Nick Carver: Making a Fine Art Photography Print – ‘Desert Train Hopper’

Nick Carver shines here — and only 17 minutes!

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Nick Carver taking this ‘Desert Train Hopper’ shot: Photography On Location: Desert Trains

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I’m telling the truth, friends…TWO PRINTS. And you know what’s even better? One of them is a pigment print on Hahnemühle photo rag paper while the other is a c-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl Paper. So we’re going to look at how these bad boys compare. Two different printing technologies, two different papers, one 6×17 negative on Kodak Portra 160 film. Let’s dive into it.

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Adam Gibbs Image #10 — How cropping can transform an image!

I find image #10 to be a great example of what starts out looking like just a ho-hum 4×5 image, but then it’s transformed into a gorgeous pano, in this case in a 2.2:1 ratio.

True, the original starts out in RAW, which is duller than how it looked in the real world. Adding in the appropriate saturation, contrast, etc. made a difference, and he did give the sky an extra boost. But to me, what makes the image work so well is how Adam Gibbs cropped it.

I love the result, and especially how the original capture just didn’t look that appealing. What a difference creative cropping to the appropriate format can make!

The video should start on Image #10

🔘 Tenth Photograph: 22:27

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‘Wairarapa Nights’ — Milky Way galaxy timelapse compilation!

Stunning! God’s universe — our tiny part: 200 billion stars in our own Milky Way galaxy (our sun is an average sized star)!

Imagine: there are at least 200 billion galaxies, averaging 100 billion stars each. We’re still finding more as our orbiting telescopes get more powerful!

“It all happened by chance from nothing, by no Designer?” Yeah, sure. God’s universe is AMAZING!!!

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The Wairarapa on the North Island of New Zealand, is set to become the largest dark sky reserve in the world. I’ve been photographing the night sky in the Wairarapa for over a decade now, and this is a collection of my favorite moments under those starry skies.

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LX5 Landscape Photography by Charlie Waite — multi-aspect ratio sensor demonstrated

My favorite video that Panasonic produced which shows how useful, creative and fun the multi-aspect ratio sensor is on this camera. I fell in love with this feature while using it during most of my final days working at NWA/Delta cargo, from 2010-2012.

Currently, Panasonic’s only still camera in production using the multi-aspect ratio sensor is the LX100 II, which is much bigger, but has stellar image quality because of its all-glass lens and large, micro four thirds sensor.

Their GH5S also has a multi-aspect ratio sensor, but is designed for video mainly, as it only has 10 MP and no IBIS (in-body image stabilization).  [a review]

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My favorite 2010 compact camera reviewed in 2022

Great review of the camera I used during most of my final days working at NWA/Delta cargo, from 2010-2012. Sometime in 2012, Sony’s RX100 replaced it, because the image quality was much better in low light especially with the 20 MP 1 inch sensor.

With this camera, I fell in love with the multi-aspect ratio sensor, which sadly, is almost extinct now.

Michael Shainblum struggles to capture Redwoods majesty

One of my favorite places on Earth!

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It’s easy to get discouraged in Landscape photography when you visit a location over and over, but you can’t seem to get an image. On this journey, we capture the Coastal Redwoods, a location I have struggled to get an image of for 10 years.

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Rodney Lough Jr.: The Freedom of Not Caring What Others Think

16:08 “You have to get to a point where you just don’t care … what anyone else thinks.”

“You know better than anyone else what you like. Don’t give up on that. …when you do get an image it will be created from some place in here (touches his heart), and other people will be able to respond to it as well.”

“I literally walk around and go ‘Huh! That’s beautiful, and I don’t care anyone else thinks it is or not.”

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Rodney Lough, Jr. explains persistence in photographing ‘Day Dreaming’

Photo Link: Day Dreaming – Rodney Lough Jr.

Thankfully, I was able to visit Rodney Lough Jr.’s three galleries before they all closed. What a glorious experience! How he captured God’s nature is breathtaking! I have found it so sad that people’s interest in nature photography has waned, which is why I parked my camera gear. Continue reading “Rodney Lough, Jr. explains persistence in photographing ‘Day Dreaming’”

Cole Thompson – LET GO OF CARING WHAT OTHER’S THINK – Discovering Your Vision in Landscape Photography

17:30 “The first thing you have to do is just let go. Let go of caring what other people think. Let go of complying. Let go of the rules. Let go of worrying about being criticized. Let go of worrying if the image will be liked or will ever win. … If you’re concerned about all of those external things, vision is not going to be able to happen.”

46 Praise is more dangerous than criticism. It can make you do things you wouldn’t have otherwise.

“…criticism can sting at times that you shake it off, but praise that’s really, it’s actually more dangerous than criticism because it can sway our view of things. And I’ve had my own view of my images swayed by how many likes it gets or how much praise it gets it.”

He only shoots and posts what he really loves. “Don’t produce for ‘likes’ or wins or sales.” “…creating honest work.” Which is “why I never went into photography as a living.” “It’s so freeing to not have to worry about selling.”

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Drifting Through The Night | Startrails Timelapse 4K

Stunning!

I am excited to share my new collection of night sky, startrail timelapses. These trails were created by blending hundreds of long exposure images for each individual timelapse. The intro sequences are a blend of startrail timelapses mixed with regular night sky timelapses to create a singular shooting star effect. This was a super fun passion project to work on over the years, I have a few more time-blended videos to share in the near future!

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“PRINT TALK” ULTIMATE PRINTING! (Episode 1) – Robert Park & Mark Metternich

Nevada Art Printers is the home of Lumichrome prints, which far exceed metal prints in color gamut, and still have the pop — and more longevity!

Metal prints are overrated. Most non-Lumichrome high-end inkjet prints also far exceed metal prints’ color gamut. A large number of metal prints are printed with only a 3 color and 1 black inkset. Whereas, high-end inkjet prints can have as many as 12!

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Real Reasons Why The Camera Market Is Shrinking — Instead of photographing the world, it’s all about me, me, me…

Robin Wong at 10:35, transcribed by myself:

“The content of photography itself has changed. Instead of the photographer taking a photograph of something else, they direct attention back to themselves. … Look at what all your friends are posting. It’s photographs of themselves, selfies, the vacation that they are taking, the food that they are eating, their pet cat….

Everything is about me, me, me, me, me. Photography has become a selfish, self-centric adventure. Photography is no longer about documentation, story telling, or about creating art. It’s all about shooting yourself, shooting your daily life, and trying to show the world how amazing your life is.

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(vid) Landscape Photographer Destroys “Flat Earth!” • It is in fact the moon blocking the sun during eclipse – craters and seas shown • High clouds get dark from the bottom up as the sun dips below the horizon • More…

This is GREAT! Serious landscape photographer destroys “flat earth!”

• It is in fact the moon blocking the sun during eclipse. Craters and seas shown.
• The moon does not emanate its own light.
• 15 High clouds get dark from the bottom up as the sun dips below the horizon
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Nick Carver: The *film* photography community tends to be supportive, not super competitive like…

4:00 “Thanks to everyone who chimed in [and offered advice]. That’s one of the main things I love about the *film* photography community. It tends to be supportive. People want to help each other, explain things to each other, make them better. It’s not super competitive like other parts of the photography community. So I love that. Thanks to everyone who chimed in.” Continue reading “Nick Carver: The *film* photography community tends to be supportive, not super competitive like…”

iPhone 11 Pro Afghan Hound Wind Tunnel Ad

Apple uses a gorgeous Afghan dog to show off the new “ultra wide” lens!

“Ultra wide” really is amazingly superwide at 13mm (35mm equivalent), but the “telephoto” lens is a misnomer. It’s only a standard focal length lens at 52mm. It’s twice the focal length of the “wide” lens, which is 26mm.

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