Here’s another speedup tip for Mac OS X users – get rid of duplicate fonts. I found my system was spending a lot of time running a process called fontd. Also Photoshop on startup would spend time dealing with fonts. Thankfully the fix is easy. Use the Font Book application to find and disable duplicate […]
Eileen Fritsch has posted a nice article about the production of Digital ImageMaker international as a magazine over on the Great Output blog. Great Output is an excellent blog on printing and related topics to do with imaging and art. Definitely worth a read.
In truth, photography is nothing to do with the gear you use, your mastery of exposure and any fancy post-processing. Photography is about seeing, pure and simple. There are an infinite number of images surrounding you at this very moment, if you can see them. Improving your ability to see images is key to developing […]
A great website came to my attention cinemagraphs.com. The work of Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, the site shows their moving still images. These are animated GIF files that have one element moving within what is basically a still image. If you think of the moving photographs in Harry Potter newspapers you will have […]
A really interesting thing I found was a tutorial on prototyping iPad and iPhone applications by using Keynote, Apple’s Powerpoint equivalent to build an interactive prototype that will let you test the user interface before building it. Impressive. The tutorial is on Amir Khella’s blog. He also has a website that sells the themes for […]
Many students doing a photography or fine art study program fail completely to get out of it all they could. Here is how to improve on this. During the course of a semester of study, students are caught up in the tasks of note taking and doing projects/assignments. This dominates all thinking: the looming deadlines […]