Light And Land, Landscapes In The Digital Darkroom – Review

Light And Land, Landscapes In The Digital Darkroom By Michael Frye

I think I’ve really been very fortunate being a photographer in that I have embraced digital technologies ever since the conception of the quality digital cameras. You have to recognize that this is not a number of decades we’re talking about however, in my own situation it is only since 2000 I believe. The particular reason behind the “fortunate” aspect may be two sided, the favorable aspect being that I have used Photoshop as well as Data Asset Management software for many years and they’re simply a natural part of my lifestyle and workflow, the negative aspect being a large number of of my earlier digital pictures are horrible as far as the quality element goes. While they served the function at the time; being able to shoot photographs and e mail them swiftly, at 2.1 fuzzy mega pixels there is not much hope for their long-term use in my personal stock portfolio.

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Having observed a few beginner & pro photographers make the switch to the new digital systems the past few years I have observed a consistent struggle with them striving to determine the most effective techniques to produce the photos they have worked so faithfully for in the photography phase. A few have spent a long time photographing with Fujichrome Velvia, not really a personal favorite but nevertheless a hugely popular roll film. Other individuals have come through the negative roll film ranks where the exposure tolerance is relatively lax and may have been somewhat lazy in mastering this essential technical element of taking pictures. Regardless, what both transparency film and negative film had in common is normally many of us took our film to a photo lab and left the film with their skilled specialists to supply the end results. Sure, there are exceptions, some of us did our own printing, especially with black and white photographs. In our contemporary digital world now “we” are both the photographer and technician.

Light and Land, Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom by Michael Frye is the newest ebook in the Craft and Vision library. Michael, a photographer based at the doorstep of Yosemite National Park, knows his stuff pertaining to inspired landscapes as well as the post-processing strategies that make his vision a reality. Light and Land is written particularly for photographers with an interest in landscapes who want to clarify their own unique perspective. Landscape photography, like other specific genres, features its own challenges with respect to the digital darkroom and this e book will be of use to anyone wanting to take their post-processing one stage further. With equal parts inspiration and instruction Michael goes step-by-step over the aesthetic judgments behind each and every decision, and he unpacks the principles powering the landscape-specific considerations.

While Michael Frye takes us through the developing of five scenery photos the workflow and decisions made will work for just about any photo whether you are a sports photographer, event photographer or perhaps only want to receive the best results you can from your family images. Michael uses Adobe Lightroom for his examples however the same concepts apply regardless of what editor that you are utilizing.

Light and Land is crammed full of information and superbly illustrated with gorgeous photos of Yosemite National Park. The ebook can be purchased now as a down-loadable Pdf file for only $5 USD. Trust me, this e-book is well worth the price, that is not much more than the Starbucks cappuccino that you had this morning!

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