Understanding Color Management

  • Instructors:
    Eddie Tapp

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    In this very detailed class, PPA instructors Eddie Tapp and Angela Kurkian discuss the concept of color management, how you can understand it and better yet, how you can master it!

    From film to digital, color management has changed. But, even with all the technology available, you’ll first discuss how to get it right in camera. Then listen as Eddie examines the 5 areas of calibration—cameras, scanners, monitors, projectors, and printers—and what you need to do in each area to achieve the best images.

    You’ll want to keep taking notes as Eddie then covers:

    • Fundamentals of color management.
    • Preference setups, color space homes and concepts like converting and assigning color spaces.
    • Calibration, printing and equipment.
    • RGB choices out there and what to use when.
    • White balance, latitude and the differences from film to today’s technology.

    The class is detailed, info-packed and an invaluable way to enhance your technique and knowledge!

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  • Duration: 0:35:06 Expand video to full screen for best view.

      • Eddie Tapp

        M.Photog.MEI.Cr., CPP, API

        Award-winning photographer, lecturer, consultant, and author on digital imaging issues. An Explorer of Light with Canon USA, on the Photoshop “Dream Team” and inducted into the “Photoshop Hall of Fame”.  A gifted photographer and artist, Eddie has been a tireless educator for photographers for decades. He has become very prominent since the adoption of digital imaging by the advertising, portrait and publishing industries. His digital imaging seminars and workshops have been hosted around the world, and he's a regular consultant to businesses large and small. His reputation as an authority on digital imaging workflows, color management and Photoshop is evidenced by his association with the world's most prominent photographic manufactures and distributors, as well as the major photographic studios, corporations and government agencies who endorse his education work. 

        His articles have appeared in The Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, Photoshop User, Shutter Bug, Photo Electronic Imaging, Southern Exposure, Alert Diver and others. His books, Photoshop Workflow Setups and Practical Color Management, are both listed in the TOP 10 books for photographers in Color Management and Photography Workflow books. 

        Eddie hails from Atlanta, Georgia and has been accused of using his southern charm to put his students at ease. His teaching philosophy is simple: solve people’s problems by giving them straightforward answers in clear language.  

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