Category Archives: Tonality and Appearance

The bookend issues of highlight and shadow are important, but what happens between those two extreme tones is even more critical for good image presentation in different mediums.

5G Technology and Digital Photography. What It is and What You Should Know.

5G is the fifth generation wireless technology for digital cellular networks that began wide deployment in 2019. But what exactly is 5G and how will that affect digital photography? One answer is obviously speed. Each generation of gigahertz transmission has … Continue reading

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How Stupid We Were Then & How Smart We Are Now

Have you noticed in the last decade just how stupid and gullible you’ve been all your life? If you’ve tuned into the “experts” who reside in and sponsor the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Science Channel, and the We … Continue reading

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Image and Social Manipulation. The Power of Influence and Inspiration.

There are many faces to image enhancement, some as old as photography itself. Just as poets, musicians, and novelists influence the mores and social sensibilities of a culture, photographers push the mood of societal attitudes with the same persuasive force. … Continue reading

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Introducing Alius

What you see here is an example of a very special and unique graphic digital treatment that combines photography and sensitomic interpretation. Put simply, the colors and tonality curves of photos are identified, isolated, and interpreted very purposely and precisely. … Continue reading

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Be Somebody

In times like this that all the opinions and convictions about politics and cultural issues should be recognized as important issues. However, in times like these we must realize that neither of these issues are solution-driven and should not occupy … Continue reading

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The New Corona Photography Workflow

The Bad Medical Virus. While the planet seeks a solution to the pandemic problem of the Corona virus, may I suggest we use this opportunity to participate in an innovative photographic exercise in the mean time.  This Corona workflow might … Continue reading

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Black and White are Rarely Black or White

There are very few absolutes in this life. Most issues we face fall into more “gray areas” compared to the purely polar dictionary definitions of actual black and white. We use these terms rather cavalierly when expressing personal opinions even … Continue reading

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The Camaraderie and Benefits of a Photo Clubs and Image Servers: Part 3

While the prior installments in this series describe the function of personal servers, there will soon be an even cooler (cheaper, simpler, and more powerful) alternative server product available to photo club members. Trial configurations of Cloud9 Photo Club Servers … Continue reading

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The Camaraderie and Benefits of a Photo Clubs and Image Servers: Part 2

Welcome back to the continuing discussion about photo clubs and image servers. Let’s dive in and look at some of the issues involved. If you haven’t read Part 1 in this series, I suggest you go back and do so … Continue reading

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The Camaraderie and Benefits of a Photo Clubs and Image Servers: Part 1

If you do not yet attend (or better yet, belong to) a local photography club, you may be missing out on a very special affiliation and a personal growth opportunity. Photography may be a solo practice, but it is much … Continue reading

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