Sunday, April 29, 2007

Adobe Lightroom vs. Adobe Bridge

Hi all,

Good show yesterday. It was great to see everyone's work.

Jon, Janet, and I were discussing Adobe Lightroom yesterday and the topic of 'how is it different from Adobe Bridge (with Photoshop, CS2 or CS3). I found these links that discuss the topic.

O'Reilly Digital Media Blog

Adobe FAQs

BTW, I've been using LR for the past week and really enjoy it; especially the "develop" modules that you can create and share on the web. I've downloaded a number of them and really enjoy their settings and workflow.


Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Hope everyone is looking forward to the final class and show. We will be working from 10-12 on final prints and then curating the show for any opening from 12:30-2. The show will be in 20a which is the room further down the hall and at the bottom of the stairs. There was another conflict with 16b the room next to ours, but 20a is a larger room so that means we get to show more work! If you have time and want to print larger remember the DIS is open 10-6 M-F and Wed late night until 10. Call 351-3501 for reservations.

Please bring some food to share and invite friends and family to see the wonderful work you have created in this class.


Friday, April 20, 2007

Lens and tripod

Hey there,

I'm looking to buy a tripod and a lens (one that I can really open up the aperture with, less than f3). Anyone have any advice or can recommend models that they like.



Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kicked out

Rules change but no one tells me. I can no longer sign up printers for the class in the Digital Imaging Studio. Which means if you want to print larger than 17" you will need to call and make an appointment with Dave in the DIS. Call Dave at 415-351-3501 for an appointment. The DIS is open M-F 10-6 Late Night Wednesday until 10pm and Sat 12-6. Sorry about the misunderstanding.


Friday, April 6, 2007


here is where speak no evil becomes speak and smell no evil. jr

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Okay, this is me in my own self-portrait embedded in my silhouette (with a hat on.) I hope I never have to take a self-portrait again.

Obviously, this was done with the help of photoshop. I cut out a silhouette of me against an eastern window, put it on a new layer and filled the background with red. Then, I merged my selected face from another photo, changed the slant of the silhouette a little and painted around my chin and I was done. Later, I dodged the eyes and burned around the mouth a little but was too lazy to convert that one for posting.

If I had been able to move fast enough to get into position, I wouldn't have had the blur!!!

See everyone tomorrow night.


First Thursday

First Thursday is tomorrow. Funny how the week passes so quickly.

Lets meet at the 49 Geary Building. We will meet in front at 5:30 and work our way down from the top floor. We will start at the Haines Gallery, then go to the Koch Gallery, the Frankel Gallery, the Wirtz, and the Catherine Clark.

You can find out about all of these Galleries here: San Francisco Art Dealers Association. All of these Galleries are open late for First Thursdays.

The 49 Geary building is located here:
49 Geary

Any questions please let me know.

If you can't make it at 5:30 either call me 415-971-2139 or try to find us. The building isn't that big, it will be easy to spot us.


Monday, April 2, 2007

Inkjet paper, etc.

Hi all, Sorry for all the posts; my school is on Spring Break this week and I'm diving into my photography.

I spent today hunting for the different types of paper we printed on in class. I went to Photographer Supply first. They have the Epson papers, as well as some limited types of the Hahnemuhle. Just Film (inside New Lab) had very limited supply except for Epson papers. Lastly (and maybe a bit unfortunately) Calumet had all kinds in stock. I purchased a sample pack of Hahnemuhle and found lots of the Moab papers.

I found a deal on a used Epson R2400 printer on Craigslist and bought it yesterday. It included an entire extra set of ink, so now I'm ready to start producing some test prints. I hope to have these next week.

Lastly, did we make a plan for First Thursday Gallery visits? It's this week, right?


Shameless Promo #2

Thanks for bringing that up Josh. Yup, I too submitted a photo. Check it out here and please vote if you think its appropriate for the theme. The theme is "breakthrough" and this photo is supposedly to convey a "personal breakthrough" aka self discovery.

thanks! :)

Sunday, April 1, 2007

SFAC Show of Interest...

The San Francisco Arts Commission is sponsoring a show:
Breakthrough: An Amateur Photography Revolution

April 20 - June 16, 2007
Location: SFAC Gallery

Go to the following links for more info. If you upload pictures to JPG Magazine to the "Breakthrough" theme, they will be displayed, in some form, in this show.


Shameless Promotion?

I started submitting some photos to JPG Magazine. I think Agata has too (post your link too). Click and vote if you feel moved.