NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed:// Download episode here…   or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Joining Rich this week is World Photographer Deborah Sandidige ( She is […]

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When I was in Yosemite earlier this year, I made a few images with a special project in mind. I wanted to recreate the look of antique glass plates.

Glass plate negatives predate the film negatives used today. Like today’s negatives, glass plate negatives could be used to produce many copies of the same image. Unlike today’s negatives, glass plates were easily broken and the prints made from them were not enlarged. All images were printed directly from the negative. To produce a large photograph, a large glass plate was used.

It was a very limiting technology. If the plate broke – there goes your picture. Continue reading

You’ve heard me rave about Nik Silver Efex Pro. One of the things I like about it is that you can create your own custom B&W styles at the click of a button. You can also share those styles with other photographers. Nik Software has created a page full of additional styles that you can […]

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