YouTube Tutorial Channels for Photography Related Subjects
Some Channels fall into more than one category
If you have a favorite or a good one that does not appear in this list, send the link or the name of the YouTube channel to Brian Kilpatrick or the of this site and we can add it to the list as a resource for new and experienced members.
Above is a sample of what can be found online. Search for Monitor calibration and you will find many articles and YouTube videos, be sure to look at several different ones before deciding which approach to take. There are as many opinions of the right way to do it as there are about the right way to use your camera.
Basic setup from personal experience and some misconceptions about calibration.
Without a calibration device.
Set your monitor in it’s normal environment (where you do most of your editing).
If you are calibrating it without hardware, set brightness for your normal viewing level.
Follow the instructions in QuickGamma or ColorSync. Some computer graphics cards may have their own software builtin to do the calibration.
On a laptop, plugin AC power (most laptops dim the screen when on battery)
Turn off option to auto-adjust brightness.
Set your viewing brightness to your normal level.
Follow instructions for QuickGamma or ColorSync
With a calibration device.
Same settings as above and follow the onscreen prompts from the calibration software.
Ensure no direct light is hitting the monitor if possible.
Laptops should be plugged in to AC power and turn off Auto-Adjust brightness.
From running calibration with the Spyder 5 Elite on 8 monitors/laptops I have found that the desktop monitors appear more accurate than older laptop screens. Newer laptops (2 or 3 years old should be more accurate.
Example. iMac (27-inch, Late 2013). Builtin screen after calibration. 99% of SRGB
Asus 27 inch monitor. After calibration. 99% of SRGB
Example result from Spyder 5 on Imac
MacBook Pro. 2015. After calibration. 99% of SRGB
MacBook Air 2011. After calibration. 86% of SRGB 2 tries
HP Laptop. 2009. After calibration. 87% of SRGB 2 tries
Lenovo Laptop 2010. After calibration 82% of SRGB 2 tries
Type of screen and graphics card will determine the accuracy of the results.
Calibration of a projector does not actually change the projector’s settings. The projector is set for SRGB profile in it’s control panel and the calibrator sets the laptop or other pc to send the best version of the image to the screen. This results in the image on the laptop not looking anything like the original photo. Projecting an image that you have viewed on a 21 or 27 inch monitor to a 12 foot screen image can never come that close to looking like your image from your computer. All you can do is profile the laptop to do the best it can. Using another laptop with the same projector the image will not be colour corrected for the projector.
If you use several computers with the same projector they should all be calibrated with the projector connected. Copying a profile from one machine to another is generally not going to give good results but it might be better than uncalibrated.
Calibrating for a projector has to be done in the room and under the conditions that it will be normally used.
The higher end models of the calibrators can do projector calibration, the lower ones only do monitors. Generally that is the main difference between the different calibrators.
You can do calibrations under different conditions and switch between them as needed such as an office profile, a living room profile etc. Usually laptops only will be used this way.
TV (High Definition)
If you use a modern High Def TV you can often pay to have it calibrated when you purchase it. It generally cost $75-$250 to have done and it has to be done a few weeks after you have started to use the TV. (Burn-in period). The tech person will come out a hook specialized calibration tools between his laptop and your tv to create a custom profile for viewing in your room. The equipment to do this calibration is beyond the purchase price for most of us.
To show your images on a large screen TV from your laptop just use your calibrated profile on the laptop and a standard setting (not Movie or Sport settings) on your TV.
My goal for the next two years is for us to grow our knowledge of photography, by listening to speakers who will teach us from the basics to beyond, who will provide stimulation and inspiration and who will help us better our photography and teach us to “see”. I hope to provide interesting lecturers as well as demonstrations and hands on learning. We will ask outside judges not only to score, but also to critique/review in depth the photographs that we submit for our theme nights and for competitions, so that we can learn from their expertise and knowledge and can go that step forward in knowing where advancements can be made.
We will welcome new members and strive to share our combined knowledge with them. We will identify our individual strengths and invite those new to photography to ask questions of us.
Our Executive is made up of a team of passionate photographers who are excited to put forth new ideas to help stimulate us. Our theme leader Scott has been working on new ideas for our monthly themes and we will continue with our outings adventures with a lean toward preparing us for upcoming competitions.
One of our changes this year will be to start meetings at 7:15pm rather than 7:30pm—-the doors will be open at 7pm or just before, for you to socialise with friends, but this extra 15 minutes gives us that little extra time to spend on learning about photography.
Our first meeting of the new club year is September 6th and we have a well-known photojournalist, Wendell Phillips, as our speaker that evening, who will help us prepare for the new CAPA competition “Journalism”. He is a must see, his photography is amazing.
****Before our speaker starts on September 6th, I am calling a Special General Meeting of the membership to vote on a special amendment to increase our annual membership fees by a small amount. This increase is due to the fact that our room rental at Camp Alexander has increased this year and will also help cover additional payments to judges and speakers which we expect to have over the next few years. We are still very lucky as a club, to have such an attractive and convenient place to hold our meetings and we feel fortunate that we will be at Camp Alexander for many years to come.
I am looking forward to an exciting time to come and to working with an executive who volunteer their time freely and with passion.
We encourage your involvement, ideas and comments as we try to make this a season that supports your passion and love for photography.
Lynne Kelman/ President CBPC
A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. – Irving Penn
****(Crescent Beach is hosting the Fine Art and Altered Reality from all clubs in Canada and these two competitions will be judged off site/not on a meeting night—-BUT we will still be judging our own altered reality and fine art on a club night)
Pacific Digital-Coquitlam—–date TBA
Lions Gate Celebration of Nature: November 12th
North Shore Challenge——-usually March
Fraser Valley Invitational—-???? Usually May but ????
Black and White Print Challenge: CBPC: April 14th 2018
***Please note—there may be changes to above —this is for a quick reference, so that you can be thinking ahead to what you want to take photographs of this summer:
Many thanks to Mark Efford from Lens and Shutter for his presentation on lighting for Portraits. It was great to see the lighting in action rather than on a Youtube video. Also thanks to our model Elizabeth (Lizzy) for being very patient with all the changes in light setups.
I thought I would provide some links to equipment and software that was used in the presentation. Also a reminder that, as Mark mentioned, you can do almost the same thing with a couple of Speedlights (flashes) and reflectors. You just don’t get quite the power out of them and can’t shoot as fast.
The reflectors and umbrellas are also available through them. Flash triggers like the Pocket Wizards he used are widely available and specific triggers for the Promaster lights are available from Lens and Shutter.
Software that we used to tether the Nikon D800 to the computer was Adobe Lightroom. It supports a long list of Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras. Check to see if your camera is supported.
If you have another brand of camera your manufacturer may supply software that allows you to tether to a computer as does my Olympus.
Snap of part of the setup
There are also some third party software packages that can help with tethering, some free and some at a reasonable price.
Do a Google search for Camera Tethering.
The only other things you need to tether are the USB cable that came with your camera and an Active USB cable if you are going to be more that a few feet from your laptop. There is a limit of 15 feet total for standard USB and it gets pretty iffy at that length. The Active cable uses power from the USB connection to power a small amplifier in the cable to boost the signal. The one we used at the workshop was a Certified Data Active USB Cable from London Drugs. https://www.londondrugs.com/certified-data-usb-3.0-extension-cable—5-meter—gusb3-a5m/L8340432.html
Once again our thanks to Mark from Lens and Shutter and our model Lizzy.
Here is a couple of versions of a “cheat sheet” that show the various items that make up Exposure in photography. There are several versions of this sheet on the web but I tried to get the largest sized images.
For this webpage, we have included below some recent articles on the topic of tutorials and editing software.
Forget Retro Filters, This New Software Instantly Colorizes Old Photos – It is worthwhile checking out this website to test the application which is free. You upload your black and white images and see the transition. – CHECK WEBSITE HERE
104 Photo Editing Tools You Should Know About – Hello, photographers. For the last two months, I’ve been doing market research for my project Photolemur and looking for different tools in the area of photo enhancement and photo editing. I spent a lot of time searching, and came up with a large organized list of 104 photo editing tools and apps that you should know about.
I believe all these services might be useful for some photographers, so I’ll share them here with you. And just to make it easier to find something specific, the list is numbered. Enjoy! – READ MORE
Post Processing With Intent By Rafael Rojas – It is very tempting to think that post-processing in photography is something disconnected from the rest of the photographic process, and particularly so from the capture of images in the field. The truth, however, is that post-processing should not be considered a separate step in photography, but rather as the continuation, or should we say culmination, of a whole photographic process which started the moment we had an idea in our mind that we wanted to capture in a photograph. – READ MORE
9 HDR Photography Myths – HDR (high dynamic range) is a subject that gets a lot of attention, both positive and negative, within the photography community. Because the topic can be so polarizing it seems like there are many myths or misunderstandings surrounding HDR photography. In this article we’ll take a look at nine common myths and why they are not true. – READ MORE
ON 1 PHOTO RAW
What To Expect From The Upcoming ON1 Photo Raw Editor – A feature I will like is local adjustments (exposure, clarity, sharpening, shadows, etc.) with an intelligent brush that finds automatically the edges, like in Camera Raw.” Great news! This is one we are working on right now and are pretty exited about. The new Local Adjustments tab will let you use the Brush, including the Perfect Brush, and the gradient masking bug to selectively apply local adjustments that can be edited inside of Develop and Effects with Photo RAW. – READ MORE
Lightroom Quick Tip – Make Photos Pop with Blue Primary Saturation – We’ve all been there. You get home from a shoot, offload your photos, grab a cup of coffee and start editing. You go through your normal workflow — a little exposure increase here, a little saturation bump there, +10 contrast and clarity, a little bit of sharpening and maybe even a slight vignette. Your photo looks great, but you feel like it’s lacking something and just seems a little “flat”. Wouldn’t it be great if there was one slider in Lightroom to make your photo pop? Blue Primary Saturation can do just the trick! Check out the effect that it has on the photo below, and then I’ll show you where to find it in Lightroom. – READ MORE
Use The Detial Tab In Lightroom Light A Pro – One of the last, and arguably most important stages of post production is sharpening and noise reduction. In Lightroom, Adobe has placed both of these tools in a tab called Detail in the Develop Module. It is found towards the bottom of the tools tab on the right side of the screen, perhaps to signify it should be one of the last stages of post-production.
Whilst not an overly complicated tool, it is important that care is taken when using the detail adjustments. Too much sharpening leads to ugly looking images whilst too much noise reduction can give us smeary, blurred looking shots. Today we’re going to look at the tools of the Detail tab and how to use them. – READ MORE
Step By Step How TO Make A Moody Desaturated Image In Lightroom – Often times we occupy our processing time with thoughts of what can be added to our images in order to make them more impactful; more sharpness, contrast, or color. But, this may not always the best route to take. The old expression “Less is more” can be applied to many aspects of photography, and it is especially true when it comes to dealing with colors. – READ MORE
PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS (12 – 14)
Auto Shine Tutorial with Glow 2 – Topaz Glow 2 is a great way to create unique images with illumination and energetic sparks of light. You can create vibrant, beautiful images with easy to use pre-made effects or you can create your own. By using internal adjustments, ready-made effects, and settings, it’s simple to use Glow 2 to enhance images in a variety of ways! – READ MORE
Paint Your Pets with Impression 2 – Topaz Impression 2 is a fun way to create beautiful images that are artistic, soft, & romantic or loud, bold, & extreme. It turns photographs into works of art with various combinations of brush strokes, surface effects, and more. By using internal adjustments, presets, and settings, it’s simple to use Impression 2 to enhance your images.
Today we’ll cover how it can be used to enhance photographs of pets and animals. This tutorial will showcase effects that will compliment subject matter that has soft features such as fur and feathers but will also show how masking can enhance details such as eyes, teeth, and other sharp parts of your subject. – READ MORE