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Life Before Photoshop

In my online class with the PPSOP, and in my "Stretching Your Frame of Mind" workshops I conduct around the planet, I'm always showing examples of my work to make a point or to illustrate one of the elements of Visual Design that we work on from day to day. A lot of my examples […] Read More

  I love to write these posts because they take me back to the really fun times in Photography when we had to figure things out without the use of a computer; when Adobe was a type of housing in the Southwest. Personal computers were a thing of the future and the only time I […] Read More

Life Before Photoshop: Fine Dining

Here's another photo in my ongoing category to show those of my fellow photographers how it was when Adobe was a type of house prevalent in the Southwest. Both in my online class with the PPSOP, and in my "Stretching Your Frame of Mind" workshops I conduct around the planet, the vast majority of my […] Read More

Life Before Photoshop: Shell Oil Calendar

Every time I write one of these posts, it reminds me great memories and days gone by when you had to be a good photographer. When in order to eat every day, as in three squares,  you had to be able take photos in the camera without any help after the fact; when Adobe was […] Read More

Life Before Photoshop: Russell Athletics

I just love writing these posts so I can show people that there was a time when Adobe was a kind of house in the Southwest. It was a time when all we knew how to do was create our photos in the camera. As I tell my online class with the PPSOP, and in […] Read More

Life Beforte Photoshop: Bacardi Rum Shoot

Here's yet another in my series I call Life Before Photoshop. These images are from years of shooting when the word Adobe referred to a type of house in the Southwest; years before Photoshop, Lightroom, and any other software or plug-in you can readily find in the annals of those beloved magazines called Popular and […] Read More

Once again I bring you news from the old world!!! That would be the world when the word Photoshop might have meant a place where you go to buy a camera...or film. Adobe was a type of house construction in the southwest part of the US, and the phrase post-production was a place where they […] Read More

Life Before Photoshop: Merit Cigarettes

I love writing posts for "Life Before Photoshop" as it continues to get a lot of feedback from fellow photographers that up to this point are convinced digital photography and Photoshop go hand in hand. Somewhat reminiscent to a symbiotic relationship where one hand scratches the other; the result being a photo that could not […] Read More

Life Before Photoshop: Buick Shoot

For a good part of my career, I was shooting a lot of automotive photography. From the full line car brochures to campaigns, to just single ads. These were the days when Adobe was a type of construction usually found in the Southwest part of the country. As a result, we were shooting everything "in […] Read More

Life Before Photoshop: Kawasaki Shoot

Back in the old days, when I was shooting film (that would be right after fire was invented), I never thought anything about shooting everything "in the camera". I didn't think anything about it because there were no other options available. It was a way of life and that was that. If an Art Director […] Read More