Photoshop tutorial up on YouTube

Hey folks, I’ve uploaded my first Photoshop tutorial on YouTube.  Check it out here.  It shows how you can modify text to make it look as if it has been painted with a brush. There should be plenty more tutorials in the future.  Please subscribe and let me know if there are any topics you’d like to cover. Cheers! Michael Advertisements Continue reading Photoshop tutorial up on YouTube

Fanboy (and girl) psychology explained.

Here’s the text of the YouTube video I posted today: So a new camera model comes out and you tell yourself: “I’ve got to have that!”.  Or, you already despise it because it made by a manufacturer other than the gear you already have.  How to we explain this strange behaviour? Well it seems Freud’s constructs of the mind seem to have been created for photographers.  According … Continue reading Fanboy (and girl) psychology explained.

Protection from power failures! Mac, UPS, NAS & NUT

If you watched my YouTube video on protection from power failures (here), you know I promised to include the configuration files and commands on this blog.  So here they are: To hide the ‘ups’ user: sudo dscl . create /Users/ups IsHidden 1   In the upsmon.conf file, enter the following lines:   RUN_AS_USER ups in the RUN_AS_USER <userid> section, and MONITOR qnapups@192.168.1.20 1 upsmon 123456 … Continue reading Protection from power failures! Mac, UPS, NAS & NUT

I say NO! to PortraitPro Body

Ok, I own PortraitPro by Anthropics but I cannot abide by PortraitPro Body. First a little background on each application.  PortraitPro is a software application that allows you to take a portait of a subject and then make adjustments to the face.  You can remove blemishes, add or change makeup, and make some adjustments to the morphology of the face.  PortraitPro Body allows you to … Continue reading I say NO! to PortraitPro Body

Imaging Resource names the Sony A7Riii the best professional camera on the market today!

Wow!  Such progress by Sony in the past few years.  They have gone from being perceived as a dilettante in the camera world to one of the world leaders.  A technology company that bought Minolta’s camera business and turned it into one of the best camera brands in the world. I was a Minolta shooter since the mid 1970’s.  When the brand was purchased by … Continue reading Imaging Resource names the Sony A7Riii the best professional camera on the market today!