Last summer, I joined the ImageMakers of Monterey. Part of the application procedure was a photographic autobiography. Some of you may be interested in the early part. In 1951 or 1952, when I was eight or nine, my parents bought me a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera. It took 12 2 1/4 square pictures on a… [Read More]
Yesterday, I attended Charles Cramer’s excellent lecture at the Sunset Center. Charlie asked me to say a few words about soft proofing. Some things occurred to me that I would have said had I more time and presence of mind. Fortunately, I have this blog. Soft proofing is visualizing the final hard copy from an… [Read More]
In most of the last half of the 20th century, the weapon of choice for low-light candid photography was the 35mm rangefinder camera. There were lots of reasons. The cameras were small and light. The focal-plane shutters were quieter than SLR shutters (except for the tiny number of SLRs with pellicle mirrors), and not much… [Read More]
Today I received a letter from Dell. It started out: Dear Current Occupant: Your dedicated account team is now in place to help your business. I didn’t feel much like reading further.
I’ve been playing with a tilt/shift lens on a digital SLR. I’m hoping to get sharper landscapes by not having to stop down as far to get the foreground and background in focus. Thus, the tilting action of the lens is what’s of interest to me. The trick with a tilting lens, whether on a… [Read More]