The Secrets of Photography Hidden Within Edward Weston’s Home

Featured image is a screen capture from the video. All credit to Advancing Your Photography. 

Edward Weston, one of the most influential American photographers of the early 20th century, is known for his work in championing extremely detailed imagery that was so far removed from the soft focus look popular during his time. He spent over 40 years photographing and developing a style of imagery that to this day photographers reference for inspiration.

Weston was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1947 and spent the remaining years of his life printing thousands of his most famous images before passing away in 1958. Much of his knowledge and some interesting stories have been passed down through his family, and in this video from Marc Sibler and Advancing Your Photography, we get a special tour through Weston’s old home by his Grandson – Kim. Continue reading…

Field Review: Olympus E-5 (Day 4)

So far in the review we’ve found out that the Olympus E-5 is a tough cookie from Day 3, that the raw image files are very versatile, and we’re beyond the first impressions. But the E-5 has a much sexier side to it. There are art filters built into the camera. The chart above can be clicked on (and shared) to show off the effects on one image. This will literally be nothing else but a huge image dump with other samples from each filter.

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