Success to me is being a good person, treating people well.” – David LaChapelle
Mysteries lie all around us, even in the most familiar things, waiting only to be perceived.” – Wynn Bullock
You are responsible for every part of your image, even the parts you’re not interested in.” – Jay Maisel
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– This body of work is titled “Wild Spirits,” but I don’t really see that in the work. It is a somewhat dream-like portrayal of the less developed areas of the south; Ossabaw Island in SC being specifically mentioned.
– How six women photojournalists shaped photography
– Quick and easy way to copy dimensions and resolution from one image to another 90 second video
– Filling in hair gaps using the Lighten blend mode Blend modes are one of the advantages off Photoshop over Lightroom
– Sharpening with the High Pass Filter in PS 4.5 minute video. One of the easiest to follow explanations of this I have seen. Only issue for me is that she said the image was a bit noisy, and I would have reduced luminance noise before sharpening so you don’t sharpen the noise as well.
– How to add a texture to an image, apply it to only part of the image, but keep the color background on the whole image
– Understanding how Lightroom synchs to the cloud
– Simplified color correction
– Landscape photography tips Some thoughtful general advice on landscape photography.
– Photographing Mountains
In the heat of the last week and a half, I have been thinking back to a trip to the Canadian Maritimes and remembering that it was a lot cooler up there.
Beaulach Ban Falls, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct, panorama.
Kejimkujik National Park, Seaside.
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Tagged blend modes, blur, color correction, crop tool, high pass, image size, Landscape, Lightroom, masks, sharpening, Smart objects, synch, the cloud |
Art is not about consensus. We need not agree over our reactions or our interpretations. Art that forces itself upon us and has as its chief goal our submission to it is not art, it’s propaganda. … Popular photography culture is wildly culpable of encouraging or desiring our consensus and the only thing that’s going to lead to is homogeny, mediocrity, and a narrowing of thought and experience. We must be challenged and art can do that, but only if we let it. To be challenged we must first listen to it.” — David duChemin
Our job is to record, each in his own way, this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today.” — Edward Abbey
For me the creation of a photograph is experienced as a heightened emotional response, most akin to poetry and music, each image the culmination of a compelling impulse I cannot deny.” — Ruth Bernhard
– 3 ways to export from Photoshop
– What’s new in PS 2019?
– What’s new in LR?
– More instruction on the content aware fill
– The most complete review of new features in PS 2019
– Fall locations
– How to write about your images
– Sharpen your image by removing motion blur
From Cheryl Atkins:
– Interview with Sally Davies
From Carl Lancaster:
– Nikon Small World competition Even if you aren’t a scientist, some of these images are stunning and all are fascinating.
A bit of street walking:
Lombard St./Bromo Seltzer Tower. I like the dark shaded foreground against the light background and the spots of color from the tail lights and traffic lights in the shade.
These look like fun.
An incongruous juxtaposition.
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Tagged artist statement, content aware, Export, fall color, Lightroom, macro, motion blur, Photoshop, Photoshop 2019, Sally Davies, sharpening |
Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.” -– Diane Arbus
The formula for doing a good job in photography is to think like a poet.” — Imogen Cunningham
Once a woman who does street work said to me, ‘I’ve never photographed anyone I haven’t asked first.’ I said to her, ‘Suppose Cartier-Bresson asked the man who jumped the puddle to do it again – it never would have been the same. Start stealing!” – Imogen Cunningham
– How to make your own profiles Article also links to a software development kit and a white paper explaining the new profiles in detail.
– How to make a “super-resolution” image with any camera
– The histogram panel
– Shooting and sharing one image per day improves well-being
– Sharpening portraits
– Nature composites
– Beauty retouching Good article for portrait shooters
– Adjusting your image for printing on fine art matte papers
– Good article on the basics of composition
From Steve Oney:
– World Heritage sites in the US
Carnivorous pitcher plants. Insects enter the tube and down-facing spines prevent it from leaving. These yellow pitcher plants were photographed in Green Swamp preserve in NC. They grow in nutrient poor bogs.
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Tagged composites, Composition, histogram, matte papers, nature photography, portraits, printing, profiles, retouching, sharpening, super-resolution, World Heritage |
“. . .
what we hope for from the artist is help in discovering the significance of a place.” — Robert Adams in Beauty in Photography
. . . there is an incredible hunger to make and share images. . . . knowing how to use a complicated camera no longer serves as a barrier to creating those images.” — David duChemin in The Soul of the Camera
I impose the way that I see, the way that I feel, the way that I connect on the landscape.” — Michael Kenna
It as been a couple of weeks since the upgrades from Adobe for Lightroom and Photoshop, so by now the confusion should be abating, but for those who missed it, here is another decent explanation:
– LR Classic vs CC and a link to the more specific PS upgrades
– A clearer explanation of Lightroom Classic vs Lightroom CC Makes clear that the current version of LR is the last one without a subscription.
– One more time on Adobe updates
– Professional photography with minimal equipment
– Forest photography
– Making the most of mirrorless, a review of advantages and options
– Two great things about LR panoramas
– No excuses! Just Do It!
– The curvature pen tool in the new Photoshop
From Steve Oney
– New and better sharpening in PS 2018
Walking horses out to pasture in the morning at a horse farm in Catonsville, MD on a photoshoot arranged by the Baltimore Camera Club.
When we synthesize and invent and leap, we create a rare sort of value.” — Posted by Seth Godin on September 25, 2017
Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” — Pema Chödrön
To be more creative is to get closer to childhood.” — Sarah Moon
– John Sexton on black & white printing His love for photography really comes across.
– Creative image sharpening with HDR software One of Caponigro’s enlightening but technical blogs.
– Julianne Kost’s trip to Tasmania Great variety of images; also see another view of Tasmania from July 24, 2017 on this blog. Is Tasmania the new Iceland?
– Overcoming aging and disability to continue photographing
– Control your depth of field with focus stacking Focus stacking software was invented for microscope and macro work, but can also be very helpful for landscapes
– High speed photography with your regular flash
– Fall photography tips
– Using Lightroom to work collaboratively
– Add background blur without halos
– A series of video tutorials on Photoshop basics
Saturday mornings, starting at around 9 am, car aficionados stop by the Hunt Valley mall to show off their cars and discuss specs. Shot this raised Viper hood. Notice the “forked tongue” on the lower left.
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Tagged blur, collaboration, Fall foliage, halos, HDR, John Sexton, Lightroom, Photoshop, sharpening, stacked focus, Tasmania |
When we look at our photographs and find not the slightest reflection of ourselves, it is a good sign that our images have lost their souls.” — David duChemin in “The Soul of the Camera”
Creativity is about two things: the way we think, and the way we turn those thoughts into reality.” — David duChemin in “The Soul of the Camera”
“The more curious we are, the more creative we become.” —
David duChemin in “The Soul of the Camera”
– An analysis of Bresson’s composition technique Includes 25 minutes of video
– Think outside the box
– Photo assignment on negative space Some images are really good; worth watching the slideshow.
– Easily cut out trees in photoshop
– Rainy day images
– Photographing eagles in the Adirondacks
– Create a mist in photoshop
– Making compelling images
– Best eclipse pictures
– How to assemble an eclipse sequence
Single image HDR of Turtlehead flower.
…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.