Thursday, November 15, 2012

Here is all the data on the four courses I will be teaching this coming semester at BPCC

The following data is now live on LOLA and you can sign up there or at Campus

CRN 21387
COMM 260-501
Wedding Photography
Smith, S (Lott)
limit 25 students
6:30 - 9:30 pm

room D311
CRN 21388
COMM 267-101
Portrait Photography

Smith, S (Lott)
limit 18 students
1:00 - 4:00 pm

CRN 20006
COMM 160-501
Photography, (beginning)

Smith, S (Lott)
limit 25 students
6:30 - 9:30 pm

CRN 20351
COMM 160-901
Beginning, Photography
Smith, S (Lott)
limit 25 students
Internet Based course
No class room   

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Steven Lott Smith is offered to teach more courses at BPCC...

It looks like it will happen...............

In the works still to be firmed up, but look for these courses to be announced, soon
Spring Semester
Comm 267 Portrait Photography by Steven Lott Smith
Tuesday from 1-4 pm in the Portrait Studio

This coming semester......
Wedding Photography Comm 260 by Steven Lott Smith
Monday and Wednesday's from 5-6:15PM  room D303
yes two nights a week, an Hour and Fifteen minutes each night

I will also be doing Beginning Photo, both in an evening Class on Wednesday's
and on the Internet again

I want to thank my Students for pushing BPCC to allow me to teach more classes !
I look forward to seeing many of you and new students in these two new classes

Cheers !

Friday, October 5, 2012

To those that keep asking if I can teach more courses at BPCC....

Over the past several years and increasing recently
I have students asking me if I would teach more courses

I would of course be thrilled to spend more time teaching and I continue to encourage students to vocalize their requests.

Your requests need to go to my supervisors, most students have neither the time nor patience to look up the assistant Dean’s information

Therefore I am providing you contact information right here………..
Rona Leber Assitant Dean of Communications at BPCC
My campus email address is slott at bpcc dot edu shown this way to help reduce spam to my bpcc account that does not have good spam filtering :)

This is being broadcast on my public Blog so send me the email and I will forward to the assistant Dean

Here are some courses that I have taught in the past that you may want to request
However feel free to vocalize in your email what YOU want
Both in topics and in the time of day you wish the courses to be offered
This next semester I am slated to teach One internet course on Beginning Photography
and one evening course on Beginning Photography

Digital Photography (includes all post Capture Tools and their use)

Wedding Photography (from capturing the special moments and telling the story to presenting the bride a finished album)

Food and other specialized product photography

Portrait Photography by Steven Lott

Photo Shop for Photographers

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

iDC Triple Threat demonstrated in Tyler Stableford's new Canon Digital Learning Tutorial

iDC Triple Threat demonstrated in Tyler Stableford's new Canon Digital Learning Tutorial:
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In this series of tutorials, Canon Explorer of Light Tyler Stableford takes us to Snowmass Terrain Park in Snowmass, CO. where he puts the iDC Triple Threat to work with multiple Canon 600EX-RT speedlites. You'll see his assitant provide a handheld application of the Triple Threat that Tyler uses to create the perfect balance of ambient light with speedlites. Tyler is a pro at creating dynamic action photos and portraits in tricky shooting situations. See how he does it at the Canon Digital Learning Center.
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How Focal Length Changes the Shape of the Face in Portraiture

How Focal Length Changes the Shape of the Face in Portraiture

Presets: Landscape Big Sky Presets

Presets: Landscape Big Sky Presets:

So, we’re driving home last night, and I look west toward the beach to see this crazy-cool-cloudy sunset. We live in Florida and this time of year (with all of the thunderstorms out there), you can imagine some of the dramatic scenes we get. So it got me thinking about some more Lightroom 4 presets for photographs with skies that have really cool clouds in ‘em. (yes, Lightroom 4 only – not Lightroom 3)
There’s 4 different levels of intensity for this one. Light, Medium, Strong and (for the first time ever) Super Strong. I’ll warn you now. I think “Super Strong” is kind of over-the-top – but for all of your over-the-top lovers it’s worth a try :)
Here’s the before/after:



100 Ways LR kicks Bridge and Camera RAW's ass !

Here’s the link.

Organizing Your Images

Organizing Your Images: In this age of digital media it is even more critical that we keep track of our digital assets. Lightroom has many features to help you organize your images. The best website I can recommend to you to delve deeply into industry standard organization practice is from the American Society of Media Photographers and funded by the Library of Congress. The site is full of suggestions and videos. Get ready to spend some time there! There are many websites and books devoted to this topic. You should do a little research before embarking on this adventure.

Monday, August 6, 2012

LarsonEnterprises - YouTube

LarsonEnterprises - YouTube

The right light source and the only one you will ever need in your studio


Monday, July 16, 2012

Digital Photography Cafe On Line Pod Casts

Friends of the Show | Digital Photography Cafe

Once in a great while I find my self some where where I am not very productive and want to tune in and listen
here is one such place that might be worthy of your time

cheers !


People | DaisyGrip™ - For a Child's Smile, For a Photographer's Camera

People | DaisyGrip™ - For a Child's Smile, For a Photographer's Camera

For when you have a child to photograph and they are a bit intimidated by being looked at by the camera

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Job opening for digital photographer

Follow the _to apply_ directions below_.rtf

Job# 7719
Position Digital Photographer
Salary Min. + commission
Firm Methvin Image Makers
City Shreveport
Contact Charles Methvin
E-mail Address
Phone 671-0456
To Apply Call for more information
Notes Flexible hours.  Looking for someone with great personality, customer service
skills, professional image, and knowledge of digital photography.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

ZProps Flower Blankets and Covers Photography Props by zprops

ZProps Flower Blankets and Covers Photography Props by zprops

Intense Review on the Phottix Odin TTL Trigger for Canon

Intense Review on the Phottix Odin TTL Trigger for Canon

One of my current students showed up at our Portrait Photo class
with a set of these units last night
These units are the easiest and most reliable ETTL with High Speed sync capability that I have ever seen
 I have used several models including one of the first unit to ever offer radio control with HSS of the Canon speed lites, they were often not reliable

These Phottix units seem very reliable
of course we only used them for a few minutes
But I was very impressed with their ETTL, HSS and zone or grouping of remote flash units capability



Steve Lott
Photographer and Educator
of photographers

Monday, April 30, 2012

Save Time Importing into LightRoom

Importing images into LR we often find our self using many of the exact same steps

I like to add 5 points of Black to every image I import
as well as automate many of the other importing steps

Once you get to the screen that allows you to select which images to import or eliminate the few you do not want to import, notice a thin Black line at the bottom of that window titled "Import Preset"

Click where it says None and you should get a pop up window allowing you to create (name) a preset for this

Cheers !


Friday, February 24, 2012

Scott Kelby's New Book

Releasing on March 9, 2012

The Digital Photography Book, Part 4
Scott Kelby

Paperback: $14.44

Scott Kelby, author of The Digital Photography Book (the best-selling digital photography book of all time), is back with another follow-up to his smash best-seller, with an entirely new book that picks up right where volume 3 left off. It's even more of that "Ah ha, so that' s how they do ...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This is a great article on Light

Adobe LightRoom 4 will not be suported by windows xp

een quite a few comments about the fact that Lightroom 4 Beta doesn’t work with Windows XP (and you can probably guess that the full version isn’t going to work with it either). Last week Tom Hogarty (Lightroom Product Manager) wrote about the reasons behind that decision on his blog. Here’s a quick snippet but you can go here to read the rest:

“As many have noticed, the Lightroom 4 public beta we released last week does not support Windows XP. This decision did not come lightly and was based on a number of factors. With each version of Lightroom, our goal is always to provide a consistently excellent customer experience. Developing and testing across Operating System versions and platforms to ensure that we’re achieving this goal is a significant effort that takes time and resources. XP is substantially different from Windows Vista and Windows 7, and requires a independent testing matrix, which increases the complexity of our development efforts…”

I know it’s always hard to swallow something like this (well, if you’re an XP user that is), but here’s the thing… Microsoft barely support XP anymore. The Mainstream support phase for XP has passed. And it’s 10 years old. I hate to tell ya, but 10 years in technology might as well be 50. I think Adobe absolutely did the right thing here, so that they can indeed continue to provide a good experience for it’s users, and continually enhance Lightroom and push it in the directions it needs to go (and keep the price at a place that it needs to be).

(photo thumbnail courtesy of

Your Burning Lightroom 4 Questions Answered From Adobe « « Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips

Your Burning Lightroom 4 Questions Answered From Adobe « « Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

some real reading as in books not digital

Recently I was asked what is on my reading list for those wanting to improve their photography skills.....

Just about anything Scott Kelby writes is worth it !
in addition here is a new book I just ordered......

Christopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for Photography:
Tricks of the Trade for Professional Digital Photographers

Christopher Grey

Cheers !