This is part of a series about my experiences in publishing a book. The series starts here. A blogger discovered this series of posts, and wrote that pretty much everything that I did in getting my book out was wrong. I disagreed with some of that, but I certainly admit that this whole endeavor was a… [Read More]
For some time now, I’ve been analysing dark field photographs in the frequency domain for clues to whether or not cameras are applying spatial filtering to their raw files. I started when I was investigating why the Sony a7S suddenly had a better engineering dynamic range (EDR) when the ISO knob was turned from 50000… [Read More]
This is part of a series about my experiences in publishing a book. The series starts here. It’s been about three months since I helped unload 600 copies of Staccato into my garage. Hemlock printed 1000, and 400 were shipped directly from the bindery to (non-paying, but valued) customers. I have printed about 25 sets of… [Read More]
There’s a delicious technical symmetry to digital photography. The sensors that we use to take pictures are incredibly complex and intricate creations. And those sensors for photography are made my employing – wait for it – photography. Did any of you say, “huh?” I can explain. Those who know all this stuff can skip ahead…. [Read More]
Two big camera announcements recently. Fuji dropped the other shoe about the GFX 50S, giving us prices, and an approximate start-of-shipments date of the end of February. In addition, they announced an adapter for Hasselblad H-series lenses (which are actually made by Fuji), and another one for view-camera lenses. The H-series adapter does not support… [Read More]
When I was growing up in Muncie, Indiana, my father taught me about photography. Brownie Hawkeye, developing pictures in the bathroom, Kodak plastic tank with an apron to keep the film from sticking together, Kodak Tri-Chem Pak, contact frame, 60 watt bare bulb — I’m sure you old timers know the drill. We bought supplies… [Read More]
I’ve been doing the synthetic slit scan images for a couple of months now. That series requires me to make many exposures. A typical run is 30,000 to 40,000 images exposed at one-second intervals over a day. I can’t go over 40,000, for reasons I’ll get to later on. I use silent shutter on my… [Read More]
This post is part of a series about some experiments I’m doing combining space and time in slit scan photographs. The series starts here. I’ve spent most of this week editing synthetic slit scan images. Here are a few that I like.