[cue the a capella, 4-part harmony version of the Finish the Sentence game show music]
"It's time once again to ask a well-known photographer, instructor or otherwise interesting person the same 10 questions and ask them to Finish the Sentence! This week the sentences are finished by.... Dave Cross.
Dave, please Finish the Sentence..."
My favorite photography accessory (lights, modifier, bag, tripod) is
hmmm, tough to narrow it down to one....I'd say the Wescott Apollo Speedlite kit
I’ve learned the most from..
Trial and error. Asking "what does this do?" and "what happens if I try this instead?". Being willing to fail. Okay so that's 3 answers but it's my game show darn it all!
If I could go anywhere in the world it would be_____ because….
This was the toughest question for me. There's no one place that jumps out at me, so I guess I'd say somewhere beautiful with great photo opportunities, a super cushy hotel that's really inexpensive, great cheap food, no humidity or bugs, and where the exchange rate is 4:1 in favor of the US dollar. Any suggestions?
My most-used Photoshop add-on, plugin, action set (etc) is
onOne plug-in set, especially Photo Frame
I love the fact that Photoshop
lets me create things that wouldn't be possible with my camera alone. I love taking photos while I imagine in my head how I'll pull things together with Photoshop.
I hate the fact that Photoshop
still has little things that bug me after all these versions - can't they just fix everything on my wish list?
If I could turn back the clock 10 years
I would have picked up the camera sooner, and written down all the the titles of the great books I've read. I hate it when I go to buy a book and I can't remember if I've read it before! And it's even worse when they change the cover artwork so I can't even go by the cover! (There should be a law against that, shouldn't there?)
In 10 years
I'll be happily retired, living off my children ;)
If I could give one piece of advice it would be
As someone once said, don't sweat the small stuff. If you feel like you need to worry about something, worry that you aren't have enough fun and love in your life.
Your readers can find out more about me
um, right here? This is my blog after all....
Ladies, Gentlemen, let's hear it for Dave Cross!
[As you might expect based on who writes this, the audience makes the most noise in the history of the show]
Dave Cross is Senior Developer, Education and Curriculum for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and is involved in all aspects of the training that is provided to NAPP members, including the content of seminars, conferences and workbooks. He also creates very popular weekly QuickTime-based tutorials that appear on the members’ website. Dave is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CS3 and Illustrator CS3 and is a Certified Technical Trainer.
Prior to joining the NAPP, Dave lived in Canada and trained thousands of users across North America. Dave co-authored Illustrator CS2 Killer Tips and is the author of the Photoshop CS2 Help Desk Book and Photoshop Finishing Touches. Dave writes for Photoshop User magazine, teaches at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo and is the Lead Instructor for the Photoshop Seminar Tour. He is also featured on a series of DVDs, on kelby training and is one of the “Photoshop Guys” on Photoshop User TV.