Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Lost American in France

A few nice american photo images I found:

The Lost American in France
american photo
Image by Doug van Kampen
"The Lost American in France". Discovery Park, Seattle, Washington, USA
July 3rd, 2009 © 2009 Doug van Kampen, All Rights Reserved

I bumped this shot because it appears there was a glitch while uploading this yesterday and for some reason the commenting became disabled. I dunno.

Your feedback on this image is highly appreciated. I'm trying a few new processing techniques and would highly appreciate input and constructive critique. Thank You!

The above is an image shot last summer while Nathan was visiting the states from France. If I had to pick a photographer that has improved the most over the last year, it would be him. His cinematic look into the art has grown into a wonderfully composed art form in his hands. He is never afraid to try new techniques and put his images out there for critique by others. He bring a refreshing humility to the art form - something that is lacking among photographers in this fast paced and quickly growing community. I consider it a privilege to call him my friend.

Please visit his stream by clicking on the link over there----------->

For those shooting in RAW, here's a useful tidbit regarding color temperature and their possible sources:

1000K - Candles or oil lamps
2000K - Sunrise
2500K - Household light bulbs
3000K - Studio lights, photo floods
4000K - Clear flashbulbs
5000K - Typical daylight, most electronic flashes
6500K - Lightly overcast sky
8000K - Hazy sky
9000K - Open shade on clear day
10,000K - Heavily overcast sky

B l a c k M a g i c

Unidentified Child
american photo
Image by George Eastman House
Accession Number: 1974:0193:0195

Maker: Southworth & Hawes

Title: Unidentified Child

Date: ca. 1850

Medium: daguerreotype

Dimensions: sixth plate; 7.0 x 5.7 cm. , (domed top)

George Eastman House Collection

General information about the George Eastman House Photography Collection is available at

For information on obtaining reproductions go to: