If I’ve seemed quiet lately, it’s because I’ve been making steady progress on my latest eBook. Stretching Time: Mastering the Art of Long Exposure Photography will be released by the end of September, and is a complete guide to the art and artistry of long exposure photography. This book covers exposure, composition, field techniques, and post-processing. It’s an end to-end guide for enthusiasts interested in capturing long exposure images.
I’ve been busy adding in all kinds of tidbits based on customer feedback from classes and workshops. I wanted to make sure I incorporated the kinds of details people are interested in, like creating cloud stacks in Photoshop and noise reduction settings.
Today I got my ISBN assignment and finished the cover artwork!
I just saw this post over on Google+ from Vic Gundotra:
“Earlier this week I proudly welcomed +Nik Software to Google. They’ve been making pictures more awesome for 17 years, and we’re excited to bring Nik’s expertise to the entire Google+ community!
I also want to make something clear: we’re going to continue offering and improving Nik’s high-end tools and plug-ins. Professionals across the globe use Nik to create the perfect moment in their photographs (e.g.,http://goo.gl/aDtkO), and we care deeply about their artistry.
Together with Nik, we’ll continue to put “photography first.”
This is most welcome news!
Frankly, it’s always tricky to judge what will happen when merger/acquisition announcements are made. Especially considering the paucity of details in Monday’s announcement. Many of us were deeply concerned as to whether or not Nik would continue to exist at all. Never say “never,” but this is a positive sign and clear message that current Nik users should embrace.
As many of you may know, I call Colorado Springs home. If you’ve seen the horrible images on the news from last night, you know that many people here have lost homes from the rapid and surprise expansion of the Waldo Canyon Fire. The fire literally doubled in size yesterday, expanding from 6,000 acres to over 15,000 acres.
First of all, I want to say that my heart goes out to all those affected by the fire. Secondly, please know that my family and I are not in any danger zone; we are not located near the burn area. Other than some extreme smoke in the area yesterday, I don’t expect to be impacted by this event on a personal level.
However, the fire crews here are absolutely overwhelmed and need our support. Please consider donating to the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross to support those who have lost everything, and those who are fighting this conflagration.