A long requested feature is finally here. After nearly a decade of diligent engineering and testing, Adobe announced this week that they’re finally ready to release the beta of their new Content Aware Rotate feature to a small audience for testing. “This new feature solves a lot of problems. No longer are photographers slave to carefully planning shoots, collecting client shot… Continue reading "Photoshop Releases Breakthough Content Aware Revolve"
Author: Suzanne Clements
Over the last handful of years my camera has been along with me on many adventures. But few have been as delicious as my journey up north back to my home town of Buffalo, NY where I enjoyed a peek behind-the-scenes at Community Beer Works. If you read their website, you’ll notice that they claim to be Buffalo’s first “nano” brewery. That is,… Continue reading "Have Camera, Will Drink"
As of late, I’ve been taking my adventures off road and I’ve been looking for a safer companion to take along for the ride. My Sony A99 is too big and way too important to strap to my handlebars and sure, I could go with the GoPro and call it a day,… but when I saw the price (and the 4 star… Continue reading "Will the Polaroid Cube Be Your Next Adventure Companion?"
The Stock photography market is growing and evolving, more and more photographers are looking at selling the rights to their images as a way to help pay for gear, travel and increasingly, as a reliable income. Occasionally someone will ask me what I think it takes to make a strong portfolio that will sell. I’ve pulled together a few guidelines that I’ve learned along… Continue reading "10 Tips to Building a Strong Stock Photography Portfolio"
As Leigh has been pointing out, there have been quite a few visible changes in the stock photography world as of late. Things don’t work (or even look) like they used to. And this is good for the photographers who see in this new path a direction that inspires them to break away from the same old same old. In the last… Continue reading "The Stock Photography Revolution"
Like many others out there, I’m wowed by the latest revelations in new technology that are supposed to make our lives better, make us run faster, jump higher, clean more efficiently and in this case, shoot better photos. Well, I’m actually not sure that Nikon implied their new 1AW would make me better at my craft, but I sure was… Continue reading "The Nikon 1 AW 1 May Not Make You a Better Photographer"
I was surprised at the response that my December 3 photo for Carly Gill’s December Challenge received. The image was a quick attempt to get the day’s pic taken, processed and checked off my to do list. My light had started fading and in a moment of clarity I thought, outdoors, long exposure, light string. Whatever happens happens and we’ll… Continue reading "Smoke Monster Revealed"
As someone who has historically relied on “natural light” for my portraiture and outdoor work, I had long learned to make the most of nearly all-weather situations and just roll with whatever light Mother Nature decided to provide. After my summer workshop with Indiana photographer, Brian Powell, I’ve finally branched out and have worked up a small library of equipment that has… Continue reading "Lighting Mobility: Scott Kreb’s Saberstrip in Action"
Ok ok… I absolutely ADORE my A99. There’s no way you’re going to talk me into another brand or get this camera outta my hand. It’s fast, it’s smart, it bends over backwards to do amazing things and all in full frame (but I’ll gush more about my A99 later). One thing I’ve certainly struggled with was the new “standard” hot shoe and… Continue reading "Remote Triggers and the Sony A99 Hot Shoe/F60M Flash Combo"
If you’re like me, every now and again you stumble across an image that’s all too familiar and out of place. As your work gets more exposure over the Internet it may tend to grow legs whether you like it or not. Good friend and Houston-based photographer, Jay Lee, addresses this very issue. I’ve followed his work for years now… Continue reading "Fight Copyright Infringement using the DMCA"