Free Webinar this Friday with Chris Orwig Explores Lightroom

Lightroom Webinar with Chris OrwigCalifornia-based photographer, author and educator Chris Orwig, who has a reputation for bringing practical experience, technical expertise and passion to the teaching he provides, will lead a free webinar hosted by X-Rite this Friday, April 11, starting at 1 p.m. ET.

Using his own images from start to finish, Chris will highlight how photographers can use an X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Adobe Lightroom, to make better photographs. Attendees of this live webinar will also have the opportunity to ask Chris questions.

Here are some of the topics Chris will discuss:

  • Lightroom new features
  • Working with Catalogs and backing up your work
  • Creating custom profiles with the ColorChecker Passport
  • Organizing with the Library Module
  • Enhancing your photographs with Develop Module
  • Crafting expressive photographs
  • Lightroom workflow from start to finish

To register for the free 1 p.m. ET webinar on April 11, visit:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/357466666

Free Webinar will Discuss Preparing Images for Competition

Free Photo WebinarX-Rite will offer a fee webinar this coming Monday, Feb. 24 with award-winning photographer/re-toucher and X-Rite Coloratti Jane Conner-Ziser. Jane will share her creative experience and broad professional knowledge, which allows her to take an image from camera concept through post-production work in Photoshop.

You will learn how top photographers conceptualize their images, refine them during the photography session, and select the best image for competition.

Jane will discuss cropping and adjusting an image for the best composition, plus retouching, enhancing and presenting an image for maximum impact. You will also learn about common judging criteria and how to avoid common mistakes that many photographers make when choosing images for exhibition or competition.

To register for the free webinar at 1 p.m. ET on February 24, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/857763026

X-Rite Announces Free November Webinars

Free Color Management Webinars from X-RiteX-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of free November 2013 webinars developed to address specific photography and color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers.

Producing Your Own Magazine Style Book with Sally Wiener Grotta, 1-2 p.m. ET, Thursday, Nov. 7: In this webinar Sally shares the workflow for creating a gorgeous glossy magazine-like journal for her American Hands project. From choosing the photographs, to preparing them, controlling the color with X-Rite solutions, and preparing the final layout for printing. Attendees will receive special webinar offers.

To register for the free webinar, go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/772229162

Getting the Shot: A Conversation with Nature Photography Icons Marc Muench, Rick Sammon and Andy Williams with presenter Joe Brady, 1-2 p.m. ET, Thursday, Nov. 14: Three nature photography icons will discuss their techniques to be sure they come home with those “once in a lifetime” shots. Marc Muench, Rick Sammon, and Andy Williams will share some of their tips and techniques with webinar attendees in a relaxed, conversational format. They will also take questions live. Attendees will also receive special webinar offers. No pre-registration is necessary for this free webinar. Simply click on the following link and follow the on-screen instructions: http://xritephoto.com/ph_learning.aspx?action=webinars&eventid=1608&eventdateid=5644

3-part video webinar series, Part 1 – Perfect Color for Inkjet Printing with Joe Brady, 1-2 p.m. ET, Nov. 19: Host Joe Brady will cover tips and techniques to make your color workflow the best it can be for printing. No pre-registration is necessary for this free webinar. Simply click on the following link and follow the on-screen instructions: http://www.xritevideo.com/webinars/111913.asp

3-part video webinar series, Part 2 – Perfect Color for Lab Printing with Joe Brady, 1-2 p.m. ET, Thursday, Nov. 21: How to put a color workflow into place in order to get consistent and accurate results from your lab. No pre-registration is necessary for this free webinar. Simply click on the following link and follow the on-screen instructions: http://www.xritevideo.com/webinars/112113.asp

3-part video webinar series: Part 3 – Perfect Color for Fine Art Printing with Joe Brady, 1-2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Nov. 26: Host Joe Brady explores the capabilities that the X-Rite i1Pro 2 system brings to those who have exacting color needs for printing Fine Art prints. Starting with a quick monitor calibration, learn how to produce exacting paper profiles for the absolute best color reproduction and see how to adjust those profiles for specific lighting conditions. No pre-registration is necessary for this free webinar. Simply click on the following link and follow the on-screen instructions: http://www.xritevideo.com/webinars/112613.asp

Free Photo and Color Management Webinars from X-Rite

Lee Varis PhotographyX-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of free October 2013 webinars that have been developed to address specific photography and color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers….

Fantastic Photo-Illustration: Retouching, Masking & Compositing with Lee Varis, 1-2 p.m. ET and 3-4 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Oct. 16: Mastery of Adobe Photoshop is an essential step in developing skills for photo-illustration and is a foundation for exploring the outer limits of fantasy, surrealism, and visual symbolism.

X-Rite Coloratti Lee Varis will examine photo-retouching and illustration techniques in this webinar and emphasize the necessity of working on a calibrated and profiled monitor. Webinar attendees will see how Lee assembles different photo-illustration projects and be guided, step-by-step, to learn more advanced techniques including:  Masking and transparency effects; smoke and fire effects; glows, halos, and light beams; and other image compositing secrets.

Along the way, attendees will also learn about specific features of Photoshop like:  Layer masks, Groups, and Blending Modes; the Refine Edge dialog; editing masks with the Dodge & Burn, plus Blur tools; displacement maps & distortion effects; and more.

To register for the free 1 p.m. ET webinar, visit:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/114977738

To register for the free 3 p.m. ET webinar, visit:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/409107170

The Complete Digital Photography Process with Jim DiVitale, 1-2 p.m. ET, Monday, Oct. 21: In this program, Jim will demonstrate problem-solving techniques using digital capture and Photoshop to streamline both the creative and production of the digital imaging workflow to improve quality and save time.

Topics will include calibration and custom profiling of the camera, monitor and printer to achieve a closed loop of controlled color management. Webinar attendees will also learn how to use Wacom products to streamline the work, and a start to finish approach to digital photography, using several photographic elements to create multi-image photographs for commercial photo-illustrations.

Jim’s portfolio and digital imaging Blog can be viewed at DiVitalePhotography.com.

To register for the free webinar, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/364556314

Three Free Photo and Color Management Webinars from X-Rite this Month

Free Photo Retouching and Color Management WebinarsX-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of free September 2013 webinars that have been developed to address specific photography and color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers…

Portrait Retouching for the Artistically Challenged with Lee Varis, 1 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 18: X-Rite Coloratti Lee Varis is an educator, photographer and Photoshop guru. He is also the best-selling book author of “Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally, Lighting, Photographing and Retouching Faces and Bodies.” In this webinar, Lee will demonstrate new techniques for portrait retouching that take advantage of the powerful image processing capabilities of Adobe Photoshop and an X-Rite calibrated and profiled monitor to enhance the average subject. Lee will also show webinar attendees how they can create portrait enhancements that rival the experts, in just a few minutes and without the need for special skills. To register for this free one-hour webinar, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/714414666 

Color Management: The easy Way Out with Brenda Hipsher, 1 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 25: This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used. Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions in order to best understand what each solution offers so every photographer can match which ColorMunki family solution is right for them. To register for this free webinar, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/872831914

Processing Ice and Snow Images with Joshua Holko, 7 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 25: X-Rite Coloratti Joshua Holko spends a lot of time out in the ice and snow of Antarctica and Iceland. His photographs have won worldwide acclaim and they provide a glimpse into another world that exists in some of the most difficult climate conditions on earth. Taking photographs in these conditions poses particular issues with light, reflection, shadow, glare, and more. In this webinar Josh will discuss his workflow using X-Rite color management solutions like the ColorChecker Passport and the i1Display Pro to ensure that everything he does in his workflow is color managed, saving time and producing a better image as the end result. Additionally, Joshua will talk about some of the pitfalls of shooting and processing images with snow and ice and what to look for when editing images for printing. He will reveal specific techniques for getting texture and tone into snow and ice photographs. To register for this free webinar, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/262300306

Free Color Management and Photo Organization Webinars from X-Rite

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of free August 2013 webinars developed to address specific photography and color management topics and designed to appeal to both Photographer Cristina Mittermeierprofessional and serious amateur photographers.

Photography That Makes a Difference, co-sponsored with Sony, presented by Cristina Mittermeier, 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Aug. 13: In this webinar, X-Rite Coloratti and Sony Artisan of Imagery Cristina Mittermeier will share some of her journeys and discuss why she uses Sony equipment to capture these amazing stories in photographs. She will also discuss the importance of X-Rite color management solutions to ensure that her vision is translated from the camera’s sensor, to the computer monitor, and beyond to exhibitions, magazines, books, and more. To register for this free webinar, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/787098362

Color Management for the Rest of Us, presented by Brenda Hipsher, X-Rite Field Marketing Manager in the U.S. and Canada, 1 p.m. ET, Monday, Aug. 19: This webinar focuses on simple color workflow issues addressing photographers who are tired of throwing away paper and wasting their time. Topics covered include techniques and products that allow photographers to concentrate on the business and art of their photography. To register for this free webinar, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/193076562

Cataloging in Lightroom: Organizing Your Images for Travel, presented by Marc Muench, 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Aug. 27: X-Rite Coloratti Marc Muench has been organizing image libraries containing millions of image files for over 20 years. He is a third generation landscape photographer with vast experience in not only creating imagery for hundreds of companies but also in organizing the images for the clients. He now teaches his organizational techniques in many of his photography workshops. In this webinar, Marc will teach some of the basics that have helped him manage his images, in addition to illustrating his technique for managing a single Master Catalog in Adobe Lightroom. His method allows for the use of a second computer or travel computer to be used with a temporary catalog during shoots, emphasizing the importance of using calibrated and profiled monitors in all environments for accurate viewing and image evaluation. Marc will demonstrate how to import images by utilizing custom “Develop Settings” containing camera profiles made with ColorChecker Passport. He’ll also cover how to merge the catalogs to maintain the single Master Catalog workflow. To register for this free webinar, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/273590114