Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)
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I would love any advice you could give.
At the moment skin tones are giving me some trouble, here are some photos from today:
if your having issues between your prints and your monitor you need to calibrate your monitor. You might be able to rent one from a local camera shop if you don't want to go buy one right away.
once you have your monitor calibrated you should be able to see a difference in the colors. This is probably the best thing I had done to help me with color editing!
This is a fantastic set of videos on color correction by Chris Orwig on Lynda.com. There a section specifically on color correction using CMYK formula. It's an awesome way to adjust skin tones if you struggle with getting them correct(like me).
However, the last one is a bit over exposed... but it does not bother me..
And yes, if you are having troubles with the colors when you are going to print them.. Try to calibrate your monitor.. It helped me a lot!
I think the white balance of the last one is off as there seems to be a green tint to it. WB is often the key to getting good colours in a shot. For example, with a sunset, you need a warm white balance to bring out all the colours.
Conor (back from holidays).
Whoops, only seeing this now.
Roy van Ommen wrote:
Conor Casey wrote: Conor (back from holidays).
Just being curious, and just to be off-topic.
Enjoyed your holiday!?
I had a lovely time, thank you for asking Roy.
Make sure your monitor is at least bare minimum:
1) IPS panel (not TN or VA) this is the most important thing
2) true 8 bit (not 6 bit with dithering), again stay away from TN and VA panels
3) buy a calibrator
If you are looking for more accuracy and wide gamut, i've used NEC PA271W monitor as well as Dell ultrasharp U24, I liked both
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