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Category: Photo

8K video changes still photography forever

I’m said this before, but I think it’s worth repeating as 8K video is on the verge of ubiquity: it will change still photography and traditional photography skills forever. An 8K video image is 7680 by 4320. That’s a 33 megapixel image. It completely does away with the skill needed to press the shutter button […]

copyrights for one and all!

Right up front: if you have a copyright issue, get a lawyer. You may think copyright is simple, but you’re wrong. If it were simple, there would not be a lot of very rich copyright lawyers, eh? As a creator, you automatically have a copyright once your expression is in tangible form. That won’t do […]

Printing a correct color target for custom profiling

Here is how to print a target of patches, for use in creating a custom color profile. (Note: this requires that you either have your own spectrophotometer, or are printing a target sent to you by someone you hired to create the custom profile for you.) A target image is composed of hundreds or thousands […]

8-bit or 16-bit prints: there IS a difference!

  So, you’ve just spent hours, maybe days, working on an image, carefully using a 16-bit depth, to keep the colors perfect and the tones smooth. The sky will be perfect printed at 2880, and the clouds sublime. You save the file as 16-bit tif, and send it off to the printer. And it is […]

Welcome back!… reloaded sites are missing images

Hello everyone. Thanks for your patience while I rebuilt my blogs from individual posts. Took most of a day, but the text is back in place.Now I have to gather up the images, and re-install them in their posts, and finally try to indicate when the posts were originally written. (Some go back almost two […]

Images in show at Triton Museum

The Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA, will be featuring four of my images in their exhibition “Selections From Our Permanent Collection: Photographs” which runs from August 17th until October 27th.

Don’t use black backgrounds for editing photos

While dark environments, such as Apple’s Mojave, or the default settings for Photoshop & Pixelmator Pro, may look fashionable, they are terrible for editing photos. Why? Because they screw up your ability to see tones properly. Using a dark background will trick your mind into producing a print that has clogged up shadows, and is […]

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?”1926. (It’s 2021 now, and with extensions, copyright attaches for 95 years.) In general, for works created on or after […]

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.  

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