Smashmouth Jams with Adobe!

Last Friday Adobe celebrated its 25th anniversary. And what a party it was… jugglers, ballet dancers, hip-hop dance troupes, Segway races, galore. And to top it all off, the evening ended with an amazing private concert from the band...

SlideShowPro for Lightroom Released!

The universe of add-ons for Lightroom continues to expand. One that I’m particularly fond of is SlideShowPro for Lightroom. I already use SlideShowPro and its server-side Director to manage the gallery section of this blog, now I can pump images up to my gallery directly from Lightroom…. ahhh, easy is...

I’m on PixelPerfect with Bert Monroy!

A few weeks ago, my good friend Bert Monroy invited me onto his Revision3 show PixelPerfect to give an overview of Photoshop Lightroom. Check out my video podcasting debut! Do I look...

Can’t Keep Art Down.

What a good way to start off the holiday season. My uncle Art (newly adopted) underwent some major surgery last week – was given the all-clear and released from the hospital yesterday! I’ll say this… amongst the amazing suburban sprawl that is outer Las Vegas, their hospitals are a-mazing. Most of them look better (inside and out) than most hotels here in the Bay Area. Contrast that with the festering sewage pits they call hospitals in Los Angeles. If I get sick, ship me to Vegas...

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

While hanging with my Dad over the Thanksgiving holiday, we took a quick field trip up to Red Rock Canyon – a perfect opportunity to snap a series of photos of the awe inspiring Red Rock Canyon. This photo was stitched together in Photoshop from 11 individual photos, using the Photomerge feature.Click the image to see it...

Barack Obama Speaks in San Francisco!

Ok, this is TOTALLY not photography related, but…On Wednesday, November 14th, I made my way up to San Francisco to see presidential candidate Barack Obama speak on his plans to change/save the nation. This was my first time seeing a presidential candidate in person, and I have to say it was quite an experience. Just to get in, my friend Joseph and I stood in line or hours – but for some reason it didn’t seem that bad. I think the vibe in the crowd was that this was something historic, and what difference would a few hours of inconvenience make?I didn’t have a decent camera with me… just my old Canon Digital Elph (that I carry everywhere). Joseph however, came to play… he brought along his Canon 5D and a very nice 70-200mm lens. The shots below are his… and the YouTube video is from my Elph. I figured, since he had the stills covered, I could at least grab a few moments of video/audio.I still haven’t made up my mind whom to vote for. But I can say that it felt kind of nice to see someone who looks like me, talks like me, and that’s from my hometown (Chicago) be up on stage addressing so many adoring people of varying ethnic backgrounds.At the very least, the 2008 elections will have changed American policies forever. And going forward, regardless of who wins… things can only get better (a Howard Jones reference).  Photos by Joseph...