Wednesday, September 30, 2009

RoFo's Actions Just Released!!

I call it "Error." What do you think?

At least it was AJ Neste's camera, not mine!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

SP-Georgia Floodings

Hey guys! I'm in Georgia covering the flood recovery. Samaritan's Purse volunteers are gutting out homes that have been submerged in water. The residents are overwhelmed and this unsolicited aid is tremendously encouraging for them. Check out the rest here. This is my last day and will post more this evening, most likely. Hope you are all well!

Friday, September 25, 2009


Formula for creating Spider-Bokeh: 10pm, Ryobi Flashlight, 85mm f/1.2 lens with .25x macro tube, and a slight breeze


Mike Stonis sent me this link to a website where I was blown away. The videos are freaken amazing and after Aryn and I cried watching them I decided to share with the rest of you. This one is with the new 7d.

Get the tissues ready...

jc plus esther // all 7d highlights from stillmotion on Vimeo.

Their site click here

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Holga is the future

This is all I'm going to use at weddings from here on out...

check it out

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

NEW 35 1.2 in 2010?

Thought you prime 35 guys would like this little find...a rumor of course...

Samyang is going to announce several new lenses in Q1 2010: two version of 35 mm for FF with max aperture f/1.4 for Nikon, Pentax, Sony and maybe Olympus 4/3. The second version with max aperture of f/1.2 will be only for Canon. Canon bayonet has a bigger diameter which will make this possible.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rip Curl Team

It's so sweet what you can do with the original 5d and a 50 1.4. Here's a little event from the ripcurl outlet in south SC...Mich Fanning, Kekoa Bacalso, Ben Dunn, Stephanie Gilmore (women's world champion), Taylor Knox, Tom Curran.

Hurley Pro

Here's a miss that turned into a score. More to come later this week...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Way July

Colette and I were being nostalgic , remembering back to the summer of 2009. We dusted off this little gem and sent it to be retouched & colorized. It almost looks like it was shot in August!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Optimizing Photoshop

I spend a lot of time in photoshop. Blog posts take me all day. It's lame, but my perfectionist side gets the better of me with most images and there goes the day. It's not all my fault though... i start up a process or an action or a filter or whatever- switching between applications even throws mud into the cogs of the computer system- and photoshop takes it's sweet time to do as it's told. mud? cogs? i dunno. anyway, i don't know why it took me so long to get around to doing this, but i've gotten into a bit of PS optimization today. Here's a couple whats, whys and hows:

1. Disable palletes you don't use, especially the histogram - Ever notice how the histogram jumps around as an action runs? ya, me too. Guess it eats memory as it does so. All those other pallets eat up the mems, as well. Who knew? I had like 57 of them running, none of which i ever really used. Go through and click the little X's on whatever windows you dont use. I narrowed it down to just 3- History, Actions, and Layers. Then, under Window > Workspace > Keyboard Shortcuts & Windows, i made F6 show/hide the Histogram palette.

2. Disable clipboard export - PS automatically exports your most recent PS copy command every time you switch apps. ew. Choose Photoshop > Preferences > General. Deselect Export Clipboard. Click OK.

3. Purge histories, clip boards, undo - sometimes i'll edit multiple images at once, to make sure they work together. the problem with this is i'll end up with history caches and what not for multiple, full-res files. ewwwww. i went back into my shortcuts and set F5 to purge ALL.

4. Eable Bigger Tiles plug-in - ...i dunno why, but i guess it's a rad thing to do...

"The Bigger Tiles plug-in, which is located in the Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS3/Plug-Ins/Extensions/Bigger Tiles folder, is disabled by default. When you enable it by removing the tilde (~) from the file name, then you increase the image tile size in Photoshop. You should only enable the plug-in if you have more than 1 GB of RAM installed.

If you enable the plug-in, then Photoshop redraws more data at a time because each tile is larger, and each tile is drawn, complete at one time. Photoshop takes less time to redraw fewer tiles that are larger than it takes to draw more tiles that are smaller. Because Photoshop redraws more data at one time, each tile takes longer to be redrawn; so bigger tiles can look like they are redrawing more slowly, but they are actually redrawing more quickly than if the image had more smaller tiles."

So there you go. A couple quickies that might speed you up a bit.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

What your Kitty Needs

All Beelzebu-Cat needs is Jesus


Just let your neighbor know that Lucifer's cat just ate Hemmingway...sorry.

My Neighbors CAT

True story, his name is Hemingway

Matt-Cat (from space of course)

French Cats

And here's a euro kitty...

American Cat


Hello my friends! I arrived back from a two week assignment in West Africa and am excited to share with you some of my experience! Over the next week check in on my blog as I update it with stories. Miss you all.
ps. African kitties look like every other kitty. Just in case you were wondering.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Trash the Dress Slideshow

Kevin and Alie put a slideshow together with the images. Nice work Click Nation!

click here or there

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

5D MK2 Video??

Is this the first "THE CLICK" MK2 commercial use video? I welcome any evidence to the contrary. Nice work Miah...

Friday, September 4, 2009