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The Object

The Object

Ever have one of those pieces that you put in a drawer for a couple of years, pulling it out periodically only to shove it back in because your head…

Seeking to Understand

Seeking to Understand

It's been awhile since I walked through the creation of one of art pieces that started life as a photograph, so I thought I'd pick one…

Review: Ilford Galerie Smooth Gloss and Pearl Papers

Review: Ilford Galerie Smooth Gloss and Pearl Papers

  Although most of my print work is of the mixed-media variety plus the occasional gicl©e on fine art (and other more unusual) papers, sometimes I am…

Quick Review: Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Q90 4-Section Tripod

Quick Review: Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Q90 4-Section Tripod

As I mentioned several months ago, I've been a quest to find a lighter-weight but still high-quality monopod/tripod and head combination to help offset my…

Review: Manfrotto 327RC2 Handle-Grip Ball Head with Quick Release

Review: Manfrotto 327RC2 Handle-Grip Ball Head with Quick Release

Although I do shoot some studio set-ups, the majority of my photography is a spontaneous reaction to the scenery around me, often while hiking. Therefore, when I'm…

Approaches to Light Painting

Approaches to Light Painting

In simple terms, “light painting” involves taking long-exposure photos in nominally dark environments, where you artfully set up or move a light source to either reveal an…

Chromatic Aberration

Chromatic Aberration

    Chromatic Aberration is the culprit behind colored fringing – often cyan or red, and vertical in direction – appearing on high-contrast edges. Technically, it results from the…

Light Painting WiFi

Some friends recently shared with me on Facebook a novel application of light painting: Creating a four meter tall bar that displays an 80 point bar graph of WiFi signal…

Using Photoshop’s View > Proof Colors to Head Off Problems Before Printing

Using Photoshop’s View > Proof Colors to Head Off Problems Before Printing

Literally the evening after I posted my Digital Printing 101 article, my sister came over to print out some mandala/spirograph-like iStock images to decorate her office with. I…

Digital Printing 101

Digital Printing 101

  Q: Which one of these test swatches is correct? A: None of them. An example of life before we learned how to follow a color managed workflow while printing…

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