It seems that nearly every photographer is at least dabbling with creating motion imagery, and they often ask the same questions. Richard Harrington has produced (yet again) an essential resource for this group. Still to Motion is written for the still photographer moving into this new discipline, and explores a unbelievably large number of topics. You’ll get a perspective on storytelling and project approach, camera, lighting, support and computer equipment, and so much more.
The book tracks several different projects, and helps to illuminate the different approaches needed between a music video and a documentary. The book included a DVD with finished examples of the case studies that the book tracks, and includes a lot of demo and project files for you to pluy with.
If you are a still photographer even considering working with motion, you will find this to be an essential resource. Buy it at Amazon.
As a bonus, the subject of the documentary and music video is Luke Brindley, one of our favorite up-and-coming singer songwriters in the DC area.
Richard Anderson and I will be doing a camera scanning workshop in New Orleans on the 28th of April (doors at 6:00 pm, program at 6:30). We will present techniques for creating reproduction-quality scans from film and negatives using a digital camera and inexpensive copy hardware. The program is free, but space is limited, so sign up early if you are interested.
This program is brought to you by ASMP, the New Orleans Photo Alliance, The US Library of Congress’s NDIIPP program, and Microsoft.
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Thanks to the people in the bay area for a great event on Tuesday. We sold out the hall by Sunday night. Judging by the feedback, it was really valuable for those who attended.
Tonight, I’ll be in sunny Seattle, again giving the Workflow program, courtesy of ASMP. As with each of these, the program is free, but registration is strongly encouraged.
Fresh from the great Palm Springs Photo Festival, I’m about to board a plane for San Francisco (whith the whole family in tow, no less!). I’ll be presenting the dpBestflow material on Tuesday the 6th. As usual for the ASMP-sponsored events, this is free, but you need to sign up in advance. I’m told that we are nearing capacity, so sign up soon.
(Thanks again to Jeff Dunas and the PSPF for a great event. And thanks to the Microsoft Icons of Imaging program for making it possible for me to be there.)
We’re packing up the truck and movin’ on from Beverly – Hills that is (well, Hollywood, actually) over to Palm Springs for the Palm Springs Photo Festival. The fine people at Microsoft have made my Digital Asset Management seminar possible. I’ll be talking at 2:45-4:30 on Thursday.
The PSPF is one of my favorite industry events. While I’ll be speaking about technology, the festival is really all about photography, and that’s a refereshing break from the non-stop technoweenie fests I normally habituate. If you’re driving distance from Palm springs and can take a break, I highly recommend it.
If you’re going to be there, feel free to find me and say hello – I’ll be at a lot of events.
And thanks again to the Microsoft Icons of Imaging for making this possible.
I’ll be in the Photoshop World Expo Theater today from 2:30-3:30 presenting the pBestflow material, sponsored by ASMP. If you’re at the show, come by and find me.
It’s a one of my favorite industry events, with a great mix of both Edu and tainment.
Yes, kids, it’s that time again – another Lightroom Beta has hit the streets. Big news includes Video support, tethered shooting, and new noise reduction. This one’s much closer to finished software than the first beta, although it still has some kinks in it, and it’s not totally feature-complete. Read more from these Lightroom experts.
Victoria Bampton, Lightroom Queen
Richard Earney’s Lightroom Blog
Tom Hogarty, Lightroom Product Manager
Sean McCormack’s Lightroom Blog
Jeffrey Friedl, Master Plug-in maker
Ian Lyons at Computer-Darkroom
I’ll be in Miami next Thursday night giving the dpBestflow evening presentation, courtesy of ASMP. The program is free, but you are asked to make a reservation in advance so we get a head count.
See you there.
I have the privilege of speaking to Navy photographers tomorrow at the DC Shootoff. There’s a great lineup of photographers and industry representatives appearing at this event tomorrow. My grandfather Harry Gordon Donald (pictured at right) was a captain in the Navy, where he oversaw the creation of the Mothball Fleet (archiving ships, hmmm), so I have a soft spot for this particular branch of the armed services.
Check out the galleries on the website to see what these excellent photographers produce during the weekend.
While the presentation won’t be an official dpBestflow event, that’s what I’ll be showing, since it’s what’s on my mind.
Richard Anderson and I will present the dpBestflow material at CDIA on Tuesday. This two hour presentation describes the dpBestflow project and well as the fundamentals of workflow design. Learn how to understand and customize workflow, and make use of some critical workflow components.
The program, sponsored by ASMP, is free, but reservations are required. Signups are nearly closed, so if you want to come, make your reservations as soon as possible.
See you there.