Summer Days

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Blog, Lifestyle, Linux, Models, Portraits | 7 Comments
Summer Days

I have spent so much time learning how to take good photos under hideous fluorescent lights and various low-light situations, I almost forgot how great it is to work with natural sunlight. I wanted to experiment with back-lit photos when the sun is low because it isn’t something I do often.

Switch from Photoshop to GIMP: Tips From A Pro

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 in Blog, Linux | 104 Comments
Switch from Photoshop to GIMP: Tips From A Pro

Over six months ago, I stopped using Adobe Photoshop and switched to GIMP for all my personal photography projects. This wasn’t the impossible task that most people believe it is. Users often claim that Photoshop is absolutely essential to their workflow.

Building an elementary OS Ultrabook

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 in Blog, Linux | 29 Comments
Building an elementary OS Ultrabook

The gorgeous GNU/Linux operating system elementary is a perfect fit for the sleek Samsung Series 9 ultrabook. Simply put, the two together are a joy to use. Unfortunately, you can’t walk into a store and purchase this combination of premium hardware and elegant software.

Linux on the Samsung Series 9

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 in Blog, Linux | 68 Comments
Linux on the Samsung Series 9

Running Linux on premium hardware is a sublime experience. I installed Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 on my new 13.3 inch Samsung Series 9 ultrabook and I am in love with it. I’ve had new Macbook Pros with OS X and high-end desktops running Windows 7, but none of them compare to the pleasure of running of Linux…

Professional Photography in Linux, Part 1

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 in Blog, Linux | 26 Comments
Professional Photography in Linux, Part 1

I edited all of my images from a photoshoot in Ubuntu 12.04 to determine if it is possible for a professional photographer to create a workflow entirely in Linux. It required both open source and closed source software, but I was able to do it all with native Linux applications. There is no dual booting, no WINE, and no virtual machines used in this workflow.