It baffles me, sometimes, that most photographers will fully embrace the importance of complete manual command over their cameras when capturing their images, yet will grasp at every possible straw to avoid learning and applying the same degree of manual control when it comes to processing and printing their work.
Digital printing technology is now within the grasp of every photographer. In most aspects, digital prints now exceed what was previously possible using traditional processes. Indeed, the vast majority of prints exhibited and sold today are produced digitally. The array of creative options available is almost overwhelming: from a variety of giclee’ and chromogenic printing [...]
I’m excited to announce that the first draft is complete and is in the process of being reviewed. The Table of Contents is posted below and offers an overview of the topics covered. Page count may change slightly once reviewer feedback is incorporated, but I expect the final version to be around 90-100 pages long. [...]
Years ago, as I was making my first images with a borrowed camera and consumer print film, I remember the pains, cost, and long wait to order “an enlargement” from the local photo studio. I also remember the thrill of studying those “large” glossy eight-by-tens. They were just the right size to hold in front [...]