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Photoshop CS5 (and the rest of the Creative Suite) starts shipping today

Adobe has officially begun shipping its Creative Suite® 5 products today, and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the latest version of Photoshop. I passed on upgrading to CS4 from CS3; I just didn’t see enough benefit at the time to justify the cost of the upgrade. Between the combined enhancements of CS4 and CS5, however, there were enough significant changes to convince me to make the leap. Continue reading “Photoshop CS5 (and the rest of the Creative Suite) starts shipping today”


Portrait Lighting with One Light

Sometimes it’s easy to get carried away with lighting, but lighting doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective.

For this shoot, time was limited, so I wanted to simplify things by reducing my variables.

I decided to use a single strobe, mounted in a stripbox to the model’s right (camera left), positioned in such a way that the light subtly wrapped around her while the spill gave a gentle glow to the background. A large white reflector was placed opposite the light to the model’s left for fill. Continue reading “Portrait Lighting with One Light”


Now featured on WeLoveWP

My website is now being featured on WeLoveWP.com, a portal dedicated to showcasing and promoting some of the best websites developed on the WordPress platform.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your own website and want to get a preview of the power of WordPress, WeLoveWP is a great place to start.


Indian Beauty


Somewhere, someone’s shoveling snow

I had a chance to get out with a buddy of mine and do some shooting – just for fun, for a change. As beautiful as the weather was, we thought it would be a perfect day to head up to Sabino Canyon, just north of Tucson. Sixty-nine degrees, light breeze – can’t ask for better than that. It’s hard to believe that someone somewhere was shoveling snow.

Sabino Canyon, January 2010

This is a two-row, ten-image panorama stitched together with Microsoft ICE. Final image size is 32″ x 22″.


New Year, New Look

Seems that since I started using WordPress, I can’t go more than a couple of months before I decide to change the look of my website.

Well, I’ve gone and done it again. Seems that since I started using WordPress, I can’t go more than a couple of months before I decide to change the look of my website.

This latest iteration – which just happens to coincide with the start of the new year – is inspired by and built on the Modern Business 3 Dark HTML template by Jonathan Atkinson. This template is an HTML/CSS only site template (not a WordPress theme) available from Themeforest.net. Continue reading “New Year, New Look”