Light and Land, Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom by Michael Frye

Light and Land, Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom by Michael Frye

Light and Land, Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom by Michael Frye

I think I’ve been very fortunate as a photographer in that I have embraced digital technology since the early days of the digital cameras. You have to understand that this isn’t a few generations we are talking about however, in my instance it’s only since 1999 I believe. The reason for the “fortunate” aspect is a little two sided, the positive aspect being that I have used Photoshop and DAM software for many years and they are just part of my life and workflow, the other side being that many of my earlier digital images are terrible as far as the quality aspect goes. While they served the purpose at the time; being able to shoot images and email them quickly, at 2.1 fuzzy megapixels there isn’t much hope for their long term use in my stock portfolio.

Light and Land, Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom is now available through the award-winning Craft & Vision website. Click Here to Get the Book Now

Having witnessed a few amateur and professional photographers make the switch to the new digital technologies the past few years I have seen a consistent struggle with them trying to figure out the best techniques to produce the images they have worked so hard for in the photography stage. Some have spent many years shooting with Fuji Velvia, not a personal favourite but nonetheless a very popular film with in my opinion way too much contrast. Others have come from the negative film ranks where the exposure tolerances are somewhat lax and may have been somewhat lazy in perfecting this important technical aspect of photography. Regardless, what both slide film and negative film had in common is generally we took our film to a lab and left the film with qualified technicians to provide the end results. Sure there are exceptions, some of us did our own printing, especially with black and white imagery. In our modern digital world now “we” are both the photographer and technician.

Light and Land, Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom by Michael Frye is the newest ebook in the Craft & Vision library. Michael, a photographer based on the doorstep of Yosemite National Park, knows his stuff about inspired landscapes and the post-processing techniques that make his vision a reality. Light and Land is written specifically for people with an interest in landscapes and who want to clarify their own unique vision. Landscape work, like other specific genres, has its own challenges with respect to the digital darkroom and this ebook will be of use to anyone wanting to take their post-processing to the next level. With equal parts inspiration and instruction Michael goes step-by-step through the aesthetic judgments behind each decision, and he unpacks the principles behind the landscape-specific considerations.

While Michael takes us through the processing of 5 landscape images the workflow and decisions made will work for almost any photograph whether you are a travel photographer, event photographer or perhaps just want to get the best results you can from your family images. Michael Frye uses Adobe Lightroom for his examples but the same principles apply regardless of what editor you are using.

Light and Land is crammed full of content and beautifully illustrated with stunning photographs of Yosemite National Park. The book is available now as a downloadable PDF for just $5US. Believe me, this ebook is well worth the cost, that’s not much more than the Starbucks cappuccino that you had this morning!

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For the first four days only, if you use the promotional code LAND4 when you checkout, you can have the PDF version of Light & Land for only $4 OR use the code LAND20 to get 20% off when you buy 5 or more PDF ebooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm PST December 19, 2010.

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