I love making images! If it takes 10,000 hours to become and expert at something then in the past couple of years I've made it about 10% of the way there.
Why so slow you ask? Well because I am an expert at something already. I've spent well over 10,000 hours studying and researching Astrophysics. Weak lensing cosmology to be specific.
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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
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
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
I give an example of a retouching technique I used to improve a portrait from a recent shoot. Continue reading
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
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
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