Adobe Lightroom

Last year, I started beta testing Adobe Lightroom (not as exclusive as it sounds). I was very impressed with the beta, and recently (Feb.) Adobe released version 1.0. They will give you a 30 day trial of the fully functional application, and I have to say, I’m even more impressed with this version. In all liklihood, I will purrchase the program when my trial period ends.

Most impressive feature: Virtual Copies.
Try as many versions as you like and never take up more than the space of a text file on you harddrive.

Most valuable feature: non destructive processing
Better than layers.

I’ll probably write more about this program as I discover more.

good night, and good luck

I’d say this is a must see movie for anyone who does not understand why so many of us are upset by the present administration’s policies and tactics.

I saw the above named movie today. Very nice, and really well done. I was a little surprised because it is not so much about Edward R. Murrow as it is about a time period that seems to parallel our present situation as seen through the eyes of those who lived through it. It’s uplifting, in that despite the many pressures to “just go along,” Murrow and his colleagues make some really tough decisions.

The movie is shot in black and white, and the lighting is superb and dramatic. If you’ve ever wondered why so many of today’s photographers love b/w… this movie will show you why.

I’d say this is a must see movie for anyone who does not understand why so many of us are upset by the present administration’s policies and tactics.

In addition to the well told story, the music is fantastic. Go see it if you get a chance.

images in the news

Keith over at Good Reputation Sleeping has a wonderful post that expresses the thoughts I’ve had and tried to convey to people for a long time about newspapers and photographs.

Keith over at Good Reputation Sleeping has a wonderful post that expresses the thoughts I’ve had and tried to convey to people for a long time about newspapers and photographs.

So many times, people in the newspaper industry just don’t get it, but Keith does:

– The eyes of our community, as well as those of most of the Western world, have been raised on a diet of graphically rich web sites and 50 inch home theater screens. They expect to get information from large, detail-rich pictures and graphics, and to use them as entry points to the rest of your content. They reject any publication, print or online, that doesn’t offer that.

NENA award

This photo won another award. Those of you familiar with this blog have seen it before here, and here. On Friday, I was in Boston to receive a Publick Occurrences Award for photojournalism from the New England Newspapers Association (NENA).

Publick Occurrences was the first paper ever published in the United States. It was also closed down very quickly. Some history of the paper here.

A big thank you to the judges.