Datacolor Welcomes Lindsay Adler to its Friend’s With Vision Program
Dec 2015 16

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more.

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Mastering Color Within Your Travel & Vacation Photography Workflow
Dec 2015 02

Presented by David Cardinal. Creating memorable images from your travels doesn’t just require creative vision and technical skill at the moment of capture, it relies on knowing how to use and manage color in your post-processing workflow to bring the most out of your photos. During this free webinar, we’ll walk you through creating a color-managed workflow that is suited to your needs, using Datacolor’s state-of-the-art Spyder products as well as image editing software from DxO and Adobe.

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David Cardinal: Becoming a Better Travel and Vacation Photographer
Nov 2015 17

Whether you take your travel photography seriously enough to go on specialized trips, or simply want to do a better job capturing memories from your vacation, there are plenty of useful tips and techniques in the talk I gave at B&H this Spring. The good news is, even if you missed it in person, it is now online and free to watch, courtesy of the team at the B&H events center. Topics covered range from selecting gear, preparing for your trip, how to schedule your shooting day, best tactics for great photos, the ethics of travel photography, and how to correctly process and show off your images. Special thanks to our sponsor, Datacolor, and to Photodex for the slideshow software illustrated.

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Richard West: Perfect Capture, Taking Control in Three Easy Steps
Oct 2015 29

One of the oldest problems with photography is getting the lighting conditions in which you capture your images under control. Today stand-alone light meters are less frequently used to gather your exposure and capture information as digital cameras have evolved to have good metering capabilities in themselves. Whether you choose to use an external meter, which can add extra control and accuracy to the process but also additional complexity (and weight to your camera bag) or want to work ‘in camera’ or maybe just ‘sort it out’ in post-process, two key elements to capture and control at the point of pressing the shutter are the contrast range of your shots and also the white point (i.e. a true known white for the shots that can allow you to remove major casts). Find a way of recording this accurately and you won’t need to guess what the conditions were like in hindsight when you retouch your images, you’ll have a point of reference to compare with.

Read more about controlling your shots, in Richard West’s latest article for Datacolor, here.

David Cardinal: How does your monitor measure up? Find out with Spyer5ELITE
Oct 2015 22

While the main purpose of using a Spyder5 is to calibrate and profile your monitors, many users don’t realize that it can also perform a variety of advanced tests on your monitor. In this article we look at the specific tests you can do with the Display Analysis module, how to do them, and what they measure.

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