A year ago I used LightRoom to process RAW photographs captured with my Pentax K10D DSLR. This evolved. Six months ago my preferred workflow was using my iPad or iPhone and Hipstamatic to process JPEG photographs made with my digital compacts. Now, the act has evolved further still, and I use my Sony Xperia Android… Continue reading How I Use Snapseed To Simply Process Black And White Photos In 13 Seconds
Since last October I've photographed almost exclusively in black and white. So what's got me keenly embracing colour photography again? The black and white phase began with the coinciding of two events - the autumn season and the arrival of a Ricoh GRD III. I only ever intended to shoot b/w with the Ricoh, and… Continue reading Learning To Love Colour Again (And How To Keep It Simple)
When I shot predominantly film, I used to have it developed and scanned at a lab, then used the images straight from the CD. Yes, of course there was some digital processing involved by the software and the person developing, but in terms of my input, it ended when I pressed the shutter button. It… Continue reading Disintegration Layers – A Processing Experiment
Previously I spoke about giving up Adobe LightRoom, partly because it was vastly over complex (and overwhelming) for my needs, and partly due to the locked in yearly subscription plans I resented. I tried to end it three months ago but they wanted something like four month's subs to leave, so I tried their "special… Continue reading Photography Beyond The Light(Room)
Since around October (after the day the colours fell) I’ve been shooting almost exclusively in black and white. Aside from there being less colour around to capture, I realised again that shooting in b/w makes it easier to focus on the core aspects of photography - light and shadow, composition, geometry, texture. Regular readers will… Continue reading Why Photograph In Colour?