Thursday, December 20, 2007

From Camera To Print - Luminous Landscape

I finally decided to order and download the 6 hour video series 'From Camera To Print' on Luminous Landscape and made by Michael Reichmann and Jeff Schewe. I'd felt at first that I have a pretty good routine for making prints and doubted I'd get much out of the video, but truth is that the videos have been very interesting. Jeff is an insider when it comes to a lot of this stuff, being an Epson Expert as well as working with the Photoshop and Lightroom teams and having worked with the late Bruce Fraser and written the latest version of 'Real World Camera Raw'. Michael has been digital for a long time and worked with many of the insiders including Thomas Knoll, the original author of Photoshop and the primary author of Camera Raw. Both have been involved with the development of Lightroom.

What I found helpful was understanding some of the whys and how things got to be where they are. I did learn some new and useful facts. It was reassuring to find that some of the frustrations I have had they have too (ie. not my fault). I found the information on soft proofing to be very helpful.

I highly recommend this series for any photographer making inkjet prints, whether from scanned film or from a digital camera or back. Besides, it was entertaining and unafraid to slay some giants.

1 comment:

orcasmac said...

I second the recommendation! The videos are a great set, and take you through the entire process from capture to print. They know what they're talking about.