8.1.10: Five More Free Redeem Codes for 24/7 Photo Buffet/iPad Version

Back in January 2010, Dr. Dave Wilson developed my first iPhone app, Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet. The interactive app – new & improved & of course up sized for great image quality – is now available for the iPad.

The how-to app has been completely redesigned, so the content – the best of my photography and Photoshop tips, tricks and techniques – looks bigger and better than ever. What's more, the app is easier to navigate, more fun to use, and of course lets you see the pictures horizontally and vertically. How cool is that!

Speaking of cool, the original 24/7 Photo Buffet for the iPhone was a Staff Pick on the App store for a few weeks. :-)

For more info on the app, as well as info on my other apps, click here.

To celebrate the release and success of the app, Dr. Dave and I are giving away five more free redeem codes for this specific version. (We gave away five yesterday.). Here are the redeem codes for today. I hope you can grab one. They go fast.

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Note: To redeem a code, go to the home screen of the App Store and click "Redeem" in the upper right hand corner. Enter your redemption code and sync your iPad (in this case). Make sure to do so immediately as promo codes do expire and cannot be replaced if this occurs. Sorry friends around the globe, but the codes only work in the US App Store. Also note that the process for redeeming a code is Apple's standard process, not ours.

Explore the light – and have fun exploring the app.
Rick

Five More Free Redeem Codes for 24/7 Photo Buffet/iPad Version

Back in January 2010, Dr. Dave Wilson developed my first iPhone app, Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet. The interactive app – new & improved & of course up sized for great image quality – is now available for the iPad.

The how-to app has been completely redesigned, so the content – the best of my photography and Photoshop tips, tricks and techniques – looks bigger and better than ever. What's more, the app is easier to navigate, more fun to use, and of course lets you see the pictures horizontally and vertically. How cool is that!

Speaking of cool, the original 24/7 Photo Buffet for the iPhone was a Staff Pick on the App store for a few weeks. :-)

For more info on the app, as well as info on my other apps, click here.

To celebrate the release and success of the app, Dr. Dave and I are giving away five more free redeem codes for this specific version. (We will give away five tomorrow, too!). Here are the redeem codes. I hope you can grab one. They go fast.

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Note: To redeem a code, go to the home screen of the App Store and click "Redeem" in the upper right hand corner. Enter your redemption code and sync your iPad (in this case). Make sure to do so immediately as promo codes do expire and cannot be replaced if this occurs. Sorry friends around the globe, but the codes only work in the US App Store. Also note that the process for redeeming a code is Apple's standard process, not ours.

Explore the light – and have fun exploring the app.
Rick

Bronx Zoo Photo Shoot. Join the Fun.

Photograph © Rick Sammon

I am doing a photo walk/shoot at the Bronx Zoo on September 7th – the day before my first Croton Workshop. The plan is to meet at the Jungle World exhibit (inside the entrance) at 1 PM. We'll shoot there and then move onto a few of the other exhibits. I'll be happy to offer photo advice and share some of my favorite shooting spots.

We'll wrap up around 4 PM – but you can hang out as long as you like.

Bring your telephoto and wide-angle lenses – and your flash. You'll want to tell the whole story, which you can do by shooting with different lenses.

Simply show up! But if you want to shoot me an email – ricksammon @ mac.com – in case plans change, that's cool.

Hope to see you there.

Explore the light,
Rick

Tulip Trick

Picture above is a nice enough photograph of some tulips. Below is an image I created from that image using a simple Photoshop trick. The effect works great on flowers, but try it on other subjects for a surprising effect. Here's how to do it.

In Photoshop, go to Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates > Polar to Rectangular.

Next, go to Image > Rotate > Flip Vertically.

Next, go back to Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates, but this time click Rectangular to Polar.

That's it. For added fun, play with Hue/Saturation, or change the Image Size to square.

If you like photographing tulips and playing in the digital darkroom, check out the workshop that I am doing in The Netherlands in 2011.

Explore the light,
Rick

April 2011 The Netherlands Photography Workshop: Tulips, Landscapes, HDR and More!

One of the best times to visit Amsterdam is in spring, during the height of the tulip blooming season. Photographers travel there from around the world to focus their cameras on the dramatic colors and forms presented by Holland’s star flower – the tulip.

Based in Amsterdam, this workshop will take participants to ideal locations to photograph flowers, gardens, and tulip growing fields. We'll also photograph windmills, canals and castles. How cool is that!


During this 4 day/5-night, workshop, photographers will have an opportunity to work side by side with me as I illustrate how to capture the beauty of flowers, as well as country landscapes and charming villages.

In addition, I plan to use the local architectural features to teach you the finer points of HDR photography.

As former workshop participants know, I will offer lots of practical tips, techniques and advice in an entertaining and fun atmosphere. Yes! We will process our images in the digital darkroom. I'll be there to help.


What’s included: 5 nights hotel, 4 days touring by private motor coach, local guide, most meals and entrance fees.

What’s not included: air transportation, airport transfers, some meals, tips, and personal expenses.

Limited to 12 participants.

Dates: April 18 - 22, 2011.

Costs:
$1,995.00 per person for double occupancy
$2,345,00 per person for single occupancy
(One of the best-priced workshops to this area on the web! Compare.)

Shoot me an email if you are interested in joining the photo fun. Send to: ricksammon@mac.com.


P.S. Compare prices. This is one of the most affordable Netherlands photo workshops on the Web.

Explore the light,
Rick

P.S. I used an iStock image to illustrate this post - as the workshop will be my first visit to The Netherlands. So excited to be going someplace new!