December 27, 2021


Recently, photogrpahy has become almost as widely practiced an amusement as sex and dancing–which means that, like every mass art form, photography is not practiced by most people as an art. It is mainly a social rite, a defense against anxiety, and a tool of power.” — Susan Sontag in “On Photography” [I add personally, that if you accept this premise, it has been greatly magnified by cell phone photography since the book was written in 1973.]

Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures.” — Vincent van Gogh

I’ve tended to use my imagination to confront reality, rather than escape it.” -— Michael Moorcock


— Exporting, file settings and sizing Followup to a link from last week.
— Color matching when compositing
— Adding shine to jewelry

Field and Studio
— Taking street photos at night
— Getting better sunrise images

— Hiro (Yasuhiro Wakabayashi) died this past August A protege of Richard Avedon, he was the only photographer on contract to Harper’s Bazaar. He was known for elegant use of bold colors, unusual lighting and perspectives, and surprising juxtaposition of elements.
— Tonalism
— Photobooks
— Beginner’s guide to street photography etiquette

When I updated PHP for WordPress, I apparently lost access to the the gallery software used for my website (as opposed to my blog). However, I have just added a new project to Adobe’s “MyPortfolio” which comes free with Adobe’s photography package. So this week, instead of including a couple of images, I refer you to my “MyPortfolio” website, in particular the page for “Senescence” that I just posted.

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2 Responses to December 27, 2021

  1. James Lubitz says:

    Rich, I really like “Senescence” . Wonderful and engaging images.

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