Thursday, June 30, 2011

Reporter and Das Racist

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Reporter, a local Portland band opened for the Brooklyn rap group Das Racist for the Soul’d Out Music Festival.  I photographed them for Oregon Music News.  This weekend I’ll be covering some of the Waterfront Blues Festival.  Images to follow shortly.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Sun over the Ocean

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The Zone System is a methodology used to expose and develop black and white print film for maximum tonal range.  Photographers using this system have a saying:  “Expose for the shadows and develop for the highlight.” With digital photography, the proper approach seems to be the opposite of that. 

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Thursday, May 05, 2011

At the mouth of Puget Sound

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An infrared landscape from Port Townsend, Washington

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Is it still a Photograph?

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What constitutes a photograph?  Some people will contend that any digital image is not a photograph by its nature.  I think this is inaccurate as the word “photograph” implies that any redering created from an impression of light will qualify.  But how much information is required in that rendering?  How representational should it be?  How much manipulation can be applied before the image becomes an illustration?  The image above is a small area cropped out of a picture taken with my cell-phone.  The small rectangle of pixels was up-sampled enough to be printed as large photograph.  This has magnified the many artifacts created by the tiny camera.  Are these artifacts artifice?  The only manipulation was adjustment for levels, contrast and a boost to color saturation. 

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Race for the Roses

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This past Sunday saw a true Portland spring tradition.  The Race for the Roses started at 7 AM and I was there taking photos for Even Pilchik Photography.  There were reported to be over 5000 participants, and I photographed about 3000 of them.

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