Do you know a small flashlight can be a great tool for your image and video work? Check out the video and BenQ Ambassador Adrian Weinbrecht will reveal the magic!
In the last article, we covered in detail how images can be color managed from the source, either from being drawn or captured. In this article, we will look at how to keep the color consistent from the source to the rest of the workflow.
Glyn Dewis / Beauty, Portrait Photographer
In this tutorial I want to take you through two different ways that you can add smoke / fog into your pictures.
Ordinarily adding in smoke would require a smoke machine and whereas they have dropped in price considerably over the past few years, it's maybe still an expense that some wouldn't wish to stretch to when considering how often it is likely to be used.
A great, and believable alternative way is to add in smoke/ mist using Photoshop and in fact Photoshop has had a clouds filter for quite some time now. However the filter does require some extra work to help it look realistic and indeed with a little bit of practice it can be extremely convincing.
In the latest 20 seconds tips series, BenQ Ambassador Adrian Weinbrecht demonstrates the importance of creating a best atmosphere on set. He is actually showing a brilliant example in this video. Check it out, you will love it!
Minorca island is beautiful, but Mallorca is not less. This time I’d like to show you a panorama view that I took there in summer. Generally when one thinks of Mallorca, beaches, sun, terraces and party comes to your mind. Otherwise, ask the Germans, who flock to this island ...
Well, in Mallorca -as expected- there are other things. And one of them are the fields, like this one, located in the south zone, near the salterns.
"High dynamic range", a name that generates rejection among photographers and is associated with over-processed and unrealistic images. But the truth is that this technique is fantastic; What is ugly is the misuse (and abuse) of image overprocessing. Also, most of the images you see on Google when searching for "HDR" are actually pseudo-HDR, which is nothing other than the result of overprocessing a single image. No multiple shots, no bracketing, no scenes of very high contrast ... nothing.
Hugo Rodriguez / Digital Imaging Expert & Landscape Photographer
While in Uruguay I found these trees while driving north to Brazil. Taking advantage of the fact that it was a busy road, I stopped in the gutter so I could take a few minutes to shoot some photos.
Mark Wood / Fine Art and Commercial Photographer
Having the right equipment, including a monitor that can be hardware calibrated, is an essential part of every colour critical workflow; whether that is video, graphics, or stills photography. In this five minute video, professional photographer and BenQ Ambassador, Mark Wood explains how our colour perception is effected by vibrant colour, scale, and peripheral colours.
Taking a step beyond using professional equipment and understanding how to assess and overcome common problems should be a concern for anyone producing prints or onscreen output.
The video moves quickly through seeing false colour to the effect scale has on colour perception. It closes with a tip for quickly viewing a photograph in a variety of coloured mounts in Photoshop, and the practical application of Soft Proofing.
The video is one in a series of tutorials, overviews, and posts for BenQ by Mark Wood on a range of colour management topics.
Most people think that panoramic photography simply consist on wide photographs that allow you to see a large horizontal field. In fact, that's how it was for many years ... but things have changed a lot.
In this place there is a cozy camping in the middle of a forest of very tall trees. A horizontal panorama allows you to get a rough idea of the place, although not totally:
Gavin Gough / Freelance Photographer and Writer
This copy is linked from Gavin Gough’s Blog Posting: BenQ SW2700PT 27 inch Adobe RGB Colour Management Monitor for Photographers.
Photographers. We're a picky bunch. Over time, we've probably all developed a fondness for those trusted tools which serve us well. Those tools which prove themselves to be both functional and dependable become a valued part of our working lives. I've certainly fine-tuned my gear over the years, holding on to those things which help get the job done and parting company with tools that don't deliver.