Pro Photographer and Author Chris Orwig Featured in X-Rite Webinars

X-Rite Photo Marketing just announced its schedule of February 2013 Webinars designed to address specific color management topics for both professional and serious amateur photographers and videographers…

Color management webinars
Keith Malloy by Chris Orwig Photography.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. ET, Creating Compelling Photographs with X-Rite Coloratti Chris Orwig: X-Rite and Nik Software team up for this live webinar with celebrated photographer, author and teacher Chris Orwig as he shares some of his photographic insight on how to create more compelling photographs. Chris teaches the importance of ensuring that camera, monitor, projector, and printers are calibrated and profiled to ensure accurate color across the entire workflow using the latest X-Rite i1Display Pro, ColorMunki Photo, and ColorChecker Passport. He will demonstrate how to add dimension, drama, emotion and mood to photographs using Photoshop, Nik Color Efex Pro 4, and Silver Efex Pro 2.

To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit:

To register for this webinar at 3 p.m. ET, visit:

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video: As more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become more common. This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video. 

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m. ET, visit:  

To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit:

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. ET and 1 p.m. ET, Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera! This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used. This live webinar gives users the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will also enjoy special discounts.

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m. ET, visit:

To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit:

For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.

Learn about Latex Inkjet Printing at HP Latex Academy 2.0

Educational conference on HP printersHP is hosting HP Latex Academy 2.0, Feb. 4-5 at its demo facility in Atlanta. HP will pick up your hotel stay, dinner and transportation to and from the airport. All you’re responsible for is getting there. The Academy will detail all the ins and outs of latex inkjet printing with HP’s Designjet L26500 and L28500.

HP says attendees will gain a better understanding of the L26500 and L28500 printing technology platforms, learn the latest about media from HP and third-party sources and network with HP technology experts.

HP experts will also discuss the application versatility of the printers, their productivity and ease of use, the environmental benefits of the technology and how to justify your investment based on HP’s ROI calculations to position its L2 series within the production environment.

To register and for more details on the agenda, location information, directions and more, go to and use the registration code: RSLEX. And, be sure to tell them that LexJet sent you.

Free February Webinars from X-Rite Cover Color, Editing and Enhancement

X-Rite Photo Marketing announced its schedule of February 2012 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers.

Learn how to edit images in LightroomFebruary Webinar Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Editing Portraits in Photoshop & Getting Prints Back that Match Your Display!
Spend an hour with host Joe Brady learning how to edit portrait photographs to create images clients will love. Joe will share some of his favorite techniques, tips and tricks for adding shape, direction and finish to portraits. From simple blemish removal to complex reshaping of body parts, these step-by-step tutorials will enhance your Photoshop skills and improve your editing quality and speed.

Before starting any serious editing, it’s critical that a photographer’s monitor is calibrated and profiled. Joe will start with a short profiling demonstration and then dive into Photoshop edits.

Topics that will be covered include the why and how of monitor calibration and portrait edits from minor to major including: correcting color casts, exposure issues, blemish removal, body re-shaping, skin softening and “glows”, layer masking for local control, light shaping, adding “pop” to flat images, image sharpening and preparing files for lab printing.

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Image Edits and Enhancements in Lightroom 3
While many photographers have become comfortable with the basic image edits available in Adobe Lightroom 3, some of the more powerful image editing capabilities remain a mystery. Host Joe Brady will explore both basic and advanced image editing techniques in a software program every photographer should have.

Joe will first discuss Lightroom’s Library Module and deciding how and where to organize images. He will also discuss how to make sure a monitor is calibrated to show the most accurate color so that prints will match what is seen on screen as closely as possible. Joe will also share his favorite editing tips, including

retouching, creating masks for local adjustments, using the gradient tool, cropping for composition and other fine details to best prepare a file for printing.

Topics that will be covered include why monitor color is important for Lightroom 3 (and what can be expected in LR 4?) and image edits and batch processing including: Global image edits, local color and light adjustments, retouching both skin and landscape blemishes, composition, image sharpening options, and preparing files for lab printing.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1 p.m. ET, For the Birds! Nature Photography with Maxis Gamez
Nature photographer Maxis Gamez specializes in bird photography. As a self-taught photographer he views the world from a different perspective capturing powerful images that have been featured in Audubon, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photography Magazine, and Nature Photographers Magazine.

Maxis will share his secrets for capturing amazing images of birds relying on X-Rite color management solutions and Nik Software to enhance and finish his images. Attendees will learn how the X-Rite i1Display Pro and Nik Software’s Viveza 2 can give them the creative edge they need. Using live software demonstration Maxis will share some of his techniques for creating amazing bird photographs. He will demonstrate how to pull details from digital images using Nik’s Control Points showing the before and after results.

Who should attend: amateur and enthusiast photographers, nature and wildlife photographers, bird and raptor specialists, and birders interested in photography.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Edit & Enhance Landscape Images in Photoshop
Photographers spending an hour with host Joe Brady will learn how to enhance landscape images using Adobe Photoshop. Joe will share some of his favorite techniques and processes to bring out the beauty in landscape photography and will share his workflow, decision-making process and enhancement techniques to bring life into image files that just don’t match the beauty and spirit of the scene the way it’s remembered.

Following a short discussion about workstation color and calibration, Joe will show attendees step-by-step Photoshop edits that they can put to work right away to bring life and drama back into their landscape images.

Topics that will be covered include monitor color for consistent results and image edits from minor to major, including: Using Adobe Camera Raw – even with JPEGs, exposure, contrast and light shaping, global and local color adjustments, compositing new skies, composition, removing unwanted elements from an image, image sharpening options and preparing files for lab printing.

All Webinar registration can be found on Visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section.