From Darkroom To Lightroom (via Photoshop)

In Lightroom & Workflow, Photographs & Photoshopping, Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory by David6 Comments

I wrote this more as a confession than anything else. Like a meditation. If you’re allergic to the stream-of-consciousness, touchy-feely stuff, move along. There is nothing for you here and you’re likely to break into a rash. The rest of you might resonate with this. Or not… I used to love the darkroom. The actual, physical, red-lights and chemicals type …

InDecisive? A Rant.

In Influences, Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory by David17 Comments

In 1952, celebrated photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson wrote Une Decisive Moment, a book filled with both his photographs and philosophy. One concept, the titular “decisive moment” has become so well-known as to become cliche and then suffer the same fate most thoughts and theories suffer when their commentators and quoters drift too far from the source material. Here, then is the …

Personal Style: A Rant.

In Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory by David2 Comments

Spend any time with photographers talking about the work of other photographers and the words “he’s got a really unique style” will tumble out of someone’s mouth faster than hands off a greased pig. We value style, forms of expression so unique to shooters that you can identify their work immediately. Show me a Jill Greenberg photograph, or an Annie …

Less Posturing, More Shooting: A Rant.

In Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory by David10 Comments

This one’s a rant. Sorry. If you came here for plucky comic relief, move along. I’m not gonna lie to you folks, the more time I spend online reading the interactions of some of the photographers out there, the more disappointed I get. Some of the arguing going on is enough to make Jesus drink gin from a cat bowl, …