About the Author

Hal Norman Krogstad
Blurbarian Since June 2007
Name Hal Norman Krogstad
My Web Site halnormank.zenfolio.com
Location Matawan NJ 07747
Gender Male
My Occupation Fine Art Photographer
My Bio I began my odyssey through the zones of focus more than thirty years ago. For most of that time my equipment was medium format camera systems. My work was primarily in B&W, with some forays into color. As digital technology evolved it became apparent that was the way to go. I went kicking and screaming into digital via the image processing route first. Finally the digital camera demonstrated it's capacity to provide a truly fine and viable image. With that the metamorphosis was complete.

I deal with a wide range of subject matter in the form of, literally, people, places, and things. This approach has reduced itself to about a dozen portfolios I update on a random basis determined by subject matter of interest at any given time.

I like to think that this approach avoids the problem of being 'pigeon-holed' down the path of a single subject matter venue.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
I have put together a 'manual' on the making of the photograph using Photoshop CS and beyond.
This is not about learning Photoshop, it is about developing an image into what we ultimately would like to call a photograph.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
To truly be reminded of the impact of the B&W photograph one only needs to be reminded of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Alfred Eisenstadt, and others.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
It would be really rewarding to find out this book revived your addiction to the B&W photograph as a truly fine work of art in its' own right.