Monday, February 15, 2010

My First Saudi Arabian SSBR Coming To A Close

It is with great sadness that my first Saudi Arabian Small Strobes, Big Results Workshops are coming to an end. I have been here for the past 6 days teaching two SSBR workshops and one Industrial workshop.

I have made so many wonderful friends here in Saudi Arabia. I want to thank each and everyone who attended my workshop here and for making me feel so welcomed to your camera club and country, thank you so very much.

I'll be returning to the states on the 18th and then back out on the 21st down to The Santa Fe Workshops for my week long SSBR workshop. I look forward to returning down to SF for these workshops. I have a sold out class next week, and a few spaces left for my March 21 workshop in SF. Contact the school if you would like to grab the last few space available for that week. DT

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nikonian's Workshop San Antonio, TX

Attention Nikon shooters! I'll be teaching a two day lighting workshop in San Antonio, TX for the Nikonian's group April 2 & 3, 2010. You'll learn how to achieve studio quality lighting on location using Nikon's CLS system.

I taught several of these workshops for the Nikonian's Organization in 2009 and this will be the first for 2010. Other location later in the year will include: Atlanta, GA, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, Detroit, MI, and Boston, MA. For more information and registration contact the Nikonian's Organization.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Costa Rica Trek. Pura Vida!

What a terrific trip to Costa Rica! The Mentor Series folks really know how to put together trip! I want to send out a special thanks to Michelle and Erica for all their hard work in putting together this Trek. I had the pleasure to work with super photographer Bill Durrence once again. Bill and I had the opportunity to work together on my first Mentor Series Trek to Death Valley.

We had wonderful tour guides from Swiss Travel Costa Rica, thanks German and Melody for making our trip so memorable. You took care of us like we were family. Service, service, service.

We saw all sorts of wildlife while traveling around the countryside. We visited the cloud forest, rain forest and the coastal waterways on the north end of the Caribbean near Tortuguero. Here are a few images from the trip, this will have to be a short post today as I leave for my next adventure on Tuesday.

If you have not been on a Mentor Series Trek before, your missing out. They're a lot of fun, you meet some really nice folks and you get to learn all sorts of new techniques working with the Mentors. My next Mentor Series Trek is to Newport Rhode Island in July. If your interested in joining me there, contact the Mentor Series. DT

Monday, February 01, 2010

Hackintosh.... I did it!

I am always looking to reduce the amount of stuff I have to carry on assignment and personal trips. I recently bought a Dell Inspiron mini 10V netbook, in order to reduce the size of my travel computer. I'm a MAC guy and it hurt me to buy a Dell for sure, however, my Dell is now a MAC!

All I really need from my travel computer is the ability to check email, surf the web, store images, and video conference with my wife and son via Skype. I typically don't process my images on the road, I really just need a way to view them and store them until I get home.

I ran across a wonderful web site that showed in detail, how to convert a Dell 10V into a MAC. The web site is called and the actual post which gives you the details to do this is here. I am so excited to have done this, I've been a MAC guy forever and just did not understand how the Windows system worked. I guess you just get use to what your use to? Anyway, I now have a min netbook MAC with OSX Snow Leopard running and I couldn't be happier.