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A Film to Digital Comparison

April 20, 2021 - For the most part, comparison of film to digital for image quality is a pointless exercise. I would say that any digital...
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Infrared Processing with the B&W Artisan Pro X Panel

February 14, 2021 - Tharps Rock and Alta Peak, Sequoia National Park, May 2019 105mm, f/8, 1/100 sec, ISO 100, 590 nm (Sony a6000 with 18-1...
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Attempting Fine Art in Black and White

February 07, 2021 - 80mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Sony a6500 with Zeiss 16-80 mm lens) HDR bracketed exposure, processed in Photoshop wit...
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Practical Example of ETTR

January 22, 2021 - 80mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 HDR bracketed exposure processed in Lightroom As I was reviewing images for my last post...
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A Bit of Luck, Moonrise Over the West Spanish Peak

January 22, 2021 - 80mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 HDR bracketed exposure, processed in Lightroom (no Photoshop!) This image was not planne...
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C-41 Developing is Easy

January 04, 2021 - Yashica Electro 35 GSN, Fuji Superia 400 It turns out that developing color negative film with C-41 is really simple. Af...
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Paris, Place du Panthéon, Black and White Images

December 29, 2020 - 41mm, 1/40 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 (Sony a6500 with 16-50 kit lens) Processed with Jim Welninski’s Ilford Delta 100 profile...
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Paris, Place du Panthéon, Color Images

December 23, 2020 - Central Domes of the Panthéon. The four pendentives are decorated with paintings by François Gérard depicting Glory, Dea...
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Moonrise Composite Edited on the iPad Pro

December 17, 2020 - 30 mm, 1/50 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 (Moon shot at 50mm, 1/160 sec) This image is a composite: the scene was captured at 30mm...
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Sync Original Raw Files from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom on IPad

December 17, 2020 - The Image in Question-the original raw file is needed so that I can use Photoshop to replace the moon with another image...
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The Old Truck

September 27, 2020 - 29 mm, 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 100, 470 nm Infrared We spotted this old truck parked in a little meadow alongside a county r...
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Milky Way Panorama Processing

September 20, 2020 - Milky Way Over the Spanish Peaks, March 2018 I recently reworked my first Milky Way image from the original raw files (s...
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A Week in Provence

May 13, 2020 - For Mother's Day this year I gave my wife a photo book to commemorate our trip to Provence last summer (I highly recomme...
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Eiffel Tower Panorama

May 03, 2020 - Eiffel Tower Panorama 46-megapixel crop of a 20-shot panorama, 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 (Sony a6500 with 16-50 mm lens...
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Luberon Landscapes

May 02, 2020 - Gordes 23 mm, 1/200 sec, f/8, ISO 100 (Sony a6500 with 16-50 mm kit lens) There's some often-repeated advice on intern...
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Bracketed Drone Panoramas

April 30, 2020 - Final Stitched Two-shot Vertical Panorama 26 mm, 1/100 sec and 1/500 sec, f/2.2, ISO 100 One of the "fundamental" rules...
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Mysterious, Unimaginable Tule Canyon

April 20, 2020 - "Mysterious, Unimaginable Tule Canyon" -Dan Flores, Caprock Canyonlands 25 megapixel crop of a 21-shot panorama, 1/640...
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Les Basses Combes, Provence

April 17, 2020 - Gîte Marronnier 18 mm, 1/160 sec, f/8, ISO 400 As part of summer trip to Spain and France in 2019, we spent a week in P...
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Cathedral HDR Processing and Color Correction

April 13, 2020 - HDR composite of 4 raw images, 12 mm, f/5.6, ISO 400 One of the issues I encountered processing my photos from the Avila...
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Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch

November 03, 2019 - 81 mm, 1/80 sec, f/9, ISO 100, 590 nm Infrared While on a spring weekend getaway to New Mexico, we ventured over to Ghos...
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Interior Panorama of the Cathedral of the Savior, Avila, Spain

September 09, 2019 - Catedral de Cristo Salvador, the Cathedral of the Savior, the oldest Gothic cathedral in Spain. Construction began in 10...
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Milky Way Panorama Stacking with Sequator

August 21, 2019 - Final stacked and processed image: 8-frame panorama from 32 exposures stacked in Sequator. Sony a6500, 12 mm, f/2.0, 2...
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Re-creating the Aerochrome Film Look in Lightroom

April 25, 2019 - Rio Grande Gorge Bridge 590 nm filter, 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (Processed in Lightroom using Aerochrome Profil...
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(Not Quite) Foolproof Backup

April 10, 2019 - I had a scary near-data-loss experience yesterday. I use an external SSD drive as my disk storage for recent photos and...
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Options for Processing Infrared Raw Files for Sony Cameras

March 26, 2019 - Preliminary Edit for Instagram Lightroom/Adobe Camera Raw vs. Capture One vs. Sony Imaging Edge The conversion of a raw...
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Improving My Best Photo

March 17, 2019 - Final Blended Image of 3 Exposures A few days after Thanksgiving in 2017, I went out before sunrise to one of my favorit...
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Enhancing a Color Image with Black and White

March 10, 2019 - Monochrome Image Blended with Color 35 mm, 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 200 I've been working on black and white processing qui...
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Exploring Infrared

February 26, 2019 - Capitol Peak at Palo Duro Canyon, 590 nm Infrared 24 mm, 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 I recently had my older camera, a So...
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Reworking an Old Image

February 23, 2019 - A good friend of mine recently purchased some framed prints to hang in his office, and one of the images he selected was...
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Review of Negative Lab Pro

January 08, 2019 - In a previous blog post, I presented a Lightroom-based method to invert and color-correct digitized film negatives using...
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One Click Inversion of Color Film Negatives in Lightroom

May 24, 2018 - Update (November 2018) There is a new plug-in available for Lightroom called Negative Lab Pro that hands-down produces f...
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Sleeklens Workflow Review

March 10, 2017 - I don't use many presets in my photo editing workflow. Specifically, I use 2 presets: one for landscapes and one for por...
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Continually Learning and Improving

April 28, 2016 - Some of the best advice I've taken to improve my photography was to ask another photographer to critique my portfolio an...
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