Archive for the 'Digital' Category

That Crazy Nikon D800 HDR issue

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Picture: Beaver Pond along Mill Creek, Lundy Canyon, Mono County, Eastern Sierra, California There are times when we come across a scene that we, as experienced photographers, know has an exposure range that is beyond what our camera is capable of recording in a single frame. With that in mind, and looking at this image […]

REVIEW: The Complete Guide to Luminosity Masks Video Tutorial

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Picture: Sunset over San Gregorio State Beach, San Mateo County coast, California This last summer, during my six-week family vacation hiatus, I knew I was going to get very little real work done. So to feel like I was still being productive, I reached out to a few fellow photographers who were nice enough to […]

You want it how BIG? (pt.1)

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Picture: Redwood forest panorama, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Humboldt County, California Click on the photo to see the image larger. I may have previously mentioned in passing that I was working on a pretty big image. Earlier this year I met with a design team working on a project for a new hotel. I was […]

Yosemite Redux – why keeping those extra frames matter.

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Picture: El Capitan and Half Dome during a late winter sunset, Yosemite National Park, California This week I had a potential client call and ask about a portfolio image similar to the one above. He asked about having Half Dome lighter. I gave him an example of how (IMHO) poorly trying to lighted Half Dome […]

Classic California Hills in Color

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Picture: Sunset along the green hills of Bolinas Ridge in Spring, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin County, California Two things caused me to post this image today. First, I’ve been following a discussion about the ‘history’ of (over)saturated color landscape photography on David Leland Hyde’s weblog. The second factor is that I was pulling together […]

Light & Land by Michael Frye

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Picture: Redbud reflection along the Merced River, California. Photo Courtesy and © Michael Frye Over the recent New Year’s holiday, I had a chance to read the new e-book, Light & Land; Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom, by veteran landscape and Yosemite photographer, Michael Frye. Published as part of the Craft and Vision titles by […]

Drawing the Line, Crossing the Line, & Erasing the Line

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Picture: High Tension Power Transmission Lines and Towers in the local hills, near Martinez, California After taking time this year to move my office and catch up on a number of back-burner home & office projects, and the hell that was last year, I’m slowly starting to de-lurk and poke my head back in a […]

What’s old is new

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Picture: Bidwell Mansion, Chico, California I tended to include “No HDR” with many of my landscape images posted online. I heard too many people say, “great use of HDR” at a time when I never used any automated HDR process on my images. Not long ago, I finally experimented with a few HDR shots. The […]

Some HDR Required – or maybe not…

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Picture(s): Lava Tube Cave Entrance, Lava Beds National Monument, Modoc County, California. Those people that know me and have seen my image postings around the internet may have seen many of my postings contain the phrase, “No HDR”. The only reason I posted that, and have mentioned before, is that I’d get so many comments […]

A venture over to the dark side

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Picture: Early evening light over Mount Diablo from Briones Regional Park, Contra Costa County, California Two great tests today. The first is this test of the hosted embed widget from my PhotoShelter Archive. (It works.) The second, and much more significant venture, is more akin to that Anakin Skywalker’s trek over to the Dark Side. […]

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