Color management is one of the essential elements in digital photography, yet it is a major stumbling block for many. The vast majority of digital photographers wish they didn't have to be concerned with color management, yet the basic process of moving images from capture to print becomes impractical without it. The more sophisticated the photography workflow becomes, the more important it is to manage colors from capture to print. In this book, Brad Hinkel simplifies the complex language of color management. It is based on classes and workshops the author has given to hundreds of students of digital photography. His process for color management is intended to provide enough information to create a simple and effective system allowing the user to get on with photography and to focus on creativity instead of technology. The fact that this book suggests a simple approach to color management does not mean it sacrifices quality and effectiveness. Simpler is usually better - if it works.
Brad Hinkel is an experimental photographer, software designer and teacher. He combines chemistry & digital technology, silver & ink, film & tin cans to produce images of the common and the unusual. Brad was instrumental in developing the digital photography programs at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography and the Photographic Center Northwest. He continues to teach a wide range of digital photography courses. He has recently completed three books on digital photography: ‘The Focal Easy Guide to Photoshop CS2’, ‘Digital Negatives’ and ‘Color Management in Digital Photography’.
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