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 …

Vignetting

Vignetting Photographs for Artistic Effect. Vignetting to put it simply is the darkening of the outside edges of a photograph. In photography there are many types of vignetting, mechanical vignetting, optical vignetting, natural vignetting, pixel vignetting and finally vignetting for artistic effect. All the different types of vignetting ( excluding vignetting for artistic effect ) are not considered desirable and are caused by objects on the lens ( mechanical ),¬† in the lens ( optical ), by light fall off ( natural ), or in the case of pixel vignetting this can happen…Read more …

Burning and Dodging, Non-Destructive Technique using a Fill Layer

How to burn and dodge in Photoshop. Back in the days before computers, blogs, digital images, and electricity ( well..., okay maybe not that far back ), photographers used a variety of special techniques in the darkroom to help their negatives reach the maximum in potential on photographic paper. Probably the most popular and most important technique was burning and dodging. The purpose of burning and dodging is to bring out tonally the maximum potential of the photograph on the paper that you are printing on. If you printed a photograph using a…Read more …