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on Jun 19, 2013 in Digital Darkroom

Adobe’s CC – A Couple of Thoughts

Ever since Adobe announced their Creative Cloud (CC) “updates” to the Creative Suite/Photoshop, I have had more than one email asking, …”WTF!” I’ll be the first admit that the roll out of this was not really, honestly done all that well (I know, understatement). I feel like I’m walking on eggshells writing this so bare with me. The first question I think YOU must ask yourself is, “Is this update what I need?” Having been fortunate to work with CC for awhile, I can honestly say that for my personal workflow it most definitely is. Why? It simply is faster, faster in performance and faster with features I need. Just the amazing updates to ACR are worth the price of admission in my book. This might not be the case for you. How do you determine if it is, do the 30day free trail and find out. Yes, you still download the software and load it on YOUR computer to use it. And here’s the next thing to ponder...

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on May 21, 2013 in Digital Darkroom, Just Out!

ioSafe N2 NAS blazes!

Oh my, the N2 is one sa-weet NAS! There are many NAS units on the market, why ioSafe? It is the only water and fireproof unit you’re going to find that comes with a guarantee. If that doesn’t get you attention how about this. The N2 is powered by a Synology DSM motherboard and operating system. It allows for fast (and we’re talking FAST!) access on your local network and remote access from nearly any device connected to the internet – all secured and protected by you. This NAS/RAID can be either 2, 4, 6 or 8TB and it can be upgraded with time by you, just plug and go! And I’m just getting started on features and a matter a fact, there are so many features I don’t have space to list them all. They are extensive so click here to read them all. Now you might be wondering where the photo of my N2 is. Well, it’s under my desk working away as all, ALL of my...

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on May 9, 2013 in Digital Darkroom

Fireside Chat – Wacom 13HD in Use

Yeap, while it was snowin outside, I was in my comfortable chair working on images from the weekend on the new Wacom 13HD. I thought while I was there, I’d record a little more on how I make use of this marvelous and important tool in my digital...

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on Apr 22, 2013 in Aviation, Digital Darkroom

It’s Not Magic

At our Precon for Photoshop World last week, we were at Fantasy of Flight where they had pulled out a number of aircraft for us to photograph. One of them was the B-26 Marauder, a rare bird indeed! The B-26 is normally in the back corner of the hangar with all these other tugged in under its wings. I’ve never gotten a clean shot of it, not even one I could clean up in post. I check it out every time I’m there, but I had no photos of it. So when I saw it on the line, I was really excited to spend some time shooting it on a gorgeous Florida day! I had the D4 with 18-35AFS (fabulously sharp lens!) and went to work. I shot knowing that I was going to remove much of the distracting background in post. That is key! I selected my angle for the shot, raising the camera up and down to maximize the background while minimizing by post...

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