Links tagged with “michaeljohnston”
The Online Photographer: Color Management Made Very Simple (for Beginners and Others)
I was surprised how readable and understandable that was, given how my eyes usually glaze over at this stuff.
The Online Photographer: My Second Article for NewYorker.com
It’s such a pleasure reading his excitement about this article, and the difference between his blog posts and a New Yorker article. Lovely article too.
The Online Photographer: Finally, I Get To Say THANK YOU
This brought happy tears to my eyes. A nice guy moving to a bigger house, with better office space, because he works hard on a good blog.
“Andreas Gursky allegedly makes ten pieces a year. Ansel Adams said twelve good photographs in a year was good production.”
The Online Photographer: Set Those Expectations Low
“Photography is a superb hobby, one of the best. It’s when you try to make a living at it that it is so likely to resist you. I don’t think other hobbies have this problem. I mean, consider, say, fly-fishing, or building plastic model planes. Very few people who do those things assume they’re going to ‘go pro’ someday. Very few people try. It doesn’t generally come up.”
The Online Photographer: Open Mike: Hobbies and Interests
Lovely post on working out which pastimes you consistently enjoy, and what it is about them you love. “Free yourself of the ideas that don’t actually fit you, even if they’re ‘supposed’ to be central to the hobby.”
Interpreting Black and White, Part I
I really like the differences in how people treated the same black and white photo.
Open Mike: Grumpy’s World
I love this exchange. It’s like dialogue from a play or movie that I would be enthusiastic about.
The Online Photographer: What I Would Get If I Were Starting Now
I like this guide to how to start out in photography, particularly the bit about buying initial equipment and then not even looking at possible new kit for five years. Just do photography, don’t shop.
The Online Photographer: Open Mike: Jazz Starter Kit
One jazz-lover’s guide to getting into jazz, what things to listen to. (I like guides to a field by people who know something, even if it’s impossible to be objective about it.)
The Online Photographer: OT: The Worst Remuddling Job in the History of the Universe
Amazing that someone could prefer the second over the first, but a reminder of how very different people are to what seems “normal” to me/you/whoever. But even so. (Also, click through “the ‘Ouch’ post”.)
The Online Photographer: Panasonic GF1 vs. Olympus E-P1, Part I
Solely for this quote: “These two [bundled] applications just can’t possibly be as lame and useless as they appear to be … They can’t be—right? Because if faced with a choice of working day in, day out in one of these environments or picking up trash by the side of the freeway with a pointy stick guarded by a fat man with a shotgun and a big wad of tobacco in his cheek, I would need time to decide. They both seem like they’d be torture, but least in a chain gang I’d be outdoors.”