Seán Duggan: Phone Photography: Strategies for Seeing
Aug 2013 21

What makes a good camera phone image? As with many things in life, this often depends on the eye of the beholder, the type of photographs you like, and how you define “good”. There’s no right answer to the question. A favorite image for one photographer might barely move the needle for you. But when working with a camera phone, there are some strategies that can help you capture better photos, no matter what type of imagery you like. In this article, we’ll take a look at some useful techniques for seeing the potential for images that would work well with a camera phone. Hopefully it will give you some ideas for your own explorations.

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Join Datacolor at the Pasadena Pro Photo Expo and Conference
Aug 2013 15

Join Datacolor at the Pasadena Pro Photo Expo and Conference.  Stop by booth #415 to learn the ins and outs of color management and watch live demos using the Spyder line of products.   Samy’s Camera, our valued reseller, will be offering specials on Datacolor Spyder products during the show!

Where:

Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, California 

When:
Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25, 2013

Register now for a FREE Expo only tradeshow pass from Datacolor   

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Top Reasons Why You Should Consider Calibrating Your Display
Aug 2013 13

Photographers, videographers and designers can work confidently on a properly color calibrated screen and can assert greater control over the color fidelity of their digital process. Images can be reliably assessed and adjusted on a properly calibrated display, enabling true-to-life reproduction of image files.

Displays are normally set at the factory for a brightly lit office environment, more for word processing than image editing. This “fresh from the box” condition can be very frustrating. First, you have very little chance of seeing the correct color. Second, the brightness and contrast settings kill shadow and highlight detail, and often flatten out mid-tone transitions.

Calibrating your display will bring the performance of the device in line with requirements for photography, giving you rich but not over-saturated color, accurate neutral grays, good mid-tones, and realistic shadows and highlights.

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Datacolor’s Partnership with TEN: Get Motion Artist & Graphic designer Lydia Ballergeaus’s Work For Free on August 9th
Aug 2013 08

Fotolia’s TEN campaign, an educational campaign that features a different renown artist from around the world every month, is featuring US stop motion artist and graphic designer Lydia Baillergeau. Baillergeau is the first “special edition” artist to be featured, and is the first stop motion designer to be featured. She shares tips and best practices for aspiring motion designers.

Bay Area native, Lydia Baillergeau, is TEN Season 2’s 7th featured artist.  Originally a print designer, Baillergeau has always been interested in art and an artistic career. I’ve been drawing, doodling, writing, imagining, and creating for as long as I could remember,” she says. A Monet fan from childhood, Lydia’s style is light, inspired and colorful.. “I was totally captivated by his paintings and his sense of light.”

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