TheFIX 054: Mirrorless to iOS Processing with Dan Burkholder

Mirrorless to iOS Processing, Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, & More!

Dan Burkholder joins host Seán Duggan for a conversation on alternative digital workflows for processing and printmaking. We start with Dan’s work with creating digital negatives in the early 1990s, his innovative printmaking techniques combining inkjet pigment with traditional platinum printing, and even mixing inkjet with platinum and gold leaf. Dan shares some of his workflow for using wifi to transfer images from his mirrorless camera to an iOS device for processing, delves into iOS HDR processing with Pro HDR X, and a fine overview of final seasoning with Snapseed. In addition to app-specific techniques, we also discuss app workflow issues that touch on when you would apply a certain effect, such as blurring or textures. We also discuss the different ways one might use this approach…for creating rough drafts or proof of concept pieces that you would later process on a computer, to treating the iOS edits as the finished work (apart from final finessing in Photoshop).

About This Week’s Guest

Dan Burkholder has a long history of looking over the photographic horizon to explore, exhibit, and teach, new and innovative ways to interpret your images. He was one of the first fine art photographers to champion digital technology by creating the digital negative in 1992. He continues to explore new areas of photography, preaching the fine art potential of the Apple iPhone and the smaller micro 4/3 mirrorless cameras. Burkholder has taught digital imaging workshops at venues worldwide including The Royal Photographic Society (Spain), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL), and The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia). He is the author of Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, iPhone Artistry, and The Color of Loss, an HDR exploration of ravaged interiors in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Links Mentioned in This Episode

DanBurkholder.com     |     Dan Burkholder Travel Workshops
Pro HDR X    |     Snapseed -Android    |     Snapseed-iOS
Photo Toaster     |     ViewEXIF     |     Photo Trash Talk Podcast

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Where’s Seán?

Lynda.com recently published Seán’s two new Photoshop Compositing Project courses: Product Photography Compositing, and Adding a Person to a Group Photo.  Check out Seán’s website to learn more about his photography, workshops, and all of his Lynda.com courses

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