Viewed 1000 times

Dec 30, 2009   //   by Richard   //   Photography  //  Comments Off on Viewed 1000 times

In early June of 2009 I set a goal for myself to produce a photo that would be viewed at least 1000 times on my Flickr account. As with any good goal I also included a deadline…the end of 2009. I then proceeded to break my collarbone and stopped shooting. Fortunately, in mid-June I participated in the first assignment of the Strobist.com Book Camp II with a head shot of Suzy and myself floating in a swimming pool. I am very excited to write that the photo, which I have enclosed below, was viewed today for the 1000th time on Flickr!

Headshots of Suzy and Richard for the Strobist Boot Camp II

I would like to thank everyone who viewed the photo, and pay special thanks to those who left their comments.

Richard

Solution to Blank Pages in Zinio Reader

Dec 26, 2009   //   by Richard   //   IT  //  Comments Off on Solution to Blank Pages in Zinio Reader

As a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (“NAPP”), I have a subscription to the Photoshop magazine. They provide a digital copy of their magazine through http://www.zinio.com who provides the free Zinio Reader which allows one to read the magazine on the desktop.

Today I updated the Windows (Vista) video drivers and the ATI Catalyst Control Center on my laptop only to find out that I could no longer read my magazines in the Zinio Reader. It was only showing blue lines on blank pages where the content was suppose to be.

If you have used Zinio, you will know that their help area is greatly lacking. The solution? It turns out that you must check the boxes “Use application settings” in the Anti-Aliasing section in the Catalyst Control Center (Graphics -> 3D -> All). Hope this helps you if you experience the same issue.

Aside: If use use Photoshop and are not a member of the NAPP, I strongly urge you to consider joining. The Photoshop magazine is one of the many benefits that you will receive from NAPP. For more detail, please click here.

Kind regards,
Richard

Caymana Bay Observation Tower – Photo Blog’s topic of the week

Nov 24, 2009   //   by Richard   //   Photography  //  Comments Off on Caymana Bay Observation Tower – Photo Blog’s topic of the week

Last week I spent the week in New York city on business. I cannot remember ever seeing so many yellow taxis in my life (never mind in one place). I unfortunately did not take my camera with me as I knew that I would not have time to take photos. So this past Sunday, Brigitte and I took a drive and the camera came for the ride :-). One of the places we visited was the Caymana Bay Observation Tower. The Tower is absolutely beautiful and includes a undersea glass mosaic consisting of in excess of 3,000,000 titles. Accordingly, the photo’s in this week’s Photo Blog are of the Observation Tower. To see the photos and learn more about the Observation Tower, please stop by my Photo Blog.

Have a great week.
Richard

A Beach Wedding – Photo Blog’s topic for the week of November 2, 2009

Nov 3, 2009   //   by Richard   //   Photography  //  Comments Off on A Beach Wedding – Photo Blog’s topic for the week of November 2, 2009

After four months of not using my camera for more than a few minutes at a time (due to my broken collarbone) I have recuperated to a point where I am ready to start using my camera. It was therefore fortuitous timing that I was asked to photograph a beach wedding this past weekend. So I thought, what better topic for this week’s photo blog than the photos that I took of Simone and Pierre’s beach wedding on Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands which can be viewed here.

Have a great week!
Richard

Pirates Week – Richard’s Photo Blog’s Theme for the week of October 26, 2009

Oct 25, 2009   //   by Richard   //   Photography  //  Comments Off on Pirates Week – Richard’s Photo Blog’s Theme for the week of October 26, 2009

Every November for as long as people here can remember, the Cayman Islands have hosted a Pirates Festival. As the 2009 festival is quickly approaching I thought it would be nice to devote this coming weeks’ photos on my Photo Blog to the 2008 Cayman Islands Pirates Festival.

More information on the November 12 – 22, 2009 festival can be found at http://www.piratesweekfestival.com/.

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