Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Prints Are Too Dark

This is something I often hear at camera club meetings and classes. Even after calibrating a monitor with a hardware device, people are saying that their prints match color pretty well, but they're still too dark.

My response has been that they have their monitor set to bright. But I didn't have a good suggestion of how to set the brightness. Until today. I ran across an article by Eric Chan, one of the Adobe Camera Raw engineers, that talks about monitor brightness. Check you read it on his website, where he gives a tip on how to use your camera meter to help set the brightness if your calibration system doesn't let you set a specific target luminance setting.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Gone swimmin'

Originally uploaded by John Cornicello.
Had a great underwater photo session today with David, Patricia, Kim, Tristen, and Tamara. Here are my initial selections with some Lightroom editing.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

First Thursday Art Walk in Seattle (reminder)

Just a little reminder that I have 25 images on display at the Utilikilts store in Seattle's Pioneer Square Art Walk this month. Opening/reception is Thursday, Aug 6, 5-9pm

Utilikilts Pioneer Square Store
620 1st Avenue (@ Cherry Street)
Seattle, WA 98104

I've had a long history with Utilikilts, having met Steven back when he first started selling the Utilikilts at the Fremont Sunday Market. They asked me to take photos at a party at their old shop in Interbay (no, the one even before that one). That day I ordered my first digital SLR (Canon D30) and made my jump from film to digital (and have never looked back). So, in effect, the Utilikilts folks are partly responsible for me jumping feet first back into Photography after a long hiatus.

Thanks, Utilikilts!