When a Color Image Should be Converted to Black and White

There are many good reasons for converting an image to black and white. Some images contain a lot of contrast and texture which can be better emphasized in black in white. Others have historic content that fits well with historic black and white looks. And sometimes an image is part of a series, and theContinue reading “When a Color Image Should be Converted to Black and White”

Image Capture and Screenshots with the Apple Watch

The title of this article is a bit redundant; there is only one way to capture an image with the Apple Watch: by taking a screenshot. This choice seems odd to those thinking in terms of a Dick Tracey spy-watch, but in fact it is quite brilliant, given the adverse reaction to Google Glass andContinue reading “Image Capture and Screenshots with the Apple Watch”

CDTobie: Updated List of Speaking Events

For an updated list of my winter speaking events please see the home page of my photography website: http://www.cdtobie.com/CDTobie_Photography/Home.html This list is not yet final, and I suspect more events will be added, especially for the month of February, but this covers all my current commitments from now until April. I will attempt to fillContinue reading “CDTobie: Updated List of Speaking Events”

Photokina, A Few First Impressions…

Here is my view of Cologne and Photokina. Starting, literally, with my view: from my hotel room window. Hotel windows in Europe don’t treat you like small children. They actually open, and allow you to look out, to hang out to take photos (something I’ve often put to good use), or even to fall outContinue reading “Photokina, A Few First Impressions…”

Getting the Most out of Inkjet Printers with SpyderPrint

I have had a request for a piece detailing the value of Datacolor’s SpyderPrint for recent generations of graphics-grade inkjet printers. Please take a look at the resulting article on Datacolor’s SpyderBlog, if you print your own work. Credits: C. David Tobie, Copyright 2012. Website: CDTobie.com Return to Blog’s Main Page <a

Back By Special Request; More Tuscan Images

The response (mostly direct, but some on Facebook or WordPress) to yesterday’s sample of my “Through a Lens Darkly” images was gratifying; thank you all. I have processed several more today, and will add a few below. The link to see the whole collection on my photo website is here: CDTobie.com. I plan to coverContinue reading “Back By Special Request; More Tuscan Images”

Ponderings on Phone Photography

As phone cameras, and phone image editing apps, improve the field of mobile phone photography is growing madly. I’m not talking about the photos people take of their friends at parties, or their families at events, or their new car when it first comes home, or even their dog or cat being cute. I meanContinue reading “Ponderings on Phone Photography”

The Future of Photo: Beyond the Resolution Wars

As cameras and camera-phones gain sufficient resolution so that increases in pixel count are no longer critical, what will further increases in sensor capabilities be used for? So far, there appear to be a few answers to this question. The first is that multi-layer sensors such as the Foveon chip become less important, as weContinue reading “The Future of Photo: Beyond the Resolution Wars”