“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.
“…truly understanding our narratives is the essence of doing work that matters, that connects, and that spreads.” — Posted by Seth Godin on May 02, 2017
“The notion of one photographer being better than another doesn’t interest me. You can’t win at art.” — David du Chemin
“My work is certainly more about suggestion than description.”— Michael Kenna
– A good article about donating (or not) art to non-profits
– Arctic Ice
– Architectural photography
– Intro to Architectural photography
– Seeing composition
– Wildlife Panorama
– Feeling inadequate as a photographer?
– Really good explanation of sharpening
– Insurance for photographers
– Natural light
– High key/Low Key
Eye candy: Created in Corel Paint Pro using Reflections>Kaleidoscope.
…I don’t pretend to relate, which is why I turn to art to learn things I don’t understand. — Jonathan Blaustein on Apr 14, 2017, Photofolio
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” – Matt Hardy
“Diane [Arbus] is no longer pretending to photograph life uninterrupted. These people are aware that they’re being photographed, and the images are more loaded for it. Here I am, their faces seem to say, so what do you need to know?” — Alex Mar
– The impact of scratches on your lens
– Depth of field and macro photography
– What makes an experienced photographer?
– How to change the background color in photoshop
– Ideas for traveling lighter
– Quality of light
– Titling your work
– Robert Glenn Ketchum’s great conservation work The mine proposal was really horrific when you see what an incredible natural area it is.
– Photo composites
– Plan a road trip
Tulip stem and petals. Sherwood Gardens, Baltimore. 200 mm micro lens, f/16, 1/100, ISO 400, EV +1, diffuser.
Lazy but talented
That’s most of us.
You can work really hard to get a little more talented.
And you can also work to get a little less lazy.
It turns out that getting less lazy, more brave—more clear about your fears, your work and your mission—are all easier than getting more talented. — Posted by Seth Godin on March 05, 2017
“And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same.” – Marianne Williamson
“How did a creative art form end up so bound up in its own rules that we all feel an ingrained need to comply with them? How did we come to value perfectionism above creative expression?” — Janet Broughton, Perfectionism vs Creativity: Letting Go of the Need to Conform
– Photographing the Iditarod
– Climbing Out of a Creativity Rut
– Quality of Light
– Photo-tips Part II
– Don’t get modern art: this may help
– Comparison of Bayer array Fuji X-trans array Didn’t see most of differences discussed, but was interested that Fuji uses a different sensor array.
– Thorough and fair analysis of “working for free”
– Perfectionism vs Creativity
– Noise minimization and reduction
Late afternoon at Assateague