FIGURE-CONTRAST-DEPTH – A PRACTICAL MODEL FOR FINE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY

FIGURE-CONTRAST-DEPTH – A PRACTICAL MODEL FOR FINE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY

This article describes and suggests a practical step-by-step method for fine-art processing, purely seen from an artistic and aesthetic point of view without going into the technical aspects of Photoshop at all, as I firmly believe Photoshop skills shouldn’t be decisive. And I will try to demonstrate that you can actually do with almost no Photoshop knowledge at all to create high-end gallery worthy and award-winning prints.
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Embracing Limitations in Fine Art Photography

Embracing Limitations in Fine Art Photography

Photography and fine-art photography in the digital age, when does photography stop being photography and becomes digital manipulation? What is 'allowed' and what isn't? A deconstruction and an analogy with the evolution of painting and the evolution of analog photography resulting in the recommendation of giving clarity in what has been done in postproduction and anything is allowed.
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The art and essence of street photography

The art and essence of street photography

Photography and fine-art photography in the digital age, when does photography stop being photography and becomes digital manipulation? What is 'allowed' and what isn't? A deconstruction and an analogy with the evolution of painting and the evolution of analog photography resulting in the recommendation of giving clarity in what has been done in postproduction and anything is allowed.
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BW Artisan Lite Panel

BW Artisan Lite Panel

Creating Striking But Subtle Dark Images In Black And White Photography There are many wrong assumptions in black and white photography, when it comes down to tonal zones and what they represent, and how contrasts should be used to reveal details. In this tutorial...

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Large Format Photography in the digital age

Large Format Photography in the digital age

Introducing a new section on my website that I call Column and will be filled with an opinion, current (photography) affairs or just another short thought related to photography. In any case they all only express a personal opinion. I tend to post to this column at least twice a month. I’m kicking off with ‘Cliches and authenticity’.
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THE CREATIVE PROCESS IN ART

THE CREATIVE PROCESS IN ART

Introducing a FREE, stripped-down version, of the B&W Artisan Pro Panel: BW Artisan Lite. Only subscribers to our newsletter will receive a password for the free download of the panel, including other discounts. The power of this panel is in its subtle and accurate local adjustments. Just select free-form and adjust with the push of a button
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Guide to black and white photography 2 – Technical Essentials

Guide to black and white photography 2 – Technical Essentials

Photography and fine-art photography in the digital age, when does photography stop being photography and becomes digital manipulation? What is 'allowed' and what isn't? A deconstruction and an analogy with the evolution of painting and the evolution of analog photography resulting in the recommendation of giving clarity in what has been done in postproduction and anything is allowed.
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Phase One IQ3 Achromatic 100MP Review

Phase One IQ3 Achromatic 100MP Review

Column 2 with my short opinion on current (photography) affairs or just another short thought related to photography. In any case they all only express a personal opinion. Today's column is on the essence of true street photography and why and how it differs from news...

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IN DEFENSE OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography Location Guide 2

Using and creating 16 bits asymmetrical luminosity masks in Photoshop for ultimate controlAn article and tutorial on the use and creation of asymmetrical luminosity masks for better and more accurate tonal separation and editing in Photoshop In my recently released...

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IDEAS AND INSPIRATION – ARTIST’S BLOCK

IDEAS AND INSPIRATION – ARTIST’S BLOCK

Introducing a new section on my website that I call Column and will be filled with an opinion, current (photography) affairs or just another short thought related to photography. In any case they all only express a personal opinion. I tend to post to this column at least twice a month. I’m kicking off with ‘Cliches and authenticity’.
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Photography Location Guide

Photography Location Guide

In this review I try out Phase One's latest digital back: the IQ3 Achromatic 100MP. A camera dedicated to black and white photography, with possible exposure times up to 60 minutes. Included in this review are 100% crops and full resolution images for download.
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