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”
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
After about a year of off and on work, I have finally completed my darkroom, in the corner of my basement. The selected site is next to my woodworking shop and my wife’s pottery wheel, so separation from woodworking and pottery dust was a particular challenge. Continue reading “New Darkroom”
Got in a couple of photoshoots in downtown Chicago in July 2016. The first was on July 5th, shooting from North Avenue Beach. The second shoot was from Solidarity Drive on July 18th, accompanied by my photographer neighbor, Laura Hedien. Continue reading Chicago Views
Spent 2 days at Oshkosh 2015, shooting digital on the Ricoh GR, 120 film on the Fuji GW690iii, and 4×5 film on the Graflex Super Graphic. Here are a few of the digital images. Continue reading “Oshkosh 2015”
In 2009, renowned documentary cinematographer Ken Burns released “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” to broad acclaim and helped inspire a surge in tourism and interest in the U.S. National Parks. One of the oldest and most popular of these is Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, and it has come to symbolize the American focus on the environmental and conservation movements. It can be argued that Yosemite has come to be regarded as a national beacon for preserving our nation’s national resources in large part through the influence of the photographic medium; the long reach and emotional impact of great photography captured the public’s attention and compelled government to take action to protect these national treasures. For this, we in the photography world can proudly applaud the extraordinary talents and achievements of – Carleton F. Watkins.