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Archive for September, 2009

How Do You Know Your Monitor Is Accurate?

If you’ve read this blog, read my articles or attended any of my classes, you know that monitor calibration is one of the fundamental pillars of an efficient digital photography or graphic design workflow. Assuming you’re calibrating and profiling your monitor regularly, how do you know, for sure, your monitor is accurate? Or, to put […]

Workflow Trends: More is More

A major trend in digital photography over the last several years is the use of multiple images to increase user experience. This approach, called more is more, extends the depth of field within an image to surpass the laws of optics and deepens the dynamic range of a photo to create an immersive environment or […]

Art Among The Collisions: Brilliant Architectural Cinematography

Alex Roman’s Kahn’s Exeter Short Film left me speechless for two reasons. First, it is a stunning exploration of light and composition using the library at Phillips Exeter Academy, designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn, as the subject. Kahn’s Exeter Short Film from Alex Roman on Vimeo. Perhaps more important, this film was created using […]

TIFF and JPEG images in Adobe Premiere Pro

In a series of tests I conducted earlier this summer, I discovered that TIFF and JPEG images are displayed differently in Adobe Premiere Pro. First, it appears the difference is found only on the Mac platform where JPEG files are decoded by QuickTime and TIFF is handled internally within Premiere Pro. This leads to two […]

Perfect Digital Photography: A correction

A reader of the second edition of Perfect Digital Photography recently wrote with a question regarding my description of Photo Mechanic (p215). I wrote: “While not as versatile as Bridge, Photo Mechanic is the tool of choice when speed is an absolute necessity.” The reader wondered what advantages I saw in using Bridge over Photo […]

LA Wildfire Coverage: User-generated complements local news

One of the most remarkable results of improving consumer-level digital cameras (both still and video), digital imaging software and computing power, is the power it gives individuals to capture, create and publish compelling multimedia content. This time-lapse video of clouds of smoke billowing over the wildfires in Los Angeles is an ethereal counterpoint to¬†information-heavy videos […]