Book composite image from PhotoshopNews.com
Originally posted last month on one of my favorite blogs: PhotoshopNews.com, this excellent overview of over 30 books by some of the most recognized people in the imaging industry is well worth a look. From Photoshop-related titles like Real World Camera Raw by Bruce Fraser and Jeff Schewe; to Eric Meola’s book of Unseen Photos of Bruce Springsteen; to Peter Krogh’s Digital Asset Management book (The DAM book); to I Am America (And So Can You!), by Stephen Colbert, this is a fantastic group of titles. I was also very honored to have had my new book, 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques selected and reviewed by R. Mac Holbert of Nash Editions. More than 25 guest artists, including Mac Holbert, contributed to the 301 Inkjet Tips book.
During the PhotoPlus Expo 2007 I was fortunate to have an opportunity to appear on Inside Digital Photo TV, hosted by Scott Sheppard. During the interview I talk for a few minutes about my new book, 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcnrJw-tYkM[/youtube] The view behind us was pretty amazing, with aisle after aisle of digital photo gadgets, cameras and other goodies. On a related note, I was also interviewed by Scott for an audio interview on Inside Digital Photo Radio, which you can find here.
I recently wrote an article for PDN Gear Guide entitled 5 “Must-Know” Inkjet Tips. The tips are partially excerpted from my new book, 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques, and include tips on lighting, sample packs of inkjet paper, and information about some very cool resources, including links to craft projects and other free downloadable content from Canon, Epson and HP. You can find the article here.
A few weeks ago I was a guest on Inside Digital Photo Radio. The show airs weekly in a number of U.S. markets and is then made available to a global audience online and as a podcast via Apple’s iTunes.
I’ve been listening to Inside Digital Photo Radio since the show began about a year ago, and I’ve really enjoyed the mix of guests from many different segments of the photo industry. During the interview, I spoke for about 35 minutes about how I got started in photography, and I then gave an overview of 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques, and shared a few tips from the book. You can listen to the 35 minute interview online here, or you can subscribe to the show in iTunes.
Over the past 6-8 months I’ve written four articles for pdnonline.com (the same company who publishes Photo District News magazine) on the topics of inkjet paper, books and portfolios. The titles of the articles and direct links to them are below:
–Inkjet Paper Tips, Part I: “Fine Art Fiber” Tips and Techniques
–Inkjet Paper Tips, Part II: “Fine-Art Matte and Watercolor Paper” Tips and Techniques
–Portfolio Tips, Part I: Do-It-Yourself Options
–Portfolio Tips, Part II: Outside Printing Sources
(above) An overview of the four books I ordered from three on-demand book printing services. (left to right, clockwise: Blurb 7×7 hardcover with glossy dust jacket, Shutterfly 5×7 softcover Casual Book, Sony ImageStation Leather Cover hardcover photo book (11×8.75 inches), and Blurb 7×7 softcover). Product Photo and featured photos © Andrew Darlow
Some of these tips are covered in my new book: “301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers (Course Technology PTR),” which has recently started shipping. Since I wrote the article, there have been many new Fiber semi-gloss and Fiber gloss papers that have been released. Look for updates soon here on inkjettips.com.
Editor, The Imaging Buffet