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Archive for October, 2009

Smith Island Update: Day 6 Immersive Photography

We bid farewell to the first group of workshop attendees early yesterday morning as wind and rain lashed at the decks in Smith Island. Throughout yesterday and today, rain, mixed with heavy tides has flooded the low lying coastal areas of Tylerton, the home for our workshop. Today’s high tide brought calf-deep water to the […]

Smith Island Diary: Day 3

This morning, half our group followed veteran Waterman Dwight Marshall on his daily rounds pulling crab pots. The dawn broke with subtle pinks, purples and blues with soft, painterly clouds along the horizon. As Dwight piloted his skiff between has crab pots and retrieved his catch, I was impressed with the fluidity of his movements. […]

FirstLight Smith Island Diary: Day 1

Twilight on Smith Island, Maryland. Details: Olympus E-P1. 14-35mm lens @ 24mm, 40 sec. exposure at f9, ISO 100. Greetings from Smith Island, Maryland, the site for the latest FirstLight workshops. Yesterday, we rode the ferry from Cristfield, MD to Smith Island on rough seas. The ferry captain, Larry, has made the trip across the […]

Review: X-Rite Color Checker Passport First Thoughts

Most photographers know DNG (Digital Negative Format) as a non-proprietary camera raw file format which contains a great number of workflow and photo-archiving benefits. The latest versions of the DNG format (Versions 1.2 and 1.3) help give photographers the ability to fine-tune their workflow through DNG profiles. DNG profiles allow you to customize the default […]

Ancient Art Revealed

On a recent trip to Italy, I visited the ancient city of Herculaneum, an ancient Roman city buried under 25 meters of volcanic mud by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Unlike nearby Pompeii, which was more heavily damaged by a barrage of ash, the volcanic debris that flowed into Herculaneum preserved the […]