Many viewers say "oh, such a painterly photograph" when they like a photo you show to them. They mean that in the sincerest way and to compliment the photographer on his or her achievement when they say "it looks like a painting." This unnecessary, … [Read more...] about Painterly? No, thanks!
Archives for February 2010
I have been writing on this site, and on its predecessor, for some years now. I have written on a variety of topics. Although all are somehow related to photography, the salience of issues becomes visible through a word analysis. To that end, I used … [Read more...] about What is Kept Light About?
I gave a presentation at the Photographic Society of Rhode Island, PSRI, on producing quality prints using repeatable workflow. It also included a couple of tips on how to create multiple proof prints at once. This is based on a technique I learned … [Read more...] about Photographic Printing Workflow
The ubiquitous Photoshop started as someone's doctoral work. With a little luck, a confluence of events, and support from the industry leaders of the day, it has become a household name, even a verb. In the video below the two brothers, Thomas and … [Read more...] about Photoshop Is 20 Today
Some see photography as "finding beautiful things and capturing them". I see it differently as "seeing things and creating beautiful photographs of them." To wit, the lowly cabbage, especially with some bruises on it on a market stand will not appeal … [Read more...] about Cabbage
If you liked Michael Paul Smith's time-travel photographs from the past, take a look at his drawings and paintings. They are rendered with great technical detail, great technique, and they manifest a strong artistic vision. The drawing below is his … [Read more...] about … and his drawings
Flickr has millions of photographs; now I don't know the exact number but it seems to house a huge volume of photographs. Many, obviously not all by any stretch of imaginations, are similar photographs of places people have visited, friends having a … [Read more...] about A Different Kind of Photography