It would seem this book was written just for me because Power, Speed & Automation fits my workflow like a glove! This book is more than Okey Dokey, my good friend and long time technical advisor Geoff Scott has done a marvelous, marvelous job helping us put the power of Photoshop into our workflow. Along with author Jeffrey Tranberry and edited by the marvelous Katrina Eismann, this is just a jewel of book. Clearly written, logically approached and full of help, the team has produced a must have book. Geoff…you’re okey dokey in my book!
WOW..it’s out and in its first day of release, sales nearly hit 200! Thank you!! Totally taking me by surprise, my latest book Taking Flight is now available…on the iPad! You’ll not find this at Amazon or you neighborhood bookstore, only on iTunes. That’s because this is a book like none other I’ve written. Ya, there is over 120pgs, over 200 photographs, but there is also a chapter of video Photoshop lessons and there are slideshows and user interactive charts and graphs. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what Brent has programmed into the book. And the best part is, this is the first book you’ll ever own that will be updated and you won’t have to buy another copy! Yeap, we’ll be adding to and updating the content with time and it will all be free to you!
We’re on our way to Photoshop World (where we’ll be giving away copies of the book) so didn’t get a video shot to illustrate some of the features of the book. We’ll get that done. In the meantime when you get it, just click everywhere you can, Brent has giant captions and information like Briefing Notes tucked all over the place. The only thing we’ve not worked out is, how we honor any requests for autographs. Enjoy!
Some fan decided I needed to have a Meike D800 grip, whoever you are, thanks! If you’re not aware what this is all about, it seems to be an exact knock off of the Nikon MB-D12. I’ve had it now for about a week and while it looks just like the Nikon unit, the Meike is not the exact same. Little things like slightly different finish, a couple metal parts are plastic and it doesn’t fit like a glove like the MB-D12. I see on Amazon right now it’s $53 and the MB-D12 is $399. That’s a huge difference in price. The one thing the is cool about the Meike grip is it weights about 6oz less. Is it built as well as the Nikon unit? I don’t know, nor do I know if it will last as long. I’m giving it a try and if I find any answers, I’ll let you know.
A whole lot of folks have been asking if we’re coming back to New York this fall. I am most happy to say we most certainly are. While everything is in place, plans made and logistics dealt with, details won’t be broadcasted until 8 Sept. I can tell you we’ll start the fun 17 Oct at Calumet, then B&H and finish up at Unique on the 20th with a WHOLE bunch in between. I’ll be doing formal presentations and shoots the like you’ve never seen done by me or in NY before and if all goes well, I’ll have an informal photo walk as well. So stay tuned, we’ comin back to the Big Apple..Yahooooo!
We finally were able to get the current issue in the mail, it was a painful process this time but we made it. It turned out looking great so glad it’s in route to you. Another back issue of the BT Journal for the iPad is in the works for release.
Jeff Cable is at the his first Olympics as the official photographer for the USA Waterpolo Team. He’s not only shooting, but blogging his experience and it’s a great read. Just check out his entry for the life in a day posting! Jeff is doing a great job, check out his work!
Kelby Training is comin to the office in two weeks to film my next class, Getting Started in Wildlife Photography. So I called a staff meeting this morning to start getting everything prepped. The meeting was going well until some of the models got an attitude. I have two weeks to get them in line. Now if you’re wondering how I got this photo of this Allen’s Hummingbird, you’ll just have to watch the class
I had the honor of being asked to be on Shutter Time with Sid & Mac last week. It was fun to and Sid & Mac got me a talkin. In fact, it’s a L O N G interview, so grab a couple bottle of Merlot and give it a listen. Thanks again Sid & Mac!
One of my favorite tools just got a whole lot better! “The Box” as I call it, eMotimo has a whole new look built upon what was an already great platform. The first think you’ll notice is the entire massive beef up of the pan/tilt/time lapse mechanism. This provides incredible stability, flexibility and smooth as silk operation to hold the beefiest camera. The joy stick now operates via Bluetooh. And the programming software in The Box is improved and with more features. I decided to do a little test to prove my point.
i set the The Box to run all day during a thunderstorm. The D4 w/50f1.4AFS was set up and left running through the wind, rain & hail capturing 1294 Jpegs over 10.5 hours. The unit was covered with the LensCoat Raincoat to keep the rain out, but I had to constantly go out and dry off the front element. The D4 was powered with AC and was the eMotimo. As you can see, it worked flawlessly.
This just in, test drive Think Tank products for free, for 30days! The first product they are offering in this very cool program is there Sling-O-Matic. Simply click on the link and follow the steps. Here’s a video on the bag….
Sharon & I are totally excited to be invited and heading up to Vancouver to present. This thing, we have to wait until next year and that will be hard! I know, this is a little bit of an advance notice but the website just went live and wanted to make you aware of it. Hope to see you there!
I simply can’t recommend enough, renting before buying. I’ve been doing it since the first day of my photography and I still do it. It’s real simple, buying the wrong piece of gear is not only a real bummer, it’s expensive. Last month I wrote about needing batteries for the D4 for the Doolittle Reunion so I contacted BorrowLenses.com and within a heartbeat, I had the batteries. We’ve hooked up with BorrowLenses.com now and can highly recommend them as thousands of others can.
The way I recommend you go about this is simple. When you know you are really able to shoot, have time to devote to trying out that new lens or body, rent it for a minimum of three days, a week is better. Then force yourself to shoot with just the piece of equipment to get to know all of its pros and cons. Don’t give yourself or that piece of equipment a break, shoot, shoot, shoot. Then look at your images and ask yourself the simple question, “did that piece of equipment solve the problem you envisioned you had?” Within that answer if your answer whether you should buy that piece of gear or not. Give the folks at BorrowLenses.com a try, tell them Moose sent ya. You and your photography won’t be disappointed!