Monday Missive — August 6, 2018

Quotes

I think it was Chase Jarvis from whom I first heard the idea that “it’s called artwork, not artf*ckingaround.” I like that. To see my art as work has given me new perspective. I have stopped assuming that it’s an ad hoc activity, done just when I feel like it, I’ve embraced discipline, I’ve started seeing it as something important, if only to me. And, my art has become better.” — David duChemin, Facebook post.

The enemy of photography is the convention, the fixed rules of ‘how to do’. The salvation of photography comes from the experiment.” — Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

“My aim is to find and catch the storytelling moment”. – Alfred Eisenstadt

Links

– Backyard Bird Photography
– Judging the Audubon photo contest
– 5 ways to speed up Lightroom
– Time blending in Photoshop
– Wildlife photography in Katmai National Park I had no idea that Katmai was volcanic in origin.
– Add perspective to your images
– “Re-lighting” your images in LR (or PS)
– Super-telephotos
– Fill and opacity have different effects on certain blend modes
From Steve Oney:
– National Portrait Gallery: The Sweat of Their Face

Red and blue. The red sandstone at Cabot Beach PEI contrasts with the blue of sea and sky.

Monday Missive – December 12, 2016

Quotes

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent Van Gogh

When I looked at the resulting images, however, they felt distant, cold, and disconnected despite being technically sound (and sellable). I was taking pictures of the land; I was not making images about the land and about my connection with it.” — Colleen Miniuk-Sperry in an interview by Kyle McDougall on November 27, 2016 on Image and Rhythm website.

Photojournalists … are in search of moments that will connect us to our fellow man.” — Kathy Ryan

Links

– Super Telephotos
– Understand your subjects to take better wildlife pictures
– Raw Lightroom Workflow Part 2
– Instagram Terms of Service – What you agree to let them have
– Wide-angle close-ups
– Breaking the rule of thirds This is a good one with pretty good examples.
– Protecting your images on line
– Video followup to protecting your images Shows how to use action and script to automatically write copyright data to a file on opening.

Took  this in 2009 at Hopewell in Canada near the Bay of Fundy.  Didn't realize at the time that I had a photographer between the rocks.  It is good to go back and review old work every now and then, especially as your post-processing skills in improve.

Took this in 2009 at Hopewell in Canada near the Bay of Fundy. Didn’t realize at the time that I had a photographer between the rocks. It is good to go back and review old work every now and then, especially as your post-processing skills improve.