Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wednesday's Class

Don't forget, we're at The Studio this week...and we got a new sign!

Also, remember that we're getting crazy with lights this week. We may need some makeup, and mohawks and anything funky you can think of. We'll spend much more time composing a single setup as a class. We'll come away with fewer images that are hopefully of a higher quality. We'll see...

Oh, and I'll do my best to be there by 4:30; so if you're available, come on by a little early.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Photographers' License

We've talked about it before. That camera around your neck is a badge, an emblem, a symbol that people recognize. They see it coming, and they know that there's something particular about the person carrying it; mostly they suspect that there's something not quite right about him. Maybe it's because they know that you've spent an inordinate amount of money on a piece of equipment and then you spend most of your time cussing at it because it doesn't do what you want. Computer owners are the same way, but they have the decency to stay in doors. Photographers brave the world with their frustrating tools, and because of that, people pity us. They never turn you down for a picture (maybe they're just scared you'll have a breakdown in front of them!). Go out and try it!

Also, here're Joe McNally's thoughts on the issue. The images are fine, but a couple of lines of text are not for young readers.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Whoa! After our class last night using flashes, there are suddenly four terrific flashes on KSL for around $60 each. This is a pretty good deal. The great thing is that each of these is able to function as an optical slave. go to KSL classifieds, enter Nikon in the search, and look for the SB-26, SB-28, SB-50, and also an F5 camera--the guy has an SB-28 for sale in there, too. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Studio, tonight!

Really quickly, we're at the Studio for Photo Class tonight. Dress for the weather, and I'll see you there!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Class for Wednesday @ BATC

Don't forget, we'll be in the lab at BATC on Wednesday. Bring one or two of your favorite photos that you'd like some tips for processing on. I will use Lightroom3 Beta to demonstrate my workflow for finishing my pictures (pressing the shutter is only the first step!). See you in Class!

Oh, yeah, and it's open lab time at the Studio tonight from 6-8 if anyone wants to swing by and print a picture, or practice using your camera, or try other lenses, etc.

Watch this Show

Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski are two fantastic photographers and excellent educators, to boot. Each week they host a show teaching tips about photography. this week's includes a terrific interview with Chase Jarvis, another of my favorite photogs. Check it out and keep an eye on D-Town TV for continuing education. I also recommend viewing previous episodes--especially anyone shooting Nikon.