I am a very fortunate man. I get to call Scott Kelby a pal. He’s been there for me any time I’ve needed him and he’s literally one of the nicest guys in the industry. I’ve in turn done everything I can to help him, not that he needs any help from me :) But […]

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One of my favorite times of year (it happens twice) is Photoshop World.  Very soon in Las Vegas you can attend this great event to learn more about Photoshop, Lightroom, Photography, and Design.  Both Scott and I will be speaking at the event, so you’ll want to catch up. We’ll have more details soon, but […]

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For those of you waiting…  the new Adobe Creative Cloud apps are ready for download.  This includes Photoshop CC, Camera Raw 8, and the released earlier Lightroom 5.  If you’ve never downloaded an app from the Creative Cloud, visit creative.adobe.com to get the Adobe Application Manager. Launch the Adobe Application Manager. Check your Applications folder or use the […]

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Follow Rich on Twitter If you’re a Mac user, two new camera updates have shipped. OS X Mountain Lion provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by […]

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A lot of folks don’t know that Adobe often releases software early as part of its Adobe Labs program. Here you’ll find “prerelease” candidates which simply means software that every thinks is good enough to ship but they want to test a little longer. A new version of Adobe Camera Raw was released — version […]

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Adobe just announced several major changes to their software. Getting the latest features are now available only from Creative Cloud. Plus there’s a ton of new features and ways to use their photography tools for your workflow. Lightroom is not changing its license structure. I caught up with Scott Morris backstage at Adobe Max. The […]

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To our loyal listeners…  I apologize deeply for the delayed post.  I broke my own rule about backing up to 3 locations and had to wait for a lost bag to arrive.  Hope you enjoy this fun interview.  We’ll be back with a bonus podcast from Adobe MAX in a short bit too. NOTE NOTE […]

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  The Adobe Max conference kicks off at full speed on Monday.  Adobe has two keynote addresses you won’t want to miss.  These are free to attend online.  This will get you up to speed on all the big announcements as well as some inspiration.   Day 1: A Creative Evolution Monday, May 6, at […]

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If you’re a Mac user, two new camera updates have shipped. OS X Mountain Lion provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by Digital Camera RAW […]

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Skip’s Summer School is going into its fifth season this August, but thanks to feedback from past attendees and many of the faculty, the program has expanded and evolved into Skip Cohen University. Now there’s content to help you raise the bar on your business all year long with an educational resource that includes posts, […]

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We’d like to share a few things from Adobe about the new Photoshop Lightroom Public Beta Radial Filter Busy backgrounds or bright colors can distract viewers from the focal point of an image. Photographers may try to reduce the distraction by cropping an image, but this can result in the loss of interesting detail and […]

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We’d like to share a few things from Adobe about the new Photoshop Lightroom Public Beta Upright There are many things that can come between a photographer and the perfect photo. Not holding a camera straight, or taking a picture from an odd perspective or with the wrong lens, can cause a subject to appear […]

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Want a sneak peak at the next version of  Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5?  Adobe just announced the availability of a public beta.  A beta is geek speak for when a product is ready for testing, but isn’t shipping yet.  The Lightroom 5 beta offers a free, public preview of new features and tools that will […]

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While you may be surprised to hear this, there’s a whole bunch of interesting stuff at NAB for photographers. Many of the same vendors that appear at the big photo shows (camera companies, lighting companies, software companies) also exhibit at NAB. They just do it bigger. With just under 100,000 attendees expected for this year’s […]

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My last eagle trip is over. The long flight from Alaska has returned me to Vegas where I’m getting ready for NAB followed by a weekend of fun from the other side of my life – auto racing. I wanted to share one last post about the eagle trip. I had an epiphany of sorts […]

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WIthin a few days of killing Snapseed, Google has announced a major price reduction in the price for the Nik plugins. The six plugins (HDR Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex Pro 2, Viveza 2, Sharpener Pro 3, and Dfine 2) are now in a single bundle costing $149  (versus the previous $499).  The individual […]

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My final Alaska eagle photography trip is close to an end. It’s been a great experience. My workshop sold out with lots of old friends in attendance. My assignments all went mostly pretty well. My hard drive is full of more amazing eagle images and lots of video. It occurred to me that some of […]

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I’ve been having a great time co-leading a workshop with my pal Robert O’Toole. We have a surprisingly superb group with many return clients from past trips. We’ve had more good weather and light than bad. Today we have more challenging conditions so it will be good to see what the students have learned. I […]

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The tides, the winds, the sun and the weather. Even if you know where and when to find eagles….even if you know how to photograph eagles….even if you have the right gear….there’s always the tides, the winds, the sun and the weather. These four fources impact everything you do as a wildlife/bird photographer. Yesterday, the […]

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I finally made it back to Alaska. This trip is a busy one. I’ll only be here 11 days total and I have two assignments and a workshop to teach. I’m also testing several video and still cameras and lenses, a new tripod and assorted other stuff I can’t mention yet. The trip from Vegas […]

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In a move that is far from shocking, Google has killed off Snapseed Desktop for Mac and PC. “Beginning today we’ll no longer sell or provide updates for Snapseed Desktop for Macintosh and Windows,” said the Official Google Blog. “Existing customers will continue to be able to download the software and can contact us for support. We’ll continue to […]

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