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  • Live Training Session 105 Coming Up

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    ApertureExpert
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Aperture offers a variety of way to tag your images, including ratings (one through five, plus ‘reject’), flagging, and color labels. This session explores these options and suggests where and when you might use each of them. This is one of those “you can do it your way” features, and understanding how they work will help you decide how to best integrate them into your own workflow. Tags: RatingFlaggingColor Labels
  • Applying Your Favorite "Look" at the Time of Import

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    ApertureExpert
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Do you find yourself consistently applying the same “look” to your photos in Aperture? For example, you always increase saturation, lower exposure, recover highlights, etc.? If so, then consider saving those as a preset and applying at the time of import to save a step down the road. Tags: Effect PresetsImport
  • Working Toward A Reasonable Level of Confidence

    Blog - Motorsports Photography by Motorsports Photographer John Thawley | United SportsCar Racing, American Le Mans, Grand Am
    John Thawley
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    I can recall the moment like it was yesterday. I wanted a rangefinder. I wanted a camera that was tidy, discreet and would shoot like a boss.My friend, Mike Levitt from LAT USA, let me try two of his… a Leica M8 and an Epson RS. Both very, very cool looking and equally as cool feeling. So off I went to roam the paddock.Upon my return to the photo room, you have no idea how disappointed I was. Sixty images… three in focus. I was stunned and totally disheartened. It wasn’t that I didn’t know how to focus, after all, I started shooting in the 70’s…. all you had was manual focus.
  • Easy, Breezy Photoshop

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    charistalbotphotography
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:11 pm
    So apparently, I’m told, many of my friends and fellow photographers have been checking my blog for tips and hints for photoshop. So I thought it’d probably be time to actually post something. I have so much stuff I haven’t posted that I really should but I thought I’d start with this post. Ok so what I’m going to do today is do a little walk through of how I edit and what I take into consideration. The important question is never ‘how’ it’s actually ‘why’ because any fool can follow a youtube video until the cows come home but if…
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    ApertureExpert Tips

  • Applying Your Favorite "Look" at the Time of Import

    ApertureExpert
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Do you find yourself consistently applying the same “look” to your photos in Aperture? For example, you always increase saturation, lower exposure, recover highlights, etc.? If so, then consider saving those as a preset and applying at the time of import to save a step down the road. Tags: Effect PresetsImport
  • Live Training Session 105 Coming Up

    ApertureExpert
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Aperture offers a variety of way to tag your images, including ratings (one through five, plus ‘reject’), flagging, and color labels. This session explores these options and suggests where and when you might use each of them. This is one of those “you can do it your way” features, and understanding how they work will help you decide how to best integrate them into your own workflow. Tags: RatingFlaggingColor Labels
  • Heartbleed Bug Patched on ApertureExpert Immediately

    ApertureExpert
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We patched the Heartbleed bug the day it was announced on ApertureExpert.com, but it occurred to me we never announced it. There’s virtually no data that was ever at risk, but read this post for more details. Tags: Security
  • Mimicking your Photo Mechanic 5 Workflow in Aperture 3

    ApertureExpert
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    After the previous two posts, if you’re a Photo Mechanic user, you may be considering switching by now. This post is all about how to make that happen—how to match your familiar Photo Mechanic rating system, keyboard shortcuts, and much more in Aperture. Before diving in and trying to figure it all out on your own, read this post and see just how familiar Aperture can feel to seasoned Photo Mechanic users. Tags: Photo MechanicSwitcherKeywordsCaptionsMetadataTextExpanderAutoFillLabelsKeyboard ShortcutsCommand EditorFilteringSmart Albums
  • How to Import Multiple Cards Simultaneously and Bypass Thumbnail Generation on Import in Aperture 3

    ApertureExpert
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Recently I met with Jeff Cable, Olympic photographer and Lexar Marketing Director, to put Aperture head-to-head with Photo Mechanic for his (and every other Olympic photographer’s) extremely time constrained workflow. The end result was nothing short of epic, cutting the import, select, edit and export time by one third. With this new super-fast import method, and Aperture’s built-in editing tools, allowing Photo Mechanic loyalists to bypassing the Camera RAW –> Photoshop –> Photo Mechanic roundtrip delay, there’s no reason any shooter on deadline shouldn’t…
 
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    Blog - Motorsports Photography by Motorsports Photographer John Thawley | United SportsCar Racing, American Le Mans, Grand Am

  • Working Toward A Reasonable Level of Confidence

    John Thawley
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    I can recall the moment like it was yesterday. I wanted a rangefinder. I wanted a camera that was tidy, discreet and would shoot like a boss.My friend, Mike Levitt from LAT USA, let me try two of his… a Leica M8 and an Epson RS. Both very, very cool looking and equally as cool feeling. So off I went to roam the paddock.Upon my return to the photo room, you have no idea how disappointed I was. Sixty images… three in focus. I was stunned and totally disheartened. It wasn’t that I didn’t know how to focus, after all, I started shooting in the 70’s…. all you had was manual focus.
  • Dan Miller Jazz Quintet

    John Thawley
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Jazz Trumpeter Dan Miller, formerly with Harry Connick Jr., Maynard Feguson and Wynton Marsalis, performed with a powerfully swinging jazz quintet in Bonita Springs tonight. The group appeared at the new Center for Performing Arts, an addition to the Bonita Springs Center for the Arts.In response to community need, Center for the Arts launched a $3.3 Million Achieving Our Destiny Campaign to create the beautiful, new Center for Performing Arts, here in Bonita Springs.The quintet included Tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto. Lew was a saxophonist with the Saturday Night Live band from 1975-2005…
  • Desiderata

    John Thawley
    26 Feb 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the…
  • Didn't See A Single Hound Dog...

    John Thawley
    28 Nov 2013 | 5:19 pm
    Our trip to Clarksdale originated in Atlanta. I had flown there from Southwest Florida. Since this whole adventure had originally been inspired by the movie Muscle Shoals, our route took us to the famed Alabama town first. After our stop there, we made our way down to Tupelo, Mississippi where we spent the night.Many of you know, Tupelo is the birthplace of “The King”… Elvis Presley. Now I want to be clear… I’m not a fan. Never was. I understand his importance… I understand his fame. But for me, the commercialism and popularity outweighed the music. Granted, he was the first……
  • Muscle Shoals... the sound.

    John Thawley
    26 Nov 2013 | 8:13 am
    On the trip down to Clarksdale and the famed Crossroads, we took a detour and ran on up to Muscle Shoals, Alabama. If you don’t know the whole story about Muscle Shoals, you really need to check out the new movie documenting the phenomena surrounding the area and the music that came out of there.In a nutshell, there were two important studios in Muscle Shoals that contributed to the Muscle Shoals Sound. One is FAME and the other is Muscle Shoals Sound.Much of the story revolves around a gentleman named Rick Hall and a group of musicians known as The Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section……
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  • Easy, Breezy Photoshop

    charistalbotphotography
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:11 pm
    So apparently, I’m told, many of my friends and fellow photographers have been checking my blog for tips and hints for photoshop. So I thought it’d probably be time to actually post something. I have so much stuff I haven’t posted that I really should but I thought I’d start with this post. Ok so what I’m going to do today is do a little walk through of how I edit and what I take into consideration. The important question is never ‘how’ it’s actually ‘why’ because any fool can follow a youtube video until the cows come home but if…
  • Exercise: Positioning the Horizon

    maboyctu
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Just a quick note, the next few exercises are slightly out of order as per the course notes. In this exercise we had to find an interesting landscape and take several photos where the horizon was positioned at different points from the bottom of the image to the top. I took these photos along with a few other exercises I did a few weeks ago, however it was only after I got home and processed them did I realised that I needed 6 photos and I unfortunately only took 3. However i’m hoping that they will demonstrate what is required. In the first image I have placed the horizon at the very…
  • First Walk of Spring

    sarahwac
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Our first spring walk this year.  I didn’t even time it this way, but we were out at the magic hour.  The sun was setting and the light was beautiful. I have been experimenting with aperture, and my personal preference is often a shallow depth of field.  A month ago and I wouldn’t have even been able to tell you what exactly an aperture OR depth of field was. {I have been snatching moments here and there to really learn about photography.}  I also used this action for the warm vintage effect.   And this last photo is one of my favorites, right before we left.Sisters.
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    wenwen
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
  • Lensbaby planning to bring its DSLR selective focus lens to the iPhone

    Ben Lovejoy
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    This embed is invalid Lensbaby is planning to make an iPhone version of its popular selective focus lens range. The company’s existing lenses for DSLRs allow a small focal point to be positioned in a scene, creating some whacky burred effects in the rest of the image. I’ve used one on my DSLR, and it’s fun to play around with. A magnetic attachment system means that you’ll be able to combine the Lensbaby with any existing magnetic iPhone lenses you already own. It’s currently just a Kickstarter project, but with half of the modest $20,000 goal already reached…
 
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