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What’s This Creative Content Project All About?

There has never been a better time to be an independent creator looking to self-publish and self-distribute your work. Tools for creation are more powerful and less expensive, platforms for distribution are emerging and a number of early pioneers are showing success in forging ahead without traditional publishers and distributors. But how do you do […]

Sustainable Business Models Symposium

I’ve been remiss in not posting a link to the ASMP Sustainable Business Models Symposium I helped moderate last October. As I begin work on my next presentation, Unlocking the True Value of your Creative Content, to be delivered at the NAB Conference on April 10th, I’ve been reflecting on the wonderful insights provided by […]

CSaaS-Creative Services as a Service?

“As the idea of a sharing and scaling services that were otherwise once local and isolated continues to spread, we are now seeing just about every function you can imagine being delivered as-a-service to any business who wants them.” -Brian Profitt As Brian Profitt correctly outlines in his article “Everything As A Service” on ReadWriteWeb, […]

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Photoshop

Today, I’m presenting “5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Photoshop” at the Utah chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. Rather than focus strictly on Photoshop, or geek out about esoteric features, the presentation includes a high-level discussion on best practices for visual communication along with a series of short, essential Photoshop […]

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 […]

The Falling Price of Media

Seth Godin’s been on a roll lately. A recent post on the cost comparisons between traditional media and new, self-published media highlights a big part of the reason why photographers, and other content creators are having problems getting paid. If consumers (this can be the general public or businesses in a B2B scenario) don’t see […]

dSLR Video Stabilization/Captain Stubling Review

Recently I shot the legendary Wastach 100, a footrace held on rugged terrain in Utah’s backcountry. As an Olympus Visionary photographer, I use my Olympus dSLRs and PEN compact still cameras to shoot video for my projects, and am always looking at ways to get the best quality whenever I shoot. For this race, I used […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apple Going Semi-Pro?

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for die-hard Final Cut users. They feel betrayed and abandoned. And rightfully so. FCP was a tool they’d spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours working with and now Apple effectively shut them out of moving forward without any warning. I won’t go through the gory details as […]