Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's Here!

Hey PSE users, the new Photoshop Elements 10 can now be had!  It's a great program for those that don't need the horsepower (or just don't have the money for) Photoshop.  Plus if you order TODAY you get free shipping.  Of course if you opt for the digital download you can have it in an hour or so depending on your internet speed.

If you're not sure if you would like it you can always get the 30 day trial to give it a spin.  But I have a feeling that once you use it you will want to buy it.  Either way, here's the link to the Elements website at Adobe.  If you get it and like it, let me know why.  If you don't like it, I'd like to hear why as well.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Before and After

The purpose of this post is to test the before and after code so graciously supplied by Rita at The Coffeshop Blog.  You can see her tutorial here.  If all goes well you should see a B/A of the lovely bride Lauren and her handsome groom Kolt that I had the great pleasure and honor of photographing last June.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Color Is Fine...

But my real passion is in black and white.  Perhaps it is because when I first started out in photography in middle school all those years ago (1979) the cheapest way to shoot was in black and white.  Plus I had a darkroom set up in my grandmothers basement which provided me with hours of enjoyment.  And although I have not graced a darkroom since the mid '80's I still miss the smell of D76 and fixer.

For the past year I have really felt the tug of black and white trying to pull me back.  Well I have succombed to it's beckoning call and have started down the path to where I feel my need to be photographically.  I'm sure this will not be an easy road, but anything worth having is never had by taking the easy path, at least in my life.

So from time to time I will share images I have taken and things I have learned.  If you, too, are on this path then by all means feel free to share your experiences or insights as you wish.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Welcome To The Blog

Well, this is the first post on my new blog.  I really appreciate you stopping by and hope that in the future you will find useful info with which to better yourself as a photographer.  If not, just drop me a line and if I know something about the topic I'll add it to my list of things to blog about.


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