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07
Sep
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Portrait

I’m adding portraits as one of my many talents. Ethan (actually Ethan’s Mom) is submitting this image to local talent agencies. Watch out Chicago – we have a possible new kid talent.

Ethan is a future Boys Youth Talent

25
May
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Monkey Business – New digital imaging work

I’ve been joking around with clients who ask me what I did to this image. I tell them I composed in the calculator on the desk.

Here’s a recent image I created combining three stock images. The office scene, gorilla and the headset. The image was designed rough by the extremely talented designer/art director that I was working with. We produced 16 different images in all for a series of office product catalog covers. I’ll post some more later.

The stock photos are credited to iStock and Getty images.

Gorilla sitting at his desk talking on the telephone.

Here’s the LINK to all the covers.

13
Apr
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iPhone photo

13
Apr
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New Photoshop art

Here’s a new image I created. It’s a cool sleek design. Check it out.

lande photoshop manipulation

23
Oct
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Chicago Maxwell Street 1926

I just stumbled across this newspaper clipping my father gave me. The story goes my father was told that his Grandfather had a department store back in the day on Maxwell Street. Although this was the story, he never saw a picture of it and never really knew if it was true. Well on April 27th, 2006 the Chicago Tribune published a picture that actually shows the store. How cool is that?
maxwell_mlande_1

06
Oct
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Batch change file names with Apple Script

AppleScript Editor Script menu

AppleScript Editor Script menu

A friend and I were talking and she asked if I know how to change a batch of file names. I mentioned it’s simple with the Script Menu.

Is your Script menu in your menu bar? Here’s how to turn it on. Launch Apple Script Editor (~/Applications/Utilities/AppleScript Editor). In preferences choose “Show Script menu in menu bar”.

Now select all the files you want to rename, go to the Script menu:

Finder Script

Replace Text in Item Names

in the dialog box select “File Names”

in the dialog box “Enter text to find in the item names:” type the part on the name you want removed

in the dialog box “Enter replacement text:” type the new name

Do you want to just remove part of all the file names? You can do this too. Don’t insert any text in the last dialog box “Enter replacement text:”.

Alternatively if you choose the Script “Add to File Names” you can add text as prefix or suffix to your files.

Have fun and be careful with this. There’s no undo!

26
Aug
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What’s up with Microsoft Expression Media?

Has Microsoft killed a great product? The professional photographers who rely on this product to manage their extensive image libraries are extremely worried. No news from Microsoft as to the future of this great product.

Microsoft bought iView Media Pro and rebranded it as Expressions Media. They add a feature new features and a few new bugs. Now it looks to be end of life for iView. Hey iView team. Buy it back and photographers will continue to support you.

Now with Snow Leopard being release this Friday does Expressions Media run well?

Here’s a interesting thread on Microsofts forums: http://bit.ly/4zlCM2

Peter Krogh talks about Expressions Media recently on the Podcast “Martini Hour” with Deke McClelland and Colleen Wheeler here: http://bit.ly/DGHIJ

25
Aug
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Twitter involved in Conspiracy Theory!

Twitter involved in Conspiracy Theory!

Twitter involved in Conspiracy Theory!

27
Jul
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Walgreens selects Arc Worldwide

Congratulations Arc!

Today on Ad Age:

Read about it here: http://bit.ly/JebQ4

27
Jul
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calibrate your MacBook or MBP battery

Apple is replacing my defective battery under applecare. Awesome! That saves me $129.00. I found out it’s a good idea to calibrate your battery on a regular basis.

Here are the steps straight from Apple.

1. Run the computer on battery power until you get the low level warning.

2. Let the computer shut the display off on its own, it will then start to run on reserve power.

3. Close the lid and let it sit for four or five hours until the sleep indicator light that flashes goes off. It is now completely dead.

4. Plug it in and charge it fully until the light on the adapter goes green. Do not use the computer when charging fully for calibration.

5. Calibration is complete when light on adapter goes green.

-Do this every other month, or every month if the computer is rarely taken off the charger.

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