C. David Tobie: “Leap Frog” Application of SpyderCube Presets in Adobe Lightroom
Jun 2012 11

Lightrooom users who own SpyderCUBE or SpyderCHECKR are familiar with the process of building SpyderCUBE white balance and lighting correction presets and SpyderCHECKR camera calibration presets in Lightroom, and then applying these presets to an entire series of images at one time. But many users are not familiar with the “Leap Frog” method of applying adjustments to images one after another. This method is particularly useful with SpyderCUBE lighting presets, as these may be adjusted a bit at a time as lighting or location changes.

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David Cardinal: Ambient Light in the Digital Workflow
Jul 2012 19

For all the time photographers spend worrying about color reproduction, and lighting their subjects, far too little attention is paid to the importance of light after the photograph is taken. Until you spend some time actually doing a comparison, it is hard to believe how much difference ambient light — the light that just happens to be there when you edit, print, or display your images — makes to the appearance of images.

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Tutorial: Set white balance with DxO Optics Pro and Datacolor SpyderCUBE
Jul 2012 23

In this tutorial we will show you how to adjust the white balance to compensate for the color casts that can be caused by certain kinds of artificial lighting (such as tungsten or neon), so as to give your images a more natural look.

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Webinar:  Advanced Uses of the SpyderCUBE
Aug 2012 16

Watch as Datacolor Color Management Experts, David Tobie and David Saffir discuss the Advanced Uses of the SpyderCUBE. This webinar focuses on practical, production-oriented use of the SpyderCUBE, and give you a great head-start on effective use of this tool.

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Nela König: An Unusual Type of Beauty Light
Aug 2012 30

The majority of my work involves portraiting actors, musicians and celebrities – time and again in unusual locations, sometimes on the set, but also often in the studio. I love creating ever new portraits, but of course I don’t want to repeat myself – sometimes that’s not so easy, when you stand in a white-painted studio … maybe there’s also a requirement to produce a portrait with a neutral background (so that it can be used for a variety of purposes), sometimes the time-window is very short so there’s little room for flexibility.

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C. David Tobie: Lighting A Color Target
Sep 2012 06

Its not rocket science; but the lighting of a color target requires a clear understandings of the functions, and the light sources, involved. This article will break down the various factors. The ideal way to light a target is with a single point light source at a great distance, at 45 degrees to the face of the target, with no other lighting. The rest is all details…

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Rolf Nachbar: How Can I Capture a Perfect Ferrari Red?
Sep 2012 11

What a request for a photo production: “Mr. Nachbar, can you photograph four historic Ferraris for us, for illustration in a big format calendar?” My heart as an advertising photographer and aficionado of historic cars took a leap after the first sentence already. The extent of the production and the requirements towards my team and me were defined quickly and clearly: We had to stage four unique Ferraris, manufactured between 1952 and 1970, on location, that should yield a nice twelve-image series for a picture calendar.

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Jens Haugen: Russeservice Photo Shoot (Video)
Sep 2012 13

Hope you will enjoy this behind the scenes from one of our latest jobs for the costumer : Russeservice. Here you can see how we work with lighting outside, and the sets from our shoots! We love using lights outside to make our pictures come alive!

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Datacolor Introduces SpyderCAPTURE PRO
Sep 2012 19

Photographers have long understood that the most important element in controlling their color is display calibration. And those that are serious about making their own prints also understand the value of custom printer profiles in getting the best results and reducing trial-and-error test prints. But many photographers are only recently becoming aware of capture calibration.  Datacolor’s new SpyderCAPTURE PRO product is designed with this new interest in capture calibration in mind.

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Rolf Nachbar: Interior Photography in Small Spaces – Staging Motorhomes Expertly
Sep 2012 25

One of my team’s specialties is the staging of beautiful interiors in small spaces. We have been photographing for the leading manufacturers of sailing and motorboats as well as motorhomes for many years now. Be it on wheels or or on the ocean, we try to tell the story of great freedom with luxurious living space with our images. A few weeks ago we were shooting this year’s new products for the European market leader in motorhome construction, Hymer AG. In this production report I want to go into some of the peculiarities and solutions of interior photography.

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