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dekePod 018: Photoshop and the Andy Warhol Silkscreen Effect
Have you ever wanted to create an authentic looking Andy Warhol silkscreen? One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Warhol was known for his avant-garde paintings and screenprintings. Remember Warhol’s garishly colored celebrity images of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, or Mao Zedong? In the studio he called The Factory, Warhol took an assembly-line approach to his high-contrast, silkscreens and produced art as a mass consumable, like a t-shirt or a pack of gum. It’s not surprising that his art is still popular today, and there are lots of one-click Warhol solutions. But if you want the real thing, join Deke McClelland in the final episode of this dekePod series, as he dissects Warhol’s process, and shows you how to use Photoshop to render your favorite portrait in bona-fide Warhol magnificence.
by Deke McClelland
[June 11, 2009 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

dekePod 017: Photoshop and the Visual Communications Makeover
Signs are our friends. They help us observe the rules when we actually need to know the rules. We don’t all speak English, and tourism is a huge industry, so signs need to be language-independent. Which is why a vocabulary of immediately identifiable symbols is essential to every working artist and designer. So if symbols are so important, why are most such an indecipherable mess? Computer icons! Laundry instructions! Or Deke’s favorite: What you shouldn’t throw into an airplane toilet! Learn what works and what doesn’t in this laugh-out-loud episode of dekePod.
by Deke McClelland
[May 28, 2009 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

dekePod 016: Photoshopping the Great Masters
They say you can’t be too rich or too thin. So how about getting rich by making others thin? Plenty of experienced retouchers make small but enviable fortunes shaving body fat off already lithe models. But rather than showing you a present-day example--honestly, how many underfed waifs do we need to see made skinnier?--Deke takes us back to a time when ideas of beauty were very different: the High Renaissance. In those times of mean circumstances and manual labor, body fat was a thing to be envied. How best to take a well-fed model rendered by the likes of Raphael and make her look like a modern work of art?
by Deke McClelland
[May 14, 2009 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

dekePod 015: Photoshop and the Lost Undersea Channel
The ocean is a different world. Where else can you cavort with colorful animals a thousand feet or more above the Earth’s surface? But the romance of the sea comes at a price. Just as the watery depths rob our lungs of air, they rob our eyes of color. It’s not uncommon for an underwater photo to lack any information in the Red channel. Which is where coral, clown fish, and our very own skin tones live. Fortunately, Deke knows how to summon a Red channel back from the dead. Watch this dekePod and learn how to create underwater images that will satisfy your inner Jacques Cousteau.
by Deke McClelland
[April 30, 2009 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

dekePod 014: Photoshop vs. Adobe Bridge—Beware the Cache, the Cache Must Die!
If you use Photoshop, then you probably browse your images with Adobe’s Bridge, which shows you thumbnails of your files. Good news: The Bridge lets you preview images without going to the trouble of opening them. Bad news: Those previews result in large cache files that eat up your hard drive. Worse yet, they permit others to track what you’ve been looking at. Even if you’ve long since destroyed the original file, the thumbnail persists! Learn how to protect yourself—and maybe even save your job.
by Deke McClelland
[April 16, 2009 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

dekePod Episode 013: The Mating Habits of the Pen Tool
Adobe's landmark pen tool defined an industry. But to the uninitiated, its reliance on anchor points and control handles makes it as approachable as first-year algebra. Until you see it's nothing more than a mating ritual: The points are boys and the handles are girls. Once you get that, it all falls into place.
by Deke McClelland
[April 02, 2009 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

dekePod Episode 012: The Droplet Song (A Love Song to a Lost Feature in Photoshop)
How best to encourage people to use an obscure but super-useful Photoshop feature? Rhyme, rhythm, and romance. Hence a music video that will make all your automation dreams come true. Give Deke five minutes of your time and he’ll set your world on fire.
by Deke McClelland
[March 19, 2009 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Rick Sammon on Portrait Photography
There's more to good portrait photography than just clicking the shutter. In this video presentation from Photo Plus Expo, expert travel photographer Rick Sammon demonstrates some of his favorite techniques for capturing the essence of his subjects. Many of these tips can be found in his latest book, Face to Face: Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Photographing People. Not only will you learn about the physics of photography, but also the human side of making great images.
by Derrick Story
[December 23, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

dekePod Episode 011: Giving It Up For the Family
Creative professionals are routinely roped into frivolous art projects for their families. You don't want to spend much time on them because who wants to do more of what you already do all day? But you don't want to do a lousy job because your cred's at stake. Oh and because, sure, you care about your family. In this episode of dekePod, Deke shows you how to create a spectacular birthday party invitation, with little effort, using a combination of found art and Photoshop.
by Deke McClelland
[December 09, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Snapshots and TAT in ACR 5.2: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 5
Adobe Camera Raw 5.2 features a handful of terrific new tools, including Snapshots and the Targeted Adjustment Tool. In this screencast designed to supplement The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, Derrick shows you how to use these great new components.
by Derrick Story
[December 03, 2008 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

dekePod Episode 010: The Instant Liquid Diet
Ah, the holiday season, a time of expansion. Great physical expansion. Fatty, high-calories food is everywhere you turn. And so we grow. But not this year. In some distant future, when you review Thanksgiving 2008 in your photo album, you’ll look back on it as the first of many years that you actually lost weight. "Thank you dekePod," you'll say. Because in this episode, Deke teaches you how to transform fat into fit using the Liquify command—and with smooth, stretch mark-free results.
by Deke McClelland
[November 19, 2008 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

A Look Inside the Aperture Nature Photography Workshop
While at PhotoPlus Expo in NY, Derrick Story sat down with Rob Trueman and Cathy Chung to talk about their experiences with the Fall 2008 Aperture Nature Photography Workshop in the Grand Teton National Park. Rob and Cathy were two of the four contest winners who earned a trip to the Grand Tetons where they received one-on-one instruction. During this discussion they talk about what they learned and how they are applying that knowledge now.
by Derrick Story
[November 18, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Batch Processing in ACR: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 4
Not only is Adobe Camera Raw terrific for processing individual files, you can batch process with it too. In this screencast, based on Chapter 4 of The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, Derrick shows you how ACR makes easy work of multiple images.
by Derrick Story
[November 12, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

dekePod Episode 009: Sixties Space Siren
If you’ve seen an episode of the original Star Trek, you’re no doubt familiar with the show’s main character, Captain Kirk, and his eternal blurry-eyed fascination with women. Every time he came in sight of a love interest, she appeared to him in diffused focus. In this episode of dekePod, Deke shows how you can achieve a nearly identical effect in Photoshop with such flattering results that you yourself could win the captain’s affections.
by Deke McClelland
[November 05, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 28: The Mind of the Maker
There are a whole lot of things that sound good the second you start making noise on them: Door springs. PVC pipes. Waterlogged Gertie balls. The Fat Man demonstrates how a DIY, Maker approach can help you find your signature sound.
by David Battino
[October 30, 2008 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

Collections in Bridge: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 3
Collections are one of my favorite new features in Adobe Bridge CS4, which comes bundled with Photoshop. In this screencast, based on Chapter 3 of The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, Derrick shows you how Collections add the flexibility to Bridge that we've been waiting for. Plus you'll learn how to build Smart Collections based on a variety of search criteria. This is truly fun stuff.
by Derrick Story
[October 29, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Photo Downloader: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 2
Photo Downloader is one of the unheralded stars included in Photoshop CS4. In this screencast, based on Chapter 2 of The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, Derrick shows you how Photo Downloader can help you keep your images organized. Plus he demonstrates how to add your copyright and how to simultaneously back up your photos to another drive — all automatically during the downloading process.
by Derrick Story
[October 23, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

dekePod Episode 008: The Masks Palette
Photoshop CS4 has been out one week. Hardly enough time for any of us to embrace it, let alone place our faith in it. And yet faith is precisely what one of the program's most highly touted features, The Masks palette, requires of you. Everything about it is promising; little about it makes sense. The palette that makes masks also wears one. In this special Halloween episode, we unmask the Masks palette. Will it be a bag of treats? Or a bundle of tricks? You'll find out, in dekePod.
by Deke McClelland
[October 22, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 1
Photoshop CS4 contains all the tools you need for a complete photography workflow. In this series of screencasts based on the book, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, Derrick shows you techniques from a chapter of the book. This week he starts with Chapter 1: The Quick-Start Roadmap. Here, you'll see the basic overview of this workflow and how the pieces fit together.
by Derrick Story
[October 14, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

dekePod Episode 007: Faking an HDR Portrait
Think nothing can scare you? Enter dekePod, that thing that is not even slightly scary and yet, be honest, gives you the heebie jeebies. In this episode, Deke investigates how to simulate an extreme-detail HDR portrait -- which would otherwise require you to shoot multiple exposures of a person locked down in a body brace -- using flimflam and forgery. And a shrunken skull. These are the depths of scariness we go to. Here at dekePod.
by Deke McClelland
[October 08, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

From Windows to Aperture - Interview with Ben McMillan
Ben McMillan has been a working photographer in Beijing for more than four years. During that time, he's seen the city go through dramatic changes, leading up to the Olympics. In this conversation, Ben talks about his Beijing experience, and how he also went through a personal change when he discovered Aperture during the games.
by Derrick Story
[October 02, 2008 | Discuss (2) | Aperture]

Getting Smart About Smart Objects - An Interview with Deke McClelland
What makes Smart Objects in Photoshop CS3 so compelling to power users? Derrick Story wanted to get the inside scoop on non-destructive tools, so he sat down with Photoshop expert Deke McClelland to find out how Smart Objects can improve his photography workflow. This interview was recorded at Photoshop World in Orlando during the Spring of 2008.
by Derrick Story
[September 30, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

dekePod Episode 006: Photoshop CS4, Buy or Die
September 23 marks the announcement of Adobe's Creative Suite 4. And that means a new version of the company's flagship image editor, Photoshop. Coming just 18 months after its predecessor, is Photoshop CS4 any good? Enter dekePod, Deke McClelland's irreverent and uncensored video series. Day and date with Adobe's announcement, Deke provides a third-party, impartial, and highly opinionated review of the new software. Titled "Photoshop CS4: Buy or Die," this episode promises to show you all facets of the program—complete with commentary—without interrupting your busy day. In just five minutes, you'll know whether you want to upgrade or not. Either you buy or it dies, it's as simple as that.
by Deke McClelland
[September 23, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Mine Kasapoglu on Location in Beijing
Mine Kasapoglu photographed her first Olympics in 2002 at Salt Lake City. She's been shooting them ever since, including this year in Beijing where I caught up with her for this interview. Mine was first introduced to Aperture at the 2006 Torino Olympics. Nobody really knew about Aperture then, including Mine. But she was in great photographic pain and gave it a try. Here's her story two years later.
by Derrick Story
[September 11, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Sean Duggan on Digital Darkroom
Sean Duggan is an art photographer, educator, and Photoshop expert. He's recently teamed up with Katrin Eismann to publish The Creative Digital Darkroom. In this interview Sean talks about his approach to processing images and how to get the most out of digital capture.
by Derrick Story
[September 09, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

dekePod Episode 005: Spirographs on Steroids
In this episode, Deke makes the startling claim that Illustrator, a complex piece of software that costs hundreds of dollars, is better than an $8 Spirograph. Using nothing but half an ellipse and a few live, editable effects, Deke shows you how to construct something truly extraordinary. "Trust me on this one. Artist, non-artist, proficient with Illustrator, never even heard of the program -- I don't care if you live in Antarctica, you have no access to electricity, you haven't seen sunlight in 45 days -- oh my God, what are you, a penguin? -- you're gonna wanna watch this!"
by Deke McClelland
[September 03, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 27: Steve Horowitz and the Code Ensemble
Composer Steve Horowitz has written soundtracks for movies, dance, video games, TV, live orchestra, and even computerized piano. Now comes the world premiere of his multimedia extravaganza Invasion from the Chicken Planet, and New York City may never be the same.
by David Battino
[August 29, 2008 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

The Story Behind the Olympic Picture of the Day
The Kodak Picture of the Day has been an Olympic tradition for decades now. While I was in Beijing, I had a chance to sit down with Rich Connolly, Director of Olympic Operations for Kodak, to talk about how the Picture of the Day came about, and the behind the scenes process for its daily selection during the Games.
by Derrick Story
[August 26, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

dekePod Episode 004: Stretching a Photo in Illustrator
Have you ever wanted to stretch a photo's background but leave the foreground unchanged? Or turn a horizontal photo into a vertical one without making a mess of it? You can't do it in Photoshop CS3, but you can in its companion program, Adobe Illustrator. Deke shows you how in a way that'll make you so happy, you'll think you're on drugs. And wait till you see the new look! Deke is dreamy.
by Deke McClelland
[August 20, 2008 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

Aperture Screencast 5: Managing Previews
Aperture's previews are an important link to sharing your images with the outside world. Previews are JPEG renderings of your processed Raw files and, once generated, are easily accessible via other applications and output methods. In this screencast, Derrick Story shows you how to expertly manage your previews so you are always in control of your images.
by Derrick Story
[August 19, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Vincent Versace on Photography and Creativity

Vincent Versace, noted photographer, author, and photography instructor, sits down with Derrick Story to discuss the some of the larger philosophical questions that inform the photographic creative process during this video interview from Photoshop World Orlando.


by Derrick Story
[August 13, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

dekePod Episode 003: Don't Fear the Lab Mode
Color models like RGB and CMYK are frightening enough on their own. But the fact that there's one called CIEL*a*b* D50 (or just Lab), and Photoshop actually encourages you to use it, is terrifying. But Deke says not to worry. RGB and CMYK are for machines. The Lab mode is for you.
by Deke McClelland
[August 06, 2008 | Discuss (5) | Digital Media]

Noise Ninja Plugin for Aperture
PictureCode has released Noise Ninja for Aperture, and it's the latest in the series of Edit Plugins that expand Aperture's image editing abilities. In this podcast, Derrick Story talks with Joe Schorr about Noise Ninja, and about the new plugins resource page on Apple's web site.
by Derrick Story
[August 05, 2008 | Discuss (2) | Aperture]

Off to Beijing - An Interview with Derrick Story
On August 4, Derrick Story is boarding a plane to Beijing to work in the media center at the Summer Olympics. In addition to his job of helping photographers get their images out to the world, he'll be blogging, podcasting, and tweeting, not to mention capturing his own Olympic images. In this interview, Dan Brodnitz asks Derrick how he's preparing for this assignment.
by Derrick Story and Dan Brodnitz
[August 04, 2008 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

Stephen Johnson on Print Display and Digital Photography

In this video interview, Stephen Johnson talks about his seminal work, On Digital Photography, the evolution of digital cameras including how megapixels fit into that picture, and provides some great advice on how to best display your work. It's a terrific chat that I think you will enjoy.


by Derrick Story
[July 31, 2008 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

Aperture Screencast 4: Introduction to Lift and Stamp
Lift and Stamp in Aperture is a tremendous time saver when you want to apply image adjustments or metadata to multiple images. In this movie, Derrick Story shows you how to take advantage of this power, plus a shortcut you can apply directly from the keyboard.
by Derrick Story
[July 29, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Inside Lightroom 2 - Exclusive Interview
Lightroom 2 is brimming with enhancements for all its modules. Derrick Story interviews Tom Hogarty and Frederick Johnson to find out their favorite features in this latest release of Adobe's comprehensive photo management application. Tom and Frederick share plenty of insights and helpful tips to help you quickly get up to speed.
by Derrick Story
[July 29, 2008 | Discuss (1) | Lightroom]

dekePod Episode 002: Stealth 'Shop, The Virgin Histogram
Imagine yourself walking down a lovely San Francisco street, whistling a merry tune, only to be confronted by the sudden appearance of a menacing robot packing a shockingly massive and entirely unnecessary... ray gun, of sorts. What would you do? If you were Deke, you'd snap a picture and correct its colors. And not in any standard way, either, but in a way that permits you to apply radical color adjustments while leaving a virgin-like histogram in your wake.
by Deke McClelland
[July 23, 2008 | Discuss (2) | Digital Media]

Aperture Screencast 3: Working with the Basic Levels Adjustments
The Levels adjustment is a comfortable tool for many photographers. In part, because it allows you to individually adjust the shadows, midtones, and highlights with the assistance of a histogram. In this screencast, Derrick Story walks you through the basic levels adjustments in Aperture.
by Derrick Story
[July 22, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 26: One Glorious Note
In many ways, music technology has become a numbers game. Today's digital instruments are often sold on specs, not sound. In this episode, the Fat Man goes back to basics, gleefully playing everything from an ancient test-tone generator to a spicy Excaliburrito to demonstrate that one glorious note may be all you need.
by David Battino
[July 21, 2008 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

Tim Grey Answers Your Digital Photography Questions
Tim Grey, author of the just released Take Your Best Shot: Tim Grey Tackles Your Digital Darkroom Questions, sits down with Derrick Story to answer submitted questions about photography during this video interview from Photoshop World Orlando. Tim addresses a number of topics including film vs digital, megapixels, sharpening, color management, and more.
by Derrick Story
[July 18, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Aperture Screencast 2: Spot Removal with the Retouch Tool
Aperture's Retouch tool has both "Repair" and "Clone" modes to help you tackle a variety of imperfections. In this screencast, Derrick Story shows you how to use the Repair mode for removing spots, such as sensor dust. He then demonstrates the Clone mode for larger cleanups.
by Derrick Story
[July 15, 2008 | Discuss (2) | Aperture]

dekePod 001: Metadata Forensics, What a Crock
We all know digital photos can be modified. So much so that, at least in the popular lexicon, Photoshop is synonymous with turning fact into fiction. But at least one facet of digital photo, a variety of metadata called EXIF, is supposed to be secure. EXIF records when and how an image was captured, and if credible, might actually be judged admissible in a court of law. But not if Deke has anything to say about it. To hear Deke tell the story, metadata forensics is pure baloney. Learn how to cook your own EXIF in this episode of dekePod.
by Deke McClelland
[July 09, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Aperture Screencast 1: Designing a Postcard with Custom Layouts
The book making tool in Aperture 2.1 goes well beyond the handsome stock templates that Apple provides. It's actually a sophisticated layout tool that you can use to design posters, fliers, invitations, and more. In this screencast, Derrick Story shows you how to use these tools to design a postcard with imagery and metadata from your Aperture library.
by Derrick Story
[July 08, 2008 | Discuss (3) | Aperture]

dekePod Pilot #2: 101 Photoshop Tips in Five Minutes
If you've ever read a computer magazine, you know the idea behind "101 Tips." One gala issue, lots of first-rate contributors, lots of quality information. And lots and lots of pages. But when's the last time one lone guy tried to capture 101 tips in video? In just 5 minutes of video? Set to music? This is the realm of dekePod, the once-every-other-weekly series from Deke McClelland. It's bold, it's brash, it's ridiculous. It's a podcast with serious issues. Enjoy.
by Deke McClelland
[June 24, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 25: Greatest Bits
DMI hits 25! Listen in as we explore our favorite moments from the first 24 episodes and unearth some never-before-heard bonus material. From vocoders to space-helmeted cover bands, from the secret sound of Goldfrapp to harmonious fat men, here are Digital Media Insider's greatest hits.
by David Battino
[June 06, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Know Your Lens Model and Other Metadata Tricks in Aperture
Would you like to know the exact lens you used for every shot in your Aperture library? In this podcast with Joe Schorr, Derrick Story learns about the new "Lens Model" field and how to use it. Plus Joe explains how to update your previously uploaded images in Aperture to also display this information. Other helpful techniques include tapping the power of the Query HUD and changes in Aperture 2 to help you better look inside Stacks.
by Derrick Story
[June 05, 2008 | Discuss (3) | Aperture]

Layout Tool Disguised as Aperture's Book Making Function
Aperture 2.1 includes a more versatile book-making tool than we saw in earlier versions. So powerful in fact, that calling it a book making tool is really selling it short. It's actually a flexible layout application with some very useful output options. In this podcast, Derrick Story talks with Joe Schorr and tries to uncover all the hidden gems buried in Aperture 2.1.
by Derrick Story
[May 06, 2008 | Discuss (3) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 24: 200 Digital Audio Blogs
To celebrate his 200th blog entry, O'Reilly Digital Audio Editor David Battino shares the sounds behind the stories. Hear how a bad pianist inspired the first computer music program, the surprising benefits of high-resolution distortion, and sneaky uses of voice recorders.
by David Battino
[April 24, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

John Paul Caponigro on the State of Printing
Photographer and fine art printing expert John Paul Caponigro sits down with Derrick Story at Photoshop World 08 in Orlando to provide an inside look at the Epson Print Academy, the changing world of photography, and even a few remarks about his favorite printing papers.
by Derrick Story
[April 23, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

"Subject to Change" Authors on Product Development
Designing products and services that resonate with customers takes more than just a few stock demographics reports. By studying practices of successful companies, you can apply the same techniques to your own endeavors. In this podcast, Derrick Story interviews three of the four authors of "Subject to Change," who provide insights about how prosperous businesses can--and should--use customer experiences to inform and shape the product development process, from start to finish.
by Derrick Story
[April 15, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Spotlight on FOSS: An Interview with Mark Shuttleworth
Ubuntu is about to release Hardy Heron, the newest Long Term Support version of this popular Linux distribution. To mark the occasion, we're launching a new video interview series, Spotlight on FOSS, and leading off by chatting by Mark Shuttleworth himself!
by Jeremy Jones and Noah Gift
[April 15, 2008 | Discuss (2) | ONLamp.com]

Sal Soghoian on Extending Aperture with AppleScript
Apple automation guru, Sal Soghoian talks about the scriptability of Aperture in this podcast interview with Derrick Story. Sal points to the "Aperture-InDesign Integration Demo" as a powerful example of how AppleScript can extend Aperture's capabilities.
by Derrick Story
[April 10, 2008 | Discuss (2) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 23: Inside Intel Inside
Last year, O'Reilly Digital Media's David Battino got an amazing gig: the chance to compose and record the theme music for Intel's internal podcast on Open Source developments. With some slick music software and the freedom to explore endless musical ideas, he wandered into several hilarious dead ends before remembering some great advice and finding his voice.
by David Battino
[March 28, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Aperture 2 Features 101-103 with Joe Schorr
Apple's web page says, "Aperture 2 delivers over 100 dramatic, new features." And still there are a few terrific ones they forgot to put on the list. In this podcast, Derrick Story chats with Joe Schorr, Senior Product Manager for Aperture, to uncover a few of these hidden gems.
by Derrick Story
[March 18, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 22: Synthesizer Sound Design
Part of the joy of playing electronic musical instruments is exploring the unique banks of sounds inside. This month, we speak again with Francis Preve, a Top 10 remixer who also works as the principal sound designer for Ableton and a consulting sound designer for Korg. Hear how he creates the sounds behind the hits.
by David Battino
[February 15, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Aperture 2.0 with Joe Schorr
Aperture 2.0 is faster, easier to use, and produces better images, says Joe Schorr, Apple Senior Product Manager. In this interview with Derrick Story, Joe explains how Aperture 2.0 meets those lofty claims. This chat covers a lot of new ground.
by Derrick Story
[February 12, 2008 | Discuss (7) | Aperture]

Katrin Eismann's Digital Darkroom Magic
Katrin Eismann, coauthor of The Creative Digital Darkroom, sat down with Derrick Story at PhotoPlus Expo in New York for a chat about how the darkroom has evolved from chemical-based to digital, and how that evolution has influenced her approach to image making. Katrin touches on many interesting topics, including her explanation on 3-step sharpening.
by Derrick Story
[January 29, 2008 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Joe Schorr on Leopard and Aperture
Leopard brings a host of new goodies for Aperture users by virtue of the new photography functionality baked right into the operating system. In this interview with Senior Product Manager Joe Schorr, you'll hear some of the most enticing and useful features for Aperture photographers.
by Derrick Story
[January 08, 2008 | Discuss (2) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 21: Remixing Tips with Francis Preve
Francis Preve produced six Billboard Top 10 remixes last year alone, but he graciously found time to share his insights and techniques. Hear the Preve magic in before-and-after musical examples and learn how he turned a shockingly small pile of gear into a production powerhouse.
by David Battino
[January 04, 2008 | Discuss (4) | Digital Media]

John McDermott on Assignment with Aperture
John McDermott's workflow once consisted of handing off rolls of Kodachrome to a courier and waiting to see which images appeared in Newsweek. He then struggled through the awkward digital transition until he discovered Aperture. In this conversation with Derrick Story, John talks about his life as an assignment photographer, and how he's adapting to the changing photography landscape.
by Derrick Story
[December 13, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Sal Soghoian on Leopard, Automation, and Aperture
Apple's product manager of automation technologies is the same guy who many of us consider the ultimate AppleScript guru: Sal Soghoian. Even though Sal and I live only a few hours apart, I had to go all the way to the Caribbean to chase him down for this podcast interview. It was worth it. Sal talks about Leopard, automation improvements, and of course, how this all affects Aperture.
by Derrick Story
[November 27, 2007 | Discuss (1) | Aperture]

Mikkel Aaland Shares CS3 RAW Tips
The new Bridge 2 and Adobe Camera Raw 4 combination included in Photoshop CS3 provides photographers with the tools they need to build an excellent post production workflow. In this interview at PhotoPlus Expo in New York, Mikkel Aaland, author of Photoshop CS3 Raw, talks about the power of these applications and how best to use them.
by Derrick Story
[November 21, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 20: Precision vs. Feel
One of the fascinating challenges in modern music production is balancing the creative tension between computer precision and human feel. Hear how playing with quantization (timing correction) can make or break a groove.
by David Battino
[November 08, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Apple at PhotoPlus Expo 07 - Joe Schorr Interview
Apple Senior Product Manager, Joe Schorr, sits down with Derrick Story on the last day of the 2007 PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City. Joe discusses the growing interest in Aperture's custom books, integration with Keynote for DVD authoring, and the growing popularity of the application among big time photographers.

[October 26, 2007 | Discuss (5) | Aperture]

Rick Sammon's Travel Tips for Photographers
Seasoned travel photographer Rick Sammon sits down with Derrick Story in the O'Reilly Media booth at PhotoPlus Expo '07 in New York City. In this podcast, Rick draws upon his experiences to offer good advice for photographers on the go.
by Derrick Story
[October 26, 2007 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

Tim Grey on HD Photo and Microsoft Technology
"HD Photo has been in development at Microsoft for the better part of 5 years now," says Tim Grey during his interview with Derrick Story on the expo floor at Photoshop World 07 in Las Vegas. "It enables us to have really good images within a smaller file size." Tim goes on to explain the benefits of HD Photo in detail during this chat in the O'Reilly booth.
by Derrick Story
[October 11, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Peter Krogh on Digital Asset Management
"When you think about keywording," says Peter Krogh, "you have to determine what the use will be. Are the keywords to help you find you own pictures, or are they for a stock agency?" Peter, author of The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers talks about tagging and other important organizational tools for photographers during his interview with Derrick Story on the expo floor at Photoshop World 07 in Las Vegas.
by Derrick Story
[October 11, 2007 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

Publishing with Aperture - Jennifer Sauer Interview
Jennifer Sauer is a pro shooter who has incorporated Aperture into her post production workflow... but not in the way you might imagine. For her latest project, The Way to Tea (a glorious book that's an adventure guide to San Francisco tea culture), she chose Aperture to handle the Raw processing for images from her Canon 5D. She also used Photo Mechanic and Photoshop for other stages of production.
by Derrick Story
[October 05, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 19: Inside the New Media Expo
In this special guest episode, DIY digital media expert Michael Dean interviews podcasting's rock stars to learn where the format is going and how we all can get involved. Recorded live at the premier podcasting show, the New Media Expo.
by Michael W. Dean and David Battino
[October 04, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Stephen Johnson Talks Digital Photography
"That magic of seeing something that is a momentary capture of something almost beyond belief that makes you grab your camera to begin with," said Stephen Johnson, "that's why we love photography. And that's why I wrote this book." Stephen was referring to Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography, his latest published work that is a comprehensive examination of many facets of photography.
by Derrick Story
[September 21, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Mikkel Aaland on the Lightroom Adventure
"I wanted real world experiences with Lightroom," said Mikkel Aaland during his interview at Photoshop World. "So we took 12 great photographers to Iceland to put this product to the test." Mikkel goes on to tell the story of how the Lightroom Adventure came about, including some great anecdotes from the trip. This knowledge and beautiful imagery is captured in Mikkel's latest book, Photoshop Lightroom Adventure.
by Derrick Story
[September 21, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Deke McClelland on Photoshop CS3
"Finally we have nondestructive filters to work with," said Deke McClelland in his interview on the show floor of Photoshop World 07 in Las Vegas. During this discussion with Derrick Story, O'Reilly Digital Media Evangelist, Deke covered his favorite aspects of CS3, some old techniques he just can't let go of, and some great inside anecdotes about his latest book, Adobe Photoshop CS3 One-on-One.
by Derrick Story
[September 21, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Teaching with Aperture - Ben Long Interview
One of the most startling things teacher Ben Long learned about last summer, while teaching photography to teenagers, was the caliber of the students: their dedication and focus was impressive, as was the quality of their work. What also impressed Ben was how much easier it is to teach and manage a lab using Aperture. In this conversation with Derrick Story, Ben talks about Aperture in the classroom.
by Derrick Story
[September 21, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 18: Better Arpeggiate Than Never
It's about the most fun you can have with one finger. Arpeggiators turn a single note into a spiraling flurry of sound for instant musical fun. Hear how they work and explore some surprising applications.
by David Battino
[September 07, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Organizing Power Tips with Joe Schorr
Do you know the difference between blue folders and yellow folders? What do you do if you're about to meet with clients and want only their images to show in Aperture? In this podcast interview with Joe Schorr, Derrick Story discovers advanced organizing tips for Aperture power users.
by Derrick Story
[September 05, 2007 | Discuss (1) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 17: Secrets of the Demo Gods
Top music technology gear reviewers Jim Aikin and Mark Nelson reveal how they create their web audio examples. Listen to some of our favorites.
by David Battino
[August 23, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

iLife '08 for Aperture Users with Joe Schorr
Apple recently released iLife '08 with a truckload of goodies for Aperture users. In this podcast, Joe Schorr tells you how to use some of these new tools and discusses the latest Aperture update (1.5.4).
by Derrick Story
[August 16, 2007 | Discuss (10) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 16: Cover Yourself (A Radical Approach to Copyright)
Open source enthusiast Lucas Gonze wanted to record cover songs and share them online. But copyright law and web spiders crushed that plan. Then he found a mother lode of free music on a government web site.
by David Battino
[July 27, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Advanced Aperture Techniques with Joe Schorr
Have you tapped the power of Album Picks or mastered the Primary Only function? In this edition of Inside Aperture, Joe Schorr talks with Derrick Story and explains some of his favorite power techniques.
by Derrick Story
[July 03, 2007 | Discuss (3) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 15: The Fat Man Sings...Digitally
The DigiTech Vocalist Live stompbox listens to your guitar playing and automatically generates vocal harmonies. Listen up as the Fat Man puts it through its paces and predicts where this breakthrough technology will lead.
by David Battino
[June 28, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

More on Export Plug-Ins
Aperture made its WWDC debut with its first official session and an after-hours reception hosted by AUPN. Derrick Story sits down with Richard Kerris, Micah Walter, and David Schloss to talk about the latest in export plug-in development, hot plug-ins, Aperture Plugged In web site, and the Aperture Users Professional Network.
by Derrick Story
[June 19, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 14: Doug Wyatt
Renowned music software programmer Doug Wyatt deftly fuses vintage electronics, Swedish vocals, and digital technology into remarkable soundscapes on his latest CD. We visit his home studio to learn how.
by David Battino
[June 15, 2007 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

Joe Schorr on iPhoto to Aperture
Many photographers have scores of valuable images stored in iPhoto libraries. As Aperture becomes incorporated into the workflow, what's the best way to move those pictures to the Aperture environment? And what if you want to share your Raw files with both iPhoto and Aperture? In this podcast, Joe Schorr, senior product manager for Aperture, explains all of the inside tricks for working with both iPhoto and Aperture libraries.
by Derrick Story
[June 01, 2007 | Discuss (2) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 13: Seize the Rhythm
There's rhythm all around us, and computers make it easy to capture those sounds and weave them into your own compositions. In this episode, we transform the everyday rhythms of talking, laughing, and even toothbrushing into exciting new grooves.
by David Battino
[May 24, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 12: Synth Mania, Part 2
Synthesizer maniac Paolo Di Nicolantonio returns with more stories, sounds, and musical toys.
by David Battino
[May 10, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Rick LePage on Fine Art Printers for Aperture
Affordable hardware for fine art printing is more bountiful than ever. In this exclusive Inside Aperture podcast, Macworld editor at large, Rick LePage, covers the latest offerings from Epson, HP, and Canon. Rick supplies plenty of insight about how HP is challenging Epson, and some thoughts about Canon's emergence, then absence in the mid range fine art market. Derrick Story chats with Rick during a visit to San Francisco.
by Derrick Story
[April 30, 2007 | Discuss (3) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 11: Synth Mania, Part 1
Synthesizer enthusiast Paolo Di Nicolantonio runs a wonderful website of synth sounds and information. In this episode, we listen to famous sounds, infamous sounds, and Paolo's favorite keyboard ever.
by David Battino
[April 20, 2007 | Discuss (4) | Digital Media]

Joe Buissink on Capturing the Moment
At the recent WPPI conference, Joe Buissink discussed how to unlock the artist inside of you. I really enjoyed Joe's presentation and wanted to follow up with an interview with this "wedding photographer to the stars." I discovered that he is just as informative, interesting, and candid in person as he is on stage, and I think you'll learn much from this exclusive chat with him in Las Vegas.
by Derrick Story
[April 11, 2007 | Discuss (2) | Aperture]

Web 2.0 Podcast: A Conversation with Yahoo!
The Web 2.0 Summit concluded with a conversation with Yahoo!. Program chair John Battelle spoke to Yahoo! co-founder and co-creator David Filo and with Bradley Horowitz, VP of Yahoo!'s product strategy group. This podcast is sponsored by the Intel Software Network.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[April 05, 2007 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 10: Annoying Audio
Peter Drescher designed the sounds for everything from After Dark screensavers to the T-Mobile Sidekick. Hear what it takes to annoy (and thrill) this top ringtone composer.
by David Battino
[March 30, 2007 | Discuss (2) | Digital Media]

Web 2.0 Podcast: What the desirable demographic wants
One of the most enjoyable sessions at last year's was Safa Rashtchy's panel with a variety of teens. This year Rashtchy, a managing director for Piper Jaffray, is back with more teens and this time he includes their parents as well. This podcast is sponsored by the Intel Software Partner Program.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[March 28, 2007 | Discuss (1) | O'Reilly Network]

Robert Leslie on Shooting TED and Using Aperture
Event photographers need all the help they can get to survive the grueling hours and gigabytes of data they amass. Pro shooter Robert Leslie just completed one of the most challenging events of all, the TED conference in Monterey, California. In this Inside Aperture interview, Derrick Story talks with Robert about TED, tips for successful event assignments, and Aperture's impact on these types of gigs.
by Derrick Story
[March 27, 2007 | Discuss (4) | Aperture]

Web 2.0 Podcast: Disruption Opportunity - Broadcast
Web 2.0 Summit program chair John Battelle moderated a panel about the disruption opportunity in broadcasting. His panelists were Beth Comstock, president of Digital Media and Marketing Development for NBC Universal, Blake Krikorian cofounder of Sling Media, and Jason Zajac, GM of Social Media at Yahoo!. This podcast is sponsored by the Intel Software Network.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[March 21, 2007 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 9: Songs You May Have Missed
Did you realize we've published nearly two dozen musician interviews on the O'Reilly Digital Media site, many with full-length songs? In this episode, we dig up some of the "lost" tunes and explore the surprising technology behind them.
by David Battino
[March 16, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Joe Schorr on UI Customization in Aperture
In this edition of "Inside Aperture," Joe Schorr, Apple Senior Product Manager, provides a bounty of tips for customizing the user interface. You might want to have Aperture running as you listen so you can see how these adjustments look, then pick the ones right for you.
by Derrick Story
[March 15, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Web 2.0 Podcast: Disruption Opportunity - The Pirate and the Suit
Web 2.0 Summit program chair John Battelle talked about the business of remixing music with David Munns, vice chairman of EMI Music worldwide, and Eric Kleptone creator of "A Night at the Hip-Hopera." This podcast is sponsored by the Intel Software Partner Program.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[March 14, 2007 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

PyCon 2007 Wrapup
Jeremy Jones summarizes the interesting developments in the world of Python in 2006 and offers some predictions for 2007. Also included is a 32-minute interview with Guido van Rossum discussing the upcoming release of Python 3000. This is the first time that backward compatibility is an issue, and Guido addresses what you need to do to prepare, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the new conversion tool, and points out the benefits of several new language features (for example, full support for Unicode strings). He also discusses the controversy and misunderstanding some of these changes have caused in the Python community, and how they're being resolved. Finally, he offers his heartfelt thanks to the Python community for "a great ride."
by Jeremy Jones
[March 09, 2007 | Discuss (5) | Python DevCenter]

Web 2.0 Podcast: Disruption Opportunity - Harnessing the Collective Intelligence
Even before he coined the term 'Web 2.0', Web 2.0 Summit program chair Tim O'Reilly was considering the notion of harnessing the collective intelligence of the web. In this podcast he moderates a panel that explores the idea that everything is connected. Panelists include craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster, former chairman of MySpace Richard Rosenblatt, Toni Schneider CEO of Automattic, the makers of the WordPress, and FaceBook CEO Owen Van Natta. This podcast is sponsored by the Intel Software Network.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[March 07, 2007 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Web 2.0 Podcast: Disruption Opportunity - Venture Capital
Web 2.0 Summit program chair John Battelle talks to two venture capitalists about investing in technology. Ram Shiram focuses on the small seed angel round of funding. His investments include Google. Roger McNamee's investments take content businesses and try to connect them directly to their audiences. This podcast is sponsored by the Intel Software Partner Program
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[February 28, 2007 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Greg Scallon on Online Printing and Books
Greg Scallon manages online printing and books for Apple's Aperture and iPhoto products. In this episode of Inside Aperture, he provides an insider's look at the book production process, including the similarities and differences between the printing services for iPhoto and Aperture. Derrick Story interviews Greg in this exclusive O'Reilly Media podcast.
by Derrick Story
[February 27, 2007 | Discuss (4) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 8: A Theme Come True
What makes a good musical theme? We ask Emmy Award-winning composer BJ Leiderman, the melodic mastermind behind NPR's Morning Edition, PRI's Marketplace, and many more irresistible tunes. Then we digitally deconstruct an original theme song to see how it works.
by David Battino
[February 23, 2007 | Discuss (7) | Digital Media]

Web 2.0 Podcast: A Conversation with Ray Ozzie
Thursday afternoon at the Web 2.0 Summit wrapped up with a conversation with Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie. A year ago Ozzie sent a famously leaked memo about how the world in which Microsoft software is released has changed. Ozzie talks to program chair John Battelle about Vista and other complex software projects. This podcast is sponsored by the Intel Software Network.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[February 21, 2007 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Web 2.0 Podcast: A Conversation with Jonathan Miller
One year ago former AOL CEO Jonathan Miller told Web 2.0 Summit program chair John Battelle that the new AOL would be truly open. At the Web 2.0 Summit 2006, Miller talks about the changes over this past year and what it has meant for revenues. This podcast is sponsored by the Intel Software Partner Program.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[February 14, 2007 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Joe Schorr on Color Management in Aperture
Joe Schorr, Apple Senior Product Manager for Aperture, covers color management in Aperture 1.5.2. Derrick Story interviews Joe in this exclusive O'Reilly Media podcast.
by Derrick Story
[February 13, 2007 | Discuss (4) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 7: Express Yourself
Expression is the soul of music. In this episode, we listen to the techniques players use to coax emotion out of electronic instruments and software.
by David Battino
[February 12, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Web 2.0 Podcast: How to Win Friends and Influence People in Washington
Web 2.0 Summit program chair John Battelle moderated a public policy discussion with Art Brodsky, the communications director of Public Knowledge, Ebay's Tod Cohen and Amazon.com's Paul Misener. This podcast is sponsored by the Intel Software Network.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[February 07, 2007 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Ben Long on Round-Tripping
Round-tripping is when you take a picture that's in your Aperture library and adjust it in an external image editor, then return the changed version to your library. Most people assume that Photoshop will be the editor of choice, but Ben Long has been working with Nikon's Capture NX, and he has some interesting ideas about round-tripping with it instead. In this latest edition of Inside Aperture, we also talk about highlight recovery and lots of other tidbits.
by Derrick Story
[February 02, 2007 | Discuss (8) | Aperture]

Web 2.0 Podcast: What GoDaddy Knows
GoDaddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons delivered a simple but powerful lesson at the Web 2.0 Summit 2006. He says that people love using computers for search and entertainment but when it comes to resolving problems or learning features people much prefer to deal with other people. This podcast is sponsored by the Intel Software Partner Program.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[January 31, 2007 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Web 2.0 Podcast: A Conversation with Ross Levinsohn
Ross Levinsohn is president of News Corporation’s Fox Interactive Media. He talked with Web 2.0 Summit program chair John Battelle talks to Levinsohn about everything from the year since his company bought MySpace to his recent concern that he didn't have a chance to bid on YouTube. This episode is sponsored by the Intel Software Network.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[January 24, 2007 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Compare, Select, and Rate
Aperture's powerful sorting tools enable photographers to cull hundreds of images quickly. This podcast features Derrick Story and Scott Bourne explaining the compare, select, and rating tools, including stacks, during a recent workshop at Macworld San Francisco.
by Derrick Story
[January 19, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Web 2.0 Podcast: The State of the Internet, Part 3
Mary Meeker returned to the Web 2.0 Summit to deliver part three of her annual State of the Internet address. Meeker is a managing director and serves on Morgan Stanley's Global Technology Research team. This episode is sponsored by the Intel Software Partner Program.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[January 17, 2007 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Macworld Keynote Report 2007
In this podcast we talk to MacDevCenter editors Bruce Stewart and Chris Stone about this year's Macworld Expo keynote by Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[January 16, 2007 | Discuss (1) | MacDevCenter.com]

Web 2.0 Podcast: A Debate on Net Neutrality
Web 2.0 Summit program chair John Battelle moderated a debate on net neutrality between Google VP and chief internet evangelist Vinton Cerf and Robert Pepper, who leads a team driving Cisco's global agenda for advanced technology policy. This episode is sponsored by the Intel Software Network.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[January 10, 2007 | Discuss (1) | O'Reilly Network]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 6: Desktop Music in Japan
From Tokyo, David Battino interviews DTM Magazine's Daigo Yokota on the state of Japanese music technology, tests Mixmeister's slick podcasting software, and explores two cool songs on the DTM DVD.
by David Battino
[January 08, 2007 | Discuss (4) | Digital Media]

Richard Kerris on Aperture Plug-In Development
Richard Kerris is a director in the Applications Division of Apple Computer. He focuses on professional photography partnerships, spending a lot of his time with third-party developers. In this edition of Inside Aperture, Derrick Story talks with Richard about the plug-in architecture for Aperture, both from programmer and photographer viewpoints.
by Derrick Story
[January 04, 2007 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Web 2.0 Podcast: A Conversation with Bruce Chizen
Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen talked with Web 2.0 Summit program chair Tim O'Reilly about the ubiquity of Flash and PDF, and the fine line that his company walks between open standards and open source. They talked about everything from eBooks and Apollo to competing with Microsoft. This episode is sponsored by the Intel Software Partner Program.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[January 03, 2007 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Joe Schorr on Aperture Sharpening and More
Joe Schorr, Apple Product Manager for Aperture, covers edge sharpening, metadata presets, and provides lots of helpful tips for working efficiently in Aperture 1.5.2. Derrick Story interviews Joe in this exclusive O'Reilly Media podcast.
by Derrick Story
[December 21, 2006 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Web 2.0 Podcast: A Conversation with Jeff Bezos
What business is Amazon.com in? Founder Jeff Bezos tells Web 2.0 Summit program chair Tim O'Reilly that there are three components. He says that everyone knows about the consumer-facing and seller-facing businesses. Bezos spent most of his time talking about the developer-facing business, with elements such as S3 (Simple Storage Service) and EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud). Amazon's goal is to take the pieces of the heavy-lifting infrastructure that don't differentiate your business from any other and provide them "by the drink" so that they change from a fixed cost to a variable cost. This episode is sponsored by the Intel Software Network.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[December 20, 2006 | Discuss (1) | O'Reilly Network]

Web 2.0 - After Dinner with Niklas Zennstrom
After dinner on day one of the Web 2.0 Summit, program chair John Battelle invited Skype cofounder and CEO Niklas Zennstrom to discuss what the changes are to Skype now that it is part of eBay. Zennstrom says that in some ways Skype is run as an independent company, but there are some constraints and advantages of being a part of the bigger company. Zennstrom explains that Skype is not about phone calls but about conversations and sharing content. Battelle asks if Skype is a friend or not with telephone and cable companies. This episode is sponsored by the Intel Software Partner Program.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[December 13, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Sal Soghoian on Automating Aperture
No one knows more about bringing automation to Aperture than AppleScript guru Sal Soghoian. In this interview, Derrick Story talks with Sal about enhancing Aperture workflow using Automator. Sal makes many great points, including that automation is the way for users to customize an app for their specific needs.
by Derrick Story
[December 13, 2006 | Discuss (0) | Aperture]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 5: Portable Recorders
Go inside the mind of guitarist and recording engineer Mark Nelson, whose unusual reviews of pocket digital recorders are top-ten Google hits.
by David Battino
[December 08, 2006 | Discuss (2) | Digital Media]

Web 2.0 Podcast: Jack Ma
In the seven years since Jack Ma co-founded Alibaba.com, the Alibaba web sites have grown to include 30 million registered members from more than 200 countries and territories. In his Web 2.0 Summit conversation with John Heileman, Ma explains some of the reasons for the sites' success. He values what he doesn't know as much as what he does know. One thing that Alibaba CEO Ma knows is the Chinese market. He talks to Heileman about what does and does not work in China. This episode is sponsored by the Intel Software Network.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[December 06, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Web 2.0 - Barry Diller and Arthur Sulzberger
Barry Diller and Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. talked to Web 2.0 Summit program chair John Battelle about publishing content online. Sulzberger is chairman of The New York Times Company which now includes NYTimes.com, Boston.com, and About.com. Diller is the chairman and chief executive officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp, and chairman of Expedia, Inc. In the second half of their discussion they turn to community created content and answered questions about its role in their various websites. This episode is sponsored by the Intel Software Partner Program.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[November 29, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Bill Frakes on Aperture
Bill Frakes is a versatile pro shooter who is widely known for his Sports Illustrated work. In this podcast interview conducted by Andrew Darlow in New York City, Bill talks about his workflow and how he manages thousands of images using Aperture.
by Andrew Darlow
[November 28, 2006 | Discuss (2) | Aperture]

Web 2.0 - A Conversation with Eric Schmidt
Google CEO Eric Schmidt joins Web 2.0 Summit 2006 program chair John Battelle for a conversation. They talk about Google's recent purchase of YouTube and the importance of video as a format. Schmidt explains why Google stood up to the request to provide end-user data. Batelle asks if Google is building an online suite to take on Microsoft Office? This first episode is sponsored by the Intel Software Network.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[November 22, 2006 | Discuss (1) | O'Reilly Network]

Web 2.0 Summit Opening Session
The week we begin with the opening session from program chairs Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle. They look back at their original notions of the ideas that make up Web 2.0 and preview many of the sessions that you will see in the coming weeks. This first episode is sponsored by the Intel Software Partner Program (www.intel.com/partner).
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[November 20, 2006 | Discuss (4) | O'Reilly Network]

More Joe Schorr on Aperture 1.5
Joe Schorr, Apple Product Manager for Aperture, digs deeper into Aperture 1.5, Apple's premier photo management application. He explains the new referenced files option and how it compares to the managed library approach. Joe also gives some great tips and discusses how you can use managed library and referenced files together.
by Derrick Story
[November 14, 2006 | Discuss (3) | Aperture]

Web 2.0 Podcast - a look ahead
The Web 2.0 Summit 2006 wrapped up last night. Two and one half days jam packed with sessions. You'll get to hear and see most of them in this Web 2.0 podcast stream. Next week Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle kick our podcast off with their look at Web 2.0. You'll then hear conversations with Google's Eric Schmidt, IAC's Barry Diller, The New York Times' Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., and Alibaba's Jack Ma. Today's podcast is a preview of coming attractions and is brought to you by the Intel Software Partner Program (www.intel.com/partner).
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[November 10, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 4: (((Echo)))
Sync and grow rich! Hear how tempo-synced effects can bring your music to life. Plus: virtual guest appearances by drummer Stewart Copeland and drum machine pioneer Roger Linn.
by David Battino
[November 09, 2006 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Lou Reed at Web 2.0
Day two of the Web 2.0 Summit 2006 began with conversations with Jeff Bezos and Bruce Chizen followed by a debate on Net Neutrality between Vint Cerf and Robert Pepper. GoDaddy's Bob Parsons gave the audience advice on running a company. Performer Lou Reed capped off the day with an after dinner set. This report is brought to you by the Intel Software Network (softwarecommunity.intel.com).
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[November 09, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Launch Pad at Web 2.0
Before the start of Web 2.0 Summit 2006, 13 companies announced new products at the Launch Pad. We take a quick look at some of them in this report from the show. This report is brought to you by the Intel Software Partner Program (www.intel.com/partner).
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[November 08, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Ken Milburn Unplugged
Take a listen. The author of Digital Photography Expert Techniques, Second Edition knew Dan Rather in college, started his career taking publicity photos of Hollywood starlets, and shot album covers for Capitol Records. Ken talks to O'Reilly staffer Sara Peyton about his career, tips and tricks, and creating the wow factor.
by Sara Peyton and Ken Milburn
[November 01, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Joe Schorr on Aperture 1.5
Joe Schorr, Apple Product Manager for Aperture, gives us an inside perspective on the development of Apple's premier photo management application. He discusses the program's evolution over the past year, then turns his focus to some of the new features in version 1.5.
by Derrick Story
[November 01, 2006 | Discuss (5) | Aperture]

Bill Atkinson Describes Dust Mapping with the ExpoDisc
Yes, the ExpoDisc works great in odd lighting situations to help you capture accurate color and clean whites. But you can also use this photo accessory for identifying color shifts across your sensor array and for creating a dust map for auto retouching. Check out this video where color expert Bill Atkinson explains additional uses for the ExpoDisc.
by Derrick Story
[October 19, 2006 | Discuss (1) | Digital Media]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 3: Singing Computers
Daisy, Daisy, make your computer sing. Listen up as we uncover sneaky new tricks for speech synthesizers and audition some amazing new singing software.
by David Battino
[October 16, 2006 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

The Way of a Digital Photography Pioneer
In Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography, the renowned photographer writes about his journey on the "bleeding edge of digital photography's evolution." In this podcast, Johnson talks to Sara Peyton about his career, photo techniques, photo ethics in a digital age, and why, for him, taking landscape photos became synonymous with caring about the wild places he wandered in.
by Sara Peyton and Stephen Johnson
[September 29, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Shooting RAW with Mikkel Aaland
We talked to Mikkel Aaland about shooting RAW when we met up with him at the MacWorld Expo in January 2006. Aaland is the author of Photoshop CS2 RAW and is an expert with working with RAW files in Photoshop, Bridge, and Adobe Camera Raw. (11:34)
by Daniel H. Steinberg and Mikkel Aaland
[September 26, 2006 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Digital Media Insider Podcast 2: The Vocoder
Hey, Cylon breath! Think vocoders are only good for robotic sound effects? Hear how top musicians are using them creatively as we dive into the expressive sounds behind four recent features.
by David Battino
[September 21, 2006 | Discuss (2) | Digital Media]

EuroOSCON Feedback
Suzanne Axtell talks to attendees and exhibitors in the expo hall at EuroOSCON 2006.(4:09)
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[September 21, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Glow, Flow, and Show
Tor Norretranders keynoted EuroOSCON, O'Reilly's European Open Source Convention. He said that the secret to life is "Glow, flow, and show." The author of The Generous Man gave examples of why people dare, care, and share in life. (3:32)

[September 20, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Gavin Starks on Saving the World
Here at Euro OSCON, O'Reilly's European Open Source Convention, Jon Mountjoy interviewed Gavin Starks about how we can save the world by reducing each of our CO2 emissions by one ton. Gavin talks about the new global charity called Global Cool. (3:32)
by Daniel H. Steinberg and Jon Mountjoy
[September 19, 2006 | Discuss (2) | O'Reilly Network]

Creating Beautiful Digital Photos the Eddie Tapp Way
Eddie Tapp, 2006 Photoshop Hall of Famer, award-winning photographer, and much sought after educator, discusses his new book from O'Reilly, "Photoshop Workflow Setups." In this interview by new O'Reilly staffer Sara Peyton, Eddie talks about his photography roots, the art of taking pictures, his new book...and why he lives by the rule of 300.
by Sara Peyton and Eddie Tapp
[September 15, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Barbara Brundage discusses "Photoshop Elements 5: The Missing Manual"
In this podcast, O'Reilly Media's Sara Peyton interviews Barbara Brundage. Barbara's an extraordinary harpist who has performed for dignitaries and celebrities around the world, including Margaret Thatcher, Tom Cruise, the Clintons, and Isaac Stern. She's also the go-to expert when it comes to using Photoshop Elements. Her brand new book, Photoshop Elements 5: The Missing Manual, is all about the just-announced version of Elements. She talks to us about the cool new tools for digital photographers and scrapbookers in this new program.
by Sara Peyton and Barbara Brundage
[September 12, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Digital Media Insider Podcast: Playing with Audio Plugins
Listen as songwriter and Pro Tools guru Gina Fant-Saez transforms a dust-dry vocal into a gorgeous soundscape by chaining four cool effect plugins, and then builds a song from scratch using only virtual instruments.
by David Battino
[September 07, 2006 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

EuroOSCON Preview
The second O'Reilly European Open Source Convention, EuroOSCON, is September 18-21 in Brussels, Belgium. Nat Torkington and Nikolaj Nyholm preview the conference in this podcast. (3:54)
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[September 01, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

George Jardine Discusses the Adobe Lightroom Adventure
George Jardine, pro shooter and Adobe Lightroom Evangelist, was part of the Lightroom Adventure team that traveled to Iceland during the summer of 2006. In this interview by fellow Adventurer Derrick Story, George talks about working with other world class photographers on location and the development of Adobe Lightroom... and how the two forces came together in Iceland.
by Derrick Story
[August 17, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

OSCON feedback
OSCON, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, is winding down. Conference publicist Suzanne Axtell took a microphone into the exhibit hall and asked various attendees and sponsors for their thoughts on OSCON. (6 minutes 07 seconds)
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[July 28, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Opening Night at OSCON
The O'Reilly Open Source Convention began with the traditional night of fun--this year featuring Larry Wall's State of the Onion, Kathy Sierra on Creating Passionate Users, and Damian Conway's geek interpretation of the Da Vinci Code. (4 minutes 33 seconds)
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[July 27, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

OSCamp at this year's OSCON
This year's OSCON includes an experimental parallel conference called OSCamp. Based on Open Space Technology, OSCamp is a place for you to announce that you will be talking about a specific topic at a particular place and time. It's a way of gathering up others who might be interested in the same thing you are. We talked to Brandon Sanders about this first OSCamp. (4 minutes, 01 seconds)
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[July 26, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Nat Torkington previews OSCON 2006
OSCON program chair Nat Torkington looks ahead to this year's O'Reilly Open Source Conference in Portland, Oregon July 24-28. (5 minutes, 47 seconds)
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[July 07, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Brady Forrest on Where 2.0
This year's Where 2.0 conference has just ended and Brady Forrest is already thinking about next year's show. Where 2.0 2007 is scheduled for June 19 and 20 back at the Fairmont hotel in San Jose. Brady co-chaired this year's conference with Nat Torkington. The pair announced that Brady will be the conference chair next year. Here's Brady's take on what stood out for him most at this year's show and what he's looking forward to next year. (1 minute, 41 seconds)
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[June 15, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

The Where Fair
After a full day of sessions at the Where 2.0 2006 conference, attendees were treated to BOFs, a pair of receptions, and the Where Fair. In this podcast we hear from three of the exhibitors at the Where Fair: Ning, Onomy Labs, and MLB Company. (5 minutes, 0 seconds)
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[June 14, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Pixie Hunt: A High-Tech Scavenger Hunt
Teams of Where 2.0 attendees hit the streets of San Jose last night on a high-tech scavenger hunt. They carried camera phones and GPS pucks as they raced to complete their tasks quickly and creatively. (4 minutes, 22 seconds)
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[June 13, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Leaving Sticky Shadows with Michael Sharon
Brady Forrest interviews Michael Sharon about leaving notes, pictures, or audio messages about places you've visited from your mobile phone in this Where 2.0 conference preview. (11 minutes, 34 seconds)
by Brady Forrest
[June 09, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Mobile Gaming with Greg Trefry and Kevin Slavin
Brady Forrest interviews Greg Trefry and Kevin Slavin about some of the mobile games that they've been working on developing and launching, in this Where 2.0 conference preview. (10 minutes, 48 seconds)
by Brady Forrest
[June 06, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Josh Peterson from the Robot Co-Op
Brady Forrest interviews Josh Peterson, CEO of The Robot Co-op, in this Where 2.0 preview podcast. Josh talks about his "network of networking sites," which includes 43 Things, 43 Places, and 43 People. At Where 2.0, Josh will be presenting 43 Places, where a user can list up to 43 places they'd like to go during their life. The site allows people to share stories about places they've been and read stories about places they'd like to visit. (13 minutes, 38 seconds)
by Brady Forrest
[May 26, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Julieanne Kost Discusses Adobe Lightroom
By now, you've probably heard that Adobe's new Lightroom application simplifies your photography workflow, especially if you shoot Raw. In this seven-minute podcast, O'Reilly editor and photographer Derrick Story interviews Julieanne, and they discuss how Lightroom could change photography as we know it.
by Derrick Story
[May 09, 2006 | Discuss (3) | Digital Media]

A Look Inside dekePod--Beware of What You Might Find
Deke McClelland introduces dekePod, his new video podcast devoted to computer graphics, digital imaging, and anything else that happens to spill out of his head. Lasting a mere five minutes (short enough to watch three times in a single coffee break), the pilot episode shows you how to scan and open money in Adobe Photoshop. I interviewed Deke to find out what's going on inside dekePod. I think you'll enjoy what he has to say.
by Derrick Story
[May 03, 2006 | Discuss (6) | Digital Media]

Pioneer Podcasters Share Insider Tips, Part 4: Top-of-the-Line Gear and How to Avoid and Fix Errors
Listen in as Jack Herrington, the author of Podcasting Hacks, chats with pioneer podcasters Doug Kaye and James Polanco. Doug is the founder of IT Conversations, the influential site that features podcasts covering important events, programs, and interviews with industry luminaries. James is the founder of "Fake Science," the popular podcast radio show covering all things digital music--news, reviews, and profiles of digital artists.
by Jack Herrington
[February 09, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

A Secret Tip for Taking Great Digital Shots
Want to impress friends and family with professional-looking photos? Professional photographer and best-selling author Derrick Story provides his favorite tip--using a flash setting--for taking great shots for better skin tone, reduced texture in the face, and adding a twinkle to the eyes.
by Derrick Story
[February 01, 2006 | Discuss (2) | O'Reilly Network]

Pioneer Podcasters Share Insider Tips, Part 3: Tips and Tricks for Editing Your Podcast
Listen in as Jack Herrington, the author of Podcasting Hacks, chats with pioneer podcasters Doug Kaye and James Polanco. Doug is the founder of IT Conversations, the influential site that features podcasts covering important events, programs, and interviews with industry luminaries. James is the founder of "Fake Science," the popular podcast radio show covering all things digital music--news, reviews, and profiles of digital artists.
by Jack Herrington
[January 25, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Pioneer Podcasters Share Insider Tips, Part 2: Tips for Recording Your Own Show
Listen in as Jack Herrington, the author of Podcasting Hacks, chats with pioneer podcasters Doug Kaye and James Polanco. Doug is the founder of IT Conversations, the influential site that features podcasts covering important events, programs, and interviews with industry luminaries. James is the founder of "Fake Science," the popular podcast radio show covering all things digital music--news, reviews, and profiles of digital artists.
by Jack Herrington
[January 16, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Connect the Video iPod to TV
Did you know you can use your Video iPod with your TV? Best-selling author Derrick Story details how you can connect the Video iPod using standard cables and share your content on a TV any time you visit with friends and family.
by Derrick Story
[January 16, 2006 | Discuss (3) | O'Reilly Network]

Macworld Podcast: Chuck Toporek on the New Macs and More
We talk about the new Macs and what might be coming next with O'Reilly senior editor Chuck Toporek.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[January 13, 2006 | Discuss (3) | MacDevCenter.com]

Macworld Podcast: Derrick Story on iPhoto
Mac DevCenter editor Derrick Story says that the news from the Macworld keynote that interests him the most are all of the improvements to iPhoto.
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[January 12, 2006 | Discuss (2) | MacDevCenter.com]

Jack Herrington Interviews Founder of Fake Science
James Polanco, founder of Fake Science, chats with Jack about his popular radio show and how he started podcasting to cover digital music news, reviews, and to showcase favorite artists. James reveals his gear setup for recording and editing the show.
by Jack Herrington
[January 09, 2006 | Discuss (0) | O'Reilly Network]

Make Sure Your Emails Make it Through
With increasingly sophisticated spam filters in place, sometimes getting your email to reach the intended recipient can be difficult. Steve Bass and Dan Tynan, authors of the Annoyances series, and PC World columnists, provide expert insights on what you should do. Dan and Steve also talk about taking control of your PC and what you can do to prevent invasions from phishers, spammers, and trojans.
by Steve Bass, Dan Tynan
[January 09, 2006 | Discuss (4) | O'Reilly Network]

Compact Digital Cameras--What to Look For
Are you in the market for a new compact digital camera, or are you looking at upgrading? Today's digital cameras come fully loaded with lots of bells and whistles, but do you really need lots of advanced features? What are the features that will benefit you the most? Professional photographer and best-selling author, Derrick Story, steps you through the latest features and provides valuable tips on what to look for.
by Derrick Story
[January 09, 2006 | Discuss (2) | O'Reilly Network]

Pioneer Podcasters Share Insider Tips: Techniques & Equipment
Listen in as Jack Herrington, the author of Podcasting Hacks, chats with pioneer podcasters Doug Kaye and James Polanco. Doug is the founder of IT Conversations, the influential site that features podcasts covering important events, programs, and interviews with industry luminaries. James is the founder of "Fake Science," the popular podcast radio show covering all things digital music--news, reviews and profiles of digital artists.
by Jack Herrington
[January 09, 2006 | Discuss (4) | O'Reilly Network]

Introduction to Camera Raw
Adobe's Camera Raw is arguably the most popular RAW-format converter available today. In this video, Deke McClelland introduces you to this tool and shows you tips for making image adjustments.
by Deke McClelland
[December 16, 2005 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

Introduction to the Variations Color Correction Tool in Photoshop
Photoshop's Variations tool simplifies color correction by presenting you with visual options in realtime. In this training video, Deke McClelland shows you how perform simple color correction quickly.
by Deke McClelland
[December 05, 2005 | Discuss (0) | Digital Media]

The Community of Web 2.0
In this 48-minute audio program from the Web 2.0 conference, Tim O'Reilly speaks with Sun Microsystems COO Jonathan Schwartz and Mozilla Foundation president Mitchell Baker about developer communities, distribution, architectures and expandability, and the value of open source.
by Daniel H. Steinberg and Chris Adamson
[November 02, 2005 | ONJava.com]

EuroOSCON: Podcast Preview
Nat Torkington is the conference co-chair of O'Reilly's upcoming European Open Source Conference. In this podcast Nat talks to us about what you can expect in Amsterdam at the October debut of EuroOSCON (7 minutes, 9 seconds).
by Daniel H. Steinberg
[September 02, 2005 | Discuss (1) | ONLamp.com]

Automator Automation - David Pogue's Podcast #3
Listen to David Pogue cover Automator workflows that can help save on computing time. Learn how to use Automator to automate backups, zip up applications, and set alarms for automatic processing. (4 minutes, 26 seconds)
by David Pogue
[August 09, 2005 | Discuss (11) | MacDevCenter.com]

Dashboard Widgets - David Pogue's Podcast #2
Listen to David Pogue cover Dashboard Widgets--what they are, how to use the Widget Bar, and what Widgets can do for you. He provides tips on some of the crazy and fun widgets available for free download. (6 minutes)
by David Pogue
[August 03, 2005 | Discuss (0) | MacDevCenter.com]

All About Spotlight - David Pogue's Podcast #1
Listen to David Pogue's secret Tiger tips for Spotlight super searches--how to use spotlight to help access your data faster, streamline searches, and even launch applications faster. (7 minutes, 6.6 MB)
by David Pogue
[July 22, 2005 | Discuss (16) | MacDevCenter.com]

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