Adding Grain to Digital Photographs

Simulate Film Grain in Your Digital Photographs. I think what I miss most about film when I am working on a digital photograph is the texture that film grain adds to the photograph. It is something that gives a photograph a unique feel and added depth, and in some cases created a mystery or a dream like quality to a photographic image. Sure, many digital cameras at a higher ISO create noise, but noise rarely looks good and it is something that the majority of photographers want to avoid. Most types of noise…Read more …

Learning to See in Black and White

Seeing Past the Colour and Visualizing Tonal Values. Learning to see tones instead of colour is something every photographer has to do in order to become good at black and white photography. For experienced photographers, looking at a scene in colour, or as a series of tones becomes as easy as pressing the shutter release on your camera. It can be difficult to see past the colour, while learning to see tones. Your whole life, as seen though your own eyes has been in glorious colour. It takes a lot of practice and…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 …