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

March 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
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  •  Leave a Comment
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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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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A Simple Approach to a High-Key Portrait

September 08, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
This is not an elaborate tutorial - you don't need a lot to accomplish this, and this post won't talk about editing or lightroom settings. If you have a large umbrella with a diffuser, you can accomplish a really decent high-key head shot portrait. in this self portrait, I'm using a 60" umbrella with a diffuser and a flashpoint studio 400, which i...
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