Photography News November 1, 2021
Quote: “The negative is the score, and the print is the performance.”
– Ansel Adams
Major New Feature in Lightroom Classic ver 11 – 9m 39s
How Botticelli revolutionized portraits – Art history in 10 minutes
Lightroom Classic v11 – The New Masking Tools – Julieanne Most, 8m 29s
Photography Tip guaranteed to make you a better photographer – Gary Gough – 52s
Conceptual Photography Speed Edit – 4m 17s
Photoshop 2022: 9 New Features with Pros & Cons! – 14m 36s (this and the two Lightroom updates suggested by Marlene Cohen)
Thought for the day: Is Editing a Photo Cheating?
Ansel Adams is often considered the greatest American photographer of all time. He was also a high-end concert pianist and almost selected as a career being a pianist with photography as a hobby rather than the other way round, as a professional photographer. He often said, in various forms: “The negative is the score, and the print is the performance.”
In other words, he would spend as much time, if not more, doing ‘darkroom magic’ as in taking the photographs. For one of his most famous pictures, “Moonrise over Hernandez” he spent over three decades refining the final prints until he was satisfied.
In the photo contests, I help run the most common errors are (unlevel horizons, poor cropping, poor exposure, etc.) which are trivial to fix on your phone or computer.
Artist of the Week/Portfolio: Camille Seaman
The content of this blog post done in collaboration with one of our members, Greg Edwards: http://gregoryedwards.slickpic.site