Tag Archives: Photography

My artist trading card series: Abstract Forest

My friend Cindy has organized a swap of artist trading cards. An artist trading card is a small piece of art, about the size of a North American business card. Everyone involved in the swap is making 5 cards based … Continue reading

Posted in colourful, plant, vancouver, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lightroom tip: Histogram and the crop tool

I’ve recorded a short lightroom tip, I hope you find it useful. I show you how you can use the crop tool to see the histogram of sub-sections of your image. In my example I use this ability to determine … Continue reading

Posted in tutorial, video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rock and Rolling with Shawn

These shots are from a recent studio lighting session for my Practical Lighting course. We started with a single bare light source and gradually added elements to the set. The exercise is meant to reinforce the importance of building a … Continue reading

Posted in Langara, portrait | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Portrait retouching

I give an example of a retouching technique I used to improve a portrait from a recent shoot. Continue reading

Posted in Langara, portrait, tutorial | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Long exposures and star trails

I have seen very few telescopes considering that I will soon have a PhD in Astronomy, and by soon I mean not soon enough. My work has never required me to actually go to a telescope. Luckily a couple of … Continue reading

Posted in night, tutorial | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lossy jpegs: an empirical approach

People always warn that jpeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a lossy file format. They usually follow that up with a joke… or a cynical comment about photographic experts choosing such a crappy file format. Jpegs do not store information … Continue reading

Posted in tutorial | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Physics photography series: September 1 2010

After many busy summer months we finally managed to have the second meeting of the physics photography series. I put together a short presentation on basic camera functions. I discussed details of metering modes (the process of determining the correct … Continue reading

Posted in buildings, plant, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Photography critique

I recently hobbled together a group of fellow photographers in the physics department at UBC to do a peer-to-peer series of talks on photography. It’s always helpful to hear how others approach photography and we all have different experiences and … Continue reading

Posted in buildings, colourful, flower, plant, sunset, UBC, vancouver | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment