Two Very Different Portraits

Here are a couple of portraits I have been working on recently, both of which I enjoyed working on, but which could not be more different. The first image was taken a couple of years ago at Cantigny Park, in Wheaton, Illinois.  Cantigny is the former estate of Col Robert R. McCormick, who was publisher and editor of the Chicago Tribune until his death in … Continue reading Two Very Different Portraits

The Wet Darkroom Revisited

Many of us involved today in the art of photography cannot remember a time when photography was not primarily a digital experience, with images taken on digital cameras, recorded on digital memory media, imported to a computer, and then processed with a favored suite of software. For many the ultimate output from this endeavor is an image viewed primarily, if not solely, on an electronic … Continue reading The Wet Darkroom Revisited

Out of Chicago Winter Conference Recap

Attended the Out of Chicago (OOC) Winter Conference at the College of Lake County University Center in Grayslake on 18 Feb and found it to be a productive day of photography.  My personal goals for the conference included expanding my knowledge about flash photography and to improve my portraiture technique.  With some reservations, this goal was achieved. Continue reading “Out of Chicago Winter Conference Recap”

Moving from Lightroom CC to Capture One Pro 10

As of last week, I have been transitioning my post-processing workflow from Lightroom CC to Capture One Pro 10.  To a great extent, I was motivated to make this move after reading and listening to a series of blogs and podcasts by Martin Bailey regarding his migration from Lightroom to Capture One Pro. While I have been generally pleased with Lightroom (LR) since I moved … Continue reading Moving from Lightroom CC to Capture One Pro 10