We asked a friend of ours recently, how he learned Photoshop. We always knew him as a writer, entrepreneur, and banker. Really.
His answer was simple really: he did the lessons, put in the work. Used the tutorials, followed the directions.
Sure, eventuallyhe supplanted all of this with a membership to NAPP, including Photoshop mag, various training DVD’s, and vigorous searching on-line.
The point is that just by owning the gear, or installing the software, you may not simply, by osmosis, learn how to get the best out of your investment for your creative pleasure. And those around you.
So, just like any exercise DVD or gear, you won’t get much out of it if you don’t actually do the lessons.
We’d like to help.
Sometimes by just pointing you in the direction of available teaching tools, sometimes by putting them in your hands
Let’s talk a moment about printing.
“An image is not a photograph, until it’s a print” – Albert Watson.
Right now the current standard for digital photo printing is Epson. But watch the others such as HP coming on strong.
Their Epson Stylus R2880 Photo Printer seems to be the preferred 13″ printer for the pro, enthusiasts and fine artists. They have introduced new inks called Ultrachrome HDR. Take a look:
Now, as every manufacturer should be doing, and many now do, Epson has set up new tools and seminars that will help you get the most out of your printer and a good deal of your photography. Makes sense, right?
For instance an excellent training program called Epson Academy, hopefully coming to a town near you, real soon.
It’s coming to Los Angeles, and we’re planning on attending. Oh yeah, we’ll report back.
Heck $50, including lunch for early (3 days before) registration? Sounds like a deal to us.
Maybe we’ll bring the Buns Of Steel DVD, and apply it directly. Sounds like we’ll be sitting for a bit. At least we’ll have buns of dvd.