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Latest update May 17, 2005

Ever changing pictures recently photographed or mentioned on-line as opposed to portfolios and essays. Updates are ongoing so not announced above. Something old - something new. Nothing borrowed. Blue 255…

A Links site - LNB's writing, photography and graphics on other sites around the web, plus a FREE download!


A tutorial on Perspective and correction of barrel distortion in Paint Shop Pro, now updated with Photoshop.

Awesome tools introduced in Paint Shop Pro 8.0.

Perspective adjustment

A tutorial on Using the Hue Channel for wild multicolor effects. Señior Pancho de los Loros is the victim.


A tutorial on Type Styling originally done for my friend Asha DeVelder. You can sample her fine art at


A photo-essay for Web - the chronicles of a bus trip with a then new digital camera.

Bus to Santa Rosa

A prowl of Daytona Beach biker-bars during Bike Week 1979.

Biker Bars

A tutorial on the interpretation of histograms in order to better understand exposure and its relationship to processing. Also see the next two tutorials


Attention to people new to digital darkroom work. A tutorial on the fundamentals of image processing from the word "go".

Image Processing

A tutorial on using bracketing and layers to photograph a contrast range beyond the recording capabilities of photographic materials.

Bracketing And Layers

A mini tutorial on how to shoot the moon with a pro-sumer digital camera. "Never moon a werewolf…"

Moon shots

A portfolio of soft pictorial interpretations of images along with a brief explanation of the technique used. The effect evokes hand colouring techniques of a century back.

Softness through CMT channels

Folks. A portfolio of people pictures from photojournalist days.


A tutorial to using Paint Shop Pro 7.0's easy 3-D tools to enhance the presentation of pictures on the web or in e-mail.

Easy 3-D tools.

Desert Southwest. Photos from a visit to southern Nevada and Western Arizona.

Arizona Valley

A tutorial on politely sizing and compressing images for e-mail and the web so your viewers won't picket your modem for clogging their bandwidth.

Sizing and Compressing

A major retrospective portfolio of work from 1960 to 2004.

Did Nikon prosumer Coolpix camera owners get the best new format since thick-sliced Cambozola at room temperature, or did we get a RAW deal? Inquiring minds want to know and they are trying to find out...

Photography in the RAW!

Still pictures incorporating time as an element. Sequences shot with the Nikon CP5000 and merged into a single image. What and How…


A very personal essay weighing film photography against digital photography, and how to live a happy and fulfilling life with either.

A writer in the Yahoo Digital Darkroom forum inquired about judging the quality of digital images. The reply drew positive comment, and it was suggested it be reproduced here.

About as confusing as it gets! Sorting out the dpi mess for scanning, processing, digital photography and printing. Hope this helps!

A common task made simple through the use of Photoshop's Actions. Automating Thumbnails. A beginning tutorial on Actions.

In response to a request, we get to explore the labyrinths of Paint Shop Pro's Materials Palette.

The first installment of an evergrowing portfolio of the part of the world where I am priviledged to live - Alberta, Canada. Sky is special here - as is the scene below it.

In response to a number of requests, I assembled some of the shots with a new Nikon CP8400 in my first couple of weeks of ownership. Many were shot under quite extreme conditions, showing some of the capability of this new instrument.

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