Posts Tagged ‘digital’

Black & White Portraiture with the Leica M9 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

October 26, 2011

My father at 79

My father at 79


In my opinion, the forté of the Leica M rangefinder camera is the instantaneous portrait, the situational snapshot, the view from the corner of the eye frozen in time. (more…)

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I Never Tire …

October 21, 2010

... of photographing ...

... of photographing ...


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Analog informs Digital

September 29, 2010

Meadow Detail, from an Experiment with Nik Silver Efex Pro

Meadow Detail, from an Experiment with Nik Silver Efex Pro


In the process of getting used to Aperture, I’ve found some very useful and unique plugins from Nik Software. (more…)

Olympus E-PL1 is a Poor Man’s Leica M9

July 15, 2010
"Ludwig the Jumper" on the Wartburg, Eisenach

Well, that is fun! I can use all my old Leica M bayonet lenses with my new Olympus E-PL1. Above is a photo of a mural relief of the duke that built the Wartburg that I took with the Voigtländer Nokton 35 mm f/1.2 at open aperture. (more…)

Pen Light

July 10, 2010

Art is like Art Does, the Olympus' E-PL1 Black & White ART Filter

Art is like Art Does, the Olympus' E-PL1 Black & White ART Filter


To replace the Ricoh GRD III that I have given away, I bought an Olympus E-LP1 yesterday. It is an EVIL camera. (more…)

Silver, Electrons, Iron and Noble Metals

June 27, 2010

The end product of my photographic workflow is a platinum-palladium-print

The end product of my photographic workflow is a platinum-palladium-print


For those interested in it, here’s a bit more information about my photographic workflow. (more…)

Atone For 8-bit

April 11, 2010

Black and white version

Black and white version


Duotone Photoshop action on this version

Duotone Photoshop action on this version


Now, which version do you prefer?
While I like to tone my prints done in the traditional darkroom, this makes even more sense when you’ve got an 8-bit device in your workflow, like most inkjet printers or if you present your black and white pictures on a monitor. Here’s why: (more…)

Light Typing

March 3, 2010

Light Typing

Interesting lensflare from the f/1,9 6mm GR lens.

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What’s Digital Good For?

February 26, 2010

This, for example


Taken with a Ricoh GR Digital III. I like the 6 mm lens (that’d be 28 mm if it’d expose 35 mm film) and the menu options that let you minimise shutter lag. Especially with the accessory finder it is a very fast snapshooter. (more…)