Archives for September 2007

Easy as 1,2,3… 09/15/2007


How to convey the sweeping vistas of the Great Lakes? Being from Oregon, I really connected with the enormity of the body of water in front of me. We had an outstanding sky this morning and I wanted to capture the vastness of the scene before me. I immediately thought…”Pano!” But, my tripod was in the car. So, I carefully lined up the horizon with one of my focus points, panned and clicked four frames and let the power of Photoshop take over from there. I simply did a straight process in CApture NX and saved the images as tiffs. Then I went to PhotoMerge in Photoshop, showed it where the images were and sat back and waited while Photoshop worked it’s magic. It really was a simple as 1, 2, 3… 1-Photomerge, 2-Color Cast Removal and 3- add a Polarizer with NIK Color Efex 2.0 and that’s it! Ya just gotta love Photoshop CS3. That feature alone is worth the upgrade…not to mention several other features that maybe, just maybe you will see in action this week. Stay tuned…

Images catured with Nikon D2Xs

On the Road Again 09/14/2007


DLWS Michigan is about to begin and the gang is all together scouting locations for our upcoming workshop.  It’s a gorgeous part of the world and we are already finding great photo opportunities to share with returning alumni and new participants.  Stay tuned as I will be posting images during the week of our adventures.

Image captured with Nikon D200, AF-S 17-55mm 2.8 on Lexar 8gb 300X CF card

All Fired Up After A Great Photoshop World 09/09/2007


Wow! I just returned home from another amazing Photoshop World Conference where there was record breaking attendance and, rightfully so with a Dream Team of instructors like non other. I feel priveledged to be a part of this incredible group of people who are so eager to share their knowledge. It’s 3 days of non-stop learning in a fun filled, creative atmoshpere. After spending a day attending classes, the evenings are filled with festivities such as the Photoshop World After Hours party where we were entertained by Big Electric Cat with Scott Kelby, his gorgeous wife Kalebra and NAPP’s own creative director Felix Nelson. An evening spent at the Art of Digital Photography left everyone awestruck and inspried by the moving images that were shown by Moose Peterson, Joe McNally, John Paul Caponigro, Jay Maisel, Joe Glyda, Vincent Versace and Jim DiVitale. I’ve already begun to apply all I learned last week to my workflow. Thanks to everyone…instructors, attendees and mostly the NAPP staff for making this the best Photoshop World ever.