Category Archives for "Tips: Photoshop"

Recommended Photo Learning Site: Typical Shutterbug Podcast

From time to time I like to recommend outstanding blogs, podcasts, etc., and this is one of them: The Typical Shutterbug Podcast. I just listened to three recent podcasts on my iPod Touch and I highly recommend them for photographers of any level.

Victor Cajiao is someone whom I’ve known for years, and we’ve met on a few occasions at trade shows. His smiling face on the home page of his other Podcast, Typical Mac User (also highly recommended), depicts his very friendly, easy-going manner. I really like how he interviews people from many areas of the photo and video world. The product picks and suggestions from Victor and his guests, from inexpensive accessories to plug-ins and hardware at the end of most shows are particularly interesting. You will also find screencasts and slideshows on the site. A few years ago, I was also a guest on the show, which you listen to here. I also contributed a short photo tip for this show.

On the site, which you can find at, you can explore by either clicking on the play buttons inside each blog post to listen right away on your computer, or you can subscribe via iTunes (see the link in the sidebar) . Enjoy!

and I also contributed to this show.

This link will take you to the home page, where you can explore by either clicking on the play buttons to listen in the browser, or you can subscribe via iTunes from this link. Enjoy!


Some News: Upcoming Workshops and Recently Published Articles

Hi folks! It’s been a while since my last post, and that’s partly due to the fact that I’ve been using my Facebook page as a way to share links to articles, contests, gallery shows and other items I find interesting. Even if you don’t have a Facebook profile, you can see the most recent highlighted stories and links directly to them on and one of my other sites, (look for the blue box in the right column of the site).

I’ve also been writing for some other sites, including and But I haven’t forgotten about you. Look for some reviews and other articles soon, right here on The Imaging Buffet. And with Valentine’s Day in the recent past, I thought I’d share one of my photos: an adorable Boston Terrier named Cupid, who graced the pages of Studio Photography Magazine (February issue of course) a few years back.


Below are some highlighted articles from the recent past, as well as some upcoming workshops that I’ll be conducting in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Recent Articles

I just wrote an article for entitled: Factors to Consider when Choosing a Photo-Quality Inkjet Printer. To read the article, visit this page.

A few months back, I had a pet photography article published on (and if you haven’t played any of the Phoozl photo games, I highly recommend them). To read the article, visit this page.

I recently wrote an article for entitled: The 13-inch-wide Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Announced: Overview and Comments. To read the article, visit this page.

and to see all my articles on, including one that describes changes to the Photoshop CS5 Print Dialog Box, visit this page.

I was also quite honored to be one of four photographers and a commercial printer interviewed for a recent (PDN) Photo District News Article by Dan Havlik entitled Living Large: Photographers use the latest large-format inkjet printers and materials to print big for maximum impact. You can find it in the March, 2011 issue of PDN (pages 29-34). For an overview of the March issue, visit this page.

Upcoming Printing Workshops in NJ, NY and PA

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be trekking across the tri-state region in the upcoming months with workshops in New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia. Below are some quick links to four upcoming workshops (and there are more to come)

1. I’m teaching a full-day color management/fine-art inkjet printing workshop on Saturday March 19, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA at Calumet Photographic. I expect to use an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 (17-inch-wide) and/or a Canon PIXMA Pro 9500 Mark II (13 inch wide) for attendee prints and for explaining a step-by-step Photoshop workflow. For more information, visit this page.

2. I’ll be teaching a very similar workshop with similar printers at Calumet New York City on April 23, 2011. For more information, visit this page.

3. And to round out my tri-state tour for now, I’ll be doing a two-day weekend workshop in Northern New Jersey at Peters Vallery Craft Center May 21-22, 2011. I expect to use an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 for this workshop. For more information, visit this page.

I’m also available for private instruction in your home, studio, via phone, or via remote desktop (with your permission, I can take over your screen and mouse-actually we can both use the mouse). All readers who mention that they saw the offer here can take 20% off any of my private consulting services if reserved by 3/1/2011. For more information, visit this page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me directly here:

All the best!


Recent Article on How to Get the Most from a Visit to the PDN PhotoPlus Expo

I just posted a pretty long article on entitled: 10 Tips for Navigating the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City.

If you are at the show today, or if you are planning to attend this week or in upcoming years, I hope you find it useful. You can find the article here.

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