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Filter Photo Festival | The Importance of Color Management

Filter Photo Festival | The Importance of Color Management
Filter Photo Festival | The Importance of Color Management

Filter photo Festival 2012 logoThis week we spoke to Erin Hoyt, Director of Programming for Filter Photo Festival. Erin talked with us about the importance of color management when preparing photographs for portfolio reviews which are part of the festival. Filter Photo Festival is billed as “the Midwest’s premier photography event.” The festival is scheduled for October 15-21, 2012 in Chicago. October is also Chicago Artists Month which “celebrates the city’s art and artists as essential building blocks in the development of vibrant and livable neighborhoods that connect to make Chicago a world class creative city.” Other festivals serve the east and west coast areas. Filter is designed specifically to address photographers in the Midwest.

Filter Photo Festival is an opportunity for photographers to come together and learn from each other. There are evening programs and daily workshops given by some of the leaders in the industry. In addition you’ll have the unique opportunity to have your print portfolio reviewed by multiple industry professionals giving you valuable feedback and critique that you can use to move your work to the next level.

Register today for the festival and take advantage of seminars, workshops, portfolio reviews, evening programs and more.

Listen to what Erin Hoyt has to say about Filter Photo Festival and the importance of color management when submitting photos for portfolio review in this short audio clip. Just click on the “Play” icon below to listen.

 

 

Light at Filter Photo Festival

Juried Show at Filter Photo Festival

Stranger Than Family at David Weinberg Gallery.
Photographs by Matthew Avaignone.

If you choose to enter you have until August 31, 2012 to submit entries for “Light” a juried show that will  be featured as part of Filter Photo Festival’s week long event in Chicago. The exhibition will be held at David Weinberg Photography, a gallery dedicated to contemporary photography and located in Chicago’s River North gallery district, during Chicago Artists Month this October.  The jurors will award First Place, Second Place, and Third Place to their favorite selections.

CLICK HERE for all the information on submitting your photo to the juried show called “Light” that will be showing during Filter Photo Festival.

Learn more about color management solutions to help you get your digital workflow under control at www.xritephoto.com. Be sure to follow us @xritephoto on Twitter and “Like” us at X-Rite Photo on Facebook.

 

Coloratti News | Marcus Bell in Paris and Hong Kong

Coloratti News | Marcus Bell in Paris and Hong Kong
Coloratti News | Marcus Bell in Paris and Hong Kong

X-Rite Coloratti Marcus BellColoratti Marcus Bell will be traveling in the coming few weeks to shoot weddings in Hong Kong and in Europe. As usual he will be taking some time out to teach at two great workshops in two wonderful locations! Marcus is a great believer in the importance of color management. As always he will include discussions of his color workflow as part of the seminars.

“AN EVENING WITH MARCUS BELL IN HONG KONG”

On 17 May 2012 Marcus will give a two hour presentation in Hong Kong. This is a presentation of Wedding and Portrait Photograpers of Asia (WPPA).  One of the top ten wedding photographers in the world, Marcus will guide participants through how he captures and creates images that have been his trademark over his career:   “Bringing Photography to Life.”
For additional information visit the WPPA website. CLICK HERE for more information. This will be the first time that Marcus has spoken in Hong Kong do don’t miss it.

“A DAY WITH MARCUS BELL IN PARIS”

On 28 May 2012, Marcus will present a full day seminar about the art of capturing unforgettable moments and  the business of lasting impressions.  In this seminar you will discover the keys that are the artistic  and commercial success of a photographer with international flair. Marcus loves Paris.  He presented there about three years ago and has looked forward to returning ever since. The seminar will be in English and dual translated into French. Two websites contain all the details.

CLICK HERE for details in English

CLICK HERE for details in French

Learn from the best.  Marcus Bell was named one of the Top Ten Wedding Photographers of 2011 by Pop Photo. Take a few minutes out of your day and just enjoy the beautiful images of Marcus Bell at his website called Studio Impressions.

Remember that your color workflow begins with monitor calibration and profiling with X-Rite solutions like i1Display Pro and ColorMunki Display. And if you do your own printing our next generation i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer gives you the ability to make paper profiles with Optical Brightener Compensation (OBC) and much, much more in an elegant, feature packed handheld device. It’s the new color standard in the photo industry. Marcus says, “I’m very intrigued and looking forward to using the new tools now available to photographers. The market demands that we produce a better and better product. Its great to see that we are able to do just that by using quality up to date world class solutions from X-Rite.”

Get your inner color perfectionist on.  Stop guessing. Start knowing. Follow X-Rite Photo on Facebook and follow @xritephoto on Twitter so you’ll be in the know on what’s new from X-Rite.

Coloratti News | Randy Hufford at Home in Maui

Coloratti News | Randy Hufford at Home in Maui
Coloratti News | Randy Hufford at Home in Maui

 

©2011 Randy Hufford

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.

X-Rite Coloratti Randy HuffordRandy 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:

Randy Hufford Photoshop CafeThese 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.

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Coloratti News | Greg Gorman in Kansas City

Coloratti News | Greg Gorman in Kansas City
Coloratti News | Greg Gorman in Kansas City

On Friday, March 16, 2012 renowned L.A. celebrity photographer and X-Rite Coloratti Greg Gorman returns to his native Kansas City for a presentation at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Over four decades, Canon Explorer of Light, Greg Gorman has continued to master the art of photography.  From celebrities to portraits, advertising, magazines and fine art, Greg has developed a discriminating and unique photographic style.

One of Greg’s strengths has been photographing celebrities from: Alec Baldwin, Johnny Depp, Leonardo Di Caprio, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino and Keira Knightley, Elton John, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Divine, Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, John Waters, David Hockney and Bette Midler, to name a few.

The lecture is free of charge. Registration is recommended to be certain of a seat: ASMP-KC.org

Born in 1949 in Kansas City, Greg attended Pembroke, then Shawnee Mission East High School.  He majored in photojournalism at the University of Kansas, and then moved on to the University of Southern California, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in cinematography in 1972.

Enjoy Greg’s fine art, commercial and nude collections at www.gormanphotography.com.

It is great to be able to bring such a highly regarded photographer back to Kansas City, to inspire the next generation of image-makers. Greg’s ability to blend fine art, commercial and personal work over his 40year career has given him tremendous wisdom and experience that he can also share with today’s artists and professional photographers.                                                      – Jonathan Chester. President. ASMP Kansas City/Mid-America

Many people have seen the work of Greg Gorman, though they may not know it.  As one of the world’s most sought-after celebrity photographers, Gorman, for decades, has helped shape our view of the entertainment industry, creating numerous images of personalities for magazines, movie posters and album covers.                                                                                  – John McMurtrie, SF Gate /San Francisco Chronicle

Coloratti Greg Gorman 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.

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