Create a Simple Progress Bar in Filemaker that will check the progress of an AppleScript.

Create a Simple Progress Bar in Filemaker that will check the progress of an AppleScript.

The original idea for this progress bar was posted here http://blog.myfmbutler.com/?p=26 It shows how to create a process bar using the Let function. In their example the bar indicated the number of records processed. Using AppleScript with Filemaker. Filemaker is fully scriptable with Applescript. This combination can be very powerful and I process all my […]

Adobe Lightroom Absolute Beginners Guide 3

Adobe Lightroom Absolute Beginners Guide 3

In this guide I am only dealing with basics of Lightroom. The aim is to get you to catalogue the images you already have and run you through some basic retouching. So what have we covered? Blog 1 dealt with importing your old pictures where they were on your hard drive Blog 2 dealt with keywording and […]

Adobe Lightroom for Beginners – 2

Adobe Lightroom for Beginners – 2

The last blog got us to stage where we have imported our images, copyrighted them and keyworded some of them. Lr will allow you to store a plethora of data with your images. Really depends on you how much you want to do or need to do because of your job. (If you’re a press […]

The Actors Headshot Cheat Sheet

The Actors Headshot Cheat Sheet

A guide of do’s and don’ts to consider before you have your headshot taken As a busy (and experienced) headshot photographer I have seen thousands of actors. I enjoy the job I have been doing for 30 years. I enjoy meeting actors and knowing that I can make significant contribution in furthering their acting career […]

Mirrorless (Fuji XT-1) v DSLR debate

Mirrorless (Fuji XT-1) v DSLR debate

Why I am selling my mirrorless system (Fuji XT-1) I have been using two Fuji XT-1’s for nearly 3 years. After using Canon for 35 years the honeymoon period for the Fuji is most definitely over and I can now coldly evaluate how well this camera performs in my professional world. All the criticisms below […]

A Handy Get Screenshot App

A Handy Get Screenshot App

We all use screen shots from time to. Here is a little automator app that allows you to select the area of the screen you want to snap and saves the file to desktop. All you do is download the file from here and install it somewhere you have easy access to it. I suggest […]

Using Image Events and Applescript to Resize your Images

Image Events is a background application that can do stuff to your images. Applescript is a scripting language for the Mac OS. For the purposes of this blog we are going to resize a folder of images and save them to different locations. I have a regular job that I do where the client needs the finished […]

Fuji XT-1. Is it really a professionals camera?

The DSLR v Mirrorless Debate goes on I have been using two Fuji XT-1’s for nearly 2 years. After using Canon for 35 years the honeymoon period for the Fuji is most definitely over and I can now coldly evaluate how well this camera performs in my professional world. All the critisms below are purely […]

The Headshot Photography Course – 3

Using supplementary lights. An introduction to headshot lighting techniques. Gear List: Camera and lens (duh!) Reflectors Black flags Any supplementary lights (not powerful studio flash) i.e.. LED’s, tungsten, off camera speedlights. This is when lighting starts getting really interesting. You must though have read the first two chapters of this blog. Headshot Photography Course -1 […]