Directions


All the black and white.

As the calendar turns I thought I would start on something that I haven’t done in a long time. Black and white photography for you. Not only that, but it’s new work, not archival as I’ve done in the past.

My time may be winding down here. It seems that WordPress wants Storyteller to be all or nothing. I may be misunderstanding, but if I don’t choose to do a paid subscription Storyteller might cease to exist on December 18.

If that’s how they want it, fine. It’s not my first choice. But, one of my best traits is that I am able to walk away from any deal if it is not in my best interest.

We’ll see how it goes.

There is a concerning factor in leaving. I was going to take a number of you with me, the ones with whom I talk. I did a little accounting and there is a large number of you who like my work, are very new to Storyteller and never converse. I’d prefer not to not lose you.

If you don’t talk I can’t see your email. No worries. I won’t use it for marketing, but my website and other blog space doesn’t have WordPress’ ability to communicate instantly. So, I have to turn to something like Constant Contact. For that I need your email.

So, please if you want to continue seeing my pictures and laughing at my ramblings, just say hello.

Please.

Stay safe. Stay mighty. Wear your mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Follow directions. Forget turkey leftovers, enjoy every pizza.

Black and white work isn’t easy for me. Although I started my career in black and white, I’ve long moved to seeing in color.

Using most cameras, you must work in color unless you prefer to work in .jpeg or buy a $7,000 Leica body.

I work in RAW capture so that my original file is made in color. I have no choice. I convert it from there in post production.

There is plenty of editing software that does the job nicely. I happen to use OnOne, but I could name at least five others.

One more thing about seeing in color v BW is that some folks say BW is true a photograph because you see the subject clearer than you do in color.

Ha! Ever wait for days to get the right color light at the right time of day?

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16 responses to “Directions”

  1. marina kanavaki Avatar

    Oh, I certainly do!!!! πŸ˜‰

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    1. marina kanavaki Avatar

      …and “Hello!”

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      1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

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  2. C.S. Young Jr. Avatar

    Hi Ray, please let me know if you move to another platform. Have you maxed out your storage? I like the simplicity and dark tonality in your composition. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      I have another platform already. It’s just been a portfolio site. That’s change. I have space. I have a professional blog. That costs money. Besides, the finished/published file is backed up as a jpeg and a tiff in my own Storyteller archive. That eventually moves too 2 portable hard drives and the cloud.

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  3. Leah Avatar

    I want to keep seeing your pictures if you move your site to another hosting place!

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  4. Kathy Avatar
    Kathy

    I enjoy reading Storyteller very much, and looking at the photos πŸ™‚ Please let me know if you go someplace else.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

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  5. Rachel Eggleston Avatar
    Rachel Eggleston

    I’m new to your site but want to keep following when you move. Please keep me in the loop. Love the pictures and your thoughts. πŸ‘

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. Will do. But, read today. You’ll see a change.

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