Thursday, November 12, 2009

Monitor calibration and gamma

(A print test image from http://www.digitaldog.net/files/Printer_Test_file.jpg.zip)

A properly calibrated monitor is essential for making prints that match the monitor image; it is an absolute necessity for success in the digital darkroom.

  1. Check out the Norman Koren website on monitor calibration and gamma setting methods & procedures.
  2. Go to this website to download QuickGamma free software to calibrate your monitor gamma. It is a small utility program to calibrate a monitor on the fly without having to buy expensive hardware tools
  3. Get QuickMonitorProfile is a tool to create ICC / ICM monitor profiles to be used for color management



Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Photography - Start with your children photo





This is my daughter, Amalia when she was 4 I think. I like this photo because seeing our small children happy makes us happy too. Yeah, small children, I didn't say teenagers, did I?

One challenge with children photography is photographer cannot control them. When she realize I wanted to took her photo, she started to move, acted not the way I wanted etc. Guess, after all, we still enjoy those unplanned moments too. So, I normally keep shooting, hoping some of the photos turn out nice and natural.

Photoshop Tutorials


I use Picasa & Photoshop CS3 to edit my photos. For basic simple touch up, I use Picasa. But, for better photography editing, I use Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photosop for advance photography editing. I find this website useful to get some Photoshop tutorials.




Thursday, July 16, 2009

Photographing Flowers.....

bunga
(Sony A100 w Kit Lens)

This flower is not real btw. But, with photography, of course with good techniques you can make the flower look real.... I think the flash was bounced up. With a bit of color correction.. this is the result... not bad la....

Photographing Flowers.....

Yellow Orchid
(Sony A100 with kit lens)

People ask me why I love orchids so much? I don't know about you, but this photograph explains it all. Orchids are beautifully unique.... in their own way of course. Just like human being, we are beautiful in our own way too! Btw, this is my orchid. I do not know the name.... anyone knows the name, pls. tell me....