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Did you just buy a dud? Hard drives 101

So you are running out of space and you just bought some shiny new hard drives but what do you do now? There are a number of things you can do to ensure the long life of your hard drives and avoid early catastrophes:
Step 1.
Inspect the drive for any physical damages during travel or [...]

The show goes on!

The gods must have heard my call because not more than a week after my Stop Assisting talk, APA sent word about doing a retouching seminar for them.  After speaking to the amazing young talent over at Stop Assisting I was hoping for just such a thing so I could build on the dialogs that were [...]

MONTHLY NEWS + TIPS

Do you ever wonder what we’ve been up to?  well, stay in touch and subscribe to CYAN JACK News. If anything just sign up for the awesome tips,  I’m sending out great ones.  There is a new link added to the Pages on the right side of the blog called “GET MONTHLY NEWS + TIPS” [...]

Shoot: Interview Magazine August

Another fun interview shoot with photographer Stephen Rose for the August 2009 issue of INTERVIEW mag.  I was on the streets slinging hard drives and laptops (aka. digital capture) and back in the retouching suite before you can say pesto gnocchi.  Stephen stopped by the studio to go over some color idea’s and the rest [...]

“Secrets of a top retoucher” by Popphoto

This Popphoto magazine article recently ran, a rather candid interview that I did a few months back and I thought it would be fun to post it here for those of you who don’t know me personally.  It says a little about how I got evolved in retouching / digital capture and wee bit about [...]

Shoot: Interview Magazine June/July 2009

We spent a day on the beach working with the talented Stephen Rose, for this awesome swim story in Interview Magazine. (see above.)  Stephen had us join the team to help carry over and refine his film based style  using digital capture.  We set up a great location tether and download station on location for [...]

ColorChecker fever

The 24 Patch Classic ColorChecker has been in use in photography since 1976 and sometimes I would swear it just came out yesterday because very few professional photographers and retouchers have a clue how to use it and read it. I’ll go over the most popular uses of the ColorChecker in detail below.
The Classic [...]

RAW Talk with ASMP NY

 
 
 
 
April 22nd, 2009 - 6:30pm
For all you lurking blog readers out there……  ASMP as invited me to do a Lecture in NYC.  It’s this Wednesday night, it should be a good one so come on out and say hi !
-  Details below -
RAW Talk is an insider look, “under the hood” of RAW processing tools giving photographers both [...]

Split Toning with Lightroom2

The often overlooked split tone adjustment tab could be just what you were looking for. Sure split toned black and whites can look nice, especially when used sparingly, but I have to say that i find split tone adjustments in Lightroom/ACR far more useful for creating unique color looks and simulating film stocks.
Although the adjustments [...]

NEW TOYS FROM POCKETWIZARD

PocketWizard just announced their brand new Flex TT5 Transceiver and Mini TT1 Transmitter.  This is big news for strobe loving photographers everywhere.

Besides the sleek compact form-factor, these puppies boast some pretty impressive  specs.  If you want to totally geek out, download the full manual is here.  It’s great to see that they’re compatible with previous [...]