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The eternal question: why I use Photoshop over Lightroom

Right after ‘what should I buy’ comes this series of questions: why don’t you use Lightroom? And what does Photoshop give me that Lightroom lacks? Moreover, is your workflow applicable to Lightroom? 1,930 more words


Photoessay: Abstraction and reflection in Chicago

Only one place in Chicago…

I think without reflections, urban photography and architecture would be pretty boring. There’d certainly be no opportunity for the sort of ‘continuity errors’ that make for interesting juxtapositions and impossible geometries; the kind of thing that adds depth, complexity and texture to a scene. 180 more words


On Photography: Improving a 'Reject' Shot

Some grab shots have a hidden surprise. Chicago & North Western 5027B is shown in Waukegan, Ill., on April 15, 1973.

For whatever reason – try to remember 40 plus year-old shots yourself and you’ll know what I mean – I didn’t see the car antenna when I made the photograph. 126 more words

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Assignment 5 - Tutor Feedback

I awaited my tutor feedback for Assignment 5 with bated breath, hoping it would come in time for me to get my submissions ready for assessment. 1,943 more words

Finn Slough

Thoughts on portraiture


Today’s article is the first of two parts focusing on portraiture and human subjects as the focus of an image. It is not something I’m normally associated with because I rarely choose to show my work here; it doesn’t mean I don’t engage in it for personal reasons (which are usually not shared, obviously) or professional ones (I do have clients whose mainstay subjects are… 1,899 more words


Photoessay: the arches of Prague

The nun at dawn

Prague is one of those locations which never fails to captivate – it’s an interesting blend of Old World elegance, modern efficiency and very friendly people. 341 more words


on photography and eyes

“I make the woman look at the camera as a symbol of all the eyes that will see the picture I am making.”

Philippe Halsman

On Photography