Saving the World one pixel at a time
Today’s Post by Joe Farace You've probably already heard or read all the the brouhaha over the 2018 Vanity Fair cover that features a group of celebrities and one of them has thee legs. Part of the problem is how photographer Annie Leibovitz creates these pastiches....
Whenever I’m teaching a workshop or seminar, no matter what the ostensible subject I may be discussing, the topic of exposure always comes up. Ultimately the answer comes down to latitude: Exposure latitude is a measurement of how much an image created with either film or an imaging sensor can be overexposed or underexposed and still produce an acceptable result.
You can find all kinds of interesting stuff on the Internet. For instance, I recently found an interview with a photographer whose work I;ve admire for years but when it comes to the topic of Auto Review and Chimping, He doesn’t like it. He even wrote a blog post showing people how to turn this setting off on their cameras. And up to a point, I get it. For photographers who have a background in film photography, Auto Review might be distracting. I, on the other, hand love this feature.
Astronomers have long used the infrared spectrum for astrophotography of distant non-terrestrial subjects but there are plenty of terrestrial applications for infrared photography too, including forensic investigation and aerial crop or forest surveys. My personal philosophy is that photography should be fun. Part of having fun is trying new things. Digital IR photography is lots of fun because it helps you look at your world in a new way and lets you create images that look unlike any other technique you’re likely to try. That alone is a good enough reason to try infrared digital photography.
There are all kinds of photographers out there in the world and I’m not just talking about portrait shooters, landscape photographers or astrophotographers. All of these genres also include the (at least) four major categories of photographers I’m about to describe. So lets get started:
Surrealism was a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s and is best known for its art and writings. The surrealist’s aim was to “resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality.” To that end, artists painted what many considered to bt “unnerving, illogical scenes” with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.