Photography

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I've been spending a lot of time with Photoshop lately, and I'd like to share some of my work with you. Jump over to Riven Design and check out the iPad wallpaper images we've put up. When I have time I'll add some other formats.

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Two of my favorite Photoshop experts, Ben Willmore (Digital Mastery, The Best of Ben and Where is Ben?) and Bert Monroy (PixelPerfect) get together. They meet to explain HDR (High Dynamic Range) in a two part series.

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Derek Powazek has posted an article about How to Shoot Events. Very nice. I've done a fair bit of photography, enough to know how well his suggestions work at least. I've seen the most benefit myself from number 3, "Be Confident". A confident photographer, who looks even vaguely professional, can go just about anywhere. Everyone assumes that you belong.

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Scott Kelby has a great post about Photoshop vs. My Camera.

“Can’t you just take them out in Photoshop?” Yup, I could but I really hate doing that, so I just moved my camera to a spot where I could compose the frame without the wires being visible. That was much faster and easier—getting it right in the camera.”

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Have people you need removed? From photos that is. Here's and interesting technique for doing just that. It requires some planning when you're shotting the photos, but isn't too technically difficult. Seems to me that it would work both ways too. Need more people in a photo? Bring people from multiple photos into the same photo. Some interesting double exposure type images could be done this way too.

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A great demo video of Photosynth is presented by Blaise Aguera y Arcas, an architect at Microsoft Live Labs. I find it hard to believe there isn't a real powerhouse computer behind that demo, but this is supposed to be much less memory dependent than it appears to be. Like with most software, time will tell. I look forward to seeing this and other products based on this technology in use.

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The Online Photographer is linking to a Slate post called Can photographers be plagiarists? by David Segal. I'm not a legal scholar, but as an artist I think the answer would be yes. I think the standard for proof of this charge should be set very high, but at some point there is a line that shouldn't be crossed. Letting an artists work inspire you is one thing, but an outright copy is another. Take the Nanpu bridge photographs for instance.

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I have the feeling that Global Nation of Creatives is going to be something really interesting. Their self proclaimed "grand vision" is to create an online home for all forms of "creatives", artists, designers, craftsmen, painters, sculptors, writers, etc. I'm fascinated by the idea of bringing members of all of these disciplines together. Creativity as the uniting factor. That is a much more uniting factor than most people realize.

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