News from Rod Barbee Photography
March 2006 Rod Barbee Photography Newsletter
Volume 15
Spring is nearly here, once again. Some of the bulbs in our garden are already beginning to show their leaves and many of the trees are starting to bud.

Our pup, Bailey the labradoodle, is already showing interest in all the new things popping up in the yard. I don't think our garden will be too safe this year. She's already discovered squirrels and I can't wait for her to meet the frogs.

Photoshop resources on the web
There are just so many great Photoshop resources on the web, places where you can view tutorials, ask questions or download actions and scripts. For instance, did you know that you can create multi layer document of RAW image files in Photoshop? I didn’t know that until I viewed one of Russell Brown’s tutorials. This means you can pick a raw image, process it twice (or more) for different exposures, and have each “version” on a layer by itself. All this by using Photoshop CS2’s new Smart Objects. There’s even a script available from Dr. Brown that will automate all of this for you.

There’s just too much good stuff to list hear, but click the link below and it’ll take you to a page I’ve created

Triple “D” California 2006 Special
Jay at Triple “D” tells me that he still has space available in his California 2006 sessions this year. Among the animals he’ll have is a brand new tiger cub. Talk about cute. He’s also hoping for baby cougar cubs as well.

Jay is offering a special price of $1150 on session #3 (April 13-15) to all former OMSP clients as well as readers of my newsletter. The normal price for this is $1450 If you’re interested, give Jay a call at 406- 755-9653 and be sure to mention my name. He is also offering the April 16th “Day at the Ranch” session for only $350 The California Special along with the “Day at the Ranch” have traditionally been one of the most popular and productive of Jay’s offerings.

Canadian Rockies Field Workshop nearly sold out!
Right now it looks there are only 2 spaces left for the Canadian Rockies Field Workshop with Don Mammoser and me. With nearly 7 months to go, this is sure to sell out. Sooooo----if you’re still thinking about this workshop, better think fast.

And, if you want to get some great wildlife photography in, I’ll be leading a wildlife model shoot at the Triple “D” Game Farm September 13-16, right before the Canadian Rockies workshop. Spectacular wildlife and spectacular landscapes, now that’s hard to beat. Jay has a special price on this as well: $1050 for former OMSP clients and readers of my newsletter. If you want to join me, call Jay at 406- 755-9653 and be sure to mention my name.

Nikon F100 for sale
I'm selling my trusty Nikon F100 camera body as well as the MB-15 vertical grip for the F100. Before I put this stuff on Ebay, I thought I'd see if there is anybody out there in need of one of the finest film cameras ever made. It doesn't have a lot of wear as I was using it mainly for wildlife and as a backup to the F5. It's in excellent condition and comes with the architectural grid focusing screen (type E)

If you're interested, or know somebody who might be, send me an email at: and we can discuss price.

It's nearly baseball season again
Some of you may not care about that. But it makes spring time my favorite time of year, full of possibility and promise. Of course, over the last couple of years, those promises have been broken by the All-Star break. But I'm ever the optimist and ever a loyal Mariners fan.

That's it for now. Opening Day is a month away and that's when you'll be hearing from me next.


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