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Archive for October, 2015

Vintage Photography / Videography Collection Contest (Results)

Congratulations to Julie Ann, the winner of the Vintage Photography / Videography Collection Contest! Just in case you are wondering, the correct answers are below.

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TOP SHELF – Wein WP5008 Flash Meter (Germany), Hanimex 49mm Skylight Polarizing Lens Filter (Japan) and Tiffin 49mm Lens Filter (USA)
SECOND SHELF – Kodak Brownie 8 Movie Camera (USA) and External Flash (Manufacturer unknown)
THIRD SHELF – 1920’s era Kodak folding camera (USA) and AFGA Insta Folding Camera

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Randy Johnson – Baseball Legend and Fantastic Photographer

For those of you who follow the world of sports, and particularly baseball. You probably know Randy Jackson, AKA “the Big Unit” as a great pitcher with intimidating speed and a Hall of Fame career. But, what you might not know is that he is also a talented photographer.

Randy Johnson

He studied photography in college before dominating the major leagues for years. And since his retirement, he’s been focusing on this, his other passion. From metal concert photos to fast cars to landscapes and still life work, Randy has created some impressive art.

Randy Johnson shooting

Check out his official website for yourself.

5 Alternatives to Using Photoshop

It is not often that a creative photographer takes a shot that upon review on his or her computer couldn’t benefit from some level of editing. And as most photography buffs know, Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard. And while it is a great tool, it can also be quite expensive and take up a lot of space on your PC or laptop. That being the case, I wanted to leave the photogs out there with a few alternative options.

Gimp

Pros: Feature rich and free

Cons: Requires download and takes some time to learn

Gimp

http://www.gimp.org/

Perfect Photo Suite

Pros: High quality tools and very professional feel

Cons: Only one on the list that isn’t free, steep learning curve

Perfect Photo Suite

http://www.on1.com/products/suite9/

Pixlr Editor

Pros: Can use it from the web and is rather similar to Photoshop in look and feel

Cons: Tools are limited, especially for batch work

Pixlr-editor

https://pixlr.com/editor/

Picasa

Pros: Very easy to use

Cons: Light on features

Picasa

https://picasa.google.com/

Photoshop Express (App)

Pros: Great for on the go editing

Cons: Limited features

Photoshop Express

http://www.photoshop.com/products/photoshopexpress

 

Creativity for the Non-Creative Thinker

So, you like art but you don’t consider yourself a a creative person? No problem. Give these two fun websites a try, save a copy of your work via download or screenshot and ta-da – instant artist.

Silk

Weave Silk

weavesilk.com

Into Time

Into Time

intotime.com

 

 

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