The photographer is like the cod which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.” — George Bernard Shaw
Flow happens when our vision demands the fullness of our craft and pulls us into a state of extreme and almost unconscious focus.” – David duChemin
The minute there’s a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity.” — Seth Godin
– Story on using the Leica Monochrome which shoots only BW Since I found out about this camera, I thought it would be neat to shoot with it (it costs $7500 so ain’t gonna happen), but after reading this, it is easier to put the dream aside.
– Planning ahead for photography in every season
– Recent copyright issues and fair use
– Landscape abstracts
– Outrage powered photography
– BW for landscapes
– How to photograph the Milky Way
– Are your ideas copyrightable?
From Steve Oney:
– Finding unique landscape locations
Sunday Farmers’ Market at the foot of the JFX. Love them carbs.
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Tagged abstract, astrophotography, BW, copyright, fair use, humanism, Landscape, Leica, monochome, monochrom, photojournalism, seasons, self-portrait |
The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.” – Cindy Sherman
A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.” — Al Capp on abstract art
Get the advice of everybody whose advice is worth having–they are very few–and then do what you think best yourself.” — Charles Stewart Parnell
– Pan like a pro
– 5 guides to types of natural light
– Humanism in photography
– Non-camera gear you should carry
– Photographs that capture the legacy of soul
– Curves, clarity, dehaze and high pass sharpening: how they effect contrast and detail.
New Adobe Profiles in the latest updates to LR and ACR are explained in the links below. Adobe also lists sites that are providing free profiles so that users can explore whether they are useful in their own workflow:
— From Adobe: New profiles: Easier access, greater availability
— Matt K’s version on profiles,
— Jared Platt and from Charlie Bowers,
— DP Review’s comments on profiles
SIGNS OF SPRING
Maple syrup tap. Taken at Catoctin Mountain Park.
Daffodil stigma and anthers.
What I’m documenting can be hard to distill, because it’s all around us like the air we breathe. I often need to go to a place where I can capture extreme moments.” – Lauren Greenfield
I wanted to make pictures that felt natural, that felt like seeing, that didn’t feel like taking something in the world and making a piece of art out of it.” – Stephen Shore
There’s something arbitrary about taking a picture. So I can stand at the edge of a highway and take one step forward and it can be a natural landscape untouched by man and I can take one step back and include a guardrail and change the meaning of the picture radically… I can take a picture of a person at one moment and make them look contemplative and photograph them two seconds later and make them look frivolous.” – Stephen Shore
– Editing your own work I think most of us have faced this issue
– The art of travel photograpy Long video on travel
– Quick mask mode in PS
– Neutral density filters
– Curate your slides
– Spirit bears and the temperate rain forest
– Awesome time lapse of Canadian wilderness with discussion of how he made it
– Finalists for World Press Photo of the year Be prepared for some heart breaking images.
– Confidential male initiation in Senegal Interesting images and cultural story.
– Is scouting landscape locations worthwhile?
Waiting for summer at Sandy Point Beach, MD. Nikon D800E, 80-400 @ 330, f/5.6, 1/640, ISO 200.
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Tagged culture or social photography, curating, editing, filters, Landscape, masks, nature photography, neutral density filters, photojournalism, scouting, spirit bear, time lapse, travel, wildlife |
It doesn’t take a genius to see that competence is no longer about our ability to press certain buttons in a certain sequence. Far more often, competence involves the humanity required to connect with other people, in real time.” — Posted by Seth Godin on November 16, 2017
It requires emotional labor, not merely compliance.
If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” — Eve Arnold
All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.” –- Elliott Erwitt
– 5 masters of documentary photography
– 5 beginner mistakes Good video for novice photogs
– Off camera flash
– Street Photography Good practical thinking about street photography
– Things that you didn’t know you can do with “Fill”
– The intimate landscape
– Impressive images and advice from 10 outdoor photographers
– Using RGB curves
– Art vs Craft
– Fairy tale photos of everyday life
It has been liberating to allow myself to make work that is “really bad” without judging myself for it and without abandoning the journey.” — Claire Rosen in Imaginarium
Successful art rediscovers Beauty for us.” — Robert Adams in Beauty in Photography
What’s the best expression of that subject? That is exactly the question we try to answer: a question that can ultimately only be answered by our vision.” — David duChemin in The Soul of the Camera
– William Neill retrospective
– Adding realistic text to an object Uses several techniques including displacment map, bevel and emboss, clipping layers and smart filters/objects to make the text interact with the texture and color of a book cover.
– Adding noise creatively
– Jerry Uelsmann
– Looking at the work of painters can lead to new ways of seeing photographically
– Getting stuff done This is not only applicable to photography
– Assignment 14: Food photography
– Weegee Weegee was a famous photojournalist that is worth knowing about.
– Masking, gradients, collaging Good video at a slow pace to explain how to combine and blend images.
– Easter eggs (hidden options) in Photoshop
Pipe Smoker, Teddy Roosevelt Park, NYC, day after Thanksgiving, 2017
Water towers, NYC, from hotel room.
Experimental: Triple in-camera exposure from a moving train.
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Tagged Art of Photography, Claire Rosen, clipping, Composite, Creativity, displacement map, Easter eggs, hidden options, Jerry Uelsmann, Landscape, noise, photo assignments, Photoshop, Text, Weegee, William Neill |
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” — Dorothea Lange
The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.” — Susan Meiselas
Well, I try my best” —
To be just like I am
But everybody wants you
To be just like them Bob Dylan (Maggie’s Farm)
– Photography as therapy
– Motion Blur
– Marc Muench: Wildlife in the landscape Marc is always worth following
– Sensor cleaning
– The stages of becoming a photographer
– New York City from a German perspective
– TSA now checking cameras as well as devices larger than a cell phone
– Use flash to control the light
– Pet photography
– A landscape photographer’s bucket list
Sunday Farmer’s Market in Baltimore right off Pleasant Street exit from I-83. Two hours free parking nearby. Huge selection of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, live plants, flowers…..
If you try to corral or cage the photographic process, it will thumb it’s nose at you. The trick is just to flow with it and stop it when a moment of discovery has met inspiration.” — Paul Caponigro
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” – Eudora Welty
Photography is a language more universal than words.” – Minor White
– Macro at 1:1 and beyond
– Falls of the Columbia River gorge
– Details and grand landscapes
– Colorizing Historic BW photos Shared by Kay. This isn’t a “how to” but looks at the work involved to be accurate and the implications. Interesting video.
– Art of Photography Assignment 7: Motion
– Safety tips for travel
– Quick tips
– Finding critics
– Consider the frame
Another approach to an image posted on Feb. 27, 2017 ( http://richeskinphoto.com/blog/?p=1991). Compare and comment. Which do you prefer and why?