Calvin Hollywood, award-winning photo artist based in Heidelberg, Germany, shares the secrets of his success in this in-depth workshop. Starting with the nuts and bolts of image editing in Photoshop – including working with layers, masks, color correction, and RAW conversion – he moves on to more advanced topics like beauty retouching and creating composite images from multiple sources. Every step of the way he shows you his own personal techniques and workflow, so you can bring the Hollywood look to your own work. Calvin loves to explore paths you won’t find in any other documentation or textbook. So if you really want to make your photos stand out, be inspired by the best of Calvin Hollywood!
This is a glorious disc. Simply glorious. Anderszewski and Bach have long been congenial bedfellows and the Pole’s playing here is compelling on many different levels. To start with, there’s the sense of sharing the sheer physical thrill of Bach’s keyboard-writing. This is particularly evident in faster movements such as the fierce and brilliant fugal Gigue that concludes the Third Suite, or, in the E minor Fifth Suite, the extended fugal Prelude and the outer sections of its Passepied I. Common to all is a sense of being fleet but never breathless, with time enough for textures to tell.
While Ivo Pogorelich established his reputation performing mainly Romantic repertoire, his few forays into the Baroque reveal him to be an equally engaging- if not eccentric musician here as well. In quicker movements, such as the opening Preludes of the English Suites for instance Pogorelich's rhythmic control and contrapuntal clarity are simply amazing. Slower movements likewise are handled with remarkable intensity and delicacy. Pogorelich's performances of four Scarlatti sonatas concluding the program as well are wonderfully animated and knowing.