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Dawid Loubser
South Africa
Current Residence: South Africa
Favourite genre of music: Electronica (Trance, Ambient House, Experimental, Downtempo) and Jazz
Operating System: Mac OS X
Shell of choice: Bash
Working with monochrome is my favourite medium. With so very little effort, and using wonderful, simple mechanical cameras that just "get out of the way", I can record my visions of the things around me with a degree of authenticity - because the images are captured in a physical medium that does not lie - and a tonal rendering that suits my vision just right.

I am unfortunately between darkrooms currently (one of the perils of compact, city living) and have had to either go mad, or attempt to embrace the digital medium for a while again. After many iterations, I have managed to develop a process in the open-source RawTherapee application (running in Linux, of course) to produce the slightly non-linear tonal response I so enjoy from my film work. Three recent images that I've posted illustrate this:
  • Mood: Bemused
  • Listening to: Co-workers non-touch-typing
  • Reading: The Algorithm Design Manual
  • Playing: Biosphere's n-plants album
  • Eating: Macaroni
  • Drinking: Decent Coffee

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breek Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
thanx for joining the rawtherapee-users group! ;)
philosomatographer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
My pleasure! Though I prefer the workflow and UI of darktable, the RAW demosaicing in RawTherapee is undeniably superior in all respects - what it does with fine detail borders on the impossible for a Bayer sensor.
breek Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
don't forget to try the new noise reduction: really effective and in these days speed is even improving :)
i use rawtherapee since 2007 and it's my favourite :)
i've tried darktable about two years ago but i didn't like it so much because at that time lots of feature were missing; anyway it seems it evolved a lot so i think i'll try a new version these days ;)
planetzog Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Stunning Gallery!!!! not sure where your work goes, africa media on line, excellent agency for good journalistic pics!!
philosomatographer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thanks for the compliment and the tip! My work doesn't currently go anywhere except into my personal collection, I'll check them out.
PhoenixPhlox Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
:wave: Hello!
I just wanted to say that I visited your gallery, and I found some really nice photos here :)
Next time when I'll write a new art feature journal, I think I'll include one of your works, because I think you really deserve more attention :aww: :)
Have a nice day! :)
philosomatographer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Thank you for watching!
PhoenixPhlox Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
:aww: :)
EvilDoctorHobbit Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hope you had an absolutely fabulous birthday! :heart:
philosomatographer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Why thank you, I rather did!
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