Why The Analog Photography World is a Far Nicer Place Than Digital

Years and years ago, there were film photographers who loved taking their lenses and cameras into labs and testing the results with charts and such. For the most part, that still happens with digital. But modern analog and film photography has evolved. Lots of people are turned off by it, but also lots of people are incredibly attracted to it for its freedom of expression and the amount of raw talent that goes into creating a photo in-camera without Photoshopping or Lightroom work. Sure, lots of the same things done in Lightroom can be done in the darkroom, but that’s just when you’re printing. Instead, modern analog is more about the art: and a million times better than modern digital.

Before I go on, this isn’t a battle of digital vs film, digital vs analog, etc.

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A Different Wavelength to Inspire: Landscapes in the Infrared Spectrum

“Have you done any photo projects?” This is a question I loathed answering for a long time. I am asked this question several times a year and my response makes me cringe. “No, I haven’t done any sort of photo projects.”

Ugh…Inadequacy. As an Olympus Trailblazer, I am inspired by this type of work from my peers, and I knew it was my turn.

I have always wanted to put together some sort of cohesive series of images. However, over the years I have never found anything that I felt would make a good personal project for me.

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The Secrets for Getting Out of Creative Slumps as a Photographer

Let’s face it: constantly innovating, creating new ideas and coming up with the next “most spectacular image” can be exhausting. We’re all looking for ways to carve out our own space in this giant world of photography without looking like we’re just trying to be different for the sake of being different. It usually happens right after a string of excessive creativity. The pendulum swings. You wake up ready to tackle the day and think up your next amazing idea and boom: your mind is a giant empty canvas…a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

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The Lightroom Photographer’s Intro to Working with Capture One 10

For a while now, I’ve become more and more frustrated with the things that Adobe has been doing with Lightroom. Like the Apple users amongst the creative world, it’s just not cutting it for us anymore. So I’ve made a video on how I’m working with Capture One Pro 10 these days to show everyone else how you can get into it.

I’m not an expert at all; nor do I claim to be. But I do claim that my editing skills are beyond the standard photographer’s as is my knowledge of working with colors. Take a look at the video after the jump.

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Why You Should Never Underestimate the Power of Cropping

When you’re going through Lightroom or Capture One 10 while looking at your images, there’s a big chance you’re not using the majority of the images from your shooting session. Most people casually glance over them and, instead of trying to find a way to make them into something better, just move on. If you’re on a deadline that makes sense, but if you’ve got some time you should consider cropping your photos. Lots of photographers don’t ever consider just what cropping can do for you. It’s one of the most powerful tools of photo editors at big news wires and can help you to create a better final product overall.

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Tutorial Package- Creating the Photograph: On Assignment at a Restaurant

Today, we’re super psyched to finally launch a special product that we’ve been working on for a really long time–Creating the Photograph: On Assignment at a Restaurant. Stemming from our very popular Creating the Photograph series, this tutorial video package includes a whole load of educational content that is bound to occupy you for a while.

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