On a recent vacation I realized I was looking at the scene of a stock photo we used about a year ago. Above is my version of the scene. For more details, a book recommendation, and the Exposure preset I made for the photo read the blog article.
© 2011 Valdo Peixoto.
You may recall that we showed off work from Valdo Peixoto in a newsletter last year. He turns photos into expressive art with the help of Snap Art. Recently Valdo finally showed us how he works his magic. I wrote one article that shows some good examples of his work and another that explains his technique.
We recently donated $10,000 evenly split between the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. The disasters in Japan caused us to start thinking about how to help. In the end we decided to trust these organizations to make the best use of the money rather than earmarking it for a specific purpose.
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Speaking of Flickr groups and blog articles; we made a round up article showcasing the best of our group's recent additions. Take a look.