Essays, Thoughts & Photos

A Workflow Essay On DAM That Never Saw The Light Of Day . . .

October 8, 2014

Photograph © George A. Jardine I was recently asked to write a piece for an organization on Digital Asset Management, and one of the requirements was that it be 400 words. I didn’t push back on this requirement, or even ask why. But it reminded me of negotiating with one of the fast-food style video […]

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A Few Pictures From Venice . . .

September 27, 2014

GPS: 45°26’16″ N 12°20’7″ E Photograph © George A. Jardine We’re back from our bi-annual ICP workshop in Venice. This year we had a record number of students, and they were—by far—my best group ever. We were very lucky to have such a fabulous range of talent and personalities. Thanks to our students, this workshop […]

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Adobe’s Creative Cloud Plan for Photographers . . .

August 7, 2014

Photographs © George A. Jardine Recently I was doing a bit of consulting with at a prominent photographer’s studio in Aspen and found that they were still using Photoshop CS6 for their retouching, which is not at all uncommon. I asked why not upgrade to the Creative Cloud version of Photoshop, and the answer was […]

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A Guest Blog For Jakob de Boer . . .

July 9, 2014

Photograph © George A. Jardine Jakob de Boer has been a customer, advocate and friend for several years. When he built his new website he asked me to contribute a guest blog entry, and so… guess what I decided to talk about? Library organization! Here’s the link. Jakob is a fantastic photographer, and so I […]

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A New Article For Digital Photo Pro Magazine . . .

April 17, 2014

Photographs and Graphics © George A. Jardine Just published in the May / June issue of Digital Photo Pro Magazine, a new article on what makes up a raw file, and how you can use it to your advantage. To read the new article at digitalphotopro.com, click here. To see all my free videos and […]

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HDR . . . Or Composite?

March 21, 2014

This spring I’m teaching a freshman-level Digital Capture Processing class at my old alma mater, and this week’s assignment was to create an HDR image. Of course one of the assignment requirements is that the dynamic range of the scene you’re photographing must exceed that of your camera’s sensor. As the students tried various things, […]

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Another New Article For Digital Photo Pro Magazine . . .

February 20, 2014

GPS: 45°26’16″ N 12°20’8″ E Photograph © George A. Jardine Just published in the March/April issue of Digital Photo Pro Magazine, a new article on Smart Objects, working with Adobe Camera Raw and more. To read the new article at digitalphotopro.com, click here. To see all my free videos and magazine articles, click here.

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Paris for New Years …

December 31, 2013

GPS: 48°51’25″ N 2°17’48″ E Photographs © George A. Jardine Very lucky to be in Paris for New Years this year. Mostly rain, but a few nice moments, and countless memorable meals. Now…. the immediate project at hand is to find a vantage point for the light show tonight. Reports are all the usual places […]

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A New Article For Digital Photo Pro Magazine …

December 16, 2013

GPS: +13° 45′ 8.05″, +100° 29′ 22.10″ Photograph © George A. Jardine Just published in the January Digital Photo Pro Magazine, a new article on Lightroom and Camera Raw Defaults. When I started digging into how Lightroom defaults work for my videos I found a pretty powerful mechanism, that has been neglected with an almost […]

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Before and After …

December 15, 2013

Photographs © George A. Jardine Folks have been building a pretty massive apartment complex across the street from me here in Denver over the last year. This is a shot I got in early morning sunlight a few weeks ago. About midnight last night, someone was running through the halls of my complex shouting “FIRE!” […]

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