Jul 09

Inside Digital Photo Special Report
John Paul Caponigro - The Art of Proofing

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Fine Art Photographer, John Paul Caponigro, returns with Vincent Versace and host Scott Sheppard to share some tips from his latest Acme Educational Training DVD "The Art of Proofing". John Paul builds on his discussion about color management with some tips and techniques on proofing your images. Today’s technology enables photographers to print their images onto a broad range of mediums. Whether it’s fine art paper, cotton rag, metal, organic media, or anything color management will help produce some incredible effects and enhance your final image. Proofing, becomes the art of seeing the impact of the colors, effect, and saturation of the image when applied to different output mediums. Capturing the image is only the first step, fine art photography creates an entire viewing experience. Although they generally print their images onto a preferred paper, John Paul explains that he feels it is the color and composition of the image ultimately determines his choice of presentation material.

John Paul explains that to properly proof an image one of the first steps of practically applying color management is to view some test and base images. Since most photographers have a few "favorite" images that they are very familiar with, John Paul suggests using those in the process of testing different substrates as it becomes easier to see the impact of color management and the shift in the overall colors and effects with images you are most familiar with.

Proofing an image has always been a critical part of producing photographic prints. Today’s digital proofing technologies and color management tools make it easier than ever to preview and control the color result even for black and white prints. Proofing is not just printing a copy onto some glossy photo paper before printing onto the final material. Proofing should include a "practice" run on the printer and paper combination that will produce the final picture. Soft proofing can help you select and narrow down your substrate/printer options before producing hard copy test runs that can show you effects such as the impact of saturation.

John Paul shares key highlights of his approach taken on his new DVD training series which include not only how to do things but also explains the why behind the techniques. Find out more color management tips and resources on John Paul’s website at: http://www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/ or on their latest training DVD’s available through Acme Educational: http://www.acmeeducational.com/

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Jul 02

Inside Digital Photo Special Report
John Paul Caponigro’s Color Management in 6 Simple Steps

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Internationally renowned Fine Art Photographer, John Paul Caponigro, joins Vincent Versace and host Scott Sheppard to share some tips from his latest Acme Educational Training DVD "Color Management in Six Simple Steps". John provides practical advice on color management suggesting the bare basics through ideas and considerations for total color control. Color is ultimately very subjective and effected by a range of factors including the level of which an individual can see colors, which they clearly explain. In the end, photographers must determine the investment costs of their time and resources before considering implementing a complete color managed workflow.

John and Vincent share their ultimate tip in setting up "proper" color spaces in Photoshop and some insights on choosing the right display for accurate color adjustments for matching displays to final output. Find out more color management tips and resources on John’s website at: http://www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/ or on their latest training DVD’s available through Acme Educational: http://www.acmeeducational.com/

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