Friday News Stuff


Happy Friday Everybody. Here’s what’s up:

  • My Images in The New 2009 Westcott Catalog
    First a big thank you to the FJ Westcott company—they featured two of my images (shown above) taken with their Spiderlite TD-5’s in their new 2009 lighting catalog (you can download a PDF version of their new catalog right here). As a side note: I actually got to meet photographer Michael Green (the other photographer featured on the same “Pros” page in the catalog); at Photoshop World, and we got to hang out for a while. A really great guy! Anyway, thanks again to Westcott—it’s truly an honor!
  • Dave’s Fix-It Challenge
    Dave Cross has launched a brand new feature on his blog, “Dave Cross Online” called “Dave’s Thursday Fix-It Challenge,” where he posts a “messed up” photo (for lack of a better term) and he lets you download the image and then fix-it in Photoshop. The best fix wins! (and Dave post’s each week’s winner). First, here’s a link to the challenge itself, then this link lets you check out this week’s fixer-upper winner. Very cool idea, Dave!
  • Beginner’s Digital Photography Workshop in New York City
    Photographer (and radio personality) Shawn King, along with Photoshop World instructor (and author of the book, “Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual), Lesa Snider, are teaching a Beginner’s Digital Photography Workshop in New York City coming up on April 24th at Tekserve (119 West 23rd Street). They’ll also be covering some editing in Photoshop Elements as well. Best of all; it’s only $25 per person! Here’s a link with all the details.
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  • Episode #7 of D-Town TV is Now Available
    We had some technical issues pretty much all day long yesterday (sorry ’bout that), but we finally got the latest episode up and running yesterday afternoon. This new episode features a special guest tip from Nikon’s manager of Nikon Professional Services, Scott Diussa, along with a bunch of other tips (and a great look at the Think Tank belt system I talked about earlier this week). We packed an awful lot of tips into this show, and I hope you’ll check it out right here.
  • New “Ask Brad” Segment Debuts on
    The Amazing Brad Moore is the Technical Editor for D-Town TV, and this week we launched a new online segment called “Ask Brad.” This is where you can ask your Nikon DSLR-related questions, and every Monday Brad will pick one (or more) of the best questions to answer right there on the site. To ask your question, go to the site, and click on the “Ask Brad” button at the top.
  • Upcoming Workshop from Landscape Legend Stephen Johnson
    Famous digital landscape photographer Stephen Johnson is hosting a very unique workshop just outside Carmel, California, in some of the most beautiful coastline anywhere. Here’s how Stephen describes it: “We have a very special workshop coming up at Pt. Lobos State Reserve, one of the places I love the best in my home state of California. Just south of Carmel Carmal, this park of beautifully sculpted rocks, misty trails, pounding surf and aqua bays always draws me back, and helped lead me down a path toward an unflinching love of landscape photography.” If you ever get the chance to learn from Stephen, you’ll never forget it—he is amazing! Here’s a link with all the details, and how to sign up.
  • Go Back Up Your Photos. Now!
    I just heard another story last week of a photographer who didn’t have a back-up of their photos, and she lost everything—-every photo she had taken in the last few years, including client work, family shots—everything—gone forever. Take this moment to protect the visual history of your life, and back up your images. Just drag them onto another hard drive. If you don’t have one; run over to Best Buy, pick one up, and back them up. It takes so much less effort than you’d think.

That’s it for this Friday. I hope you all have a wonderful, peace-filled Easter weekend, and we’ll see you back here on Monday. :)

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