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May 26, 2018 Kevin 0 comments
Steal Like an Artist – Finding Inspiration and Creativity

Finding Creative Inspiration (Not Committing a Crime) Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon.  Recently I came across this book for the first time while dropping off a package at a shipping store.  The title peaked my interest.  I later found copies were available through my local library and I was able to reserve it.  […]

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Dec 27, 2015 Kevin 0 comments
Digital Horror Art: Creating Chilling Horror and Macabre Images

Inspiration vs. Step-by-Step Tutorial – Techniques Beyond Macabre Looking to create your own digital horror art?  This book might be worth taking a look at.  It will require an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and other design software such as Painter, Maya and 3DS which were utilized for samples throughout the book.  There’s […]

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Dec 26, 2015 Kevin 0 comments
Are you considering a career in digital animation?

I came across Careers in Digital Animation by Kathy Furgang at my local library and decided to check it out. If you’re considering a career in the world of digital animation, this book has some great information on a brief history of animation, various careers in the production process, the several industries including broadcast television, […]

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Nov 29, 2015 Kevin 0 comments
What Everybody Ought To Know About Marketing Fine Art Photography – You don’t necessarily want to sell more…

In this book titled Marketing Fine Art Photography, Alain Briot shares several of his trials and errors in marketing his own photography work.  With a heavy focus on quality of quantity, this book certainly opened my mind up to a completely different strategy from what I was previous focused on.  Definitely worth a read for […]

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Nov 22, 2015 Kevin 0 comments
Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels (3rd Edition)

If you’re designing and developing a training module, a simple course, or an entire learning and development program, far too often organizations tend to push out the material and fail to evaluate its initial and ongoing success. While the Kirkpatrick 4-Levels of Evaluation were originally developed back in the 1960’s, the core philosophy has remained […]

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Nov 15, 2015 Kevin 0 comments
Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers

Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers was one of the required books for my college coursework and should be immensely valuable for anyone considering starting up their own design studio or working in freelance. The book comes with a CD which contains all the example forms in the book in which you can modify […]

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Nov 08, 2015 Kevin 0 comments
How to Digitally Photograph Cars

In a new weekly “Bookshelf” series, I’ll be posting some books that have helped influence my skill set and career direction while providing a short review. The first book up I had actually pre-ordered way back in 2009 when it first released.  Authored by Jason Siu and Josh Mackey, it seemed to be the only book available at […]

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Jul 19, 2010 Kevin 0 comments
New Digital Workflow eBook by Trey Ratcliff

I had a chance to hear Trey Ratcliff speak at the first ever, SmugMug Austin Meet. Trey went through a slideshow of some of his incredible HDR work and process techniques. Trey now has a new eBook you can purchase which can be found here: Click here to view more details

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