Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday News Hits

Hi Everyone,
There is lots of good stuff posted today. Don't forget to check out the promised Photoshop tutorial just posted - it follows this post. Enjoy!

Mastering B&W Photography:
There was this great interview on Inside Digital Photo with Amadou Diallo, Photographer and Author of “Mastering Digital Black and White Photography”. I think this guy knows his stuff - nice insights and good information. Heck, I headed to and bought his book. Listen to the interview here.

Unbelievable Message, Unbelievable Photography:
I stumbled on Media Storm several months ago. It's a site that features stories from photojournalists from around the country. This doesn't sound like a big idea till you see how the stories are features on the site. This story about the Ivory poachers in Africa will give you "goose bumps" as you watch it. The photography is breathtaking and the story is compelling. Just hit the link above, sit back, enjoy, and think.

Newsletter - One More Time:
I am in the process of putting the finishing touches on our next Newsletter which is planned to go out next week. It is shaping up to be one of the best. Content will include - as usual - a "cool" Photoshop tutorial, great lighting lesson, strong marketing idea, and some very interesting - and maybe a bit funny - news items. Anyway, don't forget to sign up right here on on this page so you don't miss it. Hey, if you don't like it, you can always opt back out. But, I don't think you will want too.

Today's Freebie:
I thought this little "screen grab" utility from TNT Screen Capture looked interesting. I do a lot of screen capture for my seminars and workshops. We also use "screen capture" for some of studio materials. You might want to give it a try. Click here for the link. Heck - it's free, at least for today.

That's it for today. Have a great weekend - see you Monday!


  1. Hi David,

    Thankyou for such an amazing post. I just watched the Ivory Wars video and sat in silence for quite some time afterwards ... very thought provoking stuff, but also makes you feel terribly helpless.

    On a different note, this is a truly great blog with some beautiful photography (as expected :o) ... (I got the link from Scott Kelby's blog)

    All the best to you and yours,
    Buckinghamshire, UK

  2. Hi Glyn,
    Thank you so much for the very kind remarks. We are trying to create a web destination that has solid and thoughtful information, great photoshop tips & techniques, beautiful photography, and a little giggle now and then. Enjoy!