Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday: Quick Hit Monday: John Nack, Crash Taylor, CameraDoJo, WPPI, and EpicEdits

Good Morning Everybody,
And welcome to another edition of Quick Hit Monday. I hope everybody had a great weekend. We are a bit chilly here in good old Cincy getting down to -6 Fahrenheit over the weekend. But, things are warming up. Now when I walk across our deck it doesn't sound like the ice is breaking below my feet. I've got a lot to cover today.... Quick Hit Monday let's get right to it.

Quick hit Monday
I noticed over at fellow blogging buddy, Jason Moore's site, that he has started a new series of interviews entitled PsI Interviews. His first begins with an in-depth interview with Adobe Photoshop senior project manager, Photoshop Hall of Famer, and monster blogger, John Nack. Jason does a great job on his interviews and this one is particularly well done. Be sure to catch Part 2 in the upcoming weeks. I invite you to go check it out. Here is the link. Oh, I forgot to mention. Jason is doing an interview with my buddy, Larry Becker, Executive ditector for NAPP on February 9, 2009. So mark your calendars and check back for this interview.

Also, blogging buddy, Crash Taylor, from England continues his terrific series of interviews with wedding photographers as well. I took a little time over the weekend to get myself caught up on what he's been up to. Your weekly visit to Crash’s site -- here is the link -- is always worth it if you're a wedding photographer. Not only are the interviews in depth and insightful but they give a great peek into a wedding photographer's brain and how we think. Pictures, heck yes pictures – always a full compliment with each interview. Before you let this slip your mind -be sure to check it out -- here is the link again.

And speaking of interviews, Kerry at asked me to do a podcast with him earlier this year. I was finally able to oblige Kerry last week. plans to run the podcast tomorrow - Tuesday. Here is a link to the site. I have to say, it was quite a nice conversation. I think when we both looked up at the clock, we were shocked to discover that 90 minutes had expired.

We talked about a lot of different things that I think you will find of interest. We discussed RAW versus JPEG, the RAW variations in the new digital cameras and some strategies on how we might use the different settings when photographing weddings with these new mega-mega pixel cameras.

We also discuss the video capabilities of the new cameras and what some of the possibilities may be. So, tune in tomorrow to [link] and check it out. While you're there, check out Kerry’s collection of over 50 more podcasts created over the past several months many of which are just a wealth of knowledge.

Last week seemed to be a busy interview week for me. Scott Sheppard also interviewed me for WPPI radio. This was a much shorter interview - only about 10 minutes long – but you may find it interesting. With WPPI Convention and Trade Show only a few weeks away, there are several photographers who will be speaking and Scott has interviewed many of them. The WPPI Convention is one of the highlights of the year when it comes to wedding/portrait photography – they are expecting 12,000 attendees this year with their biggest trade show ever. It is quite the production and I hope to see many of you there in Las Vegas in mid February. By the way, here's the link to my interview with Scott.

Let me wrap Quick Hit Monday by pointing you to another great website – It's run by my blogging buddy Brian Auer. You know, like you I wish I had more time to cruise the net and take advantage of so much good information that's available out there but, like you, there's only so many hours in the day.

In any event I always try to get back and visit my faves. has always been one of those favorite sites to visit. What Brian has put together is a great end of the year compilation of his best articles from all of 2008. Folks, there is a ton of well organized information available and I invite to the make the trip over to check it out. Here is the link to

Hey folks that's it for me today. I’ve got a little different kind of Technique Tuesday put together for tomorrow. It's going to be more Lightroom oriented. I stumbled on the technique I’m showing while editing some photographs for my Kelby Training videos. So plan to stop by tomorrow and see what I got up my sleeve. That's it for today, have a good one, and I'll see you again tomorrow. – David


  1. David,
    Thanks for all the other resources. I appreciate your sharing the wealth.
    -Colby McLemore

  2. David,
    Thank you for the information and your kind willingness to always look out for your readers best interest.

    I was wondering when you were going to be interviewed for Cameradojo. I can't wait to upload it to my iPod and listen to it during my train ride to work.


  3. Thanks David for mentioning the site, greatly appreciated. It's an honor to have you stop by and read the interviews. I have just been watching your new video Classical Lighting and Posing Techniques over at Kelby Training and they are super awesome. Absolutely love them. Hope you're well. Take care, Crash

  4. Hi David!

    Thanks again for the nod today! I'm always humbled by your generosity and support. It means a lot!

    Looking forward to when you will be a part of the Photoshop Interviews series!

    All the best!

  5. This isn't relevant, but how do you search for tutorials? I tried to search in the search blog, but couldn't find what I was looking for.