COLORFUL FESTIVALS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Apr 2017 19

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The Philippines consists of 7,641 tropical islands, with a diverse group of people. You can experience a celebration the whole year round in the many islands of the Philippines.

A festival or commonly known as a “Fiesta” is part of the Filipino culture. Each city or province has a local fiesta. Being a very religious centered country, a fiesta is commonly about the celebration of a city or province’s patron saint or of harvest. There is a fiesta going on at any time in the Philippines. A fiesta is a special time with a banquet for kin and friends. They are always colorful and unique. Like most Asian countries; the Philippines is rich in culture and tradition.

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Printing on Matte Paper
Apr 2017 18

If you are familiar with printing, you know that all papers print differently. Papers are chosen for an image based on their unique characteristics. I really enjoy printing on matte papers for the feel and look they provide an image. However, matte papers are especially known for having a reduced contrast range compared to other papers. Generally, monitors have a contrast and color gamut that will exceed what can be represented in print.

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Time-Lapse Photography – Gunther Wegner: How Passion Became Profession
Apr 2017 17

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Today’s blog focuses on time-lapse photography and we’ll also introduce you to Gunther Wegner, a true time-lapse expert.
If you already started digging deeper into time-lapse photography you might have come across Gunther Wegner. A German photographer, Gunther started taking pictures as a child. Through his interest in photography, his passion for travels as well as the fascination of time-lapse he became one of the leading experts, even though he never studied photography.

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Ambitious Travel Photography
Apr 2017 04

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Travel photography is sometimes a topic of controversy. On the one hand there is a growing interest in travel and street photography. However, images of people from poor developing countries are from time to time being discredited. Sometimes people even use the term “voyeurism” in this context. There is also a debate whether families of western industrialized countries would like being photographed in their own front yards by African or Asian people.

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Computer Requirements for Multiple Display Calibration
Mar 2017 15

In order to calibrate multiple displays, your computer’s graphics card needs to have multiple LUT’s. Generally speaking, if your computer has a display connection then it has a LUT for the connection. Some entry level graphics cards may have connections for multiple displays, but don’t have a LUT for each connection. In this case, calibration is only possible for the displays that have corresponding LUT’s.

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Xyza Cruz Bacani – Street and Documentary Photographer
Mar 2017 15

Filipino Street and Documentary photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani has been living and working in Hong Kong for over 10 years as a domestic worker when she was discovered through social media by US-based photo journalist Rick Rocamora, who has been her mentor ever since. Her incredible photos featuring dramatic composition, contrasts and light have been featured and shown in various media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, South China Morning Post and were on exhibit at Christine Park Gallery UK, Bronx Documentary Centre New York, The Arrow Factory in Beijing, and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre to name a few.

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Consistent Color from Multiple Cameras
Mar 2017 13

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Using multiple cameras is common practice for some photographers. For example, wedding and event photographers often use more than one camera at a time. In some cases, even more than one photographer using multiple cameras. To complicate things, these photographers might be using cameras or lenses from different manufacturers. No matter how many cameras are used on a shoot, color harmony is important to help tell a cohesive visual story. SpyderCHECKR and SpyderCHECKR 24 can help make this easy and precise.

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Two Cameras – One Color Output
Feb 2017 07

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The ability to accurately render color is important in photography. Product, Fashion and Art Reproduction photographers are several examples of people who require faithful color reproduction. Camera calibration is an important component to attain faithful results. However, there is another application for camera calibration that is just as important – consistency between cameras.

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Using Adobe Lightroom’s new Reference View and Datacolor tools to get better color
Feb 2017 01

Getting color right across multiple images is hard. Our visual memories are typically not very accurate, so flipping back and forth between images doesn’t work very well. Fortunately, Adobe has added a new feature to Lightroom CC that helps us. Called Reference View, it lets you put two images on the screen at once.

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Behind the Scenes with Marcus Schwier
Jan 2017 16

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Friend with Vision photographer Marcus Schwier will be participating in two photo exhibitions in Germany. Starting during Düsseldorf Photo Weekend from February 5 until March 12 at Benrath Castle, he’ll be presenting 5 works, each forming a series of photographs around the photographic genres of architecture, people and landscape photography.

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