Archive | August, 2010

Shooting on a Workshop? Speak up, please!

August 31, 2010

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Shooting on a Workshop? Speak up, please!

Photographs © Rick Sammon Juan Pons and I were recently acting as assistants on the sunset hula shoot at the Maui Photo Festival. Great fun! Great dancers! Great light. As usual, something interesting happened. After Juan and I set up the reflectors and diffusers to control the harsh light, I ask the crowd of maybe […]

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8.31.10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Amanda Stevens

August 31, 2010

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8.31.10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Amanda Stevens

Hey Gang, We have a cool weekly feature here on DPE: Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find. Each Tuesday I choose a photographer who I find on Twitter  who is . . . well, talented! I find ‘em by reading an interesting tweet and then by clicking on his or her web site. This week’s Talented Twitter […]

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Aloha From Maui

August 29, 2010

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Aloha From Maui

Hi All – Juan Pons, Eddie Tapp, Judy Host, Randy Jay Braun, Lou Freeman and yours truly  (all DPE gang members) were honored to be presenters at this week’s 2010 Maui Photo Festival & Workshop. Here are two of my favorite shots, taken at the golden hour “Hula Dancer” shoot on the beach, which was […]

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My Top 10 iPad Apps

August 26, 2010

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My Top 10 iPad Apps

In a completely random order, my top ten iPad apps! Some free, some paid, all used regularly. Got some more? Let’s hear about them in the comments. Square: If you take money, ever, get this. Accept credit card swipes with only a transaction cost. No up front, monthly fees or commitment. The Photographer’s Ephemeris: Great […]

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Lightning Fast Lightroom Tips – Survey Mode

August 25, 2010

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Lightning Fast Lightroom Tips – Survey Mode

Don’t forget about the Survey Tool. It is invaluable when selecting from a number of similar images. Highlight all of the images in the batch and hit N. Use the numbers to rank them by stars and hit / to deselect images and knock them out of your Survey window. Bonus: New in Lightroom 3, […]

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8.24.10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Richard Peters

August 24, 2010

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8.24.10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Richard Peters

Hey Gang, We have a cool weekly feature here on DPE: Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find. Each Tuesday I choose a photographer who I find on Twitter  who is . . . well, talented! I find ‘em by reading an interesting tweet and then by clicking on his or her web site. This week’s Talented Twitter […]

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10 iPad Observations

August 24, 2010

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10 iPad Observations

After a couple of month’s of use, here are, in no particular order, 10 observations about my iPad. Let me just preface this list by saying I am not a Mac user, I use an Android OS phone and I love my iPad. Getting online anywhere and everywhere is way more important and useful than […]

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Lightning Fast Lightroom Tips: Crop Tool Tip

August 23, 2010

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Lightning Fast Lightroom Tips: Crop Tool Tip

Lightroom 3’s Crop Tool makes it easy to change your photo’s orientation from horizontal to vertical or vice-versa. Press the ‘R’ key to activate the Crop Tool, then press ‘X’ to change the orientation of the crop. You can do this in previous versions of Lightroom by dragging a corner, but LR3 makes it easier […]

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DPE Atlanta Workshop Photos/Tips: Part V

August 20, 2010

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DPE Atlanta Workshop Photos/Tips: Part V

Our first DPE Altanta workshop was a blast. Rob Knight and I really enjoyed working with the 20 talented students. We covered Lightroom, lighting, HDR and travel photography. What fun! Each day this week I will try to post a picture/tip from the workshop. So stay tuned! Today’s tips: Photograph the details in a scene, […]

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DPE Atlanta Workshop Photos/Tips: Part IV

August 19, 2010

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DPE Atlanta Workshop Photos/Tips: Part IV

Our first DPE Altanta workshop was a blast. Rob Knight and I really enjoyed working with the 20 talented students. We covered Lightroom, lighting, HDR and travel photography. What fun! Each day this week I will try to post a picture/tip from the workshop. So stay tuned! Today’s tip: Use a reflector/diffuser combo to control […]

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