Coloratti News | Randy Hufford at Home in Maui
by Brenda K. Hipsher – March 23rd, 2012
Coloratti Randy Hufford has spent the last 35 years of his life in paradise… the exact address – Maui, Hawaii. He’s a commercial and fine art photographer who started his photo career in Maui as a surfing photographer. He advanced surfing photography by putting a water proof housing on a flash in addition to his camera. This allowed him to capture amazing images of surfers with every droplet of water frozen. He’s been taking photos of Maui ever since. He has perfected a technique for shooting HDR panoramic photos that are simply amazing. Panoramic photography allows one to capture the kinds of sweeping vistas native to the Hawaiian landscape. And HDR technique allows one to maintain highlight detail in the sun while giving the intricate details in the black lava flows all around the area.
Randy is a master printer who is meticulous about the craft of making a photographic print. He depends on X-Rite for every step of his tightly color managed workflow. In his custom printer profiles he prefers high end inkjet paper that uses optical brighteners. Randy spoke about the experience of seeing a quality photographic print in a gallery dimming room,”When you go into a dimming room in a gallery these prints just come alive like a movie!” Optical Brightener Correction (OBC) in i1Profiler sofware allows Randy to create printer/ paper profiles that account for these optical brighteners giving a much closer match to the original than was ever possible before. “I couldn’t believe the difference…there’s a real need for this tool and education about this tool in art reproduction.”
Listen to Randy talking about his life, his art, and his philosophy of abundance:
These two specialties, Shooting and Processing HDR Panoramas and Photographing Artwork are the subjects of two brand new DVD’s that Randy has just released from Photoshop Cafe. Both are step by step tutorials with easy to understand modules that allow you to methodically absorb and retain the information to produce beautiful photographs. Photographing Artwork gives you three complete workflows from using DSLR with ColorChecker Passport to medium format digital to view camera with a digital scan back. And Shooting and Processing HDR Panoramas walks you through four complete shoots covering everything from selecting your gear to tone mapping and batch processing. Go to Randy’s Institute of Visual Arts website, www.ivamaui.com, for more info on these two new DVD’s. You can also see segments and trailers for the programs to give you a great preview of the programs.
If you’d rather learn from Randy in person and have a great vacation in Hawaii at the same time check out his two “Maui Photo Adventures – HDR Panoramas and Food.” Enjoy education and photography all day and gourmet food and food photography to boot! It’s an amazing combination of fun, photography, and food that you won’t forget. Visit www.ivamaui.com for more information.
Coloratti Randy Hufford uses X-Rite professional color management solutions in his digital color workflow. Stop Guessing. Start Knowing. Find out more about X-Rite color management solutions for digital photographers at www.xritephoto.com.