Masters of Photography

The Great Masters of Photography The people who shaped modern photography; master photographers who inspired and influenced the generations of photographers that followed them. When I first discovered photography, it was the craft of photography that I fell in love with, rather than the¬†artistic aspects of photography. I appreciated a good photograph as well as anyone else, but for me at the time the process was more interesting than the actual images. It was the camera that interested me, I thought the mechanical aspect of photography was fascinating, plus the chemical side of…Read more …

Ivan Dalla Tana

Ivan Dalla Tana, master printer & inventor of the "Gold Process" a alternative photographic printing process. The world is full of creative people, making beautiful objects and things for themselves and other people's pleasure, but the reality is almost all of it, is a rehash of something someone else had already done before. It is a harsh truth, but if you asked any creative if they ever made something that has never been seen before, if they were honest with you and with themselves they would say no. They would say that they…Read more …

Incident-light meters, what are they, do you need one, and how to use them.

How to use hand-held incident-light meters with electronic studio flash and in mixed lighting situations. Which photographers need them and why. Incident-light meters and electronic flash go together like peanut butter and chocolate, not as gooey, but it can be just as tasty. They are not as common place as they use to be, but are still used regularly by professional studio photographers using electronic flash equipment. With the popularity of digital cameras their use has declined for field work and are rarely seen outside of the studio. I believe this to be…Read more …