September 10, 2011

From Image to Photograph

I captured and processed this image last February in Death Valley. It is one of my favorites. I was with Harry Sandler during the time. He had processed his image before mine and I really liked how he did it. So without looking at his image again, I proceeded to 'copy' him. After I completed my version, I was surprised to see how differently ours were. What a great lesson.
Yesterday at Harry's gallery opening in Carmel, IN, I was reminded once again of how different they were when I saw his image printed, matted and framed. I actually stared at all 50+ images he had on display. He has always said that it is an image until it is printed and then it becomes a photograph. I finally understood what he meant when I saw each image I had only previously seen on his blog now suddenly have a different life. A life that showed texture and depth unlike the computer screen, iPad or iPhone can portray. It made me long to know more about printing, which Harry so masterfully has crafted.
Printing I believe to be an art form in of itself. Those who are good have spent years doing it. I have a lot to learn about this craft and will get a peek into that world this weekend. Harry and I are teaching an iPhone Photography workshop in Carmel, IN starting today, where Harry will be teaching the importance of resolution, processing for print and actually provide the students with a print of the iPhone processed image on Sunday. I am so excited to start!

Harry and I will also be teaching in Washington State in November. Please see the left column for more information.

FREE fxPhotoStudio for the iPad - which now includes masking - to those students who sign up for my September 12th courses.

iPhoneography Classes Available Now! - next class starts September 12th - only six student per session. One ONE spot left in iPhoneography 101 for the September session. 

If you would like to learn how to capture and process iPhone images beyond a basic snapshot take an Online iPhoneography Course with Teri Lou. Two courses are available iPhoneography 101 and iCreativity. Click on the direct links in the upper left hand column of this blog for information, pricing and schedule.


  1. So, so you think you can tell,
    Heaven from Hell, blue skys from pain.

    Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail, a smile from a veil,

    Do you think you can tell?
    did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts,

    Hot ashes for trees, hot air for a cool breeze, cold comfort for change,

    And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
    Pink Floyd

  2. In my rear view mirror
    The sun is going down
    Sinking behind bridges in the road
    I think of all the good things
    That we have left undone
    And I suffer premonitions
    Confirm suspicions
    Of the holocaust to come

    The rusty wire that holds the cork
    That keeps the anger in
    Gives way
    And suddenly, it's day again
    The sun is in the east
    Even though the day is done
    Two suns in the sunset
    Could be the human race is run

    Like the moment when your brakes lock
    And you slide toward the big truck
    [Man:] "Oh, no."
    And stretch the frozen moments with your fear
    And you'll never hear their voices
    [Child:] "Daddy, Daddy"
    And you'll never see their faces
    You have no recourse to the law anymore

    And as the windshield melts
    And my tears evaporate
    Leaving only charcoal to defend
    Finally, I understand
    The feelings of the few
    Ashes and diamonds
    Foe and friend
    We were all equal in the end


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