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April 2012


Darkroom Resources Now Online


Have you seen the new Darkroom Software website? You may have taken a peek when we first announced it, but have you taken a really good look? The reason we ask is because there are so many organized resources we are getting a ton of compliments.
For example:

The new Knowledge Base attempts to answer your technical questions immediately
Darkroom University hosts an ever-growing collection of how-to videos and documents
The blog has all of our previously published articles and many more
In addition, the blog is organized so that you can sort through the articles, tips, news bits, and more by category
Of course, we have done this in order to remain committed to our Darkroom Users. This has been our promise since we acquired Darkroom in October of 2010 to ensure our current users remain a high priority. If you have requests of our website, please communicate with us via email or on our feedback forum.


You probably got the email from us promoting a roadshow touring the United States presented by world renowned commercial, portrait, wedding, event, everything photographer Clay Blackmore. Now that the event is nearing the halfway point, several of our staff have had the opportunity to sit in on the seminar and send back reports.
We ask our friend Bill Vahrenkamp and Darkroom's very own, K Raminiak, what they took away most from the event.
Bill Vahrenkamp attended the Fort Worth event and explains: Clay is an old friend. We went to college together. I always try to go to his seminars as he is an excellent photographer and always has really innovative ideas.
K.R. was in the back of the room during the Austin seminar: I had only heard of Clay in the PPA circles. I had seen his work, including the Kris and Bruce Jenner wedding photos, oh, twenty years ago. I was really eager to see what he was willing to share with these rooms and rooms of people.
DARKROOM: What advice really stuck with you?
Bill: The mantra of the evening was "position, light, lift and refine". Clay showed us over and over again to position the subject quickly, fix the light, lift the body and chin correctly to the light, refine everything and then shoot. The quick and simple of the mantra was really effective.
K.R.: The mantra stuck with me as well. I also recall how utterly easy he made it seem. It made me want to practice and shoot more. That also reminds me of how he talked about confidence. During the master class the models told him that the main difference between him and students was his confidence in posing them. It was succinct and self-assured.
DARKROOM: Any tips that you will use immediately?
 
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Supporting Veterans in Action
Our friend Ian Griffiths of Event Photos UK sends us wonderful news about a great educational program he was a part of that provides business skills to war veterans. Darkroom Software was featured as a "business in a box." Click here to learn more.
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