The Nature of Nature, February 9, 2018

The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia, 1976-2016 (Art Gallery of Nova Scotia/Anchorage Press) is a remarkable artefact – a book designed to make photographs come to life in our hands. Thaddeus Holownia works in large format photography, and the majority of his work has been made with an antique instrument called a banquet camera, designed to photograph large groups. The negative size from these cameras varies, but is usually 7 x 17 or 8 x 20 inches. For much of his career Holownia has elected to print his photographs at the same scale–creating horizontal prints, dense with information, that are perfect for photographing the landscape. Review by Ray Cronin

Vic Fraser

Seminar 7: Post Production, February 4, 2018

The Feb 4 post-processing seminar is approaching fast. It’ll be a hands-on seminar, just like last year. Here is a high level agenda for the evening:

  • Workflow
  • Software features
  • Techniques

  • The seminar is aimed at all levels, novice and advanced.
    Please let me know if you would like to learn about any special technique or effect.

    Happy shooting,

    Today, taking a photo is only half the process of photography. Your RAW images require post production. Lightroom and Photoshop are the gold standard for post production, but there are now many other options, and some excellent programs are free. Luminar ($99), ON1 Photo Raw ($100), Topaz Studio (free) and GIMP (free) are PC and Mac applications that are amazing.

    Come to this meeting! I like seeing sea smoke as much as anyone else, but sometimes it is just too windy and too cold and too snowy to go outside and take pictures. Winter is a great time to look through your RAW images and remember why you took them. Post production techniques can transform your images so that everyone else will also know why you took them.

    I will also very briefly talk about HDR, and how it can solve all your photographic problems. Well, at least some of them. 🙂