Sunday, June 22, 2008

New Tahoe Images / Black & White Portfolio

I was pleased to be able to join David Muench and the participants of the Mountain Light 2007 Lake Tahoe workshop  for an evening session on the east shore of Lake Tahoe last week. David is one of the "grand masters" of landscape photography and a source of inspiration for so many, including me. Photography in June is a very early morning or very late evening affair, so the best evening light was happening after 7:30 p.m. I was able to get a vertical shot  and a horizontal shot  that worked out thanks to some rare clouds that floated in during the day.

I have also started to put together a portfolio of black and white images based on converting the color versions to monochrome in Apple Aperture. I compared the Photoshop B&W conversion image adjustment to the one in Aperture and found that I was able to get better initial results with the aperture workflow, then using photoshop for adjustment layers as needed. I am printing the black and white images on Museo Silver Rag, which gives the images a wonderful warm tone and the luster of photographic paper. I am partial to papers which are a little warmer and not so stark white, so Silver Rag fits that preference well. Here is a link to the new black and white portfolio on my web site.

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Lake Tahoe

Monday, June 9, 2008

Online Postcards

I have been looking for an online service that would allow people to send my images as online postcards, so I was glad to receive an inquiry from a new company called requesting that I participate in their online postcard site. Here is a link to the section with some of my images:
It seems like a win-win situation - I get a broader audience and a link to my website, and they get images for their postcard service. I will also putting a link on my website to allow my website visitors to access the postcards.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Pomegranate Greeting Cards / Brilliant Waters 09 Calendar

I have a new series of greeting cards unsing my "Morning Frost" image that have been released by Pomegranate Publishing. The cards say "Season's Greetings" on the inside so they are for the holiday season. They can  be ordered from Pomegranate's website. Seller's Publishing also has printed a 2009 calendar based on my Brilliant Waters book. More information is available at this link. I will be selling the calendars and notecards in our Truckee gallery later this year. The calendar has some new images that will also be in my upcoming book "The Changing Range of Light" which I hope to release later this year.