Digital Darkroom

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Jon Canfield  |  Jan 01, 2008  |  0 comments

OK, you've done all the right things--you've calibrated your display using one of the hardware devices such as the X-Rite i1Display 2, Pantone huey, or ColorVision Spyder2. You've set your Photoshop work space up correctly, using Adobe RGB or ProPhoto RGB as the color space for your documents, and you've made all the right selections in the printer...

Darryl C. Nicholas  |  Dec 01, 2001  |  0 comments

For those of you who do pro or semi-pro shooting, you probably already know about package printing. It's when you send a negative to a lab and ask them to make up an order from it that would be something like (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7s, (2)...

David B. Brooks  |  Apr 01, 2000  |  0 comments

This last year of the century, 1999, saw the emergence of the digital darkroom. Most of the products I reported on during the year included scanners, printers, and digital cameras as well as new versions of image-editing software, all parts of a digital...

Rainer Wenzl  |  Apr 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Over 200 years ago, scientists and photographers experimented with light-sensitive chemicals and developed a photographic printing process that utilizes watercolor paper coated with a base of gum arabic solution with dichromate salt and pigment. This solution, when exposed to sunlight, becomes insoluble and is able to withstand the test of time.

This photographic...

Joe Farace  |  Mar 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Photoshop Power Tools

You can build a house with hand tools but it'll go much faster if you use more power. I believe in using power tools for digital imaging, and, for me, the digital equivalent is Photoshop plug-ins. You...

Darryl C. Nicholas  |  Oct 01, 2006  |  0 comments

If you photograph outdoors in daylight you're going to have minor exposure problems. You simply can't control the light as much as you might like, or need.

Our example is typical. The red barn is exposed correctly, but the grass is "hot" and the sky is washed out. Here is how you can correct these two little faults:
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Joe Farace  |  May 01, 2007  |  0 comments

A vailable light, unavailable light, available darkness, or low light. It doesn’t matter what you call it.

Peter K. Burian  |  May 01, 2007  |  0 comments

In digital photography, exposure control is sometimes considered irrelevant. “You can easily fix any problems in your computer,” some friends will suggest.

Joseph A. Dickerson  |  May 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Have you always been intrigued by panoramic photography but couldn’t bring yourself to pony up for a dedicated panorama camera? Well, today you don’t have to.

Rick Sammon  |  Feb 01, 2001  |  0 comments

I'm a still photographer: I shoot only still pictures. Video? It's cool, but I like to capture individual "frozen moments in time." However, I often like to convey action--and the grace of a moving subject--in my still...

Rick Sammon  |  Dec 01, 1999  |  0 comments

Want to add some pizzazz to your existing photos? One way to accomplish this goal is to create the feeling or impression that a still subject is moving. With Adobe Photoshop, it's relatively easy. Here's how to do it.

Rick Sammon  |  Jun 01, 2001  |  0 comments

As photographers,
we love to photograph colorful subjects. We sometimes travel to exotic
locations to photograph people dressed in colorful garments and costumes.
We frame brightly painted buildings in our viewfinders. We focusou...

Rick Sammon  |  Sep 01, 2000  |  0 comments

Hi there, thanks
for checking out Playing With Pixels. This time around we'll take a quick
look at some of the cool tools in Adobe Photoshop that can help improve
your images--and your image among your photo pals. Don't havePhoto...

Rick Sammon  |  Apr 01, 2000  |  0 comments

Someday, when you are sitting at your computer and have nothing to do, open a picture in your photo imaging program and try this: go to Filters and apply each and every filter to that picture. You may find that some filters make your picture look worse...

Rick Sammon  |  Apr 01, 2001  |  0 comments

The photo montage--a
picture or several pictures within a picture--has been around for decades.
In the 1930s, for example, famed Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee
created montages in camera and in the darkroom. His mostfamous...

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