Jack Graham Photography Workshops( remaining 2011 & new for 2012) www.jackgtrahamphoto.com/photo-workshops …… workshops filling quickly!
NEW PODCAST — www.18percentgraymatter.com featuring GUY TAL
Things are very busy here these days, trying to get caught up on work after being gone so much.
I’ll be posting another blog edition next week with some helpful photographic tips and some new images.
I do have a three announcements I would like you get out:
1) Last week I sent out a tease in my newsletter about a very special co-leader that is coming on board with us in the Eastern Sierra photography Workshop this October 13-16
I am happy to announce that my good friend and photographer extraordinary GUY TAL www.guytal.com will be with us for the workshop. Guy lives in Torrey Utah, within Capital Reef National Park. His work is as good as it gets and his knowledge and contributions that he will add to this workshop will be more than you ever expected. Adding Guy is akin to adding Babe Ruth to an already good baseball team.
Guy and I became friends many years ago on NPN (www.naturephotographers.net ). I have 2 of his prints up on my wall in my studio.
I would encourage you to check out his work and writings (his e-books are superb—I just read his brand new on the plane back from the east coast and I highly recommend it.)
As far as workshop size goes, as of today we are at 9 attendees. We’ll most likely add another 3 or 4 at more. Between Guy and me you will receive an enormous amount of personal attention. On my workshops, I am here for you. A workshop is NOT an excuse for me or for Guy to take lots of pretty pictures on at your expense. From personal experience, I can let you know Guy has the same dedication to out attendees as I. Check out some of the referrals here: http://www.jackgrahamphoto.com/referrals. Don’t wait to long to register–We’ll be full quickly!
I am sure you all are going to be quite pleased and frankly blown away with the time in the Sierra. I wish it was October tomorrow!
2) NEW PAPER: I am experimenting with some new photographic paper and am really pleased with the results. It is from CANSON. This is not a new company by any means, but one of the world’s oldest paper manufactures.
My paper of choice currently is Ilford’s Gold Fiber Silk paper; however, after printing a few prints on Canson’s Infinity Baryta Photographique, I must say that after using up my last box of Gold Fiber Silk, I’ll be switching to the Chanson product. http://www.canson-infinity.com/en/baryta310.asp
The B & W inage shown here is the print I made. The blacks & whites were amazing!
Though very similar to the Ilford GFS (a very close 2nd to the Canson IBP) paper, the CanImageson IBP paper is lightly whiter, thus more like the paper used for great B & W images. The surface is as smooth as Ilford’s but whiter. I printed a B & W image first and the blacks and dark tones were discernibly more brilliant improved over the Ilford paper.
I would suggest trying a pack for yourself. Paper can be quite subjective. This is just my opinion.
I will be using it in the field in the coming weeks and will give you a review. At 1st glance I am really impressed. These guys “get it”….Stay tuned!