The saying is that you can’t stop progress. And yet we aren’t always happy about it. Many of us live in towns or neighborhoods which once were quite self sufficient, with services from barbers and hairdressers to hardware and grocery stores. Now most of us have to travel miles to reach larger, more impersonal, alternatives to these long-gone local shops. That’s progress.
The digital revolution has been a main focus of progress in the last couple of decades, and many of the professions that have been “digitized” have suffered as a consequence. Unless your digitally impacted line of work is licensed and mandated, you probably earn less, and have less job security, than in the analog days.
Photographers and graphic designers have been hard hit in this manner, and at the same time that their livelihoods have been impacted, their responsibilities have mushroomed. They learned a range of new and foreign computer skills, studied everything from prepress standards to color management, and those that survived have developed some type of balance in the digital world.
The description above attempts to set the stage for the angst that has rocked the photo and graphics community since Adobe, King of imaging software, announced that it is moving virtually all of its graphics, photo, and video applications to a subscription-only model. Adobe did not do this lightly, nor without research and testing. Its not something that user response it likely to change: Adobe has seen the future, and this is their response to it.[Read More]
It’s an accepted fact that a photography website is necessary for a professional photographer today. Your website is the essential tool to promote your business, acquire new clients, and provide your existing clients with a place to view and purchase your work. Your website, featuring your online portfolio, is like your online window display, artfully highlighting your work and making sure that no matter where you are your portfolio is easily accessible.
Pulling together the many elements to create an effective and impressive online presence is the first and most important task. Zenfolio is there to help you take that all-important first step. Zenfolio has been powering the websites of tens of thousands of photographers since 2006. This is what we live and breathe. That’s why we’re excited to share our knowledge with you at the ZOOM Tour.[Read More]
Datacolor’s SpyderLENSCAL is used to check the auto-focus on still cameras, and to micro-adjust the auto-focus on cameras with micro-adjustment controls in their in-camera menu. However, there are other uses for SpyderLENSCAL. This article describes how to use it to assist with focus settings in video, TV, and cinema capture workflows.[Read More]
Watch as our Friend With Vision Derek Lee uses the Datacolor Spyder4ELITE to test the Dell U2410 and Dell U2412M displays. Derek shows the difference in sRGB and AdobeRGB performance of these monitors and offers some tips on choosing 24” or 27” displays for professional use.
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