Why I Print

In Creativity and Inspiration, Pep Talks, Photographs & Photoshopping, Tutorials &Technique, Workflow & Technical Issues by David63 Comments

Monument Valley, 2011 With the advent of digital photography, and even more importantly, the internet, our ability to share and experience photographs has changed dramatically. The wet darkroom, once so necessary for creating prints we could touch and feel, is much less common than it once was, and if I were a betting man I’d wager that the majority of …

Learn to Print. Get Free Stuff.

In Giveaways, News & Stuff, Workflow & Technical Issues by David

I’ve been at this over 25 years now. I love it. But as I’ve not let light through an open darkroom door in 15 years, it’s time to learn to print again. One of my goals for my eventual (and premature) return to Vancouver was to dig into printing, so moving into and setting up my new loft and office …

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 …