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First Impressions: The Olympus PEN E-PM1

Last week I received my Olympus PEN E-PM1 and began putting it through the paces last weekend. Having quickly fallen in love with the image quality and focus speed of the E-P3, the E-PM1’s bigger brother, I was eager to see if the E-PM1 could serve as an all-purpose camera for capturing everything from adventure […]

Friday Round-up: The $2.99 Follow Focus, Revolutionary Data Visualization and Mr. Beam Takes On the World

The $2.99 Follow Focus. I came across this little tidbit last night, a jar opener turned follow focus and am game to give it a try. Thus weekend I’ll be making a trip to Bed Bath and Beyond (probably the only the you’ll hear that on my blog) and pick up one to test. I’ll […]

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 […]

Does the screen shape your work?

In a recent TED talk, David Byrne discusses the ways that architecture-the nature of the rooms music is performed in-shapes the content of the music. Most traditional european choir music is influenced by the reverberations of the music echoing through the hard walls of a cathedral which shape and enhance the long notes of the […]

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 […]

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: Auto Keyframing

For many people, myself included, switching from still to motion graphics requires us to rethink the way we prepare our files. Not only do we have the static components (composition, content, color, contrast, etc.) but we also now have a temporal component to consider and control. When I began playing with motion graphics, I found […]