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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 […]

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 […]

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In performing some (much overdue) spring cleaning on my blog, I came across this unpublished post from March of 2011.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 […]

Lightroom 4: Basic Sliders & Tone Control

In addition to the changing Lightroom’s baseline processing values, Lightroom’s engineers made a series of significant changes to the controls found in the Basic panel within Lightroom’s Develop module. These give better control over the tones in your images and improve Lightroom’s ability to recover highlight and shadow detail. As part of this change, Adobe […]

Attention! Lightroom 4: Tone Curve Bug

Update: 5/1/12 Adobe has released Lightroom 4.1 RC2 on the Adobe Labs Web site. In my testing yesterday, it appears to fully preserve the Tone Curve settings from images in LR3 catalogs. I’ve also found it to be much faster than LR3 as well. I’ve seen several forum posts about some users feeling LR4 was […]

Lightroom 4 Is Here!

Earlier this week, Adobe Lightroom 4 was officially released to the world. With it comes big changes, some visible to the user, others behind the scenes. Collectively, this is one of the most important releases to Lightroom and solidifies Lightroom’s position as the go-to all-in-one application for managing the chaos of a digital photography workflow. […]

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 […]