Click on the audio play button to listen to this 14 minute discussion on the future of photography by Stephen Schaub.
The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, Fourth Edition is a must-have for every serious photographer… period. An earlier edition was a constant resource for me while at RIT and now this newer edition is my Xmas gift to myself this year… it is expensive but well worth it. It is quite thick and full of very useful content on just about every photographic topic imaginable from film to digital and beyond… and if the heat bills get too high this winter I can burn it to stay warm… or my wife could throw it at me to knock some sense into me or perhaps I could learn something about this wonderful medium we all love… either way it will be my constant companion for the dark winter months here in VT. Be sure to add this gem to your holiday wish-list today!
Viva la Revolution- Stephen
Here is a quick informal review of a new offering by Canson, Baryta Photographique 310 gsm… this paper exhibits many of the qualities of a air dried darkroom print but how does it compare to other Baryta papers tested here at Indian Hill Imageworks. Give a listen…
Link to information on Canson Baryta Photographique.
Gamut projections of tested papers in Chromix Color Think.
All tests were done on the Epson 9900 using RIP and profiling software by Ergosoft.
Bad batch numbers for Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta 315 gsm:
Note: As I mentioned in the audio portion of this post the new batch of paper supplied to me by Hahnemuhle is perfect and the issue of the black specs has now been corrected from what I can see. I was informed that the issue was “fixed” back in May/ June but unfortunately the bad stock does still exist so check before you buy!
A quick audio blog on how our expectations of a perfect print surface has changed from traditional wet darkroom spotted prints to todays digital prints. Click on the audioblog logo to listen…
Note on image: I use my hand to adjust the brush tip on my spotting brush to a perfect point and to make sure that the flow of dye is perfect.