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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 […]

Awesome! Eddie Obeng: Smart Failure For A Fast-Changing World

This 10 minute video is awesome! It’s well worth your time to watch. “We spend our time responding rationally to a world we understand and recognize, but no longer exists.”

In Praise of Irrationality, In Praise of Creatives

I’m in the midst of taking two online courses, Intro to Finance and Intro to Statistics and appreciate the tools and insights both disciplines bring to the decision making process. Paradoxically however, the more I’ve learned about thinking, the more problematic I find our deep-seated perception of humans as rational entities capable of making informed, […]

Bokode

There have been many, really interesting new applications of photography coming out from research labs in recent months. From Augmented Reality eyeglasses, to body-morphing video software, what we can do creatively with images, and the utility we derive from the information within images is increasing. Here’s another novel way of using a camera to serve […]

The Coming Utility of Images

Commonly, we think of photographs and images as artistic tools for communicating ideas and emotion, or to serve as a representational substitute for a physical product (e.g. To show the actual color of a blue sweater in a catalog). In the near future, owing to increased connectivity, image processing algorithms and improved connectivity, I predict […]

30 Days of CS5: Conclusion

This wraps up our 30 Days of CS5 series. Although we’ve covered lots of new ground, we’re still really only scratching the surface of how these features can be implemented into your workflow to help you work faster and expand your creative options. Those deeper posts will continue over weeks and months to come, particularly […]

Are you a Realist or an Impressionist photographer?

Photographers will always wrestle with the thorny ethical question of when it is appropriate to use Photoshop for image manipulation and how much manipulation is appropriate, particularly in an editorial context. Unfortunately, much of the conversation on Photoshop and ethics has devolved into partisan statements. “Photoshop is cheating,” some say. “An artist should use any […]

The Photographer of 2015

Last month’s presentation at the Society For Photographic Education’s National Conference has generated a lot of thought on the skills tomorrow’s photographers will need to succeed. Certainly, the technological landscape will be different-digital cameras will be better, workflow software easier and the Web will be accessed from everyone’s mobile phone. The photographer of tomorrow will […]

Newsweeklies Continue Long, Slow Print Goodbye

This last week has been an alarming one in the world of print journalism. Scripps media, owners of the Rocky Mountain News, have put the Rocky up for sale and the Tribune Co, owners of the LA Times, Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Today’s announcement that Newsweek is […]

Electrification and the Future of Digital Photography

This morning, I was listening to a lecture by Thomas Friedman, author of The World Is Flat, via MIT’s Open Courseware. In it, Mr. Friedman mentions that the productivity boost to industry provided by the discovery of electricity was not immediate. Instead, the real gains came after the factories had been redesigned for electric motors […]