Tag Archives: black and white

My Lifelong Quest for Image Clarity

The 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 publication┬ápop off … Continue reading

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To Be (Visibly Appealing) or Not To Be, THAT is the Question!

I’m toying with a new idea, and it all has to do with photo quality. In particular, the real estate photo listings. On my last post I noted that it seems that few people actually care about the quality of … Continue reading

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Does It Really Matter Anymore?

Lately, I’ve come to the uncomfortable reality that perhaps my obsession with delivering clarity and definition in the digital photographs is much more important to me than it is to many in the Internet (and even print) publishing community. From … Continue reading

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The Great Paynter European Photo Adventure- Post One

I just finished a 30-day trek around southern Europe with my best friend (my wife Barbara), and my Lumix G5. This composite shot (one of over 4500 taken during the trip) is of one of the Dresden Museums, just down … 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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Dreamers, Mechanics, Propeller heads, and Pundits

Pardon my absence for the two weeks or so, I’ve been doin’ some personal rearranging. This started by engaging in some personal reflection. Always revealing, but somewhat dangerous. Please don’t get offended at this silliness. It just lets me grasp … Continue reading

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My Understanding of Photography Began in the Pressroom

The printing industry taught me valuable lessons about photography. And what I learned first, they don’t even cover in photography school, though it’s probably the reason why my images print right every time. You see, I learned about the photography … Continue reading

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Color Management: The Conception, Misconception, Birth and Afterbirth. I Remember it All Too Well.

THE WAY IT WERE I had spent the prior 20 years laboring inside the color separation/printing industry when all the digital feces hit the photo-lithographic fan back in the mid eighties. Shortly thereafter I found myself consulting with an upstart … Continue reading

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