April Webinars: Color Management and Processing Techniques

X-Rite Photo Marketing just announced its schedule of free April 2013 Webinars designed to help photographers and videographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and Photography by Joshua Holkopowerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the live trainers.

Wednesday, April 10, 6 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET, Tips and Techniques for Shooting Ice and Snow with Joshua Holko: 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 give us 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 show his workflow using X-Rite ColorChecker Passport to solve some of the special issues that arise from shooting in these extreme conditions. Josh will share some of his favorite techniques using ColorChecker Passport and Nik Software for capturing and finishing beautiful images.

Registration Links
6 p.m.: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/734604898
8 p.m.: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/712525690

Wednesday, April 17, noon ET and 3 p.m. ET, Time Saving Tips for RAW Workflow with Janice Wendt: Adjustments made to your raw images can change the quality of your final output. Artifacts and loss of data can be a result if the changes to the raw file are not made correctly. Learn how to make the best changes and how to optimize files, individually or as a batch, using calibrated monitors and camera profiles by X-Rite. You’ll also learn about image optimization with Perfectly Clear software. Janice is one of the photographic industry’s most respected retouch and image enhancement artist. Well known as the Trainer to the Trainers, she has more than 30 years in nature, commercial, wedding and portrait photography experience. She brings traditional techniques she learned through years of working with sensitized products into digital imaging, creating the ever-elusive wow image factor.

Registration Links
Noon: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/963556730
3 p.m.: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/396443074

Wednesday, April 24, 1 p.m. ET, Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video with Brenda Hipsher: As more and more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. 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.

Registration Link
1 p.m. ET: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/616498194

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

Two Free Webinars at X-Rite This Month, Starting Dec. 14

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

Free color management webinars at X-RiteTwo free Webinar topics this month are designed to help photographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.

December Webinar Schedule
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, Noon ET and 2 p.m. ET, Workflow Mania | Color Management and Nik Software with Janice Wendt: Nik Software evangelist and trainer Janice Wendt will help photographers discover the best workflow practices with X-Rite’s color management solutions and Nik Software to make images look their best. She will discuss the importance of using color management solutions and her experience with X-Rite solutions. Using smart objects and smart filters Janice creates an entire workflow that can be edited the next day or even months from when a photographer last saved their image. To register for this free webinar at Noon ET visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/554306290

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, 11 a.m. ET and 1 p.m. ET, RAW COLOR POWER with the ColorChecker Passport: Professional photographers and photo enthusiasts will learn how to bring their digital photography color to a new level. This webinar will instruct attendees on how to quickly and easily capture accurate color, instantly enhance portraits and landscapes, create their own color look with one click, maintain color control and consistency and achieve superior color results in a fraction of the time.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Creating and Using Camera Profiles
  • Custom White Balance with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
  • One-click accurate color edits
  • Matching color response of two or more cameras
  • Matching color response under different lighting conditions
  • Color editing in Adobe Lightroom
  • Color editing in Adobe Photoshop

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

The Super Bowl of Photography, PhotoPro Expo, Half off until Aug. 31

PhotoPro Expo 2012 has a superstar lineup for Super Bowl Weekend, 2012, and the price of the convention is half off until 10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Aug. 31. Regularly priced at $279, the convention is only $139 if you register at photopronetwork.com before Wednesday.

Photography expo with famous photographersSpeakers include Photoshop guru Scott Kelby, the legendary Jerry Ghionis, Skip Cohen of Skip’s Summer School, top portrait photographer Kirk Volklain, NYC fashion photographer Lindsay Adler, best-selling Speed Lighting author Syl Arena, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet, branding expert Sarah Petty, Smithsonian American History museum featured artist Joel Grimes, and retouch and image enhancement authority Janice Wendt.

The event takes place Feb. 2-5, 2012 at the Marriott River Center in Covington, Ky., just across the river from Cincinnati. The first 100 to register will be entered into a drawing for $500 in prizes. Plus, the first 100 get VIP treatment, including VIP seating and VIP fast check-in.

For more information and to register go to http://photopronetwork.com/ or call PhotoPro Network HQ at 606-928-5333.