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Just a couple of Love Notes
Hi Moose and Sharon,
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank both of you for a very well run Photoshop for Shooters class last weekend. Thank you Moose for imparting such great tips and techniques and thank you Sharon for keeping us all hydrated.
I don’t call myself a photographer; I think that should be reserved for those making a living with their cameras. But I do enjoy the creative process and challenges of making clicks both behind the lens and in front of my computer display. And I can already see a difference in my finished images as a result of your presentation.
Prior to attending Photoshop for Shooters, the only other classes I had attended were Kelby Training sessions when they have come to Hartford; one by Scott and the other given by Ben Wilmore. And while they were very well done, I learned more from you in the first hour.
Like a few others on Google Plus, I’ll throw my 2 cents in for restaurant recommendations in Lake Placid: The View at Mirror Lake Inn and The Brown Dog Cafe and Wine Bar. My wife and I enjoyed both when we were there in 2010. The photo I used as the ‘Stump Moose’ photo was taken just a few feet from The Brown Dog.
Again, thank you and have a great time shooting and teaching this week.
I wanted to take the time and express my appreciation to you and Moose for a great weekend in the Photoshop for Shooters class. It was not only entertaining but very informative. Moose did an excellent job of leading us through his workflow and camera settings as well as looking for the light. I’d highly recommend this class to anyone who is looking for a clear and concise weekend to learn more about Photoshop and shot in an amazing environment. I look forward to taking a workshop taught by Moose in the future. Thanks again for all your hard work!
My bud RC has the perfect answer for those wanting to print but don’t have the budget for the Epson 4900 or 7900. Check out this intro video and the rest RC produced on the Epson R3000, a really excellent printer! Here’s where you can find all of RC’s videos on the R3000. And you might wanna check out RC’s blog post yesterday where he rips off and tells the world how I ship my prints, before I go to!
We’ve had a whole lot of folks contact us since the posting of Moose’s Print Lab seeking printing assistance. Some are looking for actual, push the button make a print help. I regret I don’t have a big classroom full of printers that I can help folks, right now there seem to be a real need for that. I hate not being able to help folks but in these regards, I’m pretty limited. All I can offer you is the Print Lab here on the site, our Photoshop for Shooters which covers everything up to pushing the button on the printer and our PTs. A Private Tutoring session is a one at a time class in our office. Those who want help printing, we could do it this way which would be the usual PT cost plus the cost of materials. I will work on a more “mass” class but right now, that’s all I can do to help. I really want folks to share their images, printing is a great way to do it so don’t get frustrated, you can do it!
Calibration of monitors is important, but I do it for reasons, like most things I do, for reasons different then most. Here’s a reposting of a video I did on calibration and here’s a new blog posting on my take on calibration. Hope it helps a little. mtc
I’ve posted a big PDF on printing that I hope will serve some of you. You can find it at the bottom of the Moose Print Lab page. mtc
The question of the day, “Will I be teaching a class on printing?” The answer is, I already am! Photoshop for Shooters is all about creating the best possible image/file for printing. The picture taking process is directly related to the printing process. The photo finishing process is directly related to the printing process. The act of hitting P and setting the printer to work is just the proof that everything you’ve done prior to that moment was correct. Just understanding that the statement “You profile your monitor so your prints match” is a myth which we talk about in class might solve all of your printing problems. You print to match your heart, not your monitor and we talk a lot about that. We spend two days talking printing!
This wintery scene I wish was taken recently but we have no snow. Ba Humbug!!!! This scene was taken earlier this year at the Firehole River. I knew I was going to print this B&W so the challenge was getting the clean black while keeping the clean graphic nature of the photo. This is a graphic so the lines of white (blurred water) had to be in harmony with the black of the rocks, logs and shadows. Since the water has this funky yellowish-green cast to it because it is an active hot spring, B&W was another way of dealing with that color cast. After that, it was a simple processing in ACR and then Silver Efex Pro 2. Then, a little tweaking on the file to print and understanding the right paper to print on and one of my best selling B&W gallery prints was born. Wanna learn how to do that, come to Photoshop for Shooters, I’ll give you all I know!
OK, I’ve added a PDF for my Moose’s Print Lab page on Sharpening for Content. I think it’s damn important. It’s for you to decide if it is to you. mtc
I’ve received a whole bunch of email in regards to the new Moose’s Print Lab. To be totally honest, the response has been quite overwhelming, the response. I really wasn’t prepared for it. It would seem I totally underestimated the desire of folks to print. The common thread in all the response is the desire to learn the “KISS” methodology to printing. I hear ya and I’m working on some material for you put.
One thing I heard a lot about from folks is they don’t have and can’t find the profiles for the Epson 4900 for the Signature Worthy Papers, the Hot & Cold. I went looking for a download and like folks had reported, I didn’t readily find them either. So here are the profiles I have. I’m a PC guy and honestly don’t know if they work on Mac. But it’s all I got.I gotta get back to writing, mtc.