Midnight Madness: Hey look, I won a Football!

The last few days have been great, crazy fun and incredibly inspiring and informing. I have seen amazing imagery, spoken with amazing photographers and gotten to sponge off of decades of experience of all the instructors in the conference. Folks like Scott Kelby, Rod Harlan, Moose Peterson, Joe McNally, and Corey Barker just to name … Read more

A full day of Photoshop: Photoshop World Day 1

I eat this stuff up, I really do. Going to conferences is always a great way to get back in touch with creativity; both technically and artistically. So far I have sat in on classes about creative composites, Illustrator Down & Dirty Tricks, Exploring 3D in Photoshop, and Exploring HDR. Good stuff, coming from a … Read more

Photoshop World: Pre-con goodness

Not really much to report other than my excitement about being in Boston, directly across from MIT, in the area of Fenway Park, and at Photoshop World for the first time. I checked in about 5, and went upstairs to the convention center and first thing I ran into a former colleague Laurie Excell from … Read more

Wild Beauty defines the artistic image of the Columbia River Gorge

Wild Beauty

I recently received my copy of Wild Beauty which is a book that has an accompanying show at the Portland Art Museum. I came to know this wonderful book because of my friend Terry Toedtemeier, who unfortunately recently passed. Terry was an amazing person, photographer and historian – without whom this book would not be … Read more

Farewell to a friend

Terry Toedtemeier died yesterday while giving a reading from Wild Beauty in Hood River Oregon. Terry was my thesis adviser and professor in college as I struggled to figure just what in the hell I was supposed to be doing to prove my worth as a photographer and earn my degree, but he was more … Read more

Welcome to Vermont & Happy Anniversary

Here we are stopped on the side of the road just after scrambling up a slippery rocky hillside to get some shots of a waterfall in the rain. We are just near Mt. Washington, not that you would be able to see through all the rain and the clouds – but Vermont and New Hampshire … Read more

Amazing project from the University of Washington & Microsoft

Let's face it, Flickr has brought photography to the front lines again with its friendly and accessible interface providing a visual platform for more than 1 million users and some 30 million photographs*. Even with the UI's celebrity for being one of the easiest to use on the web, it's a daunting task to be … Read more

Perubique.com: The new design is finished!

At long last I have finally finished the design and Flash work for my new portfolio/freelance site – Perubique.com. I started working on it about 2 months ago (june 8th or so actually) now, so it has been a long time coming. So now I sit here, enjoying my IBC Black Cherry soda, basking in … Read more

Spending the week at Summerfest

I am just about up with my week at Summerfest and getting ready to come on on this Tuesday and I have to say this is the coolest music festival I have ever had the pleasure of attending. So far over 200 bands have played on the various stages in the festival park, and a … Read more

The Library of Congress goes social with Flickr

In an inspired move by our friends at the Federal Government, in particular the Library of Congress, has created The Commons on Flickr, billing it as "Your opportunity to contribute to describing the world’s public photo collections." The Library of Congress section of the commons has about 3,100 images in it now and is being … Read more

Everyone loves a parade, and fireworks!

Tonight in honor of Zippo being in business for 75 years, there was a parade and fireworks show right through downtown Bradford. Both shows were very well down (and I’m biased), but just ask Donovan, he had a great time and I think Brent made a new friend tonight – I know Peggy did with … Read more

Hocking Hills Ohio; Rocks & Water – What’s not to like?

First I have to send out some love to me Ma – thanks for the weekend getaway! You’re awesome! If you have never heard of this place, use The Google. And if you have, and have never been? Go! Now. Drop your Ho Hos, put down the remote and go. This has to be one … Read more

Photoshop can teach you a new trick every day

I was stopped by a co-worker today, Donny asking me about a Photoshop tool – the lasso. What he was wondering if there was a way to undo a stop in the selection path when holding the <alt> key to make a straight line selection. I hadn’t ever heard of one and I have been … Read more

Props to Grandma…

I guess it was just a matter of time until I found a good use for some of the goony toys that the kids get from Grandma…. This is a result of the whole fam-damnily playing with these two LED spinning, noise makers the kids got from "Santa" this year. It’s 4  exposures layered up … Read more

Nikon D80 – it’s mine and you can’t have it!

I finally sold enough stuff on eBay to allow me to get a Digital SLR, and at the prompting (and quite excellent advice, I must say) of a friend at Pro Photo Supply in Portland, this is what I shelled out all my duckettes for. Nikon D80 It’s bold and big – just like the … Read more

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