Tuesday 29 January 2008

Print colours V's Screen colours

Recently I bought a new Laptop, good quality with the right spec at a price to suit my budget.
Unfortunately I missed one system setting that's cost me. Delighted with my new hardware, I zoomed ahead catching up on all my image editing, sending them off to print with a sigh of relief. They arrived yesterday. I quickly opened the parcels, only to discover all my portraits had been tangoed! What, why is everyones skin orange? I checked the images against the soft copy on my laptop, but they were fine, perfect skin tone there. It seems, the screen colour settings were drastically different to that of the printers. Just change the screen colour, right. Not so easy. I've tried changing the settings and can't really see an difference. I may need to read the manual. So instead of Pic1(on screen) I got Pic2(printed)

Friday 25 January 2008

"Never work with animals or children"...

...so they say. I wasn't convinced. I like kids, and animals. The Children turned out to be loads of fun, and with a little patience were absolute angels. The animals I'll admit I was a bit unsure of. I took a trip down to Carlow for a few days to get some shots of my cousins' pets for a Calendar. But, once I got started I found them to be great. Every one having it's own personality and after some time and many bribes, managed to get 12 good ones each with it's own uniqueness. This is our October, his name is Levi... such a cutie!

Thursday 24 January 2008

Starting a blog

Still seeking out my niche in photography, recently I've moved from family and child portraits(above my first child portrait) to fashion shoots. It's a whole different ball game, but lots of fun. Creativity is limitless. Below is a shot from the first of these shoots. Yvonne was a great model...how lucky am I to have such a great friend.