December 28, 2012

Maui Time

           No matter how many times I visit the island of Maui, I never stop being amazed at the scenery there.  Just spent the last ten days enjoying the Valley Isle and took over a thousand images for fun…. Here are a few to take a look at.    Click on any image to enlarge.


September 13, 2012

Back From The Show

       Back from another great Photoshop World. I actually got to attend some classes for the first time in many shows. We are usually too busy to see other classes other than the ones we teach. Need to move forward with video so I took classes with Richard Harrington on learning Adobe Premiere and an InDesign class with Terry White. The highlight is always hosting “The Art of Digital Photography” panel with this great lineup of Photographic Artists. Helene had a new panel class called “Women in Film” with Lisa Snider and Judy Host that was really great and her posing and lighting class was standing room only… It's defiantly the busiest show of them all…  

August 26, 2012

On The Road Again

            With Photoshop World Las Vegas just around the corner, Helene and I are gearing up for some new programs that we are presenting. Helene will be hosting a new panel “Women in Photography” and I will be doing some new composite and prototype retouching classes. This will be my 25th Photoshop World as an instructor and I am just as excited to be there as if it was my first time… always a great learning experience.
            Helene and I will be holding some weekend workshops at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara in October. We have updated the workshop information and are offering a $200 off coupon until September 14, 2012 for both workshops.  Follow the links below for details.

           At the end of October I will be in New York City to give a Canon Explorers of Light program at Adorama Camera Store and also presenting at Photo Plus in the Canon trade show booth.

          Mark also has an exhibition and upcoming workshop in conjunction with his show
The workshop is being run under the part of my business called Atlanta Photography Workshop. The website is:  Information specific to the Silo City workshop is at:

May 14, 2012

Interview With X-Rite

           The X-Rite Photo Blog has just posted a video interview with me from  Photoshop World 2012 on my current exhibition and how proper color management played such an important role in the process. Check it out at

May 05, 2012

Homes & Heroes Exhibition Now Open

              The Marietta Museum of Art is currently hosting an exhibition of my architectural photography of the homes of the Civil War from now through September 9th. This collection of 27 images was selected from my new book collaboration with author Doug Frey on the historic homes of Marietta, Georgia. The three year long photography project yielded 235 gigs of location photography to sort through in preparing for this show. A special thanks goes to Canon Explorers Of Light for their primary sponsorship of this show. This would not have been possible with out the additional funding from onOne Software, The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Adobe Systems, image mounting from Digital Picture Atlanta, and the framing from GW Molding.
            I printed all of the 24”x36” black and white prints myself on the Canon IPF6100 printer. Thanks to the precision color management with the X-rite system, the prints were right on the money each time out of the printer. Working in black and white and shooting architecture are both a little out of my every day comfort zone of working in the studio on product photography, but it was fun and quite an eye-opening experience to complete both the book and exhibition.  Using the Canon1Ds MIII camera and assorted tilt/shift lenses, the images were created using multiple exposures and merged to HDR files before converting to black and white.
            The show also includes a collection of Civil War photographs from collector David Wynn Vaughan. It will be available to view through September with the opening reception and book signing on June 2nd. Hope to see some of you there. To view all of the images from the exhibition, click this link. 
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April 04, 2012

Report From Photoshop World 25 Washington D.C.

      This past week was another great Photoshop World conference. This was an especially great show and our first in Washington D.C. Helene and I arrived a day early to a beautiful day of cherry blossoms in full bloom at the area around the capital. There was a million tourists taking photos. These days, everyone's a photographer.

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        The opening was great as usual. They did a political theme as one would expect being in our nation's capital. The video crew did an incredible job as always. The NAPP team always out do themselves every year with each show. The new info taught this year was plentiful as the release of the Photoshop CS 6 beta was announced along with the new Lightroom 4 and Photoshop Touch for the iPad. CS6 is an incredible upgrade to the program with many new features and a whole new look to the interface. Blazing new speed has been added to may of the functions along with their newest cool features, content aware move and the brand new blur filters just to mention a few.
 Scott Kelby leads off the opening Keynote.
Sara is trying to get some stage time here.
  Adobe's Russell Brown is having too much fun showing Photoshop Touch for the IPad.
 New masking on the iPad.
            They keep us very busy there between programs, demos in the trade show, portfolio reviews, and my favorite, hosting the Art of Digital Photography. this year's presentation was one of the very best we have ever had with 10 of us on the panel. Got some very nice feedback on this year's photography. Helene's programs had some of the biggest crowds ever. Standing room only in her portrait class. Here are some snapshots from the show....
 Art of Digital Photography is always a large crowd at PSW. 
 This year's panel was the best line-up ever. It's hard to believe I get to host this event with these incredible photographers. 
 Joe Glyda does a live food shoot to a packed room.
 The food stylist prepares the props.
 Trade show was always very busy. 
 Attendees line up to get off a shot.
Live photo shoots in the trade show have become a big part of the show.
 Jeff said he couldn't reach any aliens this way.
 Chinatown was right down the street, so it's chinese food tonight.
 Midnight Madness plays "Cache Cab" for nice prizes.
 Honest Abe gives me a warm welcome to Washington D.C.
 Got change of a 5?
 Sara Say Hi!