Photo Zines – How + Why To Make Them

Photo zines! Small, self published presentations of your photographic works – how and why to make them? I tell you about my experience with copy machine photo zines and Blurb trade books and show you samples of both, then get into why zines are a great option for presenting your photography in a physical way to your audience.

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Adobe Character Animation Panel at San Diego Comic-Con International

When I made “Innocence of Seduction” in 2016, it was a total labor of love- it combined my love of Golden Age comics weirdness, old timey radio dramas and a collage aesthetic, largely made possible because of Adobe’s Character Animator software.  I posted the work on Adobe’s forum and by virtue of having a big fan on Character Animator’s development team, I was invited to take part in a “Motion Comics” panel at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!  The panel is at 1 P.M. on opening day, Thursday July 20th, but you can check out the short film Innocence of Seduction here…

…and my corresponding tutorials on how I made the film, and operate within Character Animator, are on my Udemy instructor site!

See you all at Comic-Con International!

 

 

 

Free Photography + Design Classes On Skillshare Through Today

The Skillshare video teaching platform has Premium classes, which students need a membership to access, and Free ones, which can be viewed without a membership.  I have 4 of my classes set to Free through today:

Creative Image Transfer For Photographers and Crafters

Build Your Creative Cloud Asset Library With Adobe Capture

Design A Character Based On An Ancient Culture

Speed Up Your Photography Workflow With Adobe Lightroom

See you in class!

 

Build Your Adobe Creative Cloud Asset Library with Adobe Capture – A Skillshare Tutorial

My Skillshare class Build your Creative Cloud Asset Library With Adobe Capture covers how to use a wonderful phone app, Capture, to create line work, patterns, make video filters and sample color schemes from images.  These assets all plug in to Adobe desktop apps- Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, you name it!  Capture has completely changed the way I make art, so much I was compelled to make a Skillshare tutorial about it!

See you in class!

Build Your Creative Cloud Asset Library With Adobe Capture CC

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My latest class on tutorial site Skillshare features the free Adobe app Capture and covers how to integrate it into your Photoshop/ Illustrator/ Premiere etc. workflow using Adobe’s Library function.

Capture is probably my most used Adobe mobile app.  It lets you make line art, color palettes, patterns, video filters and brushes out of whatever photograph or graphic you throw at it.  I’ve been using it in my short films and music videos to have background patterns, make costumes for characters, reduce old low-res comics to animatable line art pieces, and keep track of my character’s color schemes without having to reopen and resample colors.

The class is free for the first 25 signups- no Skillshare membership necessary!

Any requests for future tutorials?  Let me know in the comments!

Travelogue: Macedonia Pt. 5

Travelogue: Macedonia Pt. 5

Mare (pronounced “Mar-ay”) was an old family friend of my wife who we ran into in Macedonia while she was at work at the bus ticket booth. The ticket booths are these green cubes that have oval doors and are really curious looking to an inexperienced American like me. I was able to get a few shots of photogenic Mare inside her booth, which was so chockfull of culture (tape deck radio, patterned curtains, calendar, etc.) I couldn’t help but get some images I loved. I’m really grateful that I have an outgoing wife who knows people, the language, and gets me access to these unique scenarios.

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