C. David Tobie: Testing the iPhone 6 Camera
Sep 2014 24

Every generation of new iPhone offers improvements to the built-in cameras. Now that the iPhone 6 is available, it is important to know how it will advance iPhone photography. This article includes sample images covering several aspects of the new camera, including its sharpness, lens distortion, detail, and color accuracy.

Lets start with lens distortion. Phone cameras use wide-angle lenses, and with the very short lens-stack possible in the thickness of a very thin phone, there isn’t much opportunity to correct for the types of lens distortion common in wide angle lenses. Typically, barrel distortion will mean that a rectangle filling nearly the entire field of the lens will have curved, not straight sides, as if it had been over inflated.

[Read More]
Datacolor at Photokina
Sep 2014 19

[Read More]
David Saffir: The Shane Hurlbut Illumination Experience Video Tour
Sep 2014 17

I’ve spent the last few days supporting the opening sessions of Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Experience Video Tour. Datacolor is a sponsor of these events, which will take place in 26 cities.

The sessions are “intended for any filmmaker seeking industry insight on cinematic lighting and cinematography” – but they are much more than that. These workshops cover a lot of ground – from lighting basics through full cinematic setups, to camera operation and exposure management, to on-set color controls, plus post-production tips and more – and, Shane is one of the top instructors in the field.

[Read More]
Optimizing Images for Publication
Sep 2014 11

Join our discussion where we’ll cover image selection, basic editing for color and tonality, fundamental retouching, basic multi-image layout and design, optimizing output images for resolution and sharpness, and more. We’ll also discuss managing color on the computer you use for image editing and communicating effectively with print/publishing houses.

[Read More]
Page 3 of 7112345...102030...Last »