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Author Archives: T. Michael Testi

Photographer, writer, software engineer, educator, and maker of fine images.

Book Review: ‘Coming Home’ by Kimberly McKay

Coming Home

If you are looking for a motivating story of love, of life, and all it has to offer, then I very highly recommend this book. Read More »

New Software Spotlight: Adobe Creative Cloud for Video 2014

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014

With Adobe Creative Cloud now passing its one-year mark, the company is coming out with a major update to the platform. Read More »

Video Training Review: ‘PHOTOGRAPHICS – A Journey of Light, History, & Art’ by Gavin Seim


A journey across the western United States is the occasion for an exploration of light – the way it works, and how it changes – with the goal of learning to create great photographs. Read More »

Software Review: Lightroom Mobile 1 for iPad

Adobe Lightroom Mobile 1 for iPad

Sync your photography work between your iPad and your desktop computer with ease. Read More »

Book Review – ‘How Photographs Are Sold’ By Alain Briot

How Photographs Are Sold

Whether just starting out or you have been working at it for years, I believe that there is something for everyone in How Photographs are Sold. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Photoshop For Lightroom Users’ by Scott Kelby

Phoshop for Lightroom Users

A manual for Lightroom users shows how to also get the most out of Photoshop. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop’ by Scott Valentine

The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop

A handbook for utilizing one of the most used of Adobe Photoshop tools. Read More »

New Software Spotlight: Vue Infinite 2014 from e-on Software

Vue Infinte 2014

In the realm of digital nature and environment computer graphics, there are really no challengers, and it comes in multiple versions, from free to pro. Read More »

New Software Newsflash: Adobe Creative Cloud for Design and Photography Professionals – January 2014

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe has added 3D printing functionality to Photoshop and a number of other good-looking enhancements to its line of products. Read More »

Software Review: Effects Suite 11 from Red Giant – Part II

Red Giant Effects Suite 11

Turn footage into a cartoon, create a wide range of text effects, and easily create reflections, shadows, corner pins, and glows. Read More »