Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Must Read

I read Scott Kelby's blog daily. Wednesdays are a particular favorite because he invites another professional to "guest blog". Todays was very interesting, particularly for the Photoshop classes. Check it out here.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Oh yeah, Free software

Lightroom 3 beta is available for download free of charge. Lightroom is the all the best tools for processing your images from Photoshop, and is far easier to use. The only thing I miss is the clone stamp tool, otherwise, I don't use PS at all. Here's the download link.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Monday's Field Trip

We'll meet for class directly at the University to shoot a whole family. Don't forget to dress appropriately for the weather. We'll gather at the parking lot and walk up the hill towards Old Main from there.

The parking lot we'll meet at is on 700 East at 400 North. Head East on 400 North, through the light at 600 East, then turn right on 700 East (it's a cul-du-sac). The parking lot is on the left hand side. If you pass old main, you've gone too far!

Call me if you have any trouble finding it. 435 . 754 . 5672

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Field Trip Wednesday!

Don't forget to be on-time to class on Wednesday. We're heading up to the University by 5:10. We have a model, but you can also shoot landscapes. So, bring your manual if we need to figure things out on your camera, and be sure to dress warmly. See you soon!

Monday, October 19, 2009

5 More Ways to Improve w/o Gear

Check out this follow up article by Scott Bourne on how to improve your photography without spending any money.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

How's it Done?

Days are getting short, and pretty soon our day jobs will keep us indoors until the sun is already set: we're going to have to get creative through the winter.

See, if you let your language skills get rusty over the winter then you're going to have to relearn a whole lot of stuff and that's demotivating and frustrating. Keep your Langauge of Light skills up! Keep on conversing!

So, here's an attempt tonight to keep my inner creative going even though I couldn't get out for a walk with the sun. How's it done? Leave comments with your answer--camera settings, creation process, etc.--and extra credit to everyone who gets it right...don't think too long about the credit thing, just figure out the picture...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Quick Video for clone tool

Check out this video about how to use the clone stamp tool to remove things from a photo.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Field Trip Soon!

Let's go shoot some Geese! Join me Saturday Morning at 7:00 am on the River Walk trail off the highway by the Golf Course. See Cache Valley Photographers for all the details, and to sign up so that you get announcements of trips and things automatically.

Field Trip

Scott Bourne is a photographer, writer, podcaster who is full of useful info. Take two minutes and thirteen seconds (everyone has that much time) to read his post on how to improve your photography and think about some of his tips.

Click here to read his post. Check out the rest of his site, maybe tune in to his podcasts.

Now, he's also coming to Salt Lake on the evening of Novemeber 17th. It costs $10 to attend his talk, but I think it may be very nice. Anyone care to carpool down? We could leave at 5:00pm...

Monday, October 12, 2009

On Models

Next Monday's class will be hosting a model--a music conductor and horn player. This guy is a real character, so it should be a hoot.

Regarding models, like C. and N. who have visited the wednesday class, they need compensation. In this case, they have agreed to model for us in exchange for the pictures. Please bring the pictures to class so that they can be shared with the models. (not to mention, reviewed and shared with the class!)

Thanks for supporting this portion of our class.