Wordy Wednesday #428: “Mannequins in ABQ”
Feb08

Wordy Wednesday #428: “Mannequins in ABQ”

You know how it is: You drive by something and say “I’ve gotta make a photograph if that” but never somehow get around to it. When I was in Albuquerque Mary and I drove past this clothing store and Mary said, “you gotta take a picture of that,” so when we drove by later in the day, the store was closed and the Mannequins had been taken inside. But I persevered, so the next time we were in the Nob Hill area, we made a detour and the...

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A Murphy’s Law for Exposure
Jan06

A Murphy’s Law for Exposure

“Never confuse the improbable with the impossible: Burke’s Law.”—Burke’s Law 1963 Back before the Dot Com bust, I wrote for several computer magazines and back then created  a series of  “Farace’s Laws of the Computing Universe.” I figured if Murphy could have a law and Burke (my real inspiration for the idea) then there could be Farace’s Laws as well. When I started writing exclusively...

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Digital Pictorialism Tutorial
Oct25

Digital Pictorialism Tutorial

Pictorialism: A name given to a style and aesthetic movement that dominated photography during the later 19th and early 20th centuries. There’s no standard definition of the term but in general refers to a style in which the photographer has manipulated what would otherwise be a straightforward photograph as a means of creating an image rather than merely recording it. I’ll admit that I am an fan of pictorialism, which is more...

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Datacolor’s Spyder4Pro: It’s Still My Favorite Arachnid
Jan11

Datacolor’s Spyder4Pro: It’s Still My Favorite Arachnid

“The itsy bitsy spider crawled up the water spout…”—old nursery rhyme If you’re not happy with the color of your ink-jet prints, the solution to the problem starts with making sure you have a color correct monitor that will display accurate colors as well as shadows and highlights. I have always been a big fan of Datacolor’s Spyders because they were inexpensive, easy to use and just plain worked. I’ve been using an old Syper2Pro...

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