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.
Leica. The word alone conjures images of exquisite mechanical craftsmanship, unsurpassed optics, and the epitome of photographic quality; it is bathed in a near mystic aura in the photographic world. The almost fanatical obsession of Leica-philes for all things Leica is matched perhaps by only the extreme loyalty of Harley-Davidson lovers to that motorcycle brand. The story of how Leica reached this lofty position has been minutely dissected before by numerous more qualified devotees of the mark than this writer, so it is perhaps a bit audacious to attempt to give an abridged account of the Leica story. At the risk of riling the faithful, what follows is the early story of Leica, the short version. Continue reading “A Brief History of Photography – Part 13: The Early Story of Leica, Short Version”