Lightroom User Guide

This is v3, but it applies to v5 and up.

Adobe Lightroom is a fairly new and very sophisticated graphics software application that is allowing photographers to manage, optimize, catalogue, display, web view, and print their digital files. At this point it is a perfect complement to other Adobe programs, … Continue reading

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Preparing Digital Files for Printmaking

Understanding the Basics

Getting Started Think about what you need to achieve before you pick up the camera. The best way to make a great print is to know what one actually looks like. The only way to learn is by looking at … Continue reading

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Defining Archival Standards in Photography

There is a great deal of confusion among photographers and artists, and those who sell and collect art, over exactly what the term “archival” means. Labeling a photographic print archival implies that it has met or exceeded a standard. What … Continue reading

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Art and Craft

A Description of One Project

This paper addresses two complimentary ideas. First, it is an example of the evolution of a photographic project and the cumulative effect of decisions made along the way. Second, it is an example of critical technical practices and how in-depth … Continue reading

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Setting Up a Home Digital Darkroom

In this article we’ll examine three basic factors related to setting up a home digital darkroom that tend to generate many questions and some debate: Environment, Display, and Photoshop’s Color Settings. Environment The digital darkroom, like the traditional wet darkroom, … Continue reading

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