LAB Mode, Control The Dark Tones, Perception, Monitors & Dark Prints and Control The Highlights
We now enter the fun part of the Shooting With The Masters series as we join Charlie in his studio and start to make prints from the images we shot over the previous days. But before we do that, we need to learn some basic things about printing and working our images on the computer with Lightroom & Photoshop. Charlie has some very good lessons that will get many of you to reconsider your set up in Photoshop and how to understand what you are seeing when judging an image to be worked on.
The first video focuses on LAB mode and why it gives a more accurate starting point for judging the luminosity of your images. This is the foundation for how Charlie starts all his work.
LAB Mode Video
Control The Dark Tones
Many photographers find their prints come out too dark. Why? Charlie continues to show how to set up a Photoshop workflow to deliver a more consistent quality with your prints.
Control The Dark Tones Video
Perception, Monitors and Dark Prints
Can you trust your eyes? This video will show a couple of reasons why you can’t trust your eyes and why certain things fool them. This will lead to an understanding of how to judge your images both on a monitor and after they are printed.
Book mention in this video . . . . Vision and Art The Biology Of Seeing, By Margaret Livingstone
Perception, Monitors and Dark Prints Video
Control The Highlights
You’ll find in this video that Charlie is fanatical about highlights. Highlights should enhance your composition and not detract from it. You’ll watch how Charlie handles what he calls ‘rogue highlights’. And using some easy techniques, Charlie re-orchestrates the light.
Control The Highlights Video
We hope you enjoyed these videos. More will be published soon.