HDR: The Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques

When it comes to HDR, only three key ingredients are needed: hardware, software, and post-processing technique. Well, it does take a little talent ... but with a shot-in-the-arm from Rafael, those summer photos will take on a whole new life! Here's the poop ... we'll even throw in a whole 2nd bonus article : "Working with Color in Photoshop" along with a downloadable tutorial on Rafael's "Austin Capitol" project! June 22, 2012

Storytellers

It's amazing how many images the world's photographers produce! Professional or not, images surround us in our everyday lives. What makes successful photographers stand out? What drives us to revisit the same images over and over? March 13, 2012

A Deeper Look at Creating Stronger Images

This is one of those photographic experiences that totally turns your head around and foces you to look through a difference perspective ... and I'm telling you, it's a spectacular view from here ... don't miss this one November 23, 2011

Celtic Art & Design

Celtic design and illustration can evoke an acient look and feel to any project -- or can also give a very modern look! These books offer a huge value in both usable art and inspiration for design ideas -- at very affordable prices. October 31, 2011

Top 10 Steve Jobs Books

Here is my selection of the best books for learning about and being inspired by the late Steve Jobs! I have read or thumbed all (except two, not yet published) of these, and can recommend them for your own, personal benefit -- or as a superb gift for anyone on your gift list this year! October 29, 2011

Calligraphy & Penmanship Gift Guide

Whether you use the pen craft professionally, or just for personal expression, it embodies a tradition of beauty and discipline that few other crafts can match. Here are my favorite learning guides for mastering the time-honored art and craft of calligraphy, lettering and penmanship -- for young and old! The first time someone sees you writing in pure copperplate and exclaims "Wow, how did you learn that?" you'll know you've gained a skill few others posess. Any of these books will also make a superb gift for anyone on your list. October 27, 2011

Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques

Scott Kelby has published a lot of books, but I believe "Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers using Photoshop" is one of his best books! This one has it all! June 27, 2011

Chasing Light

Digital photography month is upon us, and each time you snap the shutter on your digital camera you should think about LIGHT. Why? Because light is the only reason the camera actually works. So you need to use it wisely. Let expert photographer and educator Ibarionex Perello help you May 31, 2011

4 Ways to Make Social Technologies Relevant to Your Business

Social media/networking and the collection of tools they have spawned have moved solidly into the strategy toolbox for organizations. If you want to be the Zen master of social tools, you'll need some help. Scott Klososky, of the Velocity Manifesto fame, shares some tips April 25, 2011

The New Cool

What do a revolutionary inventor, a MacArthur "Genius" award winner, and a best-selling author have in common? . . . The answer is The New Cool: A Visionary Teacher, his FIRST Robotics Team, and the ultimate battle of smarts February 24, 2011