Nice weather arrived in the last couple weeks, so working on a computer has become second priority – I missed my last blog deadline. Sorry. It was so worth it though – being outside in the garden has been a gamechanger for my mood and attitude.
Also, our camera club season has concluded, lockdown is still in place and I’m now left wondering what to do with all my “free time”.
There is the aforementioned garden to maintain, a backyard pond to enjoy and summer breezes wafting through the air. True, but night falls eventually.
Early summer is often a time to take stock, to clean out, clean up. In 2014, I started the tradition of preparing a photobook each year of the images of mine that I felt most emotionally connected to through the year. That lasted until 2018. I have a few years to catch up on. What better time than now. So I’ve set that as one of my summer projects, along with producing some larger prints of these very same images.
Many photographers have commented on the value of a tangible book or print. It somehow gives life and depth to the images we capture. And if an image is already compelling in some way, personally or technically, a hard copy seems to double that feeling. Understanding why can be the first step in a wonderful journey of discovery – corny but true.
Continue reading “Summer Projects”
Mid-December. Last blog of the year. Early darkness and grey, usually rainy days. Nothing to be glad about. Except that this year is coming to a close and Covid-19 vaccines have just been approved for both Canada and the US. This crap will soon be behind us. The only reason to rejoice. But you know what would be worse? Not adhering to public health measures, getting sick and dying a few weeks before you are scheduled to get a vaccine. That prospect should really make you determined to stick it out. And it would really really make your family angry if it happened. So don’t drop your guard now. Just a few more months. Hang in there.
And while you hang in, a little treatise on photography. There are many confusing concepts in photography. When I find one, I research it, then share it with you, hopefully making your photography life easier in the process. Today’s choice: colour, specifically colour profiles, colour gamut, the choices available and why one choice is better than another (or is it?). Read on to find out. Continue reading “The Full Gamut of Emotion”
We didn’t learn about printing photographs during my training in digital photography. Some of you might say “What did you expect, it was a DIGITAL photography course?”
Good point. But I always felt there was something missing in my training and I recently attended a two day course on printing photographs. It opened my eyes to the value of a hardcopy print. Here’s why. Continue reading “To Print or Not to Print, That is the Question”