Archive for October, 2010

Today’s Photograph October 29, 2010

Today’s Photograph October 29, 2010

I drive the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bridge twice each day, commuting across what’s still the ‘longest [real] bridge in the world.’ As such, this becomes a consciousness-changing activity…

Today’s Photograph October 25, 2010

Today’s Photograph October 25, 2010

I was in New Orleans’ City Park early one morning last week to shoot the beautiful, mysterious live oaks that live there. Some of these trees date to before the American Revolution and I always feel a certain majesty and awe around them…

How to Use the Info Palette with Eyedropper to Tone Your Photos in Photoshop

How to Use the Info Palette with Eyedropper to Tone Your Photos in Photoshop

The Info Palette and Eyedropper are your keys to great toning results in Photoshop. Here’s how to set and use these essential Photoshop production tools…

Chase Jarvis’s ‘Seven Habits for Creativity’ + The Missing Link

Chase Jarvis’s ‘Seven Habits for Creativity’ + The Missing Link

Over on his blog, photographer Chase Jarvis has written a post about what he does to get the creative juices flowing when things seem to be stuck in neutral. His ideas include: 1. Get into adventures. Instead of saying no, say yes. Whether it’s agreeing going to the South China Sea or to Sundance festival […]

Discovered Joy October 20, 2010

Discovered Joy October 20, 2010

When you live on a couple acres of land, going for a very local photowalk can yield surprises and joy where you least expect it…

Weekend Photography Links October 16, 2010

Weekend Photography Links October 16, 2010

Here’s my eclectic list of photography links for this weekend. Click through to these pages and I think you’ll find content that’s interesting, provocative (in some cases) and maybe even inspiring…

Photoshop Image Toning: A Journey, Not Just a Destination

Photoshop Image Toning: A Journey, Not Just a Destination

I shot some images of a dying banana plant last week, posting one of them here on The Discerning Photographer the other day. I went back to that shoot yesterday, thinking there might be some other things worth toning and saving….

Today’s Photograph October 9, 2010

Today’s Photograph October 9, 2010

Strolling through our yard yesterday in the gathering dusk, I was struck by how many things are already dying. It’s only early October but already I see the change coming…

How to Automate a Batch of Photos in Photoshop

How to Automate a Batch of Photos in Photoshop

If you’re like me, there are some repetitive tasks that you do over and over with Photoshop. Lots of these tasks can be performed with Actions scripts. But what if you have a whole folder full of images that all need the same thing done to them? Then you want to ‘Automate a Batch….’

Why I Love Gaffer Tape and Why You Need It

Why I Love Gaffer Tape and Why You Need It

Gaffer Tape: do you know what it is? If you don’t, think black, fabric-based duct tape, but without the sticky residue. That’s right: no residue! This is the single most important distinction between gaffer tape and duct tape, and the reason you need to get a roll or two of this stuff….