There’s a lot going on here

What a wonderful shot! So much to look at. Every single person is reacting to the same thing.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/picturethis/2014421839_pt_batcatch.html

11:44 PM | Photography | permalink | No Comments

Blurry Information

Those crazy scientists at MIT are at it again. 3mm info-dots that your cellphone camera can read as links to more information.

10:21 AM | Cool Stuff, New Technology, Science | permalink | No Comments

History States are memory gobblers.

Photoshop doesn’t save History States parametrically. That is to say each history state is saved in RAM (or cached if RAM gets flooded) as a fully layered composite file. Next time you’re working on a really big file and your machine is starting to bog down, remember that. Then go change your History States prefs to a nice low number, like 5.

10:09 AM | Photoshop | permalink | No Comments

Making Models Fatter in Photoshop

“The editor of Vogue has accused some of the world’s leading catwalk designers of pushing ever thinner models into fashion magazines despite widespread public concern over “size-zero” models and rising teenage anorexia.”

Go read the rest.

As long as the pendulum swings, I’ll have work.

5:48 PM | Advertising, Retouching | permalink | No Comments

Retouching is the Right Thing to Do

Interesting take on the ethics of retouching.

1:32 PM | Photography, Retouching, Thought | permalink | No Comments

iPhone Camera Control. Sweet.

Great googley-moogley! This is the niftiest thing I’ve seen all week. Canon-only so far.

From the site:

DSLR Camera Remote is the next-generation cable release for your Canon EOS DSLR camera. Just connect your camera to a WiFi enabled computer and the DSLR Camera Remote software enables you to use your Apple iPhone or iPod touch to wirelessly adjust cameras settings, fire the shutter, review images, even get a live viewfinder preview. DSLR Camera Remote is a must-have for remote shooting applications like high or low angles, self portraits and children. With its advanced timers it makes remote monitoring a snap. No internet connection required!

UPDATE: Now works with Nikon and the iPad!

12:59 PM | New Technology, Photography | permalink | No Comments

Do a loam from childlike stoolie.

Somebody is using an autotranslater to hilarious effect in this Photoshop resumé (tutorial?).

A few gems:

“… i inject some changes in Hue and Saturation value and sharpness of whimsy to display sediment.”

“Well, here are some instructions on how to grind your whimsy.”

“If you name one’s fiddle with on exaggerated sharpening then diet the impermeability of this layer.”

The whole thing wraps up with this common Photoshop technique:

“To smarmy in default the effect, apart out to Filter – Noise – Median and into a value of 3.”

8:32 AM | Amusing, Miscellaneous, Photoshop | permalink | No Comments

The Vendor-Client Relationship

If only this weren’t so accurate.

1:16 PM | Advertising, Amusing, Art, Illustration, Software, Video, Web Sites | permalink | No Comments

I’ve started a photo-blog

Started a new photo blog as a place to display things I’ve shot. Let me know what you think of  the design (and the pictures).

10:18 AM | Miscellaneous, Photography, Web Sites | permalink | No Comments

Grand Theft Lego Evolution Video

Click here. I’ll figure out how to do the direct embed later.

11:34 PM | Miscellaneous, Retouching | permalink | 1 Comment