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In The Art of Color Processing: A Guide to Creative Development in the Digital Darkroom, I explain my color processing workflow in a step-by-step fashion, guiding you through each stage from start to finish. In addition to learning the details of my processing, I also discuss the history of my creative development and what led me to discover my own techniques. These important milestones in my photography can direct you towards the development of your own unique color workflows, and provide the key to unlocking the full potential of your creative connection for unlimited possibilities.
Francine Fleischer shows the once creepy sinkhole ceremonial pool, now repurposed for much more recreational pursuits in a series called Swim
Simply called Swim, NY-based Francine Fleischer‘s photographs of people frolicking in a swimming hole truly fascinates. The collection features multiple images shot at a cenote or sinkhole turned into a ceremonial underground pool found in Mexico. Mayans once used the waters of this ancient sinkhole for human sacrifice offerings to Chac, the rain god. Of course those days are long gone. Nowadays, people who visit the Yucatán Peninsula simply take a dip in this 130-foot-deep pool as most of them make their way to Chichén Itzá, the UNESCO World Heritage Site nearby.
Calm images along the streets of NYC’s Chinatown are captured by photographer Franck Bohbot in his dreamy series simply entitled Chinatown
Photographer Franck Bohbot has a talent for altering an otherwise lively place into a still and tranquil location, or at least he does so in his pictures. Bohbot, in practically all of his work, extracts people from his compositions, allowing the viewer to focus on the structures and architecture instead. This creative concept allows viewers to experience an otherwise nearly impossible scenario or view, as Bohbot often times chooses some of the most bustling places on the planet, such as in this case. Bohbot’s Chinatown is an ongoing project where you will see images like the shadowy urban streets, locked up storefronts (including an adult shop), various building facades, empty roads, and sidewalks devoid of people that were shot throughout a portion of Manhattan. Bohbot’s bio explains the shooting technique involved. “The long exposures and natural light enable him to capture the essence and the breath of these deserted spaces carrying the ghostly traces of abandoned social landmarks.”
The series, Uniform shows many different pets as they are cuddled by their owners who are wearing matching looking clothing and furs. The series was created by Lisa Strömbeck where dogs, including her very own terrier Ivan, play a key role in the themed collection. Uniform communicates on many levels, and Strömbeck is able to convey many emotions as well as hierarchies of relationships.
Many things can be said of the elderly. They say to age is a privilege. Another adage declares that to live long, one must embrace growing old. Wise words to remember indeed, if we are to be amongst the favored ones who will live to a ripe old age.
When we think of people in general, most of us carry in our minds an image of someone youthful or in the prime of their lives. Anastasia Pottinger instead, celebrates longevity, age and durability in her aptly titled series called Centenarians.
Golden Hours: Photographing the Light of Sunrises and Sunsets is an eBook written to help guide photographers through the unique challenges that this light presents. Many photographers will often note that their sunrise and sunset images rarely represent the scene they observed. By detailing the specific steps of my creative workflow, both in the field and in the digital darkroom, I detail how to successfully translate what your eyes see during one of the most challenging times of day to photograph, and be able to represent that experience visually by using a combination of camera and processing techniques. This eBook will allow you to transcend the disparity between what you see and your results, allowing you to create realistic, vibrant images of this beautiful light.