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The X-Rite Newsstand for 8/27/14


by Jeff Lazell – August 27th, 2014

Welcome to the X-Rite Newsstand a weekly collection of links to great photography content around the web. Posted weekly on Wednesdays. We hope this will help you be informed, be inspired, and get you over the mid week hump. Enjoy!


Image Copyright Frank Doorhof

A Topic on the Light Meter – Frank Doorhof

“I recently put a topic on social media and got so many good responses that I thought it also needed a place on the blog. Now let me make one thing 100% clear before starting this topic.  The light-meter is a tool, it’s nothing less and nothing more. If you don’t use a light-meter you’re not a bad person, you are without any doubt not a lesser photographer than someone who is using it, I think that from all “photographers” out there now a days less than 1% is using a light meter, from the pros this percentage will be a little bit higher and as you know those people can create stunning images.” Read More at Frankdoorhof.com


Image Copyright The Onion

The Look Of Funny: How The Onion’s Art Department Works – Dan Nosowitz

“An Onion article titled “New Law Enforcement Robot Can Wield Excessive Force Of 5 Human Officers” includes a remarkable bit of artwork, which you can see above: a muscled, armored tank-like robot armed with guns and probes and sprays and hammers, using all its weaponry to attack the business-casual-clad attendees of a beige-carpet trade show. To create it, The Onion’s art department built a digital robot, staged the scene with real people, then combined original photography and digital art with pre-existing stock photography to achieve a perfectly surreal, violent scene. All to illustrate a joke that can be told in a 12-word headline.” Read More at Co.Design


Image Copyright Julius Motal

The Importance of Printing Your Photographs – Julius Motal

“Photographs are meant for paper–not screens. This might seem like a contradictory statement, given that you’re reading this on some screen and that the lead image is one of my own. Yet, to photograph literally means “to write with light.” Your ability to look at images on a screen online is predicated on your device’s battery and the availability and strength of an internet connection. Paper has its own problems largely its susceptibility to the elements–but photographs look and feel better on paper, and it’s good practice to occasionally move your images from screen to sheet.” Read More at The Phoblographer


Photo Copyright Ryan Mense

The Top Five Nik Color Efex Pro Filters For Superb Landscape Photos – Ryan Mense

“The Nik Collection by Google carries some of the most powerful image editing applications for photographers. One of these applications, Color Efex Pro, has the ability to dramatically enhance the stories inside your landscape images. Out of the 55 filters available in Color Efex, there are five that I come back to using time and time again. In this article, I will show you what these essential filters are and explain how they make processing my images much less draining.” Read More at Fstoppers



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