Post Production

by Trevor Collins ·Posted
When Neumann launched its KH 120 studio monitors 12 years ago, the response from the press and professionals was overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Now, Neumann is proud to announce an update to its line of celebrated near-field monitors, the KH 120-II, which comes in four distinct flavors: KH 120 II US, KH 120 II W,
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For artists and photographers who make their art on paper, a key consideration is how it will be displayed later. In this B&H video, Barrie Lynn Bryant demonstrates viable options for artists and photographers to use for displaying their works with the art of framing. 0:00 - Introduction 1:30 - Bryant’s Intro 5:36 - Frame History 8:03 - Displaying Your Work with the Community 11:21 - Studying Framing 18:47 - Printing and Shrink Wrapping 21:10 - What Goes into Framing 29:50 - Printing on a Prism Jet Printer 32:02 - When to Use a Picture
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Once your photoshoot is done, it’s time to choose your images and prep them for retouching! Headshot photographer Peter Hurley goes through his post shoot workflow, step by step. What are your takeaways from this video? How will you be incorporating elements of Peter’s process into your own? Engage with us in the Comments, below. Want to learn more from Peter Hurley? Watch the rest of the episodes in this series:
by Jill Waterman ·Posted
There is no better example of the inspirational saying, “If you can see it, you can be it,” than in the grassroots efforts of the community-based arts program Newburgh Community Photo Project (NCPP). Founded in 2017 by photographer, educator, and community activist Vincent Cianni, NCPP teaches photography and related media to an underserved population of Newburgh youth, with a goal to explore critical social justice issues directly related to participants’ lives and community. In our second story on notable youth photo programs, Cianni
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
For digital photographers, a well-calibrated and accurate photography monitor is an indispensable tool for a solid practice. Whether you like to print your photos or share exclusively online, a photo monitor you can trust will make a big difference in how someone views your photographs, yourself included. Besides just helping to achieve accurate colors and contrast, a finely tuned monitor is also more enjoyable to work on and contributes to a seamless all-around workflow. When looking for a monitor, you should consider size and resolution as
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
One of the best things about shooting film is the complete control you have over the process, from film choice and exposure to development and either scanning or printing. We spend a lot of time focusing on the different films you can use and then a lot of time on how to produce your finished images from that film, but there’s general oversight on the development stage. I’m certainly guilty of not paying much attention to developing since it’s become a more automated, mindless process for me in recent years, but every once in a while, I like
by Jill Waterman ·Posted
While much has been written about the significance of color management to optimal print output, the topic of adequate lighting conditions for the viewing and evaluation of photographic prints is an important detail that's usually given short shrift. Tom P. Ashe is an undisputed expert in translating transitory images viewed on a screen to a stunning presence in print. In addition to literally writing the book on this subject with his 2014 title Color Management and Quality Output: Working with Color from Camera to Display to Print, Ashe is an
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
If you haven’t shopped for a computer monitor in a few years, you have missed a great deal. HDR, 4K, are shrinking bezels are among the highlights. A rising star in the space is BenQ, consistently managing to produce displays with incredible specs and (relatively) affordable prices. The latest display it has created for photographers and video editors is the SW321C, and it is easily the company’s best yet, hitting all the marks for a top-of-the-
by Allan Weitz ·Posted
Picture editing is an integral part of the photographic process, and this holds true whether your format is film or digital. Digital shooters typically upload images to their computers, tablets, or phones, edit the files in Lightroom, Photoshop, or comparable editing program, and, with a few keystrokes output wall-size murals or scaled-down Instagram posts. The tools and workflow of film editing are different. Editing film requires a light table, magnifier or loupe, storage sleeves, and, if you plan on digitizing your film images, a film
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
Everything about the new Mac Pro tower makes a commanding statement, sending a clear message that Apple is ready to dominate the professional market once again. Not only is it engineered for ultimate performance, but its modular design empowers the demanding engineer with the freedom to customize and expand the Mac Pro effortlessly according to their unique needs. Whether you’re scoring soundtracks, producing chart-topping hits, or mixing on the dub stage for a feature film, the
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted
Hey, you’re a video person. All you know is the video don’t sound good. Something’s off—but who knows what! Well, read this article, and you will. Or more accurately, you’ll have some tools for identifying what sounds off as you practice your craft. With some time and patience, you’ll get the hang of fixing the issue yourself. Here are eight tips to help you. 1. Get Familiar with the GUI of an Equalizer GUI stands for graphic user interface. This is what you will interact with while you equalize your signal in your NLE or DAW. The GUI can look
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted
Green screen compositing today is ridiculously easy compared to days gone by. Years ago, when shooting and finishing on motion picture film, one had to shoot the subject against a green screen, then create film mattes, and combine it all using an optical printer. Generation loss, contrast shifts, and registration problems were the bane of the filmmaker. This doesn’t even begin to encompass all the other problems, such as matte lines, elements that drift out of alignment, transparency issues, and garbage mattes. The introduction of high-
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
When looking to align camera images with what their eye sees, to smooth complexions subtly, or to create specific looks for various scenes, moods, or locations in their projects, experienced videographers and cinematographers often turn to optical filters. When you’re confident about the look you want, optical filters also enable you to “bake-in” elements of your vision, both saving time in post and reducing the possibility of unwanted or unintended “corrections.” While many filter looks can indeed be replicated or at least approximated
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More than 85% of images uploaded to the Internet are used without permission or license, so image theft has become a problem that affects all photographers. In this informative talk, Kain Jones aims to offer useful advice and solutions that every photographer can use to protect their photos online. The workshop will cover all the dos and don’ts of posting your work online. Photographers learn about common and best practices for image protection, including advice on techniques such as using watermarks, digital signatures, and active monitoring
by Jason T ·Posted
When I first started engineering and producing music, I was, strictly speaking, a complete and utter mess. I would often lose project files, samples, preset libraries—I couldn’t keep track of anything. Sometimes I’d find what I was looking for by sheer luck, other times it would be gone forever. After several frustrating years of data loss, I decided to get serious about organizing all my music production audio and files, and regularly backing up my projects. And, what do you know? My productivity increased, my system ran more smoothly, and I