LR3 and Vision & Voice.

In Lightroom & Workflow, News & Stuff, Photographs & Photoshopping, Resources, Vision & Voice, Workflow & Technical Issues by David29 Comments

Last night, under cover of darkness, Adobe rolled out Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. And there was much rejoicing. It was fun to watch people quietly realize it had been released, order it and begin to play with the new features. For the first time in my life I was on the inside of a secret little club, complete with NDAs …

Colour Temperature and Kicking Kittens.

In Thoughts & Theory, Tutorials &Technique, Vision Is Better, Workflow & Technical Issues by David25 Comments

I traveled once with a photographer obsessed with white balance. He routinely accessed the deeper menus on his Nikon and played with changing the parameters on his white balance, as though he was on a quest to discover the perfect magic setting. He quizzed me about color casts and how I set my white balance, and I think it truly …

The Big Q

In The Big Q, Tutorials &Technique, Wallpapers, Workflow & Technical Issues by David13 Comments

Two questions came out when I posted this month’s wallpaper last week. So it’s a Two-fer this week. The Big Q “I like this monochrome look. What was the original color/colors? Do you “see” these monochrome image when you are there shooting? Was this one of those cases where you look at the computer screen and see a grey uninteresting …

Sharpen the tools

In GEAR, News & Stuff, Workflow & Technical Issues by David18 Comments

On the Artist – Geek continuum I am closer to artisty-fartsy than I am to techno-nerd. My eyes gloss over when things get too technical. As a result, my weakness where this craft is concerned, is keeping my chops up and learning new skills. I’m big on vision and I talk ad nauseum about it, but craft matters and the …

Vision-Driven Workflow – Horses Before Carts.

In Workflow & Technical Issues by David13 Comments

As I continue to develop the concept of Vision Driven Workflow (VDW) – it’s becoming increasingly clear to me that the ability to describe the desired mood of a photograph is key to being able to create or refine that mood in processing. I think developing/refining mood is one of those things that post-production is very good at. Getting it …