Two Articles on Printing at Nearly the Same Time

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Awesome coincidence? Or a convergence of some unknown force?

I do not know, but it is interesting nonetheless.

Last week Petapixel ran an article I had written titled “Prints. Remember Prints?”

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(Article Here)

Almost immediately afterwards they ran Lynne Cartia’s wonderful article on the importance of a printed photograph.

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(Article Here)

I think that is cool juxtaposition.

And I hope it makes people think a bit more about how important prints are to the lifeblood of photography.

Moodboard: Edgy Portraits

Here are a few portraits that caught my eye last week. I hope you enjoy the picks.

Ryan McGehee delivered this exceptional portrait. Brave crop, lighting that engages and mystifies and an absolutely charming face.

Ryan McGehee's portrait inspired by the work of Sarah Moon

Ryan McGehee’s portrait inspired by the work of Sarah Moon

Kine Meijer showed this unique portrait and knocked me out.

Kine Meijer was also inspired by Sarah Moon, but delivers her own amazing take.

Kine Meijer was also inspired by Sarah Moon, but delivers her own amazing take.

Gabriella Wright’s dancer is captivating.

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Gabriella Wright added movement and mystery to her portrait of a young girl.

Hiram Chee created this stunning fashion shot.

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Hiram Chee, based in Santa Cruz, shot this beautiful fashion portrait.

Rob Davidson chose a 4×5 Speed Graphic and Ektar Film for this moody portrait.

Rob Davidson and a 4x5 Graphlex / Ektar Film

Rob Davidson and a 4×5 Graphlex / Ektar Film

Jeff Carson captured a very strange and engaging portrait of a young woman and a mask.

Jeff Carson and a masked subject create a mystical and intriguing portrait.

Jeff Carson and a masked subject create a mystical and intriguing portrait.

I will share the entire class portfolio later this week… it is incredible.

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Selina has joined us here on Lighting Essentials many times, and each time is a delightful experience for me.

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I am really enjoying these videos… I hope you do as well.

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“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”

–Peter Lindbergh

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