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New Work: ASMP Find A Photographer

Earlier this month, we helped ASMP create a Web commercial to highlight their Find A Photographer service to art buyers. Find A Photographer is a unique database of ASMP member photographers that can be searched by geographic region or photographic speciality. In short, it allows an art buyer to find a photographer for their next […]

SB3: Up Your Game

It’s been a week and a half since the Strictly Business 3 conference in LA and I’m still abuzz with ideas from the conference. If you haven’t been to SB3, I highly encourage you to do so. It’s a rare chance to network with your peers, become inspired by a host of outstanding presenters and […]

Thievery Corporation, Vampire Weekend and Global Photography

There is a long history of regional music styles influencing one another as musicians adopt, assimilate or incorporate distinctive rhythms, instruments or musical phrases into their own music—a sonic melting pot, if you will. This tradition seems, like most trends, to have accelerated in the Internet age with music lovers and musicians being exposed to […]

30 Days of CS5: Perspective Drawing

Clearly, the engineers at Adobe feel that 3D, both actual and perceived, will play a prominent role in the future of illustration, design and motion. The past several generations of the Creative Suite have brought us tools like Vanishing Point (Photoshop) and 3D Effects (Illustrator). CS5 brings us Repousee in Photoshop for creating 3D graphics […]

30 Days of CS5: Captions

InDesign’s new captioning features allow you to, you guessed it, generate captions for your images, illustrations and multimedia. Less obvious uses of the features allow catalog publishers to add SKU numbers or product names to the photos automatically. With a little bit of creativity, virtually anyone who uses photos regularly in their design work can […]

30 Days of CS5: Adobe Configurator 2.0

As a part of the redesign of Photoshop CS4, Adobe introduced flash panels. To most users, these changes appeared to be merely cosmetic, but to developers, flash panels allow for the creation of custom panels within Photoshop that look and behave similarly to the native panels created by Adobe. To make the creation of Flash […]

30 Days of CS5: Camera Raw Files in AECS5

When I originally set out to write the 30 Days of CS5 blog series, I didn’t intend to spend so much time on After Effects. But, the more time I’ve spent with After Effects, the more potential I see for photographers and others, who aren’t videographers or motion graphics experts, to begin incorporating After Effects […]

30 Days of CS5: Refine Edge

One of the most common production tasks for photographers or imagers using Photoshop is to isolate a subject from a background, often called clipping or cutouts. Each of the past several versions of Photoshop has attempted to make the process easier and more intuitive. First there was the Extract tool, later the Refine Selection command […]

30 Day of CS5: Cool Improvements

Several minor improvements to Photoshop CS5 offer subtle, yet important, benefits to photographers. As part of their “Just Do It” initiative (JDI), Photoshop engineers took a break from building new features to address annoyances and make changes proposed by Photoshop users. Here are two of my favorite JDI changes and a third updated feature you’ll […]

30 Days of CS5: HDR Pro and HDR Toning

Although HDR photography has become popular in recent years, it has never lived up to its original promise of allowing photographers to capture images as their eyes originally saw them. Instead, most HDR images are gritty, high-contrast versions of the original. Stylistically, it was put to good use by some photographers looking for a post-apocalyptic, […]