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.

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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Why Published Images Will Look Different than Inkjet Prints. Part 2

A two-part post on preparing images for publication. Publications use the geometric structure of halftone dots to interpret pixel values as tonal values on paper surfaces. Each pixel produces up to four overprinted color halftone dots. These halftones dots translate … Continue reading

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Why Published Images Will Look Different than Inkjet Prints. Part 1

A four-part post on preparing images for publication. It is a known fact that images viewed on computer monitors don’t always match what comes out of desktop printers. This is because the color pixels captured by digital cameras are defined … Continue reading

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