I am pleased to announce that Part Three of my three-part series of articles on "How to Print HDR Photographs" has been posted on the Breathing Color website under The Art of Printmaking guest blog. This series of articles covers the entire workflow for making great HDR prints that really pop, from proper camera color and HDR settings, to color management, monitor calibration and profiling, HDR post-processing, stylizing images, ICC profiles, and the complete printing workflow.
Part 3, How to Print HDR Photographs – Printing Tips – Prints That Really Pop, covers the entire printmaking workflow from how to choose a printer, to 16-bit printing information, proper application of ICC profiles, color profile visualization, paper characteristics, soft-proofing, printer evaluation images, proper lighting conditions to view prints, and much more.
Part 2, How to Print HDR Photographs – Monitors and Post-Processing, covered monitor calibration and profiling, and the HDR merging and processing workflow using Photomatix Pro. Part 1, How to Print HDR Photographs – Camera Settings and Color Management, covered camera settings and basic image file and color management principles. Much more than a guest post, this is an HDR workshop in a blog. If you are interested, please read the articles and leave your comments, which I would most welcome.
Based in Orange County, California, Breathing Color is a designer and supplier of award-winning digital inkjet canvas, papers, and canvas coatings. They are focused on the art and photographic markets with products that lead the industry in print performance and longevity.
HDR stands for high dynamic range and is a newer digital photography technique that allows photographers to capture the entire tonal range present in a scene, from the deepest shadows to the brightest highlights, without sacrificing one for the other, as was the case in traditional film photography.
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