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Entries from September 2007

Cast your vote for community led help for Photoshop

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments · Photoshop

John Nack, Adobe’s Photoshop maestro, has posted his concept for community powered help right inside the Photoshop program, as an initiative for future versions of the program. It’s not too late to fill out the 3 question survey that might help make this happen. I hope both Adobe and Photoshop-users get behind this. The staggeringly […]

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Irreverent photo tool of the week.

September 25th, 2007 · No Comments · Irreverent Photo Tool of the Week, Photography, Video

Many years ago, OK, many many years ago, a friend gave me a trunk of tools that included some wood clamps. These can be bought new, usually with metal spindles, but I have a few, vintage, all-wood versions of these clamps that I use in the studio. Besides that they won’t scratch surfaces when clamping, […]

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Photography in context: Auschwitz photos

September 21st, 2007 · No Comments · Photography

The New York Times reports on a startling collection of photos acquired by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, of SS guards and personnel at Aushchwitz cavorting after hours and on retreat, singing songs and generally making merry. A fine testament to how the context of a photo (via)imbues the photograph with meaning and alters the […]

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Irreverent photo tool of the week.

September 17th, 2007 · No Comments · Irreverent Photo Tool of the Week, Photography

Clear fishing line is the magic thread that holds together loads of set props. One of the great attributes of the fishing line, besides that it tends to disappear against backgrounds, is that it has amazing strength, and can hold up heavy objects, flats, reflectors, and so forth. It has to be cut with scissors; […]

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Convergence Friday

September 14th, 2007 · No Comments · Photography, Video

I did a little double take when I saw the feature on video cameras in Popular Photography magazine’s October print edition (haven’t found this on their online mag yet). The article is prefaced as a convergence feature, with commentary on the still photo capabilities of the profiled video cameras. I expect we’ll see more of […]

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