Photography: Just one more...a friend, a new Aperture and Mac User...creating some cool images...fell in Love with Aperture 2 and he decided to make the switch.
He always liked Photography, has taken some cool images and it was Aperture in the end which persuaded him to go all the way, I guess I helped a bit with his decision, ha,ha....
Today I like to share with you two images from Hubert Weber an Executive at the Werdenberg Corporation in Manila, his hobby and passion is Photography. Oh, by the way... his boss just bought an iMac and made the switch...we are talking about Executives who have been using PC’s all their lives and now making the switch.
Esplanade Singapore, the copyright note on the images has been created using BorderFX 1.1 plug-in for Aperture, check my previous Blog for all the details.
The other day we had a couple of Drinks and talked shop and Hubert went on and on how happy he has been with the Mac Book and Aperture 2, but I was even more surprised how much he did know about Aperture in such a short time.
Burj al Arab. using the MONOCHROME MIXER for Black and White in Aperture, note the copyright on the image was created using the BorderFX 1.1 plug-in for Aperture, check my previous Blog for all the details.
This gets to show you, you dont have to be a Rocket scientist to learn and understand Aperture, Hubert started first with iPhoto but has now moved over to Aperture 2, of course I am going to give him some more tips down the road over a glass of wine or two. Well done Hubert, keep up these nice images...
Nice feedback from our last Aperture 2 Photography Workshop at the Power Mac Center Manila, Philippines…using already the .Mac Web Gallery, Dodge and Burn and switching from PC to Mac…
The success and credit certainly has to go to Aperture 2.1 with all the NEW improvements from previous versions.
Read below some of the comments I have received from a few participants,many thanks again to all participants who attended the recent Aperture 2 & Photography sessions at the Power Mac Center at Greenbelt 3, Makati,Manila.
Hi Gunther,__Tks a lot for the session in Mac Center !!!_With the new function Dodge & Burn you introduce to me, I enhance a bit more this picture. Sharpen the lovely faces, and burn a little the upper side. Looks better now, no ? Tks again for the time you spend with rookies like us, it's a great experience to learn from a pro like you !!! ;-)__Keep me informed if ever you organize a workshop in the future._Looking forward to see you again,_Cheers,_Vincent_(tks also for your kind comment to my attention on the blog ! ;-J
Courtesy Photo © Vincent Leterrier -
(see his comments above)
I did ask Vincent Leterrier if we can use the image on our Blog, read his reply below send via the .Mac Web Gallery in Aperture 2…I think I found another fan for the .Mac Web Gallery, it is certainly one of my favorites. Note: Vincent using a 15 inch Mac Book Pro and switched recently from Aperture 1.5 to Aperture 2
Tks for your kind comment on my photos, first time I received a recognition like that from a photographer (I know my family and friends love my pictures, but....;-)
Of course, you can use it on your blog, I'm even honored ! (it sounds so formal, but it's not my intention, just take it in the simplest way !)
Here are the photo, I've add another one that I like too. The girl at the back have a pure model face, and I like the East-Ouest multicultural dimension...
Unfortunately, at this time we did not meet yet, so I was shooting in Jpeg only !!! There is a lack of crisp, but this time is over now... ;-)
BUT, the new Aperture 2.1 functionalities like Recovery and Black point are also working well for Jpegs. So fantastic. And the tool Dodge and Burn also!
Thank you Gunther, Hermes and to all the Mac staff – an outstanding job!
Kristina, Rose and I had a fun and informative day. Even an old dinosaur with embarrassingly limited computer skills like myself, found the presentation surprisingly "comfortable", not to mention inspiring! You've won three more converts - at PC's expense! Look forward to more of your workshops - perhaps something on restoration techniques of old negative and slide film?
Well worth the round trip from far away Subic!
Kevin Hamdorf, Photographer
Thank you for featuring some of my shots. It means a lot to me and I am deeply touched. :-)
Hope to shoot with you soon! hehehe
© Shiela Go - using the Monochrome Mixer in Aperture 2.1