Photoshop CS3 has some pretty cool new features. My favorite might be the Smart Filters, which allow nondestructive editing and have the potential of revolutionizing, and streamlining, the "new layer/edit/save" workflow that many of us have come to know and (ahem) love.
In my day, a slideshow meant the family sat around a darkened living room while grandpa projected Kodachromes of his most recent vacation onto the huge retractable screen he'd purchased for just such occasions.
I remember my first Sony Walkman. It was awesome: totally affordable, able to play an infinite amount of music (provided you had those little information cassettes that stored the music files) and really portable-it almost fit in your pocket!
I just got off the phone with Atlanta-based beauty photographer Parish Kohanim. He's not only a great conversationalist, but also an amazing photographer whose work will not only benefit those of you who want to delve into the world of studio or fine art photography, but exploring his eloquent images serve as great exemplification of what is possible in a controlled environment, or elsewhere.
Oral hygiene must be on the decline these days. I don't have the stats to back it up, but it seems like every portrait I shoot reveals yellow teeth. Sometimes it may be a case of bad brushing, but more often than not it seems to result from the digital camera.
The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. Likewise, the first rule of photography should be that there are no rules. The problem is, all those rules and regulations we've learned regarding composition and f-stops and shutter speeds do make perfect sense as a starting point.
A friend of mine just gave me the best advice I've heard in a long time: use AA batteries. Sounds simple, but he meant to get rid of my heavy battery packs that give my flash short recycle times and lots of flashes with every charge.
Ah, summer in the Midwest. Nothing's more fun than sunburn and mosquitoes and 90 degrees with 90 percent humidity-unless, of course, you count the thunderstorms that can knock out the electricity (and the air conditioning) at any moment.