As I write this, I’m on the Flyaway bus service to LAX airport. I’m flying to Miami to present my Photoshop for Photographers seminar. While I’m there, I’ll be meeting up with a few friends before I fly to Columbus, OH to look at a 1947 Greyhound Bus that I’m thinking of purchasing.
Here’s an update on what I’ve been up to since my June 1st post:
- Drove from Los Osos, CA to San Francisco
- Parked the bus in Berkeley, CA and met with my publisher
- Did a quick tour of Canada (Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto) to present my Photoshop for Photographers seminar.
- Replaced my 15″ MacBook Pro with a 17″ model that has a much higher resolution screen
- Presented my Photoshop for Photographers seminar in San Francisco
- Shot some models in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco
- Met up with Bill Atkinson (inventor of the drop down menu, creator of MacPaint and a good photographer) and Charlie Cramer
- Was a guest on Bert Monroy’s Pixel Perfect podcast (I don’t think they’re available yet, but I’ll post here with a download link once I hear that they’re live.
- Drove to Healdsburg, CA to visit a friend
- Went to lunch with a bunch of people from Adobe
- Drove to Los Angeles and parked the bus in Venice Beach
- Test drove a 1950’s Flxible Clipper Bus… the same kind that was seen in the movie “RV”
- Did a bunch of light painting with a few friends and got together with a bunch of people I met during my last visit to Maui
- Spent the 4th of July at a party in Malibu right on the water
- Had a friend from Maui drop by for two five day visits (one in June and one in July)
- Completed a new biography, artists statement and price list for my photography site. I haven’t posted them yet, but should get them up there within the next week or so.
- Did some light painting at a rehearsal studio
- Met up with a at least a dozen individual friends in between all the stuff I did above
The photo above is a composite of about 15 photographs. It’s a light painted self portrait using two flashlights… one in each hand.
What are you going to do with the 47 bus?
I’d use the old bus to promote my Route 66 photography and eventually live in.
Great class in Miami today! I thought I understood curves until today when I realized that I have just been muddling thru without knowing what I was doing at all! I loved the last part of the day, especially the talk thru of the last image. Stellar work!
I just posted the following comment on Matt K..ski’s blog re: PS World’s PreCon sessions.
John Ebey said,
on July 11th, 2008 at 4:04 pm
I am most pysched-up about Ben Willmore’s “Shooting for Photoshop” because he will address shooting in areas with mist and fog. I hope his tips will also be applicable to shooting in areas plagued by industrial haze. I love photographing in Hong Kong; the increase in industrial haze over the past 10 years has adversely affected landscape photography. Thus I am axiously awaiting “tips” on shooting under those situations.