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February 15th, 2012

Letting Go – and Digging Out

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Looking Past Kodachrome
I’m one of those photographers who was initially reluctant to make the move to digital. I loved the aesthetics of capturing the “perfect” transparency, and the brilliance and fidelity of peering through film on my light table.  Only with time did I begin to appreciate the many advantages that digital brought: the instant feedback, the …

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June 13th, 2011

The Art of Editing

Posted By Michael Frye
Sometimes it's easy to pick the winners—they just jump out at you, like this image did when I first saw it on my screen. But usually editing is a more difficult task.
First of all, thanks to everyone who commented on my post from last Friday. Your participation makes this blog more fun and interesting for everyone. You can also see more votes and comments on my personal blog. Of the three dogwood images I posted, “C” was clearly the favorite. But there were some strong votes …
June 2nd, 2011

The Fight

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Dropping off of Mount Herman--Final B/W, Blur Vignette by Jay Goodrich
“I have had to fight like hell and fighting like hell has made me what I am.” ~ John Arbuthnot Fisher “Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort. Full effort is full victory.” ~Mahatma Gandhi There are images that can be mastered in five minutes or less. They are like dogs in heat…Just …
June 21st, 2010

Other Eyes

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Amazon River Dolphins (Inia geoffrensis) Underwater, Rio Negro,
I must have taken 4000 or more shots of Amazon River Dolphins while working on last year’s story for National Geographic.  (See related story in 9/09 issue of OP) Yet, out of these, less than a dozen made it into the final story. Some, happily, were among my favorites from the shoot. Inevitably, though, other …