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]
Join us March 3-5 at WPPI as Datacolor’s complimentary EXPO guest. WPPI Conference+Expo is the premier industry event for photographers and filmmakers specializing in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Each year, nearly 13,000 professional and aspiring photographers and filmmakers attend WPPI to learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to grow their business, experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers to improve their productivity, and enjoy the many attractions in Las Vegas. WPPI is a week-long event combining educational seminars with a major industry trade show and networking events, all designed around learning the latest techniques, building new relationships and growing a business in a friendly, fun environment – all at one time, in one place.
Stop by booth #124 for informative product demos presented by our Datacolor team in order to help you learn the ins and outs of color management. Make sure you scan your badge and enter our giveaway while you’re there for your chance to win a SpyderSTUDIO and $50 American Express gift card!!
Click here to register for your FREE 3-day EXPO Only pass, compliments of Datacolor. We look forward to seeing you there!
*Must register by February 26, 2014
Most often we might proceed with all the details of our shoot including lighting, location, models and props, but we often will just wing our color balance. I’ve been caught many times on location with a mix of different types of lights from overhead incandescent lights mixed with flash. I heavily rely on a simple color and exposure calibration system offered by Datacolor. This system will save you endless hours in post-production, by simply white balancing to the white and black target SpyderCUBE and the color SpyderCHECKR taken in a shot at the onset of your portrait session. The SpyderCUBE helps you to set the white balance, exposure and black level when editing pictures. The SpyderCHECKR will provide color correction for camera. It can be used to set the correct color temperature for your session.
For my commercial and celebrity sessions, I might be working with 2-3k images per session. Imagine the length of time required to process these images. With the Datacolor process, I can get them all done from the one target shot.
For more information about Hernan’s Master Class at WPPI – The Influence of Color Harmony – Click Here