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Jamie Shoup

Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 Released

By Jamie ShoupNov 7, 2016

Adobe announced the newest generation of the Adobe Creative Cloud, its suite of software and Web-based services for the creative community, available immediately.

The IT Professional division of Pearson is excited to align to the announced with a product suite of 8 titles planned for the Creative Cloud (2017 release) from the world’s greatest authors and series from Adobe Press and Peachpit. The new products offer training and inspiration to all user levels and cover a broad range of topics within the Creative Cloud.

Ben Waldie

Mac Productivity: Quick Scripts and Workflows - Scaling Images in the Finder

By Ben WaldieApr 16, 2012

There are tons of apps that allow you to manipulate images on your Mac.  iPhoto and Preview are two from Apple, and there are lots more available from the Mac App Store and third-party software vendors.  What you may not know, however, is that you don’t need a third-party app to do some basic image manipulations with your existing operating system.  Using Automator, you can create your own custom image processing plug-ins, which you can run right within the Finder.

Joe McNally

Ballerina on a Roof

By Joe McNallyJan 19, 2010

Question: Joe, on page 1 of Chapter 1 in "The Moment It Clicks" is an image of a ballerina on a very steep roof, being photgraphed by someone. Is that you? What is the deal on this shot? Where and how was it done, and how was the ballerina protected from falling off? Thanks.

Joe McNally

Buying More Flash Lighting on a Budget

By Joe McNallyJan 12, 2010

Question: I am on a very limited budget and every month I treat myself to some kit. I have a Pentax with a 360 flash and some reflectors, and started buying correcting Gels etc. For me to become proficient with flash lighting, what's the minimum amount of flash units I could get away with -- e.g. 2 or 3-- in order to develop my skill set? I am still using my 18-55 kit lens and can probably save for for a better one, but I am inclined to want to get another flash unit in order to get really good at this. I also bought a Honl 1/4 grid and thinking about a 1/8 as well to slowly build up my kit.

Joe McNally

Q&A Grab Bag for December

By Joe McNallyDec 29, 2009

Here are short answers to some great questions!

Joe McNally

Picking the Best Lens for Shooting Events

By Joe McNallyDec 22, 2009

Question: I have just upgraded to an FX body and I'm debating between which two lenses that I should get, the 14-24mm or the 24-70mm.  I shoot events and people in their environments. Which lens would you recommend for those types of photographs?

Ben Waldie

Five Automator Services Tips in Five Days: Apply Filter to Selected Images

By Ben WaldieDec 9, 2009

If you’ve used Automator before, then you may know that it includes actions for performing basic image manipulation tasks, such as cropping and resizing. Today’s workflow uses one of these built-in actions to apply a filter to selected image files in the Mac OS X Finder.

Joe McNally

Predefined Camera Profiles

By Joe McNallyDec 8, 2009

Question: Joe, what I would like to know is whether you use some kind of predefined camera profiles that do some work inside of the camera already. Color correction (not white balance), contrast etc... Is there something that allows you to do that, especially without losing quality?

Ben Waldie

Five Automator Services Tips in Five Days: Merge Selected Images as PDF

By Ben WaldieDec 8, 2009

Today's Automator Service workflow tip involves image files. This workflow will receive selected image files in the Finder, and merge them together to form a multi-page PDF document.

Joe McNally


By Joe McNallyDec 1, 2009

Question: On your Kelby training video for lighting with one flash, you were shooting a model in a warehouse near the end of the day with a speedlight outside the door. Can you tell me why you use aperture priority and use minus EV instead of Manual mode? Can you also tell me how the speedlight outside is set up, compensation, diffuser or not, zoom, etc.?

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