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Aperture :: Iterations and Variations

May 16, 2021 - Picasso was asked, "When do you know a painting is 'finished'?," to which he is reported to have replied, "When it is si...
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The Perfect Pairing :: Aperture and Exposure X5

May 05, 2021 - Sometimes, once in a great while perhaps, you come across a pair of image editing softwares that play so well together y...
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Aperture :: Make It Big

March 16, 2021 - If you are an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber you probably know by now Adobe has just released an update to their separa...
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Aperture, Noise and Film Grain:The Quest for a Filmic Portrait

December 20, 2020 - This final portrait edit was created entirely in Apple's Aperture software here at the end of 2020. Yes, I'm still runni...
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Black & White Done Right!

October 22, 2020 - Exposure X5 (NIK Silver Efex Pro 2 vs.True B+W Conversion LUT) As an artist and photographer I'm not one to go by numbe...
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Creating & Using Custom LUTs in Affinity Photo and Exposure X5

September 06, 2020 - Creating and using custom LUTS for still photography is easy and fun using Affinity Photo and Exposure X5. (the above vi...
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Back To The Future ~ Taking The Zen Path

January 12, 2020 - A funny thing happened on the way to the future... I decided to go back. No, not back to 1985 but more like 2014. Since...
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"He Of The Darkroom Eyes" ~ On Mentors, Teachers, and Senseis

December 13, 2019 - "Sensei: Portrait of Jerry Uelsmann" "You can do that?!" That was a revelatory question a young photography student nam...
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Got Film? ~ A Part Two Update

August 08, 2019 - Almost five years back I wrote a blog post called "Got Film? Digital Photographers Now Have Choices" on the state of the...
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Torn Between Two Lovers

January 27, 2014 - I've always smiled at the thought of American Poet Robert Frost's epitaph, which reads, "I Had A Lover's Quarrel With Th...
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Are You "Seriesous"?

November 26, 2013 - Creating a new body of work can start with a whiff of inspiration from anywhere, and that inspiration can come to you at...
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"But It's Not A Portrait"

November 12, 2013 - These two images of my mother's hands are part of a new project I'm working on; a long term project to create portraits...
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Create Custom Textured Brushes For Unique Portraits

November 07, 2013 - Creating a completely unique and customizable look to your images can be as easy and fun as painting with textured brush...
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Got Film? Digital Photographers Now Have Choices

November 04, 2013 - To answer the question above, it can now be argued that "yes, indeed", digital photographers have film. Or rather "film...
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The Fine Art Of Texture Overlays For Creative Portraits

October 20, 2013 - This two part tutorial on creating fine, textured overlays and backgrounds for creative portraits, is a companion piece...
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iPhone Tintype For Creative Portraits Tutorial

October 03, 2013 - This tutorial on creating tintype textured backgrounds and overlays for creative portraits was inspired by a recent crea...
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"Excuse Me, Do You Know The Way To Paris?"

May 08, 2013 - Ah, Paris! City of Lights, City of Love, City of Culture, City of Photography. The history of photography, relatively sh...
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A Day At The Museum With Maggie Taylor :: Certainly No Ordinary Day

May 06, 2013 - I believe I fell in love this past April 20th, on the last day of Maggie Taylor's exhibition at the Polk Museum of Art....
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Feminine Ripples :: A Wealth Of Images By Female Artists

March 06, 2013 - It may be an old nut, the question of how "good", or how talented female artists are compared to their male counterparts...
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If I Were An Artist

February 18, 2013 - "If I were an artist... " how many times have I heard that from friends, and students and just folks in everyday convers...
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In Photography, It's No Contest

October 11, 2012 - Do you enter your work in photography competitions? Do you answer " calls for entry " to prestigious venues and gallerie...
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Dead Photographers Society

July 05, 2012 - Taking inspiration, and ripping out a page from the Peter Weir film "Dead Poets Society ", this is a follow up to my pre...
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Zen And Creativity :: An Homage To A Mentor

May 31, 2012 - I recently created a small series of composited photographs, collectively called " The Bodhi Lands" that were originally...
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Writings On The Walls

February 17, 2012 - When I started exploring the fine art aspect of photography, and imagined my first solo show of photographs, I liked thi...
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