Macro Photography Co-sponsored by Fotodiox and DIY Photography
Jul 2013 17

The world presents us with a variety of subjects to photograph. Some may be extremely small and a bit difficult to discover or even recognize their full potential. Macro photography allows us to capture an extreme close-up and emphasize intricate detail. It can be challenging and demands a great deal of attention to photographic technique.

Watch as Datacolor Experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie explore techniques and possibilities in Macro photography, including camera and lens selection, camera supports, focusing rails and focus control, lens reversal, extension tube lighting, capture color control, image stacking for depth of field, and post-production techniques. You’ll find that Macro photography is easier than it looks which will enable you to produce impressive images in no time!

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Datacolor and Better Photography Magazine Recognize Excellence in Photography with the Photograph of the Year Contest
Jul 2013 16

Have you taken the perfect picture this year and think it deserves more exposure? This summer, Datacolor is sponsoring the seventh annual Better Photography Magazine Photograph of the Year contest. The contest includes six different categories including: Emotive Portraits, Classic Landscapes, Creative Flair, Exotic Travel, Incredible Sport and Revealing Nature. Each category will include Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards and winners will receive prizes from the sponsors. Winning entries will also be featured in Better Photography Magazine! The best photo will be named the “Seventh Annual Better Photography Magazine Photograph of the Year” and the winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. The contest will be judged by photography legends Peter Eastway, Tony Hewitt and David Oliver. Photographers can enter their work for $20 per image or $80 for five entries. Entries close July 31, 2013. Visit BetterPhotography.com for additional information.

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C. David Tobie: Create a WiFi Network on your Mac; Great for SpyderGallery
Jul 2013 11

This article describes how to create a WiFi network directly from a Mac with built-in WiFi. Such networks do not require a wireless router, and can be used to communicate directly between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad. This makes them ideal for using with the Datacolor SpyderGALLERY application, which requires WiFi between the iOS device you wish to calibrate, and the Mac that has the Spyder plugged into it. Once you know this trick you will use it for lots of other things, including moving files between your devices.

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Digital Asset Management Co-sponsored by Lexar
Jul 2013 10

It’s 10 pm – do you know where you image files are? With the pressure of making sure you don’t lose your files, managing your digital images can often be daunting. There are many risks in the way you handle your files. Much of it comes down to personal preference and what methods work best for you. Understanding the methods available will help you design a workflow that is secure and efficient and can help you increase profitability within the world of digital photography.

Goals to keep in mind include:

  • Make photos easy to find, even years later
  • Require minimum effort to maintain
  • Provide flexibility to easily use a range of programs/software
  • Keep time spent embedding and updating keywords to a minimum
  • Reduce computer time needed to search for an item or items
  • Protect your critical image files with effective backups and archives

Watch as Datacolor Experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie, along with Lexar’s Jeff Cable discuss step-by-step workflow for image file management from capture to archiving. Along the way they’ll deal with issues like capture media, storage media selection, file organization, cataloguing, keyword and keyword searching.

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