Saturday, April 30, 2011

Quote Du Jour

Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts. -Minor White Mirrors, messages, manifestations by Minor White

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Quote Du Jour

"I don't care what brand of underwear your wearing, so why should I care about what brand of camera you shoot with."
-Andy of

Abandoned Oil Terminal

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Barber Shops are Becoming A lost Art

"Almost cut my hair, it happened just the other day.
It's getting' kinda long, I coulda said it wasn't in my way.
But I didn't and I wonder why, I feel like letting my freak flag fly,
Cause I feel like I owe it to someone."
-lyrics CSN&Y

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

30 Awesome Texture for Your upcoming Designs as a nice and unique selection of textures you can use on your next project. Not your usual textures but images of bubbles, scales and a few more.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Muse on the Loose

Actor Jeff Bridges is one of the very few actors that really has a full set of muses working for him. His photography is still old school using black and white film and shot with a Widelux panoramic camera. Much of his images are shot on film sets giving you a peak on what goes on from an actors perspective. His website is about as free form as you can get and is fun to look at. The dudes got one creative edge.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Textures Galore!

If your project needs some texture, has a great set of pickins.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Memory Cards – 15 Essential Tips for Photographers

The Photofocus web site has some great tip on how to treat your cameras memory cards. This site run by photographer Scott Bourne has always got some good information about photography. Photofocus podcast, which you an find on iTunes, is also a good listen for when your driving and radio sucks. (Which it usually does) Great ideas for aspiring and seasoned photographers.

Good Friday

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Great Lightroom Tutorials

Julieanne Kost, Senior Digital Imaging Evangelist for Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom has a great list of tutorials for Lightroom on this page. If you need some lightroom inspirition she is a great source for learning the program and it's subtle nuisances.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Two Great Timesaver Brushes For Illustrator

You need a background fast and you want to have it look sort of high tech or techno. This is always time consuming but there are several Adobe Illustrator brushes rhat can help you make short work of it. One is Conetix by r2010 and Technix also by r2010. Your can find them both at a great source for creative help.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2 Nice Free Fonts

There 2 nice free serif fonts available at First there is Just Old Fashioned and the other is Euphorigenic. Each has its own unique serifs. A great couple to add to your collection.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Quote Du Jour

"When I looked at things for what they are
I was fool enough to persist in my folly
and found that each photograph
was a mirror of my Self."

from Mirrors, messages, manifestations
by Minor White

36 Beautiful Examples of Tattoo Photography has an interesting assortment of tattoo photography. People of ink always look edgy!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Words of Photographic Wisdom

This from Chase jarvis' blog:
"Whether your pictures look like
you want them to or not.
Whether you’re getting hired or not.
Whether you’re in a creative boom or a bust,
everything is going to be alright."

Shoot baby shoot!!

Friday ClixPix

When I look at this picture it makes my mind wonder what was there, who was there, what went on and how did it end. It says a lot but then very little. It's is a visual question mark that lets the imagination paint in the reality.

65+ Free Fonts has a great selection of free font that you can add to your collection. You can never have too many fonts in your design holster.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Under South Africa's skin

The British website has a nice slide show of three of South Africa's photographers. It's worth a watch!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quote Du Jour

Let the subject generate its own photographs.
Become a camera. -Minor White

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gold Rush 2011

For the times they are a changin!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

iPhone the Camera

Photographers have praised the iPhone for it's ability to be their walk around snapin buddy. No equipment to lug around, just snap on a whim. It made life so easy......but wait, you now have gear you can lug around. Yes someone has come up with an iPhone telephoto lens. For just $35.00 you can have another lens for you iphone to cart around with you. You can find it at the online store of Photojojo. For $#40..00 you can get a wide angle and a fisheye lens for your iPhone. $15.00 can get you jelly lenses as well. Not to mention for $159.00 to $169.00, depending on what iPhone you have, you can get a video rig. For a mere $6.00 you can get an instant camera (Polaroid) decal for the back of your iPhone. If your looking for additional camera and photography kitsch Photojojo has got it.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Quote Du Jour

"Any man working with the medium
sooner or later impinges,
merges into, fuses with
the fringes of mysticism."
-Minor White

Free Photoshop Patterns

The DesignMag site has 650 Free Photoshop pattern that can ad some interesting effects to you projects.

Monday, April 04, 2011

The Power of Japanese Resilience

A Great Resource For Textures

When your looking for a quality texture for your next project this is a great resource.

Artistic Freedom Has A Price in China

Creativity and political dissidence is not a good combination in China. It seems with all that is going on in the world, China seems to think art and free speech is not a good thing and that's why artist and poet Ai WeiWei seems to be missing. The stories are conflicting, but it seems he was detained by authorities and his whereabouts seem to be unknown at this time. This is nothing new for China, the iron fist of the Communists still rules with absolute authority. The has a good article as well as the New York Times. His detention comes amid a wider crackdown on activists and dissidents in China. This is a story that is catching the attention of the world. The question is can the world exert enough pressure on China to free and release him. Only time will tell. The New Yorker has an excellent profile of Ai WeiWei and is worth the read.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

For Your Amusement

Austin Kleon has an amusing blog post for artists or wanabee artists. It's a slightly edited version of a talk hr gave at Broome Commnity College in Binghamptom New York. It's a list of the 10 things he wished he heard when he was in college.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Who is A.D. Coleman and Why is He Saying Those Things About Me

Many moon ago there was a magazine called Camera 35. Once and a while the magazine ran articles by a photography critic by the name of A.D. Coleman. The first article where I found out about Mr. Coleman was titled "Who is A.D. Coleman and Why is He Saying Those Things About Me". He is an excellent observer of photography and whether you agreed with him or not....he made you think about photography and images. You can follow him at his website He's worth the look!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Friday ClixPix

A little Photoshop illustrative photography.