Category Archives: Art & Design

Images-editing.com: Another Spammer Trying to Rip Off Photographers

The spammers from images-editing.com claim "We have skilled Photoshop designers for image apparel products, Objects (Bottles) cutout work, Jewellery, Pack shots, we work on all files format CR2, Raw files, JPEG/JPG, GIF, PNG, Tiff, PSD, HDR." Oddly enough, their web … Continue reading

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Lorum Ipsum in ROT-13

You’ll frequently read posts in ClientsFromHell.net (and if you’re not a regular visitor there you should become one*) about clients misunderstanding, and reacting badly to, standard “Lorum Ipsum” placeholder text. The solution? Use Lorum Ipsum “encrypted” with ROT-13 (a very … Continue reading

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Make a “Little Planet” 360-Degree Image the Easy Way

Making a 360° pseudo-stereographic projection from an ordinary panorama Those cool "little planet" 360° stereographic photographs are often described as being made from dozens or hundreds of photos. But that ain’t necessarily so. We’ll see here how it’s possible to … Continue reading

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Vampire Motorcycle in the Tube

Movie poster for I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle, taken somewhere in the London Underground in 1990 Someone recently brought up this movie in Reddit’s r/motorcycles forum and the memories came back immediately: I remembered seeing and photographing the poster advertising … Continue reading

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Plagiarism in Photography and Graphic Design Courses

Plagiarism in the Visual Arts Whenever you start teaching at a new college or university one of the first things you’ll have to do is attend a seminar on the institution’s academic policies, including plagiarism. I’ve been through this several … Continue reading

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New Film Rebate Downloads

I’ve just added a batch of new film frames to my collection of EPS downloads. List below. Click on any of the images above to see the full gallery. Download Links Film Frame EPS Downloads (compressed in zip format)  

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Another “Pay to be in our book” scam: “International Contemporary Masters”

Not long ago I was “invited” – via email spam, no less – to submit photographs for inclusion in the “International Masters of Photography” book. Even though I didn’t fall for that one and even though I reported it as … Continue reading

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QR Codes: Don’t Put Them on Your Web Site!

Stop it, people! Stop putting QR codes on web sites! QR codes are those now-ubiquitous 2-dimensional barcodes that appear in magazines, advertising posters, etc. like the example shown at right. Yes, I know I am, in fact, "Putting a QR … Continue reading

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Exhibit March-June 2013

I’ve just been informed that two of my photographs have been selected for an exhibit that will be taking place in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, March 28 through June 28. There will be an opening reception on March … Continue reading

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Rules for Increasing Image Size in Photoshop

There’s a lot of confusion about how and when to increase image size using Photoshop. I thought I’d clear things up by offering the rules I use: Increasing Image Size in Photoshop Rule 1 – Don’t do it. Rule 2 … Continue reading

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