Watch David Saffir as he explores color management for printing. Starting with the fundamentals of printer management, the discussion will progress to creating custom profiles for a range of media types. We’ll show you how to use SpyderPRINT to print calibration targets, scan them, and use them on your system. Additional topics will include live color preview/soft proofing in Photoshop and Lightroom, using application managed color with your new profiles, and evaluating print quality.[Read More]
Watch David Saffir as he discusses indoor photography, with an emphasis on portraits and group photos. Subjects of interest will include camera setup, use of on-camera and off-camera flash, ambient lighting, managing ISO/sensitivity and color management tools. David also reviews how to program for success when using labs and print service providers.[Read More]
Watch as Datacolor Expert David Saffir explores high-resolution panorama photography, using techniques that can be adapted to landscapes, cityscapes, and horizontal or vertical composition. Camera settings, camera supports, shooting around the optical center of the lens (nodal point), and selected aspects of post-production are also discussed.[Read More]
Watch As David Saffir, David Tobie and Hector Martinez review DxO’s latest upgrade to DxO Viewpoint 2, their tool for geometric and architectural corrections. They’ll explore the performance of Perspective vis-à-vis tools available in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, showing before and after for a number of images. Photographers and designers will find these tools as well as the Datacolor Spyder monitor calibration tools useful in post-production for portfolios, paid assignments, and publication.[Read More]
Post-production is also a critical element in preserving details, sharpening and managing color. Watch as David Saffir and David Tobie discuss this important aspect of photography, including real-life examples and scenarios. You’ll find that Macro photography is easier than it looks which will enable you to produce impressive images in no time![Read More]
Backcountry photo shoots often require research, planning and in some cases, special equipment. Watch David Saffir and David Tobie as they explore several real-life scenarios, including the on-line exploration of maps, weather, lighting, equipment planning and packing, renting, borrowing or buying special equipment, arranging transport and accommodations, and much more![Read More]
Not too long ago, standard practice for lighting large spaces involved hauling a lot of heavy equipment into a venue, laying out electrical service lines, creating support stands and scaffolding, and so on. Of course there was also tearing it all down, packing it away, and hauling it off again. Things have changed. It’s now possible to carry all or most of the gear you’ll need to light a large space in a duffle bag and camera bag, frequently doing it all without touching an electrical outlet and still getting an equivalent or superior result.
Watch David Saffir and David Tobie as they explore newer methods for lighting interiors using lighting systems adapted from on-camera flash units, purpose-built remote units and triggers. We think you’ll be surprised by the possibilities and impressed by the results![Read More]
There are a number of tools available to us just beneath the surface in Photoshop. Although not suited for every situation, a wide range of images can benefit from selective color editing and adjustment to pull vibrant colors from a dull scene. From architecture, to landscape, to still-life photography, using enhanced dimensionality and color differentiation will improve perception of textures and move visual elements forward or back.
Watch as David Saffir and C. David Tobie work through a series of images on calibrated Eizo displays and show viewers the techniques that will make those images pop![Read More]
Watch Datacolor Expert David Cardinal and C. David Tobie in a discussion about Safari Photography, cosponsored by Sigma Lenses. David Cardinal, a longstanding Safari organizer and award-winning nature and travel photographer, will share his experience regarding what gear and preparation are critical for a successful safari shoot; including cameras and tripods, with special focus on lenses. Techniques and workflows for safari shooting and tips for creating award-winning images of your own will also be covered. If you’ve ever considered signing up for a photo safari, or if you are trying to decide what to purchase or pack for your next one, then this is the right webinar for you![Read More]