Color is extremely important in photography. Getting accurate color is even more important. With digital photography, you are relying on a monitor to display your images properly so that you can make any necessary corrections and adjustments to brightness, contrast, and color. The problem with computer displays is that they just aren’t accurate. When your computer communicates with your display, it sends a command to generate a particular color value in the RGB universe. The monitor responds in turn by lighting up its phosphors or LCD elements accordingly. But your computer cannot “see” that the actual color produced by your display matches the command it sent. You see, most monitors have inherent flaws that prevent their actual output from matching what the computer told it to produce. What’s more, the human eye has an uncanny ability to compensate for color casts, so if your monitor is a little off, you might not even know it. Continue reading Color Management 101→
I’m pleased to announce two instructional photo safaris for spring 2017! These are small-group excursions to photographically interesting places where I will give each participant personalized attention on composition, camera techniques, and post-processing. Make your plans to join me this spring!
Creative Closeups at Old Car City USA: March 15-18, 2017
Head down to Georgia this spring as we explore the 40 acres of rusted cars and trucks at Old Car City USA and discover creative ways of capturing their colors and textures. Limit: 12
Today we honor the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fuel oil still slowly leaks from the sunken hulk of the USS Arizona (BB-39), destroyed on that date. I captured this image while on a vacation in 2006 with a Nikon Coolpix. I added some Flypaper Textures to add a more painterly look.
Now through Monday, November 28th, you can download any of my video workshops for only $9.99 each. That’s up to 50% off the normal download price. Each video workshop comes with a printable PDF notes companion.