Hottest Trend for Summer 2016 – Round Beach Blankets & Towels

Announcing Digital Deborah

I’m really excited to announce my new brand, Digital Deborah. It combines several of my loves – slurpy lurid color, bold graphic design and interior design – into one awesome package.

My work has always been very commercial and I’m thrilled to be able to harness the reach of this wonderful world wide web to blow my own personal dandelion of creativity out into the world.

Hottest trends for Summer 2016 The Round Beach Blanket and Towel

Just in Time for The Fourth of July

I always like to put my own spin on things. A couple of years ago, out on a location scouting trip for a sign manufacturing company I had been hired by to update their portfolio, I photographed a very large American flag against a stunning blue sky.

“…we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time…” Georgia O’Keefe

I uploaded all the images from that day and kept coming back to that flag. It was quite majestic against that deep blue sky. But I wanted something else. Something more…mystical. We see images of our flag all the time. It is everywhere. Ubiquitous. I wanted to create an image that evoked the deeper mysteries of family, tribe and clan.

americana, america, home, honor, patriotism, stars and stripes, tradition, declaration of independence, fourth of july, independence day, july 4th

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Last Day for 50% Off Sale at Totally Rad

Just a friendly reminder…

If you’ve ever wanted to buy any of the EXCELLENT products that Doug Boutwell and the Totally Rad team create, NOW is the time.

Totally Rad 50% Off Sale Replichrome, RadLab, Lightroom Presets, Photoshop Actions You can save HALF of your money if you act before midnight tonight. And who doesn’t want to keep more money in their pocket?

Make an Informed Decision

Read my reviews of Replichrome I, RadLab, and their original set of Lightroom Presets.

Creating the Look of Film Digitally – Replichrome Review

Creating the look of film digitally with Lightroom presets - Replichrome reviewThe Year was 1987 B.D.

That was the year I started my first little photography studio. 1985 B.D. Before Digital.

Those were the days of film. Those were also the days of shooting and tensely waiting, sometimes for several days, to find out if anything you shot was worth keeping. Which is why I gave up on wedding photography fairly early on. Entirely too much stress.

I started out shooting with a basic Nikon SLR with a single kit lens. As I became more financially flush, I moved on to a Bronica medium format camera and stepped up to bigger negatives.

Because I always wanted to be a commercial photographer,  I focused on finding films that would give me the fine-grained, higher contrast, punchy color I was looking for.

I continued to use those same films to photograph my portrait customers, as well as products, objects and architectural details.

I built a very successful photography studio on the backs of several different films stocks. Along the way, I learned a lot about different kinds of films.[…]

Reverse Engineering the Pros Lighting Setups

Or, How to Read a Catch Light or Two

I’ve been studying images for longer than….well, a long time, dammit. Just take my word for it.

Whenever I pick up a glossy magazine or a music CD or even a movie poster, I try to figure out how it was lit.

I study catch lights the way some people study baseball stats.

Apparently Other People Do This Too

It’s  nice to know I’m not the only fool geek nerd photography lighting aficionado out there.

Annie Leibovitz, Jill Greenberg, Patrick Ecclesine, Dave Hill and others laid bare.

Check out It’s All in the Lighting, Baby! by Melanie Mann, a photography assistant to the pros out in L.A.

This is a fantastic blog post, replete with awesome diagrams and behind the scenes videos.

Enjoy!

 

 

Biggest Black Friday Sale EVER from Totally Rad

Save 35% on absolutely everything in the store.

Totally Rad usually has a fantastic Black Friday Sale every year.

But this year, they’re out doing themselves.

They’re offering 35% off on EVERYTHING in the store.

That is a PHENOMENAL offer and they’re pretty psyched about it!

35% Off Store Wide Totally Rad Black Friday Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math Challenged? Percentages don’t mean a thing to you?

Let’s say you purchase RadLab, the completely radical, visual-based photo editing software. That puppy usually sells for $149. But this Friday ONLY it will be $97 dollars.

That is a savings of $52 DOLLARS.

Hello? You’re getting one of the most innovative photo editing software programs AND your walking around with 52 bucks still in your pocket.

Am I the only one who thinks that’s awesome?

Fence sitters listen up.

If you’re still hesitating about parting ways with your currency, these reviews might interest you:

RadLab is a Game Changer

New Lightroom Presets From Totally Rad Really Deliver 

Out of town? Not to worry. Their store is smart phone friendly!

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Hope all of you have a really wonderful, or at the very least a non-offensive Turkey Day!

Better Living Through Manipulation

iPhones, camera apps and Pop Art

I joined Flickr in October 2007. At the time it felt like I was a late comer.

As I have certain obsessive tendencies, I had resisted the urge to join for well over a year.

I was concerned I would go down that rabbit hole and not come up for air for….years. And that, folks, is why I’ve never tried meth and don’t have Angry Birds on my phone. Nopie nope. Can’t do it.

Ah, what wonders to behold.

But I did join and I’m glad I did. The dizzying scope and array of artistic talent and vision presented on Flickr is staggering.

One of the first people I noticed and marked as a contact on Flickr was Barky aka Mark Schreiner, and his was one of the first images I ‘favorited’.

http://www.medicalbillingandcoding.org/sitting-kills/

The Duck and The Dolphin – Copyright © Mark Schreiner. All rights reserved.

Mark’s work has a fantastic, shall we say lurid quality I find very appealing. It’s fun, bright, cheeky and dripping with slurpy color goodness.

It finally dawned on me that I would like to know a little bit more about this person  whose work I’ve been following for 5 years.

Road trip![…]

10 Best iPhone Camera Apps Besides Instagram

At least according to The Huffington Post

I found this interesting article about iPhone camera apps whilst stumbling about The Information Super Highway.

According to The Huffington Post, aside from Instagram, the following 10 camera apps are the best:

      • Hipstamatic
      • Camera+
      • IncrediBooth
      • CameraSharp
      • Fast Camera
      • Group Shot
      • CamWow
      • Pro HDR
      • Gif Boom
      • Flixel

Read the entire article and watch the video for Group Shot below: