iPhone Photos, Photoshop Express, and more fun stuff …

  Got an iPhone, iPad or a Smartphone? Been playing with the Camera and Photo Apps? Been intrigued by the power of your phone camera? Wanna share your favorite pics, apps and social sites? Wanna participate in smartphone photo contests with prizes?  You’ve found the place…  This is “just for fun”, but we can also learn something about photography & Photoshop … Smartphone and tablet cameras (and particularly the iPhone) have done quite a few things for photography – Just think: Your camera is always with you, and the simplicity of the cameras and apps allow us to get back

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Here’s my Photoshop and Color Management Seminar Schedule at the 2011 San Diego County Fair

  It’s time for the San Diego County Fair Exhibition of Photography, and this year I am again honored to be a judge. And again this year, I am going to be giving a number of Photoshop and Color Management seminars – – If you are in Southern California during the fair, come on by – – I’d love to see you there! Click Here to download a PDF of my schedule … Cheers, John 🙂

A Video on Photo Judging at the San Diego County Fair …

This is really cool – Thanks to David Poller,  www.davidpollerphoto.com,  for putting this together (and he’s a pretty darned good judge, too!) – As a fellow judge, I found this fascinating … Cheers, John 🙂

The Photoshop E-Book is Available for Download…

My Photoshop E-Book, “Photofinishing with Photoshop”, is now available for purchase and immediate download. It is reasonably priced at $30. Click Here to Purchase and Download the E-Book… Have you ever wanted to learn how to make stunning photographic prints at your home or office? Have you tried, but not been happy with the results? Then this unique E-Book is for you. This is not just another Photoshop E-Book: It is unique because I focus on what makes a good color print, and I will show you how to use the basics of Photoshop to achieve your desired printing results,

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Thoughts From A Photo Contest

  09/01/2021 – Updated, and still relevant today …   _____________     02/12/-2008 – Last summer, I was privileged to be a Judge and Speaker at one of the most prestigious photographic contests on the West Coast – the San Diego County Fair International Exhibition of Photography. While the fair was running, we held a “Digital Dialog Discussion” for the public – there were seven experts from the digital realm, including myself, talking about the present and future of digital imaging.   A client of mine recently reminded me of how much he was able to glean from that

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Thoughts on Selling Your Prints Online …

  Updated 08/30/21, & still relevant today!     02/02/2008 – Here is an excellent post at Paul Lester’s Blog entitled “Business Decisions: Selling Prints Online” …. I’ll let you read it, but basically he’s comparing different websites that allow you to sell your photos online. It’s well-researched – Paul has done his homework!   I want to add some thoughts that popped into my mind while reading his post – I left the following as a comment on his site – read on….   _________________________________________   Paul,   Great post, as usual!   I’ve never had experience with the

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I need your help – I’ve just gotta know!!!

Hello to all! I’d sure appreciate your input on this… I’m in the process of putting the finishing touches on an E-book and Video Series called “Photofinishing with Photoshop”. What instructional method works best for you – – An E-Book, A Video Series, or both? [poll=2] Thanks for your Vote! Cheers, John

Printer and Monitor don’t match? Try this – – Part II …

  Here’s another excellent email from Rachel, a client, which clarifies the previous post: My prints are consistently darker than they appear on my monitor and I have been using lumens 140, 6500 Kelvin and 2.2 gamma settings. I use an LCD monitor. What settings do you suggest I try when I calibrate with the Gretag Macbeth Eye One? And my answer… I would recommend a “starting” setting of 5500K, 110 Lumens, and 2.2 gamma .. I say “starting” because each system is a bit different, and you will see trends. For instance, you’re seeing a trend now as your

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