The iPad and Photography

I have to admit, the day that the Apple iPad was announced, I wasn’t too excited about the product. Hype over several months leading up to the release had only fueled the fire of what the new Mac Tablet was going to be able to do. And I think for that very reason, many people were turned off by the “Giant iPod Touch”. People hoped it would do this and it would do that and it fell short of the many lavish expectations that were out there. I wanted something even more portable than my Macbook Pro that I could
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Tutorial Tuesday: Getting Sharper Images

A while back, when we were still on the old blog, a die hard follower asked me how I got my images to be so sharp and crisp. I gave him some advice on what to do and I thought that might be a good topic for our first Tutorial Tuesday blog post (I really am a fan of alliteration). Of course, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of post production. I love shooting photos but I love processing photos as well. It’s become part of my creative process and that’s where I add a lot of that
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It’s not about what you know…

Or as a matter of fact, it’s not about who you know either. My photography mentor, David Loveall, taught me this simple concept from day one. It’s not about what you know, or who you know, it’s about who knows you. This simple phrase has left a lasting impact on me. It doesn’t matter if what creative field you are in (or even not in a creative field at all), it’s about working the contacts you know and making your name be heard. Essentially, it’s the basic key of Marketing. Getting your name out to important people so when the
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Cannon Beach

I had a chance to head up to the Northern Oregon Coast to a spot that I’ve been looking forward to shooting for a long time. To say the least, I’m not completely happy with the images I came out with but it was nice to recharge the batteries for a few days out at the coast. These are the famous Haystack Rocks and I was hoping to get a little better sunset but you work with what you are given. It’s pretty much a traditional shot you’d see if you’d type “Haystack Rocks” into google; a colorful background with
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Drawing the Red Line

Yesterday, I downloaded a book onto my Kindle entitled Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity. It’s a very interesting book written by a Hugh Macleod who has a very interesting sense of humor. Essentially, Hugh goes to the Big Apple and has a career as an advertising writer. One night, he ¬†ends up at a bar and starts drawing cartoons on the back of business cards. It was a crazy idea at first but the more he drew the more interested in the idea he became. It wasn’t originally an accepted concept but it eventually led him to
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All About Me

A good photography friend of mine, Tim Darby, asked me to be a guest blog on his website a couple of weeks ago. I thought it would be a great opportunity to get asked a few questions (which turned into more than a few!) and let people know more about me as a person and a photographer. He’ll be posting the article at some point tomorrow so I suggest that you all stop over, take a read and let the two of us know what you think. I give some good tips and I think those of you who want
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