Archive for April, 2009

Photo Lab Production Spotlight – Digital Cells

What is a digital cell? If you place an order for 2-11×14 prints, mounted and coated, 48 sheet-cut wallets, 4 coated 8x10s and 2 5×10 image galleries, how many folks do you think will be touching your photo prints?  Someone needs to print them, and someone needs to mount them, and someone needs to coat ...Read more »

The Game – photography contest extended!

During this very busy time of year, I’ve had a couple of folks show interest in joining this contest, but needed the time extended just a bit.  Of course, I want everyone to have a chance to submit an entry, so we’ll extend the contest until midnight on Thursday, and announce the winner on Friday, ...Read more »

How to rename images with an Adobe Bridge batch

Today’s post is on using Adobe Bridge to batch rename image files. Adobe Bridge is a very powerful program that many professional photographers don’t utilize in their daily workflow. Early versions of Bridge did not function as well as many would have liked. Since Adobe CS3, I use Bridge as main part of my image ...Read more »

Professional Photography Contest – The Game

On Monday, Bentley did a guest entry on the blog, explaining The Game.  If you missed it, check it out here. That will make it easier to understand today’s contest. We’re asking our readers to play The Game with us.  Send your image to  The winner will be announced on Monday. The word that ...Read more »

The Game – Practicing Your Photography Skills

The Game (an exercise in technical creativity) Jeff and I tend to travel just a little. Often when we have a few minutes of “down time” we wander the neighborhood and photograph what ever interests us. On one such excursion, we asked, why are we out taking photos? What can we do to make this ...Read more »

Behind the scenes in our photo lab’s customer service dept – the phone system

Most of our photo lab’s customers talk to a customer service representative occasionally, and some call us at least once per day. Unless you ask for someone specific, your call goes through our system for the “first available”representative. When someone takes a tour of our photo lab, they always find this board interesting, so I ...Read more »
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