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Studying Photography in New York City

I remember sifting through college brochures when I was 16 and coming to a crossroads: following my impulses—going to art school in New York City—or heeding my mother’s wishes and going to a school with a nice campus, maybe in Rhode Island or something. Somehow, she conceded and I ended up in New York City in the fall of the following year, studying photography and trying to embrace simply spending time and making connections in this venerable “Mecca” of photography.

Wacom for Photographers

The old expression is that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. The Wacom tablet experience might not be a brand new trick, but teaching it to an old, dyed-in-the-wool photographer can be a challenge. The pen-and-tablet Wacom system’s learning curve stems from its complete departure from the tool with which most of us were taught to interact with our computers—the mouse.

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If you are a photographer familiar with Wacom, you’ll likely fall into one of the following categories:

7 Fundamental Tips for Using Your Wacom Tablet

If you’re reading this article, you either own a Wacom tablet, have just purchased a Wacom tablet, or you’re considering buying a Wacom tablet. When it comes to photographers, graphic designers, or any other computer artists, one of the single most important accessories that you could own is a tablet.

Infographic: The Buttons on the Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet Explained

So, it’s time to set a trap for your mouse and ditch your trackpad? A Wacom pen-input tablet is a great alternative to a traditional mouse/trackpad/keyboard setup. It offers great flexibility, precise control, and more intuitive response time—all good things when you’re being hammered by deadlines and want to put on the best client-facing presentation you can.

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Wacom Introduces New Styli at IFA 2014

While your fingers may be sufficient enough to make typos, which are then autocorrected to hilarious effect on your smartphone or tablet, they don't work so well when you need to write or draw. Fortunately, Wacom has you covered with several new stylus models that were announced at IFA 2014.

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Unveiled: Wacom Intuos Creative Tablet Lineup

When you think of entering information into your computer, you naturally think of your keyboard and mouse as the input devices. That is so last year. The new wave of input is through a digitizer—a digital tablet that allows you to input not just notes, but freehand sketches, designs, paintings, and a myriad host of other creative ideas.

 

Hands-On Review: the Wacom Cintiq 22HD Touch

The Wacom Cintiq 22HD Touch provides a unique balance between pen and multi-touch input. With the inclusion of multi-touch, the Wacom Cintiq 22HD Touch makes digital writing and drawing much more interactive and intuitive. Instead of using just the pen and keyboard shortcuts to rotate the image, you'll be able to use two fingers.

Wacom Refreshes the Bamboo with a Splash

It seems everything is going digital these days. Books, movies, music, and even works of art are now being stored in a digital format. While it can be argued that drawing with a mouse requires some skill, it still pales in comparison to a beautifully hand-drawn image.

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