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on Jul 1, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

Moose Podcast #6

Click to listen to Episode 6 and iTunes Thanks to all you loyal followers. Do me a favor and Tweet or Facebook these podcasts. Thanks! And to send in your question for the podcast: Moose Podcast (emails sent to this address will get no direct response)     People, Companies, Products Mentioned during Podcast: B&H Photo Nikon D5 MacBook Retina Photo Mechanic Buffalo Thunderbolt SuperDuper IoSafe 1515+       Gear Used to Create Podcast Adobe Audition Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Mic Array 2 Broadcast Arm Rode PSM1 Podcaster Shockmount Sure Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic Seal Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones Preconuns Studio One 3-Pro iZotope RX Plug-in...

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on Feb 23, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

“Passion, Anything Else?”

“…and in reading many of your posts, it would seem techniques like exposing to the right, resolutions charts, concerns over noise and chromatic aberrations, even composition don’t even enter your photographic process. It didn’t take me long to see you’re concerned with only one thing, passion, anything else?” The emailer in my opinion had done a great job distilling all my thousands of pages on the website down to the one thing I think is the most important aspect in photography, whatever the genre … passion. I firmly feel and have felt for more than thirty years, what the world needs are not more technically correct photographs but one filled with passion. Is it just that easy? Photography must remain fun or we’ll leave it in the closet. This means that if it’s the technical side of photography that brings you happiness, then that’s what you need to focus on. And if you want just passion to rule your photography, there are some very important technical aspects of photography...

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on Feb 3, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

OK, So it Sucks

It reminded me of a drug deal. Standing behind a booth at an annual trade show, I handed him the dvds and he gave me cash. This is how for years I delivered and was paid for articles for a European magazine (this was long ago when the images were film based and scanned for delivery). After doing this for a couple of year, I got a call one day from the editor, “what does suck mean?” (with in a very heavy Slavic accent), he was editing my text I’d given him. I said, “Sucks mean that its so bad it has no redeeming value, indescribably bad, not worthy of showing, really bad, stinks and should have never been taken in the first place. It sucks.” After a long pause he said, “sucks … it says a lot!” OK, so your photo sucks … so what? If you’re being paid a lot of money to create it, you might have an issue but otherwise, really, so what? For a...

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on Aug 15, 2015 in Friday Thoughts

Photoshop World is Family

Another Photoshop World is a wrap, Sharon and I are home after our nearly month long road trip. Photoshop World as always, flew by. It seemed we no sooner stepped on the bus to head for our PreCon then we were loading up the car to head home. Four days pass in the blink of an eye but the memories, well, they last us a lifetime because Photoshop World is all about family! Ya, there is lots to learn and that is part of the Photoshop World experience. Sitting in those classes (yes, I go to them too when I can), we pick up those little nuggets of wisdom that keep the creative juices going. And while that might happen, I think it’s the family that is the Photoshop World experience where the greatest amount of learning and creative spark comes from. For me, not only talking with my fellow instructors does this occur, but it is from YOU folks who are so kind and generous with thoughts and...

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