Tag: photography

the darkroom vs computer

In a way, a darkroom is just rough industrial age computer, one that uses chemicals instead of code. Both are machines, tools that let us resolve and visualize…

I’ve added new photographs to my site

I just emailed my autumn newsletter, in which I announced the newest photographs added to my website. These are photographs that I created over the summer, including abstract…

Like Hubble images from outer space

Wendy Edsall-Kerwin is a jewelry artist and metalsmith who showcases a different artist each month on her blog. I am honored that she named me her July Artist…

revisiting old photographs

I’ve been spending some time this morning revisiting some older photographs of mine. I had stumbled across one from a couple years ago, and my first reaction was…

Working in a DIY photo studio

Photography can be a very expensive artform. Each gadget and tool often comes with a hefty pricetag. And sometimes, the price is worth it. But other times, whew,…

the camera changed the way we behaved

I wanted to share this clip from This American Life, beautifully animated by Chris Ware. It is a story about a class of 5th graders who began making…

gotta love the internet

Gotta love this internet. I am constantly amazed at the positive impact it has on my life. From a business perspective, the internet is what lets me make…

your studio is like a pair of jeans

Paula at Self Taught Artist recently posted a picture of her studio, and suggested we all do the same. It’s always fun to see someone else’s studio. An…

Bruce Fraser

Bruce Fraser is seriously ill has passed away. Bruce is one of THE masters of digital imaging, color and photography. He has been a teacher to us all,…

Film or Digital? (Yawn)

You often hear debates among photographers about which technology is better: film or digital. These arguments often get quite heated, with each side trying to prove how the…

The MEA-17M attaches to the DK-17M…

Sometimes, you find a product that is perfectly designed to meet a specific, but important need. I found that with the MEA-17M. Here’s the story. I do a…

Jerome Liebling

Even though I attended Hampshire College, I never studied photography with Jerome Liebling. I was more interested in exploring linguistics and cognitive science at the time, and didn’t…

The morality of a photo

There is a conversation happening over at The Online Photographer about a Daguerreotype that Jerry Spagnoli took of 9/11. It is a haunting, spooky, and unsettling look at…

Boring photographic subjects

One of my favorite photographic subjects is the flower. It’s a great combination of organic complexity and character, and can be a great source of inspiration. Yet many…

Non-non-photography Day

The site nonphotographyday.com states: Non-photography day is an effort on my part to revive the moment by putting down the camera. It is a day to think about…

What the…?

My favorite reaction to my photography so far… “What the heck is THAT?” (This is in reference to my photograph Mask.) I suppose I’ll take that as a…

Digital is easy

In his blog, The Online Photographer, Mike Johnston commented that only a small percentage of auction house sales of contemporary prints were made digitally. In response, someone called…

Sharpening is like salt

I was just reading a photography forum where someone asked about sharpening: if you should do it when you convert the raw file, before your print, or both.…