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Bea-utiful Flickr set from Bea Rigby’s sabbatical in Bolivia and Peru. I like the thumbnails as a set almost as much as the individual photos.
We missed you Bea— welcome back!

posted by ted on Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 · 0 comments

Reflections of Christ is a wonderful project of photos depicting the life of Jesus Christ. There is just something about the images being photos instead of paintings that make them feel different to me. It brings life and reality to the scenes much as Lamb of God did when I first saw it. It is rare that a YouTube video can allow you to feel the spirit, but this one will definitely move you if you allow it to.

These photos are part of a traveling display that is currently at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City until Nov 7, 2008.

posted by aaron on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 · 1 comment

The photography of William Hundley, thanks Evan.

(more cheeseburgers)

posted by sam on Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008

The Rolleiflex The MiniDigi AF 5.0. For the astute (or perhaps style conscious) digital photographer.

posted by cameron on Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

This photo is hilarious. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and veteran musician David Byrne, in a Wired article on the Real Value of Music (photo by Wired’s James Day). Somehow this is an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Dilworth.

posted by jason on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2007

posted by foster on Tuesday, Aug 21, 2007

Stupid CS3 Trick #1: 9 slice scaling

The title is misleading; in reality, this is Tip #1 in CS3 for Dummies. I am a self-admitted CS3 novice, so it’s possible that this trick and others that follow may be old hat to many of you. But based on the volume of oohs and aahs at Web Design World, I’m guessing not. Anyway—let’s get on with it: How to scale pictures (or dialog boxes or screenshots or fill-in-the-blank) without squashing or shrinking the stuff you want preserved.

A few days ago, I posted a picture of me and a seagull that was flying alongside a ferry:

Aside from the obvious question of why I wanted the picture taken (maybe John can explain the allure), there may be various reasons why I want to scale this picture: to fit it in a smaller slot; to hide imperfections, etc. But what if I just want to get the seagull closer to my pointing finger? (Again, ask John why.)

I could do some cropping and cutting, pasting and blurring, but is there an easier way that will still look like the picture is natural and unaltered?

One answer is Fireworks’ 9 slice scaling. With this technique, only a section of the photo is scaled, even though the entire picture is selected. In this case, I set the cloudy area between my finger and the seagull to scale, leaving the bird and me unsquashed and unshrunk:

Not bad, and not very hard. The only tricky part is realizing that you must first convert the image to a “symbol”, which seems pretty cryptic to me. Pun intended. But it takes seconds to do, though I admit I did try several different boundaries for my scaling area, before I found the one I liked best.

This technique was demoed for us at Web Design World by a member of the Adobe Fireworks team. The context there was not photos but dialog boxes. Say you want to scale an empty dialog box, but not the buttons or tabs attached to it. Just set the 9 slice scale to include those areas that have no buttons, tabs, or text. Voila—scalable dialogs without squashed or shrunken elements.

The fact that it works on seagulls too was just an unexpected perk.

posted by ted on Thursday, Aug 02, 2007

Where I wish I were in winter…

posted by ted on Thursday, Jan 04, 2007