On copyright (US)
on copyright. First: INAL (I’m not a laywer.)I have, however, read and closely followed copyright for a decade or more. Here are some quick, general points: “Prior to what year are works in the public domain?”1923. (It’s 2008 now, and with extensions, copyright attaches for 95 years.) In general, for works created on or after January 1, 1978, the term of copyright is the life of the author plus seventy.. Read More
Solo show at the Triton
“Contiguous: Line of Sight” is my solo show at The Triton Museum of Art, in Santa Clara, California. It runs from Feb 10 to May 13, 2018. You are cordially invited to drop by at any time.
MPC Art Gallery show
The Monterey Peninsula Art Gallery exhibition (myself and my wife) actually started on October 3rd, but the opening was on the 13th. I’m just back, and a friend took this picture of my wife’s presentation. Thought I share it.
Fast, excellent raw file viewer
Need a fast and accurate camera raw file viewer? This one, cleverly named “FastRawViewer” is well worth a look, not to mention the extremely modest fee: http://www.fastrawviewer.com/ Scroll to the bottom of the page for some reviews by names you’ll likely recognize. The same folks wrote RawDigger, so they know whereof the speak… (so to speak…) Highly recommended. Tracywww.valleau.gallery
DPI, PPI, pixels and size
It’s surprising how often I see a call-out, a request, for a digital image something like “2000 x 3000 @ 72 dpi”. That’s actually nonsense. A digital image’s size is its size, period. “2000 x 3000 @ 72 dpi” or “2000 x 3000 @ 300 dpi” is not going to change the size of the file. The file is 2000 x 3000. What it does do is say “If I print this.. Read More
Monitor checking / test
Here: http://www.aardenburg-imaging.com/monitorchecker/ is a great Photoshop file, with several layers, each of which you can view on your monitor as an aid in determining how well your monitor is calibrated and profiled. Highly recommended. Free, but requires an email sign-up. I joined them several years ago, and get an email once every blue moon. (Oh, and if you’re of a mind, join and make a contribution while you’re there…)
Yeah, but is it Art (transcript)
Well, a journey that began a year ago has finally arrived at its destination, and I have at last posted the text (as a PDF) of my talk at the Center for Photographic Art in January of this year. The zipped file is here: http://transfer.pronet.link/transfers/Yeah-but_is_it_Art-.zipand the unzipped pdf is here: http://transfer.pronet.link/transfers/Yeah-but_is_it_Art-.pdf Fair warning: this is not a “light read” – the PDF is 37 pages and over 13,000 words long… Read More
Fixing over-sharpened images in Photoshop
Here are two approaches to fixing over-sharpened images in Photoshop. Both rely on the blending mode you are using. The first is “before the fact” – that is, if you have not sharpened the image yet, do this: 1) duplicate the image, which will place an identical copy above your base layer. 2) do your sharpening on that duplicated layer. If the sharpening produces the dreaded white halo, do this:.. Read More
My friend, Al Weber
Al Weber passed away Feb 27, 2016. He was my friend, although others certainly knew him better or longer. What we shared, he shared with all: his love of photography. Because we both had a similar sense of simple designs and abstracts, we enjoyed sharing our images with each other. More than any other single person, Al changed the course of my journey thru photography. Yes, I’ve been shooting for.. Read More
And one from the Santa Cruz Art League National Show
There’s nothing like the prime position!