This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Australian Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines. Before 2004 there was no recommended standard for digital photography capture and delivery. At the turn of the century some professional photographers were doing more damage than good to the adoption of digital. They zealously over-sharpened, manipulated tone and colour, then delivered … Read more
The traditional path to professional photography started with a formal education at a brick and mortar college. Students could assist photographers during or after graduation for hands on practical experience before establishing their own businesses. Now, just as with photography itself, education has been disrupted by technology. Potential pro photographers can learn online through random … Read more
As a visual communicator I’m hypersensitive to images that have been badly Photoshopped. Here are some common mistakes in no particular order and how to avoid them. 1. Distorting An Image When Transforming It. A photo has a set aspect ratio and when rescaling it using a tool like Transform it’s easy to accidentally make … Read more
Capturetree.com have posted my article, “10 Common Mistakes in DAM Workflow”: Digital Asset ManagementÂ (DAM) is an often-misunderstood term especially for creatives. It’s not keywords, it’s not backups, it’s not a file browser.Â But it does cover all of those things. For photographers DAM is how we handle our digital images.
“I need a high res file” High and low resolution are terms oft used to describe what you need from an image. But what does does “high res” actually mean, and how is it measured? Resolution is best specified in pixel dimensions. An example of a high resolution file would be 3200 x 5000 pixels … Read more
Marissa Mayer the CEO at Yahoo has since backtracked on her comment that “…there is no such thing really as professional photographers” but it has already started an avalanche of criticism. Photoshelter CEO Andrew Fingerman points out twelve traits that make a photographer professional here. They’ve also added Pricing Your Work: Corporate & Industrial PhotographyÂ to … Read more
Peter Krogh posted a link to his excellent Adobe Lightroom course available free online (thanks to World Press Photo funding): http://shutha.org/lightroom_workflow_lesson_plan