Monday, December 28, 2009

Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 public beta version

Several years ago Adobe released, to rave reviews, Photoshop Lightroom a software program that allows you to quickly import, process, manage your photographs. Adobe Labs has recently made Photoshop Lightroom 3 available as a public beta version.  I downloaded it the other day and just started playing with it. So far it seems like a great alternative to Photoshop especially for everyday normal adjustement's to your photographs.  At first try it seems pretty easy to use. I have never used Lightroom but have always heard great things about it and have considered buying it since it firsts came out.  At a list price of $299 for Lightroom 2, it's also a WHOLE lot cheaper than Photoshop CS4 at $699 for the basic edition and $999 for the extended edition .
The website states that the beta version of Lightroom 3 is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2010. I'm going to guess that the official release of Version 3 will be shortly after that date.Version 2 of Lightroom is still available and can be purchased directly from Adobe (
If you are intersted in downloading a beta copy of Lightroom 3 here is the link to the website:

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Saturday, December 19, 2009


I found this video on Greg Gorman talking about his style on YouTube. It is part of  nine short videos called The Voice of the Photographer, which was created for the Annenberg Space for Photography's inaugural exhibit L8S ANG3LES: Perspectives of Eleven LA Photographers, which was held March 29, 2009 - June 30, 2009.

Here is a link to the Annenberg Space of Photography's website:

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Paella Pan outside Denia, Spain

Between Denia and Javea, Spain, there is a hillside that is covered with wild rosemary and ruins of old windmills. While walking around the area, we came across this house that had a Paella Pan leaning up against the outside wall.

Photograph by Al Milligan
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

California Sunbounce

California Sunbounce  is a manufacturer of outstanding photographic reflectors and other light enhancing products.  They have an amazing website that is jam packed full of videos and other educational resources. The videos feature Greg Gorman, Guido Karp, David Mecey, Rolando Gomez and others using the product. In addition to the videos, you can find a PDF of their product catalog along with full descriptions of all their products. It is probably one of the best photographic equipment websites I have seen. Their products are easy to use and should be part of every photographers lighting kit.

Posted by Al Milligan, Al Milligan Photography

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The 2009 Body Form Photo Show - Body Form Studio and Gallery - Boulder, Colorado

Photo by Richard Cummings,

Rick Cummings is having another Body Form Photo Show at his gallery and studio in Boulder, Colorado, starting this weekend, December 4, 2009. Below are the details of the event.

The 2009 Body Form Photo Show
December 4, 5, & 6, 2009
at the Body Form Studio and Gallery
1045 Pearl Street, Boulder
contact Rick Cummings 720.352.4096

The 2009 Body Form show is an exhibition of fine art nudes from local photographers at the Body Form studio and gallery at 1045 Pearl Street in Boulder on December 4,5,6,
The opening is from 6:00 – 10:00 on Friday December 4, with viewing hours from 12:00 – 5:00 on Saturday and Sunday December 6 and 7.

See amazing work from photographers exploring the many different ways of working with the nude; from pure form with unique perspectives to a metaphor of the human experience. All the images in the show were done at the Body Form Photo Workshop, which encourages people to explore their own vision in photography with an emphasis on working with the nude.
Rick Cummings, photographer and director of the Body Form Workshops, says "there seems to be an endless ways to work with the body. I have been photographing nudes since 1988 and I still find new images all the time."

The Body Form Studio / Gallery is conveniently located in downtown Boulder at 1045 Pearl Street. The opening coincides with the first Friday gallery openings on – December 4 with viewing on Saturday and Sunday December 6 and 7 from 12:00 – 5:00.

For more information please contact Rick Cummings 720-352-4096