I’ve been busy with a few ongoing projects at the moment and I wanted to provide you with a few updates that I thought you might be interested in. I’m working on a few interesting things here for the blog, and also a few new interesting products for my store, so stay tuned for that. In the mean time, here are a few updates that you might be interested in:
Quick Follow Up on my Updated X-Trans Lightroom Guide
I want to thank everyone for the huge response to my updated Lightroom X-Trans guide. It was greater than I had anticipated, and I actually spent the day making sure the store server could handle the load. For those who sent me kind notes, thank you, and I’m sorry I didn’t get to respond to you individually, but it’s been a crazy few days.
There are a couple of follow up points, for those who have downloaded the updated version of the book:
Missing Presets I made a stupid little mistake when uploading the companion presets for the update at first. In my haste to get the update online and live I missed one set of presets in the download. Of course this would be the new Set 5 that is mentioned in the book, so that’s not embarrassing at all. (Sorry)
This has now been fixed, and you can re-download them from your account page or from the companion page linked at the back of the book. Thankfully, someone spotted this soon after the upload, so if you have set 5 in the download then you don't need to worry about this. If set 5 is missing, just re-download the presets and it should be updated with the missing files.
Companion Page In the conclusion chapter of the book, there’s a companion page mentioned, and I’ve given you a link to it. This is where you will find intermediate updates, notes on the release and other things relevant to the book. If I add additional content and so on, I’ll be posting it there. I’ll be updating it from time to time, so check it regularly. Note that you can download the presets from here too, if you don’t want to go to the bother of logging into your account.
I really do want to thank everyone for the kind words you sent and for those who downloaded the update, or bought the book for the first time. It actually takes quite a bit of work to get something like that out, especially when you’re doing it all by yourself, but I’m happy to get the information out there and I hope it helps.
Thomas Fitzgerald Books
Somewhere along the way, between starting as a designer and moving to being a full time photographer and blogger, I ended up accumulating a good bit of writing experience. Between my Aperture book, and the various guides I’ve written recently, I’ve quite a few books out there now, and they’re in a few different places, so I wanted to have one place for them all. With that in mind, I’ve started a new website, Thomas Fitzgerald Books.
It’s a place where you can find out about my various books and guides. At the moment, it’s still fairly basic, and I’ll be updating t with more content soon. I’m also using it for companion pages for my various books, where you can find updates, errata and so on. These will be for customers of the respective books only, but it will give me a place to communicate directly with customers of those books.
Incidentally, I put this site together with Squarespace in about 2 hours. It’s a real testament to how good Squarespace is. I know it has a few issues, but you really can get something great looking together in a short amount of time. (And, no, I’m not being paid by them to say that)
Work in Progress
One of the things that I’ve been asked a few times, is to make my guide books available on iBooks and Kindle. It’s something that I’m actively investigating, and I am working towards it. I will probably work on getting something up on iBooks first, just as it’s a little easier.
Here’s a quick question though, regarding that. If I did release on iBooks, would you prefer it to be laid out properly in a fixed layout, or would you prefer it in the e-pub style format where it re-flows based on the text settings. The former would look better on an iPad, but the latter would work better on a phone? If you have any thoughts on this, please let me know in the comments below.
Help Support the Blog
All of the work I do here, and the information on this blog is done entirely free of charge and takes up quite a bit of work. I want to spend more and more time on this blog, and offer more and more of this kind of information, tips and so on, so If you like what I'm doing here and want to show support, then you can do so by buying something from my Digital Download Store. I have Lightroom Presets, and e-books all available for download.
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