Archive for the 'Color Theory' Category

Jul 26 2010

Hollywood Lighting on a Laptop and Bokeh: The Science of Focus and the Art of Blur. Sponsored by Epson, OnOne, NIK, Lexar, and the X-Rite

Register for this event Monday, August 16, 2010  |  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Speakers: Vincent Versace
Event Type: Photography, Software
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
A Week of Vincent Versace. The B&H Event Space is pleased to host a week long special visit by a modern digital master, Vincent Versace. Vincent will share a number of exciting topics that will invigorate your photography.

Hollywood Lighting on a Laptop and Bokeh: The Science of Focus and the Art of Blur.

Lens blur can be the most aesthetically pleasing quality of a photograph – if you know how to do it right. Vincent Versace will teach you how to achieve beautiful lens blur with onOne and Nik software so that your image realistically replicates the look and feel of bokeh. You will also learn additional post processing techniques that will allow you to light an image in the computer that looks like you used real theatrical hot lights. Come discover why focus is overrated, and how to make your photographs come alive by utilizing just a few key software plug-ins that can transform the way you edit your photos forever.

* Attendees will receive a fully registrable version of copy of the Focalpoint 2.0 plug-in from onOne Software and the Versace Edtion set of 3 plug-ins from Nik software that they will be able to download

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Jul 26 2010

Creative Alliance to Present Educational Sessions at Photokina

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The Creative Alliance, an alliance of six high-profile companies focused on the professional photography market, is partnering with Photokina and Koelnmesse to present educational sessions daily during Photokina 2010. The Creative Alliance Theater is located in Hall 4.1, stand I-010. Visitors can take advantage of seven educational sessions beginning hourly during the show from 11 AM. The schedule of sessions will be posted at The Creative Alliance Theater and is also available online in English and German.

The Creative Alliance Press Release

Creative Alliance to Bring High Expert Value to Professional Photographers at photokina

Six companies, seven industry leading sessions highlight each show day

Cologne, Germany, 23 July 2010.  The Creative Alliance, an alliance of six high-profile companies focused on the professional photography market, is partnering with photokina and Koelnmesse to present educational sessions daily during photokina 2010.  The world’s leading fair for photography and imaging is being held in Cologne, Germany, from 21st to 26th September 2010.  The Creative Alliance Theater is located in Hall 4.1, stand I-010. Visitors can take advantage of seven educational sessions beginning hourly during the show from 11 AM. The schedule of sessions will be posted at The Creative Alliance Theater and is also available online in English and German. Speaker bios and more information about The Creative Alliance can also be found online.

“We are delighted to have the sponsorship of The Creative Alliance member companies in bringing together well-known photo professionals and experts for these inspirational and informative sessions at photokina,” said Robin Preston,  “The support of Adobe, Hewlett-Packard, Nikon, Nik Software, Wacom and X-Rite has made this first-class program possible, along with support from photokina show organizers and Koelnmesse.  Topics range from image capture to print and marketing, all of which are important aspects of the professional photography business.  In these sessions, professional photographers will learn about important technical trends, how to achieve stunning results using advanced techniques, and how to market their businesses in today’s fast-paced world.” Preston is acting as the Creative Director for The Creative Alliance at photokina and will also be Master of Ceremonies (MC) for the event.

Working professional photographers will not want to miss the opportunity to be inspired by some of the most recognized experts in the industry. In addition, experts will be available for evening discussion groups in a more intimate setting that will allow one-on-one interaction and better address the informational and technology questions of individual attendees.

-      “The new partnership with the Creative Alliance will be a terrific asset to photokina and its visitors,” said Oliver P. Kuhrt, Executive Vice President of the Koelnmesse GmbH. “Together we can offer visitors a comprehensive and high-class program on all six days of the show that addresses important technical trends affecting the profession. Users can learn new techniques from the experts that will help them achieve extraordinary results. We are very happy about this cooperation with The Creative Alliance and the extra value it will bring to the show.”
Registration and program

Speakers include:

* Robin Preston, Photographer and Creative Director of the Creative Alliance at photokina
* Calvin Hollywood, Photographer and Digital Artist
* Rufus Deuchler, Adobe Expert and Influencer
* Thomas Hoepker, Magnum Photographer
* Vincent Versace, Natural Light Fine Art Photographer
* Ralph Man, Beauty and Fashion Photographer
* Jürgen Müller, Photography & Concepts

For complete program information online, visit:

*  English: http://www.photokina-cologne.com/thefair/meet_the_professionals.php#10;
* German: http://www.photokina.de/diemesse/meet_the_professionals.php#10

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May 06 2010

Vincent Versace Will Be Sowing Every Black and White Conversion technique Know to Man Webinar

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Join Nik Software
in an exclusive webinar presented
by famed fine art photographer
Vincent Versace

May 13th at 10:00 am, PST

Register Today

Hosted by Nik Software, follow along with Vincent as he shows you how to make Black & White images that not only rivals Silver Gelatin images but surpasses them. Learn why you should not use every conversion approach and when you really should!

Vincent will show you how to transform a RGB file to black and white replicating the physics of how it would have been recorded if actually shot on black and white film without ever leaving the RGB color space.

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Mar 04 2010

John Paul Caponigro Workshop: The Power of Color! May 3 – 7

Workshop

The Power of Color

May 3 – 7

Master color!

Learn to think about, see, and adjust color in new ways.

Today’s possibilities are astonishing!

- Achieve unprecedented accuracy
- Master advanced color adjustment tools and techniques in Photoshop
- Control spatial relationships in your images
- Expand your understanding of color perception and color theory
- Learn strategies for creating successful color relationships
- Explore your personal relationship with color
- Find out what your color preferences can tell you about yourself and others
- Refine a signature style all your own

Color is one of my favorite subjects. As both a photographer and a painter, color has been a life-long passion for me. You won’ t find this perspective anywhere else.

You can find many related color resources in my Lessons and DVDs.

Find out more here.

Register now!  <http://www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/workshops/power_of_color.php>

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Mar 04 2010

Nik Software Adds World-Renowned Photographers and Sponsors to The 2010 Nik Summit

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San Diego, CA – March 4, 2010 – Nik Software announces today the addition of professional photographers Douglas Dubler and Vincent Versace to the roster of professional photographers who will be leading educational workshops during the 2010 Nik Summit on May 13-16, 2010, in San Diego, CA. Master Digital Photographer Douglas Dubler, and specialist in natural light photography

Vincent Versace, will bring their unique qualities, skills and teaching methods to this first of its kind multi-day educational event.

“The 2010 Nik Summit will be a unique experience designed to help photographers dramatically improve their photography by shooting with and learning from some of the world’s leading photographers and educators,” said Tony Corbell, Sr. Manager of Product Education and Planning for Nik Software. “Photographers of all levels can join two half-day photo shoots at some of the most beautiful locations in San Diego, California, listen to industry leaders discuss the future of photography, and see demonstrations on digital workflow and editing solutions featuring the latest technology.”

Taking place at the picturesque Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa on Mission Bay, San Diego, CA, attendees will learn to improve their photographic, digital workflow and image-editing skills after photographing some of the most beautiful areas in Southern California. Keynote presentations by Robert Beck and Joe McNally, two of the world’s finest working photographers, educational workshops presented by Dubler and Versace, and panel discussions with industry leaders and digital imaging engineers will inspire attendees to not only become better photographers but better editors of their own work. Relaxing “fireside chats” with peers, leading professionals, and imaging product specialists will be the perfect ending to each day. More information and registration details for The Nik Summit are available at www.niksummit.com.

Nik Software also announces the addition of five co-sponsors of the Nik Summit made up of industry leaders and educational powerhouses, including Epson, Nikon, Wacom, White House Custom Colour, and X-Rite.

Event Details
Attendees can register for the event at www.niksummit.com

When: Thursday, May 13 through Saturday, May 15, 2010; optional morning shoot Sunday, May 16
Where: Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa on Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
What’s Included:

All on-location shooting sessions, workflow and hands-on lab seminars presentations/panels, and fireside chats
Breakfast and dinner at hotel
Transportation for on-location workshops
Sponsor gifts and prize drawings
Event ambassadors available to ensure personalized attention

Cost: $599.95 / $479.95 early bird registration until March 15, 2010. Discount room rates of $149.00 per night are available when booking through the hotel. Mention “The Nik Summit” when making reservations.

Speaker & VIP List
Speakers and other working professionals scheduled to appear include:

Joe McNally – National Geographic, Time, Nikon
Robert Beck – Sports Illustrated
Tony Sweet – Landscape, Nature Photographer, Team Nik member
Tony Corbell – Photographic educator and lighting specialist, Nik Software Sr. Manager of Product Education & Planning
Mike Strickland – Senior photographer Disney World, Orlando
Rick Sammon – Photographer, book author
Vincent Versace – Smithsonian Award Laureate, photographic educator, author, Team Nik member
Bill Hurter – Editor, Rangefinder and AfterCapture magazines
Chris Robinson – Editor, Outdoor Photographer and Digital Photo Pro magazines
Douglas Dubler – Leading Fashion Photographer, digital workflow expert
Rob Sheppard – Photographer/author, former editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine
Janice Wendt – Renowned image retoucher, trainer, and speaker, Nik Software Education and Training Manager
Laurie Shupp – Award-winning nature and landscape photographer, Nik Software Operations Manager

About Nik Software
Nik Software, Inc., (www.niksoftware.com) is a privately held company that develops software solutions for the growing digital imaging and photography markets. Established in 1995, Nik Software has become the recognized leader in digital photographic filter development and produces award-winning technology and software products for digital photography and imaging professionals including U Point® technology (www.upoint.com), Dfine®, Viveza®, Color Efex Pro™, Silver Efex Pro™, and Sharpener Pro™ software.

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Feb 04 2010

Announcing Mac Holbert and John Paul Caponigro’s New Tutorial DVD: FINE ART DIGITAL WORKFLOW

Fine Art Digital Workflow
with John Paul Caponigro and Mac Holbert.

Master Class Meets R/Evolution

When it come to fine art printing R. Mac Holbert along with Graham Nash started it all. If it was not for them fine art inkjet printing would not be what is today. Simply put Nash Editions is THE name in fine art printing and R. Mac Holbert is the talent behind that name.

And John Paul Caponigro? John Paul’s name is synonymous with fine art photography and the finest fine art prints possible.

Put these two talents together in one room sharing the combined wealth of there knowledge is a level of unimaginable creative amperage. The only thing better to being there is is to watch that meeting of minds recorded on a DVD.

Make sure you get the best quality from your files, every time with an optimal workflow.
A Fine Art Workflow is different than a high productivity workflow. You should be able to choose either one.

A Fine Art Workflow is precise. Process your files for optimum results.

A Fine Art Workflow is fast. Standardization can lead to higher quality.

A Fine Art Workflow is flexible. Know why and when to make exceptions.

A Fine Art Workflow is modifiable / non-destructive. When your vision evolves your files should be able to evolve with you – easily.

Learn all the ins and outs of a Fine Art Workflow in this content packed DVD.

Topics covered include…
The PrintWhat’s Workflow Major Retouching
A logical sequence of steps in production process
Removing distractions
So Different, So Much in Common Global Color Adjustment
Who we are
The big picture
Why The Print Is Still So Important Regional and Local Adjustment
It’s what we make and use
Important details
A Sense of Destination Creative Sharpening & Blurring
Look before you leap
Customizing contour and texture
File Structures Resampling
What a great file looks like
Making files smaller or bigger
Preflight Checklist Output Sharpening
Check your tools
Compensating for dot gain
Frame A Destination Softproofing & Proofing
Identify possibilites and make choices
Proof before you print
Non-Destructive Crop Output
Would you cut film with a pair of scissors ?
Print it
Minor Clean Up Materials Matter
Out spot! Out!
Why what you make prints with matters so much
Foundational Issues
A great base makes future greatness possible
And much more!

Projected shiping date February 25th

Pre order price is $59.95 with free Shipping and Handling!
Regular price is $69.95 once it ships

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Feb 01 2010

Audio – B&W and Color

Excerpted from John Paul Caponigro’s blog.
http://www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/blog/

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In this interview I discuss one of my favorite subjects – Color!

Check out my seminar at WPPI Las Vegas March 10.

Check out my workshop the Power of Color.

Learn more with my DVDs.

Learn more in my free Lessons.

MorePhotosRadio – John Paul Caponigro for WPPI
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Jan 14 2010

Van Gogh and Solux

From John Paul Caponigro’s blog

Even masterpieces look better in good light!

Find out more about Solux here.

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Dec 31 2009

The Candid Frame #87 – Jay Maisel

Anytime you have an opportunity to hear Jay speak about photography you should take pause and listen. If you do no know about the Candid Frame series of interviews please make this a must listen to experience from this moment on. They are brilliantly done.

Jay Maisel is acknowledged as a master of natural-light color photography . With a photographic career beginning in mid 1950′s, His non-technical approach and his exceptional images have inspired countless photographers. Born and raised in New York City, many of these classic images have helped define the beautify of the city in a distinctive and memorable way. Based on his principle, “Light, Gesture and Color” he brings a sensibility which allows him to produce amazingly beautiful and revitting images from the unpredictable city street. He is in all regards, the photographer’s photographer. You can discover more of his work by checking out these previous interviews here, here and here.

You can discover more about his photographic workshop hosted at his home/studio in New York City here.

Jay Maisel recommends the work of Chema Madoz.

For streaming audio click here or subscribe to the podcast for free viaSubscribe via iTunes

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Dec 02 2009

Announcing John Paul Caponigro’sTwo New R/Evolution DVDs: Fine Art Digital Printing and XDR: Extending Dynamic Range – HDR

Fine Art Printing
Fine Art Digital Printing
Make your digital prints the very best quality possible. Achieve this by learning all the components and aspects of a printing system: substrate, ink, printer, driver/RIP, profile, ink limit, print speed, viewing light, environment, and presentation. Learn what each component contributes to print quality and how they all work together to ensure your prints are as good as they can get.
Learn how to think about printing and the print itself. Understanding how digital printing has evolved will help you navigate the field as digital printing continues to evolve. All the aspects that we identify contribute to print quality and if you monitor the developments within the field, you will be able to understand how to achieve the very best print quality, when to upgrade and what to look for in the fine digital print. Use this information to make better informed choices with the tools you use and how you use them to advance your vision and get the very finest prints.
Topics covered include…
The Print What prints do like nothing else
R/Evolution Digital printing offers many paradigm shifts
Scale Size matters
Longevity How to ensure your prints last
Make A Print What you need to do step-by-step
Total Solution Identifying all the contributing components
Color Management & Proofing Get the best results constistently
Navigating the Printer Driver Using printer software correctly
Substrates The materials on which you print
Ink What you put on a substrate
Ink Limit How much you put on
Separation/RIPs Understanding CMYK
Resolution What’s ideal and how much you need
Output Sharpening Compensating for dot gain
Bronzing, Metamerism, Gloss Differential 3 things to watch for
Outgassing Drying time
Protective Coatings Sprays and varnishes
Outputting to Film Make new film for historic processes
How to Choose a Printer Choose the right features for you
Solving Common Challenges Simple solutions to common problems
And much more!
Pre order price is $59.95 with free Shipping and Handling!
Regular price is 69.95 once it ships

XDR
Extending Dynamic Range – HDR
Always the detail you want in the shadows and highlights. Extend the dynamic range in all of your images. Unlike yesterday, with today’s technology, you only need to make sacrifices if you want to. Many people think that HDR and merging images are synonymous when in fact it is one technique amid a range of possible options. It’s not only what we do at capture but what we do after. This array of choices for extending the dynamic range spans the gamut from simple to complex. By learning a variety of techniques and understanding how they work, it will make it easier for you to choose the technique that is most appropriate.
The results can be dramatic. When using these techniques, you will be challenged to see in new ways. Difficult shooting conditions will become easier for you. Many more image-making opportunities will become available to you.
Learn simple image adjustment strategies that can extend the dynamic range of single exposures.
Learn new HDR exposure and software techniques that can handle even the most challenging scenes.
Choose from many HDR styles – classic or contemporary.
Simulate HDR effects on low dynamic range images.
Once you understand the possibilities, you will find yourself thinking about light, making exposures and enhancing images in new ways. Master these techniques and you will find new versatility in service of your vision; use them to give us a window into the world that you see and the way that you relate to it.
Topics covered include…
What’s HDR ? Defining High Dynamic Range imaging
Exposure Ensure you capture the best data
Selective Adjustment Adjust single files locally
Double Process Process the same file twice
Double Expose Use the best of both
Exposing for HDR Merges Bracket exposures for extreme contrast
HDR Merges Create a merged 32 bit file
Alignment Ensure all the exposures line up
HDR Rendering Software What it does and how it works
HDR in Photoshop Simple
HDR in Photomatix Sophisticated
HDR Panoramas Stitch and merge or merge and stitch
Simulating HDR HDR processing for LDR images
And much more!
Pre order price is $59.95 with free Shipping and Handling!
Regular price is 69.95 once it ships

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