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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop Tutorials:

Photoshop tutorial on CG Channel

Color Correction

USF's Atomic Learning (look for CS5 or LR tutorials)

Post Processing Drill

Photo by Deb Wolfe

Post Processing Drill
This activity will refresh or launch your post processing skills. Among the students there is probably a range of thinking, skills and software types. So let’s look at a "before" image and you guys create the "after" picture. Let the images do the talking.
I'm attaching an image that came straight out of the camera. The photographer is Deb Wolfe. Your mission is to make the shot better.
Use Photoshop/Lightroom or Aperture to edit this image.
Please bring your post processed image to class upload the image to a computer and give a brief explanation of what you did to the photo and the tools you used.

NOTE: The original photographer retains copyright to the submitted image. Anyone post processing this image is granted a limited license for editing purposes only. Ownership of the post processed image cannot be claimed by those participating in this exercise. In addition no person is granted the rights to publish, distribute, use the image in derivative works or sell the image(s) except for publishing for this class.

The Future of Photojournalism

Most of the jobs in the media field require multimedia skills. We will talk more about photo essays and multimedia stories, what software to use, workflow, etc.

Check out the following articles to find out more about the multimedia storytelling and the future of photojournalism.
Partnership of Photojournalist and Writer, by Melissa Lyttle
The Girl in the Window- multimedia story

A Different Approach to Storytelling- A conversation with Brian Storm, the founder of

An article about Luceo Images, a photo coop.

Is Photography Dead?- an article in Newsweek

The Future of Photojournalism- a panel discussion

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lightroom tutorials

Free Lightroom Tutorials,

While Photoshop is the most used photo editing software, I am using Lightroom to select, group, categorize my photos. I am also using Lightroom for quick edits.

Here are some free tutorials for you:

Tip du Jour:
When deciding on a crop, you may want to use compositional guides for the rule of third's, golden spirals, triangles, etc. Go to the develop module, select the crop tool, then press the "O" key till you see the guide you are looking for.


Online entries:

EARLY Entry Deadline:
October 18, 2010 ($3.95 each)

FINAL Entry Deadline:
November 23, 2009 ($4.95 each)

FIRST PLACE :: GRAND PRIZE :: $2,000 cash grant
PLUS Nikon D90 camera and lens system (or equivalent)

SECOND PLACE :: $1,000 cash grant
PLUS Nikon D90 camera and lens system (or equivalent)

THIRD PLACE :: $500 cash grant

5 FOURTH PLACE AWARDS Five $100 grants

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2011 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

Winning photos will be published in the May 2011 issue of Photographer’s Forum and entered into Nikon’s Emerging Photographers Hall of Fame. All contest finalists, top 8% of all entries, will be published in the hardcover book Best of College Photography 2011.


Early entry fee is $3.95 per photo entered.
(uploaded or postmarked on or before October 18, 2010)

Final entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered.
(all entries must be uploaded or postmarked on or before November 22, 2010)

Rights remain with photographer.

Subject matter is open.

Finalists notified by January 28, 2011.
Winners notified by February 14, 2011.

This contest is open to all high school and college students in the U.S., Canada, and around the world.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Just a heads up, if you haven't seen that Geekfest is coming 9/24 to 9/26... it's $100. Use the links below for more info...


If you would like to attend but can't afford, please let me know so that I can put you in touch with the organizer.