HiDPI display support will significantly enhance our relationship with photography

After spending 6 hours with Lightroom's new HiDPI Retina Display Support, let's me just say it's incredible. A giant step forward. It's like seeing all of your images in a whole new light. Looking at images on a ~300ppi screen with the same clarity and resolution of a fine print is a long time dream of mine that I know would someday come true. We've been living in the dark ages with our…

Full Moon Night Photography Workshop in Big Bend, Texas

October 9-12, 2011 in the Big Bend region of West Texas with Lance Keimig and Scott Martin Scott Martin and  Lance Keimig team up again to present a four day/night photography workshop in the Terlingua ghost town in the Big Bend region of West Texas. The Big Bend region is 300 miles away from the nearest city and feels every bit of it. It's one of the country's best kept secrets, full of…

Optimizing photos for viewing on the iPhone 4

Viewing photographs on the iPhone 4's 326dpi "Retina" display is absolutely incredible. It's a 1990's era dream come true. Text is easy for any display to render sharply but rendering fine photographic detail is quite another story. For many of us, phones and iPads have become portable portfolios that are fluid and easy to show people while on the go. Apple's new iPhone 4 takes portable image…

Canon x300 printer review

(with comparison to Epson x900 and HP Z3200 printers) Canon's latest generation of large format printers offer an exciting mix of refinements. The 44" 8300, 24" 6300 and 6350 (which includes a hard drive) are referred to as the "x300 printers." I've had the pleasure of testing both the 8300 and 6300 printers alongside others as they've come to market. Instead of writing a super long in-depth…

Happy Birthday Photoshop

Today is our beloved image editing application's 20th birthday. Many of us have spent more time with this little app than we have with our own kids. As much as I have loved using Photoshop over the last 20+ years, I look forward to the day that I can retire it. I say this not because I'm tired of Photoshop, but because I'm excited about the future. Parametric workflows, like those available…

Photographic Muse:Austin

November 6-11th, 2011, Austin TX presented by Penny De Los Santos, Lynn Johnson and Scott Martin Penny De La Santos, Lynn Johnson and Scott Martin are combining their talents to present a seven day intensive photography workshop in Austin, Texas. Austin is located at the edge of the Texas hill country and is known for it's live music scene, progressive atmosphere, swimming holes, green spaces…

Double Exposure: Moab (sold out)

April 28th-May 2nd, 2010 in Moab, Utah with Scott Martin and Andy Biggs Scott Martin and Andy Biggs join forces to present a rigorous five day photography workshop in Moab, Utah. Moab is the epicenter of red rock country with its famous arches, balanced rocks and spires in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. If you have never photographed in the Moab area, you owe it to yourself to…

Leica M9 and X1 Camera Systems

Leica has just announced two new camera systems - the M9 and the X1. The M9 is the latest in the famous M series - it's the same size and format as the M8 yet it's chockfull of refinements. The M9 packs a 18.5 megapixel full frame sensor and has 3, 5 or 7 frame exposure bracketing for HDR. Its fit and finish are all Leica and its the smallest full frame digital camera on the market. It's…

Full Moon Night Photography in Big Bend, Texas

October 20th-23rd, 2010 in the Big Bend region of West Texas with Scott Martin and  Lance Keimig Scott Martin and  Lance Keimig team up again to present a four day/night photography workshop in the Terlingua ghost town in the Big Bend region of West Texas. The Big Bend region is 300 miles away from the nearest city and feels every bit of it. It's one of the country's best kept secrets, full…

New Photography Workshops and Webpage

I am excited to announce a schedule of photography workshops for 2009 on the new workshops page. Workshops include 4-5 day shooting workshops in Big Bend, Texas and Mono Lake, California and 1-3 day classroom workshops in an upscale setting (with exceptional food!) in downtown San Antonio. Other workshops are being planned around the country and overseas. Please note the addition of the new…