Favorite Photography books

Everyone has a camera ... probably a digital camera or a cell phone. Most people I know who own iPhones have dropped their cameras in favor of the phone. Then, others have purchased more expensive, SLR or better, cameras and want to expand the range of their capabilities. Here's a new list of selected titles to make you a better photographer . . .
* The Photograph: Composition and Color Design
* Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography
* Create Your Own Photo Book, 1st Edition
* Great Photos - Simple Cameras
* Tone Poems - Book 1
... they also make great gifts for the photographer in your life! November 23, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Punk, Classic, Video

This issue was a lot of fun to put together -- there are some really great exhibitions going on -- and history prooves just as creative as today! Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* New Exhibition Explores Influence Of Punk Movement On Art And Graphic
* Iconic graphic designer Vaughan Oliver on Visceral Pleasures
* Students putting color back into drab Main Street building
* Behold, The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design
* Selling Design in 1942
... and more ! November 6, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : from Vignelli to PANTONE

Creativity can come when you least suspect it. These are extra juicy idea-starters! Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* This is New York: Massimo Vignelli on Childhood, Discipline, and Design
* Legend: Harry Potter's Graphic Designers Launch Fine Art Prints
* GDUSA Reader Survey: Stock Imagery is a Designer's Best Friend
* PANTONE SkinTone Guide Launched for Matching Skin Tones
* A Deluge of Design
... and more ! October 30, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : something old, something new

Looking back ... then looking forward - for creative spirits, ideas and inspiration can be found anywhere. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* The Batman '66 Project: A Graphic Design Love Letter
* 10 Illustrations From The Dawn Of Graphic Design
* Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts
* Art in Miniature
* Flying colours
... and more ! October 23, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Typography

Creativity is always about the people ... we love meeting new creatives and pick up on some creative typography. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Destill - designer / illustrator Mike Harrison
* A 40-Minute Crash Course In Design Thinking
* TeX Writer for your iPad
* Dominique will wow you
* Buckley Typographics
... and more ! September 24, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : future history

During the Typography fest, we can find lots of great ideas that cry for great typography. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Designer Identifies The PANTONE Colors Of Superheroes
* The Future Isn't About Mobile; It's About Mobility
* Graphic Design before Graphic Designers
* OU Exhibit Celebrates Book Cover Design
* The History of Cooper Black
... and more ! September 17, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Deciphering Ideas

Creative expression is everywhere ... we roll into this year's Typography fest with lots of great ideas. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Attend or organize an in-person Portfolio Review with the Behance community.
* Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets
* Edwin Tofslie's Apple Evolution Poster 2011
* Hop on the Designbuss with Erik Olovsson
* Wine and graphic design a perfect pairing
* Funding available for design, printing
* Behance Portfolio Reviews' photostream
* How is your IDEA PERCEPTION?
... and more ! September 1, 2012

Nikon DSLR learning, training

If you got the DSLR camera, then you'd better learn it well! D3s DSLR 2.0 for iOS, provides quick, easy access to information by allowing the user to "drill down" through a topic, just like using the camera menus. The app also includes a handy list of D3S Quick Specs, a troubleshooting checklist, error messages, and much more. Learn it! August 1, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Awards to Crowdsourcing

Creativity comes in many different forms. From Universities to Awards to crowdsourcing, the creative world is ever changing, as you'll see in this week's edition of Creative Tidbits July 27, 2012

CREATIVE inspiration tidbits

August is "Back to (Design) School" month, so all this month we'll be including learning, training and school references in our Creative Tidbits column. It's amazing how reading about others can spark fresh, creative ideas of your own! July 23, 2012