Congratulations to Julie Ann, the winner of the Vintage Photography / Videography Collection Contest! Just in case you are wondering, the correct answers are below.
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
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.
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.
Check out his official website for yourself.
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.
Pros: Feature rich and free
Cons: Requires download and takes some time to learn
Perfect Photo Suite
Pros: High quality tools and very professional feel
Cons: Only one on the list that isn’t free, steep learning curve
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
Pros: Very easy to use
Cons: Light on features
Photoshop Express (App)
Pros: Great for on the go editing
Cons: Limited features
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.