Using Velvia to break out of a slump

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I’ve been feeling stuck on a plateau in my creative work lately. With photography, my initial reaction to this always seems to be to buy an awesome new camera – as if that will solve the issue. This time, after a bit of … Continue reading

Head and shoulder character portrait

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I’ve been playing hide-and-seek with this guy in an old cattle pen that he hides out in. This has been going on for a while now, and I think he’s finally starting to get more comfortable in front of a … Continue reading

A study of color and texture

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The perceived interchange between colors and textures intrigues me. The longer the eyes find lines of contrast to follow, the more I feel pulled into the image. When they drop of at some point along the line, they seem to … Continue reading

Vertical Woods and the Four Wangs

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After a long discussion on the Luminous Landscape site, the group of expert photographers contributing to the forums there convinced me that modern landscape and portrait aspect ratios are best handled as convenient guides. If you are serious about your … Continue reading

Crystalline Forest – and lens drawing like Gainsborough

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The dense foliage in some woodland scenes lends itself to a classic monochrome treatment IMO. In the following picture, I tried to achieve a range of textures from bone-like trunks to billowing crystalline leaves that would make one feel the … Continue reading

Making monochrome work with the OMD EM5

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I’ve been working hard to improve black and white output from the little Olympus OM-D E-M5 with my favorite “walking around” lens, the Sigma 19mm/f2.8. Although editing and posting pictures from an iPod mini while traveling was lot’s of fun, … Continue reading