P&P Weekly: #112
Welcome to week #112 of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll’s P&P Weekly!
Yes, it’s true! I’m back to publishing “The P&P Weekly” once again! It’s been a crazy few weeks around here with the developing saga of Kim and I buying our first house. On that front, all is going well – we got final approval of the mortgage yesterday – and we’re eager for the next month to go by quickly.
Based on some feedback from readers and to make things a little more manageable on my end as well, I have decided to make a few changes starting with next week’s P&P Weekly.
You will still find the complete listing of members of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll on its own page so that readers can peruse what member bloggers have been posting at any time. Also, there will continue to be a recap of ongoing projects, as seen below.
However, the main difference will be in which blogs get featured each week. As it always has been, I will only feature blogs written by our membership but I will limit it to roughly 20 blogs a week and will only highlight posts that I think are exceptional and really catch my attention. If yours is not listed, please don’t take it as a snub, it’s never personal. I hope this will serve as a form of encouragement and challenge to all members to push themselves to produce better and better blog entries.
Finally, if you’ve been following me on Twitter (“JasonDMoore”) here are the details for our next new series!
With the close of Geographic Composition, I thought it would be good to develop a new project to take it’s regular slot in the blog lineup. Today I would like to announce the launch of a new series called Points of View.
On Fridays, alternating with the Workflow Fridays series, I will post a new, unprocessed photo for download. You will have a week and a half to process, manipulate, composite or otherwise alter the photo however you wish before emailing your version back to me by the Wednesday leading up to the next post for inclusion in the project. For example, I will post the first image this Monday. You will have to submit your entry by Wednesday April 8th to be a part of the April 10th posting. Make sense?
This is not a contest or competition. It’s simply a way of stretching our creative muscles and to get those juices flowing through experimentation and seeing how many different interpretations can be applied to the same starting photo. So go crazy with it. If there’s a technique you’ve always wanted to try, go for it! The only requirement is that you use the given image in some way as part of the final product.
If you’re interested, stop back on Monday to grab the first image and go to town! I think this has the potential to become a fun regular exercise to get our hands dirty and create!
Looking forward to it!
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Details have been updated for our upcoming photowalk on April 18th in the Ithaca Commons. So far we have a decent size group signed up but there’s still plenty of room!
I am also still looking for suggestions for restaurants so please drop me a line or leave a comment to let me know!
Monthly Photo Contests
The March Photo Contest is quickly coming to a close so be sure to enter your photos for your chance to win a prize worth $50!
(Sponsored by Competico.com)
Just a reminder that I am still accepting photos for review. Simply email me one of your images, I’ll take a look at it and give you an assessment of what works and what I think you could do to bring your photography to the next level. Learn More!
Every other Friday, we will welcome a new guest blogger that will share their personal workflow with all of us. They will take one of their own photos and walk us through the how’s and why’s of their post-processing techniques so that we might learn and expand our own workflows.
Next week we will be welcoming Scotty Graham.
If you would like to participate in this new series, please email me or leave a comment!
(Sponsored by Competico.com.)
Coming soon: An Interview with David Ziser
(Sponsored by Towner Jones Photography)
On the 4th
On the 4th of each month throughout the year I invite you to take a photo and send it in. Join me and other photographers from around the world in documenting a day in the life, of sorts. For full details, take a look at our introductory post. If you shot something on March 4th, be sure to send me your images today for inclusion in this project!
(Sponsored by User 40.0)
As I have announced before, this Friday will be the final installment (#50) of the Geographic Composition photo project. If you’ve contributed in the past, please let me know which was your favorite shot (of yours) from the project by tomorrow morning. Also, if you would like to participate in this final edition, please send a favorite photo by tomorrow morning along with a link to you site/blog and your location.
Monthly Desktop Calendars
I am offering special desktop wallpaper calendars. These desktop calendars will feature my personal photography as well as a listing of holidays and important dates. I offer these wallpaper calendars in a variety of sizes to accommodate a number of screen resolutions. April’s desktop wallpaper is in the works and will be available for download early next week.