- How the human eye sees color
- Understanding color temperature
- How digital cameras record color
- Color correcting without color reference
- Using color reference charts when shooting
- Sharpening and lens corrections in Lightroom
- Monitor calibration for accurate color with X-Rite i1 and Spyder ELITE
- Calibrating your printer
- Selecting the right color settings for websites
Skill Level Intermediate
- Why do we print? Well, in the days of film, the print was the photographer's ultimate expression of his or her vision. Ansel Adams would actually go to museums where he would have a show and measure the amount of light in the room so he could make the print that would look exactly perfect in that environment. Prints are also the ultimate expression of our work as digital photographers. The reason is because, on the Web, the color can vary widely.
When we send a print to a lab to be made, it can vary widely. The best thing that we can do as photographers is to express our work in a way that represents our vision, and the way to do that is through making good, high-quality color prints. And that's what you'll learn how to do in this course. We're going to talk about how humans see color, how digital cameras see it and record it. We're going to talk about color references and how to manage color in Photoshop, Lightroom, and other tools in post-production.
We'll talk about making custom profiles for printers for individual types of papers so that the printer gives you the optimal quality that you can get from your photograph. We'll also talk about color for websites. Color is a very exciting part of photography, and I'm very thrilled to be bringing you this course on how to use it and how to control it so you get the very best prints from your camera.