The Mechanics of Seeing: A violinist

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X-100F, 1/800 sec at f/8, Acros + R SUMMARY: The piece discusses the project “Mechanics of Seeing” – mapping and recording the intellectual paths to seeing and creating an image. Such a path to one of our photographs is being presented and discussed. The “Violinist” image was taken during a private Street Photography Workshop in Barcelona. My student and I were walking in tiny alleys of Barcelona in search of intriguing visuals.    The “Violinist” image was taken during a …

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ACROS (A) – Seeing In Black and White

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Fujifilm ACROS (A) film simulation is discussed. You will also find in-house modified settings on how to process RAW files. Film and film simulations have always been one of the strongest suits of Fujifilm. The company has taken its expertise and knowledge in film and created numerous film simulations implemented in the X-series cameras. The black and white ACROS is one of them. With the many film simulations and presets on the market, you might conclude that this is just …

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The Mechanics of Seeing: “The man waiting in the rain”

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SUMMARY: The piece discusses the project “Mechanics of Seeing” – mapping and recording the intellectual paths to seeing and creating an image. Such a path to one of our photographs is being presented and discussed.  In our recent piece – Mechanics of Seeing – we introduced the project of mapping and recording the intellectual paths to seeing and creating a great image. This is a long-term project, which we have been working on with some truly talented photographers. While one …

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The Man at the Bus Stop

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Explaining the process of photographing a man at the bus stop on a rainy day including the mechanics of seeing, the gear used, the in-camera setup, light, composition and technical considerations.   One afternoon I drove to downtown Vancouver to shoot for my project R-A-I-N. The conditions were just right – quite heavy rain, wet sidewalks and roads, busy streets – roughly around rush hour. I chose for my temporary base a very busy intersection (street corner), which not only …

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