Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Now, I did a test print today at Costco using ProPhoto1998 color space and it was AWFUL!!! I know that Costco has a site that you download their color space, which I did do. However, when I tried to covert my working profile ( in photoshop EDIT>CONVERT TO PROFILE my "SOURCE SPACE" was PROPHOTO1998 and the "DESTINATION SPACE" was Costco's SRGB code). I can't even upload the picture to Costco's site. I am pretty perplexed here!!!
I also thought, maybe I should edit my RAW photo and then save it as a "RAW" file. Then try to upload it to Costco. I tried this and the file isn't even there when I look for it via Costco's upload dialog box. Yes, the "RAW" file is saved on my hard drive, but I can't seem to get it to export over to Costco. Maybe if I try to change the "DESTINATION SPACE" again to Costco's SRGB code. NOPE. And to top it off, when I opened the "RAW" file on my hard drive back into Photoshop, it looked NOTHING like what I had originally saved. The file was black and white, stretched, and very pixelated.
I have also read to just leave all the images in SRGB through out all the edits via camera raw and photoshop, that way I can just send the picture straight to Costco. Wouldn't that limit most of the colors? Why bother shooting in RAW then?
In the past I had my color space set to Adobe 1998, maybe I should go back????
Any suggestions or good sites with information would be awesome! Just comment away please! :)
......SUNDAY OCTOBER 3RD......
Here is some new information I have received from the very kind and generous Heather Armstrong of Heather Armstrong Photography. Thank you soooo much Heather for all of your great information that you passed along to me! She told me to try shooting in SRGB, set Photoshop in SRGB, and print SRGB. That she has gotten great results doing this. So, I tried and it so far has been successful. I also want to try setting my camera to Adobe 1998, photoshop to Adobe 1998, and then print using the Costco SRGB code...once I figure out how to do that! However, in the mean time...the results were very close to my calibrated screen. Also, thank you Lisa for letting me borrow your calibrator!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I am still trying to learn...but I can only do one shoot a week. I still have five more shoots scheduled this month, so I am sure I will learn with each shoot something new. Which is good, but now I am insanely nervous to try and afraid I will totally suck again! I hate failing!!!!
On a different note...I went to a photography gathering tonight. It was very interesting, the material covered was about HDR images. These images are amazing, such vivid colors. One day I will have to try it, once I figure out CS5. I also heard about another photography club in town, I think I am going to go and try that one out as well. :) You know me, always trying to gain some sort of knowledge about photography.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Just another couple of pictures of my cutie pie sister. If anybody wants to critique the processing or composititon...please do!!! I would love to hear what others think I could improve on. I am one of the crazy people that likes to hear the negative, that way I can improve!!!
On a different note, any locals in the Redding Area!!!! Crown Camera is hosting a photo/gear even tonight at Maxwell's downtown. Hope to see you there...LISA! :)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
So, this is my first photo edited solely in Photoshop CS5...
I put a couple of textures on it for interest. There is a pretty big difference between Elements and CS5 as far as moving files onto one and another. It is going to take some getting used to or finding a better way to do it. All and all, I can not wait to become a master photoshop girl!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Here is a picture of me and my hubby kissing at the coast last weekend. I have been doing a lot of editing and realizing that I need to REALLY learn Photoshop CS5 that I just got. I read through my guide on CS5 and there are so many different ways to save time with editing. I can't wait to be proficient with it.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Here is my shot of the day. I went out with my family to the park that I have set for my next photo session tomorrow. We had a blast and I can't wait to see what shots I get tomorrow.
A shot a day is a great idea for several reasons:
1. blogs are more interesting if update on a regular basis
2. it is crazy good for me to practice, practice, practice
3. makes my hubby happy
4. why not
5. hopefully my friend Lisa will join me
6. hmmm, having a hard time finding really astounding reasons of why!
This photo of me was taken by my very beautiful, talented, and crazy sister Erin. This weekend my family and hers went to the coast for a day and had an absolute blast. She was having fun playing around with my camera and this is one of the many images she took that I liked. Thanks Erin!!!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Just thought I would share my exciting news with you!!!! My menu buttons are working!!!! Some might think, what is the big deal? Well, let me tell you...I am a total html code rookie and it took me this morning to do this, so to me it is an accomplishment!!!! :) Go check them out, I dare you!!!! :)