We edit a lot of photos. So it’s very important for us to finish the edit on each photo as quick as possible. To help with this we do as much editing as we can in Lightroom 4 (It’s blazing fast).
In this video I demonstrate a quick and easy way to use the new Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Filters without disrupting your photographic workflow.
You can download the action used in this video at: www.brandonkboswell.com/assets/scripts/Photographers Workflow CS6 Blur Gallery By Brandon Boswell.atn
I recently received an email from a graduating college student with some questions about how we got started.
I find that there are many talented people, photographers, and artists who are excellent at their craft but fail as business people. I come from a business background so I focused early on how we were going to get the word out and make our company work.
Our first year goal was to build a small wedding portfolio that we could show future clients to demonstrate our work (You would be hard-pressed to find a client who will book you without seeing some of your previous work). We had a few friends that took a chance on us and we shot three weddings that first year. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but that first year’s work set the stage for us to shoot 20 weddings in our second year.
Word of Mouth is our greatest asset. It’s not easy to build, but it surely is powerful and inexpensive when you compare it to other forms of advertising. Facebook has proven to be an excellent platform for us display our work. We think of it as a digital gallery where we have visitors coming to look and leave us feedback 24/7.
We normally shoot somewhere between 10-25 weddings per year, but this is not the only job we do. You may find it difficult to live on photography alone, especially when starting out. In addition to photography I work full-time as a graphic designer.
Thanks Holly for some excellent questions!
This is very, very exciting. After adding variable width strokes in CS5 strokes have become amazingly powerful in Illustrator. The implementation is incredibly simple as well. Great job by the Illustrator team on this one. Also don’t forget that you can add multiple strokes to an object in Illustrator (Something I wish InDesign could do, maybe next time).
It’s not uncommon for us to receive requests from our customers to have slipsheets between every so many copies (25,50,100,500, etc). Unfortunately for our bindery people the RIP’s (Raster Image Processors) don’t have an option to put slipsheets every X number of sheets. I’m not quite sure why neither Fiery nor Creo think this feature is important but in the meantime I’ve created a simple InDesign script to set your document up for easy slipsheeting.
Install this script into your script panel and then run the script and it will prompt you for how often you would like a slipsheet. Enter the value and the script will duplicate your document so that each page is repeated that many times in a collated order. This file is now ready to be sent your printer. Most Fiery and Creo rips do have the option to set a slipsheet at the end of each set and by using this script you can enable that feature to get slipsheets however often you would like. Give it a try and let me know what you think.