Monday Missive — October 21, 2019

Quotes

I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.” — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Pilgrim leaves crowd the air with their falling every October. The journey is always the same.” — Linda Pastan

The tree has been green all summer, but now it tries red…copper… even gold. Soon leaf after leaf will be discarded, there will be nothing but bare tree, soon it will be almost time to start over again.” — Linda Pastan

Links
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– Alabama Hills
– 15 all time iconic images
– Super cool food composites

Post-processing
– The mixer brush and puppet warp
– Four steps to editing your images in PS These steps are all applicable to LR
– Telling a visual story through light and shadow Really good architectural photography
– Great tips on masking and selections
– 2nd part on masking and selections

Field/Studio
– Photographing in the rain
– Law and Ethics in Street Photography

Making a glass pumpkin.


Fall color in Montour Falls, NY.

Long Lake, Adirondack Mtns., NY.

Monday Missive — October 14, 2019

Quotes

Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.” – Man Ray

Well you can’t teach the poetry, but you can teach the craft.” – David Hockney

All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.” – Elliott Erwitt

Links
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– Cig Harvey’s current exhibition
– Katerina Christina: Quiet moments in chaos
– For the dog-lovers: Dogs in mid-air Thanks to Steve O.
– Wendi Schneider: Evenings with the moon Really interesting images and effects.

Post-processing
– Reality, Believability and creative satisfaction
– Add a rim light in PS
– Hidden, but simple control of highlights and shadows
– How to understand and use brushes in LR and ACR

Field/Studio
– Street photography process: lots of shots, lots of losers to get a few keepers
– A more sophisticated look at composition

Heavy morning fog on Long Lake, NY in the Adirondack Mtns.

Making a glass swan at the Corning Museum of glass.

Monday Missive — October 7, 2019

Quotes

Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” – Matt Hardy

Just put on the lens and go.” – Miroslav Tichy

When someone looks at an image and it beats them over the head—grabbing them by the heart to emotionally and completely pull them into it—that’s a powerful photograph. They’re not analyzing it; they’re experiencing it by having an emotional connection to that image, and they don’t even know why. The power of photography is making that connection with the viewer.” — Paul Nicklen, Photographing Wild

Links
Photoessays/bodies of Work
– Sonia Goydenko: Fragments of Consciousness
– History of Photography: Gertrude Kasebier An interesting analysis and comparison to contemporaries
– Interesting story of domestic abuse and recovery through photography
– Josephine Sacabo: Moments of being and structures of reverie

Post-processing
– Create an IR effect in Photoshop
– 5 tools every photographer should know
– Don’t make these post-processing mistakes in LR

Field/Studio
– Using in symmetry in your compositions
– Photographing fall foliage
– Doggie portraits

Paddle boarder at dawn, Avalon, NJ.

Bullfrog, Black Marsh Trail, North Point State Park