Category Archives: Underpinnings and Core Issues

A house is only as sound as its foundation. The same maxim is true about digital photography. If the core issues of light and color are not clearly applied to each digital image, it may not deliver the visual emotion that you intended.

The Critical Importance of Knowing Why You Do What You Do.

If you are a photographer, chances are that you already know good color when you see it. But knowing what good color looks like is just one part of the color photography equation, producing good color in an efficient manner is … 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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Exposing the Secrets of the Mystogram

The histogram is an awkward visual metaphor invented by software Mathematician/Engineers to describe the tonal values of each color channel in a digital image. It is a noble attempt to visualize the dynamics of an image’s tones, even if it … Continue reading

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You will never realize your full potential as a photographer…

unless and until you understand the basic elements of color theory. I know this sounds scary, a bit geeky and just over-the-top, but hear me out. The Difference Between Observation and Creation. I love music and really appreciate many different … Continue reading

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