Thousands of Images, Now What? Shipping

Our brand new book Thousands of Images, Now What? is shipping. We’ve just received our preliminary copies of the book and will be sending out autographed copies to all of you who pre-ordered. The book looks great and I’m very happy with the final product. You can order autographed copies at our website for Out There Images [...]

Reader Question about Thousands of Images, Now What?

We have a new book title coming out during March 2012 called Thousands of Images, Now What? One of our newsletter readers asked a great question about the book:
Question:
Mike,
I’m fascinated with your new book to be, “Thousands of Images, Now What?” Also the cover absolutely communicates the message of the book. Very nice.
However, there seems [...]

Nik Color Efex Pro 4

Nik Software has just announced Color Efex Pro 4 and it is a fantastic upgrade to an already excellent program. The software works as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture while also working as a standalone program for JPGs and TIFFs. I’ve been testing the software for the last month or so and have [...]

Nik Announces Color Efex Pro 4

Nik just announced the new version of Color Efex Pro 4.0. It is a wonderful upgrade to their current software and allows using multiple filters at one time.
Here’s the link: http://www.niksoftware.com/colorefexpro/usa/index.php?

Metal Tulips

Creating a compelling photo with every-day subjects can be extremely difficult. Take for example, the venerable tulip. It has been photographed in every conceivable way you can imagine. I’ve seen photos of tulips splashing in water, upside down, against black backgrounds, against the blue sky, and repeating in patterns of giant fields as far as [...]

Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.0 Released

I love Nik Software products and Nik Silver Efex Pro has always been one of my favorite ways to create black and white images. Now, Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.0 has been released with a bunch of new tools such as color point technology, new algorithms and new visual presets. Their new software allows you [...]

What Aperture is “best” for scenics and landscapes?

I’ve had a lot of questions over the last couple of months regarding the “best” aperture to use for scenics and landscapes. Tradition holds that you should use the smallest lens aperture for your scenic and landscape photos. The purpose of using small apertures like f/22 is to maximize your depth. In other words, you want [...]