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Archive for January, 2010

Could Google Gag the Stock Photography Business?

This week, conversations surround talk of Apple’s new tablet and how it may help save newspapers and magazines. While a disruptive new technology is an opportunity for those who take advantage of it, it can spell disaster for those who don’t. And so, I am thinking about Google, and how . . . are you […]

Elements of Life-Thoughts from Vincenzo Natali

As I reviewed trailers for movies we will see at the Sundance Film Festival next week, I came across this apt quote from Vincenzo Natali, co-writer and director of the 2009 film Splice, and director of the famed 1997 science fiction film Cube. “Making a film is a little bit like having a baby. It […]

I think I have it somewhere…

This morning, NPR ran a nice story about a lost recording of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech, returned to the world after 50 years. In the story are several important reminders for photographers to cultivate, maintain and protect their image library. The Story In 1960, three years before King’s landmark “I Have A Dream” […]

Multimedia: 5 tips for shooting stills

Though shooting stills will probably be the most comfortable aspect of multimedia for photographers, multimedia brings with it a new set of challenges when shooting, that most photographers will be able to adapt to with some practice. Here are five tips for shooting stills: 1) Vary your shots: Be sure to shoot wide-angle overview shots, […]

5 Reasons to Infuse Your Work with Multimedia

I recently began shooting with my new Olympus E-P2 HD video-enabled dSLR camera. While a card-carrying digital photographer in love with technology, when I started working with video-enabled cameras, I felt a pang of worry for the future of still photography. Now that I’ve been working with these cameras for a full year, that worry […]

Realist vs. Impressionist Business Models

Realist vs. Impressionist Business Models A couple weeks ago (http://jaykinghorn.com/?p=231), I suggested the use of the terms Realist and Impressionist photographer to define approaches to, and uses of, photography. A realist photographer is primarily concerned with capturing their vision as completely as possible in-camera, while an impressionist photographer uses the camera’s capture as a starting […]

Lightroom and Photoshop: One Rule for a Happy Marriage

As Lightroom continues to evolve and become a more powerful photography tool, many photographers are finding fewer reasons to jump into Photoshop for performing their image corrections. For the most part, Lightroom (LR) and Photoshop are designed to work exceptionally well together. Still, there is one major snag many photographers run into when using both […]

5 Tips for Mastering Layer Masks

Lately, I’ve been noticing designers, photographers and illustrators layering their work as well. From photographer’s portfolios to television ads, compositing photos or videos with text, backgrounds and textures is hot. Even Ford is getting into the action with a surprisingly creative F-150 advertising campaign. If you’re not already a master of layer masks and compositing, […]