Coloratti Photo of the Week – Autumn, October 2019
by Alexandra Ilie – October 31st, 2019
It’s the last Thursday of October and it already feels like the last Thursday of autumn, as the weather is already turning so brisk as to only qualify for “Winter” status. But it’s definitely gorgeous outside. As William Cullen Bryant put it, “Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile”. It’s the perfect time to take out your camera and take some amazing, colourful shots.
Now, let’s look at the photos we featured on our social media this October. And find out more about the lovely stories behind them.
The Big Apple, the City that never sleeps, the concrete jungle, New York City never ceases to amaze and impress, and we could never ever get tired of pictures of its iconic skyline.
Antonio said about this picture he took this autumn that it’s like “two eras facing each other”. Rightly so! New York’s most emblematic building and for a long time the city’s tallest skyscraper, the Empire State Building, facing the city’s now tallest building, The One World Trade Center.
When he’s not travelling the world taking amazing shots, Antonio shares his knowledge and expertise through numerous tutorials on his website, or during workshops and masterclasses, the most recent one being the one he did with X-Rite in Paris beginning of the month.
If you happen to be at Salon de la Photo in November, make sure to keep an eye out for Antonio, as he’ll be doing some presentations at the show!
This is such an amazing, educational, heart-warming project by our Coloratti Glyn Dewis, that we don’t even know where to begin?
The purpose of the 3945 PORTRAITS PROJECT is to honour and remember the UK’s surviving World War II veterans by photographing as many of them as possible, in order to provide both them and their loved ones with classic, timeless portraits, that can remain in their families for generations to come.
The project is also meant to educate the current and future young generations about the events of World War II, and of those who served, survived and were lost, so that their memories and sacrifices will never be forgotten, and such events may never happen again. The first exhibition opened this autumn, on 19th of October at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, where it will run for 3 months, but further exhibitions will take place in France, the Netherlands and the USA.
Glyn told us that all the portraits he’s taken would not have been possible without the i1Display Studio. All the images are now printed large and on display for the next three months.
Many photographers seem to think that Black and White photography is easier than shooting in colour. Many don’t even bother with colour management, because why should they if it’s only Black and White photography? One thing’s sure: the image below would not have been as spectacular without a colour-managed workflow.
If you don’t calibrate and profile your kit, you won’t get truly neutral accurate black and white prints. Not to mention, that your monitor won’t be showing you the actual tones in your image.
Marianna is a passionate advocate for colour management and is always sharing her advice and tips either during workshops or events, or online through educational videos. In case you’ve missed them, here are some of Marianna’s most recent videos featured on our YouTube channel: ColorChecker Passport Photo2 for true colours- How, Why & When, ColorChecker Passport – The best way to shoot it.
Anyone who’s serious about retouching or compositing should know the importance of colour management. Martin Benes, our Italian Coloratti, is no stranger to a colour-accurate workflow. Self-made and self-taught, Martin is a Digital Artist, an expert in CGI and photography. He’s got an experience of more than 15.000 hours on Photoshop. He also deals with professional training and coaching on Photoshop and many more programs of the Creative Suite.
He is also the founder of Creative Pro Show, one of the biggest creative events in Italy. Creative Pro Show is an event where artists and photographers get together to talk about creativity, freelancing and techniques.
We are proud to be sponsoring this event again this year. You can find out more about it here: Creative Pro Show .