Category Archives: Analog and Digital Photography

Out of the Shadows and Into the Light

Uncovering Hidden Details In the Shadows. There are usually significant details hidden under the weight of the darkest parts of an image. These darker details are very rich and revealing, and to some extent they are recoverable, but they must … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on Black and White Part 3: The Digital Conversion

A comparison between the way film-based cameras and digital cameras capture spectral information and transpose that information into black and white images. Photography is all about Light. The more we understand about the way light behaves, the better we will … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on Black and White Part 2

A comparison between the way film-based cameras and digital cameras capture spectral information and transpose that information into black and white images. Photography is all about Light. The more we understand about the way light behaves, the better we will … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on Black and White

A comparison between the way film-based cameras and digital cameras capture spectral information and transpose that information into black and white images.   Photography is all about Light. The more we understand about the way light behaves, the better we … Continue reading

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The Quest for Clarity

Title sounds ominous enough. My first attempts to produce “snappy” pictures in print started in my sophomore year in college. I was the production manager for our college magazine and was determined to make the images in the the next … Continue reading

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The Brain’s Visual Cortex Corrects Color Casts. Naturally.

The setting in the image capture and editing processes known as White Balance is a curious one indeed. The human light perception system is so complex, and so intuitive,  that we don’t totally understand how it even works. All human … Continue reading

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The Photographic Process is an Outright Lie!

…and you know it. Yet you buy into it every day. “I can’t believe my eyes” is actually more true than you realize when it comes to photographic images. You have been a willing victim of this ruse for as … Continue reading

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What Music Theory Taught Me About Digital Images

I’m blessed to have grown up with two creative interests in my life; music and design. As I alluded to in an earlier post (You’ll probably never realize your full potential as a photographer), my musical training early in life … Continue reading

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Digital Noise versus Film Grain- A Short Primer for Newbies

Is there a true correlation between today’s digital noise to yesterday’s film grain? Absolutely. It all has to do with light, or the absence thereof. In days of photographic films with silver halide emulsions, tonality was recorded when light struck sub-sand-size … Continue reading

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Raw Images and Cookie Dough

For this inaugural post to my new blog I thought I’d offer a little tongue-in-cheek analogy to paint a broad brush illustration about raw format digital images. I’ll get into more detail in upcoming posts. Welcome to The Way Eye … Continue reading

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