Monday Missive — January 30, 2017

Quotes

What we choose not to do matters.” — Seth Godin, 5/20/16

As soon as we say the truth is relative, and shiftable, and a matter of opinion, we lose the power that comes from knowing.” — Seth Godin 4/1/16

Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Links

– Interesting assignment and creative solution
– 40 tips for better photos
– Making fog and light beams Also free downloadable fog brush
– Tips for airline travel with photo gear
– Part 2: International Travel
– Animal Portrait Tips
– Post-processing software and plug-ins in 2017 Interesting read
– Selective sharpening in Lightroom
– Black and white street photography
– Arches National Park
– Processing Start to Finish in Lightroom Definitely worth 10 minutes to watch this video
– Using a Wacom tablet effectively

Sunrise at Chincoteague, 2007. Part of my Boundaries series.

Monday Missive – October 3, 2016

Quotes

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.” – Berenice Abbott

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Cecil Beaton

Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even if it is clumsy, that doesn’t look like somebody else’s work.” – William Klein

Links

– Long exposures without filters This is really cool!
– Before and After Animated .gif
– 5 Really useful keyboard shortcuts for PS
– Advice from Sebatiao Salgado In my opinion Salgado is one the greatest photographers still actively shooting.
– Using printer color profiles
– Good review of the basics of depth of field
– Lighting
– Epson P600 (old 2880) vs P800 (old 3880): cost effectiveness
– Shooting Wide
– Lightroom Presets

Close-up of the edges of an orchid flower

Close-up of the edges of an orchid flower

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Plant stamen taken at Rawlings Conservatory.

Monday Missive – August 22, 2016

Quotes

Mysteries lie all around us, even in the most familiar things, waiting only to be perceived.” – Wynn Bullock

Experience has shown that the more fascinating the subject, the less observant the photographer.” – Andreas Feininger

When finding the right angle for a shot…’Move your ass.’” – Jay Maisel
Links

– Long lenses for scenic photography Contrary to common knowledge, I usually use long lenses for scenic photography. If I have a wide scene I am more likely to create a panorama than use a wide angle.
– Adjusting skin tones in LR and ACR
– New River Gorge National River, WV Another WV location to consider in the spring.
– Gorgeous time lapse and video of Grand Teton
– The art of posing and interpreting body language
– 96 years old and still learning
– Undeveloped film from the WWII era – Film Rescue This was an interesting story.
– A route to hit 47 National Parks Cool!
– Interview with Jennifer King Jennifer spoke at the club last year.
– Processing a fall landscape Matt K is an excellent instructor

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