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I was recently selected as an “Adobe Influencer” and have been playing with CS4. There are a lot of amazing changes in the updated version and below is one of my favorites:Check out the “Content Aware Scale” Tool. Here is an image of my cousin with its original aspect ratio:
I am usually a full frame shooter and have significant content from edge to edge. I always hate having to crop a photo to fit standard frames (ex – 8 x 10 crop when a full frame image is 8 x 12 – bye, bye 2 inches of my image!). The brilliant technicians at Adobe came up with a tool that will intelligently crop your images analyzing which data can afford to be lost without effecting or stretching the important aspects of the image.
It took me about 1 minute to scale the image below to a frame proportioned 8 x 10. I just duplicated layer, went file – content aware square and made the crop. Powerful stuff!
This May I will be giving a week long class with some of the most inspirational photographers in the industry: Gene Higa, Lori Nordstrom, and Jim Garner. At Texas School, I have heard that there is a lot of work and fun, but not much sleep. I actually enjoy delirium so I am looking forward to the adventure!
This year I was selected to be part of the “Dream Team” at WPPI – the biggest Wedding and Portrait Photography Tradeshow, worldwide! Come by my platform class and say hello – Monday 8 am. I know it’s early, that’s why coffee was invented!The WPPI Convention and Trade Show not only provides an occasion to stock up on all the newest photographic equipment, but also offers an opportunity to see the best and most requested speakers in the photographic industry. There’s only one show that continuously brings you the speakers you want to see and 2009 will be no exception. I look forward to seeing you there.
Hear a personal interview about my upcoming Platform Class! WPPI presents a variety of radio programs geared towards editorial, commercial, nature, portrait & wedding photography professionals. Join WPPI Radio host Scott Sheppard with in-depth interviews featuring special guests representing the industry’s photography experts who will be speaking at this years WPPI EDU-Convention as well as with executive insiders. Listen to the latest News on the WPPI 09 Trade Show & Convention.