Video Rendering on my new Apple Macbook Pro with Apple Silicon (non-intel)

March 16, 2021  •  2 Comments
Yesterday, I posted about my experience getting my Adobe products functional on my new MacBook Pro. Today, I tested a very brief video, just to see how well Davinci Resolve 14 would work (free version). I was pleasantly surprised how fast and bulletproof everything worked. This short little video rendered in around 5 seconds. Preview in Davinci was...
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How the Apple M1 Impacts My Workflow

March 15, 2021  •  2 Comments
You're reading reports of how great the M1 (aka apple silicon) works with all kinds of creative workflows. Me too, and I was super excited to get one. HOWEVER, initially I wondered if I had made a big mistake. Most of the apps I want to use are going to run using an emulator called rosetta. When I tried to open Photoshop, it did the dock-bounce...
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Creature of habit

August 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I don’t know how old I was when I heard that birds have a very limited range and flight pattern, but that information impacted me; my train of thought went something like, “if I were a bird, I’d go someplace different every day. I’d be free.” As a photographer, I want to see. I want to go. I want to see moments of light and shadow that are strikin...
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An "AHA!" moment: Use your histogram to ETTR (expose to the right)

November 09, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I always thought ETTR was a kind of helpful guideline, "expose for midtones and highlights, get more light on the right side of your histogram," and that was the whole point. Turns out it's not the whole point. Exposing to the right is more than a cool idea for generally having more data in your images. There are some specific actions you can take...
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Frankie

October 31, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Frankie is learning to model. He kinda knows what's up when I tell him to stay in one location and start posing him. And since he's always ALLways looking for a hand-out, a simple raised treat-hand, and a "look at this," and he's putty in my hands. I was trying out a new Glow 48" deep octagon from Adorama tonight.
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