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Monthly Archive: June 2011

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Rick Sammon Interview: Famed Photographer Travels the Globe in Search of the Perfect Shot

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Rick Sammon

When asked about his specialty, famed travel photographer Rick Sammon answers, “My specialty is not specializing.” He is, however, considered one of today’s top digital-imaging experts and has been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame. Sammon has published 36 books including Secrets of HDR Photography, Exploring the Light, and Digital Photography Secrets, but he is also a leader in iPad and iPhone photography apps which include Rick Sammon’s Light It!, Rick Sammon’s HDR Portfolio, and Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet. “Some people think they have cannibals in New Guinea. All of the people in that photo who look like […]

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Ryan Lee Interview: Young Actor Stars in Spielberg's Summer Sci-Fi Blockbuster 'Super 8'

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Ryan Lee

Austin, Texas native Ryan Lee is one of the stars of the highly anticipated J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg summer blockbuster Super 8 that was released in theaters June 10, 2011. The film is set in 1979 and follows a group of young children as they lay witness to a catastrophic train wreck which causes unusual disappearances and inexplicable events throughout the town. In addition to his leading role in Super 8, the budding young actor will appear in the historic drama The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy alongside Eric Balfour, Summer Glau, and Jenna Dewan-Tatum. His television appearances include […]

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Mary McDonough Interview: 'The Waltons' Star Pens Memoir: 'Lessons from the Mountain'

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Mary McDonough

At the age of 10, Mary McDonough was cast as Erin Walton in The Homecoming, the movie of the week that inspired the Emmy award-winning dramatic series The Waltons and overnight her life as a normal kid in a working class family changed. In McDonough’s poignant memoir, Lessons from the Mountain: What I Learned from Erin Walton, the actress shares intimate, behind-the-scenes memories of Will Geer, Richard Thomas, her two “moms,” Patricia Neal and Michael Learned, and all the other Walton cast, crew, and guest stars. “I do believe if you have a bunch of chemicals and you have silicone […]

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Andy Andrews Interview: 'The Final Summit' Continues Ponder's Journey from 'The Traveler's Gift'

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Andy Andrews

In the sequel to best-selling author Andy Andrews’ The Traveler’s Gift, his new offering entitled The Final Summit picks up with David Ponder who many years ago discovered the Seven Decisions during a divine journey through time. Now 74 years old, Ponder has lost the one thing that mattered to him most – his wife, Ellen. Despite his personal and professional success, he now sits alone at the top of his 55-story high-rise contemplating the unthinkable, just as he did 28 years ago. However, just as things are looking their darkest, Ponder is informed through the archangel Gabriel that he […]