Tag Archives: LightRoom

The Speed of SSD’s is Addictve!

Shooting digital images in RAW file format, then processing them in a variety of programs such as Lightroom, Photoshop and Aurora HDR can provide amazing results. But those results come at a price. File size. How quickly a hard disk … Continue reading

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Filters….The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

It was 1991 when I began using a computer to enhance my photographic images. Photoshop 2.5 was the industry standard, and, although there were other software programs available (some I liked MUCH better, such as Live Picture) it was Photoshop … Continue reading

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Discovering New Papers and Erasing Old Ideas

Transitioning from one material to another takes time, and the willingness to fail. For years, as an analog photographer, I used AZO paper from Kodak to create my 8X10″ contact prints. Now, in the digital realm, I have been using … Continue reading

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Analog to Digital Conversion on the Cheap

The other day I pulled out my archive of 8X10″ black and white negatives. I have not had them unsealed in almost 15 years. The best images were printed on AZO paper and, using archival processes, dry mounted and matted … Continue reading

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A Tool, A Crutch or a Gimmick?

If you look at a photograph and notice the technique first, and the image second, I think you are looking at something that was produced using a gimmick or a crutch. Continue reading

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Old Dog New Tricks

It’s been a long time since I made 8X10 inch contact prints using Kodak AZO paper. So long in fact, I had forgotten the beautiful finish it provided to the final image. Like so many of us, I have converted … Continue reading

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The REAL Image is Created in the Mind

When you are a photographer, you train your eye to see things differently. Some people see in graphic shapes, other are keenly aware of human emotions and other have the ability to see the world in shades of black and … Continue reading

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