October 2015

All posts from October 2015

Not in my camera bag. In my pocket: the DxO One

on October 13, 2015

hen you see an opportunity to make an interesting photograph, the best camera to use is the one you have with you.   For the past couple of weeks, I have nearly always had the DxO One in my pocket.   

This is a sleekly designed package, about as long and as thick as your thumb, that plugs into the iPhone 6 Lightning port.   It contains a 20 megapixel sensor, the same as the one used in the Sony  RX100 which is widely considered the highest quality compact on the market.   The iPhone screen serves as the viewfinder, making it very easy to frame and compose images precisely. 

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Robert RosenkranzNot in my camera bag. In my pocket: the DxO One

The Fresson Process: A Marriage of History and Artistry

on October 6, 2015

The Fresson process, commonly referred to as direct carbon printing, reveals a depth and richness in photographs that is truly unmatched.  The images combine the moody quality and textural richness of a charcoal drawing with the detail and resolution of photography.

In 1899, Théodore-Henri Fresson showed the French Society of Photography “Photographic prints made on charcoal paper made without transfer.”  He managed to achieve this result by preparing his paper with several coats of different light-sensitive layers.  The insoluble ones were close to the paper. 

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Robert RosenkranzThe Fresson Process: A Marriage of History and Artistry