Category Archives: Learning

Mostly posts about my own learning, but also includes some advice for SLR newcomers

Comparing Black and White Prints

This is a comparison of three kinds of paper at three different online print companies.  In order of preference: Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl paper at myphotopipe.com was my favorite.  The dynamic range of the paper was impressive, and, in my … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Paper Choices

If you want archive quality photos, have them printed on professional quality paper.  Professional paper is heavier, lasts longer and is surprisingly cheap.  For example, a 4 by 6 print on Kodak Endura Supra is 21 cents at Smugmug. There … Continue reading

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How a digital file becomes a print

We make physical prints by either applying ink to paper or by exposing photographic paper to light. You’re already familiar with the first process.  Ink comes in different colors, plus black, a printer applies the ink to paper and, voila, … Continue reading

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Photo Hunt November 2010

1. Home Sweet Home 2. Thankful

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First RAW Attempt

So, I took the plunge and made a few shots with RAW.  Here’s Juno chewing a steak bone, converted from RAW both automatically and manually. When I converted it manually with Photoshop, I tweaked the exposure and curve and cropped … Continue reading

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New project: Photo Challenge Nov 2010

First, thanks to everyone who viewed my blog yesterday during Sweet Shot Tuesday and a special thanks to everyone who commented.  I’ve never gotten anywhere near that many comments before.  I was touched. I was checking out photo blogs (basically … Continue reading

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Your Second Lens

So, you’ve had your dSLR for awhile and you’re pretty thrilled with it.  But… you’re also a little surprised.  You thought the pictures would look really different from the pictures you used to take with your point-and-shoot.  And they don’t. … Continue reading

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