I sense a bit of a resurgence in interest in black and white photography. This is probably at least in part due to the introduction of Nik Silver Efex 2 software, a package that makes black & white conversion so very easy. My rather unscientific observations of black and white images presented in competitions, on [...]
Sometimes things just happen and the next thing you know, two weeks have gone by without a blog post. And I find myself wondering… what was I doing the past two weeks. Well the answer is at once simple and just a little bit complicated. A series of events transpired within a very short period [...]
Ghost or what?
Let me preface this story behind this week’s “Image of the Week” appearing on my home page by clearly stating that I still do not believe in ghosts, haunted houses and such. Some do. I don’t. Some hang on every episode of “Ghost Hunters”. I don’t.
This past Friday, I had the [...]
I had the pleasure of getting together with some real HDR heavyweights this past Friday and shooting at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. All totaled there were seven of us – Tony Sweet and Jason Odell (of the Image Doctors) who have just published an e-book on Nik HDR Efex Pro; Rick Walker, the other [...]
After spending a couple of early morning hours photographing the vibrant colors of the Graffiti Underground, our workshop groups headed over to Eastern State Penitentiary where we would spend the rest of the day. The penitentiary itself has been closed since 1971 and in many areas there are now nearly 40 years worth of dust, [...]