Figure 3:  Gamma level histograms with logarithmic vertical axis.

A Better Histogram

The photo-histogram is probably the most ubiquitous exposure tool in digital photography; that is, short light metering itself.  It has been with us more than 25 years, and it hasn’t changed much.  The histograms we are familiar with are calculated from transformed...

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The Hahnemuehle Natural Line Paper Review

Hahnemuehle recently asked me if I would be interested in having a look at their new “Natural Line” of inkjet papers. Needless to say, I was. The “Line” includes three products – Bamboo, Agave and Hemp. Bamboo is not new, and I...

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PXL Print – ImagePrint Video 2

John Pannazzo from ColorByte software and I sat down at the computer and gave a tour and tutorial of what ImagePrint is all about.  Like all software products, it takes a little while to learn the interface and how it works.  Once...

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I made this image using an old Rolleiflex on 120 Tri-X film shot in about 1986. I store my negatives in archival sleeves, yet time and tide do take a toll. After scanning this image in 2010 I brought it into Photoshop and added grain and did some easy burn work with a soft brush to deepen the sky and mood.

The Scanning Project

Part 1 Like many folks who made photos during the film days, I disassembled my darkroom years back. I contributed the equipment to schools that still teach the chemical craft. Yet, I still had boxes and sleeves with transparencies and black and...

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Mark Segal

Breathing Color River Stone Satin Rag

When we were discussing the idea of testing and reviewing Breathing Color’s Belgian Linen, the company recommended that we may also wish to look at their new River Stone Satin Rag paper. This is also “a paper with a difference” (or several)....

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Breathing Color Belgian Linen

Not long ago, Breathing Color introduced its new Belgian Linen media. It’s a unique product because of its substrate, so I took an interest in testing and reviewing it. Glad I did – it’s a nice product. As the most distinctive feature...

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Seeing in Black & White

 “Why black and white?” That is the question we are most often asked about our photography. Not a question with an easy answer – or answers. Our love goes back to early black and white films (think early Alfred Hitchcock or Orson...

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