March 13, 2006
There is something about Canada I really love. Maybe it’s the snow…or the funny people, oh, I know it’s Tim Horton’s. The home of the best coffee and donuts a visiting American can hope for. But seriously, Canada rocks, and I mean it. I recently had the pleasure to speak to a nice crowd on behalf of CAPIC, the Canadian Association for Photographers and Illustrators in Communications at the lovely campus of ACAD, Alberta College of Art and Design. The topic was a full color managed workflow for photographers where we had a live studio setup and had images shot on location. Our workflow was simple. We shot with a Phase one P20 connected to a G5 through C1 Pro. We white balanced our strobes, set the lighting for even exposure, shot the GMB Color Checker SG and processed the file through the Phase One’s No Color Correction profile giving us as “un-colormanaged” a file you can get. We then ran the target through GMB Profile Maker Pro software to build a profile, then put the profile back into the C1 Pro workflow. Once the files were captured we processed them to come into Photoshop where we converted to our working space of Abobe RGB 1998. We also built a custom ICC profile of our La Cie CRT and built an RGB output profile to our Epson 4000. It was a great seminar and everyone learned something. I will gladly do it again. Special thanks goes out to the guys at CAPIC for our amazing Indian Dinner and conversation and to Dirk Erkau for his support and drive to get me up to Canada.
Next stop Vancouver eh?