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On Photography: June Newton (Alice Springs), 1923-2021
Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8
On Photography: Dickey Chapelle, 1918-1965
Looking at the Elvid StudioVision 4K HDMI Monitor with HDR for field and studio work
On Photography: Catherine Leroy, 1944-2006
Sharpening makes photos look sharp
Denoise secrets with high-resolution monitors
On Photography: Eliot Porter, 1901-1990
How to know there is detail in the highlights and shadows
On Photography: Ilse Bing, 1899-1998
Dust spot removal from many files at once in Lightroom Classic

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On Photography: Catherine Leroy, 1944-2006

On Photography: Catherine Leroy, 1944-2006

“I think of the U.S. Marines like we used to think of the Foreign Legion; as big mouths with big hearts.” — Catherine Leroy Catherine Leroy was one of two female photojournalists during the Vietnam war. The other, Dickie Chapelle was

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Sharpening makes photos look sharp

Sharpening makes photos look sharp

Digital photos straight out of the camera are always just a little bit soft. That’s why adding sharpening as the first part of your workflow is a must. It’s also the last thing to do before printing. Many digital cameras

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Denoise secrets with high resolution monitors and LuminarAI

Denoise secrets with high-resolution monitors

There was a time when viewing a photo at 100% was a perfect representation of the final result. With the coming of high-resolution monitors, that’s not the case anymore — especially when dealing with noise. High-resolution also known as high-dpi

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2021-03-19 Eliot Porter

On Photography: Eliot Porter, 1901-1990

“Photography is a strong tool, a propaganda device, and a weapon for the defense of the environment … and therefore for the fostering of a healthy human race and even very likely for its survival.” – Eliot Porter Eliot Porter

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2021-03-14 Ilse Bing

On Photography: Ilse Bing, 1899-1998

“I didn’t choose photography; it chose me. I didn’t know it at the time. An artist doesn’t think first then do it, he is driven.” -Ilse Bing Small format maverick Photography in Paris in the 1930s was dominated by large

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2021-03-07 On Photography Fred Baldwin

On Photography: Fred Baldwin, 1929-present

“Have a dream, use your imagination, overcome your fear, and then the real secret to the whole thing: You have to act.” -Fred Baldwin Photo career starts with Pablo Picasso Fred Baldwin was only 26 and a student at Columbia

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Product Review DNP DS620A Great prints without expensive ink!

Digital printing without expensive ink: The DNP DS620A

While the printed photograph is the final expression of a photographer’s vision, making inkjet prints is problematic and expensive. That’s why there are still labs printing photos. There is a printer company that offers affordable, ink-free prints for photographers to

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On Photography: Chanell Stone, 1992-present

On Photography: Chanell Stone, 1992-present

“For many Black people, rural nature, places like national parks, aren’t very accessible, sometimes it’s the cost, but more often the issue is societal. As Black people, it feels like these rural spaces aren’t for us. I want to turn

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On Photography: Catherine Leroy, 1944-2006

On Photography: Catherine Leroy, 1944-2006

“I think of the U.S. Marines like we used to think of the Foreign Legion; as big mouths with big hearts.” — Catherine Leroy Catherine Leroy was one of two female photojournalists during the Vietnam war. The other, Dickie Chapelle was

Read More
Sharpening makes photos look sharp

Sharpening makes photos look sharp

Digital photos straight out of the camera are always just a little bit soft. That’s why adding sharpening as the first part of your workflow is a must. It’s also the last thing to do before printing. Many digital cameras

Read More
Denoise secrets with high resolution monitors and LuminarAI

Denoise secrets with high-resolution monitors

There was a time when viewing a photo at 100% was a perfect representation of the final result. With the coming of high-resolution monitors, that’s not the case anymore — especially when dealing with noise. High-resolution also known as high-dpi

Read More
2021-03-19 Eliot Porter

On Photography: Eliot Porter, 1901-1990

“Photography is a strong tool, a propaganda device, and a weapon for the defense of the environment … and therefore for the fostering of a healthy human race and even very likely for its survival.” – Eliot Porter Eliot Porter

Read More
2021-03-14 Ilse Bing

On Photography: Ilse Bing, 1899-1998

“I didn’t choose photography; it chose me. I didn’t know it at the time. An artist doesn’t think first then do it, he is driven.” -Ilse Bing Small format maverick Photography in Paris in the 1930s was dominated by large

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2021-03-07 On Photography Fred Baldwin

On Photography: Fred Baldwin, 1929-present

“Have a dream, use your imagination, overcome your fear, and then the real secret to the whole thing: You have to act.” -Fred Baldwin Photo career starts with Pablo Picasso Fred Baldwin was only 26 and a student at Columbia

Read More
Product Review DNP DS620A Great prints without expensive ink!

Digital printing without expensive ink: The DNP DS620A

While the printed photograph is the final expression of a photographer’s vision, making inkjet prints is problematic and expensive. That’s why there are still labs printing photos. There is a printer company that offers affordable, ink-free prints for photographers to

Read More
On Photography: Chanell Stone, 1992-present

On Photography: Chanell Stone, 1992-present

“For many Black people, rural nature, places like national parks, aren’t very accessible, sometimes it’s the cost, but more often the issue is societal. As Black people, it feels like these rural spaces aren’t for us. I want to turn

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Hiding and showing Lightroom Classic panels

A while back, one of my students asked “Where can I find the Keywording panel?” I answered, “It’s in the Library module’s right sidebar.” She replied, “No it’s not…” Sure enough, the Keywording panel had gone missing. What gives? Viewing

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