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Creative Content: Case Study: Clark Stacy

I’ve recently begun work to develop a new seminar “Unlocking The True Value of Your Creative Content” on behalf of ASMP for the NAB Show’s Technologically Advanced Publishing track. (whew, that was a mouthful). In any case, the primary focus of the presentation will be on the ways independent content creators can fund, publish and […]

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 […]

Insights on Big Data from Edge.org

Big Data has emerged as one of the most talked about technology trends in 2012. Although there is legitimate debate on the extent to which Big Data will reshape marketing, information gathering and self-tracking, it is clear that as we add more internet connected devices to our environment and more data is collected, big data’s […]

The Future of Journalism? Excellent Hurricane Sandy Reporting from the NY Times

Today, I’ll take a brief detour from the current thread on thinking, knowledge and professional development to highlight a shining example of modern journalism from the NY Times. A good curation of materials illustrating damage by #HurricaneSandy by the @nytimes, nyti.ms/SulIZm. — Alasdair Allan (@aallan) October 30, 2012 As Alasdair Allan points out, this well […]

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In performing some (much overdue) spring cleaning on my blog, I came across this unpublished post from March of 2011.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

A Three-Party Publishing Ecosystem

I came across this little gem embedded within a longer post about new Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer on John Battelle’s Search Blog “I believe, deeply, that commercial publishing is a conversation between three key parties: The reader (or viewer), the publisher/content creator, and the marketer.” -John Battelle This is an important triad where all parties […]

I’m Back!

This blog is back up and running after a lengthy hiatus due to this site being hacked while writing a new book. Before I jump into new material, here’s a rundown of what’s new. – My new book, iPad Kickstart, is completed and off to McGraw-Hill for page layout and printing. The book will be released in […]

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 […]

Trendwatching with “A-list” and “B-list” sources

In the Agile Photographer presentation, I recommend developing two RSS feeds or bookmark folders to help you glean the most valuable information from the sea of blog posts, news sources and Twitter updates on the Web. I call these your “A-list” and “B-list” sources. The A-list sources are the most thought-provoking sources of content. Those […]