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CrossProcess 2.0: Elegantly Messing Up Colors Since 2010

February 20, 2012 - By 

CrossProcess 2.0 for iOS launched over the weekend. We added some new features including a photo history that shows the last few photos taken without going out to the photo roll. Also new is the ability to post directly to twitter from within the app. You can see some of the shots I have been taking with it on my road trip over the last few days over at Don’t use boring filters. Mess up your photos with style.

Lake Tahoe taken with CrossProcess 2.0

Visit The Official CrossProcess Site


Vintage Film For Looks is Now Only $69

October 21, 2011 - By 

Yep, if you have ever thought about ever getting my Vintage film for Looks, now is the time. It’s now only $69 down from it’s original price of $99. What’s more, you can now get ALL 17 of the guru presets from Red Giant for only $499. This includes Vintage Film For Looks and tons of other hand made presets, templates, looks, and training from industry-leading designers with decades of experience.

We are talking about really REAL designers here. Not just a nerd with a blog like me. Great artists like Harry Frank, Stu Maschwitz and Nando Costa have Packs that are included in the Guru Bundle.

What is Nick Campbell’s Vintage Film For Looks?
Red Giant asked me to create a set of looks for their Magic Bullet Looks, Quick looks and Photo looks. I have been creating different color corrected looks for photos, video and iphone apps for years, than they thought it may be a good idea to share all of those looks with you with a full set of presets that you could use in your projects. So, I did. Now, I use it all the time. Here are a few videos of it in action.

Every Filter From Vintage Film For Looks

Color Correcting 3D Renders

How to Color Correct Your Footage Using Vintage Film for Looks

Recent Video I Made Using Vintage Film For Looks

Learn more about Vintage Film For Looks

Learn More About The Guru Suite


ShakeItPhoto And Polaroid: Together At Last

April 20, 2011 - By 

I am so so so happy to announce that ShakeItPhoto now has the option to take Classic White Border Polaroid photos. Now that the days of buying 600 film are over, you can still shoot classic Polaroid Photos with ShakeItPhoto 2.0. It’s on sale now at the iTunes App Store for only 99 tiny cents. Buy now before the price goes WAY up to a whopping $1.99 next week.


My New Guru Presets for Red Giant: Vintage Film For Looks

August 3, 2010 - By 

I’m so happy to announce my first GURU pack for red giant called “Nick Campbell’s Vintage Film for Looks.” Based off the vintage feel of my iPhone apps, these presets were made to add timeless tone and instant vintage color correction to your projects or photos. What’s really cool, is that these presets work anywhere Magic Bullet works including After Effects, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro. Check out the links below to see all of the presets in action and a quick video I made to show you how to use the Presets with 3D renders. I’m so excited to see this finally out. I have been working on it for a while now and it’s so great to finally be able to share it with you guys.

Check Out All of the Presets


New iPhone App, CrossProcess

February 23, 2010 - By 

I’m really excited to announce my new iPhone app called CrossProcess that came out today at the App Store. I would LOVE to hear what you think about it.

Best Of SlideShow

CrossProcess Blog

Flickr Group

Buy it Now


Why I Switched from Apple Aperture to Adobe Bridge

September 29, 2009 - By 

You may have noticed during my most recent tutorials and in my new Photoshop training, I have been using Bridge instead of my old standby, Aperture. Many of you have asked why I made the switch. Well, here are the top 11 reasons I switched from Apple Aperture to Adobe Bridge along with a video to explain it all.

  • 1. Workflow: Aperture is an island.
  • 2. Backup: Confusing and untrustworthy backup solution.
  • 3. Other Apps: I use photoshop for everything.
  • 4. Version Control: Aperture saves too many versions when going back and forth to Photoshop.
  • 5. Organization: My old way of organizing (by folders) made more sense to me.
  • 6. Cluttered: Too easy to get Filled up with old projects.
  • 7. Performance: Slow to launch and hangs often
  • 8. Cost: Bridge is free with Photoshop. Aperture is $199
  • 9. Batch Processing: Bridge allows me to use Actions from Photoshop when preforming batch processing.
  • 10. Versitility. Bridge works with more than just photos.
  • 11. Color Correction: CURVES!!!


Best of “Upside Down” Five Second Projects.

August 18, 2009 - By 

Great Great stuff this week! Thanks to everybody that entered the latest theme. I will announce the new one soon. In the mean time, check out some of my favorites below, or check out all of the entries at or at the Flickr Group. Great work everyone!!! Also, thanks to everyone that posted in the new photo section. Any ideas for the next theme?




Every Photo Shot For The Conan O’Brien Title Sequence

August 10, 2009 - By 

Here is every shot that I took for the Conan O’brien opening. The blinking scenes are shot bracketed so we had full control over the exposure in post. I just sequenced them, un-color-corrected in After Effects for posterity. See if you can find the shots that ended up in the final Conan O’Brien Title Sequence.

UPDATE: Some of you have been asking for some specs from this photo shoot. Here are all the sexy numbers.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lenses: Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8f, 85mm D 1.4, 50mm 1.4f, 20mm f2.8
Shots Taken: 6,250 Photos, 47GB of space
Shots Sequenced in After Effects
Techniques used: bracketing, time lapse, rack focus (technique tutorials coming soon)

Check out my Timelapse and Bracketing Technique Tutorial


ShakeItPhoto Version 1.1 Update

July 16, 2009 - By 

I’m really excited to announce that the new ShakeItPhoto V1.1 was just approved and is for sale at the Apple Store. The new version allows you to process existing photos in your camera roll though the application. Also, You can shoot as fast as you need with the new multi-threading technology. No waiting and shaking if you don’t want to. iPod Touch users can also now use ShakeItPhoto. Of course, the cropping issue on the 3GS was fixed as well as some other small wiggles and bumps.

Please upgrade if you have the original or for darn sakes, if you haven’t bought it yet, please do at the Apple App Store. I would love to hear your feedback on the new verson. Please leave a comment at the iTunes store for the new version and drop me some words or your ShakeItPhotos in the comments as well.

ShakeItPhoto Sites
Photo Shake Down

ShakeItPhoto Facebook Fan Page

Flickr Best Of ShakeItPhoto Page

The camera poster in the video is out of print, but you can get a poster from Rod Hunting and other great artists at the Post Family Shop.

Close Up Bulbs

Multiple Shot


How Good is the New iPhone 3GS Camera – Ummm, It’s Really Great!

July 8, 2009 - By 

I wanted to post some shots taken with the new iPhone 3GS. I have been really impressed with the quality from the new camera and lens. It’s a wider angle lens so that helps take better landscape. The macro focus is super useful (especially for taking photos of beer labels.) The touch to focus feature is brilliant.

What really blew me away though is the fact that the touch point on your photo also regulates exposure and color temperature. Check out the image below to see the difference. I took a photo of a back lit subject with this feature. This is huge! With the old iPhone cameras, backlit photos were impossible. Now, just touch on the person’s face and take your shot. Check out some of the shots below all taken with the new camera. I even have a full-rez version that you can download below too.

Lastly, I wanted to show you a little behind the scenes with the new version of my iPhone app, ShakeItPhoto. We have uploaded version 1.1 that is fully compatible with the new camera on the 3GS to Apple and are waiting for them to approve it. Until then, I wanted to share the results with the new version that features the full cropping. The new wide angle lens really helps get more in the shot when taking ShakeItPhotos. Plus, the better quality lens and images really show themselves when processed through the App. Enjoy.

Raw 3GS Shot

Download the Full Rez Image

Processed in Photoshop

Touch to Expose and Focus Example

Shake It Photo Examples


Cedar Point Flickr Set

July 6, 2009 - By 

Here is the photo set from my trip to Cedar Point Coaster Con last month. All the shots were taken with my Olympus-XA (it’s kinda like a Lomo.) The film was old Kodak Elite Chrome that was cross processed at Walgreens. For the record, we rode every roller coaster at Cedar Point at least once and rode the front on most. Over 40 coaster rides total. It was a really fun trip. Enjoy!


How I Became a Photographer. My Interview With Michael from PetaPixel

June 18, 2009 - By 

Can’t see the video? Go to

In this interview. Michael Zhang from asks me about my journey into photography and how I got started with my first photoblog.

Other questions include…

  • Could you tell me a little about yourself and your background in photography?
  • When did you first become interested in visual arts?
  • Why did you pick the name greyscalegorilla?
  • In what ways has your photoblog changed your life?
  • What was your first camera?
  • What equipment do you use?
  • Why Nikon instead of Canon?
  • If you had to pick only one body and one lens, what combination would you choose and why?
  • Can you describe your workflow? (from camera to web)
  • What is one thing you’ve learned that has had the biggest positive impact on your photography?
  • What would you most like the opportunity to photograph?
  • What is the question you’re asked most regarding photography?
  • Who are your favorite photographers?
  • If you could choose one photographer to be interviewed by PetaPixel, who would it be and why?

Want to read instead? Here is the full transcribed interview over at PetaPixel.