Hello! Thank you for your interest in the topics I spoke on at Alfa Art Gallery.
STEP 1: Calibrate and Profile Your Monitor
Many products are available for calibrating and/profiling-Here are some, with links to the company websites:
-ColorVision Spyder3 (monitors/projectors)
-ColorVision Spyder3Print (printers)
-ColorVision Spyder3Print SR (printers)
-X-Rite i1 Display 2 (monitors)
-X-Rite i1 PRO (monitors, printers, projectors)
-X-Rite ColorMunki (monitors, printers, projectors)
Step 2: Calibrate and Profile Your Printer
Test images are very helpful (Test images can be found here: L2.2) â€“ The one that I made a print of and showed during the eventÂ can be found here. I generally use the Adobe RGB one, but the ColorMatch one can be used.
Step 3 (optional): Soft Proof (Can be done in Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, Elements and some Plug-ins)
Great softproof tutorials can be found here: L12.26 (Relative vs. Perceptual)–
Step-by-step printing tutorials are here for Mac and Windows (Elements and Photoshop are very similar): Look under L4.2 on this page
Suggestions for using custom profiles with Photo Labs: (sRGB is usually fine-Convert to Profile if you use Adobe RGB). Testing is important.
Many people ask about rendering intents. Here is a good overview of rendering intents: https://tinyurl.com/42hc7u
Step 5: Light it right!
Here is a link to a $55 clip-on lamp that can use the Solux bulb I showed.You will need to buy the Solux bulb separately (I recommend the 50 Watt 4700K/36 degree bulb for proofing-that is the same one I used in the workshop).
If you buy the fixture from Pegasus Lighting above, they sell the Solux bulbs as well:
SPECIAL OFFERS FOR ATTENDEES: PHOTOGRAPHY/PRINT CONSULTING
I would like to offer anyone who attended the event at Alfa Art Gallery a 30% discount onÂ your first hour of phone consulting, or first three in-person consulting (regular price $450 plus travel fees) until the end of February, 2012]]We can cover any of the following:
-Camera tips and techniques, regardless of your camera (point and shoot or DSLR);
-Lighting tips and product suggestions/information;
-Getting the most from inkjet and other printers, including:
-Choosing the ideal media and inks;
-Determining proper lighting for optimum print viewing;
-Achieving archival output with stable inks and media;
-Making proper hardware or software RIP decisions;
-Optimizing Photoshop or Photoshop Elements for speed and compatibility with other software;
-Printer, scanner, camera and computer purchasing recommendations;
-Screen and device calibration, including custom profiling;
-Data management using Adobe Photoshop CS3/CS4/CS5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, or Photoshop Elements
Here are some comments from my clients:
Saturday, January 28, 2012: Inkjet Printing and Color Management with Photoshop at Calumet Photo, New York City:
Iâ€™m returning to Calumet Photo in NYC on Saturday, January 28, 2011 to teach a full-day workshop (10:00am-4:30pm) entitled:Â Inkjet Printing and Color Management using Photoshop. For a full description or to register for the workshop,Â visit this page.
Monday, February 20, 2012:Â Lab Printing with Lightroom: Color Management and Step-by-Step Workflow (3:30-5:30pm) at WPPI, Las Vegas, NV:
Iâ€™m excited to be speaking for the first time at the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) 2012 conference in Las Vegas on Monday, February 20, 2012. Because it is a Master Class, just 50 spaces are available. For a full description or to register for the workshop,Â visit this page.
And most importantly, have fun taking pictures, drawing/paining, and making prints!
All the best,
Please feel free to call me at 732-742-0123 or send me an e-mail throughÂ the contact page if you have any questions about the consulting options.