Guest article by Barry Nelson of Captivated Images
Many photographers ponder as to why the color seen on their monitor does not match the print that comes back from the lab. Back in the days of film it was common for photographers to have their lab do the color correcting; they simply shot and mailed their film to the lab and what came back was a proper color corrected print.
These days in the digital era, it isn’t quite as simple. A good working knowledge of color management is critical to today’s digital images. Color management ensures that what you see on your computer monitor is what will come out when the image is printed.
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Topaz Star Effects is a light enhancement program that allows for creative light control. With the plug-in you can create unique light and star effects by manipulating light and reflective sources in your image.
Images of scenic landscapes and nature are commonly brought into Topaz Simplify to render beautiful, painterly results. The technology behind the plug-in uses scale space algorithms that close off holes to help eliminate details. As a result, artifacts such as webbing might be created; this is most often seen in the branches of trees. To remove the webbing is quite simple. To start, you will need a program such as Photoshop Elements or Photoshop that supports layers and a few other necessary functions.
By Heidi Ekstrom
I read on your website that your ‘Animals’ series took five years to complete. That type of commitment to a project is very impressive. What drew you to dedicate this amount of time to photographing animals in zoos exclusively in black and white?
Yes, that’s a long time for a project, but wildlife photography is very tedious. You can’t plan the behavior of animals. Sometimes you have to wait a very long time, before you can photograph a specific animal with a special pose. Often animals are inactive, for example sometimes the lions sleep all day and are active only briefly. You have to watch the animals closely to get good photos.