Keywords. Or, how to organize your photo library.

For a very long time I’ve been going to write a post on how to add keywords to an image library. I haven’t because the topic is daunting, complex, multilayered and just plain hard. While I’ve been using my own controlled vocabulary to add hierarchical keywords to images for several decades that doesn’t imply I […]

Color Grading

Here are a few juxtaposed images demonstrating what all the hype surrounding color grading is about. It’s powerful stuff. Changing the entire look and feel of an image in just a couple of seconds is a ton of fun. As an added benefit, once you create a color grade that blows your hair back you […]

Reports of my death are in error

As you can see it has been nearly a year since my last post. Deplorable, I know. I have an excuse. A legitimate excuse. It’s a bit personal though so I’d rather not share it. Suffice it to say it was a medical thing . That “thing” is now a part of my past and […]

Goblin Valley Album Is Available For Viewing

For your viewing pleasure,an album of images from Goblin Valley, Utah is now up at https://markhoffmanphotography.com.   If you would prefer the more direct link try this: Goblin Valley Album – direct. More albums from this strange place may be forthcoming as I’ve got hundreds of marvelous images of it. PP

Goblin Valley

  The Universe. Stranger than we imagine. Stranger than we can imagine.   Goblin Valley is in Utah. It’s as strange a place as exists in the natural world. The geological features here are bizarre. Utah is filled with awesome geology. I’ve been photographing Utah for years, as have hundreds of photogs. It’s mesmerizing and […]

Images From The Textured Forest…

Not a real forest in the usual sense. But, just barely real enough that you can see these. I’ve been playing with adding textures to images off and on for years. My library of textures has grown beyond all reason. There’s a new album of images like this at markhoffmanphotography.com in the gallery called “Current […]

This could be the surface of an Alien Brain _ Ignore the error_bump in the code


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But it’s not. More images are emerging from my ever-churning image processing machinery. The EDOF multi-image composition above contains over fifty images. The Scrollgram below uses every fifth image and changes focus as you roll your mouse across the frame. EDOF(focus stack) Scrollgram. Slowly sweep mouse from side to side to view focal plane change.

Extended Depth Of Field _ Ignore the errors_ Bump in the code


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I’ve a great friend who also happens to be a world-class Podiatrist who also happens to be my brother. A couple years ago he brought me a few very peculiar tree branches. The wood under the bark had been etched (by forces unknown) with strange alien-looking symbols. “Might make a great photo”, he said. I […]

Variations on a Bonsai Wolf

Say hello to the amazing Bonsai Wolf, Rocky. At just over 5 pounds he’s the ideal size for the blinding speed the breed is known for. Add that to his keen predatory instincts, razor-sharp teeth and ruthless nature and you’ve got an embodiment of the perfect killing machine, an evolutionary pinnacle in the long history […]

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