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.
I’ve been posting about some of the bad things about today’s digital photography universe for the last few days. Today, I’m gonna change gears and talk about some of the things I love about it. Productivity. A lot of chemical photography was difficult, uncreative, time-consuming work. Let’s say you wanted a print of something that… [Read More]
I used to write end-pieces for the CPA newsletter, Focus. Those were called “The Last Word”, because they were the last thing in the newsletter. Eventually, when I stopped editing the newsletter, the archives from Focus formed the first posts in this blog. One of the very first ones was about overemphasis of craft. Today’s post… [Read More]
What a set of changes has happened since, say, 1990! In 25-or-so years, we have gotten to a point where: Most first-world folks carry a camera with them at all times. The marginal cost of making an image is zero. The number of images exposed has skyrocketed. The quality of many of the ubiquitous cell-phone… [Read More]
When we worked in the darkroom, the tools we had for image manipulation were pretty crude by today’s standards. With silver-based B&W, we could crop, change size, lighten, darken, change contrast, dodge, burn, bleach (like dodging, but affecting only the lighter areas). Sharpening required pin-registered printing setups and fiddly mask-making; most of us didn’t bother…. [Read More]
There was a poster on DPR who made the claim that the resolution of a good lens on a full frame camera would be 1.5 times that of the same lens on a APS-C camera with the same pixel count. I thought the improvement would be less than that. We debated a while, and then… [Read More]
This is a continuation of an informal test of the $167 Viltrox 35 mm f/2 lens on a Sony a7RII camera. For comparison, I’ll be showing images with the same camera and the Zeiss 35mm f/2 Biogon-M. The test starts here. There’s a test scene that I use for looking at lens bokeh, and, although… [Read More]
This is a continuation of an informal test of the $167 Viltrox 35 mm f/2 lens on a Sony a7RII camera. For comparison, I’ll be showing some images from the Sony RX1 with its native — and exemplary — 35 mm f/2 lens. The test starts here. This is the overall test scene: In the… [Read More]