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we CAN make photographs

Today I encountered a man who told me I had no right to make pictures. The man quickly became informed I did have the right. He demanded I ruin my film or delete my digital images... The man ended up walking away informed and I ended up with my photographs of the man. Never be afraid to make a photograph.

living in a bubble

Don’t know if this is legal, but, it is in good faith.. I think this is worth reading: an excerpt from The Critique Handbook: A sourcebook and Survival Guide Kendall Buster & Paula Crawford. Prentice Hall © 2007 Pages 96 and 97

Project Lightroom and the Schewe Effect

College students around the United States are having some interesting experiences this fall. With the push to get their latest product seen Adobe has a group traveling to various colleges and universities throughout the nation. This 'tour' includes a series of lectures by two people, from Adobe Julieanne Kost and from the photojournalism/advertising world Colin Finlay. Julieanne gives a really great lecture on how to use the new Adobe product; Photoshop Lightroom and Colin lectures about his photography and the stories behind the images.

this is what it looks like

This is a photograph and its setup... I used a Sinar 4x5 some 210mm lens and some profoto light to make this image happen..

how i diffuse/bounce onboard flash

This is what I do when I want a quick diffuser for a pop-up flash. I use a 4ply piece of 100% cotton rag mat board cut to size and put it in the spot the flash itself collapses into when not in use, fits perfectly and stays there snugly.

digital exposure experiments

This is a series of test exposures made on a Nikon D50 with a Sigma f/1.8 lens. Every file was shot as a Nikon RAW file and edited in Adobe Camera Raw.

Photographs from the car

A recent trip from Chicago Illinois to Columbus Ohio, 400 miles each way. First photograph must have been done somewhere near North Baltimore Ohio.

the street

Chicago, The Loop. The elevated subway tracks are casting a shadow on the sidewalk as cars pass under the tracks..

How to make Cyanotype Prints

[REPUBLISHED Originally Posted April 21 2006] The Cyanotype process has been around since at least 1842. The invention of the process is credited to Sir John Herschel. The images it creates are based on ferric salts that create the distinctive prussian blue tone that this process is so known for. There are numerous websites and books that outline various recipes or how-to’s on creating Cyanotypes. This how-to is mine. This will show you step by step how to make a cyanotype print.