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Archive for December, 2012

Just a Wonderful City

Dec 6

In Seminars & Workshops at 9:28am

Guanajuato, Mexico, is simply one of the most terrific places I have ever been. Full of color and street life, and warm hearted to boot. The folks here, Hector Segovia and his staff at PhotoXperience, have done an amazing organizational job at pulling together models, locations and opportunities for the participants. It’s been a wonder to teach here. Read the rest of this entry »

New responsive blog design, and DVD downloads!

Dec 4

In Computer Technology, News at 7:39am

Hey Gang, Drew here…..

A couple of really cool announcements to make, that have been several months in the making…

First off, our blog is now fully responsive, meaning that it’s been optimized for any size and orientation of computer screen, tablet, or mobile device.  This is a huge step in making the blog that much more easily accessible for all you mobile blog readers out there.

If you’re looking at this blog on your computer, just drag in the corner of your browser, and you’ll see the blog adapt as it gets smaller…pretty cool stuff.  A huge thanks to Josh and Andy at Few Loose Screws for helping educate us in this department, and getting it all up to speed.

We’re also about to launch a brand new, responsive version of our “What’s in the Bag” page, with tons of product descriptions, photos, etc.

Here’s two examples of what the blog looks like on an iPad and iPhone, when held vertically (turn it on it’s side, and it’ll adapt as well)…

More big news: The Language of Light DVD is now officially available as an Instant Download, and it’s in HD!  We know that getting the DVD on an international scale hasn’t always been easy, due to import taxes, shipping, etc., so we’re very happy to now be able to offer this to you.

Further, we’ve included several new options as part of the DVD download..

- Each download includes two versions to choose from: 720p and full 1080p HD.

- The entire DVD download is now available for $129.99 (the hard copy is $159.99)

- You can even download individual DVD chapters, if this is of more interest to you.

If you want to check out in-depth descriptions of what each chapter is about, just click on the INSTANT DOWNLOAD link at the top of the Language of Light page…

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

(Many thanks to Drew who, in between road time, has been laboring on this design update and the download option for a long while now….) More tk….

A Pro’s Pro

Dec 3

In Friends, history at 1:02am

 

When I was growing up photographically, which was a long time ago now, achieving the distinction of being a professional photographer was just that, a distinction. It had the aura, just a bit, of a degree, hard won after years of training and tribulations. It was attained by a relative few, and I have to imagine many folks, given the daunting aspects of forging a career and sustenance via the alchemy of acetate, wisely chose not to pursue it at all. I have always likened the career path of the photog of that era as a country road traveled by a hardy few, which the digital revolution has now replaced with a multi-lane superhighway, traveled by many, at a high frame rate. The dawn of shooting ones and zeros threw the door open, I believe in welcome fashion, to many, many folks, and image making now takes place at a feverish rate.

But, being of a certain age, I guess I remain somewhat rooted in tradition, and thus continue to celebrate the value and worth of the truly professional photographer. It’s a tough thing to do, and it tests the durability, patience, skills and fiber of those who choose to engage it in full blown fashion. When I was coming up, if someone was referred to in reverential tones, as a “pro’s pro,” it was high praise indeed. It meant the individual in question could do anything with a camera. Ken Regan was one of these. Read the rest of this entry »