When Life Gives You Lemons...

When life gives you lemons, turn it into lemonade.
By William Sawalich
When life gives you lemons, turn it into lemonade. That's how the saying goes, anyway, though it's easier said than done. But that's exactly what photographer Rob Hart did after being laid off—along with the entire photo staff of the Chicago Sun-Times. Hart has been documenting life after layoff with…

Panolapse For Moving Time Lapse Video

The tiny addition of a little camera movement can turn a plain old time lapse video into something really special.
By William Sawalich
The tiny addition of a little camera movement can turn a plain old time lapse video into something really special. This can be accomplished in two ways. One, you can move the camera during the time lapse, with the help of a slider or a panorama tripod head. The challenge,…

Top 5 Features In Photoshop CC

Julieanne Kost, Adobe's senior Photoshop evangelist, recently gave us a nice walkthrough of the new Camera Shake Reduction filter that has been added to the latest version of Photoshop, now known as CC (for Creative Cloud).
By William Sawalich
Julieanne Kost, Adobe's senior Photoshop evangelist, recently gave us a nice walkthrough of the new Camera Shake Reduction filter that has been added to the latest version of Photoshop, now known as CC (for Creative Cloud). As a recent convert to the Creative Cloud licensing model, I'm pretty thrilled with…

RAID-Style CompactFlash Card

I'm sure to jinx myself as soon as I write this, but here goes: I don't typically have a problem losing CF cards.
By William Sawalich
I'm sure to jinx myself as soon as I write this, but here goes: I don't typically have a problem losing CF cards. What I do have a problem with, on occasion, is bad media creating corrupted photographs. And so it is with very eager personal self interest that I…

The Future Of Smart Digital Imaging

The other night I took one more step toward becoming my father when I found myself watching the TV news before dinner.
By William Sawalich
The other night I took one more step toward becoming my father when I found myself watching the TV news before dinner. Thankfully it was PBS's NewsHour, so it wasn't quite so callow and shallow as some TV news. Like so much good content via public broadcasting, it was very…

Chicago Sun-Times Fires Entire Photo Staff

Still not convinced that the world of photography and its place in mainstream media isn't changing so fast as to be considered turned on its head?
By William Sawalich
Still not convinced that the world of photography and its place in mainstream media isn't changing so fast as to be considered turned on its head? The Chicago Sun-Times last Thursday announced it would be laying off its entire photography staff, effective immediately. The paper cited the increased importance of…
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