Celebrating 20 Years of Color Management Consulting

20+ years ago I was splitting my time between a job where I was a Leaf45 scanner operator and an apprenticeship with a master printmaker. In the printmaking…


Commentary: Monitors are bad and noise (can be) good

We'd like to think that todays $1000+ LED LCD displays are great but I'm going to say they're not. They suck actually. We just don't know better because we…


HiDPI display support will significantly enhance our relationship with photography

After spending 6 hours with Lightroom's new HiDPI Retina Display Support, let's me just say it's incredible. A giant step forward. It's like seeing all of your…


Student Work: PhotoMuse Austin Workshop

I had the privilege of teaching an unusual photography workshop last week with two fantastic photographers I admire - Lynn Johnson and Penny De Los Santos. Our…


Night Portraits of Night Photographers

I think it's important to show your work to your peers and get feedback, especially when it's new work you're experimenting with. In this spirit, I thought I'd…


Digital negatives for alternative printing processes: a new approach

I’m huge fan of the hand-crafted print, and spent a lot of the 90s making digital negatives on imagesetters, as well as studying various 19th century printing…


Night Photography Video

WalleyFilms just released a video that highlights our Night Photography workshop in West Texas. It was really fun having Angela and Mark Walley out filming…


Photoshop vs Lightroom and "Is it real?"

Q: "When I process a RAW file, I use the RAW image processor in Photoshop. I then save it as a TIFF file (and then to a JPEG for clients and stock agencies).…