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Upcoming Photoshop Workflow Video Suggestions Help

June 2, 2009 - By 

Hi everybody! I was wondering if you could help me out with some suggestions for an upcoming Video Tutorial. I am writing up an outline for my first “full length” tutorial package tentatively called “Photoshop Workflow for Digital Photographers.” I was wondering if you could post your feedback on what YOU would like to see in a full tutorial about image processing in Photoshop. Please Please Please leave a comment with any feedback or suggestions about what I should include in the series. Also, what are your thoughts about having a paid-for product on the site? I will continue to post free tutorials for sure. I just wanted to be able to put time into longer-form, project based training as well. Any feedback is highly appreciated. Thanks!


Camera Bag Full of Gear – All of my Best Nikon Cameras and Lenses

May 21, 2009 - By 

We have all seen it, but now it’s my turn. Watch me do that thing where people pull all of their gear out of their camera bag. People always ask what gear I use. Here is a easy way to show you not only all my lenses and accessories, but also talk about some quick tips and how I use each piece of gear.

My Gear
Nikon D700: My photos taken with the D700.
Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8f Review
Nikkor 85mm D 1.4: Review
Nikkor 50mm 1.4f Review
Nikkor 20mm f2.8
Nikkor 300mm 4.5
Nikkor 55mm Macro
Ray Ring Flash: Review
Nikon SB-600 Flash
Nikon MB-D10 Multi Power Battery Pack
Lacie Rugged Hard Drive
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW
Nikon MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord
Gorilla Pod
Flip Mino HD

In the Buying Mood?
Like something you see? Check out more of my gear and recommend products and gear over at my Gorilla Goods – Amazon Store. Yeah, I get a small cut of anything you purchase, but if you’re gonna buy it anyway, help me support my growing bandwidth bills will ya?


GSG Cast – Flip HD Mino Wide Angle Adapter and LA Update

May 13, 2009 - By 

I found this cool little wide angle lens for the Flip HD Mino. It has a magnetic ring that attaches around the Flip’s lens to make attaching and removing a simple process. It’s a little blurry in the corners, but I really like the wider view. Check out the video to see the lens in action.


ShakeItPhoto Photo Winner: Ron Lemise

May 4, 2009 - By 

Congrats to Ron Lemise! He’s the May 4th Winner of the ShakeItPhoto Contest. Take a look at his posterous site “As Seen By Ron” or his flickr account. In a couple shots, Ron took his photos one step further by using this protective iPhone case that has a built-in close-up lens along with the ShakeItPhoto app. Together they produced really great images. Ron has some really outstanding photos but the one that stood out the most was the one of his daughter sliding. I chose “Eliana Enjoys the Summer Like Weather” as the winner. Ron has set the bar pretty high with this colorful shot. Don’t forget to post your best shots to the ShakeItPhoto: Best Of flickr group to be eligible for future contests.

What’s this all about anyway?
Every now and then I will be featuring a ShakeItPhoto photo that I think is outstanding by posting it on as well as I will also feature the winner’s website on my blog . This will be a fun way to get a little more exposure for ShakeItPhoto and for you – whether you’re a photographer, designer, or pornstar.

To enter the contest:

  • Get ShakeItPhoto (if you haven’t already)
  • Take some great pics with your iPhone using the app
  • Submit them to the ShakeItPhoto: Best Of flickr group (Only one photo per person, per day)
  • I will notify you if you’re the winner and you will get your website and winning photo featured on GSG and shakeitphoto.


GSG Cast: ShakeItPhoto and How to Set up a Photoblog in 5 Minutes

April 20, 2009 - By 

In today’s cast, I show you a demonstration of my new Photography iPhone App, ShakeItPhoto.. I also show you how to set up your own Posterous account so you can photo-blog directly from your iPhone. If you are using ShakeItPhoto, drop a link in the comments to your photos. I love seeing them. Thanks!

Buy ShakeItPhoto at the iTunes Store

Official ShakeItPhoto Site

My Posterous ShakeItPhoto Blog

Alexia’s Posterous ShakeItPhoto Blog


ShakeItPhoto Launches

April 16, 2009 - By 

It’s been 3 months in the making and 3 months of waiting for Apple approval, but wait no more… ShakeItPhoto is ready for download at the iTunes App store for the low price of 99 cents. Take a photo and shake it like a polaroid to make it develop! I have been having a ton of fun with the app at my Posterous Blog and on Flickr.

I would love to hear what you think of it. A review or two would be helpful too (I love feedback!) We are really excited about this app and can’t wait to hear what you have to say. What are you waiting for?

Take it, Shake it, Share it!
Cheesy tag-line eh?


Simple HTML Tips Posted Above the Google Chicago Urinal

March 26, 2009 - By 

Click the image for full size.

What the Google Chicago Employes read when they pee. I picked up a tip or three.


Sweetheart Brigade Photo Set

March 2, 2009 - By 

Shots from the Sweetheart Brigade show this Saturday. My friends can sure put on a show! I only had my point and shoot with me, but some heavy post-processing transformed the shots into something that approximates the energy level in that room. Proof that you don’t need your DSLR everywhere you go to take great photos.

Download their new EP at the Sweetheart Brigade Site.

Favorite Songs: (Get up offa that Thang) Woo and Striped Shirt


Ring Light Love – Ray Ring Flash Review

February 26, 2009 - By 

The Good:

  • Great effect
  • It looks more natural than a strobe
  • Attention-getting looks
  • Lightweight
  • Makes everyone look hot
  • Robust construction
  • WAY cheaper than a powered ring light.

The Bad:

  • Rubber wedges are awkward to use
  • Doesn’t work well with long lenses

Highly recommended for event and portrait photographers.

Sample Shots:

Shots taken with the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF

Shots taken with theNikon 50mm f/1.4D AF

Shots taken with the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF

Product Page
Available on Amazon


So Simple: Posterous Polaroid Blog

January 16, 2009 - By 

I have been using posterours for a few days for my new Polaroid blog. What a fantastic piece of online software. No setup required. Just send an email to and your blog is started. Super simple. Now, I just take photos with my iPhone and email the result to make a post. Other sites, take note. This is how simple it should be.


Flickr Slideshows

January 15, 2009 - By 

Wow, has this always been available? The Flickr slide show is wonderful and flexible. So easy to use and post. Here are some of my favorite Flickr Sets.


Know Your Rights: Photographers Rights

January 13, 2009 - By 

Be prepared and know your rights when you go out shooting. More than ever, cops and security are suspicious of people with “real” cameras. Print your Photographers Rights out and have it in your camera bag. You will be glad you have it next time something like this happens to you.