The new Homeland Security warning system includes 18% gray.

“Annoying the TSA is not a crime,” the blog post states.

“Photography is not a crime.

You have the right to fly without ID, and to photograph, film, and record what happens.”

Bad news; good news

Blake Andrews: “Spending time in front of a screen editing images seems to be the way of photography nowadays. For my last few shows I haven’t even made prints. I’ve just sent someone a file. It’s Photoshop this, Facebook that, Flickr the other thing. Here I am this morning, typing this. Sometimes it’s hard to remember the joy of daily practice, just walking by a river on a nice day with a camera.”


Darkroom Zombies!

Brighter than iPods…

More menacing than radiating cell phones…

As senseless as phosphorescent hoodies. It’s every printer for herself from now on.

(Good luck controlling your neighbors’ highlights.)

Attention, AP Fo-Do: America needs more lerts.

Bring things to the final: at the least, paper and a pencil; a laptop & jump drive, max. Prepare whatever notes you wish, from which to work on your concentration commentary. Here are some examples:

Milton Rogovin, 1909-2011


Film springs eternal

…or for 123 years and counting, anyway.

Here is our course description, virtually verbatim from the course catalogue:

“Creative camerawork with light-sensitive emulsions is at the core of this semester-long course. Students become familiar with the process and aesthetic considerations of the medium, beginning with basic technical instruction and problem-solving methods for black-and-white film photography. Camera operation, film processing, printmaking and presentation are the main areas of concentration. (Students must provide their own film cameras.) Student essays and reviews deal with contemporary issues as well as the history of the medium, in addition to work in the darkroom. In successive semesters, students investigate the concept of fine print, experiment with a variety of materials, and employ more extensive manipulation of images. Evaluation is based on effort and progress; continuing study assumes mastery of tools, materials and processes. The lab fee is $60.00; there are additional expenses for film, papers and field trips.”

Necessary gear? See

Nuance wins!