Archive for March, 2008

30 Days Using Aperture 2 (Day 24)

March 28, 2008

Tweet Day 24 Again, I’ve been busy for last 5 days shooting and working on images. That’s a good thing! This time I did a food shoot for the Korean restaurant. Several different dishes but the lighting set up was pretty much the same. This time I played around with the stamp tool. The way […]

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Aperture 2.1 Released

March 28, 2008

Tweet Today Apple announced Aperture 2.1 that allows third party plug-ins. You might never have to leave Aperture at all to do your basic image editing. Read the press release here.

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30 Days Using Aperture 2 (Day 19)

March 23, 2008

Tweet Day 19 I’ve been quite busy over the last 5 days and today I finally had the chance to sit in front of the computer and use Aperture 2. I was originally confused with the 3 sharpening options available in Aperture 2. The very first one is under the RAW fine tuning heading in […]

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30 Days Using Aperture 2 (Days 13-14)

March 18, 2008

Tweet Days 13-14 Two hours!!!! That’s all it took to go through 70+ images and edit them down to 11 final images and crop, adjust and burn a CD (TIFF & JPEG) for the client. Within those two hours I also had a bite to eat, took a phone call and chatted with a friend […]

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Beauty Dish Update

March 18, 2008

Tweet Yesterday after I made my beauty dish, I got to use it in a promotional shoot I did for a local restaurant. Below is a sample of a small group shot (3 people) sitting at a bar. The beauty dish is about 8 – 10 feet away (2.5 – 3 meters) from the subjects. […]

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Make Your Own Beauty Dish

March 17, 2008

Tweet [UPDATE] I have included a video to this post. The original post is just below the video. Original Post Here is what you need to make a simple beauty dish; white plastic bowl, foam board, zip-ties (zap straps), aluminum tape Trace around the front of your flash. Make sure it is centered on the […]

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30 Days Using Aperture 2 (Days 10-12)

March 16, 2008

Tweet Days 10-12 I started looking for more detailed information for working with Aperture 2. The tutorials were just not cutting it. It seems when you buy Aperture 2 you get a booklet “Exploring Aperture 2″ and sample projects to play with. With the 30 day demo you do not. I did find the the […]

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30 Days Using Aperture 2 (Day 9)

March 13, 2008

Tweet Day 9I’m starting to feel like a monkey using Aperture 2. It’s probably me, I’m just getting overwhelmed with everything Aperture can do. The learning curve seems quite steep. The tutorials show 2 different screen modes and I can’t seem to get to the one I like. I might be too familiar with Adobe […]

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30 Days Using Aperture 2 (Days 5-8)

March 11, 2008

Tweet Days 5 & 6 “The Weekend From Heck” I did manage to import 34 reasonably decent images (not my best ones) into Aperture 2. At least I’ll be able to show the adjustments and features of Aperture 2. Day 7 Tried to recover the “lost” images on my computer. No luck! I trying to […]

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Weekend from Heck

March 10, 2008

Tweet My internet connection has been a bit slow for the last few days, but that happens. Then, the connection got VERY slow (almost a minute for Google.com to load). WTF? I called tech support for my ISP and they were about as helpful as… well, they weren’t any help at all. I didn’t have […]

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