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Archive for December, 2009

Best Photo Hacks of 2009

I ran across this wonderful article on lifehacker titled Most Popular Photography Hacks of 2009. He shares a lot of great tips and tricks for getting more out of your camera. Here is a quote: Software and Photoshop tricks are great, but they’re a poor substitution for [Read More]

Euro Casting 2009 Results

Euro Casting 2009 Results

The final selection from the Laguna Beach Bikini Euro 2009 Model Search Tour. [Read More]

Moving to LA: Total Cost of Living

Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings! In my last article I wrote about the cost of renting in Los Angeles when you move here for your acting career. I wrote then that I would write more about the cost of living in LA. Well here is part two. I’ll go over the [Read More]

Happy New Year and Auld Lang Syne

Happy New Year and Auld Lang Syne

Photo by Rasputin (Фото в Григорий Ефимович Распутин) Aljona rings in the New Year in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. “This is Broadway, the great white way, part of the world’s most exciting city–New York– and it’s time [Read More]

Giant flower sculpture in Buenos Aries

Giant flower sculpture in Buenos Aries

Photo courtesy of Amazing Travel Photos This article you are looking for High-School Cheerleader Fired for Posing for Playboy has been moved. To see why, read Where Did My Favorite Article Go? [Read More]

New Webcam Camera for Christmas

New Webcam Camera for Christmas

The original webcam we had was a Logitech E1000 that was purchased at Tesco department store in Prague for about 500 crowns. It almost immediately started acting flaky like it had a bad connection. Finally today I hooked up a high-end video camera to use as the webcam. This [Read More]

Silver Dress Tease-O-Rama

Silver Dress Tease-O-Rama

Photo courtesy Pictor Photo Archive Bettie teases in her short silver mini dress, white thigh-high stockings and black patent leather 6-inch heels. Doesn’t our model bear a some resemblance to the notorious Bettie Page? The Notorious Bettie Page The original Betty [Read More]

Where to Eat: The Feve in Oberlin, Ohio

Where to Eat: The Feve in Oberlin, Ohio

All photos courtesy of Amazing Travel Photos Last fall when I was visiting the midwestern U.S. I spent a few days at Oberlin College in Ohio. Oberlin College, a small liberal arts college, is located in tiny Oberlin, Ohio about 50 miles from Cleveland. The college dominates [Read More]

Popular Fauxtography Magazine

Popular Fauxtography Magazine

Digging through our files we found this early magazine that was devoted to the digital darkroom–Popular Fauxtography from January 1995. It had articles and tutorials devoted to computer image processing. At that time Photoshop 3.0 had recently been released, which [Read More]

Little Saint Nick visits Laguna Beach

Little Saint Nick visits Laguna Beach

Santa Claus in Laguna Beach. Then The Beach Boys sing their Chrismas song Little Saint Nick. [Read More]

Cover Model Alena W.

Cover Model Alena W.

from Czech Republic. [Read More]

Baby’s In Black

Baby’s In Black

Photo courtesy Pictor Photo Archive Oh dear, what can I do? Baby’s in black and I’m feeling blue, Tell me, oh what can I do? –Baby’s In Black, John Lennon & Paul McCartney One rule of fashion is you can never go wrong with basic black. This [Read More]

The Art of Fauxtography

With the widespread use of Photoshop among photographers, graphic designers and other image creators, it seems like a new art form has developed. The creations begin life as photographs, but are highly manipulated using digital compositing and digital painting techniques. [Read More]

James Cameron’s Avatar Trailer

Here are the coming attractions for James Cameron’s new movie Avatar. It is shot in 3-D and you can even watch it on the IMAX screen. This is a must see movie this season. You do not want to miss this. AVATAR takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our [Read More]

Feliz Navidad!

Feliz Navidad!

Aljona gets in the Christmas spirit and Jose Feliciano sings Feliz Navidad. [Read More]

Burl Ives: Holly Jolly Christmas

Burl Ives: Holly Jolly Christmas

Burl Ives sings Have A Holly Jolly Christmas in the 1964 clay-mation Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Chrstmas special. [Read More]

Exploring Journalism: The Elements of Journalism

Exploring Journalism: The Elements of Journalism

Journalists have been trying to define their place in the publishing industry since long before Benjamin Franklin first published Poor Richard’s Almanac in 1732. Just after Watergate, journalists reached perhaps the highest level of respect and admiration in American [Read More]

Maxim Cover with Olivia Munn

Maxim Cover with Olivia Munn

The latest cover of Maxim has generated some controversy. The cover shot of Attack of the Show co-host Olivia Munn by photographer Miko Lim apparently is not up to the standards of some photographers. On some online message boards, there were lengthy discussion about the [Read More]

USA Hostels San Diego

USA Hostels San Diego

When you visit San Diego, the best area to stay is the Gaslamp Quarter. Located downtown it is where many of the cities restaurants and entertainment venues are located. It is also within walking distance of many of the main sights including Petco Park, the Embarcadero, [Read More]

Una Cervesa, Por Favor: Corona Extra

Una Cervesa, Por Favor: Corona Extra

Photo courtesy the author As I write this, I am sitting in my living room in southern California drinking a Corona. It was on sale at Ralph’s Supermarket. Twelve 12 oz. bottles for $9.99. That works out to 83 cents per 12 oz. bottle, not a bad price. The clear bottle [Read More]

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