Originally posted on The Positive Page:
Part of what makes digital photography so exciting is that anyone can now shoot the way the professional National Geographic photographers have always done–thoroughly exploring any subject or story at will, without any concern over the cost of film or processing.
That freedom allows us to look for what Dewitt Jones calls “the next right answer”, and to find the “extraordinary in the ordinary” every time we take out our cameras.
But when we get back to our computers and upload the images we’ve made, what’s next?
In a workshop taught by legendary photographer Galen Rowell almost 20 years ago, I learned an incredibly simple trick which vastly improved my photography.
The amazing thing is that, back then, it was difficult for anyone who didn’t have access to a darkroom to actually use his trick. However, with the advent of computers and digital photography, it’s now as easy as drawing…
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