MacVoices #685: PhotoPlus Expo – Digital Photography Pioneer Stephen Johnson Talks About His Career and the Evolution of Photography

Stephen Johnson on Digital PhotographyDigital photography pioneer Stephen Johnson discusses why he switched to digital photography long before many professionals and how he was using Adobe Photoshop, “…before Photoshop was Photoshop.” Stephen’s new book, Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography from O’Reilly, is about the history of digital photography, and how he believes photographers should be looking at the balance of creating their images in the camera and in Photoshop. He talks about his philosophies of taking and manipulating images, the future of digital photography, why his approach to photography is to capture light and not objects and more.

MacVoices #684: PhotoPlus Expo – Sally Welch, O’Reilly Photoshop Cook-off Runner Up in the Blending Modes Category

Sally WelchSally Welch is runner-up in the Blending Modes category of the first O’Reilly Photoshop Cook-Off. Sally explains blending modes and how they are used to deliver a variety of effects, including those that brought her to New York and PhotoPlus Expo as an honoree at the Cook-off reception. Sally “dreams in Photoshop,” and describes the work it takes to get the effects she wants.

MacVoices #683: PhotoPlus Expo – Pam Helm, Photo Effects Winner of the O’Reilly Photoshop Cook-Off

Palm HelmPam Helm of p.c. helm is the winner of the Photo Effects category in the first O’Reilly Photoshop Cook-Off. In an interview at the contest reception at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City, Pam explains why her image has a double meaning for her, the techniques she used, and provides advice for those interested in furthering their graphics knowledge.

MacNotables #683: Jason Snell on the Macworld Gear Guide, iTunes 7, the Slingbox and MacAddict’s Transition to Mac|Life


Jason SnellJason Snell discusses the soon-to-be-delivered annual gear guide edition of Macworld magazine, some of the picks, and why they don’t limit themselves to strictly Mac products. This issue also covers iTunes 7, and Jason and Chuck discuss why the improvements are so important as the world of digital media has evolved. Jason also talks about the Slingbox and what the recent release of a Mac version of the software could mean to your video watching, no matter where you are. Jason also provides some thoughts on the re-branding of MacAddict magazine as Mac|Life, and comments on the publication’s ambitions.

MacVoices #682: PhotoPlus Expo – Suzanne Pitts, Grand Prize Winner of the O’Reilly Photoshop Cook-Off Discusses Her Award-Winning Image

Suzanne PittsSuzanne Pitts of Pacific Image Photography was named as the grand prize winner of the first O’Reilly Photoshop Cook-Off at a reception at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. Suzanne talks about her image, her inspiration, and some of the details on how it was created. Suzanne also provides some thoughts on creativity, the power of the tools available to professional photographers, and why it is best to learn by doing.