A visit to Focus on Imaging 2013
It’s only 35 miles away, so the Focus on Imaging show in the UK is one trade show I’m happy to attend every year.
One very nice surprise was to see the collection of my black and white images printed by Innova, and shown on their stand.
Whilst there are lots of articles about the technical side of photography on the web, there are far fewer about -why- you might choose to take a particular shot, and why you might choose to make a print from one picture, as opposed to an other shot at the same location, maybe only seconds from […]
Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2 is a really useful plugin that I’ve used for a lot of my black and white prints in the last few years.
Sometimes though, getting one part of an image to look the way you want creates unwanted effects in other areas. This is most noticeable in fairly flat […]
The image processing and manipulation plugins from Nik software cover every part of my workflow after I’ve converted my camera files from their original RAW format. I’ve now written reviews of all the current versions of the plugins with the review of Dfine 2, for image noise reduction.
Review Link: Nik Dfine 2.0
Finishing this […]
Using some of my architectural photography for a good cause Photographs of St. Mary de Castro church in Leicester
The nearby church of St Mary de Castro has a wonderful spire, dating from around 1400. It’s built on a tower dating from 1300, that’s built from inside a church (lack of space) that dates from […]
Does the Zone System still have a place in digital black and white?
If you’ve explored much black and white film photography, you’ll have come across references to the ‘Zone System’, a technique for optimising film exposure and development. It’s commonly associated with Ansel Adams and has been refined and developed over the last 70 […]
Some time ago I tried out DxO’s FilmPack software and found it worked well, with a few minor issues.
Well, DxO have released an all new 64 bit version that works in stand-alone mode or as a plugin for Photoshop/Lightroom/Aperture/Elements.
Review Link: DxO FilmPack V3.2
Great ‘film look’ renderings and very nice looking film grain […]
Lots of people want a good quality, cheap, photo printer that doesn’t cost a lot in ink. Unfortunately, the market doesn’t quite work like that – some thought about what to do when your old printer dies. […]
Choosing a good printer for black and white photography is nowhere as easy as it is for colour. Keith looks over some of the options, including getting better black and white out of your existing printer. […]