Tuesday
Apr
2007
17

Back From The Great Smokies & Denver. Denver?

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Bill Fortney and me; photo by Chuck Summers).

Well, I’m back from my GAPW Workshop in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and I had just an absolutely wonderful experience. I met so many great people, and I learned as much as I taught, in no small part to sharing the teaching duties with Nikon’s amazing Bill Fortney (pictured with me above; photo by Chuck Summers). Bill is just an amazing photographer, a gifted instructor, and is one of those guys who can’t wait to share his hard-earned knowledge with his students (I filled pages with notes from his lectures). It was just a enlightening, laugh-filled, and inspiring workshop all the way around.

That was, of course, until I found out that my older brother Jeff, who was out visiting friends in Denver, got really ill, and was not only in the hospital, but was facing emergency surgery. Well, I was on the next flight out that night to Denver (Bill was gracious enough to fill in for me on the last day of the workshop), and thanks to the prayers of many friends (including some of the wonderful students in the workshop), my brother was not only able to avoid the surgery, but I was able to fly with him back home yesterday, and he’s feeling just great now, and totally back in the game. So….thanks to all who “sent one up” for him, and as you can tell….it worked!

So, today I’m just getting back in the saddle, and tomorrow I’ll have my regular news update, and some cool new things to share (including some photos from Tennessee and surprisingly enough, Denver), but I did want to let you all know what’s up, and why I missed the last couple of posts (including the big news that Adobe officially shipped CS3, which would have been big news a day or so ago). See you all tomorrow! :-)

Friday
Apr
2007
13

From Friday Morning’s Shoot

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Working in the Grist Mill

This was taken first thing this morning (click for larger version) at my photo workshop in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains (in about 33° chilly weather—brrrrrrr) in an old fashioned Grist Mill in Cades Cove. This really nice guy (named Kevin) was working in the Grist Mill and was nice enough to pose long enough for me a click off a few shots (he even let me move him into some decent light). I’ll post some more shots from this morning, but I had to fly out tonight (it’s a long story) so I’ll miss tomorrow’s shoots (rats!). Had an amazing time teaching at the GAPW workshop, and had some absolute first-rate photographers in my class as well. I taught quite a bit; met some really wonderful people, and made some great new friends. I guess that’s what these workshops are really all about—learning, laughing, and making new friends. Not a bad way to spend a few days. Thanks to GAPW for allowing me to be one of their instructors—I had an absolute blast!!!! :-)

P.S. Did anyone notice I finally spelled “Smoky” right? ;-)

Friday
Apr
2007
13

New Amazon.com CS3 Bookstore features special Photoshop CS3 video I did just for them (well…you).

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Amazon.com’s new CS3 Store!

Amazon.com has just launched a brand new Adobe CS3 Online Store, and they’re featuring a special free “new features of Photoshop CS3″ video clip I did for them, you can watch right there on the site. Check it out by clicking here (It wouldn’t hurt if you bought some books while you’re there. Hey, I just sayin’….). ;-)

Friday
Apr
2007
13

From Yesterday’s Dawn Shoot

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Great Smoky Pano

Here’s an 11-photo pano I shot at yesterday’s dawn shoot (It’s the low res version, but you can click on the photo for a larger view). We were hoping for more atmospheric effects (fog), and some clouds, but neither really showed up, so it was just a nice morning to be shooting, minus the really good light. Late yesterday afternoon before our sunset shoot, I showed the class how to set up their cameras for shooting panos, and how to make sure that Photoshop would not only stitch them together perfectly, but blend the colors and edges so it was seamless. The pano shown here stitched together on the first try (using Photoshop CS3′s PhotoMerge). I’ll post a few more later today, but we’re heading out for our dawn shoot now (it’s kinda chilly out there this morning!). Have a great day everybody! :-)

Thursday
Apr
2007
12

Video Clip Describes My New Lightroom Book

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Now that my new Lightroom book is hitting stores, I put together a short video clip describing the book, what makes it different, and what it’s all about it. You can watch it right here (well, right below. You knew what I meant, right? Anyway, just click the little Play button on the bottom left and the video starts. ).

Wednesday
Apr
2007
11

Report From Airside E, Gate E62

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OK, I’m at the airport; here’s some quick news:

  • Last week, at Photoshop World, Strata released some new 3D plug-ins for Photoshop CS3, and they are pretty slick. Click here for more info.
  • How fast is Photoshop really running on your computer? Take the Photoshop Speed Test.
  • The first review of my new Lightroom Book is out. The review, by T. Michael Testi, is over at Blog Critics.
  • Got three minutes? Then check out this short “Masters of Photography” video clip on YouTube, which is photography set to music.
  • Our “Live from Photoshop World” episode of Photoshop TV is now online at PhotoshopTV.com, featuring some cool tutorials, and the sights and sounds of Photoshop World Boston.
  • I finally installed my AppleTV, and I have to say—it totally lives up to its hype. It was simple to set-up, incredibly well-designed, and just plain fun.
  • Great article from Sean McCormack on Lightroom-News.com on how to add navigation links to photo galleries you create in Adobe Lightroom. If you create Web photo galleries in Lightroom, you’re going to want to check this out for sure.
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