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Join a Top-Notch Photography Workshop and Fight Ovarian Cancer

Update: 8/23: I’ve just received word that Jay Dickman will not be able to participate in the workshop due to a scheduling conflict. Are you an amateur photographer who loves getting out and shooting photos of wild places? Have you ever wished you could be mentored by professional photographers National Geographic photographer or a professional photo […]

Wouldn’t it be cool if: Smart Camera Apps

In performing some (much overdue) spring cleaning on my blog, I came across this unpublished post from March of 2011. I still find the concepts to be compelling, even though the buzz around the Color app has certainly faded away. Enjoy. There has been a lot of buzz lately around the Color app, a social […]

Google Plus Hangout with David H. Wells

Fellow Olympus Visionary photographer David H. Wells joined me for a Google + hangout to discuss the transition from still to multimedia photography. Along the way, we discussed the gear we pack, our sources of inspiration and where we hope to go next with our multimedia projects. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation and hope you […]

Is Photography A Performance-based or Post-processed Medium?

In thinking about the future of photography, I’ve been wondering how the craft will evolve as post-processing tools become ever more powerful and our skills at conveying emotion through the use of color, tone and contrast match the sophistication and subtlety of the available technology. I found some interesting parallels between photography and music in […]

Documenting Your Life: The Creative Antidote to a Busy Schedule

Because photography is only a small part of my job, it’s a great challenge  to find time to shoot regularly enough to keep my technical skills sharp and my creative vision attuned to the nuances of light. It seems that the items piling up on the to-do list often take priority in the limited hours […]

Friday Round Up: Read This Now

For this week’s Friday Round-up (yes, I know it’s been a while) I have one article that I scooped from my friend Susan Carr’s Twitter feed earlier today. Even though Online Journalism Entrepreneurs is more than a year old, the exploration of new revenue models for news outlets is still enlightening today, particularly as a […]

Agile Photographer Wrap-up: Fairfield NJ.

I’m reflecting on last night’s Agile Photographer Presentation at Unique Photo over a delicious cappuccino at Espresso Neat in Darien, CT. Darien, with its tidy upscale downtown, reminds me of Bronxville, NY and provides significant contrast to the bustle and energy I’ve experienced on this trip in Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. At last […]

The Curse Of The Expert

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few. – Shunryu Suzuki For the past several years I’ve worked hard to be the go-to expert for my client’s Photoshop, workflow, color management and printing needs. While I’ve always found it immensely rewarding to be able to remove the technical […]

Friday Round-up: The $2.99 Follow Focus, Revolutionary Data Visualization and Mr. Beam Takes On the World

The $2.99 Follow Focus. I came across this little tidbit last night, a jar opener turned follow focus and am game to give it a try. Thus weekend I’ll be making a trip to Bed Bath and Beyond (probably the only the you’ll hear that on my blog) and pick up one to test. I’ll […]

Friday Round-up 2-4-11: ASMP SB3, Squeeze 7, Mobile Video

I’m still on a high from ASMP’s Strictly Business conference two-weeks ago in Los Angeles. If you are a professional photographer, or want to be one, you owe it to yourself to attend SB3. You only have two more chances, Philadelphia Feb 25-27 and Chicago April 1-3. I hope to see you there! While we’re […]