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We hit the road for our final (of 3) cross country road trips to FotoClave in SF, then to Santa Fe for joint workshop with the great Bobbie Goodrich. I was the keynote speaker at FotoClave, which was a little daunting given the great landscape and wildlife photographers also presenting, but no one threw any tomatoes at me…so I guess I did ok. A special thanks to Helen Sweet (I believe a distant cousin), Joan Field, and the entire FotoClave team for making my appearance seamless and easy.

So, now I’m slowly digging myself out of, or in some cases further into, my neglected office work.
Does anyone out there tend to take on more than you can handle??………I didn’t think so…

I’ll be sending out a pretty extensive Visual Artistry Newsletter in the next couple of days, so I’ll only touch on upcoming news here:

1. Check out the new Singh Ray 20 stop MorSlo, discount code sweet10.

2. Software spotlights: Check out AlienSkins Exposure 7, OnOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9, and Topaz Impression. Discount codes are HERE.

3. We have a new sponsor. For workshop clients only, Digital Silver Imaging will print one image per client. Details to be given at the workshop. Thanks a LOT to Eric and the great team at Digital Silver Imaging!

4. Check out our 2015 Visual Artistry workshop/ tour schedule

Photographing horses is a whole new ballgame for me, but seeing how Bobbie re-interpreted the subject matter was really exciting to me and is exemplified in the lead image, shot with the D810 and 70-200mm lens, 1/3 sec while panning the subjects. Optimized using layer masks, Topaz Impression, and Nik Color Efex Pro.

Here’s a gallery from our stay in Santa Fe. Looking fwd to returning in 2015! 

 Thanks for taking the time and we’ll see ya online soon with our next Visual Artistry Newsletter!

Have a great Thanksgiving!