The Secret to Making Great Photographs

People ask me all the time, “Say, Tracy… What is the secret to making great photos?”   Well, I cannot speak for other photographers, since each of us has a different technique, but here’s mine:  

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The changing tide (2011)

I started shooting 55 years ago, and built my first darkroom at age 10. The point is just that I’ve been around for most of the changes, and of course the change to digital is the largest one of all. There was a time when saying that I was a photographer put me in a pretty small group of people; now it’s the world’s most popular hobby, and millions of.. Read More

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10.6.3 does not solve the gray-borders issue. (2010)

Unfortunately, updating to 10.6.3 did not correct the problem with V4 ICC profiles for me…. Version 4 ICC profiles still print with a gray border around the image. My solution, as with others, has been to remake my profiles as Version 2. Wish there was better news… Tracy Edit April 1,2010: Today (4 months later) Apple replied to my bug filing, and admitted it’s a bug in their code. The.. Read More

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roll paper banners on the Epson 2200 (2004)

How to avoid tearing your hair out when trying to print roll-paper banners on the Epson 2200 using the Epson drivers. (originally posted 10/28/04) I lost a huge chunk of hair, and about 24 hours trying to figure these hints out: If you’re not using the GIMP print driver, (see other blog entry) then here’s how to print out a banner on the Epson 2200 using the Epso-supplied printer drivers… Read More

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