CDTobie’s Photo Blog: 2012 in review

I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the BarclaysContinue reading “CDTobie’s Photo Blog: 2012 in review”

Live-Shooting Holiday Photo Contest at PhoozL

A new and different photo contest has just started at the PhoozL photography site. It is a live-shooting contest, where all images must be shot between Dec 8 and Jan2. There is an overarching theme of “Celebration” and 9 different categories including Silhouette, Street, Night Scene, and Still Life. Ideally each contestant will enter an imageContinue reading “Live-Shooting Holiday Photo Contest at PhoozL”

WEBINAR: Getting the Most Out of Your Your Holiday Photography, Wed Dec 12 3-4 EST

Please join David Saffir and myself for a casual chat about improving your holiday photos. This will include tips for photographers at all levels. You can register for this webinar here. This will be at 3pm today (Dec 12) on the East Coast of the US, Noon on the West Coast. Your local time may vary… ThereContinue reading “WEBINAR: Getting the Most Out of Your Your Holiday Photography, Wed Dec 12 3-4 EST”

Apple Announces Plans to Build Macs in the USA

Designed in California; Built in the USA? It has been all over the tech new sources today that Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple plans to build a line of Mac computers in the United States. This is welcome news. But it was not clear from reports just what type of Macs will beContinue reading “Apple Announces Plans to Build Macs in the USA”

Latest PhoozL Photo Contest Results

I recently judged a photo contest on the PhoozL photography site as part of the Alphabet series, with the theme “T”. Here is an excerpt from my judges summary: “Lots of great images for this letter. Many of them had no conceivable connection to the theme ‘T’ however. The first judging criteria is that theyContinue reading “Latest PhoozL Photo Contest Results”

And Now for a Little Holiday Cheer (and some Holiday Prizes)…

  Datacolor is sponsoring a Holiday Contest, which rather resembles an Advent Calendar. Each day you can click on that day’s door, and inside you can sign up for the daily contest. Each day’s winner will be chosen, and the process will continue until the 25th. There are one or two big prizes in here,Continue reading “And Now for a Little Holiday Cheer (and some Holiday Prizes)…”

Final Cut Pro X and Your Existing Mac Pro Computer

Starting Out Mac users interested in trying out video editing often start with iMovie, but given the much reduced price of Final Cut Pro with the recent Final Cut Pro X version (down from four digits to $299) it’s not long before its worth considering an upgrade to Final Cut. However, while Apple has madeContinue reading “Final Cut Pro X and Your Existing Mac Pro Computer”