Do You Have Color Under Control?

Do You Have Color Under Control? If you've been pursuing photography on any level for a reasonable length of time, the term “color management” won't be a new one to you. Even the rawest novice will understand that colors can shift in the process of creating images, and that there can be several factors that may cause those...

Getting Color Under Control - Stage 1: The Capture

Getting Color Under Control - Stage 1: The Capture The introductory article for this series explained that there are 3 stages to complete color management: the capture, processing and display. In this installment, we'll look at the first stage, in which you capture your image and what's required to maintain accurate colors in this step. Camera...

Getting Color Under Control – Stage 2: The Edit

Getting Color Under Control – Stage 2: The Edit After capturing the colors in your images correctly, the second stage of color management begins. The editing stage is the point where you'll make sure that the images you've captured are rendered accurately when they are displayed and printed. Monitor Calibration While you might think this...

Getting Color Under Control – Stage 3: the Display

Getting Color Under Control – Stage 3: the Display The last stage of color management involves showing off those beautifully captured and processed images. As mentioned in the introductory lesson, there are two options at this stage: screen display or printing. Color management for the two is different, because there are significant differences...

How to Speed up RAW Photo Processing

How to Speed up RAW Photo Processing You've heard it hundreds of times from your photographer friends: if you want to get the most out of your images shoot RAW. Sadly, many photographers aren’t maximizing the potential of their cameras by using the RAW image format.   Processing RAW files can be perceived as too involved...

5 Keys to Sharper Images with Auto-focus

5 Keys to Sharper Images with Auto-focus Let's be honest; modern Auto Focus systems are much faster than manual focus when it comes to many subjects. Don't get me wrong - I'm a big fan of manual focusing when the situation calls for it and time allows, but I'm also a firm believer in letting the camera and lens do the work in those...
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