I’ve been a faithful user of istockphoto.com since my days in college. I can remember when nearly all their images were just a buck — but over the years their prices have continued to climb at an alarming rate. Thanks to a friend, I was recently introduced to canstockphoto.com and have really enjoyed their service. That said, [...]
I’d like to take this time to wish all my clients, friends and family a very Merry Christmas and offer a brief reminder of what Christmas is really about: “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: [...]
Carter Photography & Design has just started a Google+ Page that will be used to update users on services, current projects, photography sessions, events, websites and completed designs. You can check out the page for yourself at — https://plus.google.com/112021406012218611919/posts
I’ve recently been made aware of a website you may want to check out—DxOMark by DxO Labs ( www.dxomark.com ) provides photographers with photo equipment comparisons and ratings to assist them in their future purchases. If you are looking to buy a new lens, DxOMark might just help narrow down which lens is right for you. I [...]
There is a very slick jQuery plugin called Chosen available from the people over at Harvest that makes <select> tags more user friendly—very nice indeed.
I recently started watching the webmaster videos from Google where I ran into Matt Cutts for the first time—I know, I’m probably way behind on the times. Anyway, the videos are very informative, but what’s even more interesting is Matt himself. Check out Matt’s blog where he has some excellent posts on Google and SEO. [...]
I first saw mention of this over at Cameron Moll’s Tumblr site, cameronmoll.tumblr.com, and then a few other hits here and there on Twitter and Facebook. When I did manage to take a moment and check it out for myself, I was impressed by what I saw. Never really thinking of Google as a source [...]
With IE9 and Firefox 4 being released, there is a lot of talk on the web about browsers and what their new versions bring to the table—what impact they might have on the web developers. Six Revisions recently posted a great little article on IE9 and I recommend everyone checking it out.
Today I stumbled onto something that is amazing. Perhaps I am behind the times or I’ve managed to let this one slide right past me, but I’ve found the holy-freakin-grail! Quix is the Holy Freakin’ Grail of Bookmarklets! If you get around the web at all, you’ve probably used a bookmarklet as some point in [...]
Not everyone always has the time or ability to code a site from scratch. On occasion a ready-made template—be it HTML or CSS—can establish themselves as a real life saver. One of my regular sources for information and light reading is Speckyboy Design Magazine, and he recently posted an article entitled “25 Fresh and Professional [...]
Berrie Smith over at Digital Photography School posted information concerning the Photographer’s Survival Manual by Greenberg and Reznicki—sounds like a good book for those of us working as professional photographers here in the United States. Check out the full post on DPS.
Many people liked the Aged Photopage PSD that I offered as a free download last month, so with that in mind I decided to offer another PSD file along the same lines. This is an aged (distressed) full resolution photoalbum spread. The high-res download is 90 mb (300 dpi, 16.5″ x 11.125″, RGB). Again, there [...]
Here are 5 Free high resolution background images for you to download and use in your next project. There are no restrictions on use or distribution, although I wouldn’t mind a link-back. Just click on the individual thumbnail to download the very large full resolution jpeg from MediaFire or download the entire collection.
While looking through some of my old files, I decided to use them as free download-able resources on the website. So here is a free layered Photoshop PSD for anyone who needs an aged photopage layout. Full resolution download is 37 mb (300 dpi, 8.375″ x 11.125″, RGB). No usage limitations, feel free to pass [...]
I was messing around in Photoshop while tossing around some ideas in my head—an odd interpretation of doodling I guess. So I decided to share the resulting .psd file as a free download. I might make this into a regular habit if anyone is interested. Please keep in mind that this file was not originally [...]