s the link.

Wednesday
Oct
2007
31

Wednesday News Stuff

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First, thanks to everyone who came out to my Lightroom Live Tour in Tampa Yesterday (photos above by Matt Kloskowski). I met some really great people, including a number of folks who read this blog daily, and that was really a kick. It was great seeing some old friends, and making some new ones! Now, onto the news:

  • If you’re a Mac user that updated to Mac OS X Leopard, you probably already have found out that Lightroom 1.2 (the latest current version) won’t print, but Terry White over at Terry’s Tech Blog has indicated that a “dot” update is coming soon from Adobe which will fix the problem. Here’s what Terry wrote: “If printing from Lightroom is critical to your workflow, then you might want to hold off a bit until the Lightroom dot release is available. Currently under Leopard switching to the Print Module in LR 1.2 is not possible!”
  • Just a friendly reminder: If you haven’t profiled your monitor in a while, then consider today “Profile Your Monitor Wednesday!”
  • If you like classic cars and stunning photography, take two minutes and check out this site from photographer Lonna Tucker. Her stuff just ROCKS!!! (here’s the link).
  • Embarrassing Admission Alert: Yesterday morning, as we were setting up the lighting for my live shoot segments at the Lightroom Tour, it suddenly hit me; I forgot my tripod. Luckily, RC was assisting me and he loaned me his. The reason I’m mentioning this is; his ballhead rocked. It was a Giottos MH 1301 Ballhead Pro Series II (which B&H sells for around $135) and I was really impressed with it. It’s small, but rugged; easy to use, and had no problem supporting some heavyweight gear (it supports up to 20 lbs.). If you’re in the market for a solid ballhead at a good price, I say it’s definitely worth considering.
  • If you’re in the New York area, I hope to see you next week at the Javits Center for my Photoshop CS3 Power Tour.

That’s it for today. Have a great Wednesday everybody!

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