Submission FAQ’s for the 2012 San Diego County Fair Photo Contest

  For those who need assistance with the  “electronic upload ” submission  process for the San Diego County Fair Exhibition of Photography Contest, help is here in the form of a FAQ  – – The contest has gone into the 21st century, and as this has been the second time this new process has been implemented, it might be a bit confusing.. http://www.wattsdigital.com/sdcfairfaq.php Also, here’s a schedule of my FREE Photoshop seminars at the Fair: Click Here … Enjoy, and best to you in the contest!  Oh, and if you’re entering other photo contests where you must submit your images

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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 🙂

Here’s my Photoshop and Color Management Seminar Schedule at the 2010 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. 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 … By the way, there are quite a few excellent seminars by other presenters, such as Jim Cline, Dave Gatley, Will Gibson, Karl Grobl, David King, Larry Vogel, Fred Greaves and

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The CS4 Addendum is Complete for my Photoshop Book …

For those of you who have purchased my Photoshop  Book/E-book, the CS4 Addendum is complete –  – I’ll be sending you a link to download it  as a PDF in the next few days… For those of you still thinking about purchasing my book: Photoshop Version Compatibility: No need to worry that this book is “outdated” with the introduction of Photoshop CS4 – In fact, there is one Chapter devoted exclusively to “What’s New in CS4?. Although this book’s diagrams and illustrations are taken primarily from Photoshop CS3, the information in the book is applicable to versions as old as

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Live Photoshop and Color Management Chat

Got a burning question about Photoshop? Having challenges with a Color Management issue? Need to know more about my Products and Services? Need Live Photoshop or Color Management Technical Support? Help is here! When I am online (which is quite a bit!),  you can talk to me via Live Chat … Just click on the red floating Chat Box at the bottom right of the website… Hope to hear from you soon, Cheers, John 🙂

How to Create and Use Custom Printer Profiles in Photoshop Elements …

As many of you know, I have, for years, been able to show you how to create and use custom printer profiles in Adobe Photoshop. With the increasing popularity of Photoshop Elements, I can now show you how to create and use Custom Printer Profiles in this great program by using my Custom Printer Profiling Service… Simply Click Here, scroll down to near the bottom of the webpage, and download the appropriate PDF to learn how… Whether you use my profiling service, or someone else’s service (keep in mind my service is the best, of course!), you’ll find this information

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One RAW File vs. An HDR Composite?

Here’s a letter from one of my clients: Hi John, Thanks much for the post on HDR – that looks like wonderful software!  A question: If I shoot in RAW, isn’t there enough dynamic range in one RAW file to achieve the same results?  Just wondering… Ann S. Great question, Ann! The short answer: No. Even shooting in RAW, one file cannot get the full dynamic range available to you in a composite HDR image. To further explain, let’s talk about the dynamic range of the sensors in most modern digital cameras… A typical D-SLR has a dynamic range of

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“HDR – The ‘Missing Link’ in Photoshop and Digital Imaging?”

For those of us from the “old school” of photography, one of the things we miss most about film was the large Dynamic Range that was available to us – – It’s just missing in most DSLR’s and digital images.  How to make up for this?  Explore High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography! High Dynamic Range (HDR) Images could very well be the “Missing Link” in Photographic Digital Imaging; I believe that it’s the way photography is headed in the future – With HDR, you are able to overcome the lower tonal dynamic range of most 16-bit images, giving them a

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