I recently sent this “e-card” out to the subscribers of our Inkjet & Imaging Tips Newletter, and thought I’d also share it with everyone who stops by the Imaging Buffet. My family and I wish all of our readers, listeners, friends and guests a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.
The Darlow Family
Well-known author and educator Bruce Fraser passed away at his home with family and friends by his side on 12/16/2006. I learned a tremendous amount from Bruce through the many books he wrote and seminars in which he participated. I was also fortunate to have spent time over the years speaking with him one-on-one about Photoshop, color management and digital printing. I will always remember his witty sense of humor, distinctive Scottish accent, and his warm smile.
I was also deeply moved by the many comments from people who have been influenced by Bruce. They can be found on PhotoshopNews.com.
I have no doubt that his sprit will live on and continue to influence many more people throughout the world. I wish his wife Angela and family my deepest condolences.
The School of Visual Arts in New York City will offer a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Digital Photography beginning in the fall of 2007. The new one-year degree program will become the fourth program in photography at SVA and looks to be an excellent option for those who want a program focused on the core subjects of photography and imaging, from capture to print.
The program will be chaired by Katrin Eismann, who I’ve known personally for about 10 years, and who I greatly respect for her knowledge and straighforward teaching style (whether in print, on video, or live). The program will consist of nine 3-credit courses and a 6-credit summer thesis project, including: Digital Materials and Processes; Digital Asset Management and Workflow; Personal Vision, Storytelling and the Art of Editorial Photography; Color Management and Output; Advanced Image Processing; Photo Illustration; Large Format Printing; Studio Management and Practices; and Scripting and Automation.
Katrin’s books (authored and co-authored in some cases) on digital photography and digital imaging techniques are some of the best available in my opinion. They include Real World Digital Photography (Peachpit Press, 2003), Photoshop Masking & Compositing (New Riders Press, 2004) and Adobe Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Third Edition (New Riders Press, 2005). All of the books metioned, as well as some of Katrin’s DVD’s can be found here. Katrin is also a featured columnist in American Photo and Photoshop User magazines. I have been reading both magazines for years and highly recommend them.
I look forward to seeing the full list of classes, which will be available approximately Oct 1, 2006 on this page.