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I did finish watching the HBO mini-series Chernobyl and plan to write a post about it tomorrow. In the meantime, yesterday I saw the trailer for Once Upon a Time in . . . Hollywood and it triggered a few things. A few days ago a friend of mine was in outside his midcentury home in […]

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“What is the cost of lies? It’s not that we’ll mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.” Opening lines of HBO’s Chernobyl I’m going to finish watching the five-part series Chernobly in the next day or two and […]

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Though Photoshop World 2019 in Orlando ended a few days ago I’m just getting to my final post on the conference because I had a Photoshop hangover. After the last session I attended I was walking in the large hallway to leave and happened to run into Scott Kelby and meet him for the first […]

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One of the classes I attended today at Photoshop World Orlando was given by New York model turned photographer Peter Hurley who specializes in headshots. Here are a couple of his YouTube videos with over six millions of views just on two basic techniques that will help with your headshots—no matter what side of the camera you’re […]

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“Train your mind to see ordinary things is a unique way.” Lindsay Adler I went to several workshops today at Photoshop World Orlando 2019 including an inspirational talk by New York fashion photographer Lindsay Adler. Here are two online videos she mentioned that show how some of her work was influenced by Hollywood. One being the […]

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Today was my first day attending Photoshop World Orlando 2019 and I took a four hour workshop with Adobe Evangelist Terry White. If you’re a content creator looking for some free tutorials on Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, etc.  check out Terry’s YouTube channel (and join his 464,000+ subscribers).   Scott W. Smith

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Author Neil Gaiman was once on his blog was once asked what words or quote would he inscribe “on the wall of a public library children’s area” and this is the core of his answer from his essay Just Four Words (found in his book Stories: All-New Tales) mixed with his Masterclass on storytelling: I’m […]

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“The thing that I tell young writers—and by young writers, a young writer can be any age you just have to be starting out—which is anything you can do can be fixed. What you cannot fix is the perfection of a blank page. What you cannot fix is that pristine, unsullied whiteness of a screen […]

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“Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: ‘Love. They must do it for love.’” Wendell Berry Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food The Biggest Little Farm is an extraordinary film. The documentary directed by John […]

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