Blending Modes in Adobe Photoshop are some of the most powerful ways to quickly transform an image, either for creative explorations, or for more practical purposes that address fixing a specific issue. Most people are probably familiar with blending modes from the Mode menu at the top of the Layers panel, but they also make appearances in other areas of Photoshop, such as options for any of the painting tools, and as key elements in the Apply Image and Calculations dialogs.[Read More]
In addition to my work as an advertising and industrial photographer, in recent years I have increasingly devoted my time to artistic landscape photography.
In contrast to a fully planned advertising production within a team with lots of light, props and photo shooting technology, all that counts in landscape photography, besides uncontrollable aspects such as climate and time, is the simplicity of the equipment, as well as reducing volume and weight. After all, as my colleagues will surely confirm, the specially selected scene can usually only be reached on foot over long, difficult paths.
Meanwhile, I have been able to reduce my equipment to such an extent that in fact I don’t miss any part of the photo shooting technology, just carry a minimum weight and yet still achieve maximum resolution and colour depth.
Today I would like to open my photo bag exclusively for the Datacolor blog and show what I need for my pictures. Maybe this will trigger an approving or also critical reaction from a photo enthusiast and give us all a chance to extend our horizons and lenses.[Read More]
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]
David Saffir has recently written an article for the SpyderBLOG on Timelapse Tips and Notes. He did an excellent job of covering many of the technical considerations. So this article is intended to look at the scene-selection side of the process. We have all learned how to “see” a good photo op when it appears, but what makes for a good timelapse opportunity? And do we have the gear to capture it?[Read More]
I’ve been climbing the learning curve in timelapse photography. (For some how-to details, see my previous article here. It’s a satisfying area in many ways – particularly because the result gives one an opportunity to see things that might otherwise be out of view, or imperceptible to the eye.[Read More]