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Workflow Friday: Jason Anderson

June 12, 2009 in Photography

Photoshop Workflows

Today’s workflow comes by way of Friend-of-the-Blog Jason Anderson of Canon Blogger as a result of a recent experience he went, and is still going, through.

One of the things I really appreciate about this post is that even though it’s a REALLY crappy situation, Jason is able to put a twist on it to turn it into a reminder for us all about taking care of our photography gear on the off chance that the unforeseen occurs.

Instead of me rehashing it here, I’ll let Jason tell the story himself…


Write it down!

Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday folks – for those of you that Twitter and have me on follow, you’ll know that we had our cars taken out from under our noses (literally while we slept) early Tuesday morning. By the time I woke up and got dressed for work (at 6) they were gone…

Suffice to say, the wind has kind of been taken out of my sails here, and after an entire day of dealing with police reports, insurance claims, DNA testing (yes, they took DNA from us), finger printing, and pretty much feeling like our private living space was totally disrespected and violated, I didn’t have much of a mood to put anything together for Wednesday. With another weekend looming large and trying to resurrect some excitement for Tracy’s pending birthday, I am afraid today’s post will be no picnic either, as this is more of a lecture on security. To make it photo-related, let’s look at it form an inventory perspective.

Say you were the victim of a crime – all your photo gear was taken from you. Could you produce the records needed to replace everything? With cars it’s easy, as insurance is in place, titles are held, and banks have documents as well that you can fall back on – but what about other items? It took some digging through the Mac, but I was able to find the serial number for my iPod. Do you know your serial numbers? What about that expensive zoom lens? What about your SLR serial number? When was it purchased? What was the purchase price? What about the computers? Software licenses? Think about it – you’ve invested some serious money into this, whether it’s a hobby or a profession. Do you have the records to produce in that worse case scenario? If not, take my experience with the cars and apply it to your gear – write info down! Update your inventories, and keep records of everything! Finally, don’t tempt fate – lock things up. Get a lock box or some kind of safe – and don’t leave things out in the open – it’s just an invitation waiting to be seen and responded to, so take precautions now to avoid lots of heartache and headaches later. Here’s a sample spreadsheet to get you started:

Inventory Spreadsheet (right-click, and select download or Save as and the file name is “inventory.xls”)

That’s it for today folks – so, sorry for the “downer” of a post, but felt there was something there that could be learned by all of us – so enough of the doldrums now – forget the past and move into the future with positivity – so get out shooting, and be careful out there! (Hello Hill Street Blues! ) We’ll see you back here tomorrow, and hopefully the podcast that I’ve been meaning to finish will go up early next week. Until then, keep on shootin’ (photos)!

-Jason Anderson, Canon Blogger

Workflow Friday: Jason Anderson

May 1, 2009 in Photography, Workflow

Photoshop Workflows

For this edition of our Photoshop Workflow series, we welcome the Canon Blogger himself, Jason Anderson. Jason will be taking us away from the processing side of things and delving deeper into the terribly important, yet oft overlooked best practices of digital asset management.

Without further ado… Heeeeere’s Jason! 


First off, I would like to thank Jason for sharing his blog with such a wide range of both skilled and professional photographers as well as those of us who are, let’s just say, a little lower on the learning curve of this great field of photography.  It is quite an honor to be here today.

For my contribution, I would like to share something that is not often talked about, and that is digital asset management.  As I begin, I would like to say, for the record, that I am certainly not a professional photographer, so my images aren’t nearly important to me as those digital negatives are to pros like wedding photographers, graphic artists, and the like.  Having said that, as a self-professed geek, and an IT nerd, it is equally important for me to state that my file integrity is pretty darned important to me.

Notice how I started off by stating that my file integrity is important to me.  That is because a photograph stored on a computer is just that – a file; nothing more, and nothing less.  It literally is just a bunch of ones and zeros to the computer, and a computer (or more accurately the hard drive within your computer) doesn’t care whether the file contains information about a possible photograph (something that creates a picture when printed) or a possible text file (something that creates a document when printed).  As a result, all the files on your computer are treated with equal care by the computer itself.

On a larger scale, it is important to understand that the concepts demonstrated here relate to more than just your photograph-type files.  These principles and concepts apply to everything.  I am talking about everything – your photos, your music, your videos, even those silly email forwards you’ve downloaded to save about something pithy that you just don’t want to delete, but will likely never read again!  These are all your digital assets.  However, since we are admittedly talking within the parameters of a photography blog, I’ll limit the specifics to that file format most relevant – the digital negative.  Keep in mind though, there are more assets out there than our negatives, and we must make plans to care for those assets as well.  However, I’ll cut to the chase for the purposes of this post.

Your answer on how to create a BEST PRACTICES FOR DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM lies in reading, understanding, and adopting the practices of The DAM Book – Digital Asset Management for Photographers, by Peter Krogh.  Although this was written in the ancient days of CS2, the principles still apply. 

Now it’s time for another revelation – I don’t follow the DAM book to the letter.  It’s my weakness.  I always strive for the best of intentions, but am never able to completely conquer a task to the degree that I would wish.  Whether restricted by time, finances or other ends, it’s something that I admit I will never get a complete handle on.  So, what’s a guy (or gal) like me to do?  The best that you can!  And here is my method for doing just that – the best that I can given my limited resources both in the way of time and assets.

First off, after I am finished shooting (most of the time), I will take the CF card out of the camera, insert into a card reader, and connect to my computer.  My computer houses only one onboard hard drive – for my operating system and program files.  I don’t care whether you are running Windows or Mac, a desktop or laptop, this should apply for everyone!  The OS drive should never contain your important documents, because that is the one most likely to fail and unable to “boot”.  My other “drive”, is a USB connected SAN drive – a Western Digital 1TB drive, consisting of 2 500GB drives.  Instead of leaving it as a single unit, I broke the drive up and made it the 2 500GB drives.  Here’s why – backups!

Yes, I am going to lecture on backing up for just a moment – primarily because of the way I have this set up.  Guess how often I back up my data?  Never!  I don’t do a darned thing!  Once, just once, I set up a script file that does a backup of the 1st 500 GB drive to the second.  The script is scheduled to run nightly.  So, for me it’s been a set-and-forget process. That way I know anything that goes on that SAN is backed up.

Here you might wonder why I am calling this USB connected drive a SAN.  The reason is because this drive is shared out across my internal network.  I have a network of anywhere from 3 to 6 computers running, and since all computers (except one) get their internet address from the router, each computer can see one another.  My Macbook Pro has the iTunes and iPhoto libraries housed on the network drive.  My Windows computer has its My Documents folder pointing to a shared location on the network drive.  All my important file are on this network drive.  I have it labeled “Y”.

Sure, I could build a RAID array, but that takes time and money.  I could even buy a Drobo, but that takes money.  The idea of this SAN came about as a cost effective and time efficient way to maximize safety and minimize risk.  I am somewhat safe here, but nevertheless, I am at risk.  The reason is because there is no system (in my mind) that is 100% risk free.  Drives will fail, and when that day comes, it will be a matter of minimizing your losses and maximizing your recovery. 

Enough about backups though – the bottom line is to come up with a backup system and do it – regularly.  Script it, schedule it, or whatever, but you just have to DO IT!  Okay, now on to my method for digital asset management

Rather than just explain it, let me help with a visual.  Look at image #1 – here you can see my desktop folders on the Windows computer.  It has a Y drive – this is the SAN drive.

Jason Anderson #1

Now, look at image #2 – here you see the wide array of file types I have on the SAN – probably more stuff than I need on there, and it is always due for maintenance and cleaning, but I digress.  A root level folder I have there is called images.  Guess what’s housed in here?

Jason Anderson #2

Now, look at image #3 – I have all my images categorized by subject matter.  This tells me what the folder contains, and is a good starting point for finding something I am looking for.  Are there times where I haven’t found what I was looking for (calling U2…)?  Sure – but only because I had deviated from my own system!  When I adhere to my system, it works.

Jason Anderson #3

So, what about edits of files?  Workups?  Printed versions?  Web Versions?  Well, thanks for asking!  Let’s take a look at a sample folder.  Look at image #4.  Here I have the original raw files.  Now also notice the sub folders within that category.  At this point it’s just a matter of remembering to save your output to the right location.  If you do that, all your images will be easily found.  Notice that I don’t change my filenames to match a description or anything, like the DAM book suggests.  For me that’s just personal preference.  If I need a file named that way for web submission (like to Popular Photography or some other venue, I’ll make my first save to the Y drive, then copy to the desktop for emailing and rename as they request.  That file then gets deleted off my desktop.

Jason Anderson #4

So, why do I only have 250GB of image files and it’s less than that, remember the other assets?)?  Chimping!  I chimp in-camera.  If my flash didn’t fire, a shot is under exposed or over exposed, I just delete it.  I will even delete if a quick glance on the composition looks bad…if it looks bad on a 3” screen how will a 22” screen make it look better?  I delete!  I have other methods too – and here I side with Dave Cross, because I love Adobe Bridge!

When I get the files into the unsorted folder I am brutal on myself.  I delete anything that doesn’t make me go “oooh, that has possibilities!”.  If I see any two shots that look pretty darn close, I’ll increase the thumbnails to see if I had a blinker – if not, I delete one.  If I see 4-5 shots that are all close to one another I actually keep those because 4-5 in succession tells me I am bracketing exposures.  Here I can winnow out another third of my shooting efforts in the field.  Once I have deleted all the files I don’t want, I then move the remaining images at that moment to a new folder via the “Move” command (who’d have thunk that?) right there in Bridge.  If I have a pre-existing folder, that’s where the images go (Maggie is a good one – I take lots of shots of my dog).  If I don’t have a pre-existing folder – I make one, right there.  It takes 5 seconds, and it also forces me to get a few tags ready for the images mentally.  Because once the images are moved, I start tagging. 

Here is where I agree and adhere to the DAM book.  I add the tag info for all shots on import into Bridge!  Here I also go through even more methodically and star the images, 1-4.  This helps the winnowing process.  My rule of thumb:  Ones are deleted if I don’t see any modifications after 6 months – it means the shot has not stayed with me, so why should it stay for anyone else?  Twos are maintained because there could be just minor flaws or things that I just would like to retain for documentary reasons.  Threes and fours are my gallery quality work.  Threes are the ones that have potential with a few tweaks in either PS or even just ACR.  Fours, I don’t even edit – they are great in camera and I just leave intact for cropping, outputting to print or whatever!

You’d think that’s it but there’s one more caveat to all of this.  Remember those raw files you see at the root of each subject folder?  I also burn a copy of these to DVD after import.  Sometimes it takes more than one DVD.  Sometimes, it even takes 3 or 4.  But I do this to maintain a second copy of all negatives.  I know, they don’t have permanence like a hard drive or other possible storage – but I figure with the mirrored hard drive creating a backup, and then a DVD copy stored elsewhere (this little bugger sits in the trunk of my car in the middle of the spare tire…check out image #5 below).  That pretty much mitigates my risk.  Is it gone?  Nope, my computer could fail, the SAN could crash, the backup skipped for that day, and the DVD could be scratched beyond readability – but what are the odds of that?  It’s a matter of tilting the odds in your favor, and here I think I’ve accomplished that.  It may not be as fancy as all the Drobos people are talking about – but I just can’t justify the $500 for each unit and then the cost of all the drives.  This is a triple backup solution, and I do it for $200.

Jason Anderson #5

The last caveat in all of this is understanding that your asset management needs will change as your library expands.  I know this system won’t last me forever, and eventually, a Drobo or RAID solution might be called for.  But with my photography, I can certainly keep things in check by just being honest with myself about the “keepers” versus “throw-aways”.  Think about it – how many images are you keeping that you really could throw away?   Sure, storage is cheap, but does that mean we shouldn’t be critical of our work?  Hopefuly, that’s some food for thought.  I know, the subject is not always a fun one to think about – but if we do take the time to think about how we manage our assets, we can hopefully become better photographers in the process, by virtue of training our eyes to see through the chaffe and help reduce the need for deleting photos.  Imagine if all your shots were keepers!  My God, think of the storage needs!


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P&P Weekly: #110

February 11, 2009 in Blogroll, News, Photography, Photoshop

Welcome to week #110 of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll’s P&P Weekly! 

There are many opportunities available for sponsoring of one of our weekly or monthly series, or if you would like to be a sponsor of the blog as a whole, please take a minute to review our “Become a Sponsor” page.

Monthly Photo Contests

The February Photo Contest is in full-swing with some great shots already in the running for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to B&H Photo!

Full details can be found on our Monthly Photo Contest post and you can submit your shot(s) to our Monthly Photo Contest Flickr Group.  

Workflow Fridays

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 photographer Roger Madsen.

If you would like to participate in this new series, please email me or leave a comment!

Photoshop Interviews

In case you missed it, scroll down to read my interview with NAPP Executive Director Larry Becker!

Coming in March, I sit down with Adobe Engineer, host of Creative Sweet TV, and Aussie Mike McHugh.

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 February 4th, be sure to send me your images today for inclusion in this project!

Geographic Composition

Our upcoming themes – and their posting dates – are:

  • Week #47 – Frbruary 13: “Round”
  • Week #48 – February 27: “Contasts”
  • Week #49 – March 13: “Wood”
  • Week #50 - March 27: Contributor’s Favorites

More details about Geographic Composition. 

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.

Get Your Monthly Desktop Calendar Today!

Finally, here are some of my favorites from what’s been happening in the top half (A-J) of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll:

Please be sure to visit the great blogs of our other members found in the sidebar. And if you would like to be considered for The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll, email Jason.

P&P Weekly: #108

January 29, 2009 in Blogroll, News, Photography, Photoshop

Welcome to week #108 of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll’s P&P Weekly! 

Once again, I would like to welcome Marc Benton of User 40.0, our newest sponsor! There are many opportunities available for sponsoring of one of our weekly or monthly series, or if you would like to be a sponsor of the blog as a whole, please take a minute to review our “Become a Sponsor” post.

Monthly Photo Contests

Time is almost up to enter the January Photo Contest for your change to win the  prize package.

Full details can be found on our Monthly Photo Contest post and you can submit your shot(s) to our Monthly Photo Contest Flickr Group.  

Workflow Fridays

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 having a very cool guest who will surely inspire all of us.

If you would like to participate in this new series, please email me or leave a comment!

Photoshop Interviews

Coming on Monday, February 9 is my interview with NAPP Executive Director Larry Becker!

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 January 4th, be sure to send me your images today for inclusion in this project!

Geographic Composition

Our upcoming themes – and their posting dates – are:

  • Week #46 – January 30: “Shadows”
  • Week #47 – Frbruary 13: “Round”
  • Week #48 – February 27: “Contasts”
  • Week #49 – March 13: “Wood”
  • Week #50 - March 27: Contributor’s Favorites

More details about Geographic Composition. 

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.

Get Your Monthly Desktop Calendar Today!

In the meantime…

Click here to become a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. A great resource for training, tips, and connecting with other creatives.

And as always, take a moment to grab one of the chicklet links to show your support for this blog and, for blogroll members, be sure to pick up your P&P Blogroll Member badge link.

Finally, here are some of my favorites from what’s been happening in the top half (A-J) of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll:

Please be sure to visit the great blogs of our other members found in the sidebar. And if you would like to be considered for The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll, email Jason.

P&P Weekly: #106

January 15, 2009 in Blogroll, Photography, Photoshop

POST 850!

Welcome to week #106 of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll’s P&P Weekly! 

I’d like to extend a special welcome to our newest sponsor, Towner Jones Photography! Friend-of-the-Blog Rob Jones of Towner Jones Photography will be a sponsor of the Photoshop Interviews series throughout 2009! I’m really excited to announce this new partnership and I invite you to head over to his blog and check out all the great things Rob is doing over there!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of one of our weekly or monthly series, or if you would like to be a sponsor of the blog as a whole, please take a minute to review our “Become a Sponsor” post.

Monthly Photo Contests

Full details can be found on our Monthly Photo Contest post and you can submit your shot(s) to our Monthly Photo Contest Flickr Group.  

Workflow Fridays

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.

If you would like to participate in this new series, please email me or leave a comment!

Photoshop Interviews

Part II of my interview with Photoshop Hall of Fame inductee and Principal Project Manager for Adobe Photoshop and Bridge (and Friend-of-the-Blog) John Nack is coming soon! After a few hiccups with his computer, John is getting back up to speed and we’ll have the rest posted soon.

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 January 4th, be sure to send me your images by next week for inclusion in this project!

Geographic Composition

Our upcoming themes – and their posting dates – are:

  • Week #45 – January 16: “Green”
  • Week #46 – January 30: “Shadows”
  • Week #47 – Frbruary 13: “Round”
  • Week #48 – February 27: “Contasts”
  • Week #49 – March 13: “Wood”
  • Week #50 - March 27: Contributor’s Favorites

More details about Geographic Composition. 

Monthly Desktop Calendars

Starting in January 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. The January Desktop Calendars are up now and February’s will be posted towards the end of the month.

Get Your Monthly Desktop Calendar Today!

In the meantime…

Click here to become a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. A great resource for training, tips, and connecting with other creatives.

And as always, take a moment to grab one of the chicklet links to show your support for this blog and, for blogroll members, be sure to pick up your P&P Blogroll Member badge link.

Finally, here are some of my favorites from what’s been happening in the top half (A-J) of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll:

Please be sure to visit the great blogs of our other members found in the sidebar. And if you would like to be considered for The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll, email Jason.

New for 2009: Photoshop Interviews

January 6, 2009 in News, Photoshop, Photoshop Interview

photoshop-interviews

Lately, many sites have been coming out with series of photographer interviews to help share the work and inspiration of our creative fellows with the larger photographic community. From Crash Taylor to Canon Blogger to Dave Cross’ “Finish the Sentence.” And I think it’s great! In some small way, I like to think that my “P&P Blogger Profiles” had something to do with this new dialogue, but I doubt it.

As I look around at these sites and take in all of the tremendous insights and experience of the featured guest, I notice that Photoshop and post-processing as a whole is only a small part of the discussion. It’s true that these days it’s almost impossible to talk about photography without talking about what happens in post. But there hasn’t been much of a forum for talking about Photoshop’s place in culture or to hope and dream, or gripe, about one of our favorite pieces of software.

That’s about to change. On the second Monday of each month, starting next Monday, we will feature a new interview with a member of the Photoshop community.

I’ve already got a “Who’s Who” of interviewees lined up including Adobe’s Project Manager for Photoshop John Nack, NAPP Executive Director Larry Becker, Adobe Creative Systems Engineer Mike McHugh, African Safari leader Andy Biggs, and photowalker extrodinaire Jeff Revell. And I’m waiting for confirmation from a number of others.

As this will be an on-going series, I am always open to suggestions for new subjects to interview. If you have any ideas, please let me know so I can make contact and secure them as an upcoming guest.

Please be sure to stop back on Monday for my interview with Adobe’s own John Nack!

P&P Weekly: #103

December 12, 2008 in Blogroll, Photography, Photoshop

Welcome to week #103 of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll’s P&P Weekly!

First off, we have recently learned of the passing of Friend-of-the-Blog Dave Cross‘ father on Sunday. Dave, the whole “Photoshop & Photography Blogroll” community is with you and your family as you are going through this loss.

As we approach the end of another calendar year, there will be reflections on the past and resolutions for the future. Even if you’re like me and don’t make resolutions, there’s still something about the coming of the new year that causes us to think about how things could be different and how to retool or rework things, to improve on the many facets of our lives.

As I mentioned last time, I’m still interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas in response to my reader survey from a few weeks back. I’m always open to suggestions and opportunities to make this blog and the community we’ve built together all that it can be. So please send me an email or drop a comment with any projects you’d like to see here - or participate in – and any changes you might like to see in the way we do things.

Thanks, in advance, for your input!

The Geographic Composition series is now open to anyone who would like to contribute. A special welcome to our newest participants! And I hope some of you are inspired to join us next time. Our upcoming themes – and their posting dates – are:

  • Week #43 – December 16: “Signs of the Season”
  • Week #44 – January 2: “Moving Parts”

More details about Geographic Composition.

In the meantime…

Click here to become a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. A great resource for training, tips, and connecting with other creatives.

And as always, take a moment to grab one of the chicklet links to show your support for this blog and, for blogroll members, be sure to pick up your P&P Blogroll Member badge link.

Finally, here are some of my favorites from what’s been happening in the top half (A-J) of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll:

Please be sure to visit the great blogs of our other members found in the sidebar. And if you would like to be considered for The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll, email Jason.

P&P Weekly: #101

November 26, 2008 in Blogroll, Photography, Photoshop

Welcome to week #101 of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll’s P&P Weekly!

Thanks for all of the great comments over the past week or so with my shots. I love the feedback and appreciate your encouragement and kind words.

The Geographic Composition series is now open to anyone who would like to contribute. A special welcome to our newest participants! And I hope some of you are inspired to join us next time. Our upcoming themes – and their posting dates – are:

  • Week #42 – December 1: “The Letter Q”
  • Week #43 – December 16: “Signs of the Season”

More details about Geographic Composition.

In the meantime…

Click here to become a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. A great resource for training, tips, and connecting with other creatives.

And as always, take a moment to grab one of the chicklet links to show your support for this blog and, for blogroll members, be sure to pick up your P&P Blogroll Member badge link.

Finally, here are some of my favorites from what’s been happening in the top half (A-J) of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll:

Please be sure to visit the great blogs of our other members found in the sidebar. And if you would like to be considered for The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll, email Jason.

P&P Weekly: #99

November 11, 2008 in Blogroll, News, Photography, Photoshop

POST #800!!!

Welcome to week #99 of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll’s P&P Weekly!

And a thank you and Happy Veteran’s Day to all current and former members of the military.

This is also post #800 and we just passed the 42,000 unique visitors mark in the last 14 months. A lot of milestones this week and with next week’s P&P Weekly #100.

The Geographic Composition series is now open to anyone who would like to contribute. A special welcome to our newest participants! And I hope some of you are inspired to join us next time. Our upcoming themes – and their posting dates – are:

  • Week #41 – November 14: “Old Numbers”
  • Week $42 – December 1: “The Letter Q”

More details about Geographic Composition.

In the meantime…

Click here to become a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. A great resource for training, tips, and connecting with other creatives.

And as always, take a moment to grab one of the chicklet links to show your support for this blog and, for blogroll members, be sure to pick up your P&P Blogroll Member badge link.

Finally, here are some of my favorites from what’s been happening in the bottom half (L-W) of The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll:

Please be sure to visit the great blogs of our other members found in the sidebar. And if you would like to be considered for The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll, email Jason.

Interviewed Today at Canon Blogger

October 30, 2008 in Personal, Photography, Photoshop

Friend-of-the-Blog Jason Anderson has recently started a series of interviews over on his blog, Canon Blogger, and he has been so gracious as to ask me to be featured in today’s edition.

Jason had a number of really interesting questions for me and they really made me think – not so much the “chocolate or vanilla?” ones but some of the more in-depth questions about critique and advice got my gears turning a bit.

So, instead of reading here, please head on over to Jason’s blog and check out my responses to his bank of questions.