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Letter from the Editor:

Welcome to The Imaging Buffet! I look forward to making this an informative and entertaining place for anyone with an interest in digital imaging, photography, music or motion pictures. Each monthly issue (delivered in the first 10 days of each month), will feature a podcast, with supporting text and links to items mentioned on the audio program. Later every month another podcast will be added in the form of a TV and/or movie review by Queen B, who plays my wife in real life.

There are so many photographers and other artists whom I’ve worked with and learned from over the years, and I would like to thank the many podcasters who have paved the way for me to be a part of this amazing communication method.

I especially would like to thank my whole family, and of course my wife, Queen B, who is also a part of the show and who has always supported my goals and dreams.


Andrew Darlow
The Imaging Buffet


APPETIZER: What The Buffet Is All About

FIRST COURSE: Interview With Harald Johnson

For our first show, I interviewed Harald Johnson, Author of Mastering Digital Printing 1st and 2nd Editions. Find Harald’s books here all on one page on Also visit his informative website: (Digital Printing and Imaging).

Mentioned during the interview: The DigitalFineArt Yahoo! Groups newsgroup, one of the largest such newsgroups on the internet, founded by Harald Johnson, and nearing 7,000 members.

SECOND COURSE: Interview with Ruth Knoll

For our second course, I interviewed Ruth Knoll, The Original Photoshop Widow (and wife of Thomas Knoll), co-inventor of Photoshop, about the Photoshop Soup2Nuts Summer Event (June 23rd/24th, 2006): (see post below for more info and links). Below is a link to a great online interview with both Ruth and Thomas Knoll about the event:

DESSERT: Podcast Shoutouts & Recommendations

This is the part of the show where I say thank you to podcasters who I respect and whose shows I listen to regularly. I’m going in order of my iTunes podcast window, so the first is C.C Chapman’s Accident Hash ( and the U-Turn Cafe ( C.C.’s podcasts are absolutely fantastic, with a mix of great independant music. C.C. just talks about his life as though the listener is in the same room with him, which makes it even more captivating.

He’s definitely a super cool home fry (listen and find out exactly what that means)!


iTunes Tip: Subscribe to Podcasts Faster & Easier


Here’s a quick tip that I haven’t seen mentioned anywhere else (though it’s very possible that this tip has been published because it’s so simple). Have you ever tried to subscribe to multiple Podcasts in iTunes and found yourself going back and forth to the Podcast Directory after clicking on each podcast’s subscribe button? Instead, just double click on the Purple podcast icon in the iTunes Source Menu (circled in red).

Then click on the “Podcast Directory” link in the bottom of your Podcast menu (circled in blue). Then choose podcasts, one by one from the Directory, and they will be added to your list of podcasts, without forcing you to select the directory link each time. I like to place the windows side by side for maximum effectiveness.


In this first podcast, I played a phenomenal song that I first heard on Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code. It’s Kevin Reeves’ “Shine.” Check it out at (search for Kevin Reeves). Or go directly to Kevin’s site, Another one of his songs, Mother (also recently played on the Daily Source Code) is also fantastic.

Guest Survey

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Happy Imaging!

Andrew Darlow
The Imaging Buffet

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Happy 30th Apple Computer!


Photographed at Macworld San Francisco

January, 2006 – Photo © Andrew Darlow

Congratulations to Apple Computer on reaching the big three-o! I’ve been a longtime user of Macs (since 1984, to be exact) and I was fortunate to have been at Macworld a few months ago to capture this moment. In the image, Steve Jobs, Apple Computer’s CEO is on stage talking about Apple turning thirty on April 1. In the photo, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak are shown together, with the words April 1, 1970 above them.

Welcome to The Imaging Buffet!

This is my first official post and I look forward to many more over the coming days, months and years. Please look around and let us know what you think.

All the best!

Andrew Darlow

The Imaging Buffet

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