Monday Missive — January 11, 2021

Quotes

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” — Jonathan Swift

I believe one has to escape oneself to discover oneself.” — Rabih Alameddine

I’m not a nice girl; I’m a photographer.” — Berenice Abbott – On being told by a Federal Art Project official, after she photographed the Bowery, that “a nice girl should not go into such neighborhoods”

Links
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– Art & Science: Combine insects with degraded artifacts
– Art and Science Includes several images from Norm Barker, JHU scientist.

Post-processing
– Duotone for “insane” color
– Get better BW images by adjusting your colors

Field/Studio
– Learning to “see” Follow up from David’s video last week.
– Improve your seascape photography
– Winter photography in an ancient woodland

Miscellany
– Small claims copyright infringement now in effect

House sparrow, male.

Black-capped Chickadee.

Downy woodpecker.

Monday Missive — July 15, 2019

Quotes

The biggest misconception in photography is still this: that better cameras and more knowledge make better photographs.” — David DuChemin

If limitation spawns creativity, is the limitless resource of the Internet a good thing?” — Alec Soth

I prefer to photograph people and try to capture an emotion which can be universally understood. Photography is the language I use to translate other cultures.” — Tina Manley

Links

Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– Lewis Hine: Photos that ended child labor
– Family secrets
– Excellent street photography from Melbourne, AU

Post-Processing
– Using and modifying duotones in Photoshop
– Saving color grades
– Using the selection tools effectively

Field/Studio
– Candid photography

Miscellany

The B & H newsletter had the three articles below on “historical processes” that preceded film. I found them to be very interesting. Artistically, the different processes have distinctive appearance. From an historical perspective they were critical to the development of photography.

– The Salted Print Invented by Henry Fox Talbot. Part of the history of photography
– Collodion and albumen prints John Nelson of Actinic Studio gave a presentation to the Baltimore Camera club earlier this year on how to make collodian prints; the collodion process is still actively being used by some photographers for its distinct character.
– Daguerrotype

Juvenile yellow-crowned night heron. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington, DC.

Panorama near the intersection of the Black Marsh and Observation Trails.

Slaty skimmer (male). Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.