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photo redux: a look back at some old photos

One of the things I’ve been doing lately is watching a lot of photography-related blogs – I think I started with Peter McKinnon (and his infamous “8 Camera HACKS in 90 SECONDS!” video that was everywhere shortly after he posted it). Among those I watch regularly are Sean Tucker (who makes wonderful videos about the philosophy of photography, along with being an excellent photographer himself), Thomas Heaton (mainly landscape photography, which isn’t something I’m super into, but I love watching him set up his shots and talk about what he does and why) and Evan Ranft (whose approach to photography is kinda refreshing and – at the moment – not exuding so much “I’m a professional photographer” to be unrelatable).

This category is inspired by (and blatantly stolen from) Brian Matiash‘s Photo Redux series, in which he takes old pictures and re-edits them. People’s techniques and tastes change, obviously, as well as their skills and the ability to apply those skills, so it’s interesting to see what Brian’s doing with his photos.

It kinda inspired me to look at some of my old photos and see if I can re-edit them to make them better. (Or, you know, actually edit them in the first place, since there was a time when I’d just throw pictures up on Flickr and other sites without doing any editing, or with a crop/frame at most.) I’ve gone through some of more recent photos (where “recent” can mean “anything in the last 3-4 years) and picked out some stuff to (re-)edit. I’ll probably see about going back even further and picking out some pictures from waaaaay back when.

I don’t have a set schedule for these yet, but I’m hoping to make this a semi-regular thing on here.

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