1. Painted Infrared of Marine Terminal in NY

    Now here I think I said it all in the title. The only thing you might wonder about is - what do I mean by “painted?” I have used NIK filters to add color to a black and white infrared photograph.

     
  2. Pano Software – Part 1

    Don’t know if this is interesting or not - but since I had to put this one back together for a customer, thought I’d give an overview (and I do mean an overview) of how 96 raw images (20mm lens) were stitched together into one pretty damned big picture (96 inches wide @ 300 dpi)

     
     

  3. Well, maybe that’s too large a subject for me. But photographs are often thought of as pieces of the truth. And I’m not even talking about photoshopping here. It seems that photographs are just as much about the photographer as the subject. At least often that is the case.

    So in this continuing saga, here are some thoughts on photographs taken when the Giant fans celebrated winning the super bowl in 2008. I see three shots that are interesting. You may see more – you may see less. Your milage may differ.

    Is There Photographic Truth? Well, maybe that’s too large a subject for me. But photographs are often thought of as pieces of the truth.
     
  4. Couple at Met. (Narrated)

    Figured out how to get sound so this one’s a talkie!  Not a lot of talk, but just trying to remember taking the one shot.  

     
     

  5. Lightroom Edit (Selecting) Cut 1

    Lightroom Edit (Selecting) Cut 1


    NOTE: These Lightroom photos are as is.  Just as they were imported.

    Here’s an example (maybe speeded up a little bit) of going through 199 photos taken on that snow day back in 2008.  I imagine this is about how I did it at the time.  What you may find interesting (esp. if you’re not a photographer) is the ratio of “keepers” to…

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  6. Street Photography - Taste of Snow Video

    Street Photography – Taste of Snow Video


    Beginning to experiment with idea of showing the lead up – the shots around the shot – when you do get something good. In other words, here are the bad shots that surround (usually) the good stuff.

    Just experimenting with the form right now. Trying to get the mike to record so I can do narration. And then will move on to the usual…

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  7. How To Mat a Photograph Video

    Yes - you’ve come to the right place. Three years ago I made a video about mounting prints - you know - those images on paper that we like to surround with a border to make the image pop more - and no I can’t do a video about using a mounting press because I no longer have one - but anyway - this video documents (with sub-titles) how I used to mount prints.

     
     

  8. More Than the Rainbow

    More Than the Rainbow

    People like this DVD. Just checked on Amazon and it says only 8 left, more on the way. And I’ve gotten a bunch of people contacting me with Facebook:

    You and Matt were great!  (That’s Matt Weber and the film is about him).

    Dave – I’ve watched the movie twice now.  Totally enjoying it.

    I’m now working for Google.  Well, indirectly.  They are the behemoth that gives and takes in terms of AdSense…

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  9. Another Day Another Failure

    Another Day Another Failure

    Dog in Blinds

    dog in blinds

    I suppose it was a stupid idea. For years I’ve been getting calls and emails from SEO purveyors. You know, the ones who say that they can help you be found in search engines, or convert your Facebook friends into buyers, or maybe both. And I’ve always said, no thanks. But after a month or two without any significant orders (this was a while back) I got a call and I was thinking,…

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  10. Hard to believe that ten years have gone by since this Axis of Eve demonstration. They drew a huge crowd of photographers because they said they’d be naked. Not really. But the idea of street theater as part of a political demonstration worked – at least in terms of drawing the media.

    Axis of Eve – Sept 2004 Hard to believe that ten years have gone by since this Axis of Eve demonstration. They drew a huge crowd of photographers because they said they’d be naked.
     

  11. Do You Need Top of the Line DSLR?

    Do You Need Top of the Line DSLR?

    (This is a re-post from June 17, 2010) But it has held up well. At this time I shoot with the Canon T4i and the Ricoh GR).

    It struck me this morning after a couple of days of heavy shooting, that the switch to the Canon 500D has worked out well for me, and in fact I think I’m hooked on that line of cameras. In other words, I’m already reading about the 550D which has been out for a while now.

    J…

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  12. Did one-on-one photo lesson yesterday.  Haven’t done that for a while and I may have been a little bit rusty, but after a while it came back to me.  Met client at Metropolitan Museum, and walked around the construction for a while, and then into the Met.  The main thing that came back to me is how much what you shoot is what interests you – at least when it’s going right.

    Here are a few that I took.  Some with the Ricoh GR, and some with my Canon T4i.

    From Photo Lesson Did one-on-one photo lesson yesterday.  Haven’t done that for a while and I may have been a little bit rusty, but after a while it came back to me.