A Rare Look at the Original Image

I have great respect for painters who take a blank canvas and create wonderful images.  Sometimes I feel photographs and photographers are discounted because "all they do is click the shutter."  So let me confirm that is not how I develop and create my photographs. Many of my photographs only start out with a click. ... Continue Reading →

Composition Lesson – August Lake 1990

“August Lake” was about that quiet early morning hours in northeastern Ohio when fog raises from the warm lake water as the summer nights begin to cool foreshadowing autumn and the end of summer.  I was looking back through my image files and came across the original chrome (aka slide) of “August Lake”.  I first... Continue Reading →

Photo Editing

Perhaps this has become a moot point, but I recall when Photoshop was first released there was such an uproar over the purity of the image.  (This is espeically true for photo-journalism.  So let's keep photo-journalism out of this particular blog.)  Photoshop made it too easy to maniplulatean the image.  I bet Mr. Grandfather of Photography... Continue Reading →

Color vs B&W

Today, digital photography provides more choices when it comes to editing and printing images than when there was only film.  We shoot in color and convert to B&W when we edit our images.  Some times we know when we click the shutter how we envision the final image.  And other times we are solely looking... Continue Reading →

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