Thursday, January 28, 2010

Great Interview

Joe McNally is one of my favoritest photographers. He was recently hosted on Photoshop User TV where Dave Cross interviewed him. Dave Cross is the fellow coming to instruct us at the Maximum Photoshop Seminar in Salt Lake on February 26th. Join the club to join the carpool down.

Anyway, I think this interview is really quite good. Have a look.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

An interesting read

I follow Scott Bourne's blog most days. He gives succinct tips for business, shooting, and creativity. His podcasts are also highly instructional three times a month. Occasionally, he delves a little deeper, as he did yesterday. I recommend that anyone considering photography as a business read this post.

Portraits, tonight!

Last week you got off easy, and no one had their own portrait made. Well, be ready tonight--but don't be scared! No one has to see the images we make tonight, you don't have to blow them up to 30x40, and you don't even have to tell your mother that you made them ('cause, you know, then she'll want a copy and you'll protest that it doesn't look nice, and she'll say, 'I'm sure it's fine,' and then she'll get it and comment that you could have at least combed your hair...). Anyway, we're students, and we have to practice our craft. If we get comfortable in front of the lens ourselves, then maybe I'll invite some models to come and work for us!

So, photography class is at the Studio again tonight, and then I'll be back at campus for the Photoshop session. See you soon.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wednesday's Class

Remember, for Photography Class on Wednesday the 20th, we will be meetings directly at the Studio.

The Studio in 106 Church Street, immediately north of the Tabernacle. So, from Main street turn east on 100 North, then Left on Church street. We are right behind Zion's Bank. Park on the street.

Bring your cameras and be ready to shoot and learn. Be sure to charge your batteries and empty your memory cards.

Also, read this post.

And, if you're available tonight, feel free to drop by the Studio tonight (or any Tuesday) for open Lab time. See ya soon.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Welcome New Photogs!

I'm really excited about this new year and this new session of classes. It's the perfect time to be a photographer. We have some really incredible tools available to us now, both for capturing images and processing them to become just what we had in mind when we clicked the shutter. I'm sure excited about it, and I'm stoked to be sharing this time with you.

Keep an eye on this blog before class each week for important updates and information, and always bring your camera and be ready to shoot outdoors.

Remember your four steps to becoming better photographers:
1. Take pictures--every day
2. Look at Others' pictures--every day
3. Read your camera's manual--every day
4. Let others' take you picture, and view them--often (you thought I was going to say "every day," huh?)

This is your homework for the duration of our classes, and for life if you really want to become better photogs. I look forward to improving with you all.